Background of the SUN CSA
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) is a global movement that aims to unite governments, civil society, businesses and individuals worldwide to end malnutrition. In May 2013, the Government of the
Union of Myanmar signed onto the SUN Movement, demonstrating its commitment to improving the nutrition, health and wellbeing of its citizens. The SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA) in Myanmar was launched in February 2015.
As one of the networks of the SUN Movement in Myanmar, the SUN CSA aims to be a catalyst for sustained public, political and financial commitment and action to address malnutrition in Myanmar through the continued development of a strong, coordinated civil society constituency that supports further development and wider implementation of the nutrition agenda.
In alignment with strategic objectives of the SUN Movement 2016-2020 and building on past
achievements including the formation of a functioning CSA with growing membership, the key
activities of the Alliance moving forward will include Expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment, specifically, Prioritizing effective actions that contribute to good nutrition, specifically, Implementing actions aligned with national common results framework (CRF), specifically, Effectively using and significantly increasing financial resources for nutrition, specifically.
The SUN CSA Myanmar will continue to collaborate closely with the other SUN Networks in country, namely Government partners, the UN and Donor Networks as well as the private sector. The CSA will support the development and strengthening of other networks as well as play an active role on the MSP, in line with the requirements of the SUN country focal point.
Since its launch in February 2015, the SUN CSA Myanmar has grown to an alliance of 70 civil society organizations (55 local) working in eleven states and regions around Myanmar. The SUN CSA held its first general assembly workshop in August 2015 and second in November 2016, the SUN CSA held its third annual general assembly workshop for all members on 30
th and 31 st October 2017.