Action Against Hunger Canada expands role in the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Technical Alliance

Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger Canada is pleased to announce our new role within the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Technical Alliance. In addition to acting as technical lead in nutrition surveys and assessments for the Alliance’s Technical Support Team, we are now joining UNICEF and the GNC Coordination Team as co-hosts of the Technical Support Team Coordination Unit.

The Technical Support Team helps practitioners respond more effectively and efficiently to nutrition emergencies by providing expert guidance, training and learning resources tailored to specific nutrition contexts and country needs, remotely or through the deployment of an Advisor, and access to a roster of expert nutrition consultants. It ensures the smooth coordination of technical support requests, allocation of appropriate resources, and delivery of high-quality services.

The Technical Support Team provides expertise on a wide range of nutrition programming areas including Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies , Nutrition Assessments, Social Behaviour Change for nutrition outcomes, Cluster Information Management, Cluster Coordination, Intersectoral Collaboration, Capacity Development and has access to other nutrition in emergencies expertise.

As co-host of the Technical Support Team Coordination Unit, Action Against Hunger Canada will provide institutional leadership to improve the quality, efficiency and coordination of technical support to nutrition emergency responders. This includes developing innovative new approaches to provide remote support, ensuring that all nutrition responses are gender-sensitive, expanding the number, language profile and technical areas of the GNC Technical Alliance Consultant Roster, and working with local organizations and experts to provide an efficient and adapted response to nutrition emergencies.

The Technical Support Team is made possible with the generous support of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Irish Aid and UNICEF. To learn more about the team, visit the GNC Technical Alliance website.