SecureNutrition works to bridge the operational knowledge gaps between nutrition and all of its underlying drivers. Our platform offers: a curated resource library; original events, blogs, and newsletters on multisectoral nutrition linkages; forum space on LinkedIn for community notices and discussion; social media and email dissemination; and, a hub for reaching potential partners and related networks.
The SecureNutrition Knowledge Platform (SNKP) was initiated in 2011 by a cross-sectoral team of representatives from three World Bank Group (WBG) sectors: Health, Nutrition, and Population; Agriculture; and Poverty. Past WBG President Robert Zoellick’s “open knowledge” agenda (i.e. open data, open knowledge, open solutions) and new analyses that emerged from the devastating food/fuel/finance crises rejuvenated the Bank’s focus on nutrition and the links with food security. This was the genesis of SecureNutrition.
As of 2014, SecureNutrition is in second Phase. This includes an expanded focus on nutrition-sensitive social protection supported through funding from the Russian Federation along with continued emphasis on agriculture/nutrition linkages. However, the project is leveraging resources to support additional sectors and cross-cutting themes that impact nutrition status, in particular WASH, health, and early child development.