The project objective is to improve coverage and utilization of early childhood development services with focus on nutrition and early learning from conception to 59 months in selected districts of Malawi.
Components and activities under the project are built on the national nutrition and ECD policies and designed to implement the National Nutrition Strategic Plan 2018-21, National ECD Implementation Plan 2018-21, National Strategic Plan for Adolescent Nutrition 2018-22 (draft), and Health Sector Strategic Plan II (HSSP II) 2017-21. Delivered through existing community-owned service delivery platforms, the project will support GoM to implement high impact and cost-effective nutrition, early stimulation and learning interventions through a multisectoral approach as well as strong leadership from the local government institutions. Over the last decade, the GoM has been implementing a similar set of interventions with support from a number of development partners. However, the implementation has been primarily through NGOs with minimum engagement from local government entities particularly District Executive Committees. This project is transformational in that it aims to improve ownership, sustainability and accountability by placing existing local government structures including District Executive Committees and Area Executive Committees at the forefront of the project implementation. As such, project financed activities are structured under three components as follows:
Sr Nutrition Spec.
Blessings Nyanjagha Botha
Innocent Kibira Najjumba Mulindwa
Senior Education Specialist
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Secretary to the Treasury
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
Esmie T Kainja
Ministry of Health
Dr. Dan Namarika
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
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