Partnerships and opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions in Nutrition (POSHAN) in India

PHRS in partnership with Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Sussex and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has initiated a knowledge networking project in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts of Odisha. The project is for generation of knowledge on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions; and their mobilization and dissemination among various stakeholders at different levels. The aim of this networking is to initiate/achieve effective multi-sectoral convergence in delivering nutritional services.

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To conduct knowledge mobilization activities around the issues of malnutrition
  • To create a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and government functionaries working on nutrition related issues, beginning with two identified districts and possibly at the state level
  • To share the experiences and findings from the knowledge network with other stakeholders in the nutrition community
  • To develop knowledge products on POSHAN themes.

The activities conducted under POSHAN included (i) Development of 30 District Nutrition profile and widely disseminating them (ii) State level consultation on 21st May, 2016. This project formally came to a close on 31st May 2016.