Food Security & Nutrition Information System (FSNIS) in Cambodia


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Presentation by Vong Sokha (Council for Agricultural and Rural development) at the 3rd I-K-Mediary workshop at IDS in November 2009.

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  • 16/11/09 Transition: So by 2003 many conditions were favorable for the implementation of a web-based solution. All that was needed was someone to implement it.
  • Food Security & Nutrition Information System (FSNIS) in Cambodia

    1. 1. Food Security and Nutrition Information System (FSNIS) in Cambodia 04-06.November.2009 Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton by Mr. Vong Sokha, Deputy Department Director of Health, Food Security and Nutrition of Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD)
    2. 2. Contents of Presentation <ul><li>Council for Agricultural and Rural Development </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination Roles of CARD on FSN </li></ul><ul><li>FSNIS Objectives and Expected Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Main Features of FSNIS </li></ul><ul><li>Comparative strength of FSNIS </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for future cooperation </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) <ul><li>CARD was established 12/1998 by Royal Decree </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate : ensure integrated, coordinated and intensive efforts to boost the agricultural and rural sector, in order to improve the standard of living of the rural poor </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman : H.E. Dr. Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Organized 2 National Food Security Seminars (1999 and 2003) and 06-07 July 2009 National Forum on Food Security and Nutrition under the theme “ Social Safety Net in Cambodia ” </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and chairs Monthly Food Security Forum and TWG on FSN , co-chaired by WFP </li></ul>
    4. 4. Coordination Role of CARD on FSN <ul><li>FSN Policy Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CARD developed the Strategic Framework on Food Security and Nutrition (2008-2012) in consultation with the TWG-FSN in May 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy for Agriculture and Water 2006-2010 (SAW). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security is addressed in the vision and overall goal of this strategy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The SAW includes “food security” as a development goal as well as a program area to improve food security. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Institution/Mechanism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CARD established FS Forum in 2003 and TWG-FSN in late 2004 with co-chaired by WFP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security and Nutrition Information System in 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coordination and Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAO, WFP, UNICEF, WHO, GTZ, CEDAC, Concern Worldwide, and Caritas Cambodia. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. FSNIS - Objectives and expected outcomes <ul><li>To establish a single government owned web-based information platform for food security and nutrition in Cambodia in order to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To support the regular National FS-Forum and the TWG on FSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built capacities and advocate for the crosscutting issue of FSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disseminate existing information to assess and monitore the FSN situation in Cambodia (indicators/data) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating exchange of information among FSN stakeholders about each other’s projects, activities and locations, in order to improve coordination, ensure adequate coverage and prevent duplication of effort; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping stakeholders up to date on relevant meetings, workshops, research, etc; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a repository for relevant FSN documents and disseminate lessons learnt and innovative approaches and best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link FSN-stakeholders and provide a platform for discussions </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Main Features of FSNIS <ul><li>The major features of the FSNIS in Cambodia are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The homepage with lastest News and Events regarding to FSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Section on Forums and Committees in Cambodia relevant to FSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization Directory provides information of line ministries and NGOs, working on FSN in Cambodia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Link section is to access other relevant websites regarding to FSN in Cambodia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Document Library section stores documents collected from various stakeholders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A section, Web Hosting , provides a hosting service to stakeholders' static websites. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. The comparative strengths of the FSNIS <ul><ul><li>To be the only existing and comprehensive information platform for FSN in Cambodia used for the dissemination of all kind of relevant information for this cross-cutting issue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be government owned, and an instrument of the TWG-FSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to be largely “ used “ by stakeholders (more than 73.900 hits and 16.214 visits per month in 9/2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be fully operational , with permanent, trained government staff CARD and a medium term funding committment from donor side (FAO/FMPP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use and usefulness also confirmed by stakeholder information survey carried out in 2005 and 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual production and distribution of 1000 CDs with website content to national and provincial levels. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Opportunities for future cooperations: <ul><ul><li>FSNIS provides assistance to government structures and NGO to host thematic FSN related web-sites in the FSNIS (as currently the case with the SRI web-site and FIVIMS from MAFF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CARD will established its own institutional website playing as Cambodia Agriculture and Rural Development Information Gateway (CARDIG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TWG-FSN website will be establish by the end of this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulation of FSN Information Taskforce under the support of FAO/FMPP </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Other TWGs (esp. TWG-AWR) Technical Work Group on Food Security and Nutrition (TWG-FSN) Task Force of FSNIM Nutrition Team (Data Analysis) CORE GROUP Data provider and data user Groups <ul><li>Nutrition Team Analysis under the framework of MDG-Fund sponsored by Spanish Government : </li></ul><ul><li>FSNIS/CARD </li></ul><ul><li>National Nutrition Program/MoH </li></ul><ul><li>FIVIMS/MAFF </li></ul><ul><li>VAM/WFP </li></ul><ul><li>NIS/MoP </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>1. FSNIS/CARD (Chair) 2. Cam-Info/NIS (Co-chair) 3. FIVIMS Secretariat/MAFF 4. VAM/WFP 5. National Nutrition Program/MoH 1. HIS (MoH) 2. MoEYS 3. MRD 4. MOWRAM 5. MoWA 6. UNICEF 7. UNDP 8. NCDM 9. Danish Church 10. CIDA 11. Fishery Administration 12. Forestry Administration 13. Agricultural Information Documentation 14. Center 15. D&D Data Base System (Former Seila data 16. base System) 17. NSDP Secretariat /MoP 18. Red Cross Federation 19. Other Interested stake holders
    10. 11. Thanks for your attention! The End