The GNC Technical Alliance was established to:
The GNC Technical Alliance supports three pillars of work:
Provide technical advice - provide feedback to questions from individuals/agencies working in countries experiencing emergencies within a short timeframe primarily where relevant normative guidance exists and is available.
Facilitate consensus driven guidance - identify urgent needs for interim operational guidance and facilitate the process of developing such guidance, based on consensus amongst experts, enabling a timely response to nutrition-related emergencies.
Provide specialized technical expertise - support provision of specific technical expertise required by a country to deliver results for nutrition. Technical expertise support may be in the form of deployment of human resources, remote support of technical staff or capacity building.
The Alliance consists of two streams of work: 1) Provision of technical support and 2) Thought leadership. The Alliance Leadership Team oversees the implementation, strategic direction and resources of the Alliance and its parts. Currently this includes UNICEF as lead, Save the Children as NGO co-lead, GNC Coordination Team, Action Against Hunger Canada (as co-lead Technical Support Team) and Emergency Nutrition Network (as Thought Leadership lead). The leadership team works with global nutrition partners and existing or new Global Thematic Working Groups to respond to countries’ technical needs.
Many partners are involved in different aspects of the GNC Technical Alliance such as; Action Against Hunger Canada; Action Against Hunger Spain; Action Against Hunger UK; Action Against Hunger USA; Action Contre la Faim France; ADRA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CHEERing; Concern Worldwide; Eleanor Cook Foundation; ENN; Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations; Global Nutrition Cluster; GOAL; HelpAge; IBFAN; iMMAP; International Medical Corps; International Orthodox Christian Charities; International Rescue Committee; Medicine San Frontiers; RedR UK; Save the Children UK; Save the Children US; SafelyFed Canada; Samaritans Purse United Nations Children’s Fund; United Nations World Food Programme; USAID; USAID/OFDA; Valid International; World Health Organization and World Vision and many independent individuals.
The work of the Alliance has been made possible by the generous support of USAID, Irish Aid, SIDA, Global Affairs Canada, UNICEF and the Eleanor Crook Foundation.
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