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Photo Credit: Nyamagori Kitwara/Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is taking an aggressive, innovative approach to improving nutrition across the country. The country’s first National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) operated from 2016 to 2021, facilitating improvements in multiple nutrition indicators and yielding valuable implementation lessons that informed the development of the second plan. NMANP II was launched in November 2021 and will be implemented from 2021 to 2026.

This second iteration of NMNAP—

  • comprehensively outlines multi-sectoral nutrition interventions across five systems—health, food, education, WASH, and social protection
  • aims to address the root causes of the triple burden of malnutrition (undernutrition, overnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies) across the life cycle  
  • calls for more domestic funding to finance both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions, seeks to strengthen coordination mechanisms
  • prioritizes continuous research and learning
  • pushes for accountability to all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the plan.

During this webinar, presenters from Tanzania’s Prime Minister’s Office, the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre and the country’s Presidential Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) reflected on lessons learned from the mobilization of NMNAP I, shifts between NMNAP I and NMNAP II, including the adoption of a systems approach and a lifecycle approach, and the collaborative process through which both NMNAP II and the Resource Mobilization Strategy came together. Re-watch the event to learn more about the development of NMNAP II and it’s accompanying Resource Mobilization Strategy.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Resources


Sarah McClung (moderator) is a technical advisor on USAID Advancing Nutrition.

Paul Sangawe is the director of coordination of government business in the Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office.

Dr. Germana Leyna is the managing director of the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center.

Mwita Waibe is the head of nutrition from the President's Office of Regional Administration and Local Government.