Advocacy coalitions and the transfer of nutrition policy to Zambia
In this Global Health Unpacked seminar, Jody Harris will explore how and why certain international nutrition approaches have found their way into national nutrition policy and practice in Zambia.
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National manifestation of an international idea: Advocacy coalitions and the transfer of nutrition policy to Zambia
This empirical qualitative study explored how and why certain international nutrition approaches have found their way into national nutrition policy and practice in Zambia. Stunted growth in children and the need for multi-sectoral action are dominant ideas in the international nutrition community and are increasingly evident in Zambian nutrition policy.
Dominant international narratives do not encounter a vacuum at national level however, and the nutrition policy sub-system has become split between a largely international advocacy coalition promoting multisectoral action on child stunting, and a largely national coalition focused on food security to address hunger.
This has implications for either coalition progressing a coherent policy agenda for nutrition issues, and raises questions about international intervention into national policy spaces.
About Jody Harris
Dr Jody Harris a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK, with a research interest in the politics and ethics of food systems and nutrition policy. She conducts research into power in societies, including work on equity and marginalization; power in politics, including political science work on policy processes; and power in food systems, including work on trade policy and the private sector; as well as the ethics of intervention into these spaces, and ethical drivers of different actors within these systems.
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About this seminar
“Global Health Unpacked” is a seminar series that aims to bring together the global health community on a regular basis to critically discuss key debates in Global Health in informal and interactive seminars. Guest speakers (both from the University of Oslo and from other universities) will bring an original perspective to the topic and engage in a conversation with the audience.
With this forum, we also hope to facilitate exchanges and collaborations between global health researchers and students present in Oslo and foster interdisciplinary research. “Global Health Unpacked” is jointly organized by the research group Global Health Politics, Centre for Development and the Environment, UiO Centre for Global Health.