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The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) is composed of the Agency Board (as defined in the Food Act 2005) and the Office of the Executive Director and Units as listed below:


The Executive Director: Responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of the Agency.

The Deputy Executive Director: Assists the Executive Director in the day to dayadministration and management of the Agency and reports to the Executive Director.

Finance and Admin Unit: responsible for the accounts and administrative matters, reporting directly to the Executive Director

Policy Analysis Planning and Research Unit (PAPRU):
yet to be established will be responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Documentation; reporting to the Deputy Executive Director.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Unit: responsible for advocacy; reporting to the Deputy Executive Director.

Nutrition Programme Implementation Unit (NPIU): responsible for implementation of nutrition programmes; reporting to the Deputy Executive Director.

General Support Services: responsible for providing general support such as messenger, transport and cleansing services.

The Agency is headed by an Executive Director and answerable to the Office of the Vice President as its oversight Ministry. NaNA‘s core responsibilities includes:

  • Coordination of policy implementation
  • Implementation of nutrition activities
  • Secretariat of the National Nutrition Council
  • Nutrition Policy Analysis, Research and Indicative Planning
  • Monitoring of Nutrition interventions and programmes
  • Mobilisation, Management and Coordination of Resources

NaNA’s delegated responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of the National Food Control System
  • Secretariat of the Food Control Advisory Board
  • Secretariat of the National Codex, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee

NaNA will continue to carry out these delegated responsibilities until a new institutional framework of the National Food Control System is established. Therefore the Food Control Advisory Board, Compliance Committee, and role of departments and state agencies will remain as listed within the Food Act 2005.