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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes Fellowship Program 2019, Institute of Development Studies, UK


Deadline:

June 03, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes Fellowship Program 2019, Institute of Development Studies, UK

Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

Learn and network with leaders in nutrition policy and practice to develop more effective approaches to eliminating malnutrition in all its forms.

You’ll be guided through cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally. Using an interactive diagnostic approach, you’ll learn to apply such knowledge to specific national or sub-national situations to identify strategic areas for nutrition action. The course is designed to provide a base from which you can develop your own future leadership for transformational change in nutrition.

During the five-day course, you’ll interact with and learn from highly qualified, experienced professionals from leading organisations in the field, including Inka Barnett and Jody Harris (IDS),  Purnima Menon (IFPRI, India), Stuart Gillespie (IFPRI) and Lawrence Haddad (Director of GAIN, former co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report and one of the founders of the course).

Course aim

To equip development policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.

Who should attend?

Mid- and senior-level professionals working in government, think tanks, bilateral or multilateral agencies, NGOs, media organisations, or community organisations, and others who want to accelerate and intensify their own efforts to address malnutrition and influence others in this area.

The course is not intended as a course in programme design or implementation, but will equip leaders to understand the data and evidence necessary for relevant situational diagnostics and strategic choice-making to craft appropriate policy and programmatic responses to malnutrition.

How you’ll learn?

Now in its eighth year, this professional short course has been shaped in response to the positive feedback from previous participants. The course is divided into modules where you will explore the nature, causes and consequences of malnutrition and ways of addressing malnutrition in all its forms. Individual and group exercises and discussions focus on helping you build a solid understanding of the nutrition situation at a global and country level, learning from examples of country-level successes in nutrition, interpreting data and evidence, and developing strategy.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course you will be better able to contribute to accelerating the reduction of undernutrition in your sphere of influence by deepening your understanding of the following concepts and issues:

The differences between undernutrition, overweight and non-communicable diseases, food insecurity, hunger and hidden hunger.

The distribution and causes of different forms of malnutrition

What works where in addressing malnutrition and its determinants through different sectors.

How to contribute to creating an enabling environment for nutrition, from policy to implementation.

Emerging new topics in nutrition including climate change, adolescent nutrition, food systems and digital technology.

Course Fees

Course fees are £2,995.

Fees includes tuition and all materials, lunch, refreshments, and two evening meals. It includes five night’s accommodation and local travel on the days of the training. It does not cover insurance.

Once you have received confirmation that your application has been approved, the fee must be paid in full before the course commences.

Entry requirements

It is essential that participants have some experience of working in the field of nutrition and have a personal or organisational goal to accelerate and intensify their own efforts to address malnutrition and influence others in this area.

The course is taught in English. To derive the maximum benefit from the course, participants should be proficient in English and able to take an active part in discussions. Ideally, your English needs to be of an intermediate standard or higher; participants must have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above, or a Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR)score of B2 or above.

Scholarships and Bursaries

IDS Scholarship

One scholarship covering course fees only (£2,995) has been endowed by IDS.

Selection will be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate their previous outstanding action of nutrition in their home country and their potential to effect positive change.

Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Be a national of and currently living in one of the following lower- or middle-income countries with a high burden of malnutrition: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia.

Selection will be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate their previous outstanding action of nutrition in their home country and their potential to effect positive change.

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January 22, 2019




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