Climate change, conflict and global economic volatility are all contributing to an increased frequency of humanitarian emergencies worldwide. Emergencies put affected populations at a much higher risk of becoming malnourished, and this, in turn, leads to an increase in disease and death. Yet, malnutrition is not an inevitable consequence of emergencies; effective strategies exist for preventing and treating malnutrition in these settings. Implementing such strategies requires people on the ground who can anticipate and respond to nutritional needs of communities, even when working in demanding and constantly changing environments. It also requires coordinated action by those working in a range of sectors, including health, food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene and logistics.
One of the biggest challenges facing Governments, UN agencies and NGOs in their attempts to prevent and treat malnutrition in emergencies is that there are simply not enough people who are trained in nutrition. In response, the Institute for Global Health (part of University College London), the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand, and the University of Makerere in Uganda set up the Nutrition in Emergencies (NIE) regional training project. The objective of this initiative is to boost capacity in NIE, particularly in the regions that are most susceptible to humanitarian emergencies.
Our intensive course in Nutrition in Emergencies have been designed to help equip participants with the expertise needed to lead or support nutrition responses. They are intended to build the skills of anyone who has an involvement with emergency nutrition, including health and food security staff, and general programme managers. In addition to providing the most up-to-date technical theory of NIE, we employ a range of training techniques to help participants to think more practically about what they would need to do to prevent and treat malnutrition during an emergency.
The course materials are based on the NIE Harmonized Training Package (HTP) which has been developed by international experts on behalf of the Global Nutrition Cluster. The HTP is the most up-to-date training resource for emergency nutrition. Courses are run in Lebanon, Uganda and Thailand and are tailored to meet the specific needs of each region.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
We welcome applications from professionals working in the humanitarian and development sector who would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of emergency nutrition. The courses are suitable for nutritionists, health and food security staff but might also be of interest to general emergency program managers, logisticians and even journalists. We will also accept applications from individuals who have no relevant work experience but who have a relevant graduate-level qualification.
|NEC013||18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023||5 days||Kigali, Rwanda||USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023||5 days||Mombasa, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023||5 days||Mombasa, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||11 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023||5 days||Mombasa, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||23 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023||5 days||Nakuru, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||27 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023||5 days||Nakuru, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023||5 days||Nakuru, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||16 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023||5 days||Kisumu, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||20 Nov 2023 - 24 Nov 2023||5 days||Kisumu, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
|NEC013||18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023||5 days||Kisumu, Kenya||KES 75,000 | USD 1,100||Register|
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By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
This course covers the following topics which will be delivered through face-to-face training:
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.
The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250789621067,+254 792516010, +254 792516000
Tel: 020 211 3814
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date.
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