Getting governments and others to step up to the challenges of undernutrition requires concerted efforts to build commitment, increase responsiveness and to hold these actors to account for their progress or its lack. For the past six years Transform Nutrition has been at the forefront of research and conceptual development on accountability and nutrition. This brief New approaches to accountability in nutrition describes the research, tools and approaches developed by the consortium to build, monitor and increase commitment, responsiveness and accountability in nutrition
How can we build commitment to, and accountability for, scaling up nutrition-relevant actions?
Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK
This 5 day course is designed for both policy makers and practitioners. The course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally. Using an interactive diagnostic approach, participants will 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 participants can develop their own future leadership for transformational change in nutrition.
by Edwyn Shiell – Policy and Strategy Advisor, Advocacy and Communication Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat
On Monday 12 July, I had the privilege of moderating a panel of esteemed nutrition champions at the Brighton launch of a landmark new book: Nourishing Millions – Stories of Change. It’s a major effort to bridge the gap between the technical aspects of what’s working (or not) to improve nutrition, and communicating it in simple stories that resonate. [Read more...]
A multi-media platform which showcases the stories of our 10 Transform Nutrition Champions is now available. Read their inspiring stories.
June 2016 Transform Nutrition Leaders Network e-newsletter.
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- Share your impact stories
A new Transform Nutrition paper Reducing stunting in India: what investments are needed? by Rasmi Avula, Neha Raykar, Purnima Menon and Ramanan Laxminarayan is now available. [Read more...]
In March all 10 Transform Nutrition 2016 Champions were offered media and advocacy training by Save the Children. We were delighted that five were able to make it to London to take part. They joined around 10 key Save the Children international personnel and took part in an intensive 3-day training programme, during which they heard from expert media trainers and were given a chance to share their own examples of good practice. [Read more...]
By Veronica Tuffrey
A review of nutrition surveillance in low-income countries has just been released by the Transform Nutrition research consortium. It describes the use and value of nutrition surveillance for a number of purposes including early warning of malnutrition, to develop and evaluate policies and programmes, and to assess progress towards international development goals for better nutrition.
Nutrition surveillance – the regular and systematic collection of data on nutritional indicators – is a subject most nutritionists perceive to be important but would rather leave others to deal with it. Why? [Read more...]