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Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

17- 21 July 2017 / Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK

This five-day 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 will be divided into modules which will take participants through understanding the nature, causes and consequences of malnutrition and exploring ways of addressing malnutrition in all its forms. Individual and group exercises and discussions run throughout the five days and focus on helping participants build a solid understanding of the nutrition situation at a global and country level, learning from exemplars of country-level successes in nutrition, interpreting data and evidence, developing strategy and more.

The Programme, designed for both policy makers and practitioners, will be co-led by Purnima Menon (IFPRI) and Nick Nisbett (IDS). The course convenors will be joined by expert tutors from IDS, IFPRI and other leading organizations in the field, including Lawrence Haddad, Director of GAIN, former co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report and one of the founders of the course, who continues to be a substantial contributor.

Deadline for applications is Friday 7 April 2017.

For more information visit the IDS page.

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