8th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week #ANH2023
Hybrid (online and in-person, Lilongwe, Malawi)
19 - 30 June 2023
The 8th annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week will take place from 19 to 30 June 2023, online and in Lilongwe, Malawi. The programme will feature online Learning Labs followed by a full hybrid conference in Lilongwe. We invite the global community of researchers and research users to participate in this event. Speakers and participants will have the choice of joining in a number of ways.
The format is as follows:
- 19 - 22 June 2023: Learning Labs (online only)
- 26 June 2023: Learning Labs (In-person only in Lilongwe)
- 27 - 30 June 2023: Research Conference (in-person in Lilongwe and online)
Background and co-hosts
Between 2016 & 2019 the ANH Academy Week was held in person, rotating between African and Asian countries in order to lower barriers to participation. In 2020 and 2021 the event took place entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while in 2022 the Academy Week trialled hybrid sessions for the first time with co-hosts in South Africa. In 2023 this transition continues into a fully hybrid format from Lilongwe, Malawi.
We are delighted that ANH2023 will be co-hosted in collaboration with:
- Malawi Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Surveillance Technical Working Group, a coalition of academic and research institutions, Government ministries, civil society networks and international research institutes
- Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)
- Africa Food Environment Research Network
- Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab
- International Food Policy Research Institute, Malawi
Participants are invited to join ANH2023 in their preferred format:
The 8th Annual ANH Academy Week programme will feature Learning Labs (training workshops) offered by ANH Academy partners, a Research Conference with invited papers, poster and panel sessions, and many opportunities for networking with other researchers and research users.
Exact presentation formats will be determined approximately 10 weeks before the event. This may include innovation in the style, nature and length of oral and poster presentations to harness the benefits of the hybrid format.
For more information on ANH Academy Weeks, you are invited to visit our Academy Week web pages and to view the reports on our 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 meetings in Africa, Asia and online.
Rationale for a hybrid ANH2023
Many factors were considered before announcing this hybrid event. Read more about our rationale here.
Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts for presentations at the Research Conference is open. Find more information here. The deadline for submissions is 9th December.
ANH Academy has a limited number of travel bursaries which will be awarded to selected presenters who would like to join the meeting in Malawi but who do not have sufficient funds to do so. If you would like to be considered for a bursary please ensure that you tick the associated box on the Call for Abstracts form and then complete the bursary application form.
A watch party provides a communal space where online ANH2023 sessions can be streamed live for ANH community members to participate together-in person at academic institutions around the world. In this increasingly virtual world, watch parties present an opportunity for participants to be together physically in a fun atmosphere with opportunities to interact. Interested in knowing more, or would you like to host your own watch party during ANH2023? Learn more about watch parties here.
We are currently welcoming proposals for Learning Labs at ANH2023. The deadline for submissions is 8 January, 2023. Please visit the Learning Labs page for more information.
The portal for official ANH2023 side events is now open. There is no fixed deadline for proposals, however, we will only be able to programme a finite number, therefore we encourage prospective groups to submit ideas sooner rather than later. For more information visit the Side Events page.
Visit the Supporting ANH2023 page to explore potential ways in which your group or institution might be able to contribute to the sustainability of the event, including through speaker travel bursaries, exhibition spaces or sponsored receptions.
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