The ANH Academy Technical Working Group on Curriculum Enrichment was established in 2020 to better understand the skills, materials and support needs of university educators teaching critical ANH linkages around the world. By working with faculty members in different regions, it is hoped that this initiative will contribute to strengthening institutional capacities to develop and equip future researchers, practitioners and policymakers to deliver multisectoral nutrition actions.
The Group brings together experts in ANH research, university teaching, pedagogy and capacity strengthening to co-design and implement a new training of trainers (ToT) programme. Specific objectives are to:
- Develop a comprehensive needs assessment for university educators;
- Deploy the Needs Assessment to better understand the needs of university educators;
- Map and synthesise existing online learning content relevant to ANH teaching;
- Develop a suite of open-access blended teaching materials, hosted on a dedicated teaching area of the ANH Academy SCANR portal;
- Guide the design of a training of trainers programme, offering critical inputs and feedback on the framework developed by the ANH Academy.
The Working Group conducted a detailed mapping exercise of existing agriculture, nutrition and health postgraduate teaching resources available online. A directory of these resources is now available to explore on our website, compiled by Emily Fivian, IMMANA Research Assistant, in consultation with the Working Group. The majority of these resources are open access, with no fees associated. If you know of any materials that you feel the ANH community could use or adapt for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, please submit them via this form or contact l[email protected], and we will add them to the directory.
From November 2022 - January 2023 we are hosting a weekly series of webinars to pilot a suite of teaching materials that have been developed in response to the latest needs assessment. The seminars will provide an opportunity for potential end users; educators and students, to learn about the topics and to provide valuable feedback which can help us to ensure that the materials are fit for purpose before they are launched online for the ANH community's adaptation and use in different contexts.
The topics being showcased are:
- Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Linkages, an Introduction
- Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability
- One Health
- Gender, Equity and Empowerment
- Migration and Fragile Contexts
For more information and to register for a session please visit the webinar page.
- Francis Zotor, Director, International Programmes and Head of Department, Family and Community Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
- Louise Whatford, Post-doctoral Researcher, Royal Veterinary College and Education Coordinator, IFSTAL
- Mike Hill, Assistant Professor in Learning and Teaching, Centre of Excellence for Learning and Teaching (CELT), LSHTM
- Pamela Marinda, Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Zambia
- Rosemary Isoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Natural Resource Economics, School of Agricultural Sciences, Marakere University
- Shweta Khandelwal, Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
- Sudha Narayanan, Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
- Tim Chancellor, Director of Capacity Strengthening and Partnerships, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
ANH research and communications members:
- Emily Fivian, Research Assistant, IMMANA Programme, LSHTM
- Suneetha Kadiyala, Principal Investigator, IMMANA Programme and Associate Professor, LSHTM
- Lauren McIntyre, Research Uptake Manager, ANH Academy, IMMANA Programme, LSHTM
- Joe Yates, Research Fellow, ANH Academy Co-Director, IMMANA Programme, LSHTM
- Stephanie Ray, Research Uptake Manager (maternity cover), ANH Academy, IMMANA Programme, LSHTM