The ANH Academy and the African Nutrition Society are delighted to announce a new webinar series exploring critical links between agriculture, livelihoods, health and individual and household nutrition in Africa.
The webinars invite early career researchers from across the Academy and ANS membership to discuss research methodologies, metrics and policy implications of studies that seek to better understand, measure and analyse these linkages. The series is designed to foster meaningful, innovative and international peer-to-peer conversations by utilising the global ANH Academy research network and ANS membership.
Dr. Amos Laar, Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana/ President of African Nutrition Society, said: 'In line with ANS' long-standing commitment to capacity development, this partnership between the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy and the ANS is yet another opportunity to share and strengthen the capacity of both participants and facilitators. It is an important contribution to nutrition capacity development efforts in the continent.'
Dr. Suneetha Kadiyala, Associate Professor in Nutrition-Sensitive Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/ ANH Academy, said: 'We are very excited to be launching this new platform for early career researchers. We are hoping it will give them an opportunity to share knowledge in a safe space, and advance their professional development. We are particularly thrilled to be doing this in partnership with the African Nutrition Society, who brings together hundreds of nutrition professionals from across the continent.'
The webinar series consists of five sessions running from October 2017 till February 2018.
Session 1 – Caregiver capabilities: A Hidden Link between Agriculture, Nutrition and Child Health
Session 2 - Building stronger linkages between agriculture and nutrition for health and development: the Ghana context