20 January 2014

Transforming Nutrition Summer School, July 14-18 at IDS

Yes, it's back for a third year.

The Transforming Nutrition Summer School at IDS will take place this year from July 14-18 at IDS in sunny Brighton.

We ran this in 2012 and 2013 (picture above is from last year) and it has been a big success: lots of learning, insights and good fun.

We even got an unsolicited endorsement from a DFID colleague, Anne Philpott, who participated last year.

This year we will place emphasis on digesting the big events of 2013: the Nutrition 4 Growth pledges: what do they amount to? and the Lancet Series of 2013: what do they imply for action?

We will also explore the theme of 2014: what does accountability mean for nutrition and how we can all do this better?

The course is aimed at existing and potential nutrition champions and it is about how to best assess and use evidence to make the case for more and better nutrition-relevant actions.

This year the course will be led by me with my IFPRI and IDS hats on, Purnima Menon (IFPRI) and Nick Nisbett (IDS).

We will have special guest appearances by some of the big names in nutrition and we promise good weather (well, it has worked for the last two summers).

Details and online application are here.

For African participants coming from Africa we have 3 scholarships, with the brilliant support of Irish Aid, so please let us know if you are applying for those.

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions. I am at L.haddad@ids.ac.uk (until April 26).  Thereafter L.haddad@cgiar.org

Apply soon--places go quickly!

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