Growth Through Nutrition’s Annual Review and Planning Meeting was held August 13-15 at Kaleb Hotel and brought together staff from local NGOs, management and leads from SCI’s offices across Ethiopia as well as staff from project implementing partners PSI, Land o’ Lakes, Jhpiego, World Vision, the Manoff Group and Tufts University. The meeting was held to share progress and lessons on activities conducted in Year II that would serve in finalizing plans for Year III.
Tufts University hosted its third Learning event on July 20th. Dr Shibani Ghosh, Associate Director at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy presented her research on Mycotoxins and Linear growth retardation and Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation in Pregnancy and Birth outcomes. The event aimed to raise awareness, enhance capacity and promote dissemination for learning and knowledge among multi-sectoral nutrition projects in Ethiopia.
Growth Through Nutrition’s research into adolescent and maternal nutrition behaviors and determinants was showcased during a three-day workshop held from May 2-4, 2018 at the Ambassador Hotel in Addis Ababa. The workshop was held to disseminate these research findings and further develop the Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) strategy for the project. The SBCC strategy consequently conceived would be designed to help improve nutrition outcomes for children, adolescent girls and pregnant and lactating women.
Growth Through Nutrition’s Semi-Annual Review Meeting saw staff from across Ethiopia converge to share their progress on activities over the first half of Year II. Chief of Party, Dan Abbott opened the program and commended Zonal Coordinators for their tireless work on the ground. Growth Through Nutrition’s incoming Deputy Chief of Party-Programs, Israel Hailu, was also introduced to the staff present.
Growth Through Nutrition hosted its inaugural Research and Learning Project Workshop this spring at the Capital Hotel.
This past spring, PSI organized a half-day workshop aimed at introducing stakeholders to the WASH market development process, disseminating major findings of the market landscape assessment and consumer insight studies, as well as soliciting feedback on the draft marketing and communication strategy developed from the research.
The Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) of 2016, recently released in 2017, was conducted to provide current estimates on fertility levels, marriage, sexual activity, family planning, breastfeeding practices, nutrition, childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, domestic violence, FGC/M, and HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
Tufts developed a draft project learning agenda strategy following a consultative process with Save the Children International (SCI), implementing partners, and our stakeholders to ensure the strategy was inclusive, integrative and responsive to the needs and challenges of the country, the project, and the local research community. A workshop was organized to validate the strategy on June 27, 2017, at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Learning Agenda Design Workshop brought together members of the research and learning community including project partners, research institutions, government ministries, private organizations, civil society organizations and development partners, to seek vital input into the development of a learning agenda strategy that is inclusive, integrative, and responsive to the needs and challenges of the country, the project, and the local research community.