On the 18 of March 2021, Growth through Nutrition members joined a Feed the Future initiatives experience-sharing visit focused on implementation, technical aspects, and best practices in the Sokicha and Wonago kebeles of the SNNP and Sidama regions.
On the 3rd of February, 2021, Growth through Nutrition invited professionals from Ethiopia and beyond to discuss some lessons learned in the health and agriculture sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, which was organized by Tufts University, aimed to highlight key lessons in both sectors by presenting findings from two recent complementary studies on provision of frontline health and agricultural services. Moderated by Rahel Gizaw, Senior Learning Advisor for the Growth through Nutrition Activity, the event featured two speakers Dr.
Optimal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) behaviors are among the immediate results prioritized under Growth through Nutrition activity’s work in Ethiopia, as they play an integral part in promoting health and nutrition as well as addressing the socio-economic development and dignity of the project’s beneficiaries.
On the 1st of December, 2020, Growth through Nutrition activity conducted a webinar on Transforming Food Systems: Lessons Learned from Global and Local Experience. The webinar was organized by Tufts University in collaboration with Save the Children International and was attended by more than sixty nutrition, health, and other development professionals.
On Wednesday, the 30th of September, 2020, Growth through Nutrition and Tufts University hosted an online webinar to discuss the short- and long-term implications of the COVID-19 epidemic and response on nutrition and quality nutrition services. The event aimed to demonstrate key lessons and innovations from Ethiopia and beyond in responding to COVID and featured panelists from civil society, government, and academia sectors.
Grant under Grant is a Growth through Nutrition initiative to develop the sustained capacity of local governments to address and claim ownership of the maternal and child nutrition needs in their respective woredas. Launched in project Year IV, Grant under Grant is a fixed-amount award pilot program that has committed over nine million Birr under three grants in three woredas that largely focus on system strengthening of local governments to initiate and sustain innovative means for the production and consumption of nutritionally dense foods.
Despite an early implementation of strict prevention measures, COVID-19 continues to spread in various parts of Ethiopia. While the current battle to keep the rate of infection low continues, this is not a guarantee of immunity either from the virus nor its impact on the economic, social, political, and cultural dynamics of the population.
The Growth through Nutrition Activity team came together for the fourth annual review and planning session between the 14th and 16th of August. The meeting, which took place virtually over the Microsoft Teams platform, brought together the project’s senior leadership, thematic advisors, partners and regional teams for lively discussions reflecting on the activities, challenges, successes and lessons of the almost complete project year and planning for the upcoming (and for some partners, final) project year.
On the 28th of February, 2020 –Tufts University, in collaboration with Save the Children, brought together more than forty nutrition focal persons for the 7th Project Research and Learning Working Group Meeting to discuss two gender interrelated topics.
On September 24th, 2019, USAID Ethiopia’s new Mission Director, Sean Jones, visited Growth through Nutrition sites in Lume Woreda, East Oromia Region accompanied by a team of USAID and Save the Children staff. The visit was primarily aimed at introducing the project’s implementation at the community level.