Learning Document - “Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy & Programs”
The learning document is based on the comments of a panel discussion through the Project Research and Learning Working Group platform to discuss potential strategies and solutions to bridging the gap between research and practice/policy.
Seqota Declaration Progress Update, Challenges, and Lesson Learned
The presentation describes a three-phase action plan to be rolled out in fifteen years in terms of the active agents, infrastructure and technologies involved in the Seqota declaration, a government commitment to ending stunting in Ethiopia for children under 2yrs by 2030.
As with any solution, getting the conversation started on improved nutrition is a big step. This success story describes the effect of enhanced community conversations, first conducted by Growth Through Nutrition (a USAID Feed the Future Initiative), have affected the way young couple Alemu and Alemtsehay think about their family's diet.
Among the Growth Through Nutrition livelihood package, vulnerable farmers are provided s vegetable and pulse seeds, fruit seedlings, farming tools, and poultry or small ruminants. The document is a success story from the Amhara region where one particular crop, the mung been (or "masho" as it is known locally) is becoming increasingly popular.
A resident of the Gesera District of south-central Ethiopia, Mandarina Gazali is a mother of two who was previously oblivious to the importance of a nutritious diet to herself and her family. In 2017, she received training and some basic resources for cultivation, learn how Mandrina since took charge of her family's nutrition habits and financial growth.
Improving water and sanitation education in Ethiopia
Despite the lack of awareness on water, sanitation and hygiene in mid-level water technology professionals - sufficient attention was not provided to capacitating them. Learn how Growth Through Nutrition is working with the Government of Ethiopia to provide sustainable WASH solutions through education.
An outline of the strategy employed by Growth Through Nutrition to establish a sustainable business model in WASH. The document summarizes some major stakeholders and their role in the business process.