Transforming Nutrition in West Africa : Evidence for Policy and Programming for francophones

1 November 2020

Transform Nutrition West-Africa, the UK’s Institute for Development Studies, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce the second of two leadership development courses specifically designed for strengthening leadership capabilities in individuals who work in multisectoral environments.  The 5-day course, which will be mostly in French, will be hosted in November 2020 in Dakar, Senegal.

What will you learn?

This course guides participants through cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally. Using an interactive diagnostic approach which closely follows available knowledge on nutrition’s immediate, underlying and basic drivers, you will learn to apply such knowledge to specific national or sub-national situations to identify strategic areas for nutrition action. The course is designed to provide a base from which you can develop your own future leadership for transformational change in nutrition.

Who should apply?

Individuals who are passionate and are interested in strengthening their leadership skills and work within the broader multisectoral nutrition environment are encouraged to apply. The typical candidate will be in a position to make an impact in nutrition though might come from any related sector (including e.g. agriculture or health). The candidate will have some work experience and be serious about their self-development and growth and the impact they have.  She/he will be working in one of the ECOWAS countries and be passionate about what they do. Candidates should be fluent in French.

Expected outcomes

To equip policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.

Venue and date

Dakar, Senegal, November 2020 date and venue to be confirmed.

Course fees

Funding for course fees and full board and lodging has been secured.  A limited number of international flight grants for international participants working in the ECOWAS region are available. Participants are expected to cover their own incidental costs.