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Evaluation of research on World Health Assembly targets in West Africa – new slide decks

6 January 2019

  The West Africa Region has been one of the slowest in reducing its many burdens of malnutrition. The World Health Assembly’s (WHA) 2025 nutrition targets were developed to track countries’ nutritional situations, and measure progress in reducing malnutrition. These indicators are therefore essential to guide decision making. Understanding the regional and in-country dynamics are…

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Research on multiple malnutrition burdens in children under 5 in West Africa presented at symposium

11 December 2018

Transform Nutrition West Africa presented the poster Multiple malnutrition burdens in children under 5 in West Africa at the recent International symposium on understanding the double burden of malnutrition for effective interventions – IAEA Headquarters, Vienna 10-13 December 2018. This research shows that West African countries experience multiple types of undernutrition in U5 children, whilst…

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Coordinating efforts in West Africa on undernutrition

14 November 2018

The Transform Nutrition West Africa team met with key partners in Dakar Senegal on 5/6 November. The objective of the meeting was to provide updates on key work of the initiative to date and develop future work plans in coordination with efforts of other key actors and partners on nutrition in the region. Organisations represented…

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Course announcement – Transforming Nutrition in West Africa : Evidence for Policy and Programming.

30 October 2018

UPDATE 2/12/18 APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE ARE NOW CLOSED 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….

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Nutrition evidence and diagnostics short course

6 June 2018

Transform Nutrition West Africa will be offering a 5-day short course  ‘Evidence and diagnostics’ which builds on the successful Transform Nutrition summer school in the UK (also adapted by POSHAN in India). These are planned for March 2019 in Accra and March 2020 in Senegal. This course covers multisectoral evidence on nutrition and takes participants…

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Advanced leadership development short course

The African Nutrition Leadership Programme, IFPRI and Transform Nutrition West Africa are excited to announce a new 5-day leadership course that is aimed at developing more advanced leadership capabilities to lead change in multisectoral environments If you are looking to strengthen your ability to lead and you are working in the ECOWAS region in a multisectoral setting in agriculture…

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Transform Nutrition West Africa consults with key partners in Dakar

17 May 2018

This blog was previously posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health website on 24 April. Transform Nutrition-West Africa is a new regional platform, which aims to enable effective policy and programmatic action on nutrition in West Africa.  The three-year program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by…