IASC Harmonised Training Package (HTP)



NutritionWorks finalised coordinating the second version of the Harmonised Training Package. The HTP is a state of the art training package on nutrition in emergencies containing 21 modules. NutritionWorks coordinated and developed Version 1 of the Harmonised Training Package (HTP) on Nutrition in Emergencies under an IASC Nutrition Cluster contract between 2007 and 2009. The project involved extensive consultation and stakeholder analysis to inform the development of 21 modules for a globally relevant technical package of information. Version 2 of the HTP was developed in 2010-2011 in collaboration with the Emergency Nutrition Network under a USAID/OFDA grant.

The modules cover a multitude of subjects within nutrition in emergencies from assessments, interventions, to education as well as evaluation and operational links with other sectors such as health and food security. The modules are targeted at those training managers and practitioners within the sector.

In-service and pre-service training in Bangladesh and Kenya

2011/Bangladesh and Kenya/USAID-OFDA, ENN


In collaboration with the Emergency Nutrition Network and under a USAID-OFDA grant, NutritionWorks is piloting approaches to building sustainable capacity in nutrition in emergencies in 2 countries-Kenya and Bangladesh. In Kenya, NutritionWorks has carried out a colloquium involving many key training institutions to increase awareness and knowledge of Nutrition in emergencies (NIE) and to support the institutions to locate modules on NIE in their ongoing training courses. In Bangladesh, NutritionWorks has worked alongside a local training organization (THAN foundation) to carry out a trainers of trainers course and is developing a follow on course in emergency prone districts of Bangladesh.

Guidelines and training package on high impact nutrition interventions in Timor-Leste



NutritionWorks developed a set of Timor-Leste specific nutrition intervention materials and guidelines to improve the supply (access and quality) of services and strengthen the enabling environment, including programme management.  This included development of national guidelines, training materials, and job-aids.  NutritionWorks have also conducted a Training of Trainers and supervision of cascade training.

Guidelines and training package on high impact nutrition interventions in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu



Drawing on the work in Timor-Leste, NutritionWorks developed a set of national guidelines, training materials, and job-aids for high impact nutrition interventions in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  NW conducted a Training of Trainers and supervision of cascade training in all three countries.

World Vision nutrition within Child Health Now Campaign 2011

2011/Global/World Vision


NutritionWorks led a review process of the operational considerations responding to various global initiatives promoting the scaling-up of nutrition programming and care within the coming 5 years. The review consisted of an assessment of current literature and global positioning, key informant interviews , and field visits were conducted to one African (Ghana) and one Asian (Cambodia).  A final report provided recommendations to inform national and international operating agencies and practitioners, the private sector as well as institutional donors, on how to examine and improve the operational environment in order to have the greatest impact on the scale-up of nutrition programming to reduce the current global levels of undernutrition.

World Vision Scoping Study: Developing a programme and policy strategy for nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food security

2015/Global/World Vision


NutritionWorks conducted a scoping exercise for World Vision to provide recommendations on a programme and policy strategy for integrating nutrition into agriculture and food security.   The work took into account the global nutrition-sensitive landscape, including current evidence, gaps and funding patterns while simultaneously considering, World Visions current nutrition-sensitive programming, lessons learned and challenges and comparative advantage.

Operational factors in the integration of nutrition into agriculture and livelihoods programmes in Zimbabwe

2017/Zimbabwe/World Vision


NutritionWorks conducted a case study as a learning exercise for World Vision, partners and a wider audience of practitioners, researchers and decision-makers. It shows that there are many opportunities and challenges to design, implement and assess multi-sector programmes for nutrition. Establishing clear objectives, a theory of change and a monitoring framework involving not only programme stakeholders but communities, government and the private sector are important. Multi-sector programmes are challenging due to their traditionally separate sectors. A good approach is to coordinate at all levels, understand the context, assess assumptions, agree objectives, be participative, harmonise training materials and give attention to any unintended consequences. A fully mainstreamed gender component is essential to optimise the pathways from agriculture to nutrition. Targeting farmers with the greatest capacity for increasing agricultural productivity could exclude the poorest and most vulnerable, making nutrition objectives elusive. A practical guide to implement and assess multi-sector programmes for nutrition under the real constraints experienced by the implementers is needed and further case studies would help achieve this.

Discussion Paper On The Operational Factors Influencing Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

2015/Global/World Vision


On behalf of World Vision, examining what are the operational opportunities and challenges that programmes face in seeking to make agriculture and livelihood programmes nutrition- sensitive? What lessons can be drawn from practical experience? What comparisons can be made between programmes that are co-located and those that are integrated?

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: examining progress and partnerships

2017/Zambia, Kenya, Bangladesh/Center for Strategic and International Studies


CSIS Global Food Security Project launched a new report authored by NutritionWorks, What can the United States learn from the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement? Examining country leadership in Zambia, Kenya, and Bangladesh. Drawing from SUN progress observed in three Feed the Future countries, the report furnishes recommendations for the U.S. government to maximize returns on substantial nutrition investments through the SUN Movement. It highlights the importance of partnership and alignment with host countries and other donors to collectively tackle the global burden of malnutrition.

Review of the Minimum Reporting Package for Save the Children

2013/Global/Save the Children


The Minimum Reporting Package was reviewed on the request of Save the Children. This was conducted in conjunction with Valid International.