Short course Nutritional Crises: Origins, Consequences and Interventions 2020

This thematic short course is a full-time executive training which focuses on the understanding of food and nutrition emergencies, as well as the design of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes.

Information

Period

11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

+41 (0)22 908 44 53
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

27 April 2020

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There are no available scholarship for this programme.

Objectives

  • Present: Food and nutrition emergencies, and use of nutritional indicators, clinical aspects of malnutrition including micro-nutrients deficiencies and their treatment, key emergency nutrition interventions including therapeutic and supplementary feeding
  • Explain standard methods to: conduct nutrition surveys to assess acute/chronic and severe/moderate malnutrition, manage food aid logistics, targeting, and the equitable distribution of an adequate ration
  • Monitor and evaluate food aid and nutrition interventions

Audience

Professional in humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve his competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector

Programme

  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition-specific/sensitive programme
  • Food Security-measurement, Terminology, Significance and Response

Director(s)

Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Anne GOLAZ, CERAH
This seminar presents an overview on nutritional crises, their origins, consequences and interventions. Emphasis is given to the recognition of food and nutrition emergencies, clinical aspects of malnutrition, as well as key emergency nutrition interventions.

Admission criteria

  • Capacity of critical, reflective and strategic thinking and analysis.

Be fluent or have a very good level in English. A proof such a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS Certificate or other certificate is required.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

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