‘Measuring Food Insecurity in the Era of COVID-19’ Webinar Series

COVID-19 has had serious and potentially long-lasting impacts on food security and malnutrition. The Data for Nutrition community has hosted several webinars to discuss practical insights for measuring food security and nutrition during the pandemic.

Individuals who are interested in showcasing their work in this series can contact Riley Auer (sauer1@jhu.edu) for more information.


Past Webinars

Measuring Food Insecurity in the Era of COVID-19: Practical insights from data collection activities in four global contexts

The need for data and monitoring emerged as a theme from the April 2nd Ag2Nut webinar on “COVID-19, Food Systems & Nutrition.” As food security is a key piece of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways, we are coming together to learn from practitioners around the world through this measurement-focused discussion.

Data for Nutrition members can access supplementary materials here and view the follow up discussion “Rapid Assessment of Food Security during COVID-19: Sharing knowledge & experience” here.

Date and Time:

May 06, 2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM ET/ 1:00 – 2:00 PM GMT/6:30 -7:30 PM IST

Description:

Each of our four panelists will share how they selected and/or modified experience-based food security metrics for inclusion in household assessments carried out remotely using mobile phone or online platforms. The panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Jennifer Coates (Tufts University) and Ed Frongillo (University of South Carolina). Panelists include:

  • India – COVID19 Remote Surveys: A rapid assessment of food security in India (IDInsight)
  • Nepal – Program monitoring by community health workers (Helen Keller International’s Suaaharra project)
  • USA – Food insecurity/access survey (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future)
  • Global – Mobile Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (mVAM) Program (World Food Programme)

Speakers:

Divya Nair

Director, ID Insight

@IDInsight

https://www.idinsight.org

Kenda Cunningham (@CunninghamKenda)

Senior Technical Advisor, Hellen Keller International, Suaahara II

@HelenKellerIntl

Erin Biehl

Program OfficerFood System Sustainability and Public Health Program, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

@LivableFuture

Kusum Hachhethu (@Kusum_H)

Food Security and Nutrition AnalystHunger Monitoring Unit, WFP

@mobileVAM, @WFPVAM

http://mvam.org

Moderator:

Edward Frongillo

Professor, University of south Carolina

Co-Chair, Technical Expert Advisory Group on Nutrition Monitoring (TEAM), WHO and UNICEF

Jennifer Coates

Associate Professor, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Suggested Hashtags:

@Data4Nutrition #Ag2Nut #COVID19 #foodsystems #foodsecurity #investinnutrition

Measuring Food Insecurity in the Era of COVID-19: Revisiting data collection activities for practical insights & lessons learned

This is the second webinar in the ‘Measuring Food Insecurity in the Era of COVID-19’ series.

A Q&A Summary, copies of the presentation, and additional supplementary materials will be made available in the coming weeks. Data for Nutrition can RSVP to receive supplementary materials here.

Date and Time:

November 19, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST/ 8:30 – 9:30 PM IST

Description:

The panel discussion, moderated by Ed Frongillo (University of South Carolina), will revisit program and research initiatives in India, Nepal, and the United States who selected and/or modified experience-based food security metrics for inclusion in COVID-related household assessments. Confirmed panelists include Divya Nair (IDInsight), Kenda Cunningham (Helen Keller International), and Roni Neff (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future). Q&A will follow the presentation.

Speakers:

Divya Nair

Director, ID Insight

@IDInsight

https://www.idinsight.org

Kenda Cunningham (@CunninghamKenda)

Senior Technical Advisor, Hellen Keller International, Suaahara II

@HelenKellerIntl

Roni Neff

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for a Livable Future (CLF)

@LivableFuture

https://clf.jhsph.edu/

Moderator:

Edward Frongillo

Professor, University of south Carolina

Co-Chair, Technical Expert Advisory Group on Nutrition Monitoring (TEAM), WHO and UNICEF

Measuring Food and Nutrition Security for Urban Consumers in Times of the COVID-19 Crisis

Data for Nutrition members can RSVP to the event and access dial-in information and supplementary content here.

Date and Time:

December 08, 2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST/ 5:00 – 6:00 PM EAT

Description:

This event is the third Data for Nutrition webinar to discuss measuring food security during COVID-19 and compliments the ‘Measuring Food Insecurity in the Era of COVID-19’ series. Speakers will discuss metrics for measuring food and nutrition security among urban consumers, as well as share findings from studies conducted in Kenya and Ethiopia. Confirmed speakers include Christine Chege (The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) and Alan de Brauw (International Food Policy Research Institute). Q&A will follow the presentation.

Speakers:

Christine Chege (@CGKChege)

Agri-Nutrition & Food Systems Specialist, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

@BiovIntCIAT_eng 

Alan de Brauw

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

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