Webinars

Past Webinars

As of October 2020, Data for Nutrition has hosted 5 webinars, including a ‘Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making’ series.

Click on the titles below for more information about each webinar.

Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making: How can the nutrition community use the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) tool?

This is the third webinar in the ‘Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making’ Series.

Date and Time:

October 28, 2020 11:00 – 12:00 PM EDT/ 8:00 – 9:00 AM PDT

Format:

The presentation will showcase the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx): an open access tool that collects and visualizes standardized information on five fortified foods, all in one place. With high quality visualizations and customizable features, the nutrition community can use the GFDx to make decisions on how to improve fortification programs. Confirmed speakers include Florencia Vasta (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) and Becky Tsang (Food Fortification Initiative, Iodine Global Network). 

https://fortificationdata.org/

Follow the Global Fortification Data Exchange on Twitter: @GFDxSecretariat

Speakers:

Florencia Vasta

Member, Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) Secretariat

Senior Associate, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Becky Tsang

Project Manager, GFDx Secretariat

Technical Officer, Food Fortification Initiative (FFI) Asia

Watch the recording on our YouTube channel here.

Copies of the presentations, Q&A summary, and more will be shared in the community of practice in the coming week. Members can RSVP here to receive a notification.

Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making: Experiences from implementing a multisectoral nutrition scorecard in Tanzania

This webinar is the second in the Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making series. 

Date and Time:

May 28, 2020 8:00 – 9:00 AM ET/ 12:00 – 1:00 PM GMT/ 3:00 – 4:00 PM EAT

Format:

The presentation will discuss experiences the nutrition community in Tanzania has had in developing and using a multisectoral nutrition scorecard to monitor and evaluate the implementation of nutrition interventions in the country. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Germana Henry Leyna (TFNC), Deborah Charwe (TFNC), and Adam Hancy (TFNC). Q&A moderated by Debora Di Dio (SUN) will follow the presentation.

Speakers:

Dr. Germana Henry Leyna

Managing Director

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre

Deborah Charwe

Senior Research Officer, Nutrition

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre

Adam Hancy

Research Officer, Statistics

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre

Moderator:

Debora Di Dio

Senior Nutrition & Strategy Adviser

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat

ScalingUpNutrition.org

Suggested Hashtags:

#DataViz #DataforNutrition

Watch the recording on our YouTube channel here.

Members can also login in to download a copy of the presentation, the Q&A summary, and more here.

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.

Date and Time:

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

Format:

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)

Panelists:

Divya Nair

Director, Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Nutrition and Sanitation, AMAL Unit, ID Insight

@IDInsight

https://www.idinsight.org/

Kenda Cunningham

Senior Technical Advisor, Hellen Keller International, Suaahara II

@HelenKellerIntl

@CunninghamKenda

Erin Biehl

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

@LivableFuture

Kusum Hachhethu

Food Security and Nutrition Analyst, Hunger Monitoring Unit, WFP

@Kusum_H

@mobileVAM, @WFPVAM

http://mvam.org/

Suggested Hashtags:

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

Data for Nutrition YouTube Channel:

Continue the discussion in our Moderated Topics event “Rapid Assessment of Food Security during COVID-19: Sharing knowledge & experience” 06 May 2020 through 29 May 2020.

Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making: What can we learn from tools developed for global audiences and country users in India?

Date and Time:

April 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT/2:00 PM GMT

Format:

60 minute webinar with presentations from 2 panelists followed by a Q&A

Speakers:

Manita Jangid (@manitajangid)

Program Manager, International Food Policy Research Institute

Yashodhara Rana (@yashodhararana)

Senior Program Officer, Results for Development

Suggested Hashtags:

@Data_DENT #DataViz #DataforNutrition

Watch a recording of the webinar here.

Members can also login in to download copies of presentations, the Q&A summary, and more here.

New Data for Nutrition: Updates to the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)-8 Questionnaires

Date and Time:

December 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM EST/2:00 PM GMT

Format:

60 minute webinar with presentations from 3 expert panelists followed by a Q&A

Speakers:

Sorrel Namaste

Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor, The DHS Program

Erin Milner

Nutrition Advisor, USAID

Olutayo Adeyemi

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Suggested Hashtags for this Webinar:

#InvestinNutrition #DHSdata #DataforNutrition

Watch the recording on our YouTube channel here.

Members can also login in to download copies of presentations, responses to the Q&A, and the webinar recording here.

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