NiE Relevant Training and eLearning Courses

EAPRO NiE toolkit – Relevant Training and eLearning courses

Focus on Nutrition in Emergencies and Humanitarian Actions

è  Visit the “Training packages” page of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) website (link here). The GNC identified key training materials including the Harmonized Training Package (HTP) for Nutrition in Emergencies, the Cluster Approach Awareness Training, CMAM and IYCF-E training materials and several relevant eLearning courses.

è  Online free eLearning courses:

·       UNICEF web-based training:

o   UNICEF Nutrition in Emergencies is based on the HTP and covers basic concepts (Developed with ENN almost 10 years ago) through 5 Sections comprising of lessons and mini-lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and each mini-lesson takes 10–15 minutes. 3½ – 5 hours per section for Section 1 – Section 4, and 7 hours to cover all contents of Section 5 (on Infant Feeding in Emergencies). Self-paced, includes quizzes at end of lessons (link here).

o   UNICEF CCCs in Humanitarian Action eLearning module: a self-learning tool on the CCCs and how they can be fulfilled.  The e-Learning delves into each area of the CCCs, allowing the learner to understand and apply the fundamental elements of the CCCs (updated in 2015, link here).

· SPHERE eLearning: The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course aims to strengthen the effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Self-paced, required time not indicated, updated in 2017, link here.

· platform: Register to get access to more training themes, the platform hosts training curriculum and materials from various organizations and agencies, or developed by the Cornerstone On Demand Foundation. The training modules are often in the form of short orientation sessions e.g., 45-min introduction on psychosocial support by UNICEF, 1-page job aid with essential information on cash transfer programming. The Food security and nutrition sector page includes the UNICEF NiE training mentioned above as well as a 120-minute online course on SMART Methodology, a 60-minute online course covers basic concepts in nutrition, food commodities and specialised nutrition products and a 9-hour online course covers basic concepts in nutrition situation analysis, both classes provided by WFP. This platform also include online classes and training materials on a wide range of topics relevant to humanitarian action including topics around program management, security, remote programming, etc.

Focus on Nutrition (for both humanitarian and development settings)

è  HealthPhone™ is a video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, in different languages, distributed on mobile phones. Apparently born from a UNICEF initiative in India now distributed worldwide, used by many including in the EAP Region by Alive&Thrive – Viet Nam with available videos on many nutrition topics. To note the UNICEF Ethiopia training video on management of uncomplicated SAM, though from 2009 some may find useful short videos demonstrating anthropometric measurement or appetite test procedure to name a few.

è  Cornell University has 13 nutrition-related courses that include an IYCF programming course for UNICEF in the form of “cyber” presentations. The IYCF course consists of 14 units, including 11
lectures and 3 case studies
(developed in 2016, link here).

è  The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has free online courses on wide range of topics including one entitled programming for Nutrition outcomes. It comprises of three core sessions (Sessions 1 to 3) and a minimum of 1 optional session (Sessions 4 to 17, link here). A set
of multiple-choice questions can be found at the end of each session and must be answered in order to be eligible to obtain a Certificate of Participation (for 30 GBP).

è  edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012 offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. In partnership with Wageningen University a MOOC is available about malnutrition, macro and micronutrients and how they impact human health. It’s a 7 weeks course with about 6 to 8 hours of efforts required per week (link here). Free and add 150 USD for a verified certificate.

For broader Global Public Health topics and beyond

è  The Global Health eLearning center offers several 2-hours sessions on a wide range of public health topics including an introductory course on Nutrition and also on survey data use, data visualization basics, data quality etc. Also, this platform has modules on Gender and Health System Strengthening, M&E fundamentals, and social marketing for health to name a few (link here).

è  UNITR (UN Institute for Training and Research) has lots of free and open course available online including on the 2030 agenda, Gender, and Children & Climate Change (link here).