There are many events throughout the year that Nutrition Cluster partners can participate in to further the work of the GNC, to build capacity, to train others, and to exchange ideas. This page provides information about activities, events and trainings, organized by the GNC-CT and/or GNC partners and relevant institutions/entities.
Global Nutrition Cluster meetings
The GNC aims to conduct two face-to-face meetings a year: an Annual meeting and a working session. All GNC partners are invited to contribute to the planning and participate in the meetings. A Steering Committee of self-identified individuals will assist the GNC-CT and SAG in planning the meeting. The objectives of each of these meetings is as follows.
Typically the GNC annual meeting provides an opportunity for partners to review progress, share information, present technical updates and allows Task Forces to meet and further specific tasks. All partners and Nutrition Cluster Coordinators are invited to attend.
The GNC face-to-face working session aims to review or draft the Work Plan and provides time for the Task forces to meet and further specific activities. GNC partners and NCCs interested in contributing to the Work Plan discussions are welcome to attend this meeting, typically held in the first quarter of the year.
Meeting minutes for 2014 can be found on the right handside. For previous GNC meeting reports, contact the GNC-CT, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Nutrition Cluster meetings
A variety of training events are conducted each year by partners on a range of technical and coordination issues. Below is a list of known upcoming trainings.
For more information on training resources and materials, please visit the ‘tools and resources’ tab.
If you wish to submit information on an event for a publication on this website, please send the following information to email@example.com:
event name; agency which organises event; date and place; short description and/or information brochure.
|27 April 2017|
You are kindly invited to participate in the following webinar:
Tech RRT Webinar: Recent Tech RRT deployments to Erbil, Iraq
When: Thursday, 27 April 2017
Time: 4:00 pm Central European Time
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Andi Kendle, Tech RRT Program Manager
Presenters: Scott Logue (Assessment Advisor, Tech RRT), Daniel Takea (SBC/ CMAM Advisor, Tech RRT) and Sebsibie Teshome (IYCF-E Advisor, Tech RRT on loan from Save the Children)
Topic: The Tech RRT recently completed three deployments to Erbil, Iraq, to support the nutrition response to the Mosul emergency with experts in Assessments, IYCF-E and SBC. As a means of information sharing and to foster discussion on the situation, the Tech RRT invites you to a webinar on these three deployments. There will be a presentation to highlight what was done during the deployments, findings from the assessments undertaken, broad recommendations and lessons learned; this will be followed by an open discussion. We hope that a wide range of organizations and donors will join this presentation and discussion.
Background on the projects: The Technical Rapid Response Team (Tech RRT) is a partnership between International Medical Corps, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger working in close collaboration with the Global Nutrition Cluster and UNICEF, funded by USAID/OFDA. The purpose of the Tech RRT is to improve the quality of nutrition humanitarian response by deploying technical surge, providing remote support and building the capacity of nutrition partners while national capacity is overstretched or inexperienced in nutrition in emergencies.
Remote access: Please register by 26th April to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link to our online platform. Online access is limited to the first 50 respondents.
Please feel free to forward this to colleagues.
We hope you can join us!
|April 30 - May 4, 2017|
Middle East Region
April 30 – May 4, 2017
Background: Supporting and protecting Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) is critical for child survival. Exclusive breastfeeding is the single most effective intervention for saving lives. Paired with optimal complementary feeding, up to 26% of child deaths can be averted. In emergencies, children under two years of age face significant risks. For example, total infant mortality rate for infants under 1 year has been found to be 12-53% higher in emergencies than non-emergency periods. In these contexts, optimal IYCF saves even more lives.
Although breastfeeding is common in the Middle East, various national household surveys have found that, on average, only 35% of children in this region are exclusively breastfed through the first six months of life; early initiation of breastfeeding and continued breastfeeding at two years are also low at 45% and 33% respectively. Crises across the region have likely worsened these practices, increasing the already high risks facing the children less than two years of age. Recognizing this, IYCF-E has been recognized as a core part of the minimum package for emergency responses in the region – multiple stakeholders are needed to implement quality IYCF-E responses to save lives.
Objectives: This training serves to equip participants with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to establish and implement programs for IYCF-E which are consistent with agreed sector-wide approaches and standards.
Attendees: Program Managers, Nutrition Managers, Nutrition Coordinators and Nutrition Advisors who design and implement IYCF-E programs and services, particularly for internally displaced persons, including NGO, UN, donors and government partners including the Ministry of Health.
NB: The training will be conducted in English
How to apply: Please return the Application Form fully completed by the participant and their supervisor to Save the Children at SCIYCFETraining@savechildren.org by March 23rd, 2017. Participant selection will be communicated within two weeks.
For further information on logistics and scholarships please download the full Invitation.
|Save the Children||Amman, Jordan|
|29-30 March 2017|
The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Annual Working Meeting of Partners took place in Beirut/Lebanon, 29-30 March 2017. The meeting was hosted by our global partner – the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) at Gefinor Rotana Hotel. This working meeting of GNC partners endorsed the 2017-2020 GNC Strategy, including its four year strategic priorities, the supporting objectives and the internal development objectives and the expected outcomes and indicators. The meeting also reviewed the GNC rolling Work Plan activities for 2017-2018 and agreed on next steps for costing the two-year work plan.
Objectives of the GNC Working Meeting of Partners:
Meeting materials available to download:
To download the provisional agenda, click here: GNC Working Meeting Agenda 28 March version (37 downloads)
To download the final list of participants, click here: Final List of participants (21 downloads)
To download the administrative note, click here: Administrative Note GNC Annual Working Meeting, 2017 Beirut (33 downloads)
Day 1 materials (click on the title to download):
Day 2 materials (click on the title to download):
Please note that some presentations (cash) are not yet available for public posting. Thank you for understanding!
Follow us on Twitter @gncgeneva for more updates!
|4 April 2017|
You are invited to join a discussion on Mother-led MUAC screening (PB Mères) on Tuesday 4 April 2017, hosted by World Vision’s Interest Group for Nutrition, with speakers from both World Vision and Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), who researched and developed this innovative approach and implemented in Niger. The webinar will be held in both French and English.
ENGLISH: Tuesday 4 April 2017, 12:00 noon to 13:15 UTC (08:00 to 09:15 EST)
Learn more and register for the English Webinar at: http://wvi.org/nutrition/webinar-use-mother-led-muac-screening-cmam-programming-4-april-2017
FRENCH: Tuesday 4 April 2017/mardi 4 avril 2017, 14:00 – 15:15 UTC (10:00 – 11:15 EST)
Learn more and register for the French webinar/Inscrivez-vous ici pour webinaire en français: http://wvi.org/fr/nutrition/webinaire-lapproche-pb-m%C3%A8res-4-avril-2017
Involving mothers in nutrition screening activities recognizes the fact that they are best placed to identify early signs of malnutrition and reinforces their role in protecting and promoting their child’s health. In 2011, the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) began studying the feasibility of training mothers to measure mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and detect oedema in Niger and in 2016 produced Guidelines for Trainers on the Mother-MUAC approach.
World Vision piloted this approach in Mauritania as part of an Emergency Nutrition and WASH program, which was the first time the approach had been used in Mauritania.
Click here to read more and access resources and videos about this innovative approach: http://wvi.org/nutrition/article/mother-led-muac
Kevin Phelan, Nutrition Advisor, ALIMA
Dèo Sibongwere, Medical Coordinator, ALIMA Niger
Judith Haase, Regional Nutrition Advisor, World Vision
Naroua Ousmane, Project Manager, World Vision Mauritania
Mohamadou Abass Ngaide, Health and Nutrition Coordinator, World Vision Mauritania
Colleen Emary, Senior Emergency Nutrition Advisor, World Vision International
|World Vision International||Webex|
|18-20 October 2016|
The GNC Annual meeting will take place in Amman, Jordan from 18 to 20 of October 2016. Side meetings of the SAG, Cluster Coordinators, Information Management Officers and the GNC Task Forces are planned for 16th and 17th of October.
The objectives of the 2016 GNC Annual meeting are to :
The Agenda of the meeting can be downloaded here: Agenda for the GNC Annual Meeting 18-20 October 2016.
Background documents for the meeting:
Day 1, presentations can be downloaded on the following links:
Day 2, presentations can be downloaded on the following links:
Day 3, presentation can be found on the following link:
Market Places related documents can be downloaded on the following links:
|8-12 August 2016|
Global Nutrition Cluster has developed a comprehensive Information Management (IM) training package. This package was prepared together by RedR UK, with support from ACF, the GNC-CT and GNC RRT/IMOs.
The training package consists of four weeks pre-course e-learning and a five days face-to-face learning. The pre-course e-learning covers Building a better response e-learning, Reference module for cluster coordination at country level, new Humanitarian Programme Cycle guidance, practical skills in using Excel and Tableau software. The five days face-to-face learning covers building on skills in humanitarian information management with emphasis on utilization of the newly developed GNC IM toolkit
The first pilot IM training using this new package is planned in Nairobi, Kenya from 8th-12th August 2016. Countries with dedicated Information Management Officers (IMOs) as well as individuals who are acting in IMO positions were prioritized to participate in the training. In addition, countries with sub national level IMOs were prioritized. The training is also open to the GNC Rapid Response Team and stand-by partners.
|21 July 2016|
Given the situation in Bono state in Nigeria, in consultation with the Country Sector/Cluster Coordinator, in Nigeria, GNC-Ct has agreed to have a GNC partners call on 21st July 206 at 3 pm Geneva time. During this call, the country team will update GNC partners on the situation, the current response, the gaps and the key asks from us at global level.
Those who would like to attend this call should kindly sent confirmation to Geraldine our GNC Help Desk Officer (email@example.com).
|4-15 July 2016|
APHES Summer Course – Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
|Université catholique de Louvain||Belgium, Brussles|
|30-31 March 2016|
The 2016 GNC Annual Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting, organised by the GNC-CT and hosted by the International Medical Corps, took place in Washington, DC, USA from 30 to 31 March 2016. The GNC SAG meeting followed on the 1st of April 2016.
Working meeting objectives:
Background documents for the meeting:
Presentations Day 1:
Presentations Day 2:
|GNC, with support from IMC||Washington, DC|
|13-17 March 2016|
In an effort to adequately prepare for the emergency response and to boost the coordination around humanitarian response in nutrition, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) is conducting a series of regional trainings – in collaboration with the Regional Offices - targeting nutrition stakeholders (NGOs, governments and UN) from both protracted and new emergencies as well as from countries not affected by emergencies but need some level of preparedness. The Regional training for Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region is scheduled for 13th -17th March 2016 and will take place in Jordan (Dead Sea) in collaboration with UNICEF MENA Regional Office and RedR-UK.
The overall aim of the training is to provide participants with an opportunity to prepare for cluster coordination and response preparedness. It will expose them also to cluster performance management and skills and behavior necessary for coordination and orient them to specific tools and sources of information necessary for programme decisions and preparedness.
|GNC with Red-R||Jordan, Dead Sea|
|16 October 2015|
2015 NCC/IMOs Annual Meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 16 of October.
Report of the meeting will be uploaded once finalised
Presentations of the day:
Development of the advocacy toolkit for the Nutrition Clusters – ppt
Infant and young child feeding in Emergency presentation – ppt
Kenya and FSAU experience in setting up nutrition surveillance system – ppt
Development and implementation of cluster preparedness plans – Dropbox link with materials
IM challenges and ways forward – see action points in the final report of the NCC/IMO meeting
Humanitarian Programme Cycle – Guidance updates 2015 – ppt
GNC HelpDesk – Lessons Learned and ways forward – ppt
|13-15 October 2015|
The 2015 GNC Annual meeting is held in Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 15 of October 2015. Additional side meetings for the Strategic Advisory Group, Cluster Coordinators and Information Management Officers are planned for 12 and 16 of October.
The objectives of the 2015 GNC Annual meeting are:
Background documents for the meeting:
Presentations and related documents: Day 1
Session 1: Introduction, welcome, objectives and expectations – no presentation
Session 2: Update on GNC achievements, challenges and lessons learned 2010-2015 – ppt
Session 4: Analysis and presentation of Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring conducted (South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Nepal, CAR, Afghanistan) and discussion of finding and recommended actions – ppt
Presentations and related documents : Day 2
Session 6: Market place:
Session 7: Presentation and discussion on the role of the GNC and country clusters in technical work – ppt
Session 8: Cluster transition – ppt
Side session 1: Update on Inter-agency wok on Nutrition products and presentation of the preliminary data on RUTF alternative recipe survey – ppt
Side session 2: Launch of the CMAM report: presentation of the software – ppt
Presentations and related documents: Day 3
Session 9: Joint Nutrition and FSL Clusters accountability to affected population framework, actions and indicators – ppt
Session 12: Discussion on how to ensure that nutritional needs of older people are included in the cluster response – ppt
Session 13: SAM and MAM caseload estimates and links to programming – ppt
Session 14: Discussion and agreement on steps for drafting the next GNC strategy 2017-2019 (and wrap up of the meeting) - ppt
|12 October 2015|
IMOs Annual Meeting will be held in Nairobi on 12 October , 13.00 to 17.00
|17 March 2015|
The 2015 GNC Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting was held in Geneva on 17-18 March 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The former SAG members and those new SAG members who were be elected before the GNC Working Meeting stayed for one additional day on Thursday, 19 March 2015 for hand-over and induction.
Over 30 people gathered for the GNC Face-to-Face Meeting, 17-18 March, 2015. A review of achievements since September was presented along with updates on the funding situation, results from the RRT evaluation, and overviews of projects (advocacy strategy, Knowledge Management, and Information Management toolkit). All presentations are available on the GNC website (www.nutritioncluster.net).
|16-18 September 2014|
Hand out materials:
Lessons learned from country clusters:
Day 1 presentations:
Day 2 presentations:
Day 3 presentations:
|All Partners and Cluster Coordinators||FAO, Rome, Italy|
|15 September 2014||Rome, Italy|
|October 22nd, 2016|
The 2016 Nutrition Cluster Information Management Training is currently taking place in Amman, Jordan and will last until the 24th of October. The agenda can be downloaded on the following link: IM Training NCC 18-20 October 2016.
Training material and presentations will be made available in due course.
|December 15th, 2016|
The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) came together to UNICEF Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) in Geneva on 14-15 December 2016 to discuss and develop the draft GNC Strategy for 2017-2020.
Please follow us on Twitter @GNCGENEVA for more details.
|December 20th, 2016|
Dear GNC members and Country Cluster Coordinators/Information Management Officers,
Please be kindly informed that the term of below listed Strategic Advisory Group’s (SAG) members will expire in March 2017:
The members that have re-confirmed their commitment to continue as the SAG members for one more term in 2017 are:
We would like to express my sincere appreciation for the hard work of our outgoing and current members!
The GNC-CT would like to use the opportunity of its Working Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting in March 2017 and finalise the nomination of the new SAG members representing the NGO and UN partners. During its last meeting on 15 December 2016, the SAG members agreed that the UN membership of the SAG should be expanded from current two members to three (3) members to ‘match” the number of NGO partners represented, with WFP and UNICEF having a “permanent” seats. Hence, this time, nominations will be accepted for 1 (one) NGO partner seat and 1 (one) UN partner seat.
For details of eligibility, please refer to the ToR of the GNC SAG: http://nutritioncluster.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/09/GNC-SAG-TOR-Final.pdf
Nomination, establishment and duration of the SAG
The SAG members are to serve for a minimum of 1 (one) year and a maximum 2 (two) years.
Selection of SAG members
Criteria for the membership of the GNC Strategic Advisory Group:
GNC Coordination Team
|April 12th, 2017|
The Global Nutrition Cluster welcomes its newest partner – AVSI Foundation - People for Development.
AVSI Foundation works towards development that is sustainable and capable of responding to the real needs of people.
To learn more about AVSI, please visit the website: http://www.avsi.org/who-we-are/
|January 3rd, 2017|
The 2017 GNC Annual Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting of Partners will take place on 29-30 March 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon. The meeting will be hosted by the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).
The GNC SAG Meeting will take place on 28 March 2017.
|April 21st, 2017|
A Joint Global Nutrition and Food Security Clusters meeting to develop an Integrated Famine Prevention and Responses will take place on 26 April 2017, at WFP/HQ in Rome.
For details, please go to the following link Meeting Poster and follow us on Twitter @GNCGENEVA
|16th and 17th February 2017|
Dear Global Health Community,
You are invited to World Vision’s Global Health, Nutrition and HIV Community of Practice February Discussion. Addressing the health and nutrition needs of populations affected by disasters has always been a priority focus for World Vision. In this Community discussion, the emergency health strategy working group will lead us in an orientation to this new response framework, the changes that were made, and how the strategy is taking shape within our global programmes. This webinar discussion is being offered at two times.
APPROACH OBJECTIVE: To reduce mortality and morbidity in vulnerable populations affected by humanitarian emergencies and restore access to curative and preventative health and nutrition services.
1. Vulnerable groups such as women and children can access essential health and nutrition services in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
|February 17th, 2017|
Bioforce will be holding a nutrition training in Bamako. Please see details attached (in French) fd_nut_comp_essentielles_mars_bamako.pdf (56 downloads)
|March 3rd, 2017|
global Food Security Cluster
Inter-Cluster Nutrition Working Group
The purpose of the gFSC Inter-Cluster Nutrition Working Group is to provide technical direction to the gFSC on key areas of synergy between the Nutrition Cluster and Food Security Cluster in humanitarian food security responses.
Chair: IMC, Caroline Abla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: IFRC, Hilary Motsiry, email@example.com
The purpose of the Working Group is to provide Operational/Coordination/Technical direction/Guidance to the gFSC on key areas of synergy between the Nutrition and Food Security Clusters in humanitarian responses.
The rationale for developing the Working Group is to:
Objectives and Activities:
The objective of the Working Group is to develop Standard Operating Procedures between the gFSC and the GNC through:
1.Identification of present coordination field practices between the Food Security and Nutrition Clusters.
Joint Guidance Note with:
Decisions concerning budget availability and allocation will remain with the Global Food Security Cluster Coordinator according to prevailing resources.
Method of work:
The gFSC support team will act as the secretariat for the Working Group and will manage and ensure the communications through:
|6-10 February 2017|
Dear GNC partners,
Save the Children will be hosting an Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency Training in Maiduguri, Nigeria from February 6-10, 2017. This is the first of a series of OFDA-funded, country and regional trainings to increase capacity in IYCF-E response of the nutrition sector / cluster. The invitation and application have been circulated within the Nigeria Nutrition in Emergencies Working Group. We’d appreciate your help in also sending it on to your teams in the field to ensure they receive the information with enough time to apply. (Deadline for applications is December 14, 2016.) Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Save the Children||Maiduguri, Nigeria|
|December 2nd, 2016|
Dear GNC partners:
Thanks to the hospitality of our global partner “International Orthodox Christian Charities” (IOCC), the next GNC Annual Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting will take place in Beirut, Lebanon in March 2017.
In order to set the dates for the meeting, please kindly cast your vote via Doodle Survey using the following link: http://doodle.com/poll/8vma79zustftq4f3
The proposed dates are:
The GNC SAG Meeting will take place on a day prior to the agreed dates – either on 14 or on 28 March 2017.
Please cast your vote before 30 December 2016.
GNC Coordination Team