Partners

American University of Beirut
The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, functioning under a charter from the State of New York. AUB has run a Public Health in Complex Emergencies courses for a number of years. The NIE training course is hosted by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS). The Faculty was established in 1952 on AUB's main campus in Beirut and has a diverse academic portfolio including agriculture, food science and management. FAFS has a strong background in providing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in nutrition. As such, it is particularly well positioned to provide training in emergency nutrition to professionals from across the Middle East and North Africa.

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development in the Asia region. ADPC was established in 1986 as an outreach activity of the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. Its initial aim was to strengthen the national disaster risk management systems in the region. In 1999, it became an independent entity and has become a leading provider of high-quality training in disaster management, risk reduction and public health in complex emergencies, amongst others. ADPC has been delivering nutrition training via the public health in complex emergencies course and will be adding the new NIE course to their portfolio for 2010.

Network for Action Against Malnutrition
NAM is based in Japan and was established in early 2014 with the aim of capacity building Japanese experts and volunteers for international nutrition through training courses as well as on-the-job training and field-based internships. NAM has conducted several training workshops on international nutrition for participants from NGOs, university teachers and students, consultant firms, private companies and local government officers in Japan.NAM also actively promotes networking for advocacy and experience/knowledge sharing among national and international institutions and stakeholders in Japan as well as globally. To achieve its mission NAM values and promotes 1) identification and tapping of existing and potential nutrition experts in Japan who are encouraged to be the members of NAM, 2) creation of “space” where the members can learn from each other, and 3) provision of innovative, practical and updated skills and knowledge of nutrition programs through practical training and workshop which need networking with international NGOs specialized in nutrition. 

UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH)
IGH is an interdisciplinary collaboration of leading academics working on health and development in a global context. The Institute is based at the Institute of Child Health within University College London and covers a number of issues, including nutrition and livelihoods, maternal and newborn health, early childhood development, evaluation of community interventions and the analysis of health systems and policies. IGH combines a strong research base with internationally renowned undergraduate and post-graduate training. As initiators of the NIE training project, IGH brings both hands-on and research expertise in emergency nutrition and extensive experience in developing and delivering high-quality training in this sector.

Emergency Nutrition Network
The Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) was set up in 1996 by an international group of humanitarian agencies to accelerate learning and strengthen institutional memory in the emergency food and nutrition sector. The ENNs flagship publication, Field Exchange, was developed as the main means of achieving this. Since its inception, the ENN has developed a range of complementary activities including production of Special Supplements on areas of cutting edge programming, production of training materials and policy guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies, research initiatives, and independent reporting on/facilitation of international meetings. The Nutrition in Emergencies Training Project was funded via ENN as part of its challenge to build capacity in the sector.

University of Makerere School of Public Health
Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. It currently provides a range of study programmes to approximately 30,000 undergraduates and 3000 post-graduates from the region and is an active centre for research. The School of Public Health sits within the College of Health Sciences and undertakes research and training in the areas of health policy planning and management, epidemiology and biostatistics, disease control and environment health, and community health and behavioural science. The School established a new Masters programme in Public Health Nutrition in 2009 and also led the pilot testing of the Harmonized Training Package in Kampala in 2008.