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8 August 2014: Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) consortium releases a brief about its upcoming research activities. REFANI is a DFID funded joint research project with ACF, Concern, ENN and UCL.  

Papers and publications

8 August 2014: IFRC and partners release a new report: Early warning early action: Mechanisms for rapid decision making. Drought preparedness and response in the arid and semi-arid lands  of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, and in the East Africa Region.

6 August 2014: IDS has launched the 2013 Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) report which measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 developing countries. 

6 August 2014: Disucssion paper by FAO on strengthening the links between resilience and nutrition in food and agriculture is released to summarize thinking on nutrition and resilience and discuss the linkages between the two agendas.   

6 August 2014: Technical Guidelines from FAO now available on agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action, designed to assist professionals involved in emergency and resilience to promote integrated planning across sectors for sustainable improvements in nutrition. 

6 August 2014: IFPRI has launched the Global Nutrition Report. The Report is one outcome of the Nutrition for Growth Summit in London in 2013. 

Tools and training

8 August 2014: The FAO have developed a map of Food Security and Nutrition tools, guidelines and reports. A first version is now available on-line here. This will be updated regularly.

6 August 2014: The Regional SMART Methodology Training for the Middle East and Northern African (MENA) countries is scheduled for August 23rd to  29th, 2014 in Jordan. To apply, complete an online survey

1 August 2014: Access the new e-learning course from the Feinstein International Centre on the International Humanitarian Coordination System 'building a better response'.


13 August 2014: The 2nd International Workshop on Micronutrient and Child Health (MCHWS-2014) 3rd to 7th November 2014 at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Contact Dr Umesh Kapil to attend. 

6 August 2014: The 16th Annual Global Child Nutrition Forum entitled “Improving Nutrition by Strengthening School Feeding Programmes” will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 29 - October 3

6 August 2014: Inivtations have now gone out for ENN's Technical Meeting on Nutrition October 7-9, 2014.