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A new round of participatory webinars will take place in March 2019 to walk users through the new features of the FAO/WHO GIFT platform. In the webinars, participants will be able to: Share suggestions on new indicators which could be developed; Learn about the plans for the further developments of the Platform; Learn how to upload datasets and their metadata into the Platform. Participants can register here to one of the following available sessions:             4th of March (Monday)              8.30 PM – 10.30 PM (GMT+1 - Italy)            ...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) held two webinars on the use of the FoodEx2 classification system in September and October 2018. FoodEx2 is a comprehensive food classification and description system aimed at covering the need to describe foods in a harmonized way. The system was first developed by EFSA to serve European countries, and has later been upgraded for a global use in collaboration with FAO and WHO. FAO/WHO GIFT uses FoodEx2 to harmonize the different food consumption datasets available in the platform, and to generate the ready-to-use indicators. This webinar, available in EFSA’s website, provides theoretical and practical...
The FAO/WHO GIFT platform was presented to a wider audience in the UN Network for SUN webinar series in March 2018. This series of webinar presented the concepts underlying the development of FAO/WHO GIFT and guided participants through the use of the platform. Participants were introduced to the platform in three different languages: English, Spanish and French. The presentations are available in YouTube: English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmE3C1Z7mz0 French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj2_q0qOWJ4 Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ia4t1Gqo4
In December 2017, the SPRING Accelerated Reduction Effort on Anaemia (AREA) Community of Practice held a webinar on how the FAO/WHO GIFT platform may strengthen food-based approaches to reduce iron deficiency. The full webinar recording is available online. Iron deficiency is one of the primary causes of anemia, a condition that affects over 1.5 billion people globally. Policymakers who want to address iron deficiency anemia through a food-based approach need information on individual quantitative food consumption to estimate daily intake of iron by different subsets of a given population. The FAO/WHO GIFT platform offers food-based indicators derived from sex and...
Another round of webinars will be conducting this year with the aim to: 1. Provide an update on the status of collection, collation and dissemination of quantitative individual food consumption data activities in low and lower middle income countries; 2. Present the new prototype of the  FAO/WHO GIFT platform to the potential end-users and collect their feedback. In November 2015, a series of webinars involving potential end-users and stakeholders from these four countries was organized. The main objective was to support the participatory development process of the FAO/WHO Global Individual Food consumption data Tool (FAO/WHO GIFT) platform by...
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