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South-Sudan is taking the Nutrition agenda further with two successful workshops

Following similar workshops hold in November-December 2014 on “Integrating Food Security and Nutrition for Programming”, a need to replicate this training in other states was emphasized. Western Equatoria and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States undertook two new workshops, in Yambio (29th November to 1st October 2015) and in Aweil (6th to 8th October 2015). These trainings have been carried by the Training of Trainers (ToTs) from South Sudan, who took part in the Regional Training Workshop on Integration of Nutrition and Food Security Programming and Training of Trainers Sessions from 24 February to 1 March 2014 in Nairobi.

Both workshops allowed gathering more than 20 technical professionals coming from government and humanitarian nutrition and food security sectors currently engaged in either emergency, resilience-building programming aiming at fostering the dialogue and ensuring a shared understanding of the linkages between nutrition and food security.

The vast majority of participants said that they were very satisfied with the training. They were able to improve their understanding of basic concepts of nutrition and food security. Additionally, they have improved their knowledge on causes of malnutrition through the problem-solution trees methodology and realized the importance of making food security and agricultural programmes more nutrition-sensitive. Finally, the closing discussion brought to light the importance of capitalizing on the results of these workshops in order to benefit vulnerable populations in the two regions.

To find out more, you can download the final workshop report here.