Building stronger linkages between agriculture and nutrition for health and development: the Ghana context

Date and Time: 

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30

This event is part of a new Webinar Series “Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context”.

Session 2 - Building stronger linkages between agriculture and nutrition for health and development: the Ghana context

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The ANH Academy and the African Nutrition Society have launched a new webinar series exploring critical links between agriculture, livelihoods, health and individual and household nutrition in Africa.

The webinars invite early career researchers from across the Academy and ANS membership to discuss research methodologies, metrics and policy implications of studies that seek to better understand, measure and analyse these linkages. The series is designed to foster meaningful, innovative and international peer-to-peer conversations by utilising the global ANH Academy research network and ANS membership.

About

The webinar series brings together researchers from around the globe working at the interdisciplinary crossroads of agriculture-nutrition-health to explore emerging issues, share ideas and identify critical issues that will drive future research in the African context. With a strong research focus, the series will provide a platform for early career researchers to share their on-going work and topical studies, and engage with the international research community around issues that are pertinent in Africa, with lesson learning for other contexts.

Webinars will take place on a monthly basis and the ANH Academy online forum will be used to facilitate the cross-fertilisation of ideas, experiences, relevant research and resources among participants and presenters between sessions. The series if formed of five sessions. 

Format

Each webinar will last 90 minutes, beginning with a presentation and followed by a discussion/Q&A session moderated by Dr. Linley Chiwona-Karltun of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and other distinguished scholars.

Who should attend

The webinar is intended for early career researchers and users of research (recent graduates, Masters students, PhD students, recent PhDs, junior professionals) interested in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and/ or health. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Certification

A certificate of engagement will be awarded to participants that fulfil a set of criteria:

  • Participant has attended at least three sessions.

    • All sessions will be recorded. If a participant is unable to attend a session, they should watch the recording in their own time and complete a short quiz before the next webinar.

  • Participant has engaged in conversation and provided comments and inputs in the discussion forum.

  • Participant has completed an evaluation form for the seminar series.

Webinar schedule
 

Session 1 - Caregiver capabilities (webinar resources are now available)

Dr. Cynthia Matare, Nutrition Scientist, Cornell University/ IMA World Health
19 October 2017,  2 – 3.30 pm (BST/ London time)

Session 2 - Building stronger linkages between agriculture and nutrition for health and development: the Ghana context (registration is now open)

Dr. Richmond Aryeetey, Senior Lecturer with the University of Ghana School of Public Health
6 November 2017, 2 – 3.30 pm (BST/ London time)

Session 3 - December 2017

Session 4 - January 2018

Session 5 - February 2018

Registration

Participants should register separately for each session. 

Session 2- register

Location: 

virtual - time indicated in BST (London)

Speaker: 

 

Dr. Richmond Aryeetey, Senior Lecturer with the University of Ghana School of Public Health

 

Richmond Aryeetey is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Ghana School of Public Health and Convener of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Academic Platform in Ghana. He has almost two decades of research experience in community nutrition focusing on infant and young child feeding, food systems, and nutrition policy.

His current research includes 1) Nutrition Links which focuses on leveraging Agriculture for health and nutrition of young children, adolescents, and reproductive age women in rural Ghana; 2) Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly, which brings together stakeholders to benchmark national breastfeeding programming against international best practice standards to promote breastfeeding scale-up in Ghana; 3) TACLED which is generating and translating contextual dietary behavior evidence to develop and strengthen policy/program environment for optimal diets in Ghana.