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Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

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United Nations Children’s Fund

A mother is feeding her child with bouillie, a nourishing meal made with local ingredients that helps strengthen children who suffer from malnutrition. They are Pietro’s health center, in the North West of Côte d’Ivoire.

Course details

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Length
16 weeks
Effort
1-2 hours per week
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This training course aims to enhance the competencies and build the capacity of UNICEF staff and counterparts who are involved in infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programmes in developing countries.

About this course

This training course aims to enhance the competencies and build the capacity of UNICEF staff and counterparts who are involved in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programmes in developing countries. This includes programme development, programme implementation, programme evaluation, and other related activities for improving nutrition and health outcomes of infants, young children, and women.

The training course consists of a series of 14 modules – 11 lectures and 3 case studies. The lectures fall under the main topics areas of Essentials of IYCF, Programming, and Special Topics.

Acknowledgments

This training course was jointly developed by the Infant and Young Child Feeding Unit, Nutrition Section, UNICEF Headquarters and Cornell NutritionWorks, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. We also appreciate the contributions of all the speakers.

Target audience

UNICEF staff and counterparts.

Learning objectives

After completing the training, you should have:

  • Awareness of up-to-date knowledge about IYCF and nutrition for women.
  • Ability to interpret data and describe population-based problems related to IYCF.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate IYCF research, programmes, and policies to supervisors, partners, and national governments.
  • Awareness of best practices to coordinate, facilitate, manage and monitor action on recommended IYCF research, programmes, and policies.
  • Awareness of best practices to incorporate IYCF initiatives with emerging issues.