Miscellaneous : meetings and traininig
Nutrition Surveillance Course Pierre Traissac 11.02.98
announcement via Baby Milk Action Ireland Fiona O'Reilly 10.03.98
nutrition conference Michael Golden 20.04.98
Req for training courses References Ann Burgess  
Re: Req for training courses References Werner Schultink 01.05.98
Program Evaluation Beatrice L. Rogers 04.06.98
job vacancies + alertnet Michael Golden 14.08.98
conference on 'fortification of humanitarian food aid' Steven Hansch 21.10.98
save the date: march 3,4,5 Steve Hansch 28.12.98

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 10:32:09 +0100

From: Pierre TRAISSAC <Pierre.Traissacatmpl.orstom.fr>

Subject: Ngonut: Nutrition Surveillance Course Cc: traissacatmpl.orstom.fr


Dear ngo-nuts,

I acknowledge it may look like a bit of self promotion (and as a matter of fact it somewhat is :-) ) but nevertheless I think the following announcement may be of interest to some of you :




Montpellier, France

October 19 to November 6, 1998


It is jointly organized by :

- ORSTOM : the French Research Institute for Development through Cooperation, Nutrition Unit (WHO collaborating center for nutrition), Montpellier, France Francis Delpeuch, Bernard Maire.

- IMT : Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nutrition Unit, Antwerp, Belgium. Patrick Kolsteren, Ivan Beghin.

- International Course in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Ghent, Belgium. Mie Remaut-de-Winter.



The purpose of nutrition surveillance is to provide regular, relevant and timely information for early warning of impending nutritional emergencies, for on-going program management and for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs.

The International Conference on Nutrition (Rome 1992), which set the long term goal of eliminating hunger and any form of malnutrition around the world, featured nutrition surveillance as one of its main themes.

A chapter of the plan of action that followed is also devoted to the topic. More recently at the World Food Summit (Rome 1996) was also underlined the necessity to set up information systems on food insecurity and vulnerability.

This three week course is aimed at French speaking people dealing with nutrition surveillance in developing countries.

Thus the course will be taught in French.



* The causal approach to nutrition problems.

* Indicators and the choice of indicators.

* Concepts and methods in nutrition surveillance.

* Lessons from the past.

* Proposition for a new approach :

- Goals of nutrition surveillance

- Identification of users

- Set up of nutrition surveillance activities - Evaluation

- From data to information

- Presentation and communication of information.



Active participation will be emphasized through individual and group work, including case studies, computer practicals and computer assisted learning.

The number of participants is limited to 20 and selected by the organizing committee. The cost is 14500 FF for the three weeks, excluding accommodation (meals, lodging) as well as travel to and from Montpellier.

For more information please contact


CISN, Montpellier 98, Laboratoire de Nutrition

Centre ORSTOM BP 5045, 34032 MONTPELLIER Cedex 01

Phone : 33 4 67 41 61 70 fax : 33 4 67 54 78 00 e-mail : traissacatmpl.orstom.fr

e-mail: traissacatmpl.orstom.fr

www : http://www

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 12:48:48 GMT

From: foreillyattcd.ie (Fiona O'Reilly)

Subject: Ngonut: announcement via Baby Milk Action Ireland


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT -- IBFAN International Meeting on the issue of

Infant Feeding in Emergency and Relief Situations Split, Croatia

22 – 24 October 1998


Target Groups

NGOs working in Humanitarian Relief

Funding agencies (governments, churches and others) UN agencies

Recipient communities

Other interested parties


Aims and Objectives

The major objective of the international meeting is: to ensure a consistent approach to infant feeding in emergencies globally.

To reach this result it is intended:

to get the issues of infant feeding in emergencies higher up the agenda of all concerned organisations.

to raise awareness of key issues among international NGOs, humanitarian relief agencies and donor agencies.

to devise strategies to ensure that policies are transformed into action.

to form a working group to prepare a framework for future national meetings and for international consultation.



This three day international meeting is being facilitated by IBFAN – the International Baby Food Action Network. Further information is available from:


Margreet Houdijk

Wemos Foundation, PO Box 1693

1000BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 420 22 22, Fax: +31 20 620 50 94, e-mail: wemosattip.nl

Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 21:49:51 +0100

From: Michael Golden <refugeesatabdn.ac.uk>

Subject: Ngonut: nutrition conference


Dear Ngonuts,

As you know I canvassed members some time ago about advertisement of job vacancies on ngonut some time ago and the response was about 10:1 against using the list for this purpose.

I would now like to canvass your opinion, as the members of the list, about international conferences to which all would be eligible to attend.

I have been asked to post quite a long message about such a conference in Nigeria by Serge Treche: below is a copy of the Title, dates and contact Email/Smail addresses.

Would members please let me know if they wish such announcements to be allowed on ngonut and if so how much detail should be included. Organisers always want as wide publicity for their meetings as possible and I am concerned that we may be inundated with such calls - on the other hand there are many working in isolated places that may not have access to such opportunities for "networking".

The alternative is for someone to volunteer to collect and collate conference/meeting information and post it to the list periodically (say every 3 to 6 months) we could then send all notices to that person and not to the list in general.




Conference Dates: November 16 - 21, 1998

TO RECEIVE THE COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT (Background to the conference, session topics, outline topics, Call and application guidelines for posters and Oral Presentation; Registration Form, General Information), Please contact: In Nigeria: In Other Countries: Professor Isaac O. Akinyele Dr. Serge Treche Coordinator, Directeur de Recherche International Conference on ORSTOM Infant Nutrition, Lab de Nutrition Tropicale Department of Human Nutrition Centre ORSTOM University of Ibadan. 911 Avenue Agropolis Ibadan, Nigeria BP 5045, F34 032, Montpellier Tel.: 234-2-8105859 CEDEX, FRANCE Fax: 234-2-8105272 Tel. (33) 4 67 41 62 95 e-mail: laolu.akinyeleatskannet.com.ng Fax: (33) 4 67 54 78 00

e-mail trecheatmpl.orstom.fr


Prof. Michael H.N.Golden

From: Ann Burgess <annburgessatsol.co.uk>

Subject : Req for training courses References


Dear NGONuts

On behalf of the UK-based Nutrition Society, I am updating our

Information Sheets which list post-graduate and short (i.e less than one

year) courses on international human nutrition. At the moment we include

only courses which are taught in English and which are open to

non-nationals. As space is limited we give very brief details (see


If you are running or know of any relevant courses I would be pleased to

hear from you. Please contact me directly at <annburgess.sol.co.uk>, NOT

through NGONut.

The details we require are: name of institution, name of course,

qualification offered, duration, approx dates, address for further

details including fax and email.


International Agricultural Centre, The Netherlands. 'International

Course on Food and Nutrition'. Diploma. 6 months. Jan-June. Contact:

International Agricultural Centre, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, The

Netherlands. Fax +31 317 418552. <iacatiac.agro.nl>

Please note that I have all the courses listed in 'NU News on Health

Care in Developing Countries' from Uppsala.

The Information Sheets will be distributed with the Society's journal

'Proc of the Nutrition Society', and so will reach all our members and

many libraries. They will eventually be available on our web site

(hppt://www.nutsoc.org.uk) and may be published, as previous versions

have been, in 'SCN News'.


Thanking you in advance,



Ann Burgess, Nutrition Consultant

Craiglea Cottage, Glenisla, Blairgowrie PH11 8PS, Scotland, UK

Ph: +44 1575 582218

Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 10:34:26 +0700

From: gtzseameo-werner schultink <gtzseameatindo.net.id> Organization: gtz-seameo-tropmed

Subject: Re: Ngonut: Req for training courses References:


Dear Ann,

Below please find information on an international course in Community Nutrition in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kind regards,

Werner Schultink


Regional South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) MSc Program on Community Nutrition at University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. 2 years MSc program, starting in August. Contact: Evita Kandou, gtzseameatindo.net.id Fax:+62-21-3907695

Date: Thu, 4 Jun 98 9:02:05 EDT

From: "Beatrice L. Rogers" <BRogersatinfonet.tufts.edu>

Subject: Ngonut: Program Evaluation Certificate


Beginning this Fall at Tufts University

Certificate in Program Evaluation

In the nonprofit and government sectors, significant resources are devoted to programs that address compelling social needs. Evaluation of these programs can help them to grow and improve their operations. Yet agencies often resist evaluation because it is seen as politically risky or technically intimidating.

With private funders and public agencies increasingly demanding evaluation as a provision for funding, individuals with evaluation training are needed to assist programs, sponsoring agencies, and funders in planning and carrying out evaluations to address their needs for information and analysis.

Tufts University has developed a new certificate program for mid- career professionals who wish to learn about the design and implementation of effective evaluation strategies.

Students will learn practical skills that can be put to use in the evaluation of a wide range of social service, public health, community development, and environmental programs.

Certificate students enroll for credit in four graduate-level courses that focus on different aspects of program evaluation:

applied statistics

data analysis

research methods

and then complete an applied practicum. Courses are scheduled early in the day or in the evening to accommodate working professionals, who can complete the program in one year, attending classes on a part-time basis. Courses are taught by Tufts faculty from the departments of Child Development; Education; Nutrition; Psychology; and Urban and Environmental Policy. Applications accepted now for Fall start.


For a program brochure, contact:

Tufts Professional and Continuing Studies 112 Packard Ave., Medford, MA 02155 (617) 627-3562

pcsatinfonet.tufts.edu, www.tufts.edu/as/pcs

Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 11:50:21 +0100

From: Michael Golden <refugeesatabdn.ac.uk>

Subject: Ngonut: job vacancies + alertnet



As you know we decided not to advertise on ngonut. Alertnet does offer

this service so for those of you with Internet access

the URL is <http://www.alertnet.org> Jobs will be under the section

"Update/Jobs" - if you want to place a vacancy add then send the text to

<atalertnetatrtrlondon.co.uk> attention Cassie Knight.

Alertnet is for NGOs and contains a host of very useful field reports and

early-warnings from areas of the world in need of humanitarian action - it

is well worth a visit.

I understand that ILSE also runs a job-vacancy service - could someone

give the coordinates please.


Remember - no advertising on ngonut - thank you.

Prof. Michael H.N.Golden

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 06:25:55 -0500

From: Steven Hansch <shatintr.net>


Just a quick note, following a meeting yesterday among Food Aid Management, Margie Ferris Morris, The American Red Cross, and the Congressional Hunger Center;

as it looks as though we will convene a conference on 'fortification of humanitarian food aid' the first week of March 1999, could you please save those dates, think about how best to advertise this meeting (that is targeted for field practitioners), and advise on who all we should invite?

thank you very much,

steve hansch


Steve Hansch, Post Conflict Unit

World Bank, Shatintr.net

202 667 7745

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:39:42 +0100

From: "Steve Hansch" <shatintr.net>

Subject: Ngonut: FW: save the date: march 3,4,5


Save the Date: March 3-5, 1999

Workshop Announcement:

Enhancing Nutritional Quality of Relief Foods

An international workshop will be held March 3-5, in Washington DC, to discuss recent research and practice related to improvement in the nutritional value of ration foods given in humanitarian aid programs including emergencies, refugee/IDP camps, and transition situations.

The core participants will be NGO staff responsible for food aid programs, with the workshop focusing on exchange experiences of fortifying and improving ration quality, also discussing potential future field research to test new technologies for fortifying foods.

The workshop is being organized by Food Aid Management, the Congressional Hunger Center, the American Red Cross, Sustain, The Micronutrient Initiative of Canada and USAID

The organizers welcome papers, data, perspectives, or questions to be possibly added to the agenda.

For more information, or to send suggestions/papers, etc.

please contact any of the following:


Congressional Hunger Center -- shatintr.net

Food Aid Management -- pharriganatfoodaid.org

FMA -- fmaatdc.net