Miscellaneous : meetings and traininig
Presentation of the 2001 Symposium to the History of Nutrition Committe in San Diego Buford Nichols 10.01.2000
Training in nutrition/household food security in French Florence Egal 10.02.2000
Re: Training in nutrition/household food security in French Samimata Wade 14.02.2000
ACC/SCN meeting Michael Golden 02.03.2000
PFEDA: courses & trainings Dominique Bounie 11.03.2000
Upcoming Nutrition Rights Courses George Kent 30.10.2000
MSc in nutrition education/NutSoc Sheet 4 Ann Burgess 21.11.2000
Re: MSc in nutrition education/NutSoc Sheet 4 Seema Dixit 21.11.2000

Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 12:05:41 -0600

From: "Buford Nichols, M.D." <bnicholsatbcm.tmc.edu>

Subject: Presentation of the 2001 Symposium to the History of Nutrition Committe in San Diego



I am planning the agenda for the History of Nutrition Committee meeting in San Diego. Would you like to make a presentation to the Committee about the 2001 Symposium cochaired with Mike Golden. How much time will you need? Is the title still the same? Will you wish to include materials in the meeting folder for the Committee members? Can you address funding issues as well?


Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 09:52:15 +0100

From: "Egal, Florence (ESNP)" <Florence.Egalatfao.org>

Subject: Training in nutrition/household food security in French


Dear all,

I have just been told that the training in Ghent is being discontinued.

Where can one send people from Francophone countries for a one-year training (MSc)?


Florence Egal

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 16:23:46 +0000

From: Samimata Wade <enutsaliatucad.refer.sn>

Subject: Re: Training in nutrition/household food security in French


In Sénégal, Université of Dakar, Faculty of Sciences, we have recently started an MSc and PHd training in Human Nutrition.

This is the first in West Africa French speaking countries. The MSc course is run every two years and this year is the second cohort. Scientist, agronome, physician etc are eligible, but the application is highly selective. We receive 100 requests for 14 places. The training is a multidisplinary one and we have teachers from Africa, France, Belgium.

If you want more information please contact me.

Professeur Salimata Wade, Resposable du DEA ,Nutrition et Alimentation.



(Note from M Golden - It is great to be training people within the regions with pressing problems - and let us hope that this course will lessen the brain-drain to developed countries and UN agencies that strips most developing countries of the human capital they need to develop. There are lots of courses in the Industrialised world, but most are of little relevance to the real problems Ngonutters face. May we wish Salimata every success)

Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 12:19:20 +0000

From: Michael Golden <m.goldenatabdn.ac.uk>

Subject: ACC/SCN meeting


This year the annual ACC/SCN meeting is taking place at the World Bank, Washington, DC, USA from April 10th to 15th.

It is being jointly hosted by UNICEF and the World Bank.

The overall theme is "Nutrition Stocktaking and the Challenges for the 21st Century"

All ngos and those active in nutrition in developing countries are invited to attend.


I would urge as many NGOs and others to attend for the following reasons:

1) it is the main forum for interaction between civil society and the UN-system with respect to nutrition.

2) it is the formum were you can influence and constructively talk to those in charge of nutrition for the UN-agencies. If something is wrong or you have a solution, this is the place to voice your concerns and suggest ways of improvement.

3) it has not been well attended by NGO's in the past, largely because it has been viewed as an inter-UN-Agency-get-together in which there is little place for civil society. Determined efforts are being made to allow it to be more interactive - this will only occur if you come and participate.

This year there is to be a separate session for NGOs to discuss their interaction with the UN system and then to present a joint report on the deliberations to the plenary session.


The agenda includes:

Symposium on the World Nutrition Situation: Challenges and Opportunities for the UN in the Next Century

The Abraham Horwitz Lecture: What Makes the Difference? Applying the Positive Deviance Approach to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes Working Group on Life Cycle Consequences of Foetal and Infant Malnutrition Working Group on Micronutrients

Working Group on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding; Working Group on Nutrition in Emergencies; Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics and Human Rights; Working Group on Household Food Security; Working Group on Nutrition of School-Age Children; Final Plenary: discussion of Strategic Plan (full details available at the web site <www.unsystem.org/accscn/>) The main activity takes place in the Working Groups.

For an adgenda, registration form etc., contact the secretariate accscn at <accscnatwho.ch> (Arabella Duffield (RNIS) )

For those ngonuts that do not have the funds to travel (which is the majority) - Please get in touch with ACCSCN and ask to be sent the reports of the working groups of interest to you, other ACCSCN documents and reports and notices of future meetings.

HOWEVER, if you cannot be there in person, do not feel excluded: if there is something that you wish formally discussed in the NGO (or other) session and possibly formally brought to the attention of the UN-system in the plenary, could you send your message to either Ian Darnton-Hill of Hellen Keller International <IDarnton-Hillathki.org> or to Michael Golden <m.goldenatabdn.ac.uk>

See some of you there (smile).


Prof. Michael H.N.Golden

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 22:21:02 +0100 (MET)

From: bounieatuniv-lille1.fr (Dominique Bounie)

Subject: PFEDA: courses & trainings


Dear Ngonuts,

The "Trainings & courses" page on PFEDA website (http://www.univ-lille1.fr/pfeda) has been reorganized and updated. An agenda of on-going and coming events is now currently updated. Please, forward me your annoucements of trainings + full details to be posted on the site.

Thank you,



Dominique Bounie, Mr.
Batiment EUDIL-IAAL, Boulevard Langevin Campus Universitaire de l'USTL
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex - France
Tel : (33) (0), Fax : (33) (0) Email :
dominique.bounieatuniv-lille1.fr Internet URL : http://www.univ-lille1.fr/pfeda

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 09:02:40 -1000

From: George Kent <kentathawaii.edu>

Subject: : Upcoming Nutrition Rights Courses


For your information, in spring 2001 I will be offering an on-line course on Nutrition Rights. An announcement may be obtained at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kent/pols675cSpring2001Announcement.doc

In addition, together with several Resource Persons, I will be offering a course on "The Human Right to Food and Nutrition: Principles and Policies" from July 30 to August 10, 2001, at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. The announcement for this course may be obtained at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kent/CEUAnnouncement.rtf If you cannot access these announcements, or if you would like more information, let me know.

Please feel free to circulate this information to others who might be interested.

Aloha, George

George Kent, Professor
Department of Political Science, University of Hawai'i
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 - U.S.A.
Phone: 1 (808) 956-8743, Cell: 1 (808) 389-9422, Fax: 1 (808) 956-6877

From: "Ann Burgess" <annburgessatsol.co.uk>

Subject: MSc in nutrition education/NutSoc Sheet 4

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 09:28:43 -0000


1. I have been asked by a Turkish doctor to recommend an institution offering an MSc specializing in 'community based education in nutrition'. Can anyone help on this one?

2. We have recently updated the Nutrition Society's Information Sheet 4 on sources of nutrition training materials (non-electronic) for low-income countries. This is at www.nutsoc.org.uk under careers.



Ann Burgess
Nutrition Consultant
Craiglea Cottage, Glenisla
Blairgowrie PH11 8PS - Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1575 582218<

From: "seema dixit" <ssdixitathotmail.com>

Subject: Re: MSc in nutrition education/NutSoc Sheet 4

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 16:09:02 -0000


I think the Masters program (Food Policy and Applied Nutrition) with a concentration in Nutrition Intervention at the School of Nutrition at Tufts University, Boston, US offers a good choice of courses towards community based nutrition interventions. "I am not sure of any other program specially focussed on community based nutrition interventions. (see : here for more info)