As part of a global initiative to increase capacity in emergency nutrition, the American University of Beirut (AUB), in collaboration with the Institute of Child Health (part of University College London) will be running an 11-day course in Nutrition in Emergencies course in Beirut from the 4th to the 15h June, 2012. This course provides a unique opportunity to strengthen organizational capacity to respond effectively in emergencies.
The course has been designed to increase the nutrition literacy of a broad range of people who have an involvement in nutrition-related emergency responses, including:
- general programme managers
- Food security & livelihoods specialists
- Public health practitioners
- Health personnel
- It is also suitable for nutritionists who would like to learn more about emergency programming.
The course content is based on the NIE Harmonized Training Package, which was developed on behalf of the Global Nutrition Cluster by international experts in emergency nutrition. This is the most up-to-date training package for NIE and is widely recognised by organizations working in the sector. We have tailored the course to meet the specific requirements for the region. Further details can be found in the attached brochure and our website (www.nietraining.net).
The course costs US$2000. This fee covers full board meals, all course materials), as well as two nights’ accommodation at the Agriculture Research and Educational Centre from 13th till 15th June. (Please note that this fee does not include accommodation for the first 9 days of the course; from 4th till 12th June).
Interested individuals should complete and return the enclosed application form to AUBfirstname.lastname@example.org or by fax (for the attention of NIE training: +961-1-744460). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the course is full. Deadline for application is the 1st of March 2012.