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Mapping Nutrition Preparedness in Emergency Course


Nutrition in emergencies has two broad objectives: preventing deaths and protecting peoples’ right to nutrition. When disaster strikes, people who are already malnourished before the emergency are more vulnerable to illness and death. The communities affected by the emergency are also at risk of malnutrition because of lack of food or only access to inadequate food and water, poor sanitation and lack of access to health services. This training will prepare the participants in nutrition emergencies with the theme to: Prepare for emergencies to prevent hunger and malnutrition.

This course covers basic concepts of GIS under nutrition and response in emergencies, individual assessment and micronutrients. The course aims to inform the public about the importance of preparedness during emergencies, how to respond and what recovery measures can be taken to prevent death and the worsening of malnutrition of affected populations. This training will also strengthen the technical knowledge of individuals working in or aspiring to work in emergency nutrition.


5 Days


This course is designed for people working or aspiring to work in emergency nutrition, project coordinators in nutrition implementing agency or academic institution


  • Understand what GIS is and its application to communicate nutrition emergency and response
  • Understand basic concepts of nutrition; define types of nutrients; and understand types and forms of under nutrition.
  • Explain what anthropometry is; explain under nutrition and how it is assessed; understand how to measure weight, height and MUAC in young children;
  • Indicate minimum international standards for micronutrients in emergencies; and recognize the types and causes of micronutrient deficiency diseases in developing countries and emergency situations.
  • Understand the importance of safe and appropriate feeding in saving infants and young children lives, be aware of the dangers of artificial feeding, and of the risks of not breastfeeding in an emergency,
  • Know what IFE is.


MODULE 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to GIS concepts and terminologies in the context of nutrition preparedness in emergency
  • Introduction to spatial information
  • Introduction to GIS software
  • Working with GIS software
  • GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for Nutrition preparedness
  • Mapping Nutrition preparedness in emergency using GIS

MODULE 2: Basic Concept in Nutrition in Emergency

  • Why care about nutrition?
  • Nutrition basics
  • Types of under nutrition: growth failure
  • Types of under nutrition: micronutrient deficiencies
  • Causes and most vulnerable to under nutrition
  • Response to nutrition in emergencies
  • Nutrition interventions

MODULE 3: Anthropometry and its Use

  • Measuring Under nutrition in Individuals
  • Measuring length and height
  • Measuring weight
  • Measuring Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
  • Nutritional indices and reference standards
  • Reference Standards
  • Measuring infants, adults and adolescents

MODULE 4: Micronutrients

  • Review of micronutrients
  • Assessing micronutrient deficiencies in emergencies
  • Calculating nutrient content of rations
  • Preventing micronutrient deficiencies
  • Policies and guidelines on Micronutrients

MODULE 5: Infant Feeding in Emergency (IFE)

  • Why IFE Matters
  • Infant feeding in the context of HIV
  • Key global initiatives on IFE
  • Common concerns about breastfeeding
  • Basic interventions
  • The importance of complementary feeding in emergencies
  • Policy, coordination, training and communication
  • Technical interventions on IFE
  • Preventing and handling donations in emergencies
  • Handling milk and milk products in emergencies


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of4participants. You can have it delivered in ourIRES Training Centreor at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel:+254 (020) 211 3814.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B  15nd July 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals15%of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance14days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made14days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 22-07-2019
Event End Date 26-07-2019
Cut off date 15-07-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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