Caregiver capabilities - in the series Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30
virtual - time indicated in BST (London)
Caregiver capabilities: A Hidden Link between Agriculture, Nutrition and Child Health, in the series “Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context”
In this first webinar, Dr. Cynthia Matare, Cornell University, former IMMANA Fellow, presented her work on caregiver capabities and women's time use.
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About the webinar series
The webinars invite early career researchers from across the Academy and ANS membership to discuss research methodologies, metrics and policy implications of studies that seek to better understand, measure and analyse these linkages. The series is designed to foster meaningful, innovative and international peer-to-peer conversations by utilising the global ANH Academy research network and ANS membership.
The webinar series brings together researchers from around the globe working at the interdisciplinary crossroads of agriculture-nutrition-health to explore emerging issues, share ideas and identify critical issues that will drive future research in the African context. With a strong research focus, the series will provide a platform for early career researchers to share their on-going work and topical studies, and engage with the international research community around issues that are pertinent in Africa, with lesson learning for other contexts.
Webinars will take place on a monthly basis and the ANH Academy online forum will be used to facilitate the cross-fertilisation of ideas, experiences, relevant research and resources among participants and presenters between sessions. The series is formed of five webinars.
Each webinar will last 90 minutes, beginning with a presentation and followed by a discussion/Q&A session moderated by Dr. Linley Chiwona-Karltun of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and other distinguished scholars.
Who should attend
The webinar is intended for early career researchers and users of research (recent graduates, Masters students, PhD students, recent PhDs, junior professionals) interested in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and/ or health. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
A certificate of engagement will be awarded to participants that fulfil a set of criteria:
Participant has attended at least three sessions.
All sessions will be recorded. If a participant is unable to attend a session, they should watch the recording in their own time and complete a short quiz before the next webinar.
Participant has engaged in conversation and provided comments and inputs in the discussion forum.
Participant has completed an evaluation form for the seminar series.
Session 1 - Caregiver capabilities: A Hidden Link between Agriculture, Nutrition and Child Health
Dr. Cynthia Matare, Nutrition Scientist, Cornell University/ IMA World Health
19 October 2017, 2 – 3.30 pm (BST/ London time)
Session 2 - Building stronger linkages between agriculture and nutrition for health and development: the Ghana context
Dr. Richmond Aryeetey, Senior Lecturer with the University of Ghana School of Public Health
6 November 2017, 2 – 3.30 pm (BST/ London time)
Session 3 - December 2017
Session 4 - January 2018
Session 5 - February 2018
Participants should register separately for each session.
Session 1 - registeration closed
Dr. Cynthia Matare, Nutrition Scientist, Cornell University/ IMA World Health; former IMMANA Fellow
Dr. Cynthia Matare is a former Postdoctoral Fellow under the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Fellowship program, where she was leading the development of a tool to measure women’s time use and time stress in Zambia.
Dr. Matare is trained as a nutritionist and holds a PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University. Prior to joining the IMMANA programme, Dr. Matare was part of the Implementation Science and Interventions team for the Sanitation, Hygiene and Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) Trial in Zimbabwe. During this time, she led the development of an intervention to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding among women enrolled in the study, and also led work around caregiver capabilities for uptake and utilization of SHINE interventions.
Dr. Matare also worked on various maternal, infant and young child nutrition programs during her time as a nutritionist under the Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe.