ANH Academy Week

The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy invites the global community of ANH researchers and users of this research to the first ANH Academy Week to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 20-24 June 2016.

Purpose of the ANH Academy Week

The ANH Academy Week will be an annual event, expanding on the successful history of the five Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conferences, events and activities by CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Action (IMMANA). 

The goal of the ANH Academy Week is to facilitate learning and sharing among the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health. The first ANH Academy Week is to be held in Addis Ababa to facilitate participation and engagement of the African research and research-user communities with participants from around the world.

Programme

A preliminary programme for the ANH Academy Week can now be downloaded and features contributions from a diverse set of ANH Academy partners and leading thinkers at the nexus of agriculture, nutrition and health research. Keynote speakers announced so far include Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and former Rwandan Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI); and Shawn Baker, Director of Nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Academy Week events will begin with two days of interactive Learning Labs covering a broad array of nutrition impact measurement methods and skills, as well as workshops focusing on interdisciplinary research, funding and getting published. A set of key learning outcomes can be found by clicking on sessions in the programme – more details will be added periodically so please return to the site for updates.

The Learning Labs will be followed by a three day Scientific Conference on Agri-Health Research. Speakers from institutions in over twenty countries will be delivering research abstracts around five major themes:

  • Agriculture and food systems, environmental change and diets
  • Agriculture and human health linkages
  • Contribution of agriculture and food systems policies and programmes towards nutrition
  • Drivers of food environment at national, community and household levels
  • Institutions and governance of food systems

These sessions will be accompanied by a wide range of poster presentations from around the world, Keynote Addresses from leading figures in relevant disciplines and panel-based sessions on evidence into policy.

There will be ample opportunities to network, socialise and foster new collaborations. Registration is now open and more information about the Week’s activities can be found here.

About the ANH Academy Week

The ANH Academy Week will be an annual event, expanding on the successful history of the five Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conferences and events and activities by CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Action (IMMANA).

The goal of the ANH Academy Week is to facilitate learning and sharing among the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health. The first ANH Academy Week is to be held in Addis Ababa to facilitate participation and engagement of the African research and research-user communities with participants from around the world.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #ANHAcademyWk2016

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Event Date: 20/06/2016 – 24/06/2016

Venue details: Hilton Hotel | Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa 1164, Ethiopia  

Organiser: The London International Development Centre (LIDC) | admin@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk | 0 20 7958 8251

Event website:  ANH ACADEMY WEEK (LCIRAH)

Event cost: Free

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