Novel Metrics to Support Research, Programming, and Policy in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health: Findings from India, Nepal and Ghana
Event Date: Sep 16, 2020
Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM (GMT -4)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Emerging global evidence highlights the lack of critical, accurate, and timely data as a major weakness for decision-making around policy and programmatic actions relevant to diets, nutrition, and overall food systems. With rapid and increased utilization of digital technologies by development programs, there is a growing focus on the development of novel metrics that can better support evidence-based policy making. Research supported by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition in low- and middle-income countries explores the use of technologies such as mobile data and accelerometers to assess food security and the relationship of physical activity, energy expenditure and diet quality in specific population sub-groups.
Join this webinar, co-hosted by USAID Advancing Nutrition and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, to learn more about the research findings and policy and programmatic implications from the studies conducted in India, Nepal, and Ghana aimed at generating evidence for sound policy making in agriculture, nutrition, and health.
Grace Namirembe, Data Analyst for the U.S. Government's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition
Dr. Robin Strestha, Regional Project Manager for the U.S. Government's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition
Giacomo Zanello, Associate Professor in Food Economics and Health at the University of Reading (UK) and LCIRAH Fellow
Lichen Liang, Data Analyst for the U.S. Government's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition