This course covers basic concepts around the humanitarian system and reform, undernutrition and response in emergencies, individual assessment and micronutrients. The package aims to increase the accessibility of information within key modules of the Harmonized Training Package: Resource Material for Training on Nutrition in Emergencies (the HTP) to strengthen the technical knowledge of individuals working in or aspiring to work in emergency nutrition.
The course comprises 5 sections comprised of lessons and mini-lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and each mini-lesson takes 10–15 minutes.
You should allow 3½ – 5 hours per section for Section 1 – Section 4, and 7 hours to cover all the content of Section 5.
You can stop and return to a lesson at any time, and you are free to jump around the lessons and the pages within them as you wish. You can use the Bookmarks or Favourites feature in your browser to save your progress.
Harmonised Training Package: Resource Material for Training on Nutrition in Emergencies (the HTP)
The HTP is a comprehensive documentation of the latest technical aspects of Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE). It is a resource package for use in course development by experienced trainers. It is also a good source of the latest technical information to support individual learning.
Each of the 21 modules consists of four sections: A Fact sheet providing an overview of the module’s topic, Technical notes for trainers and trainees that provide guidance on current practice, a Trainer´s guide to help trainers develop the course, and a Resources document which lists relevant available resources.
The HTP is an initiative of the IASC Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and has been endorsed by the GNC and its member’s agencies. Version 1 was launched in 2007, developed by NutritionWorks on behalf of the GNC. Version 2 will include an additional module, for a total of 22 modules and will be available by September 2011. The update is being coordinated by NutritionWorks in a project managed by the UK based charity, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), funded by USAID/OFDA.
The complete Version 2 of the HTP will be available on the United Nations Standing Committee for Nutrition website, www.unscn.org.
This training course (Sections 1-4) was commissioned by UNICEF to the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) and was jointly developed and produced.
Section 5 on infant and young child feeding in emergencies was produced in a separate initiative by the IFE Core Group, an interagency collaboration, in 2009/2010 funded by the Global Nutrition Cluster. IFE Core Group members are UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, IBFAN-GIFA, CARE USA, SC UK, SC US, Concern Worldwide, ACF International Network, coordinated by the ENN.
The ENN e learning Team comprised Valerie Gatchell, Marie McGrath & Chloe Angood (technical content, coordination & management), Diane Holland (test development), Phil Wilks (fruitysolutions.com) on IT design, Rachna Pisani, Mariangela Bisani & Rachna Kaura (instructional designers), Brian Jones (functional reviewer).
The project was conceptualized by and developed in collaboration with UNICEF, particular acknowledgement goes to Flora Sibanda-Mulder, Ilka Esquivel, Erin Boyd, Nune Mangasaryan, Marjatta Tolvanen-Ojutkangas (HQ support and technical review), to Rachel Lozano, Laura Irizarry, Roger Mathisen, Anna Hiltunen (functional review), to Susan Markisz (UNICEF Communications) and to Peter Dawkins & Alma Santiago (UNICEF IT).
Sections 1-4 were peer reviewed by the HTP update editorial management team (EMT) and the following technical experts and HTP authors for V2: Lola Gostelow (Section 1), Carmel Dolan (Section 2 & EMT), Diane Holland (Section 3) and Andy Seal (Section 4).
Thanks to IFE Core Group focal points for reviewing the Section 5 test: Mary Lung’aho, Nune Mangasaryan, Rebecca Norton, Lida Lhotska, Ali Maclaine, Karleen Gribble, Vicky Sibson, Kate Golden, Zita Weise Prinzo, and Therese Fliesendevuyst.
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