Global Nutrition Cluster

GNC projects

 
 

Projects 2011-2013

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There are various projects that are implemented or supported by the GNC, all of which aim to further the objectives, strategic priorities and work plan of the GNC to ensure an appropriate nutrition response in emergencies that is predictable, timely, effective and at scale.

 

To conduct a governance review of the GNC
Purpose Despite the existence of the Standard Operating procedure and other GNC guidance; there is a strongly felt need among core partners to have a process of reflection on the current structure, membership, operational modalities and governance of the GNC and to put forward recommendations for future functioning of the GNC to enhance performance
Outcome A report with recommendations on ways forward
Funding source EMOPS
Timeframe May - August 2013
Organisation completing project Consultant under a supervision of the GNC-CT
 
For more information, consult project documents: ToR [doc]. Project is ongoing.

 

Support to the GNC through surge capacity for rapid response
Purpose Support to the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) through providing surge capacity for rapid response
Outcome Capacity of the GNC to support national cluster coordination and information management function strengthened
Funding source ECHO
Timeframe March - December 2013
Organisations completing project International Medical Corps UK, Action Contre la Faim, Save the Children, WorldVision International
 
For more information, consult project documents: PCA with  Action Contre la Faim[doc], PCA with Save the Children UK [doc], PCA with International Medical Corps UK [doc], PCA with WorldVision International [doc] or contact Ayadil Saparbekov at asaparbekov@unicef.org. Project is ongoing.

 

To complement the Harmonized Training Package:
Nutrition of Older People in Emergencies
Purpose To provide a resource for humanitarian workers in emergencies about nutrition in people aged 50 and above
Outcome A new training module is available within the revised HTP on older people
Funding source ECHO
Timeframe October 2011 - April 2012, extended to March 2013
Organisation completing project HelpAge International
 
For more information, consult the project document [pdf] or contact Project Manager: Pascale Fritsch, pfritsch@helpage.org. The project completed and the HTP module "Nutrition of Older People in Emergencies" is available on the website.



Support to the GNC through provision of global level cluster coordination training and surge capacity for rapid response
Purpose To increase GNC's partner understanding of cluster coordination and partner's role in the nutrition cluster as well as to increase the surge capacity of the GNC for emergencies
Outcome 1) GNC partners have been trained in nutrition cluster coordination;
2) Prompt response is available for disasters through the deployment of trained nutrition cluster coordinators within 72 hours to coordinate the nutrition response;
Funding source ECHO via GNC
Timeframe December 2011 - June 2013
Organisation completing project International Medical Corps UK
 
For more information, consult the project document [pdf], project evaluation [pdf] or contact: Caroline Abla, cabla@InternationalMedicalCorps.org.



Workshop on strengthening IYCF programming and planning for emergency preparedness and response
Purpose To hold a highly participatory and interactive workshop that will reflect experiences, challenges and agreed next steps on IYCF and IYCF-E
Outcome 1) A workshop is carried out on IYCF and IYCF-E programming where participants are familiar with and understand the latest evidence on IYCF and IYCF-E interventions, resources, practical aspects of delivering interventions, monitoring systems and outcomes.
2) Individual and NGO action plans are developed for IYCF and IYCF-E programming and capacity strengthening.
3) Gaps and needs are identified, and follow-up capacity building events, next steps and support needs are discussed and agreed.
4) Commitment from Donors, UN and NGOs on IYCF and IYCF-E programming is increased.
Funding source ECHO 
Timeframe December 2011 - December 2012
Organisation completing project Save the Children UK
 
For more information, consult the project document [pdf], project report [pdf] or contact: Ali Maclaine, a.maclaine@savethechildren.org.uk. The project is completed.



Institutional support to the GNC training project
Purpose To develop and deliver an updated Nutrition Cluster Coordination Training Package for senior management
Outcome 1) Nutrition Cluster Coordination Training Package is updated
2) Orientation package materials are developed
3) Cluster Coordination Training conducted in 4 regions
4) Cluster Coordination Orientation conducted in 8 countries
Funding source ECHO 
Timeframe September 2011 - December 2011
Organisation completing project Red R
 

For more information, consult the project document [pdf], project TOR [pdf], Training packages for Country Nutrition Cluster Partners.

Summary of training reports are available for Somalia [pdf], South Sudan [pdf], Sudan [pdf], Democratic Republic of Congo [zip file], Ethiopia [pdf], Niger and Kenya [pdf]. The project is completed.



To complement the Harmonized Training Package:
Gender
Purpose To provide a resource for humanitarian workers in emergencies about addressing gender equity in emergencies. 
Outcome A new training module is available within the revised HTP on gender
Funding source ECHO
Timeframe October 2011 - December 2011, extended to May 2013
Organisation completing project Consultant under a supervision of the GNC-CT
 
For more information, consult the project document [pdf]. The project completed and the HTP module 22 "Gender-responsive Nutrition in Emergencies" is available on the website [link].



Nutrition in Emergencies training project
Purpose To develop a NiE training for humanitarian workers on nutrition in emergencies using the 21 HTP modules. 
Outcome 1. Updated NiE Training Package materials.
2. Country level trainings are prepared for and facilitated, with reports written after each training in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan.
3. A summary report of the training and lessons learned for the all countries submitted.
4. Revised NiE Training Package based on feedback from the field and the summary report conclusions submitted to the GNC-CT.
Funding source ECHO
Timeframe September 2011 - November 2011
Organisation completing project Consultant under supervision of the GNC-CT
 
For more information, consult the project document [pdf], project TOR [pdf], Global report [pdf], Facilitator's Guide [pdf], Reports for the nutrition in emergencies training for Afghanistan [pdf], Somalia and Yemen [pdf], South Sudan [pdf]. The project is completed.



Nutrition Cluster Handbook project
Purpose To develop a Nutrition Cluster Handbook.
Outcome 1. A comprehensive outline of the cluster handbook is developed, shared and endorsed by the cluster partners and country cluster coordinator.
2. All relevant and agreed upon chapters are developed, reviewed for quality and consistency and comments are appropriately incorporated nto the first draft.
3. A review of the available draft material is facilitated in the context of the Global Cluster Meeting (March 2011) and documented.
4. A consensus building meeting/feedback with partners on the cluster handbook is conducted and documented.
5. Summary documentation of feedback/issues/responses received through the development process
Funding source ECHO
Timeframe Febuary - July 2011, extended to March 2013
Organisation completing project Consultant under supervision of the GNC-CT
 
For more information, consult the project document [doc]. The project is completed, handbook  developed and is available from the website [link].


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