Workshops, Conferences and Training Portfolio


New York, USA: November –December

Designed, co-facilitated and documented an ‘Expert Discussion on Operationalizing Nutritional Care and Support for Infants in the Context of HIV Treatment Simplification’. This two-day meeting was convened to brainstorm, discuss and
map out what needs to be done to ensure successful nutritional care and support for mothers and infants, as countries review, consider and transition to options B and B+. Report is available on request.

FHI 360 and CORE Group HIV and Nutrition Working Groups (Save the Children, WV, CRS and PCI)   Washington, DC: February - March 2012

Co-facilitated a two-day, state of the art (SOTA) conference on Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) entitled Getting the Knack of NACS and wrote conference report documenting the evidence base, lessons learned, promising practices and the proposed way forward regarding NACS programming. The meeting report, presentations and videos are available at "Getting the Knack of NACS".

Rome, Italy: August – December 2010

Developed training modules on WFP’s Food-by-Prescription program for country- and regional-level staff. Food-by-Prescription is comprised of supplementary and therapeutic food programming for malnourished PLHIV on ART. Training includes power point presentations for training facilitators, and activities and handouts for participants.

London, England, with training conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
January 2009 – December 2009

Developed user-friendly, field-tested guidance that will assist practitioners in applying a sustainable livelihoods approach to community based and church based programmes that support those affected by HIV and AIDS. The guidance aims to: (1) assist practitioners to integrate livelihoods initiatives into existing church based models of HIV prevention, care and support, and treatment programmes and, (2) inform the design of new HIV-friendly livelihoods initiatives. This guidance, entitled Think Livelihoods! A Facilitators Guide for Applying a Livelihoods lens when working with People, Households and Communities affected by HIV and AIDS, is currently being piloted in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. Consultant conducted week-long training workshops for practitioners (in Ethiopia) on how to use the Guidance.

Academy for Educational Development (AED)/John Snow Inc. (JSI)
Washington, D.C., USA: November 2009 – February 2010

Designed and co-facilitated the Technical Consultation on Food and Nutrition Programming for OVC and their Families. The Technical Consultation was organized through the joint efforts of a multi-partner planning group led by AED, and including JSI, Save the Children, USAID and OGAC/PEPFAR. It created a unique opportunity for inter-sectoral dialogue among OVC, food security and nutrition specialists, with the aim of identifying the programmatic needs of OVC technical staff at NGOs and USAID missions operating within PEPFAR programs.

Project Concern International (PCI)
Mangochi, Malawi: April – June 2009

Designed and facilitated substantial portions of Africa Forum 2009, a five-day conference for 180 HIV, food security and nutrition practitioners from across Africa. This ‘practitioners’ conference’ was designed to promote knowledge sharing and skill building around integrated HIV and food and nutrition security (FNS) programming using participative, and highly interactive learning approaches. Specific tasks included training country team facilitators on how to create and nurture Communities of Practice (CoPs) as a vehicle for sharing knowledge and improving skills around integrated HIV and FNS programming; presenting at plenary sessions; facilitating daily skill-building sessions on CoPs and lessons learned from Malawi and Ethiopia CoPs; and providing ongoing technical support to country team facilitators. Highlights from Africa Forum 2009 can be found on the PCI website.

Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency (C-SAFE)

June-July 2005

Co-facilitated workshops on Exit Strategies for Title II food assistance programs (in Zambia and Zimbabwe), and used workshop outcomes and literature review to co-author guidance entitled What We Know About Exit Strategies -- Practical Guidance for Developing Exit Strategies in the Field.

readRead an article in ENN Field Exchange.
pdf  Download What We Know About Exit Strategies in a pdf format.