HIVAIDS and food and nutrition security by fvw70927


									                                                                                                                      Capacity Development & Institutional Change (CD&IC) programme
HIV/AIDS and food and nutrition security

The Netherlands, 12 – 30 April, 2010

Course focus                                               •  Facilitate a participatory planning of interventions
                                                              for PLWHA.
As the causes and consequences of AIDS epidemics           Clear ideas for:
become clearer, so does the fundamental importance         • Incorporating nutrition security concerns in
of food and nutrition security to address these. In           interventions for PLWHA
most countries the response on the HIV/AIDS                • Lobbying/advocacy to mainstream HIV/AIDS in
pandemic has come from mainly the health sector.              policies and programmes
However, agriculture is the main source of livelihood      • Developing a nutrition promotion intervention for
for the majority of people globally affected by HIV.          PLWHA.
Agriculture as a sector is particularly threatened by
the epidemic, given the implications of reduced labor
                                                           Training methods
power for the ability of affected households,
particularly the vulnerable, to feed themselves. Food      The course is job-oriented and the training approach
and nutrition insecurity is a main problem in families     is interactive, experience as well as evidence-based: it
with PLWHA.                                                provides the participants with the possibility to learn
An adequate nutritional situation, especially for          from expert facilitators as well as from each other.
PLWHA, is important to maintain quality of life and        Transfer of knowledge goes hand in hand with case
limit the effects of opportunistic infections. Responses   studies, working groups, etc. A mix of participants
to the HIV pandemic need to be holistic, multi-sectoral    with different backgrounds, yet common interests, will
and be grounded in the three fundamental principles:       provide a good basis for the exchange of
prevention, care and treatment, and mitigation of the      experiences.
effects for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
This course aims to provide professionals working on       Who can participate?
HIV/AIDS and food and nutrition security with the
knowledge, skills and motivation, to strengthen,           The training programme targets staff of governmental
design and implement programmes and interventions          and non-governmental organisations in the following
to mitigate the negative effects of HIV/AIDS on their      positions:
livelihood.                                                •    Policy and planning staff at the national and sub-
                                                                national level with responsibility for promoting
                                                                community and household food and nutrition
Aims and objectives
                                                                security within different sectors (agriculture,
New insights about:                                             education, health, community development, local
• Medical aspects of HIV/AIDS and their relation to             government, planning, etc.)
    nutritional status                                     •    Staff working at management and co-ordination
• Nutritional aspects of HIV/AIDS                               level in the planning, management,
• Nutrition promotion, education and advocacy.                  implementation of community food security and
Strengthened competence to:                                     nutrition programmes or rural development
• Design a programme or intervention to address                 programmes with a HIV/AIDS component
    the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS
•   Staff working in action-oriented research, advisory and               Acceptable candidates will receive a PROVISIONAL LETTER OF
    teaching positions directly relevant to HIV/AIDS and food             ACCEPTANCE from Wageningen International. Candidates can
    and nutrition security.                                               then apply for a NFP fellowship through the Netherlands
                                                                          Embassy or Consulate in their own country. Applications for
Requirements for admission                                                NFP fellowships should be submitted to Wageningen
                                                                          International before 1 November 2009.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
                                                                          More information: ,
•     BSc. (as a minimum) or its equivalent in the field of food
                                                                          Wageningen International can NOT provide any funds to finance
     and nutrition, food science, home economics, agriculture,
                                                                          the participants and is also unable to assist applicants in
     medicine or a related field of study professional position
                                                                          obtaining sponsorship.
     with tasks related to the theme of the course
•    At least three years of professional experience related to
     the theme of the course
•    Competence in the English language.                                  The admission deadline for application directly to Wageningen
                                                                          International, with funding other than a NFP fellowship, is
Course programme                                                          12 March 2010. Early application is recommended. For
                                                                          additional information and online application, go to:
This course focuses on the different aspects of HIV/AIDS and
                                                                 and click on the course of
the need for a holistic approach to mitigate the effects of
                                                                          your interest.
HIV/AIDS. The training addresses the following topics:
• Nutritional aspects related to HIV/AIDS (nutritional care,
  PMTCT, nutritional needs)
• Nutrition promotion, education and advocacy and how this
  applies to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
• Lobby and advocacy
• Developing a nutrition promotion intervention directed to

Participants are granted a Certificate of Attendance.

Fees and accommodation
The tuition fee for this course is € 3500. This includes
administration costs, lecture materials and field trips, but
excludes board and lodging and travel expenses. Participants
will be accommodated at the Hof van Wageningen (formerly
Wageningen International Conference Centre) on basis of full
board and lodging. Prices are available on request.

A limited number of fellowships are available from the
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for nationals of
certain countries. NFP-candidates must FIRST apply to
Wageningen International for admission to the training.

     Wageningen International – CD&IC Programme                    Code: 70/65, Duration: 3 weeks, Period: 12 – 30 April 2010
     P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands              Application deadline: 12 March 2010
     Telephone: +31 317 486 800, Fax: +31 317 486 801              NFP-Fellowship application deadline: 1 November 2009
     E-mail:; Website:          Date of publication: 13 May 2009/FD
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