Building capacity in nutrition science is fundamental at all levels and across multiple dimensions: from basic scientific research to policy making, from program design to program implementation and evaluation, and from individual nutrition counseling skills to management and leadership skills. Nutrition issues are often placed at the crossroads of several disciplines, and lack of capacity in initiating and leading multi-sectoral interactions leads to missed opportunities to address nutrition problems.
Where do we stand in terms of the capacity of the current and future generations of nutrition and public health practitioners in addressing the double burden of malnutrition? What are the obstacles to adequate capacity building and how can they be overcome?
This conference will bring together leading experts from academia, industry, and the non-profit sector to review the state of educational and professional trainings available in the nutrition domain, and to discuss novel ideas and methods for filling future gaps.
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