Civil Society in Uganda undertakes a training of trainers in nutrition advocacy
From 2 to 4 March 2016, the Uganda Civil Society Coalition on Scaling Up Nutrition (UCCO-SUN) organized a Trainer of Trainers (TOT) in an effort to build civil society capacity in Nutrition Advocacy. The TOT was held at Rider Hotel in Mukono-Uganda and aimed to train a critical mass of advocates with whom the UCCO-SUN and nutrition partners can work with across four main areas;
- Undertaking advocacy to raise resources and political/social commitment for improving nutrition
- Social mobilization for wider participation, collective action, and ownership of nutrition actions
- Community mobilization for nutrition actions
- Fostering behavior change communication for changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practice
A total of 30 participants from different Civil Society Organizations attended this training and 10 trainers from different institutions and organizations including the Uganda Health Communications Alliance, Office of the Prime Minister, Makerere School of Public Health, Concern Worldwide, Hunger Project, Uganda Action for Nutrition (UGAN), Feed the Children, Kyambogo University and Food Talk Uganda.
In his remarks, Mr. Boaz Musiimenta from Office of the Prime Minister emphasized that all advocacy efforts in nutrition should be in line with the Nutrition Advocacy and Communication strategy and emphasized that all Civil Society Advocacy efforts should contribute to the established frameworks and urged all the participants of the workshop to always be well prepared when carrying out any advocacy and not to forget that government is not the only stakeholder but civil society organizations are accountable to the people they are fighting for as well.
A full report can be downloaded this link: http://ugansociety.org/index.php/giving-nutrition-advocacy-a-youth-lift/