Leadership training in Africa strengthens the capacity of 25 inspiring nutrition champions
From 7 to 17 March 2017, the 15th African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP) was hosted at Elgro River Lodge, South Africa. The ANLP is a leadership development programme focused on enhancing the competencies and skills that individuals need to lead the planning and implementation of nutrition related interventions. Participants work in Government, Academia, and local Civil Society or international development organizations, and usually collaborate through multi sectoral working groups at both national and local levels.
Twenty-five participants were selected following a thorough application process and we are proud of the six participants on the programme who were already nutrition champions through the SUN Movement. These were, Rhobina Kwofie, SUN Government Focal Point from Zambia, Neema Shosho, Irish Aid and SUN Donor Convenor from Zambia, Ralf Siwiti, the SUN Business Network Convenor from the World Food Programme, Kwanza Simelane, from the SUN Civil Society Alliance in Swaziland, Matilda Leer, a member of the SUN academic platform in Ghana and Jean Claude Nkurunziza, REACH Facilitator and SUN Government Focal Point Support from Burundi.
The ANLP is committed to the development of both individual and organisational leadership capabilities in the broader area of nutrition on the African continent. A key concept shared during the programme was that we can all “lead from where we stand”. This video of William Kamkwamba, was shared and is a great insight to the type of inspiration fostered throughout the 10 day programme.
The ANLP stems from the European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP) which began in 1997. Today, there are nutrition leadership programmes across Latin America, North East Asia, South East Asia, Oceania and the Middle East among others, in addition to the ANLP and ENLP.
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