Title: Training Course On Linking Emergency Aid To Food And Nutrition Security »

Training Course On Linking Emergency Aid To Food And Nutrition Security; Nairobi and Mombasa; Kenya

There has been a substantial increase in the number and impact of natural disasters. Additionally, man-made crisis and disasters are increasing and many conflicts have remained unresolved. Emergency or food aid, although necessary, is often criticised as a donor driven response, creating dependency in the short term, and undermining initiatives for local agricultural development in the longer term. Usually, only a few incentives exists to encourage people to build a better life and prevent them from falling back into avoidable situations where they need assistance again.

This course introduces how to bridge the gap between emergency assistance and developmental food and livelihood security support. Building resilience of livelihoods is necessary to make the position of households robust. Responses to emergency situations have to be seen and used as an initial step towards sustainable development.


5 Days

Who Should Attend?

The course is targeted at professionals from the field of food and nutrition security, responsible for emergency planning.

Course Objectives

After completion of this course the student will be able to:

i. have insight in the typology of emergencies – and the responses that contribute to food security;

ii. have clear ideas for lobby and advocacy for policies to facilitate a more developmental approach to emergencies;

iii. Apply tools for developing programs or interventions to contribute to structural development.

Course Content

Module 1:  Basic Concepts in Food and Nutrition Security Emergencies

a. What is food and nutrition security?

b. Causes and effects of food and nutrition emergencies

c. Key concepts and current issues in nutrition

d. Classification of disasters

e. Preparedness for food and nutrition security emergencies

f. Transition from food aid induced dependency towards building resilience and sustainable livelihoods

g. Emergency food aid response and its significance

h. Food system resilience and indicators

Module 2: Food Security Analysis Frameworks

a. Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA),

b. Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA)

c. Joint Assessment Missions (JAM),

d. Crop and Food Supply Missions (CFSAM)

e. Nutritional surveys

Module 3: Data Collection and Analysis of Food and Nutrition Security

a. Collecting food data from households

b. Indicators of food and nutrition security

c. Calculating Indicators

d. Using indicators of food and nutrition security

Module 4: GIS and Remote Sensing Application in Food and Nutrition Security Analysis

a. Data collection

b. Reporting food security information using GIS

c. Food security early warning systems and disaster monitoring

d. Population targeting with GIS and remote sensing

e. Communicating food security information with GIS and remote sensing

Module 5: Food Aid and its Role in Nutrition Emergencies

a. What is food aid?

b. Major players in food aid

c. Benefits and problems with food aid

d. Link between relief and development: humanitarian, transitional and development food assistance

Module 6: Cross-cutting issues in Maintaining Food and Nutrition Security in Emergencies

a. Nutrition security and health

b. Vulnerability of smallholder rural households to food insecurity

c. Multi-stakeholder processes in relation to advocacy and change

d. Participatory approaches to restore food security in emergencies

e. Role of power, gender and the rural poor in food and nutrition security

f. Role of ICT in responding to nutrition emergencies

g. Monitoring and evaluation to enhance food security


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Fee: Ksh 90,000, USD 1,100

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Action
. 04/12/2023 08/12/2023 Register
. 06/11/2023 10/11/2023 Register
. 02/10/2023 06/10/2023 Register
. 17/04/2023 21/04/2023 Register
. 22/05/2023 26/05/2023 Register
. 19/06/2023 23/06/2023 Register
. 17/07/2023 21/07/2023 Register
. 21/08/2023 25/08/2023 Register
. 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 Register
. 16/10/2023 20/10/2023 Register
. 20/11/2023 24/11/2023 Register
. 18/12/2023 22/12/2023 Register
. 03/04/2023 07/04/2023 Register
. 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Register
. 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 Register
. 03/07/2023 07/07/2023 Register
. 07/08/2023 11/08/2023 Register
. 04/09/2023 08/09/2023 Register