Transform Nutrition - Using evidence to inspire action


Winter 2014

Welcome to the fifth issue of Transform Nutrition e-news. In this issue we highlight our recent conference and short course in Delhi, our new 'stories of change' initiative and give an update about our call for research proposals in eastern Africa. We'd also appreciate some feedback from you via our website survey, which will only take a couple of minutes of your time.
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Together for Nutrition 2014

More than 200 researchers, government officials, funders and NGO’s met in New Delhi in October at the POSHAN/ Transform Nutrition Together for Nutrition 2014 conference. The goal was to learn how to improve nutrition in India by coordinating to deliver nutrition impact by working across sectors.

Update on call for proposals in eastern Africa

Transform Nutrition joined forces in October 2014 with the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health program of the CGIAR to release a call for “ideas notes” on a range of themes in eastern Africa. 38 ideas notes were received in response to this call. Shortlisted bids will be selected in coming weeks to develop full proposals for an in-depth review and is hoped that 3-6 new studies will be funded.

India short course

44 participants attended a short course on Transforming Nutrition in India: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes held in November in India, jointly organized by Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Transform Nutrition. Read the report and Lawrence Haddad's blog.

Website update

We are planning on making some changes to our website to ensure you can find the information you need as easily as possible. Before we do that we'd love to hear what you need and what you think about the site at the moment. Please take 5 minutes to fill in our survey.

Stories of change

Transform Nutrition is now embarking upon a major new initiative called “Stories of Change”. This will help meet the need for more experiential learning that draws upon experiences of policymakers, nutrition leaders, programme managers and implementers in making decisions on what to do in real time, in their countries.


ICDDR,B research fellow Dr Mohd Anisul Karim spoke at this year's TEDxDhaka. He spoke for 15 minutes on 'The butterfly effect of small changes: lessons from Bangladesh and beyond' in which Transform Nutrition research and the importance of education in making good choices around health care and nutrition were highlighted. 

Agricultural production and children’s diets: Evidence from rural Ethiopia

A new Transform Nutrition working paper from IFPRI and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) is just out which studies the relationship between pre-school children’s food consumption and household agricultural production.

About us

Transform Nutrition is a consortium of five international research and development partners funded by the UK Department for International Development. Over 5 years, from 2012-2017, Transform Nutrition aims to transform thinking and action on nutrition and strengthen nutrition-relevant evidence in order to accelerate undernutrition reduction in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, please visit

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