Gender and Nutrition Training of Trainers -TOT
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five years of age and that of women of reproductive age by improving the coverage of effective nutrition intervention in selected districts including Sibi, Kohlu, Panjgur, Noshki, Zhob, Killa Saifullah and Kharan. A two-day training on the importance of gender equality and gendered issues that intersect with nutrition in Pakistan was conducted with 18 members of the BNPMC program on the 28-29th of May, 2019 in Islamabad. These included 4 doctors, 2 Lady health supervisors, 6 District Nutrition Officers and 6 management staff.
2. Training Content and Process:
The training plan was based on the module provided by the WB team namely the ‘Gender and Nutrition Training of Trainers Outline’ developed by the ‘Australian Government- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.’ Primary learning objectives identified were as follows:
- To understand gender equality and why it matters and its relevance to your work.
- To understand key gender issues as they relate to nutrition.
- To identify practical and appropriate strategies to advance gender equality and shift gender relations in your work
- To identify indicators for measuring gender results in your work.
The training contents were a mix of introduction and sensitization to key gender concepts with a special emphasis on nutrition, preliminary examination of personal attitudes and beliefs and discussion and development of gender sensitive interventions. The training was conducted in close coordination with the local WB gender expert, who also led some of the sessions.