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Developing the next generation of nutrition leaders in Uganda

September 05, 2017 —

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) established and implemented the Uganda Nutrition Fellowship program to help the country’s graduates in the field of nutrition find jobs and transition smoothly to the workplace. The fellowship program placed graduates with host organizations, where they gained a unique mix of work experience, professional development and mentorship to promote skill-building in leadership, teamwork, communication and technical nutrition topics. Through their stories, the fellows explain how exposure to a range of nutrition topics in real-world settings was a game changer for them.

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The Government of Uganda has recognized that reducing malnutrition is a necessary step in the path toward achieving its vision of becoming a middle-income country. To do this, the country needs a skilled, creative and innovative group of leaders. The opportunities provided by these fellowships fostered young leaders in nutrition, helping graduates develop strong skills in program design and implementation, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and accountability. Learn more about the fellowship program.


Homepage photo credit: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)/FHI 360