Connecting people and institutions
to strengthen analysis and decision making

Linking emergency aid to food and nutrition security with fellowship opportunity

This course will explore how to bridge the gap between emergency assistance and developmental food and livelihood security support. Building resilience of livelihoods, 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.

In this interactive course, participants learn to make use of theoretical and conceptual thinking on food security. They will work with practical examples of policies and programs of the critical path of transition from aid to food security.


The target group are mid-career officials working for a governmental and non-governmental organisation in one of the following positions:

  • You are a policy or planning officer at national or sub-national level with responsibility for emergency situations;
  • You have a managing or co-ordinating position in planning, management and/or implementation of a community food security and nutrition programme or rural development programme
  • You are a representative of civil society involved of structural development in emergency areas.


This course exists of 7 lessons

1. Types of disasters. How to classify a disaster and what it means for the possible and necessary interventions;

2. What is food and nutrition security? Why to pay attention to it in disaster response and recovery;

3. Transition challenge. How to transit from an aid induced dependency towards sustainable livelihood;

4. Project Cycle Management. How to plan for better formulated programmes, including stakeholder analysis;

5. Monitoring & Evaluation. How to use M&E systems to enhance programme efficiency;

6. Cases. Hands-on learning through cases and opportunities to work on your own case or another case from other participants; as well as a

7. Field visit to put theory in practice. Participants will do a community diagnosis related to the theme of the course using participatory tools

Deadline: 19 Oct 2015

NFP and Mena funding available. For more information on fellowships:


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