This e-Learning course presents the updated version of the Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool, an interactive tool that aims to help countries set their national targets and monitor progress towards the six Global Nutrition Targets. Previously including features to monitor progress towards the 2025 nutrition targets endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2012, the updated version extends those features to monitor countries’ progress towards the 2030 nutrition targets, as proposed by WHO and UNICEF in 2018. The course will demonstrate how to use the extended tool to interpret the current status, and explore different scenarios considering different rates of progress for the six targets and the time left to 2025 and 2030. The tool’s target audience are policy makers, programme managers, organizations, academia/researchers and key stakeholders who are interested in tracking national, regional, or global progress towards the global nutrition targets endorsed by Member States at the 65th World Health Assembly.
Overview: WHO, UNICEF, and the European Commission have developed an updated version of the Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool. This interactive and web-based tool supports national, regional, and global progress assessment towards the six global nutrition targets on stunting, anaemia in women of reproductive age, low birthweight, childhood overweight, exclusive breastfeeding, and childhood wasting.
This course is intended for various nutrition actors including policy-makers who decide, plan and budget for nutrition-related programmes at the national level; stakeholders in the community who can influence and provide resources to support nutrition issues; organizations that advocate for improved nutrition outcomes, implement interventions in the field, and garner financial as well as moral support; academic researchers who use data to generate evidence and disseminate their technical work, and finally, citizens or concerned individuals who care about global nutrition.
Participants will learn about the main features of the tool, how to assess current progress, and how to use its features to explore different scenarios to track progress towards target year and to support discussions on setting national targets. Importantly, the tool allows for monitoring country progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators 2.2.1, 2.2.2 and 2.2.3 of Target 2.2 (Zero Hunger) towards 2030. The Tool’s outcomes may serve as advocacy material to encourage countries to accelerate their progress towards national targets.
Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 70% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.
**Disclaimer:* The data inside the Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool Version 3.0 as demonstrated in this e-learning course is up to date as of July 2023.*