GCRF Action against Stunting Hub

Lead Research Organisation: London Sch of Hygiene and Trop Medicine
Department Name: Public Health and Policy

Abstract

The global community aims to decrease the number of stunted children under five by 40% by 2025. While targeted and specific, we know that this is presently unachievable. Part of the problem is that over the last three decades, the search for the 'silver bullet' or the specific driver, which if addressed could solve this intractable problem, has narrowed praxis. This is not to say that gains have not been made, but rather our efforts have not been entirely impactful. While substantial disciplinary advances have occurred, often they have not been joined-up. And while systematic reviews abound, pan-disciplinary understandings, do not. Hence, child stunting is an intractable problem, waiting for a unified solution.

If we perceive child under-nutrition as a mosaic, we have knowledge of many of the individual elements. For example, biological advances demonstrate there is an identifiable 'epigenetic signature' of stunting. Children who are stunted also have immature gut micro-biomes and we also know a large proportion of the global malnutrition burden is caused (either directly or indirectly), by infectious agents ranging from viruses and bacteria to protozoa and helminths. Food-borne toxins also impact stunting. Equally, we know a range of elements can help to prevent stunting from animal source Foods (ASF) to behavioural elements from dietary choices to feeding practices to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Yet overall, it may be argued that we are missing the shape and structure of the mosaic and the synergies between the component parts. In many quarters, the literature on child under-nutrition is viewed as 'siloed' and non-relational (Perkins et al., 2017). But equally importantly, 'integrated' nutritional programmes have often not had the expected impacts.

Herein lies the problem and the related solution: we urgently need to understand the 'cascade' of factors driving child stunting and the synergies and inter-relationship between drivers. And equally importantly, we need to better understand the 'tipping points' or the critical points along this cascade where healthy linear growth diverges to slow or no growth. To do this, we propose to transform our exploration of child under-nutrition from the component parts to the 'whole child'. Where the biological, social, environmental and behavioural context in which stunting occurs is understood in its entirety and where the strength and directionality of these drivers, inform related interventions. Based on this joined-up approach, we will explore the ability of a range of child-centred interventions to disrupt the cascade of factors that inhibit the ability of a child to grow. These actions and outcomes will then form the basis of a decision-making platform to enable users to identify the ex-ante and ex-post impacts of potential interventions. Embedded in this process, however, is a values-based approach that ensures that from the outset, our research directly connects to and betters the lives of the children, families and communities involved.

We will work across three countries: India, Indonesia and Senegal in over 50 communities. We aim to decrease child stunting by up to 10% our communities. Finally, to enhance our impact and legacy our Hub, we will engage a range of end-users in both our outputs and in the wider 'whole child' approach. We will support new regional platforms on maternal and child nutrition proposed by UNICEF linking the work of FAO/The World Bank/WHO at the country-level. We will also engage our network of over 100 civil society organizations in our findings. Over the course of the project, we expect to positively impact the lives of up to 1 million children.

Technical Summary

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Planned Impact

Our goal is to reach over 1 million children via both our outputs and outreach over the life of the Hub. Our specific aim is to reduce the prevalence of stunting by 10% across the communities we work in. We will measure progress toward this goal by identifying three 'control' communities participating in more traditional nutritional research/development projects. Additionally, we will work with our partner, 3iE, to develop a range of indicators to compare impacts and to assess our reach. To ensure we meet our targets, we have developed specific 'impact and engagement' strategies for the following stakeholder groups:

a. In-country actors including, but not limited to, decision-makers, practitioners, policy makers, clinicians and other health sector workers.
b. Multi-lateral, bi-lateral, UN agencies and national governments.
c. Children and their families across the three study sites.

In-country actors: We will invite end-user groups ranging from international and local NGOs, CBOs and local government officials to community-level meetings across the study sites. Utilising our shared-values lens, we will explore these actors' differing needs and priorities within a context of national-level policy priorities. We will share lessons and preliminary findings between and among all in-country stakeholder groups across the project cycle. Our aim is to enable policy and decision-makers to formulate predictive, rather than reactive, 'whole child' nutritional policies and actions. The development and dissemination of the decision-support tool is key to meeting this objective. By creating and publishing an open-source decision-support tool, policy makers will have access to a synthesis of existing, national-level data as well as project-level baseline and intervention data. Users will also be able to discern the ex-ante and ex-post impact of interventions. We will measure our success by the total number of users across key time periods: initial launch, after 12 months, after 24 months.

Global Agencies: Our Hub will directly inform and support nutritional programs at the global level as part of efforts to meet SDG 2 and the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets. As such, Hub indicators will align with those detailed by WHA (see WHO, 2014). Furthermore, we have created an End-User Committee to facilitate the uptake of our outputs across a range of international agencies such as UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, IFAD, SUSTAIN, the Global Panel, EAT etc. Current members include Jonathan Wadsworth, Senior Advisor, World Bank; Rose Ndolo, Head of the Knowledge Hub, World Vision, Antonio Rota, Senior Advisor, IFAD, and Basil Rodriques, Senior Advisor, UNICEF, Fatiha Terki, Deputy Director Nutrition, WFP. We will embed our findings in these institutions' priorities and programmes and leverage committee members' wider networks. By linking this committee to our Flexible Fund, we will ensure that our impact at the local level will be both accelerated and durable.

Local children and their families:We anticipate that the impact on this community of Hub-users will be twofold. First, our engagement will enable the voices of children and families to inform stunting praxis. Second, our range of bespoke interventions, specific to the interplay of drivers involved, aims to break the intergenerational cycle of stunting. As such, we will put in place a number of impact and engagement strategies for the children and families who will directly participate in Hub-related activities. We will design and deliver the world's first Citizen Science project, which will empower women to identify linear growth issues in their own children and enable them to receive bespoke advice. Core Hub components from our work on shared values to our educational and behavioural components will enable us to better understand, listen and engage this community of users. We will use this learning to underpin a range of engagement exercises with our partner, Science made Simple.

Publications

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Title Infographic - Education and Cognition 
Description An infographic has been developed by the Education and Cognition workstream that can be used by fellow researchers, policy stakeholders and professionals to profile early childhood education globally. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The infographic will be disseminated alongside the research publication. We anticipate it will be used by policymakers and professionals to inform the profiling of early childhood education systems. 
 
Title Infographics and Social Media Visuals 
Description Multiple artistic products have been developed this year to strengthen the messages around stunting. For each webinar or initiative, we produced a bespoke social media campaign with appealing and creative cards and/or videos. Particularly for the promotion of "Saving SDG: from innovation to action", we designed and circulated two sets of infographics. The first aimed to translate salient data around stunting and malnutrition into easy-to-grasp graphic cards. The second set is a special output of the event, produced by a professional illustrator contracted to develop visuals live to capture speaker highlights. A finalised digital infographic will be shared on the Hub website. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This artwork has been utilised as part of our social media campaigns and webinars to enhance the engagement of audiences in the work of the Hub. 
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/saving-sdg2-from-innovation-to-action/
 
Title Poem Zero Hunger 
Description A bespoke poem on Zero Hunger, which was written and performed live by Shareefa Energy (a spoken word artist) at our Saving SDG2 event. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Our social media reach expanded after the SDG event and we have fielded a number of requests for further information and indeed, information about the spoken word artist involved. 
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/zero-hunger-a-poem/
 
Title Social media competition - Indonesia 
Description Secondary school students across Lombok district submitted artistic products (visual, infographics or videos) to illustrate the causes and consequences of child stunting and the value of animal source foods in preventing stunting. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raising awareness of child stunting among secondary school pupils. 
 
Title Super Anda - poster 
Description Poster used in the Science Week Fair in India to describe the nutritional values of eggs. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Raise awareness among students about the importance of egg consumption on nutrition. 
 
Title Video - Study Site - India 
Description A video was created by the Team in India and presented at the All-Hub meeting to show share 'a day in the life' of Hub field staff. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raising awareness and strengthening the sense of belonging within the wider team. 
 
Title Video - Study Site - Indonesia 
Description A video was created by the Indonesian Hub team and presented at the All-Hub Annual meeting illustrating the daily activities of field staff. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raising awareness and strengthening the sense of belonging within the wider team. 
 
Title Video - Study Site - Senegal 
Description A video was created by the Team in Senegal and presented at the All-Hub meeting to share the activities of Hub staff in the field. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raising awareness and strengthening the sense of belonging within the wider team. 
 
Title Videos - Stunting explained 
Description A series of animated videos explaining the causes and consequences of child stunting and the work of the Hub. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The video will be shared on Whatsapp among the mothers recruited to the project and will aid communities in understanding stunting and indeed the videos a means of updating mothers on wider activities of the Hub. 
 
Description Despite the budget cuts, Omicron disruptions and the Stage Gate Review: we have managed to make substantial progress in operationalising our Hub this year.

1. To date, 1680 expectant mothers are enrolled in our Observational Cohort(s) and interventions in Senegal, India and Indonesia. Over 1000 Hub infants have been born.
2. 10,200 samples have been collected.
3. 58 SOPs have been published detailing all aspects of sample and data collection, storage, security and analysis.
4. 611 researchers and community members have participated in 63 Hub trainings ranging in topics from High Performance Computing and DNA sequencing approaches to sensitisation training in mental health to community-led values with further trainings planned in data security and Bayesian modelling.
5. 11 Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analyses are underway across the Hub with one published. BMJ Paediatrics Open is publishing in April 2022 a special interdisciplinary issue on the Hub detailing our conceptual approach, reviews and protocols.
6. 17 high-impact, policy-facing webinars were held this year with 2500 registrants. In total, Hub researchers participated in 52 engagement events which ranged from presentations to government ministers, academic workshops to television interviews.
7. A range of additional bio-security protocols for COVID-19 have been implemented across the Hub to ensure the safety of enumerators and participants in response to the Omicron wave.
8. The Interdisciplinary All-Hub Working Group held three meetings over the last year. In addition, an Interdisciplinary Journal Club has been constituted to allow ECRs to engage with the interdisciplinary work of the Hub.
9. A beta-version of the innovative All Hub Data Repository is under-development. The Repository includes a Data Warehouse, a Data portal (including a meta-data catalogue) and an Interdisciplinary Aid. The aim of the Aid is to ensure that researchers are able to identify and unpack the synergies and inter-relationship between thematic areas of the 'Whole Child'.
10. High Performance Computing environments have been built for the storage and analysis of the epigenetic and microbiome data in Senegal, India and Indonesia.
11. 95 Questionnaires across all of themes have been labelled, tagged and coded as part of the All-Hub Repository work.
12. Tableau dashboards have been built for the Country Hubs to support MEL activities across the Hub.
13. A dietary app for 24-hour dietary pass data has been developed by the Senegal Hub team and is being adapted for use by the India Hub team.
14. A retrospective case-control study to explore the impact of COVID-19 on children has been initiated in Gujarat. A protocol for a further study on COVID-19 study in pregnancy has been devised and we are waiting for ethical approval.
15. An 'Early Study' protocol for a longitudinal case-control study of stunted and non-stunted children has been devised to enable the Hub to obtain 'early' data to underpin the creation of a mission critical output: the typology of stunting.
16. The first Global Action Against Stunting Day was held on September 8th. Across the day multiple events and activities were co-ordinated across the UK, India, Indonesia and Senegal. In Senegal Community-level dialogues were held with mothers and local leaders about Stunting, radio and television broadcasts also occurred, in India a radio broadcast on All-India Radio took place with further activities organised with Telangana State Television. In Indonesia, a competition was held for secondary school students on creating social media cards on the importance of animal source food and child stunting. An event sponsored by the UK Parliament's International Development Committee was held with representatives from the UN, WHO, Power for Nutrition, EAT Forum and GAIN.
17. The Egg intervention in Indonesia for pregnant women is underway and the Sengsyn trial of synbiotics has started in Senegal. The Egg intervention in children in India is scheduled for May, 2022.
18. The Impact Evaluation Framework for the Education Best Practice Manual has been completed.
19. Evidence was given by Hub members to a UK Parliament Committee focusing on Child Malnutrition and the impact of the budget cuts on nutritional projects and programmes.
20. As a part of our Public Engagement activities, a STEM resource for teachers and pupils aged 8-14 years has been created. The 'Road to Zero Hunger' has been disseminated across three UK Stem Science networks with in-person events at three UK-based science fairs planned in 2022.

Stage I (Setting the scene) has been finalised. A Bayesian Network model of synergies and interactions of drivers of child stunting in India, Senegal and Indonesia has been completed with publications drafted/at the submission stage. Stage II (Populating the whole child evidence-base) and Stage III (Interventions) are underway. The work on Shared Values has been completed with related publications under development. The Shared Values legacy work will begin in September 2022. Shared Value outcomes have been disseminated to all academic Hub partners, ensuring this critical knowledge of the socio-cultural context of stunting in each country informs their ongoing work.
Exploitation Route Outcomes of Stage I:
The modelling work has been disseminated through a workshop with policy makers and researchers working with national-level data on child stunting, peer reviewed publications and through blog posts disseminating findings to the general public. Outcomes of the Shared Values work will be disseminated through a peer-reviewed publication on understanding values-based perceptions regarding child stunting across a range of stakeholder groups.

Outcomes of Stage II: The Observational Cohorts and interventions are underway: we anticipate this data on the Whole Child will transform praxis on child stunting specifically and child nutrition more generally. We anticipate that both global and national level policy makers will be key adopters of our work and the Hub has developed extensive networks across these communities within the field of child nutrition.

Our innovative All Hub Repository and related Interdisciplinary Aid will enable the wider research community to better understand the synergies and inter-relationships between the many factors related to child stunting.

Our SOPs and protocols will ultimately form part of a range of future publications informing the field.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare

URL https://actionagainststunting.org
 
Description The impacts and outcomes of our Hub from the outset have been geared to two populations: the global community of stakeholders working in child nutrition and the communities themselves. To meet these impacts and outcomes we are underpinned by an ethos of equitable partnerships. Hence, capacity strengthening has been a core activity across our Hub. We have held over 53 trainings covering all aspects of the 'whole child' from anthropometry and dietary training, tools to measure children's learning environments and cognition, nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics, bio-informatics, uterine growth trajectories, Bayesian networks, WeValue approaches and the use of electronic data capture tools. We have trained over 600 individuals. Further, by using a 'training of trainers' approach we ensured the impact of these trainings would cascade to wider communities of practitioners, particularly in relation to our dietary, anthropometric and shared values training. By building High Performance Computing Environments in each of our countries, our country teams are able to undertake cutting edge analysis of the epigenetic and microbiome data thereby enhancing critical skills in bioinformatics. We have also developed a variety of new academic collaborations to support the Hub: from our work with the University of South Carolina supporting the development of the Food Systems metric, to our partnershiip with the University of Nebraska and Southampton in adapting measures of childhood development to our in-country contexts. We have strengthened our relationships with the UN agencies particularly WFP, FAO and WHO. We have also accellerated the development of our 'impact networks' by working closely with GAIN, EAT Forum and Power of Nutrition on Action Against Stunting Day activities. We are committed members of the 1000days.org network and part of their community of practice. We have strengthened our partnership and fostered South-South learning by implementing weekly meetings geared specifically to sharing fieldwork challenges and successes. We believe strengthening this all-Hub communication platform has fostered equity and teamwork, enhanced knowledge sharing and forged a solution-orientated environment across our Hub. We have also significantly strengthened our outreach and engagement during this period. As noted above, we have held 17 large-scale webinars this year with over 2500 registrants. Our emphasis is on policy-facing events and workshops. The Hub has spearheaded a drive to 'Save SDG2': and we have held a range of workshops to Action Against Stunting Day. Indeed, Action Against Stunting day garnered over 42,000 impressions on Twitter and over 6000 views of our website. Our events have supported strong growth across all Hub social media channels. Our field activities are well underway.Together, over 2,600 women and infants are part of our Hub and we have collected over 10,200 samples across the Observational Cohorts and Interventions. Across each country, we have formalised agreements with laboratories and research institutes who will support the in-country analysis and storage of Hub samples. In response to COVID-19 we have devised and implemented a range of enhanced bio-security procedures across our data collection and sampling activities. Importantly we are also exploring how COVID-19 has impacted our communities. We are implementing two new cohort studies: one among pregnant women and one among children to explore the wider impact of the pandemic on these vulnerable populations. As we continue to build relationships at the community level, we expect the project will begin to yield impacts at the societal level. Public engagement is a key element of our project. We have developed strong networks with local TV and radio stations across our Hub who have been able to quickly amplify our messages regarding child stunting. Indeed, a local TV station in Senegal covered the initiation of our fieldwork activities reaching an audience of half a million. We continue to explore new approaches to engage our communities. The intended impacts of these activities are to foster two-way knowledge transfer for communities and project research partners.
First Year Of Impact 2021
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description COVID-19 bio-safety training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills to comply with latest bio-safety measures regarding COVID-19
 
Description Capacity building (online) training of the trainers in anthropometric assessment, Senegal
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Members of the research team were introduced to the processes of collecting anthropometric data from adults to help with the training of the data collectors
 
Description Capacity building (online), anthropometric assessment, India
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 10 days online training in the anthropometric assessment was completed and the standardization measurements (TEM) done; Field workers and members of the research team were introduced to the processes of collecting anthropometric data from adults and the research team.
 
Description Capacity building (online), refresher anthropometric assessment, Indonesia
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 1 week online refresher training completed; Enumerators had refresher training on collecting anthropometric data for adults.
 
Description Capacity building for students on nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Students will benefit from the exchange and collaborated research on nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics.
 
Description Capacity building, anthropometric assessment, Senegal
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Nurses, midwives and members of the research team are introduced to the processes of collecting anthropometric data from adults and practiced methods learned on over 30 male and female volunteers; 2-week training in the anthropometric assessment was completed and the standardization measurements (TEM) done
 
Description Clinical Research Associate (Gut Health workstream) trained on Basic and Advanced MedDRA Coding
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The CRA is now equipped with transferrable skills for the accurate recording and reporting of adverse events observed in the Senegal Synbiotic (SENGSYN) Study. Study clinicians in Senegal will benefit from these skills and this will improve on the quality of data captured when adverse events are reported
 
Description Cognitive testing training
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills in cognitive testing of metrics and measures.
 
Description Cohort App training for India Team
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact India team will obtain the Cohort App customized to their context/version and know how to use the App Enumerator training on Cohort App in India will benefit from it
 
Description Cohort App training for Senegal team
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 2 team members from Senegal obtained the Cohort App customized to their context/version and know how to use the App; 8 enumerators will benefit from it.
 
Description Commcare Training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills in data collection.
 
Description Covid bio safety, safeguarding and sample collection training (Indonesia)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The 8 enumerators are able to perform safety precaution during interview and measurement; to comply to the safeguarding principle during field work; and they are able to do samples collection
 
Description Epigenetic training for country teams (Senegal, India and Indonesia)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Skills and capacity transfer to LMIC teams so they can carry out sophisticated genomic research at an international standard in this and future projects. Recordings/videos of the training will be made available. The above will be augmented by in-person training when international travel becomes possible.
 
Description Ethical Content Gathering and Powerful Storytelling
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved communication skills.
 
Description High-Performance Computing (HPC) workshop
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training of trainers; Focus on early career researchers
 
Description Highlighting the issue of further data needed on maternal and infant infections
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Highlighting the issue of further data needed on maternal and infant infections and Inclusion into international Guidelines (WHO)
URL https://www.who.int/schistosomiasis/news/public-consultation-experts-guideline-development-group/en/
 
Description Highlighting the issue of hybrid schistosomes on morbidity profiles
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Highlighting the issue of hybrid schistosomes on morbidity profiles and Inclusion into international Guidelines (WHO)
URL https://www.who.int/schistosomiasis/news/public-consultation-experts-guideline-development-group/en/
 
Description IDELA training - Senegal
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Enhanced ability to apply the IDELA toolkit to the local context.
 
Description India - We value methodology training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description India - anthropometry training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved technical and skills capacity
 
Description India - hair sample collection and dietary assessment training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description Indonesia - Anthropometry training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description Indonesia - Commcare training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description Indonesia - Dietary Assessment training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description Indonesia - Sample collection training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description Indonesia - maternal mental health & stress training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact improved skills
 
Description Indonesia - recruitment plan and trial week training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description MELE - training to profile early years learning environments
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Certification of 13 country partners and enumerators to collect data with the MELE tool.
 
Description Onsite Training Series August 2021
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of the researchers in a variety of areas relevant to the study.
 
Description PhD Student training: Proposal Development
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of the students to create proposals.
 
Description Project Management Training
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity to deliver the project
 
Description Public Engagement training - India
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of the researchers to cleary communicate complex concepts to a non-academic audience.
 
Description Refresher Training of Diet Assessment - Enumerators
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Staff re-training
 
Description Research administration workshop
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills in research grant management
 
Description Researcher/enumerator training for education and cognition measures
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Building capacity with country teams; knowledge exchange with the UCL IOE team and cross-countries
 
Description Senegal - anthropometry training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This training has equipped the team of enumerators to collect data for the study effectively and ensuring quality.
 
Description Senegal - dietary assessment training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The training of 16 enumerators will improve their skills on the dietary assessment and 24hr recall tool.
 
Description Senegal - recruitment plan and trial week training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills
 
Description Senegal - training of sample collection
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The training of a total of 24 enumerators will improve their skills on sample collection and sample tracking.
 
Description Training of new midwives and nurses on anthropometry
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of new midwives and nurses on taking anthropometric measures.
 
Description Training on MELE Tool - Teachers & School Directors
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved understanding of MELE tool by school directors and teachers
 
Description Training on Safeguarding
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills and awareness of safeguarding principles
 
Description Training on administration on SENGSYN - for Intervention
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of nurses, midwives and enumerators on administration of the synbiotics for the SENGSYN intervention study.
 
Description Training on platform hosting trial master file and investigative site files
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Staff training
 
Description Training on the WeValue methodology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training for further field work, and understanding underlying theories.
 
Description Training on the use of Bayesian Networks, an alternative way of data synthesis - Indonesia team
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Training on the use of Xero (finance and accounting software)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of the teams members on good finance reporting practices.
 
Description Training to adapt the MELE Classroom Observation measure to observe early years settings in the 3 countries
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A series of 9 webinars for at least 15 team members across 3 countries has been planned and led by the UCL Cognition and Education Team and the MELE consultant Dawn Davis. This will improve their skill set on MELE.
 
Description Training to adapt the OX-NDA and Inter-NDA measures
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Schedule of 5 training sessions for the country teams on how to adapt the OX-NDA and Inter-NDA measures. This training will be delivered via 5 webinars for at least 15 people from the 3 country teams.
 
Description Trial Master File (TMF) Development and Update
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity of the staff
 
Description Tutorial on Glasscubes use
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved capacity on how to use Glasscubes as a way of sharing knowledge and communicate effectively.
 
Description Virtual Evidence Gap Map workshop 8-9 September 2020
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description We value methodology training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved skills and understanding of shared-values elicitation tools and techniques.
 
Description Listen and Learn Scheme, Institute of Education
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description Policy Award Scheme
Amount £12,500 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Veterinary College (RVC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 04/2022
 
Title 24 Hour Recall Dietary Data Entry and Decision-Support Tool: Senegal and India 
Description The above dietary application is a bespoke application build to combine 24-hour food recall with local resources to create a local databank of recipes and the corresponding energy values and nutrients involved. The application is a web-based system, developed on MySQL or CKAN, with an intuitive front end to allow for easy data entry and navigation of the enumerators in the field. The algorithms and calculations necessary to put together the recipes will be programmed into the applications as well as the ability for designated users to add new foods and update the recipe database. This will also enable the re-use of the skeleton of the application to then build the same repository of local recipes and nutrition for the team in India and Senegal. The Dietary App collects- record level data for each participant, but will not contain identifiable information and will be directly linked to the All Hub Repository, as the resulting local recipe and nutrition database is an important outcome for the repository and a necessary resource for other workstreams (e.g. decision tool). The participant data will also be synced for data analysis within the hub. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate that ultimately this tool will be published as part of the All-Hub Data Repository at the end of the project. 
 
Title Adapted Measuring Early Learning Environment (MELE) Tool 
Description The Measuring Early Learning Environment (MELE) observation grid allows for the measurement of multiple dimensions of the learning environments related to quality. However, the MELE tool was originally devised for use in a higher-income country context. India, Indonesia and Senegal are low- or middle-income countries with under-represented ethnic and religious communities. It was therefore essential to adopt an inclusive approach in terms of the language used (the tool has been translated in Bahasa, French, Wolof and Telegu), and to align items with local norms and cultural values across our study sites. The MELE adaptations were created following a rigorous process involving: 1) profiling of the preschool educational landscape in each country via a documentary analysis, creation of an Evidence Gap Map, and discussions with country teams; 2) identification of national education standards; 3) translation of the original tool; 4) adaptation of the tool to national standards; 5) piloting and back translation; and 6) country teams were trained by Dr Dawn Davis (the creator of the MELE) and certified in the process. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Currently the tool is being used by Hub teams to measure early learning environments across our study sites. We anticipate this adapted tool will have a global reach and impact: and will be adopted by the wider educational research community. 
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/jun/virtual-event-assessing-quality-preschool-education-suppor...
 
Title Agrifood Linear Model and Policy Priority Tool 
Description Our Agri-Food tool identifies foods that can address nutrient gaps in peoples' diets, using both dietary data and food environment data. Agri-Food is underpinned by the Optifood programme (a linear programming tool that simulates the extent to which alternative combinations of locally available foods can improve nutritional adequacy). Agrifood may also be used to collate the perspectives of different stakeholder groups from household members to agricultural extension workers, public health staff, food sellers/traders to government officials. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The results of the Agrifood tool underpins the Food Systems theme of the Hub and will be used to a) guide the analysis and discussions for a market-based intervention development; b) identify the context relevant, priority food value chains to be assessed; and c) identify model parameters for the systems dynamic modelling to determine how to strengthen local food systems to improve nutrition in a safe and equitable manner. 
 
Title Evidence Gap Map: The State of Pre-Primary Education in Senegal, India and Indonesia 
Description Evidence Gap Maps and infographics on pre-primary education: Here the the Gap Maps serve as the basis to adapt the Measuring Early Learning Environments tool (MELE) to better reflect the educational system of each country. A key aim of the Evidence Gap Map is to stimulate discussions about the preschool system with stakeholders, including policy makers. A key outcome of the maps is to inform the forthcoming MELE analysis and build the capacity of stakeholders to engage with this assessment tool. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool is informing the MELE testing and approach to understanding access to education and the availability and support children who are stunted are able to access at the community-level. We anticipate that these maps will be published and indeed, will form a critical part of the policy-engagement element of the our outputs in the near future. 
 
Title Food Composition Tables (FCT) for Senegal 
Description Food composition tables (FCT) are key for nutrition research and include detailed information on energy, macro and micro nutrients elements of certain foods. Country specific FCTs are preferable and these are available for both India and Indonesia. Currently, there are no Senegal specific FCTs and we are therefore collaborating with researchers from the Helen Keller Institute (HKI) to develop this. We firstly used the Household and Expenditure Survey (HCES) (Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie , 2011) to ascertain the 50 most commonly eaten foods. We also included foods collected by the HKI group from a detailed survey. In-country experts have been consulted who added and excluded foods from the final list. Next we will use this list to obtain the energy, macro and micro nutrient values from other FCTs in the following hierarchical order; 1) West African FCT, 2) Gambian FCT, 3) Nigerian FCT, 4) Ugandan FCT, 5) South African FCT, 6) USDA and 7) McCance &Widdowson. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Country specific FCTs will be incorporated into the Optifood linear modelling programme to develop food- based recommendations. Additionally, in Senegal, FCTs will be integrated in a dietary application to analyse 24-hour dietary recalls and aid with data quality collection in the field. Developing this FCT for Senegal will aid future nutritional research in the country. Developing a new collaboration with Helen Keller International will augments our in-country network of partners to share and disseminate Hub-related news and ultimately findings. 
 
Title Hub Data Management System 
Description The Hub is developing a tailored Data Management System which integrates the different software packages to be used across the project through the implementation of a middleware platform. This enables data to be transferred seamlessly between the data collection and asset tracking software (CommCare), the Hub communication and collaborative working software (Glasscubes), the Hub finance software (Xero) and the All Hub Data Repository. The All Hub Data Repository is the shared database which will provide access for all Hub researchers to all raw and processed data gathered across the Hub, which is essential due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The integrated nature of the Data Management System is particularly important for monitoring and evaluation as it allows for feedback in real-time regarding progress related to activities such as data and sample collection and processing. Details regarding the percentage completion of activities will be computed via the database and then indicators within Glasscubes will provide progress updates to in-country teams in an easily-accessible format. The system will enable team members to be kept informed of progress across the Hub in real-time. In addition, the seamless transfer of data is critical to ensure data can be shared easily and securely between all Hub researchers, facilitating the development of interdisciplinary synergies between workstreams. 
 
Title Illustrated Child Morbidity Tool 
Description We are working with local in-country illustrators to design a culturally appropriate tool to enable mothers to report and log child illness. Visual representations will be tested for semiotic relevance. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Using a series of images, the aim of the tool is to support the engagement of mothers' in reporting on their childrens' health outcomes. As such, we anticipate that the work may support a change in behaviour regarding healthcare seeking behaviour, at the community level. 
 
Title Infant and Young Child Feeding Pictorial Chart 
Description Infant and Young Child Feeding Pictorial Chart is being developed and pretested in each of the study sites. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Future development of research 
 
Title Rapid Assessment Tool for Maternal Depression 
Description A Rapid Assessment Tool for measuring maternal depression has been developed and validated and is in use across the Hub. The burden of perinatal depression in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) is high, with an estimated prevalence between 10-25%. There is strong evidence that postnatal depression is associated with stunting through the pathways detailed below. By including survey questions posed during the first 1,000 days, we will be able to unpack and understand the causal pathway of maternal depression on infant growth. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Our screening tool enables our enumerators to quickly identify women at risk of peri-natal depression. We anticipate a large demand for this adapted and validated tool across global development actors and agencies. 
 
Title SOP: Covid-19 
Description A range of bio-security protocols have been developed to enhance the safety of both fieldworkers and study participants. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Actioning these SOP decreases the risk of COVID-19 transmission among the Hub diaspora. 
 
Title SOP: Data Security, Back-up and Data Transfer 
Description Data Security and Technical Security SOPs: Data Management and Data governance across the hub is comprised of multiple SOPs and technical documents, including one on Data Security, backup and data transfer. This SOP contains information on physical as well as electronic security across the hub for all applications or systems used to collect or store hub data. Information already provided from external providers like CommCare will not be included, but rather will include information of procedures and protocols in place by Hub members to avoid security breeches or unintended damage to the data system, data collection errors. This SOP also details user and access management and best practice to avoid unauthorised access issues. Details on devices, and servers used to collect/store hub data will be included with guidelines on best practice. The SOP also includes information on minimising the risk of data loss, and a procedure in case of an incident. Finally, the document includes process and best practice for secure data transfers and protocol in the event of a breach. This SOP will be paired with the data management plan, Hub data management SOP, hub data governance SOP, data sharing agreement and data transfer agreement. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This SOP was developed in close collaboration with our partner teams. It is an internal document of the Hub to ensure join-up practices in relation to data security across our Hub. 
 
Title SOP: Epigenetic, Gut Health, Parisitology 
Description Detailed Standard Operating Procedure documents have been jointly created between UK and Country Theme Leads outlining procedures on sample collection, storage and analysis. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate these SOPs will underpin a wide range of Hub publications. 
 
Title SOPs: Breast milk collection, hair collection, blood biochemistry 
Description Detailed Standard Operating Procedure documents have been jointly created between UK and Country Theme Leads outlining procedures on sample collection, storage and analysis. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate these SOPs will underpin the methods of a wide range of Hub publications. 
 
Title SOPs: Food Safety Testing 
Description A range of SOPs have been created to test for food borne pathogens (including E.Coli, Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella etc.) 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate these SOPs will inform a range of Hub publications. 
 
Title Stool sample collection pictogram 
Description This is a pictogram that has been created to support the stool sample collection process to the study subjects. The pictogram has been translated into English and French and it is currently being piloted in Indonesia and Senegal. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The impact is on the future development of research and will be assessed after the pilot test in Senegal and Indonesia. 
 
Title The Food Environment Experience Survey Tool 
Description A recent systematic review of the tools, methods and metrics currently used in food systems identified food environment tools and metrics as a key gap (Sparling et al 2020). We have filled this gap by the creation of the Food Environment Experience Survey Tool. To create the tool, the Country Hubs and the UK team have engaged in a wide-ranging consultation process, critically analysing various food environment constructs in the literature and identifying the country-specific shared values to inform tool development. Various iterations of the tool have been piloted. Feedback on the tool was gathered through the following mechanisms: - An email consultation of 125 global food environment experts, including regional (Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia), donor (USAID and USAID-funded programmes such as Advancing Nutrition, BMGF); and international agencies (UNICEF; FAO). The consultation included experts from various disciplines (e.g., agriculture, child health, nutrition, gender etc). - A side event at the Africa Food Environment Network Conference 2020, views of approximately 80 conference attendees were collated. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This metric has been transformative in the way our research teams assess the role and impact of the food system on child stunting. By providing the 'why' households and communities purchase the food they eat: this tool compliments the extensive 24 hour dietary recall data of what children and vulnerable pregnant women are consuming. We anticipate the wider dissemination of this tool will have a global impact and will be of particular value to global institutions working in the food sector. 
 
Title A Bayesian Network Model of the Drivers of Stunting from a Whole-Child Perspective 
Description The model is a Bayesian Network model of synergies and interactions between the drivers of child stunting (including epigenetics, gut microbiome, home and food environments etc.) at the national level in India, Senegal and Indonesia. Relevant national datasets have been obtained for inclusion in the model, along with model parameter values available from the literature, including meta-analyses. The national datasets underpinning the model include: National Family Health Survey (India), the District Level Household and Facility Survey (India), the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (India), the Annual Health Survey (India), the Family Life Survey (Indonesia), the Basic Health Research Survey (Indonesia), the National Socioeconomic Survey (Indonesia) and the National Health Demographic Survey (Senegal). Further in Senegal, data from the DHIS2 platform created by WHO, which holds information and data on the national health system as well as data gathered by NGOs will be included. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Workshops are planned in Indonesia, Senegal and India on national level data and drivers of stunting, to ensure all Hub researchers and relevant external stakeholders across all three countries benefit from the outputs of the model. Mapping the existing evidence on the drivers of child stunting will also inform the second stage of the research being performed across the Hub. This is being carried out through identifying evidence gaps and highlighting existing known inter-relationships, synergies and directionality around the causes of stunting. 
 
Title All Hub Data Repository 
Description A linked interdisciplinary All-Hub data repository is under development to store Hub data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The All Hub Data Repository has a CKAN Data Portal and a Data Warehouse created in SQL. We aim to enable Hub data to be accessed via our Decision-Support Tool by the end of the project. 
 
Title Child Health Dataset 
Description The dataset details critical elements of child health from the childhood immunisation history, to monthly and weekly morbidity, treatments and outcomes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This dataset forms part of the All Hub Data Repository. We anticipate this dataset will be crucial in underpinning the forthcoming interdisciplinary analysis. 
 
Title Education Theme 
Description Dataset on early child development, cognition, early childhood learning environments. This dataset forms part of the All Hub Data Repository. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This dataset is part of the All Hub Data Repository and we anticipate that it will be public facing by the end of the project. 
 
Title Epigenetic Theme 
Description This dataset is comprised of terrabytes of mother and child epigenetic data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate that this data will be vitally important to identifying the epigenetic signature of child stunting. This a critical global output of the Hub that in combination with our Whole Child dataset will transform thinking on child stunting. 
 
Title Gut Health Theme 
Description This dataset details gut health parameters from gut health biomarkers of children and their mothers, to measures of the parasite burden to an assessment of the microbiomes of chhildren enrolled in the study. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate this dataset will be important to both basic and applied researchers and policy makers working with vulnerable communities globally. The dataset will inform a diverse group of interests from the role and impact of mass drug administration for policy makers to the role of inflammatory gut markers in child stunting for researchers working in child health. 
 
Title Household Food Expenditure 
Description This dataset explores household expenditure on food and identifies core household livelihood activities. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Based on the World Bank's Living Standard's Measurement Survey, this dataset will add value to existing work and further is comparable to a much wider global dataset. In this manner, we anticipate that this dataset will be in demand by a wide set of global researchers exploring both food security and wider issues. 
 
Title Household Food Safety 
Description This dataset includes the results of sampling at the household, market and food-vendor level for common bacteria that cause food borne illnessess. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate that this dataset will enhance our understanding of both exposures to and the drivers of food contamination and illness in vulnerable households. This dataset will form part of the All Hub Data Repostory and will interact with wider food security, diet and WASH datasets. 
 
Title Maternal Mental Health 
Description This dataset explores both assessed and self-reported mental health parameters of mothers participating in the Hub study. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate that this data set will be profoundly helpful to researchers exploring the mental health needs of vulnerable populations. This dataset will also form part of the All Hub Data Repository. 
 
Title Nutrition Theme 
Description Large-scale dataset across three countries exploring individual mother and child nutrition: from anthropometry, IYCF including 24-pass dietary data of mothers and children, breast feeding to blood biochemical nutritional markers. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This dataset forms part of the All Hub Data Repository and we anticipate that it will be public facing by the end of the project. 
 
Title Shared Values Theme 
Description This applied dataset is comprised of invidual and community level discussions of in-situ shared values. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The shared value dateset is a unique data resource: the WeValue approach has been refined on Hub communities. The dataset offers both visual and discursive material from the shared value community sessions. We anticipate that this approach will be scaled up across other nutritional projects and programmes globally. 
 
Title WASH and Behavioural Theme Dataset 
Description This dataset reflects household level WASH infrastructure and related maternal and child behaviours across a three country study set. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We anticipate that this dataset will underpin our interdisciplnary inquiry related to the Whole Child. Further, this dataset will add to new knowledge regarding the role of WASH in child stunting. 
 
Description Cognitive Assessment Partnership 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are gathering data on over 1,500 infants within the core Hub cohort in India, Indonesia and Senegal using two measures of early child development which have been developed by the University of Oxford: the INTER-NDA and the OX-NDA. As per an MoU in place between the Hub and the University of Oxford, we will share the de-identified data we collect with Oxford to provide a 'living' database for academic purposes, to revisit the INTER-NDA and OX-NDA norms in future.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Oxford is allowing us to use the INTER-NDA and OX-NDA free of licensing charges, including sharing the syntax to convert raw scores to standardised domain scores.
Impact Use of these measures across the Hub core cohort of infants will allow us to explicate the impact of childhood stunting on neurocognitive development and allow us to characterise detailed developmental and neurocognitive profiles of children that do and do not meet the criteria for stunting. These data will lead to publications and provide an evidence base for policy recommendations in this area.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration on Food Composition Tables (FCT) in Senegal: Helen Keller International 
Organisation Helen Keller International
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Together, we worked with Helen Keller International supported to create Food Composition Tables (FCT) for Senegal. These tables underpin all of the nutritional work of the Hub and link to the use of future analytical tools such as Optifood.
Collaborator Contribution Helen Keller International held a range of consultations with teams of local experts to refine and further develop the FCTs.
Impact Senegal Food Composition Tables: Nutrition and Social Scientists
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with Fudan University, China on the Shared Values Work Stream 
Organisation Fudan University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Hub has strengthened its collaboration with Fudan University, who has a specialist team expert in the shared values approach: WeValue InSitu. Affiliated researchers will join the Shared Value work steam under supervision of the Theme Lead.
Collaborator Contribution Strengthening the Hub-Fudan collaboration. To date, researchers from Fudan have joined in the shared values work being undertaken in India and Senegal.
Impact Fudan University also has scholarship opportunities for overseas PhD students, hence, this is another element of our collaboration we are exploring.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with the University of South Carolina: Expert input into the food environment tool development 
Organisation University of South Carolina
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Technical expert input into the food environment tool development: metric to measure the risk of a particular food system for stunting.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have made a substantial contribution to the development of the food environment tool.
Impact Food metrics tool
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborative Research and Capacity Strengthening: Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Mataram 
Organisation University of Mataram
Country Indonesia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An MoU with UNRAM and MoA with Faculty of Medicine UNRAM has been signed with regard to capacity strengthening and under-taking collaborative research activities including arrangement for sample processing, analysis and storage.
Collaborator Contribution Capacity strengthening of local academics (students and faculty members) on topics covered under AASH; support for laboratory analyses; joint research and publication
Impact Capacity strengthening of local academics (students and faculty members) on topics covered under AASH; support for laboratory analyses; joint research and publication
Start Year 2020
 
Description Global Partner of 1000days.org 
Organisation 1000 Days LLC
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 1000 days is a US non-profit organisation working in the U.S. and around the world focusing on nutrition and health of mother and children in the first 1000 days of life. The Hub is now one of 1000 days official partners along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, the US Government and a wide range of other partners.
Collaborator Contribution 1000 days is interested in adopting Hub outputs. The organisation has an extensive partnership platform and we anticipate that we will be able to disseminate our findings through their network. We have organised a joint event, please see below.
Impact We held a joint event with 1000days.org in June, 2020 entitled Nourishing Gender Equality (https://actionagainststunting.org/nourishing-gender-equality/).
Start Year 2020
 
Description India Partnership 
Organisation Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As noted above, for each partner we have been involved in a range of trainings from academic to operational. Our programme of training includes: dietary recall approaches, adult and infant anthropometry, MELE and OX-NDA cognitive assessment, approaches to elicit shared values and epigenetic and microbiome data collection and analysis tools and approaches. We are also providing training in project management, financial management, interdisciplinary research management, MEL, questionnaire development and data management to both research and institutional staff. We are jointly participating in research activities across the 'whole-child' paradigmatic frame in addition to assiting with data collection from the observatonal cohort as well as the egg intervention study in children and the 3-5 years educational cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners both liaise with local communities and engage the wider stakeholder community. They are collecting and analysing data from the core Hub cohort as well as participants in the egg intervention study and those in the 3-5 years educational cohort. The data collection takes many forms, including questionnaires, workshops and focus group discussions as well as biological sample collection, processing and analysis, which is being performed by a number of laboratories within the Institution. The data across the Hub will be shared in the All-Hub data repository and local data will be processed and cleansed by the country teams before we collectively undertake the analysis.
Impact Outputs from this partnership will include an all-Hub database comprised of data gathered from all work streams across the Hub and a series of planned stakeholder and public engagement workshops and events to share findings from across the study. A key outcome will be capacity strengthening for the Indian team in interdisciplinary research along with skills strengthening across a diversity of thematic areas from epigenetic data analysis to collating shared values at the community level.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Indonesia Partnership 
Organisation SEAMEO Regional Center for Food and Nutrition
Country Indonesia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution For each in-country team we have been involved in a wide range of trainings from academic to operational. To date our training has included: dietary recall approaches, adult and infant anthropometry, MELE and OX-NDA cognitive assessment, approaches to elicit shared values and epigenetic and microbiome data collection and analysis tools and approaches. We are also providing training in project management, financial management, interdisciplinary research management, MEL and questionnaire development, data management to both research and institutional staff. We are jointly participating in research activities across the 'whole-child' in addition to gathering data from the core Hub cohort as well as participants in the egg intervention study in women as well as children in the 3-5 years educational cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Similiar to our partners in India and Senegal, the Indonesian team is liaising closely with local communities and leading engagement with the wider stakeholder community in Senegal. They are collecting and analysing data from data collected across the 'whole child' approach from the deep biology to the wider food system. Our partners will be collating data and samples from the core Hub observational cohort as well as mothers involved in the egg intervention to those children in the 3-5 years educational cohort. The data collection takes many forms, including questionnaires, workshops and focus group discussions as well as biological sample collection, processing and analysis, which is being performed by a number of laboratories within the University.
Impact Outputs from this partnership will include capacity strengthening within the Indonesian team, the creation of an all-Hub database and a series of planned stakeholder and public engagement workshops and events to share findings from across the study. A critical outcome relates to the development and support of capacity strengthing in the design, delivery and assessment of interdisciplinary research.
Start Year 2019
 
Description London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health Collaboration 
Organisation London International Development Centre
Department Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing to a new collaboration organised by the London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) which aims to link projects and programmes with a related focus. The goal is to identify synergies and foster collaborative working between the teams involved, with the goal of achieving shared outcomes. The Senior Hub Manager and one of the Hub Research Fellows gave an invited presentation on the activities of the Hub at a workshop hosted by LCIRAH to initiate the new collaboration, and we have agreed to participate in further upcoming meetings, contributing speakers and working to develop proposed collaborative activities.
Collaborator Contribution LCIRAH have agreed to direct their resources to facilitating links between a group of projects and programmes identified as having a related focus, including the Hub, developing a new collaborative network to work together on achieving shared outcomes. LCIRAH are hosting a series of monthly meetings for the projects, to provide opportunities to further explore synergies and develop plans and proposals for joint activities.
Impact The new collaboration includes four inter-disciplinary programmes with a broad range of activities and linked areas of focus from nutrition, crop production, poultry production and consumption to the environment, water, infectious diseases and AMR. An initial workshop has already been held and a series of further meetings/workshops are planned over the coming months on areas of shared interest. LCIRAH will also facilitate opprtunities for participation of researchers from all programmes in the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy, contributing to learning labs and working groups. This will allow Hub members to share research findings and develop collaborative proposals with a strong network of researchers working across allied topics.
Start Year 2020
 
Description London International Development Centre 
Organisation London International Development Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LIDC and the Hub have worked on a number of joint events together.
Collaborator Contribution LIDC has provided communications and administration support to the Hub in particular around web, newsletter and social media outreach and the planning of events.
Impact Events: Saving SDG2: From innovation to action; Less for those with the Least: the implications of UK-Aid cuts on child malnutrition; Equitable partnerships in International Research; India 2020: State of Food Insecurity; Nourishing Gender Equality.
Start Year 2020
 
Description PROSYNK Study team, Kenya 
Organisation ProSync Technology Group LLC
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborative research to explore pre/pro/synbiotics in improving nutrition and growth in childhood.
Collaborator Contribution PROSYNK study is a 4-arm open label randomized control trial testing the efficacy of probiotics and synbiotics in improving gut health in infants. The Gut Health Theme lead and Clinical Research Associate visited Kenya for a one-week consultative meeting and have been holding regular catch-up meetings with the PROSYNK team.
Impact The PROSYNK study is at a more advanced phase than the SENGSYN. We continuously discuss practicalities and challenges of conducting a clinical trial involving a dietary supplement and this has greatly informed the development of the SENGSYN study. We have also engaged in collaborative research to explore the role of pre/pro/synbiotics in improving nutrition and growth in childhood.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Senegal Partnership 
Organisation University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Country Senegal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been involved in a wide range of trainings from academic to operational: including dietary recall approaches, adult and infant anthropometry, MELE and OX-NDA cognitive assessment, approaches to elicit shared values and epigenetic and microbiome data collection and analysis tools and approaches. We are also providing training in project management, financial management, interdisciplinary research management, MEL and data management to both research and institutional staff. We are jointly participating in research activities across the 'whole-child' in addition to gathering data from the core Hub cohort as well as participants in the synbiotic intervention study in Senegalese infants as well as those in the 3-5 years educational cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners are liaising closely with local communities and leading engagement with the wider stakeholder community in Senegal. They are collecting and analysing data from the core Hub observational cohort as well as mothers and infants in the synbiotic intervention to those in the 3-5 years educational cohort. The data collection takes many forms, including questionnaires, workshops and focus group discussions as well as biological sample collection, processing and analysis, which is being performed by a number of laboratories within the University.
Impact Outputs from this partnership are on-going and will include an all-Hub database comprised of data gathered from the core Hub cohort as well as participants in the synbiotic intervention study and those in the 3-5 years educational cohort, and a series of planned stakeholder and public engagement workshops and events to share findings from across the study. A key outcome of the Hub is capacity strengthening across the range of elements included in the 'whole child' approach and developing key skills in the management of interdisciplinary research programmes.
Start Year 2019
 
Description UKRI GCRF All Hubs Programme Management Collaboration 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have participated in regular meetings to exchange experiences and best practices, commonalities and challenges of managing complex research development programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have shared their experiences and best practices, commonalities and challenges of managing complex research development programmes.
Impact Meetings of the collaborative group will continue throughout the lifetime of the Hub projects, providing a forum for discussion and sharing of best practice and promoting excellence in research management. Lessons learned will be shared between Hubs and disseminated to relevant members of the wider Hub team.
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Nebraska: Expert input on the adaptation and use of MELE classroom observation measure in early years settings 
Organisation Nebraska Department of Education
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution MELE expert at the University of Nebraska is collaborating with the UCL Cognition and Education teams and country Education and Cognition Theme Leads to adapt and use the MELE Classroom Observation measure in early years settings across the Hub.
Collaborator Contribution A series of nine webinars is planned along with joint work on adapting the measure for use in each of our partner countries.
Impact Nine webinars and an adapted MELE tool for use across our study countries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description University of Southhampton: Expert input re: Ox-NDA and Inter-NDA Measures 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expert input into the Ox-NDA and Inter-NDA measures which will be used to assess child development across the Hub at 12 and 24 months of age.
Collaborator Contribution A series of 5 workshops are planned and joint work will be undertaken to adapt the measure for use in each of the three partner countries.
Impact Five workshops and the context-specific adaptation of the measure across our partner countries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Zymo Research Partnership 
Organisation Zymo Research Corporation
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are utilising the Zymo DNA/RNA Shield Fecal Collection Tubes to collect fecal samples from women and infants across our core cohort studies in India, Indonesia and Senegal, to analyse the gut microbiome of the study participants.
Collaborator Contribution Zymo Research are donating 6,000 ZymoBIOMICS DNA Miniprep Kits and 3,000 Fecal Collection Tubes free of charge to the study, with a cost saving of approximately $60,000.
Impact Outputs of this work will include assessment of the combined effect of nutritional exposures, food and the home environment, epigenetics, gut health and parasites on key microbiome states, and proposals for future interventions to avoid stunting, or to ameliorate or reverse the effects of stunting, based on microbiome analysis.
Start Year 2019
 
Title Impact evaluation of egg supplementation during pregnancy on stunting in infants in Indonesia 
Description The intervention examines the impact of egg supplementation to pregnant women, starting from the second trimester to birth of their infants, on linear growth and epigenetic signatures in their offspring. The trial is an individually randomised, 2-arm, open-label, controlled study in pregnant women in East Lombok, Indonesia. The primary objective is to assess whether supplementation of pregnant women with three boiled chicken eggs per week for 6 months, starting from second trimester of pregnancy until delivery reduces stunting of their infants (at 12, 18 & 24 months of age) compared to control women who do not receive egg supplementation. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Complementary
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2020
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact We are actively working with the Hub behaviour team as well as Science Made Simple (the Hub public engagement partners) on awareness raising activities to ensure that results of the intervention are disseminated widely. We will be communicating our findings to all relevant stakeholders, including local and national governments, with the intention to influence policy development in this area. 
 
Title Impact evaluation of egg supplementation on stunting and cognition in young children 
Description The intervention examines the impact of egg supplementation to young children (starting from 6 months until 18 months of age) on their linear growth and cognition. The trial is an individually randomised, 2-arm, open-label, controlled study in young infants in Hyderabad, India. The primary objective is to assess whether daily supplementation with one egg in infants starting at 6 months of age and continued for one year reduces the incidence of stunting (at 24 months of age) and improves cognition (at 18 months of age) compared to control children who do not receive egg supplementation. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Complementary
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2020
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact We are actively working with the Hub behaviour team as well as Science Made Simple (the Hub public engagement partners) on awareness raising activities to ensure that results of the intervention are disseminated widely. We will be communicating our findings to all relevant stakeholders, including local and national governments, with the intention to influence policy development in this area. 
 
Title India Observational Cohort Sample Collection 
Description Samples collected in India include: 268 mother blood samples; Children blood sample 6; Breast milk 58; Mother Stool 203; Child Stool 154; Mother Saliva 173; Father Saliva 125; Child Buccal Sample 173; Hair samples 25. 
Type Management of Diseases and Conditions
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2021
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact In the short-term this sample collection underpins the Whole Child Approach and will support cross-disciplinary analysis. Ultimately these samples will aid in our work to develop child-focused interventions to prevent, improve and even reverse some of the key features of child stunting, not only in our three research sites, but globally. 
 
Title Indonesia Observational Cohort Sample Collection 
Description As per our study aims and objectives, biological samples are being collected from the infant members of our observational cohort study, as well as from their mothers and fathers. These biological samples are used to identify the presence of a number of biomarkers, parasites, nutrients and illnesses that have been shown to be associated with stunting over the life course. In Indonesia, the following samples have been collected to date: Infants: 528 1 month saliva samples; 494 1-month stool samples; 114 6-month stool samples; 124 6 month blood samples. Mothers: 528 1 month saliva samples; 630 third trimester stool samples; 114 6-month stool samples; 351 second trimester blood samples; 655 third trimester blood samples; 675 second trimester hair samples; 393 3-month hair samples; 378 three-month breastmilk samples. Fathers: 403 1-month saliva samples. 
Type Management of Diseases and Conditions
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2022
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact These samples will aid in our work to develop child-focused interventions to prevent, improve and even reverse some of the key features of child stunting, not only in our three research sites, but globally. 
 
Title SENGSYN Study (Senegal Synbiotic Study) 
Description Young children exposed to poor sanitation and hygiene develop a disorder of the gut called "environmental enteric dysfunction" (EED) characterised by abnormal histopathology, permeability defects, and inflammation. EED significantly impairs growth through reduced digestion and absorption of nutrients, increased susceptibility to infections and systemic inflammation that directly inhibits growth hormones. EED may already be apparent by 6 weeks of age. Dietary supplementation with a synbiotic may provide resilience to the developing gut microbiome against these adverse environmental factors. Synbiotics are prebiotics combined with probiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds that encourage the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. We are evaluating whether administration of a synbiotic to infants up to age 6 months in Senegal improves linear growth through improved gut health. In order to do this we are undertaking an individually randomized, 2-arm, open-label, controlled study of a synbiotic in infants between 0-5 months of age in Kaffrine District, Senegal. To date, 182 infants have been recruited into the trial. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Complementary
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2020
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact We are actively working with the Hub 'behavioural' team as well as Science Made Simple (the Hub public engagement partners) on awareness raising activities at the community level to ensure that mother's are aware of the aims and objectives of the intervention. We will be communicating our findings to all relevant stakeholders, including local and national governments, with the intention to influence policy development in this area. 
 
Title Senegal Observational Cohort Sample Collection 
Description As per our study aims and objectives, biological samples are being collected from the infant members of our observational cohort study, as well as from their mothers and fathers. These biological samples are used to identify the presence of a number of biomarkers, parasites, nutrients and illnesses that have been shown to be associated with stunting over the life course. In Senegal, the following samples have been collected to date: Infants: 117 one-month old stool samples; 270 one-month old saliva samples; 34 six-month old blood samples; 11 six-month old stool samples; 8 six-month old urine samples. Mothers: 696 second trimester hair samples; 494 3rd trimester blood samples; 485 third trimester urine samples, 480 third trimester stool samples; 272 one-month postpartum saliva samples; 185 three-month postpartum hair samples; 182 three month postpartum breastmilk samples; 34 six-month postpartum blood samples. Fathers: 135 one-month post-partum saliva samples. 
Type Management of Diseases and Conditions
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2022
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact These samples will aid in our work to develop child-focused interventions to prevent, improve and even reverse some of the key features of child stunting, not only in our three research sites, but globally. 
 
Title CKAN Meta-data Catalogue & Interdisciplinary Ontology 
Description Our meta-data catalogue and related interdisciplinary ontology is being built in CKAN. The interface will 'sign-post' users to particular datasets but more importantly will enable researchers to understand the Repository content, create queries and support wider data discovery activities. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The novel interdisciplinary child nutrition ontology links the repository and meta-data catalogue to the Semantic Web by defining the relationships between expert-defined taxonomic terms. This will enable the linking and harmonizing of Hub research to other global datasets on child nutrition. 
 
Title Decision Support Tool 
Description The Decision Support tool will enable policy makers and planner to interogate the All Hub Data Repository to understand the potential impact of key policy decisions at the household level. The tool will support scenario building to enable decision-makers to visual outcomes at the household level. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact We anticipate our Decision Support tool will be instrumental in supporting more effective policy decisions and indeed, interventions in the child nutrition 'space'. Our innovative tool will be backed by child-level data to enable impacts to be discerned ex-ante by policy makers, practioners and the wider global development community. 
 
Title Dietary App 
Description In the nutrition workstream, we are collecting multiple pass 24HR data from women during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy, and from infants at 6, 9, 12 and 18 months of age. Innovative features of the app are as follows: • The app enables the standardisation of data entry, capturing food consumption data (type, amount, time and place), recipe data (both individual and average recipes) and sources of food procurement to support global food environment efforts. • The tool generates and updates average recipe data. Specifically, based on the data entered, it alerts users on the conversion factors and average recipe data needed to perform calculations, providing templates for data entry and it calculates the average recipe data. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This application stands apart from existing electronic data capture tools because it will be adaptable to different country contexts, globally accessible, not hardware dependent (use on older computers or tablets), intuitive to use and easy to update. This bespoke web-based dietary data entry application will not only benefit the Hub's research agenda but it will also have global benefits for nutrition researchers in LMICs. 
 
Title High Performance Computing Environment: India 
Description HPC environments have been built by the Indian Hub to store and analyse the Hub's epigenetic and microbiome data. Specialist training has been supplied by the University of Aberdeen in the development of the HPC environment. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The building of the HPC environments supports equitable partnerships and enables the Country Hub teams to undertake cutting edge analysis on the epigenetic and microbiome data themselves. 
 
Title High Performance Computing Environment: Indonesia 
Description HPC environments have been built by the Indonesian Hub to store and analyse the Hub's epigenetic and microbiome data. Specialist training has been supplied by the University of Aberdeen in the development of the HPC environment. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The building of the HPC environments in-country supports the country Hub teams in undertaking cutting edge analysis of the microbiome and epigenetic data themselves. In this manner, this approach directly supports equitable partnerships. 
 
Title High Performance Computing Environment: Senegal 
Description HPC environments have been built by the Senegal Hub to store and analyse the Hub's epigenetic and microbiome data. Specialist training has been supplied by the University of Aberdeen in the development of the HPC environment. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The build and development of the HPC environment supports equitable partnerships and enables the country Hub teams to undertake cutting edge analysis of the data from these themes themselves. 
 
Title Interdisciplinary Aid 
Description Built using Neo4J, the Interdisciplinary Aid illustrates the linkages between the levels of data in the Hub's meta-data hierarchy. In this manner, users are able to visual the 'Whole Child' connections between the diverse datasets that make up the All Hub Data Respository. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact We anticipate that the Interdisciplinary Aid will benefit both Hub researchers and the wider research community by explicitly identifying the linkages underpinning the Whole Child approach. In this manner, the tool will enable researchers to identify the synergies and inter-relationships between the drivers of child stunting: to date this has been a critical gap in our understanding. 
 
Title Tableau MEL Dashboards 
Description A series of Tableau Dashboards have been created to enable country Hub teams to track key outputs. The Dashboards link our All Hub Communication Platform (Glasscubes) to a visual analytical overview to support decision-making by our local teams. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The dashboards are critical to the MEL operations of the Hub. 
 
Description "Rethinking Nutrition" hosted by the India Growth Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Suneetha Kadiyala, work package and theme lead for for Food Systems chaired a webinar organized by the India Growth Centre on Rethinking Nutrition. The webinar was around stagnation of progress in undernutrition according to the Phase 1 NFHS-5 surveys. Approximately 170 people attended the webinar. It was attended by researchers, governments officials, UN representatives and staff, NGOs and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Action Against Stunting All Hub meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Action Against Stunting hub organizes weekly hub meetings with all the other country hub members. Participants for these weekly meetings include team leads, country team leads, researchers and researcher fellows working across all the workstreams of the hubs. Weekly presentations are given by country hubs on the the progress of research activities within the hubs. This improves understanding of research and related activities within all the hubs and also serves a learning forum where other teams could get inputs on their research or country hub activities. Collaboration between hub members is also improved through the shared experience from hub activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Action Against Stunting Hub Facebook Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Hub launched its official Facebook Page in 2019 and interaction has grown steadily. As part of our recently re-developed social media activity plan, we aim to substantially increase frequency of posting and engagement with the target audience. This will increase our visibility online and drive traffic to the Hub website, highlighting the latest findings and achievements of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Action Against Stunting Hub First Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 2-day meeting with all the members of the Hub to discuss the performance, challenges, roadmap and set goals for the next year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Action Against Stunting Hub Twitter Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Hub launched its official Twitter channel in 2019 and since it was created Twitter interaction has grown, adding 74 followers and reaching 50,692 impressions. We have recently developed an ambitious social media activity plan, aiming to substantially increase frequency of posting and engagement with the target audience. This will increase our visibility online and drive traffic to the Hub website, highlighting the latest findings and achievements of the project.

Our dedicated Twitter campaign celebrating International Women's Day highlighted the critical contribution of the team of female enumerators gathering data for the Hub from participants in the core cohort in Indonesia. The tweets earned 600 impressions and peaks of 15% of engagement rate and a lot of traffic was driven to our website to the related blog post.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/actionstunting/status/1227229546543558658
 
Description Action Against Stunting Hub Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The website was created in 2019, and is currently undergoing substantial additional development to enhance appeal across a range of audiences. We are adapting sub-pages based on the needs that have emerged in the project period so far, aiming to fine-tune our messaging and become an international reference on the issue of stunting. We are adding an option for visitors to the website to subscribe to regular newsletters, allowing us to keep them up to date on our progress and maintain engagement over the course of the project and beyond. In addition, the website will act as a link between the Central Hub team based in the UK and the in-country teams, thus extending the reachable audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.actionagainststunting.org
 
Description Action Against Stunting Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newsletter: the Hub launched a new strategy to grow the newsletter reach. We now have 317 subscribers, with an opening rate around 50% and a click rate of almost 11%. The newsletter has been a major converter for event registrations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description All-Hub Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Annual meeting to share updates across the Hub and to set new commitments and goals for the upcoming year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Article - How A Renewed Focus Can Improve Maternal And Child Nutrition Scenario In India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article on child and maternal health published on Outlook India to share the Hub's research and the impacts of COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/need-for-a-renewed-focus-on-maternal-and-child-nutrition-...
 
Description Article - Measuring children's development in low and middle income countries: getting it right 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article published by UCL IOE on the work of the Education and Cognition workstream within the Action Against Stunting Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/2021/05/21/measuring-childrens-development-in-low-and-middle-income-coun...
 
Description Article - Nutrition needs joined-up thinking to weather food shocks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article originally appeared on Sci.Dev.Net Newsletter highlighting the discussion held during "Saving SDG2: from innovation to action."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nutrition-needs-joined-up-thinking-to-weather-food-shocks/
 
Description Article - Pengurangan Stunting Prioritas Nasional Pemerintah Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about the action against stunting day and the social media competition in Indonesia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.balipuspanews.com/pengurangan-stunting-prioritas-nasional-pemerintah-indonesia.html
 
Description Assessing Quality Pre-School Education to Support Children Who Are Stunted 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar will focus on the ongoing collaborative work across India, Indonesia, and Senegal to adapt a classroom observation grid (the Measuring Early Learning Environments - MELE) measuring key characteristics of classroom environments and educational quality. Details of how the tool was adapted was provided to an audience of educational researchers and practitioners: we anticipate that our adapted tool will have wide uptake and use acrosss the sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/jun/virtual-event-assessing-quality-preschool-education-suppor...
 
Description Audience with Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A high-level meeting at which Dr Umi Fahmida (Indonesia Country Lead) and Professor Paul Haggarty (Deputy PI) presented on the epigenetic activities of the Hub and highlighted the collaborative working taking place on this workstream between SEAMEO RECFON in Jakarta and the University of Aberdeen, UK. The meeting was attended by the Vice Dean, the Coordinator for Education and staff members of the Faculty of Medicine, who expressed interest in receiving ongoing updates on the progress of the Hub's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Audience with Vice Rector of Universitas Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Umi Fahmida (Indonesia Country Lead) and Professor Claire Heffernan (PI on the Hub) presented at a high-level meeting to introduce the Indonesian Hub team and SEAMEO RECFON as the lead institution for the Hub in Indonesia. The Vice Rector welcomed the team and conveyed readiness to support the research activities. He also suggested relevant staff from the Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition who would be able to contribute specific skills and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Blog post for International Women's Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post posted on the Hub website, based on interviews conducted in the field with the team of enumerators in Indonesia. The post highlights their contribution to the Hub as well as their wider contribution as women in science. The blog post is part of our new communications strategy, which involves sharing stories about the people working on the Hub as well as offering expert viewpoints from Hub researchers on relevant reports and publications as these become available. This strategy is designed to create momentum around the topic of stunting and help make the Hub a point of reference internationally in the field of childhood stunting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bloomsbury Set: Interdisciplinarity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Over 100 people attended an on-line webinar on Interdisciplinary where the design of the Hub was utilised as an example.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bloomsburyset.org.uk/events/
 
Description COP26 UKRI Adaptation and Resilience Finale Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in the COP26 Resilience Hub: engaged with a global group of stakeholders with information about the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ukri.org/news-and-events/responding-to-climate-change/ukri-towards-cop26/climate-adaptat...
 
Description Child stunting and supermarkets: a positive influence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Blog post from written with the contribution of Dr Archana Konapur, Hub Researcher - ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition; and Indriya Laras Pramesthi, Hub Researcher - SEAMEO Regional Center for Food and Nutrition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/child-stunting-and-supermarkets-a-positive-influence/
 
Description Community engagement through home visits in Kaffrine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A community outreach was undertaken by community workers in Kaffrine to sensitize households and community members on the research activities of the Senegal Hub. Home visits were organized reaching about 300 homes in Kaffrine and about 1317 people. Household heads and women within homes and households visited were often the focal people for these home visits. Community workers who organized these visits showed dedication to their role in ensuring the success of the research. Community members were very receptive to the research activities and the benefits that will accrue to their households and community at large. They showed a high level of interest in the research activities to be conducted in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Competition - First Action Against Stunting Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact social media content creation competition for Indonesian secondary school students, focusing on protein source foods to fight stunting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Covid-19 and Contingency Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1 hour webinar with representatives of several GCRF Hub and other projects to discuss how covid-19 impacted on the organization and fieldwork, and how to cope with it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/covid-19-and-contingency-planning/
 
Description Covid-19 and Maternal Health: are we facing a new normal? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 1 hour webinar to discuss with experts how covid-19 could affect pregnancy and the baby
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/covid-19-and-maternal-health-are-we-facing-new-normal/
 
Description Early Career Researchers Interdisciplinary Journal Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Interdisciplinary meeting led by our ECRs to discuss one or more papers from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Equitable Partnerships in International Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1-hour webinar to explore how different Hubs and institutions build, maintain, and evaluate equitable partnerships and help ensure that research outcomes are mutually beneficial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/equitable-partnerships-in-international-research/
 
Description Event - A Career in International Development: Panel Discussion with Research Fellows from the Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact LIDC and the Action Against Stunting Hub held an online career event for students with an interest in international development who wanted to find out more about a career in academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Beyond 2030: Tackling child stunting in India more sustainably and equitably 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this webinar, we explored the current nutritional status of children in India, starting with the challenges and impacts of COVID-19. Two years on, how have the health and food systems changed? In light of the latest research of the Hub and the results of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5), our speakers discussed the need to adopt a longer-term approach and outlook, focusing on the interventions and activities at the community level that also mitigate against other challenges such as climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/beyond2030/
 
Description Event - Do your surveys make sense? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this Food Systems seminar, we explored the key methodological challenges associated with validating a novel Food Environment tool in India and Indonesia, including the strategic decisions taken and the formative data collected to prepare for the cognitive surveys.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/do-your-surveys-make-sense/
 
Description Event - First Action Against Stunting Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Senegal identified the communities that are most severely affected by stunting, and we involved religious leaders, women and volunteers in six community dialogue meetings. Discussions took place around why stunting is a problem, what causes it and how to solve it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - First Action Against Stunting Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 8 September 2021, we brought together policymakers, donors and academics in our inaugural Action Against Stunting Day event. Together, these key actors are committed to promoting research and interventions to reduce stunting by 2025.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststuntingday.org/events/
 
Description Event - How to evaluate impact in intensely interdisciplinary research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CEDIL and the Hub hosted a webinar to bring together some Action Against Stunting Hub representatives and its research partners to look at how they tackle the question of evaluating the long-term impacts of their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/how-to-evaluate-impact-in-intensely-interdisciplinary-research/
 
Description Event - Is Covid-19 overshadowing India's child malnutrition crisis? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this webinar, Patralekha Chatterjee, award-winning journalist-columnist, shared her analysis of the fifth National Family Health Survey and explored how the Covid-19 pandemic might impact an already-fragile state of child nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/is-covid-19-overshadowing-indias-child-malnutrition-crisis/
 
Description Event - Listen and Learn: A discussion about supporting quality early childhood education - Senegal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event aimed at gaining the stakeholders' views on the variety of early childhood learning approaches in Senegal, discussing the process of adapting a classroom observation tool called the MELE to observe pre-primary classrooms, and its potential to be used at scale, and engaging in a broader discussion about supporting quality early childhood education.

Participants:
School inspectors (Inspectorat d'Académie) from the Department of Kaffrine
Early Childhood Educators from Kaffrine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Listen and Learn: a discussion about supporting quality early childhood education - Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event aimed at gaining the stakeholders' views on the variety of early childhood learning approaches in Indonesia, discussing the process of adapting a classroom observation tool called the MELE to observe pre-primary classrooms, and its potential to be used at scale, and engaging in a broader discussion about supporting quality early childhood education.

Participants:
Director of Early Childhood Education Development (Ministry of Education & Culture - Mr. Muhammad Hasbi
Leaders of Indonesian Association of Early Childhood educators (HIMPAUDI)
Leaders of Early Childhood NGOs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Nurturing Children's Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this event, we first presented how we reviewed India and Senegal's early childhood education system via a documentary analysis. We shared an infographic that can be used by fellow researchers, policy stakeholders and professionals to profile early childhood education in other countries. We then heard from the research leads in India and Senegal who have adapted and piloted a classroom observation grid (the Measuring Early Learning Environments - MELE) to measure key characteristics of classroom environments and educational quality in their respective countries. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nurturing-childrens-development/
 
Description Event - Ready for school? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This seminar focused on the ongoing collaborative work across India, Indonesia, and Senegal to adapt a classroom observation grid (the Measuring Early Learning Environments - MELE) to measure key characteristics of classroom environments and educational quality. The research teams in Indonesia and Senegal shared their experience adapting these instruments and using them in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/ready-for-school/
 
Description Event during Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week in Hyderabad, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During the Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week (ANH Week) in Hyderabad, India, in June 2019, the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), lead Hub organisation in India, held an event to promote the Hub's work. The event had 50 attendees, including academics, policymakers, NGOs, and practitioners. Planned and organised by the researchers based at NIN, the event featured presentations from the NIN team as well as UK collaborators, followed by an informal team dinner. This provided an excellent opportunity to engage nutrition researchers from around the world with the Hub's vision and planned research activities, and several academics expressed interest in collaborating with Hub team members on linked projects contributing to Hub outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.anh-academy.org/anh2019-programme
 
Description Food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace from ILRI contribution to the EatSafe Webinar II: Food safety in traditional markets in Africa and Asia, 19 August 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/109824
 
Description Food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries. Contribution to the EatSafe Webinar II: Food safety in traditional markets in Africa and Asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Delia Grace of the food systems workstream was a key presenter and resource person who gave a webinar presentation on Food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries. Contribution to the EatSafe Webinar II: Food safety in traditional markets in Africa and Asia. The event which was part of the Global Alliance Against Nutrition webinar series was attended by policy makers, academics, field practitioners, researchers and students. On the whole the event was a success. This event was recorded and has since been viewed 73 times on youtube. It has also been published on the GAIN website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Food safety performance in animal-source food value chains 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace joint presentation at the first International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Science, Kupang, Indonesia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/111165
 
Description Gut Health Monthly Webinars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The gut health group have organized a total of 8 webinars since July 2020. The purpose of these webinars is to review and discuss scientific issues that advance the knowledge and effectiveness of the group in undertaking research in gut health. This is mostly attended by researchers in the UK, India, Indonesia and Senegal. It is also attended by team leads and members from the microbiome and parasitology work packages. Participants in these webinars often include work package leads, research associates, post-doctoral researchers and clinicians from the UK, India, Indonesia and Senegal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Hub Bi-monthly Reports 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A bi-monthly report of Hub activities is sent to all Hub researchers and related staff members. Our bi-monthly report functions as both a newsletter and as a means to keep the wider Hub team abreast of progress. Each month a new member of the team is highlighted in our 'Get to Know' feature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021
 
Description India 2020: State of food (in)security 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Covid-19 and the recent locust invasion posed new challenges to the country. In this webinar we will discuss the state of food security in India with Dr. Purnima Menon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/india-2020-state-of-food-insecurity/
 
Description Input into the revised WHO Guidelines for schistosomiasis control and elimination 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Input into the revised WHO Guidelines for schistosomiasis control and elimination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.who.int/schistosomiasis/news/public-consultation-experts-guideline-development-group/en/
 
Description International Webinar on the "Whole Child Approach to Prevent Stunting" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Paul Haggarty (Deputy PI on the Action Against Stunting research), Dr. Umi Fahmida (Country lead on the Indonesia hub) and Dr.Min Kyaw Htet (Work package lead on physical epigenics) were the resource persons in the webinar. The webinar was attended by 160 participants which included academics, practioners, programme implementers and students.The whole child approach to ending stunting was discussed by the resource persons. Audience were introduced to the concept of the Whole Child Approach and AASH activities in East Lombok, Indonesia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Joint webinar with Directorate General of ECE, Primary and Secondary Education MoEC RI; SEAMEO CECCEP; SEAMEO RECFON 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Claire Heffernan (PI, Action Against Stunting research), Dr. Umi Fahmida (Country lead on the Indonesia hub) and Dr. Dwi Priyono were resource person during a webinar organized by SEAMEO in collaboration with the Directorate General of ECE, Primary and Secondary Education MoEC RI, SEAMEO CECCEP and SEAMEO RECFON. The webinar was based on the theme "Translating Holistic Integrative Early Childhood Development Concepts in Overcoming Stunting in Indonesia". The webinar was mostly attended by ECE teachers, practitioners, academics and some students. The webinar recording has been watched about 1903 times. Audience were introduced on the concept of A Whole Child Approach and its inter-disciplinarily to support Holistic Integrative Early Childhood Development to overcome stunting in Indonesia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Launch - First Action Against Stunting Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article to launch the first Action Against Stunting Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Less for those with least workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 1-hour webinar to discuss the implications of these cuts on SDG2, our ability to fund cutting-edge research and the wider ability to forge collective action to end child malnutrition. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/less-for-those-with-least-the-implications-of-uk-aid-cuts-on-child...
 
Description Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - Department of Clinical Science research "Away Day" Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two Department of Clinical Science Away Days have been organized through which projects of the Gut Health workstream and the Stunting Hub have been presented to a large audience including researchers with interest in nutrition and stunting. The events were attended by clinician, consultants in medicine, researchers and students within the LSTM. This provided an avenue to present research activities within the Action against Stunting Hub to a wider audience. Comments and suggestions received thereof will be useful in shaping the research activities and analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Livestock interventions in low-income countries: A theory of change for improved nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace presentation at the virtual 2020 Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week research conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/108715
 
Description Meeting with Municipal and district health authorities, commissioners, municipal councilors and community leaders in Hyderabad, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with Municipal and District health authorities, Commissioners, Municipal councilors and community leaders to inform of the research activities to be conducted in their respective areas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with UK schools and teacher networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Science Made Simple, a research partner in the Action Against Stunting hub with key responsibilities of facilitating the hub's public engagement activities held a meeting with the UK schools and teachers network. The meeting was attended by teachers, head teachers, and teacher support network organizations in the UK. The purpose of the meeting was to Raise awareness amongst teacher networks of stunting hub and potential for enrichment activity for UK students. From this event, expression of interest from schools will be received to and arrangements made with schools to involve them in the activities of the hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description National Science Week, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Our team in India participated in National Science Week hosted by NIN. The event was held from 22nd-28th February 2022. Over 500 pupils attended the week. Key deliverables included a variety of short films on child stunting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Networking event - Saving SDG2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following up on "Saving SDG2: from innovation to action" we organised a 45 minutes networking event where you can meet, engage and connect with others working in SDG2-related fields and share your ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nourishing Gender Equality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Explore different perspectives on how nutrition can empower women with the 1000days organization.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nourishing-gender-equality/
 
Description Oral evidence - UK International Develoment Committee: UKAID for improving nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Claire Heffernan gave oral evidence to the International Development Community on the impact of the COVID-9 pandemic on global nutrition and the role of UK development assistance in tackling malnutrition (including the effects of recent cuts to the UK aid budget).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/2891/html/
 
Description Parliamentary event on Tackling the Rise of Child Stunting in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Action Against Stunting Hub and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa joined forces to hold a high-level parliamentary roundtable on Tackling the Rise of Child Stunting in Africa at the House of Commons. The meeting brought together over 40 participants including parliamentarians, leading researchers in the field, NGO workers, and the civil society to examine policy and regulatory solutions to stem the rise in child stunting. Our speakers were Professor Claire Heffernan (PI of the Hub), Professor Paul Haggarty (Deputy-PI of the Hub), and Rose Ndulu Ndolo of World Vision. The roundtable discussion allowed the Hub team to contextualise the problem of stunting, outline our efforts to create a typology of stunting, and argue for the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to tackling the problem. Accordingly, it supported our efforts to position the Hub as a leading authority on child nutrition research. Following this event, Pauline Latham MP, who chaired the session and sits on the International Development Committee, recommended that the Committee hold an evidence session specifically on the impact of childhood stunting. This positive commitment reinforces the importance of holding such events with key audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lidc.ac.uk/event/tackling-the-rise-of-child-stunting-in-africa/
 
Description Participating in GCRF GROW and Hub's Cohort Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Allan Walker from Microbiome research theme and Teresa Nunes, senior hub manager for the action against stunting hub participated in a GCRF organized event on "Challenges and mechanisms for working and supporting each other remotely in different contexts". Experiences and collaborative new working patterns were shared with other GCRF funded hubs. Researchers and research managers for the various GCRF hubs in the UK and abroad participated in this workshop. New ideas obtained from this experience sharing workshop improved the AAS hub's remoting working during this pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Perspectives on how to rebuild value chains with standards for food safety and against environmental degradation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace from ILRI contribution to the sustainability panel discussion at the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusinesses programme e-conference on Rethinking Agri-Business Investments Through the Pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/108285
 
Description Podcast - What is 'stunting' and why should we take action? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emily MacLeod speaks to two members of the 'UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting' project, Professor Lynn Ang and Dr Jessica Massonie about their role in profiling children's early development and early years environments in India, Indonesia and Senegal.
The podcast focuses on how the project is progressing, aspirations to change policy and practice and more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2022/jan/what-stunting-and-why-should-we-take-action-rftrw-s13e01
 
Description Presentation - Breastfeeding Week - Dr Kulkarni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The presentation "Supporting mother during pregnancy to improve maternal and child nutrition" was given by Dr Bharati Kulkarni in the context of the World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations - 2021; jointly organised by ICMR-NIN and the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/world-breastfeeding-week-celebrations/
 
Description Presentation - Career in International Development - Dr Cooper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on personal experiences and work with the Hub given in the context of the webinar "A Career in International Development: Panel Discussion with Research Fellows from the Hub"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation - Career in International Development - Dr Davies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on personal experiences and work with the Hub given in the context of the webinar "A Career in International Development: Panel Discussion with Research Fellows from the Hub"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation - Education and Cognition - Dr Fernandez-Rao 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Title of the presentation: "Case study of India. How was the classroom observation grid (MELE) adapted and piloted in India?". Presented by Dr Sylvia Fernandez-Rao at the "Nurturing Children's Development" webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nurturing-childrens-development/
 
Description Presentation - Education and Cognition - Dr Kolopaking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Title of the presentation: "Adaptation of the Indonesian version of the Measurement of the Early Learning Environment (MELE)".
Presented at "Ready for School?" webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/ready-for-school/
 
Description Presentation - Education and Cognition - Dr Massonnie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Title of the presentation: "Profiling early childhood education across countries. How did we review early childhood educations systems in India and Senegal?". Presented by Dr Jessica Massonnie at the "Nurturing Children's Development" webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nurturing-childrens-development/
 
Description Presentation - Education and Cognition - Prof Ang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Title of the presentation: "Overview of the Action Against Stunting project and Cognition and Education Workstream". Presented by Prof Lynn Ang at the "Nurturing Children's Development" webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nurturing-childrens-development/
 
Description Presentation - Education and Cognition - Prof Dockrell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Title of the presentation: "Assessing the quality of early childhood education to support children who are stunted"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/ready-for-school/
 
Description Presentation - Education and Cognition - Prof Ndiaye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Title of the presentation: "Case study of Senegal. How was the classroom observation grid (MELE) adapted and piloted in Senegal?". Presented by Prof Moustapha Ndiaye at the "Nurturing Children's Development" webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/nurturing-childrens-development/
 
Description Presentation - First Action Against Stunting Day - Dr Fahmida 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given in the context of the Global Action Against Stunting Day by Dr Umi Fhamida. Title of the presentation: "Acceleration of Stunting Reduction in Indonesia"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/webinar-action-against-stunting-day/
 
Description Presentation - First Action Against Stunting Day - Dr Kulkarni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given in the context of the Global Action Against Stunting Day - Title of the presentation: "Action Against Stunting in India"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/webinar-action-against-stunting-day/
 
Description Presentation - First Action Against Stunting Day - Prof Faye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given in the context of the Global Action Against Stunting Day by Prof Babacar Faye. Title of the presentation: "Action Against Stunting Day - Senegal"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/webinar-action-against-stunting-day/
 
Description Presentation - Gut Health - Dr Kadia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the challenges and practicalities of setting up and conducting a clinical trial in a sub-Saharan African setting at the NEWS-K Seminar Series, organised by Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation - Impact Evaluation - Dr Fahmida 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Heffernan at "How to evaluate impact in intensely interdisciplinary research" event by CEDIL.
Title of the presentation: Impact evaluation of an Egg Intervention during pregnancy for stunting prevention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/how-to-evaluate-impact-in-intensely-interdisciplinary-research/
 
Description Presentation - Impact Evaluation - Prof Heffernan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Heffernan at "How to evaluate impact in intensely interdisciplinary research" event by CEDIL.
Title of the presentation: Evaluating the impact of 'intensely' interdisciplinary research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/how-to-evaluate-impact-in-intensely-interdisciplinary-research/
 
Description Presentation - Protecting Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Tapasvi Pumar, a Co-I at the Action Against Stunting Hub was a speaker during the webinar entitled "Protecting Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility" on 6th August 2021 in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation - Sandpit - Prof Heffernan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Heffernan about 'Addressing Livestock-derived Antimicrobial pollution in the Nairobi River in Kenya' about the project and its goal to reduce livestock-sourced antimicrobial contamination in the Nairobi River.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation - Surveys - Dr Cooper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given at the event "Do your Surveys Make sense?" by Dr Gregory Cooper. Title of the presentation: "Do your surveys make sense - thoughts from the field"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/do-your-surveys-make-sense/
 
Description Presentation - Surveys - Dr Konapur 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given in the context of the event " Do your Surveys Make sense?" by Dr Archana Konapur. Title of the presentation: "Do your surveys make sense?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/do-your-surveys-make-sense/
 
Description Presentation - Surveys - Dr Selvaraj 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given in the context of the event "Do your Surveys Make sense?" by Dr Kirutika Selvaraj. Title of the presentation: "Do your surveys make sense - perceptions from India"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/do-your-surveys-make-sense/
 
Description Presentation at International Partnership Workshop in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Bharati Kulkarni, India Country Lead on the Hub, gave a presentation at the International Partnership Workshop on Dietary Mycotoxin Exposure in India and Links to Chronic Diseases With a Focus on Stunting. The workshop was held at the National Institute for Nutrition in Hyderabad in June 2019, and Dr Kulkarni gave a presentation entitled 'Multidisciplinary Factors in Stunting - The Stunting Hub Study'. In this presentation she highlighted the research activities of the Hub, with a particular focus on the planned activities in India. The workshop was attended by around 40 people, including academics and practitioners, many of whom expressed interest in ongoing engagement with the Hub as the project progresses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Senior Hub Manager and one of the Hub Research Fellows gave an invited presentation on the activities of the Hub at a workshop organised by the London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health. The workshop was organised to identify synergies and links between different project and programmes with a related focus, and included academics from several institutions, including Principal Investigators on projects and senior management staff. Following the presentation, several strong links were identified between the Hub and the other projects represented. A programme of meetings has been organised to explore these in greater detail and foster collaborative working between the teams involved, with the goal of achieving shared outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at National Institute for Nutrition, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Paul Haggarty, Deputy-PI on the Hub, gave a presentation at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in Hyderabad during an in-country visit in January 2020. The audience was comprised of academic staff and students, and Professor Haggarty outlined the Hub's research programme, highlighting the epigenetics workstream activities which he is personally leading. NIN is the Hub's lead institution in India, and as such there was a large amount of interest in the presentation, with subsequent requests for further information from attendees. Due to the success of this presentation, we plan for other Hub researchers to deliver talks during their in-country visits to share details on their particular workstreams as well as highlight the interdisciplinary synergies present across the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at SEAMEO RECFON Alumni Gathering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on the activities of the Hub was given by Dr Umi Fahmida, Indonesia country lead on the Hub, during the Alumni Gathering event on 3rd August 2019 in Jakarta. The forum was attended by 91 participants who are MSc and PhD Alumni of the SEAMEO RECFON Nutrition Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia. Attendees represented academic and research institutions, the food industry, professional organizations, UN agencies and NGOs from 5 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The event was an opportunity to establish alumni networks, raise the profile of the Hub and its work within these networks and explore opportunities for collaboration and further inputs for SEAMEO RECFON. Dr Fahmida's presentation generated widespread interest amongst attendees who were keen to engage further with the work of the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at UKRI GCRF Regional Engagement Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Marie Harder, UK Theme Lead for Shared Values on the Hub, gave a presentation entitled 'Setting the Scene for effective development: using Shared Values approaches in the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub'. The presentation was given to an audience of around 60 people, including academics and UKRI and GCRF representatives. The event was held to showcase GCRF-funded research projects, and Professor Harder's presentation raised awareness of the goals of the Hub as well as promoting the Hub's research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Paul Haggarty, Deputy-PI on the Hub, gave a presentation at the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar during an in-country visit in January 2020. The audience was comprised of academic staff and students, and Professor Haggarty outlined the Hub's research programme, highlighting the epigenetics workstream activities which he is personally leading. Universite Cheikh Anta Diop is the Hub's lead institution in Senegal, and the talk was very well-attended, raising awareness of the Hub's activities across the institution. Interested parties requested further information on collaboration opportunities and updates on progress of the project these become available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation during a Round Table for Improving Nutritional Status in Gujarat. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presentation to officials of the Gates Foundation India, Alive and Thrive India and other partners during a round table for Improving Nutritional Status in Gujarat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on Interdiscplinary Working: School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation was given by Professor Peter Wood about interdisciplinary workings to staff and students at the School
of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck. Key management tools and approaches and outcomes in building the All Hub Data Repository were discussed and the abiliity to use computer science tools/approaches to reach across multiple disciplines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Government of Gujarat Task Force 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Government of Gujarat Task force for improving Nutritional status in Gujarat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Local Authorities in Kaffrine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Babacar Faye, Country Lead on the Hub in Senegal, attended a meeting chaired by the Sub Governor of Kaffrine District (one of the study field sites) to present on the Hub's research programme and to raise awareness of the aims, objectives and activities. As part of his presentation, he detailed key elements of the Senegalese team's local communication and engagement plan and discussed with local authorities potential challenges to implementing the programme of works at the community-level. The local authorities in Kaffrine expressed support for the project and interest in it's outcomes and will be kept updated on progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Local Authorities in Nganda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Babacar Faye, Country Lead on the Hub in Senegal, attended a meeting chaired by the Deputy-Prefect of Nganda District (one of the study field sites) to present on the Hub's research programme and raise awareness of planned activities. As part of his presentation, he also highlighted the expectations of the research team and explored perceptionos and expectations of local authorities. Attendees included representatives from the local administrative, health and community authorities. This meeting was held as part of the Senegal Hub team's in-country communication and engagement plan, developed to ensure support from a broad range of stakeholders for the delivery of the research programme. The local authorities in Nganda expressed support for the project and interest in it's outcomes and will be kept updated on progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentations - Gut Health Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Organization of 10 Gut Health research webinars involving Hub researchers in the UK, India, Indonesia, and Senegal. The webinars contribute to effective communication of science messages among early career researchers, promotion of interdisciplinary research, and promotion of diversity and inclusion within the workstream. List of presentations:

· Link between microbiome and epigenetics
· The microbiome and infection with soil transmitted helminths
· Nutrition, Immunity and COVID-19
· Novel biomarkers for exploring association of gut health with linear growth
· Microbiota-Directed Food And Undernutrition
· Probiotic and Susceptibility of Mice to Cryptosporidiosis
· Oropharyngeal microbiota and stunting
· Zinc absorption in environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
· Comparing microbiota in stunted and non-stunted children
· Association between microbiota and neurodevelopment in infants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Radio - First Action Against Stunting Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All India Radio broadcasted an interview with Dr Santosh Kumar. He spoke about the work of the Hub and the Action Against Stunting Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststuntingday.org/events/
 
Description Radio and Television broadcast on research activities in Senegal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Four radio discussions on the activities of the Action against stunting hub were organized in Boulel and Kaffrine communities in Senegal. The main purpose of these radio broadcast is to raise awareness of the research activities of the hub in the two communities. Resource persons for these radio broadcasts included the field coordinator. fo the research activities and a nurse in the various communities. Television discussions were again held in Kaffrine by Professor Babacar, the field coordinator and Senegal hub programme manager to create awareness of the activities of the Senegalese hub. The overall impact of these radio and television of the Senegalese team is to create awareness and support the recruitment of participant for the various research work in the. workstreams
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Regular updates to officials of District and State ICDS for Hub related activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Regular updates to officials of District and State ICDS for Hub related activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Research Fellows Monthly Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Monthly meetings are organized for the research fellows within the AAS hub to share experience on research activities, and establish symmetries between research activities for collaborative work. This also promotes cross disciplinary research activities goes to improve the interdisciplinarity of the hub's research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Risk based prioritization of food hazards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace from ILRI - keynote presentation at the online Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Food Safety Conference for Asia and the Pacific on 'Communicating food safety in the era of COVID-19: Earning consumers' trust'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/110497
 
Description SEAMEO 1st International Conference of Food and Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During the maiden SEAMEO International Conference on Food and Nutrition, Professor Paul Haggarty, Deputy PI for the Action Against Stunting hub gave a key note lecture where he presented on the "A Whole Child Approach: the importance of early life adversity on child biology and cognition of the Action Against Stunting hub. The conference session, which was moderated by Dr. Umi Fahmida, the country lead on the Indonesia was attended by over 400 people and the recording watched about 3810 times. Participants of the conference included food and nutrition practitioners and researchers, policy makers, programme implementers; Secondary audience include students, development practitioners and local and municipal government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Saving SDG2: from innovation to action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 3 hours conference with high-level speakers to explore how the international community can save SDG2; this was followed by workshops to discuss practical actions to achieve SGD2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/saving-sdg2-from-innovation-to-action/
 
Description Session on Transforming Nutrition during ACIES 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A session on Transforming Nutrition in Gujarat on 21 December 2021 during ACIES 2021, the Annual Public Health Conclave at IIPHG. This was attended by the Hon Health Minister of Gujarat, and included a video message recorded by Claire Heffernan, Director of the Action Against Stunting Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Setting the scene for Bayesian Analysis in modelling the drivers of stunting in Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop is organized for key stakeholders within the ministry and researchers between the action against stunting hub in Indonesia. The purpose is to introduce the use of Bayesian Networks in modelling the drivers of child stunting in Indonesia and also to learn about the the key factors driving child stunting in Indonesia. This workshop builds relationships and buy-in for the modelling. It also will provide data on qualitative beliefs of country experts on stunting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Shared Values workshop in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact One Shared Values workshop was organised in Hyderabad, India with a range of local households and decision-makers to solicit information that will enable the team have a contextual/local understanding of perceptions, values and beliefs regarding child stunting in Hyderabad. This workshop is the first of many to be organised involving different groups of people in Hyderabad. The workshop was successfully organized with support from the researchers based in Hyderabad. Initial data gathered from this first workshop will provide information to strategy, and other informational needs regarding the organization of the remaining workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Shared Values workshops in Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nine shared values workshops were held with local groups of mothers, fathers and early-years teachers in East Lombok, the field site for the cohort study in Indonesia. Each workshop involved between twelve to fifteen participants (including research staff from the Indonesian Hub team, who received training in the WeValue process). The workshop process is used to elicit and make tangible local shared values. In the context of the Hub, this relates to eliciting values-based perceptions regarding child stunting and exploring community-led legacies of the project. All researchers actively observed or assisted with the facilitation of 9 workshops, with three having achieved 75% of the training needed to become Certified Facilitators of the Shared Values WeValue InSitu process and a fourth researcher achieved 50% of the training. Future training is planned to enable all researchers to become fully certified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Shared Values workshops in Senegal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Ten shared values workshops were organized in the Kaffrine community in Senegal with mothers and fathers, grandmothers, local teachers, Kaffrine community health workers, market traders, farmers, Kaffrine Community public administrators and researchers from the UK and Senegal hubs. Nine participants were involved in each of the ten workshops, usually made up of four(4) community members/beneficiaries, four(4) researchers from the Senegalese hub and one researcher from the UK hub. These shared values workshops were organized to obtain information on local/communal shared values regarding the project in Kaffrine. To this end, information regarding local perceptions/knowledge and context specific understanding of child stunting, breast feeding, health seeking behaviors and various public informational needs etc. were sourced and obtained from participants of the workshops. The overall data obtained from the shared values workshops will provide local/communal as well as cultural insights which are relevant to the themes of this research and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sharing of project information and updates with the Gniby Local Committee of Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Professor Babacar Faye, lead for on the Senegal hub and the project team in the Senegal hub met with local authorities, including the Gniby Local Committee of Development. Participants of the meeting included heads/representatives of administrative communities, administrators of local authorities, health representatives and community members from the various local areas. The meeting was held at Gniby. The purpose of the meeting was to present the entire project to the administrative communities and health authorities in order to ensure their involvement in the project. Administrative communities and health authorities were informed on the project. They have committed to support the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sharing of project information with Health Department in Kaffrine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Professor Babacar, country lead on the hub of Senegal and researchers in the Senegal hub met with nurses and staff of the health department/centre in Kaffrine to inform and update them on the research activities of the Action against stunting hub. Important information and updates include timelines for the recruitment of participants of the research, duration and follow up activities of the community and field enumerators among others. Participants include nurses in the 29 health posts in Kaffrine, staff of the health centre in Kaffrine and community health health practitioners in Kaffrine. All the nurses in the Kaffrine health posts are informed and have a better understanding of the project as result of this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Side Event: Nutrition for Growth Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Claire Heffernan facilitated outbreak discussion of the BBSRC sponsored side event: Nutrition Research in Policy at the Nutrition for Growth Summit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nutritionforgrowth.org/events/official-side-event/
 
Description Social Media and Web Analytics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Hub web and social media analytics are as follows:

Twitter: 8000 profile visits, 285k impressions, 453 new followers

Website analytics: The website was visited 10,930 times last year by 3146 users. The events are the leading drivers of visits, accounting for the most clicks and searches. Users land on our website mainly via organic search, direct and social media - reflecting the effort we put into newsletters, direct emails, and social media.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn proved to be a promising platform for the Hub, reaching peaks of 114 visitors per day. Among the objectives for the upcoming year, there is the development of a more detailed strategy to grow our presence on this platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL http://www.actionagainststunting.org
 
Description Statement - Prof Heffernan's response to the UK Government's new commitment to global nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A statement to share the Hub support for the reversed decision about the ODA cuts related to nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/prof-heffernans-response-to-the-uk-governments-new-commitment-to-g...
 
Description Statement by Prof Heffernan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A statement to reflect the Hub position towards the funding cuts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/statement-on-the-120m-ukri-funding-cut-by-professor-claire-heffern...
 
Description Study socialization in Mataram, East Lombok, Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the local newspaper about the Action Against Stunting Hub study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nusrapost.com/2021/01/seameo-recfon-gelar-sosialisasi-studi_14.html
 
Description The end of the silver bullet: A holistic approach to stunting research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Article in the SEAMEO RECFON Awesome Southeast Asian Magazine on Food and Nutrition (Vol.1, No.1, Sep 2020)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.seameo-recfon.org/books/recfon-awesome/
 
Description The indirect impacts of Covid-19: an additional 253,500 child and maternal deaths? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post from the Action Against Stunting Hub on the indirect impacts of Covid-19: an additional 253,500 child and maternal deaths?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/the-indirect-impacts-of-covid-19-an-additional-253500-child-and-ma...
 
Description Traditional food chains: Some thoughts on terminologies, perceptions and how to de-risk them to cope with food safety and pandemic threats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace keynote presentation at the third International Conference on One Health, Malang, Indonesia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/111164
 
Description Video - Launch in Senegal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Faye presents the projects to the media in Kaffrine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/kaffrine-launch-of-a-research-program-on-malnutrition/
 
Description Visit to Kaffrine and meeting with staff of Kaffrine Health District (Department) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting was held between the project team of the action against stunting hub, Senegal country hub and the health workers in the Kaffrine Health District. The meeting was attended by both staff of the Senegal country hub and health officers in the Kaffrine health district. The aim of the meeting was to update the staff on the activities of the project and too seek their commitment to the project. Arrangements were made during this meeting to meet at Gniby for the meeting with the Gniby Local Committee for Development as a way communicating the activities of the project to all relevant stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar on Animal Source Food for Malnutrition Solution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar which sought to exchange experience and knowledge on the use of animal source foods as a potential solution to ending malnutrtion problems was attended by about 125 people. Participants included academics, policy makers, programme implementers and students who attended from across the globe. The webinar was recorded and and has currently been watched/viewed about 750 times. The potential of animal source foods for malnutrition solution was exchanged from different points of view, including nutrition, food system and policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/animal-source-food-for-malnutrition-solution/
 
Description Webinar on Regional Diet during Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Webinar on Regional Diet during Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) held on 30 September 2021. The Commissioner, Women & Child Development, Gujarat was one of the key speakers along with Dr. Bharati Kulkarni from National Institute of Nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar with Indonesia ECE teachers and practitioners Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr. Umi Fahmid, country lead on the Indonesia hub was a resource person in the webinar with the title "Animal Protein: Local potential for stunting prevention". The event, mostly attended by teachers and watched by 800 people in Indonesia and abroad was aimed at providing teachers and other audience with information on the benefits o0f using animal source foods as a potential source of food for ending stunting in Indonesia. On the whole, this event was was a huge success as it was widely attended by teachers and other practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Website - Action Against Stunting Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A new website dedicated to the Action Against Stunting Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/first-action-against-stunting-day/
 
Description Why food safety matters to Africa: Making the case for policy action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Delia Grace joint presentation at the virtual 2020 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/110085
 
Description Workshop at SEAMEO CCEPCEP, Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation and taster workshop to generate ideas and discussion around project objectives and operation, and how these might align with the support of teachers in Early Years settings across SE Asia. There is potential to have wide-ranging impact through offering teacher training, thereby cascading information through learning settings to children and families. An outcome of the workshop is that Science Made Simple and SEAMEO CCECEP have established a formal relationship to explore potential for developing and running blended training programmes for early years teachers to support their STEM teaching generally and align this to key science messages around stunting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A joint event with ICMR-NIN and the Hub to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionagainststunting.org/world-breastfeeding-week-celebrations/