Making social assistance programmes work for nutrition: the ISPA-FSN tool

This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (l’alliance de la formation et la recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation, l'environnement et la santé globale), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) and Future Food Institute (FFI). These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development, research, and innovation perspectives.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy: elearning.fao.org.

Objectives of the session

  • Explain the interlinkages between social protection and nutrition outcomes, with a special focus on social assistance;
  • familiarize learners with the usefulness of the ISPA-FSN tool for the assessment of social assistance programmes; and
  • present the two e-learning courses of the series “Making social assistance programmes work for nutrition: the ISPA-FSN tool”. 

Speakers

Ms Lynnette Neufeld, Director of the Food and Nutrition Division, FAO
Ms Patrizia Fracassi, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO
Mr Ahmed Raza, Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO
Ms Giulia Palma, Nutrition Consultant, FAO

Moderator: Ms Cristina Petracchi, Leader of the FAO elearning Academy.