Nutrition Fellows in Uganda Develop Skills, Build Connections

December 2013

What does it take to be an effective nutrition practitioner? In November, Fellows and mentors participating in FANTA’s Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF) program attended a professional development workshop designed to position the young professionals for success in their fellowship assignments—and, ultimately, in their careers.

During the 3-day workshop led by FANTA, Fellows worked through creative exercises to build critical communication and leadership skills to use on the job, as well as team-building exercises to strengthen the relationships between Fellows and their mentors. Fellows will apply these new skills as they complete a project that addresses a challenge relevant to their host organization, prior to graduating from the UNF in June 2014.

Host organizations for the eight Fellows include the Uganda Ministry of Health; the Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project; Community Connector; World Vision; the Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit at Mulago Hospital; the Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition at Nyakibale Hospital; and the International Baby Food Action Network.

Learn more about the Uganda Nutrition Fellowship program.

1 December 2013
Team-building activity
Building communication skills through group work
Presenting a situation analysis
Fellows discuss the question: What makes a good mentor?
Goal-setting with a mentor
Fellows, mentors, and FANTA staff

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