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.