Emergencies and disasters can exacerbate nutrition problems in vulnerable areas. The response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) highlighted existing gaps in government-approved NIE policies, and a capacity development strategy, among others. With the changing nature of natural disasters in the advent of climate change, the DOH, with support from the UNICEF and WFP, initiated in late 2018 the review and update of standard NIE training modules, in line with the NIE Strategic Plan 2017-2022.
ASSIST was chosen to be the Creative and Communications firm to develop and provide technical support to DOH, NNC, and their Regional Offices in developing standardized NIE training modules and relevant materials that are easy-to-use and user-friendly.
ASSIST produced a series of knowledge products for capacity building purposes. Some of the key outputs included: trainer’s manual that served as reference material for trainers under the NIE programs, job aids that served as tools used to disseminate information about Nutrition in Emergencies programs, and Local Chief Executives (LCE) Handbook that served as a guide for LCEs on how to execute NIE programs.