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29th October 2020
10-11am EST

A Virtual Training of Trainers: Adaptations from COVID-19

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As COVID-19 restricted travel, implementing a Training of Trainers program in a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture project at a school in South Sudan became an obstacle. As planting seasons are time-sensitive, the pressure to find an alternative path was felt by the program team; the solution was a video training series. This virtual training model uses text-free videos overlaid with the local language (Juba Arabic) to train a few staff members in nutrition and agriculture techniques. These staff members will then train other staff and community members. The videos will be shown on the same tablets used for data collection which enhances the efficiency of the technology. These videos allow for local community members to lead and disseminate information placing them in the driver’s seat of their development While there is little implementation research done on videos as effective training materials in a global development setting, there is global knowledge of what has worked in other areas using Digital Green’s examples as well as contextual knowledge of local community leaders and stakeholders. Join us as we begin a case study of implementing training videos in Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture in an attempt to empower local leaders despite barriers created by COVID-19.

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Discern alternative methods to implement programs
  • Recognize how implementation practices can be dynamic in the face of COVID-19
  • Explore methods to empower local communities to drive their own development

 

Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to pose your questions in an open 20-minute discussion.

There are limited places available, so please sign up today to avoid disappointment!

Unable to attend this live event? The webinar will be recorded and will be available on the
SISN website at a later date.

Past Webinars

3 June 2020

Covid-19 and Program Implementation: Implications for Implementation Science

Hosted as part of the American Society for Nutrition’s NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE

During this virtual interactive workshop Ms. Jennifer Crum from FHI360, Dr. Rasmi Avula from IFPRI, and Dr. Ame Stormer from Helen Keller International, shared their real-world experiences responding to the challenges faced by nutrition programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the live discussion period, SISN Board Members Dr. Edward Frongillo, Dr. Kenda Cunningham and Dr. Andrea Warren fielded questions to the expert speakers from a very engaged audience and highlighted emerging themes to explore in the coming months and years.

A summary of the proceedings, PDF version of the presentations, and details of the Q&A period here and here.

A recording of the live stream is available here until July 5th, after which date it will be accessible to ASN members only.

26th February 2020

A focused ethnographic study: investigating the barriers to antenatal care attendance to improve iron and folic acid supplementation in Kenya

In this webinar, hosted by our colleagues at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), SISN Vice President, Dr Gretel Pelto provided an overview of focused ethnographic studies (FES), and Zipporah Bukania and Brian Njoroje from the Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) Team in Kenya presented how they applied the FES approach to examine the barriers for early initiation of focused antenatal care (ANC) through the Baby-friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).

Following these presentations, SISN Senior Technical Lead, Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau facilitated a lively 20-minute Q&A period.

The Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) in Kenya and Uganda is a collaborative and learning initiative developed by SISN in partnership with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) thanks to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. You can learn more about the ISI here.

4th December 2019

Improving Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Through Quality Improvement: A Type III Effectiveness-implementation Hybrid Study

In this webinar, Geoffrey M. Curran, Director of the Center for Implementation Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and an expert on effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs, provides a brief introduction to this innovative approach and it’s 3 sub-types.

Following this introduction, Nathan Tumwesigye and Moses Tetui from the Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) Team in Uganda describe the quality improvement approach and implementation strategies used to support the delivery of the iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) intervention, and shared the preliminary findings from the baseline data collection of their Type III effectiveness-implementation study.

Following these three presentations, participants posed their questions in an open 20-minute discussion facilitated by Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau, SISN Senior Technical Lead.

The Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) in Kenya and Uganda is a collaborative and learning initiative developed by SISN in partnership with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) thanks to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. You can learn more about the ISI here.

16th September 2019

Implementation and Science: a two-way street with lots of turns

In this sold out webinar, Pooja Pandey Rana and Kenda Cunningham from Helen Keller International, share their experiences in the design and implementation of Suaahara II, an at-scale, USAID-funded, multi-sectoral program throughout Nepal.

You can learn more about this cutting-edge program here.

This webinar is brought to you courtesy of a grant from the Eleanor Crook Foundation.

19th June 2019

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health Webinar on Implementation Science in Nutrition

This webinar presents the frameworks and principles of implementation science as developed by SISN and illustrates their application by teams of government actors, researchers and implementers in two countries. The case studies focus on efforts to improve the delivery and utilization of iron and folic acid supplementation for pregnant women through working with the government system and USAID-funded programs in Kenya and Uganda, as part of the Implementation Science Initiative led by SISN and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

17th April 2019

The Implementation Science Initiative: Identifying and Addressing Bottlenecks within Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation Programs in Kenya and Uganda

This webinar focussed on the important work being completed by the Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) through SISN’s partnership with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) under a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) grant.

Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau, SISN Consultant and Senior Technical Lead for the ISI, Twaha Rwegyema, Project Coordinator at URC in Uganda and Brian Njoroge, Project Coordinator at FHI 360 in Kenya, presented their experience to date identifying and addressing bottlenecks within iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) programs.

This webinar was brought to you courtesy of a grant from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie).

15th February 2019

How Can Advocacy Enhance Implementation Science in Nutrition?

During this webinar Bill O’Keefe, Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy at Catholic Relief Services shared his real-world experiences advocating and provided tips and tools on how to become a successful advocate, including:

  • The key elements of effective advocacy
  • Useful strategies for influencing policy and system change
  • How to communicate your message to decision makers so your voice is heard!

Following his presentation, attendees posed their questions in an open 20-minute discussion, moderated by SISN Founding Member, Dr Eva Monterrosa.

This webinar is brought to you courtesy of a grant from the Eleanor Crook Foundation.

6th December 2018

Learning About Needs of and Challenges Faced by Program Workers and Recipients: A Case Study of Observational Implementation Research

Our guest speakers, Dr Andrea Warren and Dr Ed Frongillo from the University of South Carolina presented a case study of observational implementation research (IR) for food-assistance programs in the United States and programs for infants and young child feeding in Kenya and India.

Following the 35-minute presentation attendees engaged in a lively discussion during a 20-minute Q&A session, moderated by Dr Rasmi Avula, Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI.

19 September 2018

How to Build Effective Cross-sector Partnerships

Our guest speaker, Ms Helga van Kampen from the Partnership Brokers Association shared her knowledge and experience through a lively discussion on partnering and principles and how these can be applied to implementation research. Following the 40 minute presentation, participants posed their questions in a lively Q&A moderated by SISN’s Secretary/Treasurer, Dr Eva Monterrosa.

10 May 2018

Understanding Program Adaptation: A Scoping Study of Frameworks and Systematic Review of Adapted Evidence-based Interventions

Our guest speaker, Dr Cam Escoffery from Emory University presented definitions of program adaptation, frameworks guiding it and shared her own research in this area. During the Q&A, moderated by Dr Wendy Gonzalez from GAIN, participants explored the relevance of this work to implementation in nutrition .

Nov 28 2017

Why Invest in IR?

Chaired by Dr Gretel Pelto, the webinar consisted of three short presentations illustrating how IR has been used to enhance outcomes in a number of different settings. The presentations illustrated how the initiatives ‘map’ into the SISN Framework and were followed by an audience Q&A.

June 26 2017

An Integrative Framework for Implementation Science in Nutrition

Our first webinar, delivered by SISN President, Dr David Pelletier, illustrated our concepts for a new framework of IS in nutrition.