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SCN Working Group on Household Food Security. Using Information Technology for Networking and Documenting Lessons Learnt. Background. Food security and sustainable livelihoods are key to good nutrition We meet once a year for 2 hours...

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Scn working group on household food security

SCN Working Group on Household Food Security

Using Information Technology for Networking and Documenting Lessons Learnt


Background
Background

  • Food security and sustainable livelihoods are key to good nutrition

  • We meet once a year for 2 hours...

  • Setting up intermediary meetings is not a realistic option

  • Significant experience (in particular at local level) is both available and needed worldwide


What could be done
What could be done?

  • Share information and experience through a virtual forum

  • Document local experience on food security, nutrition and livelihoods (FSNL)


Create an online group
Create an Online Group

  • To allow people working on FSNL at all levels to:

    • communicate

    • share experience and information

    • discuss issues of common interest.

  • Grandchild of NGO.NUT?


Fsnl online group
FSNL Online group

  • Interested people can join at:

    www.dgroups.org/groups/fao/FSNL/

  • Members will be part of a mailing list.

  • They will receive messages through the Dgroups email list.

  • They can download documents on the Dgroups webpage

  • They can get contact information from other members


Document local experience
Document Local Experience

  • Common template to allow information management

  • Draft questionnaire developed:

    • WAHO/HKI/Tulane initiative

    • Based on Improving nutrition programmes: an assessment tool for action

    • Tested with a few interested partners in the field

    • Discussed with colleagues (FAO and partner institutions)

  • Make information available:

    • Fact sheets on promising practices?

    • Post on web?