Blog: Malawi 2017 Hunger Index

9th Class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, wrote this blog post discussing the Global Hunger Index (GHI) and the role it plays in tracking hunger at not only a global level, but also at a regional and national level. The blog post … Read more

Amelia Foley

Amelia Foley is a nutrition professional with six years of experience in international and domestic nutrition programming, who specializes in qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation, food security, and maternal and child undernutrition. Amelia has worked for food and nutrition justice with a number of organizations including the United Nation’s World … Read more

Host Organization: Care International First Year Placement From the CARE Zambia Country Office in Lusaka, Amelia worked as a Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Advisor. There, her work focused on raising the profile of nutrition as a development priority in Zambia … Read more

Carlo Abuyuan

Carlo Abuyuan graduated from Syracuse University with a Master’s in Public Administration and a MA in International Relations. His research focused on economic empowerment and financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, particularly in long-term refugee situations, tying in cross cutting issues such as migration, remittances, health and food security. During his studies, … Read more

Policy Placement: FHI 360; Washington, DC Based in Washington, DC, Carlo continued to support FHI 360’s LIFT II project in Zambia, while applying lessons learned to improve implementation of the program from HQ. In particular, he used his knowledge of … Read more

Hunter Michelsen

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: Concern Worldwide, Dublin, Ireland For his policy year Hunter worked in Concern Worldwide’s headquarters as a Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policy Analyst. He worked with the Steering Committee of the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance … Read more

Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition in Zambia

In April 2012, I attended the World Nutrition Rio2012 conference in Rio, Brazil. This conference brought academics, policymakers, and practitioners together from around the world to discuss and debate the vast public health and nutrition challenges of our time. The … Read more

Christine Hadekel

6th Class, 2011-2013 Field Placement: Concern Worldwide, Lusaka, Zambia Christine Hadekel worked with Concern Worldwide in Zambia as a Nutrition Officer for the Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project. The RAIN project aims to reduce child stunting through agricultural … Read more

Adam Norikane

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), Lusaka, Zambia Adam Norikane worked with CCF Zambia on the implementation of an Australian-funded Youth Agriculture & Marketing Project. His job entailed assisting staff in project management of a sustainable agricultural livelihoods … Read more