Host Organization: Welthungerhilfe
First Year Placement
For her first year placement, Navya worked in Moroto, Uganda, to provide technical support for the Integrating Nutrition in Farmer Groups approach within a cross-border project supporting the agro-pastoralist communities of the Karamoja region. This involved conducting staff-level trainings as well as facilitating community-level nutrition sessions for men and women farmers. She also conducted the related Nutrition Baseline Survey in coordination with the MEAL team and completed the data analysis and final report. In addition to these sessions, she piloted a solar dryer to improve current implementation of post-harvest handling in a very low resource setting.
Second Year Placement
For the second year placement, Navya will be working with WHH’s Policy and External Relations Unit as part of the UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) 2021 team. Specifically, this will involve familiarizing with the FSS planning process, supporting selected partner countries with engaging with the FSS Dialogues as well as WHH’s participation in an Action Tracks. As part of this participation, Navya will research and produce inputs related to the latest evidence on food systems and WHH’s work related to them.