Small group discussion during the Policy Communications training organized at FUNAAB (c) IFPRI 2017 On 7-8 June, 2017, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta which was attended by 26 participants (17 males and 9 females) including faculty and graduate students.
Participants engaging in a group exercise during the Policy Communications training held at the Federal university of Makurdi. (c) IFPRI 2017 On 31 May-1 June, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi which was attended by 22 participants  (16 males and 6 females) including faculty and graduate students. The Policy Communication course was designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding and integrating communication concepts, approaches, and methods into program planning, policy planning, implementation and program management. The training emphasized on developing participants’ knowledge and skills to effectively communicate program and policy information through knowledge management systems so as to  support decision-making within the context
Participants engaging in a group exercise during the Policy Communications training held at the Federal university of Makurdi. (c) IFPRI 2017 On 31 May-1 June, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi which was attended by 22 participants  (16 males and 6 females) including faculty and graduate students. The Policy Communication course was designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding and integrating communication concepts, approaches, and methods into program planning, policy planning, implementation and program management. The training emphasized on developing participants’ knowledge and skills to effectively communicate program and policy information through knowledge management systems so as to  support decision-making within the context
Following a request by USAID/Nigeria to conduct a scoping study in order to better understand the main drivers of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria, a Policy Event was organized on “The Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria with a Focus on Bauchi and Kebbi States” at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on 23 May, 2017. Dr. Todd Benson (IFPRI Senior Research Fellow) delivering his presentation on malnutrition in northern Nigeria The main presentation of the preliminary findings emanating from the ongoing study on the drivers of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria with a focus on Bauchi and Kebbi states was delivered by Dr. Todd Benson (Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, Washington DC) followed by
Participants of the Econometrics for Policy Analysis training course at FUT-Minna, Niger State On May 8-9, 2017, a team of 5 IFPRI trainers facilitated 2 parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using Stata” at the Federal University of Technology, Minna which were attended by a total of 50 (30 males and 20 females) participants including faculty and undergraduate students. Requested by the University, the training courses were designed to teach participants how to manage, analyze, and report findings from various types of economic data. The training courses covered basic introduction to the use of Stata for data storage, data cleaning, and statistical analysis for their various types of research work. Participants gained insights on how to handle data
The research team conducting interviews with women in Kebbi State (c) 2017 IFPRI For a little over three weeks in April 2017, a team of four researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), led by Dr. Todd Benson, Senior Research Fellow, undertook field work to conduct a series of interviews in Bauchi and Kebbi States as part of a study focusing on the key determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria. Following a request for the study by USAID/Nigeria to better understand child malnutrition in northern Nigeria, the researchers interviewed key informants at federal, state and local government levels, as well as development partners working on issues related to malnutrition during 4-26 April 2017. The main objective of