Capacity development and training
AED helps build the capacity, knowledge, and skills of program managers, health providers, and community workers to support healthy behaviors. AED supports training to update nutrition knowledge and to develop skills in nutrition policy analysis and advocacy, counseling and health communication, formative research, messages and materials development, and monitoring and evaluation. Capacity building activities include technical updates and refresher training, short, skills-based training, customized and on-site training to ensure local relevance; mentoring, self-study and distance learning to reduce cost and extend coverage, and exchange visits. Training programs at all levels use proven participatory learning approaches. AED also provides assistance for updating pre-service curricula so tomorrow's providers are equipped to promote and support good practices.