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Bader Mahaman, ACF "Contribution of the NCA Research Project to Gender and Nutrition"

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Bader Mahaman, ACF "Contribution of the NCA Research Project to Gender and Nutrition"

  1. 1. 24 septembre 2013 Contribution of the NCA research project to gender and nutrition Bader Mahaman, Julien Chalimbaud, Myriam-Ait-Aissa, Scientific and Technical Deparment, ACF France
  2. 2. 24 septembre 2013 2 CONTENTS • Brief introduction of the NCA • Main research findings • Main lessons learned • Way forward with the NCA
  3. 3. 24 septembre 2013 3 NUTRITION CAUSAL ANALYSIS: WHAT FOR? • Structured, participatory and holistic study to build a case for nutrition causality in a local context • Investigate why sectorial programs are having limited impact on nutrition • Understand pathways to under nutrition (how, where, when)
  4. 4. 24 septembre 2013 4 Components of the Nutrition Causal Analysis Identifying causal hypothesis Quantitative survey Qualitative inquiry Participatory rating of causal hypothesis Analysis of the local context
  5. 5. 24 septembre 2013 5 Contribution to Gender and Nutrition Analyse the role of men and women as well as their social status within the community Better knowledge of ‘who controls resources’ Explore how the repartition of roles can impact nutrition at the household level
  6. 6. 24 septembre 2013 6 Main findings on the major determinants (Burkina Faso and Chad) Lack/level of education within the household Long absence of men during the year (i.e. transhumance) Inadequate household access to water Weak economic security of women Birth/child spacing Treatment choices for the household members Active involment of women in education, income generating activity and the management of household income consistently contributes to lower rate of undernutrition.
  7. 7. 24 septembre 2013 7 LESSONS LEARNED STRENGHS & OPPORTUNITIES Qualitative method that allows a better understanding of the issue Multi-sectoral analysis and approach Brings together different perceptions Brings a socio-anthropological point of view Practical field assessment tool WEAKNESSES & CONSTRAINS No means of measuring the relative importance of each cause Complexity of integrating of gender and nutrition indicators
  8. 8. 24 septembre 2013 8 WAY FORWARD More gender analysis in future implementation of the NCA methodology (Kenya, India, Ethiopia). Dissemination of guidelines for conducting a NCA(2014) Disseminate and provide technical support for NCA studies Publication of main findings from the NCA research
  9. 9. 24 septembre 2013 9 Scientific partners of the NCA NCA Scientific Committee Helen Young Jennifer Coates Kate Ogden Susanne Jaspars Yves Martin Prével Technical Experts (Nutrition, Food Security, Wash, Care Practices) Project Manager Julien Chalimbaud (nca@actioncontrelafaim.org)
  10. 10. 24 septembre 2013 10 THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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