Impacts of the NFPCSP Training Programme for Academic Lecturers

The results of an assessment on the NFPCSP training programme for academic lecturers shows how capacities to deliver academic training on food and nutrition security have significantly improved in Bangladesh over the last 2 to 3 years.

In 2011 and 2012 the NFPCSP designed and implemented the programme with the objective of promoting sustainable national capacity to train cadres able to provide analytical support to policy decision making on food security.

In total 32 academic lecturers from 24 departments of 14 universities participated in the training programme.

The qualitative assessment of the NFPCSP Training Programme was conducted in October 2013. It was used to determine: i) whether the academic programmes were revised at graduate and post-graduate level after the training; ii) which other academic learning activities, academic lecturers are engaged in; and iii) to understand what academic activities students are engaged in. Twenty-one lecturers from ten universities participated in the assessment.

The outputs generated from the training include three new degrees, 16 courses, 24 chapters and 45 lectures in existing courses at ten universities. Academic lecturers have also increased their engagement in food and nutrition-related consultancies and research work. The assessment also found that the training programme was cost-effective given that a relatively limited investment has resulted in tangible changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours of academic lecturers as well as in the contents of academic education.

For more information on the programme and on the assessment please consult the Impact Assessment Report.

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