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Conference on Delivering for Success at Scale in Bangladesh
The BRAC, ICDDR,B and Institute of Development Studies(IDS) joint conference on February 7-8, 2017 built on the longstanding partnership between the three organisations to explore the role of knowledge in the conceptualisation, design, delivery and management of development programmes and policies.Bangladesh has been a lead player in the use and integration of research into development decision-making, notably in relation to health systems, nutrition, social protection, agriculture and poverty...
'Using the Optifood Tool for Diet Analysis' for nutrition scientists in India
 Feedback from the Optifood national workshop - 'Using the Optifood Tool for Diet Analysis' organised by LANSA and hosted by MSSRF for the first time in India for nutritionists in October 2014 promoted the phase 2 follow-up workshop in April this year. The five-day (April 4 - 8, 2016) hands-on training had several objectives and the main goal was to work with data sets from India based on food consumption pattern and design cost-effective food-based recommendations using locally...
LANSA CEO is first recipient of Srikantia Memorial Award
Prakash Shetty who had delivered the first Srikantia Memorial Lecture in 1989 was formally honoured with the award at the annual conference of the Nutrition Society of India in Bengaluru on November 5, 2016. The award was instituted in 1989 by the NSI in memory of Dr Srikantia, a renowned scientist who made outstanding contributions in clinical nutrition, nutritional biochemistry and public health nutrition in India.
LANSA organises research uptake and capacity building for ANASTU scientists
On April 19, LANSA partners - MSSRF and LCIRAH organsied a research uptake cum capacity strengthening workshop in New Delhi for agriculture scientists from the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU), Kandahar. The day-long workshop was facilitated and hosted by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India.The LANSA workshop was aimed at shaping understanding of nutrition while looking to stimulate and...
LANSA announces seven successful formative and feasibility research bids
Following a very successful and highly competitive Research Call for Proposals under LANSA’s second Responsive Window, seven groups of researchers and practitioners have been awarded!  The winners are: Action Against Hunger; BRAC Afghanistan; Institute for Financial Management and Research; University of Heidelberg; University of Queensland; University of Sydney; and Vaagdhara.The awarded studies will conduct exciting formative and feasibility studies in India, Pakistan,...
LANSA felicitated for work done to advance nutrition
The Odisha Environment Congress (OEC) had its sixth edition in December 2015 between 22 and 24 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. LANSA was felicitated for its outstanding work in the field of advancement of nutrition. Akshaya Kumar Panda, senior scientist MSSRF and with the LANSA Programme received the award from Aurobindo BeheraIAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment, and the present Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Odisha on December 24, 2015.The event witnessed many distinguished...
Close to 90 Proposals!
LANSA had invited high quality research proposals with August 21 as deadline. We would like to thank the applicants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan for sending in their proposals on time. We've received nearly 90 research proposals, and the shortlisting process in underway.   The Call for Proposals was to look for applications that propose new and innovative interventions in any area of agriculture for nutrition and / or to test the feasibility...
Call for Proposals: formative and feasibility research studies
LANSA invites high quality research proposals by August 21, 2015. Applications that propose new and innovative interventions in any area of agriculture for nutrition and / or to test the feasibility of scaling-up such innovations are invited. LANSA is particularly interested in interventions that recognise the importance of on-going environmental changes (including climate and water resource scarcity).The Responsive Window facility seeks to engender a wider sense of engagement among...
LANSA announces four successful policy related research bids
Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) announces four successful research grants that will contribute to LANSA’s enabling environments research theme. The winning bids are from the Public Health Foundation of India, OKAPI, School of International Development - UEA and University of Southampton.  “I am delighted with the high quality of the four winning proposals. They will help to improve our understanding of how to develop enabling environments for...
Call attracts almost 100 bids
The Call for Proposals announced at the end of April has attracted 94 bids. The bids received cover research in Afghanistan (1), Bangladesh (18), India (26) and Pakistan (31). It also includes 14 bids for multi-country studies.Concept notes are currently being screened by a review team with members drawn from the LANSA consortium. Shortlisted applicants will hear by the end of July 2014 if they are to be invited to prepare detailed research proposals. These detailed research...

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