NIPN Dissemination for researchers and academia
2nd September 2021
H.E. Mme. Sisomboun Ounavong, Director General of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Convener of the NIPN Secretariate, Mr. Vincent Vire, the Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation to the Lao PDR and Dr. Pia Rebello Britto, Representative of UNICEF to Lao PDR, today co-chaired the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) dissemination meeting aimed at sharing the latest nutrition data to support research and academic work around nutrition in the country, as well as to introduce the NIPN dashboard and data repository to government stakeholders.
The blended meeting was attended in person by heads of faculty and academic staff from the National University of Lao PDR and the University of Health Sciences of Lao PDR, as well as researchers from the Lao Tropical Health Institute, while students from various institutions also joined the meeting virtually.
The 2nd NIPN Annual Dissemination Meeting
Vientiane, February 2021
The maiden Annual NIPN Dissemination meeting was successfully organized on February 10th, 2021 in Vientiane. The meeting brought together about 300 participants from the national and sub-national levels including development partners. The event showcased the remarkable achievements of NIPN since its inception. H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chantaboury, Vice Minister of MPI and Chair of NIPN Advisory Committee; H.E. Ms. Ina Marčiulionytė, EU Ambassador to Lao PDR and Dr. Pia Rebello Britto, Representative, UNICEF Lao PDR co-chaired the event. One of the key highlights of the event was the official launches of the NIPN dashboard and data repository.
Nutrition data quality training for stakeholders
The three days nutrition data quality training was held on the 25 -27 December 2020, the main objectives of the training was to lift up the capacity of the stakeholders on the nutrition data quality assurance to ensure the quality of the data before performing any analysis. The participants were among the member of the data analysis unit from relevant line ministries. The training was also provided initial guidance on data cleaning, basic analysis of anthropometry by using ENA software.