JNIL Symposium 2022

JNIL symposium

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Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab: First National Scientific Symposium
August 16-18th, 2022 | The Kempinski Hotel | Amman, Jordan

The first Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab (JNIL) National Scientific Symposium, “Diets, Nutrition and Health in Jordan: Promoting Science-Based Actions to Support Mothers, Infants, and Children," was held on August 16th-18th, 2022 at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

The inaugural symposium was supported by the United States Agency for International Development Mission in Jordan (USAID/Jordan) and  brought together government and non-government stakeholders, regional and international scholars, academics, researchers, students, and program specialists to promote sharing, understanding, and adoption of rigorous evidence on maternal and young child nutrition and health in Jordan.

The three-day symposium included invited plenary sessions, keynote addresses, and policy dialogues as well as competed oral and poster presentation sessions to share cutting-edge science and evidence. The symposium also provided an opportunity for local academics, students, and young professionals to participate in learning labs (short workshops) to enrich their knowledge of novel tools, methods, and metrics on MIYCHN research and programs.

This event was organized by the Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in collaboration with the University of Jordan (Faculty of Nursing, Medicine, Agriculture/Nutrition). 

The inaugural symposium was supported by the United States Agency for International Development Mission in Jordan (USAID/Jordan) and brought together government and non-government stakeholders, regional and international scholars, academics, researchers, students, and program specialists to promote sharing, understanding, and adoption of rigorous evidence on maternal and young child nutrition and health in Jordan.

The inaugural symposium provided a forum for: 

  • Presenting cutting edge evidence and discussing its relevance to current and future programs and policies around maternal, infant, and young child health and nutrition (MIYCHN) in Jordan.
  • Sharing success stories and case studies on behavior change around breastfeeding, complementary feeding, diets of women of reproductive age and reproductive health.
  • Promoting engagement among policymakers, researchers, faculty, students, program implementers, and other stakeholders to link research and academia to real-life policy and program development and implementation in Jordan.

The first two days of the symposium (Tuesday, Aug. 16 and Wednesday, Aug. 17) included invited plenary sessions, keynote addresses, and policy dialogues as well as competed oral and poster presentation sessions on cutting-edge science and evidence. 

Day three of the event (Thursday, Aug. 18) consisted of Learning Labs (short workshops) for local academics, students, and young professionals to enrich their knowledge of novel tools, methods, and metrics on MIYCHN research and programs.

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