Our Work

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition in Jordan aims to generate evidence on the impact of USAID Jordan’s Community Health and Nutrition activity and build academic capacity to support research on optimal health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two in Jordan. This will be achieved through successful implementation of two key objectives:

  • Objective 1: includes a rigorous research agenda, including an impact evaluation of the impact of USAID Jordan’s Community Health and Nutrition (CHN) activity, and,
  • Objective 2: aims at building individual and institutional capacity in Jordan to conduct and interpret research and train future nutritionists in the realm of maternal and infant young child nutrition.

About JNIL  Objectives of JNIL  Research Capacity Building

Second JNIL Scientific Symposium: Call for Abstracts (Deadline Extended)

The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab invites the submission of abstracts for the Second Scientific Symposium, "Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Approaches to Support Women, Infants, and Children" on February 27-29, 2024.

The symposium program will include invited oral and poster sessions for which we are currently soliciting abstracts, as well as other sessions such as keynote speeches and research and policy panels, organized in collaboration with partner and co-hosting organizations. While the  symposium is focused on research done in Jordan, we welcome abstracts from research done in the MENA region. Click here to submit your abstract today!

Please note: The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended until January 8th! 

Abstract Guidelines and Submission Portal

call for abstracts extended


Previous Events

Webinarsjnil webinar 9.19.23

The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab conducted four webinars in FY23 focused on child cognitive development and nutrition. Click below to view presentation slides and the webinar recordings!  


Webinar Recordings


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The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab hosted our Second Nutrition Research Designs and Methods Workshop from January-February 2023. Click below to learn more about the workshop, and be sure to apply next year!  


Workshop Details



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The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab released a call for applications for our 2023 Fellowships Program from December-February 2023. Click below to read more about our fellowships program and be sure to apply next year!


 Fellowship Details



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The Jordan Nutrition Lab  held our First National Scientific Symposium in August 2022 ." Keep reading below for additional information and visit the event pages for details!  


Event Highlights


Click here to view all Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab publications.


Based on the understanding of the nutrition landscape in Jordan, in addition to consistent engagement with USAID Jordan and FHI 360, the CHN program implementers, the Innovation Lab for Nutrition will engage with policy stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Health), with academic institutions that may not be core partners but that function within the space of IYCF and breast feeding, with the National Nutrition working group, with UN agencies such as UNICEF, WFP and WHO and other bilateral partners.

Local Contact


Haneen Abulaila
Country Coordinator      


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