From May 29-31, 25 local female community nutrition workers, referred to as “ANGeL Pushti Kormis” (APKs), were selected to train households on nutrition behavior change communication (BCC) under the Ministry of Agriculture’s two-year Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) Project. The USAID-funded project Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Activity (mSTAR) and Dutch Bangla Bank Limited also facilitated a session on mobile payments.
APKs came from 11 districts, including Sherpur, Khagrachhari, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Comilla, Chuadanga, Pirojpur, Bogra, Naogaon, Tangail, and Lalmonirhat. To be selected as trainers, APKs met the following criteria: (1) completion of high school (SSC), (2) married, and (3) reside in the same union and preferably same block as training participants.
Training of trainers are jointly organized by the Agricultural Policy Support Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Helen Keller International (HKI), with technical assistance from the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute.
This was the final training of trainers before the start of field-level trainings in July 2016.