Launching campaigns to create mass awareness about basic nutrition, improving food and nutritional security, smart cooking, homestead and school gardening etc. at community level is one of the prime initiatives of BIID through Nutrition Club. 

 

BIID facilitates ToT program to equip NC volunteers with basic knowledge on nutrition and soft skills (leadership, team work, motivation, people management, trouble shooting, time management, work ethics and so on). This capacity building program aims to enable NC volunteers manage their respective clubs and the activities efficiently and effectively.

ToTs are organized in collaboration with partners of Nutrition Club initiative who assist through extending their technical expertise, developing training modules and communication tools, supporting field visits etc.

 

 

Nutrition Olympiad is an event organized annually by Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID). The objective of the event is to convey the potentials of youths’ engagement in addressing the nutrition-related challenges and encountering malnutrition in Bangladesh.

The focus of the event is to bring together all the Nutrition Clubs and relevant stakeholders for showcasing nutrition based initiatives, knowledge sharing and networking. Moreover, this platform will motivate the participants of nutrition clubs and the youth as a whole through awarding on their exemplary efforts to build a healthy nation in turn.

The first Nutrition Olympiad was held on March 6, 2017 at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, Khamar Bari, and Dhaka. Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) jointly with the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and INGENAES/USAID organized the event. The event concluded with a call for collaboration for Nutrition Olympiad 2018 which is underway.

BIID will organize policy advocacy activities to discuss & recommend on the regulatory environment, analysis the institutional capacity, develop community of practice, communication

initiatives towards behavioral change. The main objective of advocacy workshops is to initiate awareness for the improvement of nutrition condition among the stakeholders.

BIID will foster research activities through the NC networks which will cover action research, survey, academic research etc. Also applied research will be initiated on all aspects of nutritional sciences.