The Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition presents the Analytics & Metrics Community of Practice

The Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition and its Analytics & Metrics Community of Practice (CoP) is hosting their first virtual seminar, inviting interested researchers, policy makers and practitioners to learn more about existing research studies and evidence in school health and nutrition, hear reflections of high-level decision makers on the use of evidence to influence policy discussions, and to engage in discussions with the speakers and participants. 

The Analytics & Metrics CoP is a voluntary network of researchers and practitioners undertaking research related to school health and nutrition, which was established to ensure that cross-sectoral evidence in school health and nutrition is used effectively by both practitioners and policymakers. 

The seminar will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to engage in a conversation on research in school health and nutrition. Current research on the benefits and returns of school health interventions in terms of Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling and the economic evaluation assessments of the value for money and return on investment of school health interventions will be of focus.  

High-level decision makers will reflect on how the presented evidence can be utilised to influence policy discussions.  


Chair: Carmen Burbano, Director School-Based Programmes, World Food Programme and Linda Schultz, Senior Operations Lead at the Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition

  • Dr Meseret Zelalem, Director Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Directorate, Ministry of Health Ethiopia 
  • Chomora Mikeka, Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Malawi 
  • Hambani Masheleni, Head of Education Division in the Department of Education, Science, Technology, African Union  
  • Donald Bundy, Director, Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition 
  • Noam Angrist, Co-Chair, A&M COP; Fellow at Oxford University, and co-founder of Youth Impact 
  • Stéphane Verguet, Co-Chair, A&M COP; Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
  • Edward Lloyd Evans, Head of Research and Evidence School-Based Programmes, World Food Programme 
  • Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Programme

Please note that the recording link will be listed on this page when available


Follow webinar link. Free and open to all. No registration required.