Achieving Nutrition Outcomes

Plan & implement a Participatory Learning and Action cycle

4.5 training days | Incl. field visit | Venues in India & Ethiopia

Open for Registration



This four and a half day training will enable you to train trainers as well as plan and design the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) cycle to achieve nutrition outcomes in your context.

The PLA cycle includes 17 interactive community sessions and has been tested since 2004 by Welthungerhilfe and its partners in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

Download: Flyer Ethiopia, Flyer India

For whom

  • Potential trainers to carry out ToFs for the PLA cycle

  • Managers of projects or programmes that aim at achieving nutrition outcomes, for instance, in agriculture, livelihood or health interventions

  • Government stakeholders that are related to the interventions


Fees include accommodation, meals, training materials, field visit

  • International NGOs: € 450 / person

  • National NGOs: € 250 / person



  • 10% Early bird: 4 weeks before the course starts

  • 10% Group discount: for registration of 2 and more


What people say...

Salomat Mamadzhanova

Community Mobilizer, IPD Tajikistan

“It was a very effective and useful training for all of us and I have met many new friends. A colleague from our team has even suggested to replicate the LANN approach and use some of PLA tools for our work with women groups focussing on improving nutrition, behavior change."


Sweta Banerjee

Sweta is a facilitator of this focus training in Kolkata, Kathmandu, and Yangon. She works as a nutrition expert for Welthungerhilfe India and also provides support to Welthungerhilfe’s projects in Nepal and Bangladesh. Sweta has been working in the public health and nutrition sector for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in working with the community.

Anshuman Das

Anshuman will be a facilitator of this focus training in Kolkata, India. He has 14 years of experience in working with natural resource management programmes in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh which have a special focus on smallholder farming. Furthermore, he was instrumental in designing and piloting the Participatory Learning and Action: Improving Nutrition Outcomes in rural livelihoods.

Sohini Paul

Sohini will be a facilitator of this focus training in Kathmandu, Kolkata, Yangon, and Addis Ababa. She has worked in the development sector for more than two decades - mostly on governance, human rights, and capacity building in the South Asian context. Sohini works full-time for CSA. Her roles include facilitation, course coordination, outreach Asia, as well as mentoring and networking.

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