Targeting Malnutrition: Isotopic Tools for Evaluating Nutrition Worldwide
How Governments and Concerned Organizations Can Participate
The IAEA's support for programmes includes:
Co-ordinated Research Programmes
- IAEA-initiated; developed around a specific nutrition topic in consult- with expert groups.
- International in scope.
- Research contracts, agreements, and technical contracts awarded on the basis of project proposal.
- Typically includes twinned relationships (developing country laboratories teamed with experienced counterpart) and development of 'standardized protocols'.
- Application through Division of Human Health, Section of Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies (NAHRES).
Technical Co-operation Projects
- Support developing countries' efforts to achieve national objective.
- Are usually national in scope (may be regional).
- Channel assistance through several recipient institutions according to project proposal.
- Includes expert technical advice, fellowships, training courses, equipment and supplies.
- Technical support provided by NAHRES.
- Fellowships for training in research techniques and in operation and maintenance of equipment.
- 3-12 months duration.
- Application for Fellowship and Scientific Visit through national IAEA counterparts.
- IAEA-initiated to improve knowledge and skills needed to expand isotope applications.
- Usually regional in scope (may be national or inter-regional)
- 2-3 weeks duration.
- Course details through NAHRES; applications through national IAEA counterparts.
- Information sheet available from Analytical Quality Control Services (AQCS), Seibersdorf Laboratories of the IAEA.
- Global reference materials list available from the Section Head, NAHRES.
Other forms of participation
The IAEA and its national counterparts can use their technical expertise for preassessments or to help implement programmes financed by the UN System Organizations, such as the World Bank, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Food Programme (WFP) or United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and donor governments.
- The IAEA has an extrabudgetary programme which is administered by the Technical Co-operation Department.
- The IAEA's scientific and technical co-operation programmes are often carried out in partnership with bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental organizations. Information on these programmes are available through the Section of NAHRES.
|The Authors wish to acknowledge the support of the following:
- The IAEA's:
- Departments of Research and Isotopes and Technical Co-operation;
- Division of Public Information
- Financial support for the work portrayed has been provided by:
- IAEA's Departments of Research and Isotoptes and Technical Co-operation;
- Department of State, United States of American;
- Centre for International Mobilitiy (CIMO), Finland;
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for International Co-operation, the Netherlands.