The Nutrition Challenge
In collaboration with VU University Amsterdam, students performed qualitative and quantitative research on nutrition in slums of Kampala, Uganda.
The 7Senses Challenge is an intensive 12-week program for students, post-graduates and professionals. In a multi-disciplinary, international team they perform Participatory Action Research in the field to boost community empowerment while at the same time work on their own personal and professional development.
|Challenge name||Nutrition Challenge|
|Start date||March 2nd 2015|
|Number of participants||4|
|Number of local researchers||2|
Each Challenge design starts from a community issue, addressed by its problem owners at location. As such, we make sure the Challenge is based on local demand rather than donor demand. Together with these local stakeholders, we design the Challenge in a way that fits the local context, from the problem framing up to methodology and concept definitions.
Interviews, questionnaires, arm circumcision measurements
Nutrition, hunger, body mass index
Each Challenge delivers direct outcomes for the local community on the addressed issue: we can share how many people have been reached, what their perspective is on the current and desired situation and what final Community Action Plan (CAP) they have co-created and implemented. In a later stage, local stakeholders will evaluate the impact of the CAP.
Coordinator & Action Researcher
Sustainable Development Goals
Each Challenge delivers one or more reports. Read here all detailed information on the PAR methodology and outcomes of this Challenge.
- Dral, A. (2015). Association between maternal-related factors and malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala.
- Kruitbosch, T. (2015). Influence of parental education on malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala.
- Snijder, A. (2015). Vegetables are not for kids: parents perspectives on healthy nutrition for their children.