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This is Module 1 of a four-module short course about NNIS.

Module 1 defines an NNIS and describes its essential components. It explores how an effective, well-designed NNIS can support a country’s nutrition programmes.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and key features of an NNIS

  • Describe how an effective NNIS can support a country’s nutrition programmes 

  • Identify the essential components of an NNIS


This module is an introductory-level module aimed at anyone who is interested in developing skills and knowledge in nutrition cluster coordination and nutrition information management in humanitarian contexts, and who needs to engage with humanitarian architecture on this topic. This module is part of the recommended learning path for sub-national nutrition cluster coordinators and information management officers aiming to progress to national-level roles.


It should take you about 40 minutes to complete this self-paced module. 


This is a single, short, self-paced animated module, which includes various examples and activities. 



Lesson 1: What is an NNIS? 

8 mins 

Lesson 2: The impact of NNIS on national nutrition programmes 

20 mins 

Lesson 3: Essential components of an NNIS 

10 mins


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