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This is Module 3 in a four-module short course about NNIS.

This module explores the types and categories of data that could be useful to include in an NNIS and highlights the main data sources. It also explores how the multisectoral nature of nutrition affects the types of data and data sources that are important for the NNIS.

Learning objectives

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

  • Explain what nutrition data should be included in an NNIS 
  • Describe the main sources and categories of nutrition data 
  • Explain how the multisectoral nature of nutrition impacts data for the NNIS


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


It should take you about 50 minutes to complete this self-paced module. 


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



Lesson 1: Nutrition data to include in an NNIS 

8 mins 

Lesson 2: Categories of nutrition data 

8 mins 

Lesson 3: Multisector data and data sources for an NNIS 

12 mins


Suggested prior learning

Module 1: An introduction to NNIS
Module 2: Developing an effective NNIS

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