SMART Training Policy 2016
The SMART Global Initiative capacity building strategy aims to initiate ownership and enable partners to implement SMART autonomously, and has achieved a significant level of knowledge transfer with over 500 people trained in the past two years alone. Development of strong network of health, nutrition and capacity building individuals and institutions is paramount for the long-term sustainability of SMART.
To meet the growing demand for face-to-face training, SMART instituted a cost-recovery model for training services in 2016, in which training fees cover classroom instruction time, practical/field exercises, training materials and daily costs of catering for the duration of the training.
The following document outlines the Training Policy implemented by the SMART Global Initiative on January 1, 2016. It provides information on the types of SMART training offered, the costs of face-to-face training, and the rationale behind this approach. The adoption of training fees is required to recover actual costs of training and is not a profit-making approach. Targeted, high quality learning activities on nutrition assessments will continue to be an integral part of the SMART Global Initiative.
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