ENGINE

Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities | ENGINE

   

We strive to reduce stunting in the first 1000 days 

     

 

 

ENGINE – Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities is the U.S. Agency for International
Development’s flagship multi-sector nutrition project in Ethiopia which builds upon the Government of Ethiopia’s National
Nutrition Program as well as the U.S. Government’s Global Health and Feed the Future initiatives.

Save the Children leads the implementation of ENGINE with its partners in 100 woredas, 83 Agricultural Growth Program and
17 food insecure districts, in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions.

ENGINE works to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality by improving the nutritional status of women and children. The
core initiative of this large-scale, five-year project (2011 – 2016) is to prevent child undernutrition during the first 1,000 days,
from the start of pregnancy until the child is 2 years old.

 

ENGINE scales up direct nutrition interventions such as MIYN, micronutrient supplementation and CMAM while incorporating nutrition sensitive livelihood support including homestead gardening and poultry and small livestock assistance.

ENGINE scales up direct nutrition interventions such as maternal, infant and young child nutrition, micronutrient supplementation and CMAM while incorporating nutrition sensitive livelihood support including homestead gardening and poultry and small livestock assistance. 

 

ENGINE promotes social and behavior change through counseling, enhanced community conversation, mNutrition, media campaigns and cooking demonstrations that inform and empower beneficiaries to  reduce stunting in children under 2 years. WASH care practices specific to young children and gender integration are at the focal points of this campaign.

 

ENGINE strengthens institutions by offering pre-service training to health/agriculture workers and program managers, and by enriching the nutrition curriculum in MSc and PhD degree programs, continuing education, and farmer training centers.

 

ENGINE collaborates with the Government of Ethiopia in backstopping  the National Nutrition Program through pre-service support and guideline review and development. Operational research identifies country-specific nutrition needs and assesses intervention practices for informed policy-making.

 

ENGINE complements and shares best practices with multi-sectoral national, regional and district nutrition initiatives and Feed the Future partners without duplicating efforts. ENGINE is partnering with CARE’s resilience-building program, GRAD, in the 4 woredas.

 

Implementing Partners 

Government Partners

  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ethiopia Public Health Insititution
  • Higher Institutions

 Beneficiaries

  • 3.1 million children under 5 years old, particularly under 2 years old
  • Half a million pregnant and lactating women
  • 3.2 million women of reproductive age
  • 16,000 most vulnerable households

ENGINE News and Resources

ENGINE Supports National Nutrition Advocacy Workshop

ENGINE Program Brochure

ENGINE Feed the Future Highlight

USAID | Ethiopia | Nutrition

ENGINE project video

ENGINE technical briefs


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 Implementation 

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 Contact: Dr. Habtamu Fekadu, Chief of Party | habtamu.fekadu@savethechildren.org | Tel: +251 11 371 09 58