The pilot implementation of the ENGINE Project has started.

EMRDA signed an eight months pilot project agreement with The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center For Communication Programs (JHU-CCP).

The project is a Social and Behavioral Change component of ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities). The overall objective of the program is to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through sustainable, comprehensive, coordinated and evidence based interventions. ENGINE is a partnership of several international and government organizations and being implemented with ownership of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Save the Children is the prime organization while JHU-CCP’s mandate falls within two of the four key intermediate results, (a) enhanced nutrition and health seeking behaviors and (b) maternal and IYCF knowledge and practice improved. To achieve these results, JHU-CCP plans to undertake training’s and community conversations. Accordingly, EMRDA will undertake this field-test training workshops and Community Conversations (CCs) in 4 Woredas (Limuna Bililo, Shirika, Woliso and Becho) of Oromia Regional state. After the completion of the pilot project, it will continue for 6 years in wider areas.