Final Report on USAID/ENGINE’s Enhanced Community Conversations for the First 1000 Days of Maternal and Child Nutrition: A Gender Transformative SBCC Program Approach: Documentation of the Process, Outcomes and Lessons Learned

A report documenting the strategic thinking and design of a new approach to improve the adoption of nutrition-related practices, transform gender roles and improve family dynamics in households with children under two years old. The report includes a discussion of the differences between Enhanced Community Conversations (ECCs) and the traditional Community Conversations, the use of family-friendly creative concepts to improve communication with smallholder farming communities about the first 1000 days of maternal and child nutrition, the multi-media package of SBCC materials used in the ECCs, and the overall process, outcomes and lessons learned during implementation.


Manoff Group
Lydia Clemmons
Document Type
Library Type
Resource Type
Research and Assessments
Resource User Type
MIYCN Project Staff
NGO Project Supervisor
Master Trainers
MIYCN Project Managers
Woreda Officials
Resource Keywords
Animal source foods
Chicken raising
Child Nutrition
Complementary Feeding
Couple Communication
Cow raising
Dietary Diversity
Environmental entropathy
Exclusive Breastfeeding
Family Dialogue
Farm Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH)
Fasting and nutrition
First 1000 Days
Food handling
Food preservation and storage
Gender Roles
Grandmother/Mother-in-Law support
Household budget and financial management
Husband Support
IFA supplementation
Infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
Maternal Nutrition
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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture
Raise & Grow nutritious foods
Responsive feeding
Rest and reduce workload
Training tool
Use income to improve nutrition
Use of agriculture income to purchase nutrient-rich foods
Water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH)
Initiation and Exclusive Breastfeeding
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