August 27, 2017

The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship

Written by USAID FANTA Project

Nurturing the next generation of Uganda’s nutrition leaders

Finding that first job after graduating from college is never easy. And the 60-plus Ugandan students who graduate every year with a degree related to nutrition would agree. While they leave the university with solid theoretical grounding in nutrition, they have little practical, real-world experience—which is what employers are looking for.

To provide these graduates with a smoother transition to the workplace, USAID funded FANTA project implemented the Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF) from 2013 to 2016. A select group of fellows received a unique mix of practical work experience—each was placed inside a hospital, clinic, NGO, or ministry—combined with professional development opportunities such as leadership training, mentoring, and career advice.

View the full experience here!