The key aim of the iKANN initiative is to develop an open-access online portal with bespoke e-learning, collation of openly available knowledge resources with commentary/guidance and interactive sections for workforce capacity building.


The I-KANN-25 initiative will include:

  • Data

    • Raw data

    • Meta data

    • Security

    • Privacy

    • Encryption

  • Training

    • Courses

    • Self-directed learning

  • Information

    • Published evidence

    • Evidence syntheses

  • Guidance

    • Evidence-based guidelines

    • Appraisal of evidence

An overview of the IKANN initiative

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iKANN is a collaborative initiative closely linked with NNEdPro’s Nutrition Education, Training and Skills (NETS) section which facilitates:

  • The Cambridge Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

  • The Annual International Summit in Cambridge

  • E-learning and certification

iKANN seeks to connect the knowledge generated from these initiatives, to be used internationally through an online portal that will encourage regional adaptations and opportunities to facilitate learning. It will be able to promote translatable information at a global level and drive implementation of knowledge into policy and practice, also bridging the gap between Agricultural Nutrition and Human Nutrition.


The online portal will have four key functions:

  • A registry of all nutrition education research projects that are in preparation, in conduct and in published format. The registry will enable global standardising in format and promote quality standards in nutrition education research. Will be done in partnership with BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health.