The Harmonised Training Package: Resource Material for Training on Nutrition in Emergencies (the HTP) is a comprehensive documentation of the latest technical aspects of Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE). The word Harmonised reflects the pulling together of the latest technical policy and guidance, the word Training refers to its main application and the word Package refers to the bringing together of the subject matter into one place.
The HTP is an initiative of the IASC Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and has been endorsed by the GNC and its member's agencies. In 2007, the GNC commissioned the partnership NutritionWorks to develop HTP Version 1 that was launched in 2008. An update to produce HTP Version 2 is now underway through 2010/2011. The technical update is being coordinated by NutritionWorks in a project managed by the UK based charity, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), funded by USAID OFDA. All modules are in the process of update, for completion by September 2011.
Numerous experts from many different organizations have been involved in writing the content of the HTP. Each module has been reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers from many of the academic institutions and operational agencies in the sector who have participated generously to ensure a high quality resource. A full list of authors and reviewers are included in the Acknowledgements for each module.