IFHE Programme Committees
"Perspectives of the Programmes (2012 - 2016)"
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IFHE Plan of Action 2009 - 2014
During the IFHE Annual Leadership Meeting 2010 in Munich, Germany, the IFHE Plan of Action 2009 - 2014 was adopted.
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|Consumers & Sustainable Development||Miriam O'DONOGHUE||Ireland|
|Family (and Gender)||Geraldene HODELIN||Jamaica|
|Food Security & Nutrition & Nutritional Health||Ingrid-Ute LEONHÄUSER||Germany|
|Home Economics Policies in Education and Training||Roy BALLAM||UK|
|Household Technology & Sustainability||Rainer STAMMINGER||Germany|
|IFHE International Business Group||James McINTOSH||UK|
|Institutional and Hospitality Management||Franziska HONEGGER||Switzerland|
|Outreach to Central and Eastern European Countries||Leena SAVISALO||Finland|
|Textiles & Design||Mary TURNER GILLILAND||USA|
Programme Committee Food Security & Nutrition & Nutritional Health
Call for Information! Are you involved in a food security project? Are you working to improve nutrition on a local, national or international level?
The Food Security & Nutrition & Nutritional Health Committee asks that any members involved in projects or who are working in this field of expertise to please forward details to the Committee who plan to present a report for the Council Meeting in Sligo outlining the ongoing work of IFHE members in this subject area.
Please send details as outlined below:
- Theme/Aim of the project
- Time period of the project
- Specific field of research
- Who the project is managed by and if in collaboration with other groups
- Experiences/results/Consequences/outlook of the project.
It is expected that this report will act as a catalyst for future development in this area, to strengthen collaboration between IFHE and associated organisational members, the UN and FAO, and to highlight the importance of this sector as part of the wider view of international Home Economics.
Please contact Emma Collins for further information under
Programme Committee Home Economics Policies in Education and Training
At the last Council Meeting in Sligo, 2010, the Policy and Training Education Programme Committee developed the idea of a survey to assess the status of Home Economics education in schools and universities across the globe. Subsequently, a dedicated band of committee members developed the survey. Now, after much fine tuning the survey titled “Global Overview of the Secondary and Tertiary Home Economics Curriculum” is now ready for circulation throughout teacher members’ schools and tertiary institutions in the IFHE Region of their residence.
If you would like to contribute to the survey please find below the link for the survey - you are also very welcome to send the link to any Home Economics educators (members and non-members of IFHE)
Sandra FORDYCE-VOORHAM (Education Programme Committee Chair) would be interested to hear from anyone on the Committee who would be interested in compiling the results of the survey – please let her know if you are interested. Most of the collation is completed by Survey Monkey program – it is an easy matter of reporting on the results.
Finally, Sandra would like to acknowledge the following core team of wonderful people who have assisted her in creating, making suggestions and proof-reading this survey – Roy BALLAM and his dedicated team at British Nutrition Foundation, Leanne COMPTON, Juanita MENDENHALL, Gale SMITH, Marilyn Mc DOWELL, Audrey DRAYTON, Margaret JEPSON, Jean TOMASIELLO.
Submitted by: Sandra FORDYCE-VOORHAM, Chair
Programme Committee Household Technology & Sustainability
The Programme Committee Household Technology & Sustainability had launched its own webpage during the IFHE Annual Meeting 2009 in Kingston, Jamaica, please click here
Objectives of the Committee
Collect and exchange data of global relevance to household and appliance technologies
- Consumption of water, energy, detergent – emissions of CO2, pollution, etc
- Consumer habits (including regional/cultural differences)
Develop good and best practises
- on all tasks of household care causing relevant emissions
- for global application
- with regional/ cultural differentiation where necessary
Disseminate best practices by
- communicating best practices
- promoting best practice examples
- presenting them in scientific papers and participation at conferences
Please contact Rainer STAMMINGER (Chair) or Gwendolyn HUSTVEDT (PC Secretary) for further information under firstname.lastname@example.org
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Programme Committee Textiles & Design
The Programme Committee Textiles & Design has published the Call for Textile Exhibition Submissions for the IFHE World Congress 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.
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