Lena Acolatse

I am a nutritionist involved in early childhood development programs; with a keen interest in behavioural assessments and how their use can be improved in large scale surveys.
I am interested in the different pathways (agriculture-nutrition linkages, parenting and care influences etc) by which children can develop successfully and how the different actors in the pathways interact.
I first came to the Gambia in 2016 on an epigenetic study and fell in love with the peace and quiet in Keneba. I am passionate about children and their development so coming back in 2018 for BRIGHT was an amazing opportunity to work with my favourite sub population.
In the Gambia, I am responsible for coordinating all BRIGHT project activities and happy to be working with an amazing team!