ENA for SMART Training Course

Emergency Nutrition Assessment(ENA) for Standardised Monitoring and Assessment of Relief Transitions(SMART)


Data collection has always been an integral part of development work. In the past, this task was performed with paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.

ICT tools and software that allow users to create surveys, collect and manage data have reduced the conventional challenges associated with traditional data collection methods.

ENA (Emergency Nutrition Assessment) software is a user-friendly analytical program recommended by SMART (Standardised Monitoring and Assessment of Relief Transitions). It has automated functions for sample size calculations, sample selection, quality checks, standardization for anthropometry measurements, and report generation with automatic analyses. ENA is highly favoured by field practitioners; it facilitates survey planning, data collection, analysis and reporting with the ability to generate automatic standard tables and graphs for anthropometric indices and plausibility check reports.

Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) is a survey methodology that was developed to improve the quality of anthropometric and mortality survey data collected in humanitarian and development contexts (however, SMART has been increasingly used in developmental settings). The aim of SMART is to assist decision-makers to carry out, analyze, interpret, and report on survey findings in a standardized manner while maintaining the reliability of the data.

The purpose of ENA for SMART is to make nutrition assessments and mortality rate calculations in emergency situations as easy and reliable as possible. To achieve this it focuses on the most important indicators (anthropometric and mortality data), checks the plausibility of the entered data and gives out an automatic report.

If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze anthropometric and mortality data, this training course is for you.

Who should attend

This training course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to:

  • Collect and analyse data from mortality and nutrition surveys:
  • Generate anthropometric scores
  • Perform automated analyses of anthropometry and mortality data,
  • Perform data quality checks
  • Generate report templates with populated data tables.


5 Days

Course objectives

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to collect data for project/programme outcomes to stakeholders using the innovative ENA platform.

At the end of the course, learners will become familiar with using ENA to conduct data collection, statistical analysis, and create reports based on anthropometric and mortality surveys.

Course requirements

  • Windows PC
  • Basic computing skills
  • Ability to communicate in English

Course content

Module I

Introduction to ENA for SMART

  • Survey data collection best practices
  • Installation of the software
  • Getting familiar with the software
  • Files and Extras menu items

Module II


  • Sampling
  • Sample size calculation
  • Sample size calculation for a Cross Sectional Anthropometric Survey
  • Sample size calculation for a Death (Mortality) Rate Survey
  • Table for Cluster sampling

Hands-on exercises

Module III


  • Types of data in ENA
  • Data entry
  • Data analysis and reporting

Hands-on exercises

Module IV

Data entry anthropometry

  • Shortcuts
  • Individual results
  • Column variable
  • Row/Data
  • Go To (Selecting records)
  • Report plausibility check report
  • NCHS reference and WHO standards
  • Disclaimer
  • Data entry screen
  • Variable view

Hands-on exercises

Module V

Results anthropometry

  • Statistical calculator
  • Analysing a single variable
  • Analysing variables using crossable
  • Calculating prevalence estimates with design effect and adjusted confidence intervals

Hands-on exercises

Module VI

Mortality data entry and results

  • Data entry individual level
  • Individual level results
  • Household level data entry
  • Household level results

Hands-on exercises

Module VII


  • Automatic fill out
  • Entering of age
  • Entering of date
  • Showing columns for measure, cloths, and weighing variable
  • Program for output
  • Age groups
  • Exclusion of z-scores
  • Anthropometry analysing criteria
  • MUAC cut-off
  • Reset and save


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in Data Science and programming.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Training Venue

The training is residential and will be held at the T4D Training Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Training Fees

The course fee is KES 82,500.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their own travel and accommodation costs.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mobile Number: +254 706909947

Tailor-made training

This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by:

  • Using own datasets and tools during the training.
  • Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.
  • Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation.


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Event Properties

Event Date 25-11-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 29-11-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price USD1,100.00
Location T4D Training Center
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