About GTAM

The Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM) is a common global mechanism endorsed by over 40 Global Nutrition Cluster
(GNC) partners to provide systematic, predictable, timely and coordinated nutrition technical assistance in order to meet the nutrition rights and needs of people affected by and at risk of emergencies. It is co-led by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Vision International (WVI), in collaboration with a core team (GTAM-CT) consisting of Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) as the knowledge management (KM) partner, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and the Technical Rapid Response Team (Tech RRT).

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Why the GTAM?

The GTAM was established to:

  • Provide coherent technical guidance
  • Facilitate easy access to technical resources
  • Ensure that countries receive quality technical support in a timely manner
  • Effectively meet country technical advice and guidance needs
  • Promote coherence and excellence in the provision of nutrition-related technical support to countries undergoing humanitarian crises, or those at risk
GTAM Services

The GTAM supports three pillars of work:

Provide technical advice - provide feedback to questions from individuals/agencies working in countries experiencing emergencies within a short timeframe primarily where relevant normative guidance exists and is available.

Facilitate consensus driven guidance - identify urgent needs for interim operational guidance and facilitate the process of developing such guidance, based on consensus amongst experts, enabling a timely response to nutrition-related emergencies.

Provide specialized technical expertise - support provision of specific technical expertise required by a country to deliver results for nutrition. Technical expertise support may be in the form of deployment of human resources, remote support of technical staff or capacity building.

Benefits of the GTAM
  • Leverages and maximizes existing resources and capacities at different levels
  • Enhances collaboration between actors working in the field of Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Flags priority areas for guidance and knowledge generation and avoids duplication in guidance development


meet the people

The GTAM has a core team that includes UNICEF, World Vision, the Emergency Nutrition Network, Technical Rapid Response Team, and the Global Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team. The core team works with global nutrition partners and existing or new Global Thematic Working Groups to respond to countries’ technical needs.

Organizations in the GTAM core team