Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event

IDEAL invites emergency and non-emergency practitioners of USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance-funded activities to this collaborative, multi-day, online learning event

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NOTE: The dates of the Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event have changed and will now take place from June 21-24, 2021. More agenda details will be made available in the weeks to come. Join us for an information session on April 16.

Watch our video messages in English and French from James Akai and Salomon Matchoudo (IDEAL's Regional Facilitators in Africa) about the upcoming Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event! 

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Facilitated by IDEAL, the Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event will create an opportunity for emergency and non-emergency practitioners of USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance-funded activities to: 

  • Pause and reflect on the lessons learned so far from implementing emergency and non-emergency food security activities during the COVID-19 pandemic; 

  • Explore innovations and adaptations resulting from the response to a changing environment; 

  • Discuss the implications and applicability of lessons learned and adaptations across pandemic contexts to situations beyond COVID-19; and 

  • Network with colleagues to establish and strengthen relationships for peer-to-peer collaboration and learning.  

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Thematic Areas 

The Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event will be centered around four thematic areas informed by our consultations with implementing partners.


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Session Formats

The Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event will have a variety of session formats that allow for storytelling, collective problem-solving, co-creating, and networking. IDEAL encourages implementing partners to submit to become presenters or facilitators for the session formats described below.


Join our Information Sessions!

Are you interested in presenting or facilitating a session during the Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event? Have you read through the descriptions of the four sessions formats but have a few questions for the planning team at IDEAL? 

Join us for a 30-minute information session on April 16, 2021, at either 6am or 10am ET. We’ll answer questions you might have as you prepare your submissions for any of the session formats. Click the link below to register for the session you’d like to attend: 

Contact Us

Any questions or suggestions for the learning event planning team? Send us an email at  

This event is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Implementer-led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.