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Food Security COVID-19 Learning Series

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About the Learning Series

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IDEAL has launched the Food Security COVID-19 Learning Series, which aims to convene USAID's Office of Food for Peace-funded development and emergency activity implementers to share among peers their experiences, the challenges they are encountering, and practical approaches for adapting programming in light of COVID-19.

IDEAL consulted with a range of stakeholders to inform this peer-to-peer learning series, which will evolve in response to implementing partners' expressed needs. Below you will find more information about upcoming sessions under a number of initial learning streams. While some sessions are initially restricted to specific audiences, we plan to share post-event products and open up these conversations to a broader audience in a later phase. 


Monitoring & Evaluation Learning Stream 

Upcoming Meetings:
COVID-19 Data for Decision-Making: Activity Showcases
East and Southern Africa | October 7, 2020 | 9:00-10:30 AM ET | Online
Other upcoming regional showcase dates to be announced

Past Meetings:
Discussion on Challenges and Strategies for M&E in the Time of COVID-19
April 1, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET | Online

Qualitative M&E During COVID-19: Sharing Tips for Remote Data Collection
April 30, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET | Online

Mobile Phone & Remote Tool Considerations for M&E in a COVID-19 Environment
June 10, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET | Online

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Strategic Management Learning Stream 

Upcoming Meetings:
Operational Security: Transitioning from the Acute Phase of COVID-19 (invite only)
September 30, 2020 | 8:00-9:30 AM ET | Online

Past Meetings: 
Safety and Security of Activity Staff and Participants During COVID-19 (invite only)
May 18, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM ET | Online

Sureté et sécurité du personnel des projets en temps de COVID-19 (invite only)
May 21, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM ET | Online

Providing Support to Activity Staff During COVID-19 (invite only)
June 17, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:15 AM ET | Online

Online Collaboration Learning Stream 

Past Meetings: 
Running Effective Online Meetings
May 19, 2020 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online
May 28, 2020 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM ET | Online
June 5, 2020 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

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Cash, Voucher, and Food Distribution Learning Stream 

Past Meetings: 
Discussion on Cash & Food Distribution During COVID-19
May 13, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:15 AM ET | Online
May 13, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:15 AM ET | Online

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Addressing At-Risk Populations Learning Stream 

Past Meetings:
Discussion on Gender Integration in DFSAs during COVID-19 (invite only)
June 30, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

What is a Learning Stream?

A learning stream is a thematic area with potential for impact in development and emergency food security programming quality during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

IDEAL consulted with a range of stakeholders to identify the first few learning streams, and these learning streams will evolve in response to implementing partners' expressed needs. If you have a suggestion for a learning stream or an activity for an existing stream, please reach us at

Related Resources

FSN Network COVID-19 Resources

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