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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products that meet the specific needs of women and the way they manage... More
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
The Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Improving Nutrition Outcomes Through Optimized Agricultural Investments Project, led by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), aims to develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition-sensitive interventions (NSIs) within the context of existing smallholder farming households with the goal of improving the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and young children,... More
Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 25, 2017 (All day)
Mbour, Senegal
The Grandmother Project announces its next regional workshop on the Change through Culture approach which promotes social change in communities. The workshop, in French, is primarily intended for staff of NGOs and international organizations who are responsible for planning and supervising community programs dealing with health/nutrition, RH, Adolescent Health, Child Protection and Education/ECD.  The generic methodology that will be presented/... More
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
IFPRI 1201 I Street, NW Conference Room 12A (12th Floor) Washington, DC 20005
To facilitate the use of Open Agriculture and Nutrition Datasets in agricultural research and development, IFPRI's GCAN Projectis working hard to make household-level data more approachable and interoperable. At this Feed the FutureDATATHON event, the GCAN Project Team will showcase findings from the harmonized data in Bangladesh across four key food security-relevant domains (climate, agriculture, nutrition, and gender) and invite avid data... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save the Children 899 N Capitol St NE #900, Washington, DC, 20002 & online
What can resilience analysis tell us about nutritional deviance? With support from the USAID-funded REAL Award through The TOPS Program, TANGO International will present the findings from their deep dive analysis into the correlates of nutritional deviance (contrasts between well-nourished and malnourished children) from two large household surveys, one in Burkina Faso and Niger (RISE) and another in northern Kenya (REGAL). The analysis, showing... More
TOPS Event
Stakeholder Consultation
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
As an accompaniment to Food for Peace (FFP) Request for Applications (RFAs), FFP produces a number of analytical and design documents intended to assist applicants in designing development food security activities. These documents include, but are not limited to, the FFP Technical Reference Chapters, country specific information, market analyses, country desk reviews and environmental fact sheets. Although the future of Title II funding for... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The FSN Network Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) Task Force held an online meeting to review the newly completed resource: REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity, and introduced a Formative Research Planning Guide that the group has been developing.  Meeting Recording
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join MEASURE Evaluation for a webinar on developing gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. The webinar will take place August 3 at 11:00am EDT and will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Samantha Herrera and Debra Prosnitz. The important role gender plays in health and overall development has been increasingly recognized in the past decade. This recognition includes several global and US policies and strategies being developed... More
TOPS Event
Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 4, 2017 (All day)
USAID and partners, with assistance from The TOPS Program, hosted a World Breastfeeding Week 2017 Webinar Series! Each webinar ran from 9-10 AM EST. Scroll down to see the list of webinars, or click on any webinar title below to be taken to its description as well as any available presentation materials or recordings. Day 1: Barriers to Breastfeeding: Findings from a Systematic Review of Practices in 20 Countries | Day 2: Working Together to... More
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us Project of the University of British Columbia shows that this catch data is fundamentally misleading. Many countries underreport the amount of fish caught ( some by as much as 500%), while others such as... More
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (All day)
Save the Children 899 N Capitol St NE #900, Washington, DC, 20002
To RSVP, sign-up for a free membership with Kaya (, search for ‘Cash Transfer Programming- the Fundamentals’, and fill out the application for the Washington, D.C. training. If you have any questions, please contact A light breakfast and lunch will be served. DESCRIPTION This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian contexts... More
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
The purpose of Stories-without-an-ending (SWE) is to engage community groups in discussion of various issues dealing with the health and well-being of women, children, adolescents. SWE using a problem-posing approach to share new information and ideas with community members, strengthen their critical thinking skills to analyze their past experience and new information, and promote community-wide concensus for change. During this webinar, Judi... More
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
This Agrilinks webinar will showcase the applied research of three Feed the Future Innovation Labs and their contributions to on-the-ground development impact. Leaders from the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Nutrition, Soybean and Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss will present examples of how U.S. universities are leading the development of tools and innovations that support smallholder farming communities and other actors within agricultural... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
Training of Trainers is a great way to make an ongoing learning impact but it brings its own challenges – especially when it comes to scaling up, quality control and impact. Find out how to design a Training of Trainers certification that overcomes these challenges. Come and learn how to: Prepare thousands of facilitators to deliver a complex training program Deliver virtual training in the field that is adopted by the people you really want to... More
TOPS Event
TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Meeting Description: Join us for the final TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 19-20, 2017 in Washington, DC! As we look back over the past seven years of The TOPS Program, we look forward to engaging in productive discussions about our collective accomplishments and innovations, lessons learned, and ways in which the greater food security and nutrition community can keep advancing in the years to come. At TOPS/FSN Network... More
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (All day)
Entebbe, Uganda
SMART (Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions) is increasingly used by various organizations as the standard survey method for nutrition and mortality surveys. In order to provide key-staff members with the most up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the methodology, the SMART Team delivers regional and national SMART Methodology trainings.An inter-agency SMART Survey Manager training will be organized by the SMART... More
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
701 18th Street NW J Building 4th Floor, Room 044 Washington DC, DC 20006 and online
Join the World Bank Group Agriculture Global Practice, in collaboration with the SecureNutrition Knowledge Platform, and World Bank Group HNP Global Practice for an exciting Brown Bag Lunch where Dr. Andrew Green of the Zinc Nutrient Initiative will discuss the element, its role as an essential micronutrient, and viable solutions to combat pervasive zinc deficiencies worldwide.   The goal of the seminar is to engage the agriculture and nutrition... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
This webinar will discuss a study conducted to assess the sustainability of Care Group Model (CGM) in Sofala province of Mozambique.  The objective of this research was to (1) evaluate the long-term impact of the use of CGM as a health promotion strategy, (2) measure sustainability of health gains, and (3) provide evidence-based recommendations for the scientific community, funders, and implementers who want to replicate the model or components... More
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
PATH, 455 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Somaliland and neighboring Somalia have been described as the worst place to be a mother. According to Save the Children's World Mother Report, Somaliland has a Maternal Mortality Rate of between 1,000 and 1,400 deaths per 100,000 live births. However, mothers who gave birth at Edna Adan University Hospital during the past 14 years fared 75 percent better than the national average. Join Global Health Council and its member partners to learn more... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am
In this webinar, we will be discussing how interactive radio programming can be incorporated into food security and nutrition programs. Farm Radio International will present its communication for development approach (C4D) and will discuss its principles and main outcomes, as well as provide insights from our Innovation for Food Security Program Implementation in Mali project that was implemented in 2016-2017 and funded by a TOPS Small Grant.... More