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All Past Events

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
FHI 36, 1825 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Improving Livelihoods, Food Security and Engagement in HIV Care through Integrated Referral Systems: Innovations and Best Practices from the LIFT II Project  What tools and approaches are essential for effective multi-sectoral referral networks to reach vulnerable populations?  What systems support referral tracking and data management and use? How can the effectiveness of referral networks be measured in terms of client health, food security,... More
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (All day)
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
The technical workshop Sustainable Diets in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems will take place on 12-13 July 2017 at FAO HQ in Rome. Organised by FAO, in collaboration with UNSCN and UNEP, this workshop is a follow-up to the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition (December 2016). It also contributes to Action Area 1 of the Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025... More
TOPS Event
Stakeholder Consultation
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:15pm
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) hosted a stakeholder consultation with The TOPS Program on July 6, 2017, in order to take a deeper look at FFP indicators and what challenges and opportunities they bring. This stakeholder consultation covered topics that resulted from interviews with FSN Network Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Task Force members, as well as other M&E professionals in the community. The three main topics were: The... More
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
e-Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are organizing a webinar on the topic of remote control of water pumps with mobile phones. The experience of Nano Ganesh in India will be discussed during this webinar.  Nano Ganesh is a mobile-based remote controller for water pumps. This innovation features an electronic hardware based remote control system, operated by a mobile phone with mobile​signal... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Both Knowledge Management (KM) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) facilitate collaborative learning, and require intentionally working with others to be successful. These, and other similarities, have led to a growing need for sustained and coordinated collaboration between project-level KM and M&E functions; in order to achieve stronger program design and implementation that lead to better results. Volunteers from the TOPS Knowledge... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
InterAction, 1400 16th St NW #210, Washington, DC 20036
The Open Data Policy Compliance Guide is a practitioners’ guide to interpreting and complying with USAID’s Open Data Policy. Developed by Project Concern International (PCI) using a micro grant from the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, this guide provides data management best practices, policy compliance information, a library of useful tools, and step-by-step procedures for submitting data to USAID’s Development... More
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Crop yields in much of the developing world remain below potential, partly due to low adoption of profitable technologies such as improved seeds and fertilizer. Some contend the problem is that soils are not fertilizer responsive, so increased investment in these inputs will not contribute to growth and development objectives. However, an alternative interpretation is that interventions designed to promote increased fertilizer use often ignore... More
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Public Bar, 2nd Floor, 1214 18th St NW B, Washington, DC 20036
Get your thinking caps and teams ready because CORE Group’s YPN will be holding Trivia Night on June 28th!  Be sure to brush up on all things international affairs and development! Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join The Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) for their first webinar! Whether you're a researcher, policy-maker, front-line implementer, or nutrition student, this webinar will: Promote a common understanding of core concepts in implementation science Provide an integrative framework for implementation science Highlight the need for implementers and researchers to collaborate to achieve impact-at-scale Dr. David Pellentier,... More
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
The next webinar in the PIM Monthly Webinars series will take place on June 28, 11:00 AM EST. Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, will summarize findings from a recent analysis of the impacts of alternative agricultural investment options on global objectives such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the CGIAR’s System Level Outcomes in the coming... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The FSN Network's Care Groups Forward would like to invite you to their June meeting. There will be presentations on Samaritan's Purse's Care Groups project in South Sudan, and GOAL's Care Groups work in Ethiopia.  This is an Online event. Please access here at the time of the meeting.  In 2016, the Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan office implemented a 1-year OFDA-funded Care Groups project in Mayendit, South Sudan, which focused on the promotion... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:30am to Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
SEIU, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
The emergency funding stream of the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) has been expanding quite fast over the recent years. As such USAID is interested in developing a more harmonized monitoring and evaluation guidance. To jump start FFP's reflection on this issue, TOPS was requested to organize a series of EFSP learning events to facilitate an initial sharing of M&E experiences. The DC event is the second one following the 2016 West African... More
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Washington, DC
This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and 2016, bringing together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. With community-driven sessions, we will examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the communities that support them, through information and communication technologies (ICT). We’ll take a particular interest... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20002 and online
The TOPS Program and the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) hosted Becca Toole, Policy Associate of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel's Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to discuss smallholder farmers' credit needs, why traditional microcredit does not always meet them, and to share results of rigorous research (funded by the ATAI) that tested tailored credit products to better fit the context of smallholder agriculture. Event Resources... More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Data on the implementation of nutrition actions across all sectors and stakeholders is often spotty, uncoordinated, or non-existent. Such an environment makes it difficult to access critical inputs for planning and scaling up discussions. What can we do? Les données sur la mise en œuvre d'actions de nutrition à travers tous les secteurs et tous les intervenants sont souvent disponibles de façon irrégulière et non coordonnée, ou sont inexistantes... More
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
ACDI/VOCA 50 F Street NW #1000, Washington, DC 20001
Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) invites field staff who are new to monitoring humanitarian cash and voucher programs to take this one-day course pilot. For the purposes of the pilot, we are seeking monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practitioners, preferably with experience monitoring emergency cash and voucher programs and will provide feedback on if the training, in its pilot phase, meets its objectives and how it can be improved.  By the... More
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Agriculture is a key employment sector for women around the world, despite a noted global gender gap in access to resources, participation in decision making, and income. This gap leaves men and women in developing countries with differing vulnerabilities and abilities to adapt to climate change. Closing the gap must include setting research and political agendas that take into account gendered differences, prioritizing the inclusion of women... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol St. NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC, 20002 & online
When writing about technical concepts we often use complicated language and terminology that can limit our audience’s understanding and adoption of our messages. And we all know it is easier to write lengthy texts over many pages, than to fit our ideas into a few, concise sentences. Attend this interactive session and receive practical tips and guidance on how to write in plain language that is consistent, accessible and easy to understand. In... More
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
CARE provides training and strategic advising to clients who seek to transform the capacity of their staff to address inequality and empower marginalized communities. Our curriculum for gender equity and diversity (GED) is informed by decades of experience in human rights programming and recognized as best practice among respected institutions including Population Reference Bureau, the US Peace Corps, and the Boston Consulting Group. CARE... More
Monday, June 12, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (All day)
Stockholm, Sweden
Can we feed a healthy increasing global population within our planetary boundaries? What is a healthy and sustainable diet? Where will the food of the future come from? The 4th annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum will bring together over 500 global leaders, innovators, producers, inventors, scientists, senior business management, philanthropists, government policy makers, civil society and activists to tackle the big questions related to the food... More