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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
CSIS Headquarters 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
Guatemala is the wealthiest of Feed the Future’s 19 focus countries globally, yet it grapples with severe malnutrition, rising poverty, and stark inequality. Stunting levels rival those of Malawi and Yemen. Since emerging from decades of civil war in 1996, Guatemala’s economy has made significant strides but many of its most vulnerable people, particularly in indigenous communities, have been left behind. Public health and social service... More
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Current policy debates highlight the necessity of evidence to demonstrate results and change lives. But what happens when there are gaps in the data? Will the gender data gap marginalize women and girls? Join the Women in Public Service Project, Plan International USA, and the Environmental Change and Security Program for a timely conversation. This event will highlight a number of major initiatives filling the gender data gap to catalyze... More
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Capital Hilton 1001 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036
This event will explore successes, challenges and promising approaches in the integration of SBC along the service delivery continuum to improve health outcomes. Following the presentation of a new overarching model developed by HC3, a panel discussion will focus on grounded strategies which have been used to effectively integrate SBC to improve service-related outcomes across a range of health areas. All participants will be invited to problem... More
Thursday, June 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day)
Kathmandu, Nepal
We are pleased to invite you to this international event that will address the challenges in linking child’s health and early childhood development. Scientific studies and programmatic innovations will be presented gathering experts from all SAARC countries in order to share new findings and field experiences. The presentations and debates will focus on innovative approaches that contribute to improve children’s growth and development during the... More
Thursday, June 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day)
Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
The InnovATE project is hosting a symposium, June 8-9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. that poses answers to the question: How do internal or external, national or institutional policies affect agricultural education and training (AET) systems in the developing world? It will focus on insights about policy environments for the development and strengthening of AET systems. We will bring together approximately 150 educators, international development... More
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Policies can make a big impact on a country’s progress toward ending malnutrition, including both undernutrition and overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Responsibility for nutrition often falls across various government ministry lines, requiring a range of policies and involving multiple sectors and stakeholder platforms. Comprehensive policy action is urgently needed to address malnutrition in all its forms if... More
Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
Climate change is already having significant impact on agriculture production, threatening farmers’ livelihoods and ability to increase food production to meet a world population that will increase to over 9 billion people by 2050. Climate risks to cropping, livestock and fisheries, particularly in low-income countries where the capacity to respond is weak, need the full capabilities of the research, development and business communities to... More
Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 3, 2017 (All day)
UC Davis Conference Center 550 Alumni Lane Davis, CA 95616
Join World Food Center in June for an engaging workshop discussing the role of fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition. The workshop is divided into three sessions looking at 1) Optimal Nutrition and the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables, 2) Improving the Availability of Fruits and Vegetables and, 3) Metrics to Evaluate and Improve Diet Quality. The objective of this workshop is provide recommendations for development strategies to improve... More
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) 1120 20th Street Northwest Suite 500 North Washington, DC 20036
At this event, we will share the results of A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and introduce the Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit. Presenters will answer questions such as: What are promising and effective strategies that help improve positive outcomes for youth? How can Positive Youth Development (PYD) measurement strengthen youth-focused programming? How does PYD impact... More
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
SEIU, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Cash transfers and voucher programs have been used for many years in humanitarian work, but many organizations are just now beginning to understand how deeply these modalities affect how humanitarian organizations operate. Cash transfers and vouchers are changing how systems and the humanitarian architecture itself respond to disasters. Cash transfers and vouchers are changing how humanitarian organizations relate both to each other and to their... More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433 and online
Mounting evidence confirms that gender-smart solutions in agribusiness can increase the sector’s productivity and profitability and lead to stronger, more integrated value chains. IFC will present the business case for gender in agribusiness and share key findings of two recent IFC publications that offer concrete examples and guidance on how companies can increase their profits and productivity by investing in women as part of their direct... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
During this one-hour Journal Club, Kim Buttonow, Specialist for Social and Behavioral Change with the TOPS Program and Food for the Hungry, will discuss an evaluation of the REAL Fathers initiative, a program that addresses harmful child discipline in Northern Uganda. Violence against women and violence against children in Uganda are recognized as significant public health concerns. Exposure to violence at home as a child can increase the... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Save the Children 899 N. Capitol Street NE Washington DC and Online
At this stakeholder consultation, we discussed the Food for Peace 2016-2025 Strategy and what this means for the food security and nutrition implementing community. Participants brainstormed about what type of capacity strengthening may be needed to successfully implement under the new strategy. Key topics included working toward sustainability, strengthening local systems, and how to best integrate gender/youth, social cohesion, and social... More
TOPS Event
Technical Learning
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Massive resources are invested in water and sanitation facilities to ensure access to water and sanitation for all. Yet, efforts to date are not sufficient to provide people with facilities, and facilities are useless if not used properly. WASH infrastructure and products must be linked up with behavior change interventions around hand washing, latrine use and maintenance, water treatment and storage, etc. In this webinar, Helvetas Swiss... More
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Nutrition and agriculture practitioners rely on formative research to inform program design. Agriculture programming often conducts value chain analyses to identify constraints and opportunities to improved performance or competitiveness, while health programs use social and behavior change (SBC) tools to identify barriers and enablers to the adoption of improved household-level nutrition practices. SPRING adapted the value chain approach to... More
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, May 25, 2017 (All day)
Bangkok, Thailand
The SEEP Network is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment, focusing on bringing down the systemic barriers standing in the way of scalable and sustainable change. The Forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of women’s economic empowerment to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections, and promote effective policy and practice to address the needs of vulnerable women all around the... More
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am
InterAction, 1400 16th St NW #210, Washington, DC 20036
Originally created to enable the digital currency Bitcoin, blockchain technology has garnered attention by creating new opportunities beyond currency for organizations in all sectors. The blockchain has the potential to transform the development sector by improving transparency and traceability, and thus enabling cost savings. The distribution logic behind blockchain can offer new insights into development while providing a new tool for solving... More
Sunday, May 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day)
This course by QuailSprings Permaculture equips people working in international development and grassroots project with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms, and land with household agriculture production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound. This course... More
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Please join this webinar for a presentation from Pooja Pandey Rana (HKI-Nepal) on lessons learned from taking the USAID-funded Suaahara multisectoral nutrition project to scale. Pooja Pandey Rana is the Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Suaahara (Good Nutrition) Program. Pooja has a masters degree in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been working in Nepal for the last 15 years in the field of... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day)
Niamey, Niger
The TOPS Program designed and facilitated a three-day Implementation Review Workshop for USAID Office of Food for Peace's Niger and Burkina Faso Development Food Aid Program portfolio of five projects.  The agenda focused on providing guidance that would be useful for implementing partners as they approach the final 18 months of programming, as well as to pin down key learning points from existing programs.  Conducted in French, the workshop... More