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Monday, October 21, 2013 (All day) to Monday, November 4, 2013 (All day)
Following on the Food Aid Quality Review and Program Environmental Assessment on fumigation, FFP in conjunction with its partners is considering conducting a comprehensive packaging study focused on a scientific evaluation of current packaging and how new technologies can be incorporated to improve it. FFP is interested in hearing about the experiences of Title II community to help inform the design of the packaging study. Join us and other... More
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Save the Children, 2000 L Street NW, Washington DC
Following the PM2A workshop on Thursday, October 10, the TOPS Program will facilitate a meeting among the food security and nutrition community for additional in-depth discussion of some of the programmatic elements within the over-arching PM2A approach. This meeting will bring together the PVO Title II implementing community and field staff from the CRS and Mercy Corps programs to further explore elements which are common within all maternal... More
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA), CRS, IFPRI and Mercy Corps, with support from the USAID Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), are organizing a one-day workshop to update the Title II community on on-going programs and research to investigate impactful and cost effective approaches for maternal and child health Title II programming.  The workshop will include: Presentations about the PM2A programs implemented by... More
Monday, October 7, 2013 (All day) to Friday, October 11, 2013 (All day)
Blantyre, Malawi
Do you work with food assistance program commodities? Are you interested in attending a workshop where you can gain knowledge & find solutions to your challenges? If so, we are pleased to announce that the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program is planning a Food Assistance Commodity Management Workshop for you. Where: Blantyre, MalawiWhen: 7 – 11 October 2013Who should apply: Anyone who handles commodities associated... More
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
InterAction Office, 1400 Sixteenth Street, NW • Suite 210 • Washington, DC 20036
InterAction cordially invites you to a roundtable to review and discuss the draft USAID M&E Toolkit For Monitoring And Evaluating GBV Interventions Across Crisis Phases. The roundtable will take place at the Interaction Office In Washington DC at 1400 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036 on August 22, 2013 (9am-1pm).Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Andrea Aramburu at if you would like to... More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Save the Children, 2000 L. Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us at the next Nutrition & Food Technology Task Force meeting on Wednesday September 18th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Feel free to come a bit early for lunch! The meeting will be held at the Save the Children office at 2000 L. Street NW, Washington DC. Please RSVP by September 13 to Melissa Teuber at:  There will be an online option available also via Fuze and Melissa will send this information as the date approaches... More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Please join us for the next Commodity Management Task Force meeting on Tuesday, September 17 from 10:00 AM - 12:30pm. Participants are encouraged to connect to the online meeting 10 minutes early to ensure the software works correctly. Remote participation information will be included closer to the meeting date.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Curious about the growing importance of "gut health" and its role in growth and nutrition, including how better WASH practices can reduce stunting?  Please join us for a webinar presentation and discussion on Environmental Enteropathy and WASH on Wednesday, September 11, from 11:00am - 12:30pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The very best programs focusing on nutritional intake have only solved 1/3 of the stunting problem, and no nutritional... More
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
MC7-100, World Bank Main Complex (MC) Building, 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC
GAIN and USAID are partnering to drive an evidence-based, catalytic approach to help determine appropriate interventions to improve complementary feeding and complementary foods for infants and young children in rural farming communities in Kenya. The first phase of this collaboration employed two different tools, the Focused Ethnographic Studies of infant and young child feeding (FES) and OptiFood. The results of the studies shed light on rural... More
Monday, August 26, 2013 (All day) to Friday, August 30, 2013 (All day)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Two training events will bring together Title II implementers and other stakeholders to learn and knowledge share practical solutions to address issues of resilience and disaster risk management. Drought Cycle Management 26-27 August The Drought Cycle Management model acts as a guide to development agencies supporting pastoral communities in planning and responding to droughts. With the understanding the impact of droughts is increasing, the... More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Join the Social and Behavioral Change Task Force and the Nutrition & Food Technology Task Force of the FSN Network for a meeting on the HUG Your Baby approach to building parenting and caregiver skills. This unique set of skills for preventing and solving problems around breastfeeding, sleeping, crying and attachment may lead to reduced rates of malnutrition and child abuse, and lower risk of maternal depression.  There will be a video... More
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
The global task forces of the FSN Network enable members from around the world to directly contribute their expertise in development in identifying and adapting crucial information, tools and methods that are responsive to stakeholder needs. Newcomers are welcome to attend this task force meeting. Participants are encouraged to connect to the online meeting 10 minutes early to ensure the software works correctly. Connect to the online meeting... More
Monday, August 5, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, August 10, 2013 (All day)
Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
TOPS, in collaboration with Mercy Corps in Guatemala, is planning a DBC Regional Workshop from August 5-10 in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Health/Nutrition,  Agriculture /Natural Resource Management ,  Social and Behavioral Change , or other program staff who are fluent in Spanish are encouraged to attend. TOPS will accommodate up to three field staff members per organization. Details on how to apply or propose field staff participants for this... More
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and The Local Regional Procurement (LRP) Learning Alliance invite you to participate in discussions on market analysis and new tools. As a result of the growing consensus on the key role of markets in humanitarian interventions in recent years, several different tools and guidelines have been developed to assist and guide humanitarian organisations in market assessment. The most recent tools include IFRC’s... More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Rooms M-17 & M-18, located on the Mezzanine Level Washington, DC
USAID's Administrator Raj Shah has challenged USAID Missions and partners to reach more smallholder farmers with promising agricultural technologies. The development and adaptation of new technologies is often the purview of national and international research institutions, while scaling technologies – bringing them to the farmer in commercially sustainable ways – was traditionally done by other actors. That paradigm has radically shifted,... More
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
IRG/Engility, 7th floor conference room, 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Please join us next week, Thursday, July 18th for our bi-monthly, 3rd Thursday Adaptation Community discussion. This month three climate change adaptation practitioners will offer short presentations related to knowledge management and communities of practice. Below are summaries of the three presentations. The meeting will be July 18th from 4:00-5:30pm at IRG/Engility, 7th floor conference room, 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW. Please send your RSVP... More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
InterAction 1400 16th St., N.W., Suite 210 Washington, D.C. 20036
Monitoring & Evaluation experts Emily Hogue (USAID) and Kristin Penn (MCC) and budget analyst Tatiana Pulido (USAID) will discuss Feed the Future's M&E system and analysis and share updates on tools used to assess and increase the effectiveness of food security programs, such as the Feed the Future scorecard, population-based surveys, and the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index. This meeting will include time for Q&A.InterAction... More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (All day) to Friday, July 19, 2013 (All day)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Event Postponed, New Dates tbd   CARE and CRS, on behalf of the Local and Regional Procurement Learning Alliance, will be hosting a Monitoring, Analysis and Response Kit (MARKit) Training in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. With funding from a TOPS Program Improvement Award grant, the three-day training helps support practitioners implementing food assistance programs to proactively monitor markets to ensure that their programs remain responsive to local... More
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join Agrilinks on Tuesday, July 16 at 12 pm EDT (convert time zone) for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on Smallholder Access to Improved Technology, featuring experts from the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, and USAID Development Innovation Ventures.There is a significant amount of research and development that already exists with the potential to make agriculture more productive, more efficient, and... More
Monday, July 15, 2013 (All day) to Friday, July 19, 2013 (All day)
Monrovia, Liberia
TOPS will be hosting a training based on the new guide, Care Groups: A Training Manual for Program Design and Implementation. The training will take place in Monrovia, Liberia from July 15-19, 2013. There is no charge for this training. Breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks will be provided at the training venue. Supplies and lodging costs will be covered for participants.  Participants are on their own for the evening meal.  This... More