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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
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:00am
The next Ag Task Force Meeting will be Friday 12 July at 10am EDT. The main focus of the meeting will be to learn more about the tool ‘integrating very poor producers into value chains’ produced by World Vision, with a view to review and possible endorsement by the task force. Dan Norell from World Vision will present a summary of the tool and be available to answer questions. The task force will then have time to review the tool in detail after... More
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Join Clean, Fed & Nurtured on July 9 for a conversation with Dr. Marie T. Ruel, Director of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, on the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration. Clean, Fed & Nurtured is a global community of practice that brings together the sectors of WASH, nutrition, and ECD to promote child growth and development. Cross-sectoral collaboration has been... More
Monday, July 1, 2013 (All day) to Friday, July 12, 2013 (All day)
Brussels, Belgium
This 2-week course aims to familiarize professionals with epidemiological techniques to determine impacts of disasters and conflicts and assess the needs of affected populations.  The course will introduce participants to the methods and tools of epidemiology in the context of humanitarian emergencies and cover the uses of different quantitative tools for the assessment of health needs in populations affected by catastrophic events.  The course... More
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
If you had the chance to help FFP design a better RFA, what input could you provide? What have you learned from your experience as implementers about how development food aid programs could be structured better? Are there opportunities for new responses that could bring lasting results? USAID's Office of Food for Peace has asked TOPS to engage the FSN Network community to answer just these questions.We're planning a consultative workshop for... More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Room M17/M18 Washington, DC
National agricultural research systems (NARS) are the backbone of an agricultural innovation system and include all public, semi-public, and private agricultural R&D in a country, including universities, government laboratories, private sector research, and NGO or producer-led research enterprises. The Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative recognizes the importance of agricultural research as a critical input towards achieving food security in... More
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
TOPS and the FSN Network will be holding a webinar and online discussion on the treatment of depression in a food security context on Tuesday, June 25, from 1-2:30 PM EDT. Lena Verdeli, Columbia University, will discuss the findings of a study examining the efficacy of group interpersonal psychotherapy in treating depression. From a recent meta-analysis, we now know that eliminating maternal depression could result in a 23-29% reduction in child... More
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, July 3, 2013 (All day)
Join the FSN Network for an online discussion on the impact of depression and fatalism in food security program contexts, and ways the issue can be addressed in low-resource environments. This discussion furthers the learning from a webinar by Lena Verdeli, Columbia University, which sheds light on how food security professionals can better respond to the issue of depression and help close the treatment gap in places that have few mental health... More
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye Street NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
This seminar will feature Thomas Jayne of Michigan State University, David Atwood of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, and Jerome Wolgin of USAID’s Bureau for Africa in a discussion moderated by Jeanne Downing of USAID’s Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion. The panelists will address the big question: what will it take to transform African agriculture? For more information and to register, visit the Microlinks website. A... More
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
Hamilton Crowne Plaza 1001 14th St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20005
The Bureaus of Global Health and Food Security, in collaboration with the Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project, are hosting the fourth AgN-GLEE on Tuesday June 18, 2013. This day-long event will focus on a key priority in the U.S. Government’s international development and investment strategy: the integration of agriculture and nutrition strategies and activities. Key concepts and outcomes... More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
World Bank J building: 701 18th St. NW, Washington, DC: Room JB1-075
The World Bank's LAC Region has a multisector team working on mainstreaming nutrition across sectors, and we are inviting private sector and Development Partners to come to Washington to a one-day discussion on June 12, 2013 to share experiences, views and find opportunities to collaborate in improving nutrition in the Region.  The event will be held between 9am to 6pm in Room JB1-075 at the World Bank's J Building (exact address: 701 18th St.... More
Monday, June 10, 2013 (All day) to Friday, June 14, 2013 (All day)
Arlington, VA
TOPS, in collaboration with Counterpart International, is pleased to announce a Care Groups Implementation Training Workshop June 10-14, 2013.This training, the first in a series, will build capacity in the design, implementation and monitoring of Care Group programs, using the Care Group model. (For more information on Care Groups, please see  The event will take place at Counterpart International's office in Arlington,... More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
1875 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20009
Economic strengthening programs have an impact on children and youth, whether intentionally or unintentionally.  How do  we understand the factors that impact child well-being? How do we research and measure these? This seminar will explore examples of  field-based practice, include discussions on key initiatives taking  place within PEPFAR and USG, and discuss what we still need to explore as development practitioners. For more information and... More
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
KfW, Palmengartenstraße 5-9, Frankfurt/Main
KfW and Ashoka are very pleased to invite you to a Panel discussion on Fighting the "Hidden Hunger" Entrepreneurial and Social Innovations to Overcome Malnutrition Monday, June 3, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the premises ofKfW, Palmengartenstraße 5-9, Frankfurt/Main (get directions here>>>)and a subsequent Evening Reception. Please register (until May 24th) via Food (in)... More
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, Mezzanine Rooms M-17&18 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC
Chad is the epicenter of the resilience deficit in the Sahel, evidence suggests. In 2013, what are the evidence-based priority humanitarian needs? How do programs of USAID and the international community contribute to building resilience? What must be done to reduce preventable deaths in Chad and the region? John Scicchitano, national director of World Vision Chad, presents evidence and strategy informed by 15 years working on Sahel issues. For... More
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:00am
Save the Children's DC Office: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
More details to come... Remote access will be available.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 9:30am to 10:30pm
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave Public Information Center (Room M17/M18) Washington, United States
How can horticulture help improve the health of women and children in the developing world? More than two billion people in developing countries – the vast majority of whom are women and children – suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Horticultural crops can play a vital role in solving this global micronutrient crisis and in return increases incomes and job opportunities, particularly for women.  Horticulture plays a key role in the Feed the... More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (All day) to Friday, May 31, 2013 (All day)
BFS is developing a guide for FTF agricultural indicators that will focus on four key agricultural indicators, selected because they provide important information on the annual progress of FTF activities in agriculture and also because they present particular challenges in data collection and reporting within the FTF Monitoring System (FTFMS).   This series of webinar provides an opportunity for USG agencies and their implementing partners to... More
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Save the Children's DC Office: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
For the first half hour of the meeting we will follow-up on a few points from last meeting and summarize highlights from the Gender GLEE.  From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Altrena Mukuria from Counterpart International will give a quick presentation on some work done in Kenya with grandmothers and father and then will lead a discussion on the topic.  A description follows.  Please let us know if you will be joining us by sending an RSVP to Melissa... More
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Please join SEEP’s Market Facilitation (MaFI) Working Group and Strengthening the Economic Potential of the Ultra Poor (STEP UP) Initiative in hosting the last of three webinars on the recently launched “Integrating Very Poor Producers Into Value Chains Field Guide.”   The objective of the Field Guide is to provide guidance to field workers on how to better integrate very poor producers into value chains. This last webinar will focus on... More