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Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:00am
The main agenda items are: Discussion on the agriculture tool selection process (including results from the online discussion), task force involvement, and the process for developing summary guides. Update on the joint ag-nutrition task force meeting that was held in February and next steps – I have attached a summary of the workshop notes here. Short summary of the MARKit tool and plans for a feedback meeting in the next couple of months. ---... More
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am
InterAction, 1400 16th St., NW, Washington, DC, Suite 210
Please join  InterAction's May working group meeting for a discussion on food aid reform with Dina Esposito and Matt Nims with Food for Peace.Additional agenda items are forthcoming. Call in available: 202-667-8227; ask for the Food Security WG meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Save the Children's DC Office: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
On May 15, TOPS will host a presentation by Tim Frankenberger, President of Tango International, to discuss the effect of shocks on agricultural-based livelihoods and how these livelihoods can adapt to climate change. He will emphasize the strengthening of adaptive capacity of agricultural and livestock-based livelihood systems, as well as the role of social capital in managing risk. This session is a follow-up to a previous presentation by... More
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (All day)
Paris, France
The conference will bring together a wide array of par¬ticipants, including Government representatives, civil society organizations, academia, donors, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. It will foster dialogue between stakeholders, facilitating sharing of experiences and lessons learned to identify the most effective strategies.Focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, the conference will provide a unique... More
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, May 30, 2013 (All day)
BetterEvaluation and the American Evaluation Association are teaming up for a series of eight Coffee Break Webinars in May. This series is open to the public, registration is free, and the speakers represent deep expertise applicable in both domestic and international contexts. The series of eight webinars walks you through the components of the Rainbow Framework and will include takeaways applicable to your practice. Please note that you need... More
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC Fourth Floor Conference Facility
Increasing food price volatility since 2007, which is likely to continue and possibly amplify in the future, presents a major challenge for the world’s policymakers. While much has been written about the nature and causes of food price fluctuations since 2007, little is known about the processes that led to the policy responses and the relative power, behavior, and influence of the participating stakeholder groups. Understanding how and why... More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) cordially invite you to a reception celebrating the launch of MCC’s Knowledge and Innovation Network Journal focused on sharing the learning from six significant MCC investments in agriculture and food security. Invited attendees include US and international donor country agency staff, representatives from United Nations organizations and multilateral development... More
Monday, April 29, 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (All day)
Crystal Gateway Marriott 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202
The annual InterAction Forum serves as a venue for leaders and innovators of NGOs, governments, philanthropy, corporations and civil society to come together and forge common solutions that focus on our work to improve the lives of the world’s poor and marginalized and that move us toward a world that works for all. For more information and to register, visit the InterAction website.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (All day) to Friday, April 26, 2013 (All day)
Baltimore, MD
All of CORE Group’s Community Health Network gatherings are open to everyone. No need to reinvent the wheel—come to our Spring Meeting 2013 to gain access to the latest ideas and tools in community health—and share yours as well. This year's theme is Capacity Strengthening for Global Health: Partnerships, Accountability, Integration, Learning (PAIL). The Spring Meeting 2013 includes four days of content-rich activities, including skill-building... More
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Baltimore, MD
This half-day pre-meeting workshop of the CORE Group Spring Meeting will look at recent advances and future opportunities of undertaking Operations Research (OR) across a broad range of health programs and funding sources. Experiential examples from the Child Survival and Health Grants program and TRACTion projects will help inform the discussion. The workshop will bring together OR novices and experts attending the CORE Group meeting for an... More
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This meeting will be held online on Blackboard Collaborate, log in using this link: plan to allow a few minutes prior to the start time of the training to set up your audio and microphone settings.  Also, please note that Java 7 is not compatible with Blackboard - if you have installed Java 7 you will not be able to access the Blackboard meeting space, and will... More
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Room I5-040, World Bank Eye Building, 1850 Eye Street, NW
The debate over whether to provide food assistance and the form that this assistance should take has a long history among researchers and policymakers. Theory yields ambiguous predictions as to how in-kind transfers and cash transfers will compare, and little evidence exists that rigorously compares the impacts of various transfer modalities on food security. As part of a study funded by the World Food Programme, IFPRI has undertaken several... More
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza - 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027
Women suffering from intimate partner violence are more likely to suffer from complications during their pregnancy, including miscarriage, low birth weight, and excessive bleeding. They’re also more likely to be denied medical assistance during childbirth by their husbands and in-laws. The impact of violence isn’t limited to mothers. A 2011 study co-authored by Jay Silverman, Anita Raj, et. al, found that the death of 1.8 million female... More
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Save the Children's DC Office: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
If you're unable to attend in-person, you can connect remotely using your computer at ( We recommend you select the "Internet Audio" option after connecting so that you can communicate directly through your computer.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Resilience has recently emerged as a framework for improving regional and local capacity to deal with shocks. Recognized in new USAID policy and program guidance, resilience approaches are seen as a potential means to reduce the scope and scale of humanitarian responses. On April 2, 2013, Tim Frankenberger, president of TANGO International, discussed the recent expert consultation on measuring resilience held by the Food and Agriculture... More
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
1776 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036, Suite 300, room 301
The next MCHIP brown bag presentation for nutrition will be March 28, 2013. Dr. Justine Kavle, Senior Program Officer for Nutrition at MCHIP, will present on “Maternal Anemia and Blood Loss at Childbirth – Findings from Zanzibar, Tanzania.”  These findings provide unique evidence of the purported link between maternal anemia and greater blood loss at childbirth. This presentation will take place Thursday, March 28th, from 12:30-2 in the MCHIP... More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Ronald Reagan Building: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave Public Information Center (Room M17/M18) Washington, DC
At this seminar the presenters will address postharvest loss prevention from the perspective of the USAID Bureau for Food Security and discuss the experiences of GrainPro and the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss in approaching this complicated issue. For more information and to register, visit the Agrilinks website. A webinar option is avaliable.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
IRG/Engility, 7th floor conference room, 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Please join us Thursday, March 21st for our bi-monthly, 3rd Thursday Adaptation Community discussion. This month's speaker is Walter Baethgen of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. An abstract on the presentation follows. The IRI works to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the... More
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
The Gender Task Force of the FSN Network will meet on March 21. The agenda includes: •    A brief overview of the sessions for the next FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting taking place in Bangladesh in May (10 minutes).•    A short presentation on tools currently available to aid in building staff capacity on gender integration as well as integrating gender in programming (30 minutes).•    Discussion: Conditional transfers and gender. (30... More
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 8:40am to 10:30am
SAID 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Conference Room 4.08 E&F Washington, DC 20004
Grounded in an overview of CARE’s approach to resilience, this session will feature evidence and lessons learned from some of CARE’s most successful market engagement initiatives. Highlighting practices that promote smallholder food security and poverty reduction as well as smallholder and value chain resilience, the session will draw on a range of case examples including USAID-supported programs in Ethiopia that promote graduation for... More