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All Past Events

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (All day)
Washington, DC
This seminar is designed for professionals who are involved in the management of USAID awards, including: Managers and leaders of organizations currently involved in implementing USAID awards; Organizational leaders preparing to bid on or implement USAID awards; Organizational staff directly responsible for managing USAID awards including project leaders, contract, and financial staff. The US government is placing greater emphasis on... More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 12, 2012 (All day)
4401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200 • Arlington, VA 22203
The Facilitator Training program is a three-day course that helps develop the skills needed to thrive in today's changing workplace. Today's professional is frequently asked to lead the work of a team, task force, or committee, often without the benefit of direct supervisory authority. The rapid change in the workplace calls for constant flexibility in order to react to shifting markets, demanding customers, or new advances in information... More
Monday, October 8, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
Bangkok, Thailand
This intensive course in Nutrition in Emergencies has been designed to help equip participants with the expertise needed to lead or support nutrition responses. It is intended to build the skills of anyone who has an involvement with emergency nutrition, including health and food security staff, and general programme managers. The course materials are based on the NIE Harmonized Training Package (HTP) which has been developed by international... More
Monday, October 8, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 12, 2012 (All day)
New Delhi, India
USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation Project is pleased to announce an international workshop on “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Public Health,” for English speaking professionals. The workshop is sponsored by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, India in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation. This 5-day course will be held October 8 – 12, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Taught in English, the course is designed for mid... More
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
World Bank I-Building, 1850 I Street, NW Washington, DC, Room I2-250
Since 1994, the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) at FAO has been developing and using a tool to improve the analysis and effective response in food security emergency contexts. This tool, the Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification (IPC), contributes significantly to on-going global efforts to standardize core elements of humanitarian analysis and response (e.g., the SMART, Benchmarking, Needs Analysis Framework,... More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC Fourth Floor Conference Facility
Speakers: Karen Brooks, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (CRP 2), IFPRI. Xinshen Diao, Deputy Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI. Jeff Hill, Bureau for Food Security, US Agency for International Development. Chaired by Ousmane Badiane, Director, Africa West & Central Africa Office, IFPRI. Agricultural growth is key to reducing poverty in Africa. That is why, in 2003, African... More
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 9:30am
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Following is a list of topics that we will discuss: a) SMILER and Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) – status and next steps b) M&E guide – progress update c) Midterm evaluation SOW Guide – progress update   d) M&E related topics for the FSN Network Technical Meeting in Washington DC scheduled for November 13 to 15, 2012 e) Any other tools that we want to review f)  As a Task Force how are we doing? g) Task Force meeting time and day Please... More
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, October 4, 2012 (All day)
Barisal, Bangladesh
Do you have food security field staff members who would benefit from training in the new multisectoral version of Designing for Behavior Change? TOPS is planning to conduct a DBC Regional Workshop from 29 September to 4 October in Barisal, Bangladesh in collaboration with Save the Children in Bangladesh. If you have Health/Nutrition or Agriculture /Natural Resource Management staff, or who are fluent in English and who would like to attend this... More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
The Commodity Management Task Force will be holding its inaugural meeting September 27 from 1:30-3:30 PM at Save the Children's DC office (2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500). This community of practitioners, composed of representatives from NGO Title II grantees and other stakeholders, will work to improve the quality of food aid commodity management.  For more information, click here or see the attached file below. If you are interested in joining... More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Newcomers are welcome to attend the FSN Network Knowledge Management Task Force Meeting. The following is a tentative agenda: Harley Stokes will give a short overview of Tuft University's Uses of Data in Title II Program Reporting activity. KM Task Force workplan: What would we like to accomplish in the coming year? What are the priorities you see? Please come prepared to discuss with your colleagues. KM at the FSN Network knowledge sharing... More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye Street, NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Putting ‘clients at the center’ is about more than just raising levels of adoption and usage of formal and informal financial services. It is also part of a broader thesis of client-led microfinance which argues that a client perspective to product design and delivery, building financial capabilities and the relationship between clients and operations together contribute to achieving sustainability and scale and are important if a financial... More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Room M17/18 (Public Information Center) Washington, DC
The capture fisheries and aquaculture sectors both offer opportunities to increase food and nutrition security, alleviate poverty, and generate economic growth. However, while capture fisheries production has remained stagnant over the past two decades, aquaculture has grown at an average annual rate of 9%, making it the fastest-growing food production sector. At this seminar, presenters from USAID, World Bank, and FAO will discuss the important... More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 (All day)
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
TOPS hosted a training and knowledge sharing event for practitioners experienced in developing curricula or behavior promotion materials.  The purpose of the event was to: 1) provide a forum for knowledge sharing among NGOs working in food security in order to improve their curricula design and behavior promotion materials; 2) identify essential elements and key guidelines for design of curricula and behavior promotion materials that can be... More
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
World Bank C-Building, 1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC, Room C2-150
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation believes that women are at the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and health. As smallholder farmers and caretakers of children, women make daily food production and consumption decisions for their families. Expansive literature suggests that women are much more likely than men to spend additional income on food and healthcare, so increasing women’s income is likely to have a proportionally greater impact on... More
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
FHI360,1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
FFP commissioned the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project to undertake the second Food Aid and Food Security Assessment (FAFSA-2).  The aim of FAFSA-2 was to document the overall achievements of Title II development programs during the period from Fiscal Years 2003-2009.  The assessment, carried out by Roberta Van Haeften, Mary Ann Anderson, Herbert Caudill and Eamonn Kilmartin, examined 101 programs in 28 countries to... More
Monday, September 24, 2012 (All day) to Monday, October 8, 2012 (All day)
Online at
The FSN Network will be hosting an online discussion on identifying tools for gender integration in food security programming starting September 24. We look forward to your suggestions on tools you have found useful, as well as comments on your experience in utilizing these tools. To join the conversation, you must be registered which you can do here. The discussion will take place here and once you are registered you can subscribe to receive... More
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:00am
Washington DC, Save the Children office
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
The main focus of this meeting will be to provide the new TOPS Senior Agriculture Specialist, Andrea Mottram, with the opportunity to meet the task force members, to present ideas for the agricultural component of TOPS for the coming year, to identify where the Ag Task Force can add real value to our shared goals, and to gather feedback from you so that we can design a concrete task force plan for the coming year. In addition to that, many of... More
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:00am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye Street, NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
This presentation will highlight new findings on global value chain (GVC) upgrading in large and small economies. Drawing on emerging research, Gary Gereffi will discuss several factors related to new trends in GVC upgrading, including state policy and a re-emphasis on the domestic market, the regionalization of value chains, and the role of shifting end markets for developing country exporters. He will discuss these trends in the context of... More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Agenda: The key topic will be:  Framing the discussion – integrating agriculture and nutrition in food security program design.  We will be looking at two presentations that TOPS field-tested with participants in the agriculture and in the nutrition technical training tracks during the TOPS-sponsored event in June 2012 for the East Africa Region. Review of last fiscal year’s activities and priorities for the task force; select additional or new... More