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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Online at:
At the meeting we'll review and discuss the Checklist on Minimum Criteria for Care Groups and update you on the progress to date on the Care Group Training Manual. We'll also have time for updates and announcements from participants. Here is the link for the session: Since the meeting will be on Blackboard / Elluminate, it can be helpful to log on  ahead of... More
Monday, September 17, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, September 29, 2012 (All day)
Bangkok, Thailand
The Public Health in Complex Emergencies training program (PHCE) is a two-week residential course that focuses on critical public health issues faced by NGO/PVO personnel working in complex emergencies. The goal of the course is to enhance the capacity of humanitarian assistance workers and their organizations to respond to the health needs of refugees and internally displaced persons affected by these emergencies. For more information, visit... More
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
IDRC, W. David Hopper Room, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON
For 35 years, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has tackled food insecurity in challenging environments. But the challenge of improving agriculture, livelihoods, and food security in the Middle East has recently become even more complex. Political upheavals and climate change increasingly threaten these efforts, in a dry region already under environmental stress. Director General Mahmoud Solh will... More
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 800 21st Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with the George Washington University Center for Global Health are hosting the 12th Annual Global Health Mini-University. The Mini-University is a day-long forum offering over 70 different sessions highlighting evidence-based best practices and state-of-the-art information from a variety of technical areas across the global health field. The forum is divided into hour-long... More
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 9:00am to 6:15pm
FHI360 Conference Center, Academy Hall, located on the 8th floor at 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
CARE and World Wildlife Fund are pleased to formally invite you to attend "Empower and Thrive: Creating New Pathways for Development and Conservation" on September 11, 2012, in Washington, D.C. This summit will explore the diverse forces affecting global poverty and ecosystem integrity. Thought leaders and experts from around the world will discuss the next 50 years of conservation and development in light of changes in population, climate,... More
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
World Wildlife Fund, US 1250 24th Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
Development & Sustainability: Nothing About Us Without Us ABCG & CARE-WWF Alliance Informal Discussion with Graca Samo, Executive Director, Forum Mulher Please join the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group and the CARE-WWF Alliance for an informal discussion with Graça Samo, Executive Director of Forum Mulher. Grassroots women's leader from Mozambique, Graça Samo, introduces the role of women's empowerment for achieving sustainable... More
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
For those who wish to attend remotely, join the meeting through this link: All are welcome to attend.  In this meeting, we will focus on: Review gray and published literature on use of women's empowerment groups in Food Security and MCHN programs, their results, and lessons learned.   The SBC Task Force and the Gender Task Force members will discuss how to... More
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Bread for the World Institute 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200 (12th floor) Washington, DC 20024
The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, Purdue University's International Food Technology Center, and Bread for the World Institute invite you to a dialogue on: Farm to Fork: the Role of Food Processing in Creating Markets and Reducing Losses for Smallholder Farmers in Africa. The goal of this symposium is to highlight examples of how food processing can create markets for smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs, reduce food losses,... More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
The second session in the Security and Sustainability Forum's Urbanization in a Growing World series will explore the availability and quality of food in urban environments and the effects of urbanization on food production. Partnering organizations for the series include Abt Associates, the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the International Housing Coalition. To register, click here.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Bread for the World Institute 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200 (12th floor) Washington, DC 20024
Many multi-laterals and bilateral governments that contribute to global scaling up nutrition efforts use the terms nutriton-specific and nutrition-sensitive, however most do not have clear definitions. Can organizations working in the field on nutrition programs come to a consensus? Will major donor-funded program activities improve with a clarified definition? Join us for a discussion about what constitutes nutriton-specific and nutrition-... More
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
International Resources Group (IRG), 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th floor, Washington, D.C.
John Furlow from USAID's Global Climate Change team, will be holding a standing meeting to bring together the DC-based climate change adaptation community. This meeting speakers will be Elizabeth Gray and Kristen Patterson from The Nature Conservancy (TNC). They will be presenting on TNC’s climate change adaptation work in Africa.   The purpose of these standing meetings is to keep those working on adaptation up-to-date on their activities, to... More
Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:00am
Online via Skype
The M&E Task Force meeting with the field-based members is scheduled for August 10 at 8:00 am EST. If you would like to join, please contact Arif Rashid via skype: arif.rashid09 or send him an email: Following is a list of the topics that will be discussed in the meeting. a) The revised outline of the M&E Guide and Next Steps b) M&E Tools - CRS's SMILER and Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) c) TOPS' M&E ... More
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:00am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye St., NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Although projects may be designed with the intent of using a value chain approach, without effective internal operations and core staff capacities and behaviors they will likely fail at creating systemic change. This talk will explore key drivers needed to spark and sustain organizational change, such as a change champion within the project and the use of formal mechanisms for encouraging staff to take a facilitative approach, as well as... More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Room M17/18 (Public Information Center) Washington, DC
As fisheries globally are on the verge of collapse due to overfishing, effects of global climate change, ocean acidification, and marine pollution, the donor community is faced with a perfect storm of challenges for food security worldwide. One must ask the question: Can we feed the world without saving wild fish stocks?  The importance of the fisheries sector (both capture fisheries and aquaculture) to the food security and livelihoods of... More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 9:30am
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Conference Room E
Following is a list of topics that will be discussed in the meeting. a) Revised outline of the M&E Guide and Next Steps b) M&E Tools - CRS's SMILER and Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) [Susan Hahn from CRS will make a presentation on the tools]  c) Draft Midterm Evaluation Scope of Work d) TOPS' M&E Next year's workplan suggestions e) Miscellaneous (TOPS' participation in CRS Learning Workshop) The outline of the M&E Guide will be... More
Tuesday, July 24, 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 identify... More
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2012 (All day)
Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton Cape Town, South Africa
The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED) in collaboration with the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri) and the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility aim to provide participants with a thorough understanding of microinsurance issues and business strategies for African markets. The training focuses on key concepts with a specific focus on client behaviour, innovation in business models,... More
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
601 Lexington Ave 14th Floor New York, NY
The next SEEP Dialogue will feature a discussion of Market Outlook 2012: Perspectives of Microfinance Association Leaders, SEEP's most recent research publication, sponsored by Citi Microfinance. This report provides insights of leaders of microfinance associations in 36 markets around the world. These associations represent 4,743 microfinance institutions with a total of 70 million clients and a collective portfolio of approximately US$ 21... More
Monday, July 16, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, July 21, 2012 (All day)
Nampula, Mozambique
TOPS, in collaboration with World Vision International, is pleased to announce a Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) Regional Workshop July 16-21, 2012 in Nampula, Mozambique. This training will be the new multisectoral version of DBC. TOPS is seeking out organizations with Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, or Health/Nutrition staff members who are fluent in Portuguese,  who would like to attend this training.  There is no charge to... More
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
The next meeting of the SBC Task Force will be this Thursday, 12 July, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EST.  This was the date and time when most people (11) could attend.  Thanks to all of you who responded to the poll.  Please use the link below to join the meeting:   If you have not used Elluminate / Blackboard before, try to log on by at least 9:30 a.m. in order... More