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All Past Events

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:30am
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Lunch will be served at this meeting.  If you still have any agenda items you would like to make sure are discussed at this meeting, please email, as discussed in the last Commodity Management Task Force meeting, B. K. has created a draft list of core competencies for Commodity Managers.  If you still have comments to this document please forward to B. K. at by November 5th.  All comments will be... More
Sunday, November 4, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day)
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 Orme Street Arlington, VA
The theme of the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference is Building Inclusive Markets: Impact Through Financial and Enterprise Solutions. It will focus on innovations in financial services and enterprise development that address some of the most pressing barriers to meaningful inclusion. In particular, innovations that increase scale and impact are critical for expanding access to the basic tools of economic self-determination. Every year SEEP offers a... More
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Gender and food security experts Deborah Rubin of Cultural Practice, LLC and Caren Grown of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning will respond to your questions and comments. In addition, @Agrilinks will encourage open discussion from participants. For more information, visit the Agrilinks website.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye St., NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Since the domestication of crops and emergence of sedentary societies, our species has never faced a more serious challenge than that which we will confront in adapting to climate change. The scale is global, potential magnitude of impacts catastrophic, timing of onsets unknown and increased risks due to delayed action real. In the years to come climate change, coupled with population growth and natural resource depletion, will increasingly... More
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
You are invited to a complimentary webinar on the findings of the Food Security Risk Index on Tuesday 30th October at 15:00 GMT (11:00 EDT). Presented by Maplecroft’s Associate Director Helen Hodge with Analyst Paul Gabriel, the presentation will give an overview of the Index methodology and key findings, which include:   The impact of weather and resulting low crop yields: Low crop yields, caused by a range of poor weather conditions... More
Monday, October 29, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, November 1, 2012 (All day)
Punta del Este, Uruguay
The Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) will focus on the ways to implement the tasks identified in the GCARD RoadMap with special attention to “Foresight and partnership for innovation and impact on small-holder livelihoods”. The Conference will be a platform to build cooperation around key forward-looking agendas and plan joint actions among all stakeholders. This should in turn, open international... More
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
The agenda is as follows: 1) Overview of the FSN Network Discussion on Tools for Gender Integration 2) Call for a collection of tools / guidance 3) Overview of grants program (encouraging organizations to apply for gender-related outcomes) 4) A few words about the upcoming FSN Network Knowledge Sharing meeting in November. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend. Information for remote participation will be given closer to... More
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
SID-Washington, 1101 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC
Join the SID-Washington Africa Workgroup for an event that will feature small table discussions where participants will discuss food security issues from a number of different perspectives, including, but not limited to host country governments, farmers/agriculture community,NGOs & security. Each table will have a facilitator and will look at the issue from a different perspective. Participants will be provided with a few articles prior to... More
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC Fourth Floor Conference Facility
IFPRI is honored to welcome the H.E. Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro, Agriculture and Forestry Minister of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.The young country is eager to transform into a strong economy, and Dr. Ogwaro believes that economic development is contingent on a vibrant agricultural sector. The opportunities for agricultural development are plentiful, due to the country’s abundant fertile land, natural resources and high growth potential.... More
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.
The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholarsinvite you to a dialogue on: Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investments in Africa 2:00PM     Welcome• Steve McDonald, Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center 2:15PM     Panel I:  Perspectives from Mozambique on Responsible Investments in Agriculture. Moderator: Michele McNabb, President, Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa... More
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 4:00pm
International Resources Group (IRG), 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 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. The purpose is to keep those working on adaptation up-to-date on their activities, to learn from one another, and identify areas of possible collaboration. The meetings will be held every other month on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm. The meeting will be held at the offices of... More
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
IFPRI 4th Floor Conference Room, 2033 K Street, Washington, DC, 20006
This joint seminar is designed to highlight the latest research in the field of impact evaluation. Two papers will be discussed:   Biofortification, crop adoption and health information: Impact pathways in Mozambique and Uganda reports findings from the impact evaluations conducted in Mozambique and Uganda to study the impact of large-scale pilot projects conducted in 2006-2009 to introduce vitamin-A-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) to 24,000... More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Women’s Refugee Commission 122 East 42nd Street, Room 11B, New York City
Presenters: Benjamin KatzColumbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and Josh ChaffinSenior Program Officer, Livelihoods and Child Protection, Women’s Refugee Commission Join us for a discussion of a new report from research in western Uganda looking at the links between household income/assets and the protection and well-being of children. The study also looked at how economic interventions for caregivers could improve the lives of the... More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
Des Moines, Iowa – Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
With the pressing environmental and demographic challenges facing a hungry world, we have seen a growing push toward international collaboration among institutions, disciplines, public and private sectors and countries.The 2012 Borlaug Dialogue will highlight the role of partnerships and their importance in confronting hunger challenges by driving forward cutting-edge research and application at the intersection of science, education and... More
Monday, October 15, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 26, 2012 (All day)
Snowcrest Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania
The SMDP Tanzania 2012 is a follow-up training to the historic Arusha Savings Groups Summit held last October and attended by 265 practitioners from 46 countries. This two-week training workshop will bring together several of the leading trainers, researchers, and thinkers working on the cutting edge of savings groups development. Week two will offer a course in Pro-poor Enterprise and Value Chain Development, which begins online before your... More
Monday, October 15, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
Counterpart International (2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 301, Arlington, Va. 22202)
Bonnie Kittle with support from Counterpart International is happy to announce that she will offer a DBC training course from Oct. 15 – 19, 2012, the week following the Fall CORE Group meeting. The course will use the CORE Group / TOPS DBC curriculum and is most relevant to people who are responsible for developing behavior change strategies or supporting those who are implementing BC strategies in the field. The course will: Build the capacity... More
Thursday, October 11, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 12, 2012 (All day)
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20009
CORE Group meetings are designed to be interactive and participatory and provide a dynamic forum for discussion and collaboration. This meeting will feature Program Reviews on Community Case Management, Maternal Newborn Health, and Operations Research from the Child Survival and Health Grants Program; an update from the CHW Evidence Review;  programmatic updates on stillbirths, malnutrition, equity and knowledge management among others.... More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20009
Preceding the CORE Group Fall Meeting 2012, CORE Group will have some Pre-Meeting Sessions. This includes the following: A session on Essential Nutrition Actions faciliated by Agnes Guyon, Senior Child Health & Nutrition Advisor, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (9 am - 10:45 am) A Kangaroo MotherCare Orientation Workshop facilitated by Dr. Stella Abwoa, Save the Children / MCHIP (11 am - 12:45 pm) A free session called... 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
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