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Technical Learning
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
USAID/FFP, 555 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
This new series in five parts synthesizes existing technical documents into pragmatic guidance to assist practitioners in integrating core aspects of resilience measurement into their program assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. The series was prepared by Mercy Corps in collaboration with the USAID Center for Resilience, TANGO International, and Save the Children under the USAID-funded Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and... More
Technical Learning
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
USAID and the International Rescue Committee, with the support from The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), are organizing a two-day workshop to catalog and bring together current thinking on cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness methodologies and applications in humanitarian assistance.  This workshop is part of the Grand Bargain Cash Workstream, co-convened by the United Kingdom and the UN World Food Program. Findings and recommendations from... More
Webinar
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Online
In developing countries, there is little smallholder farmers can do to protect themselves from shock. When faced with unexpected volatility, they often turn to negative coping mechanisms like selling assets, reducing meals, or pulling children out of school.  To address this, Digital Development for Feed the Future, a collaboration between the U.S. Global Development Lab and the Bureau for Food Security (BFS), created Using Digital Tools to... More
Webinar
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Online
Today's world faces a double burden of malnutrition, with almost three billion people either undernourished, overweight, or obese (FAO 2013). The causes of this growing crisis are numerous and multi-faceted. Recognizing the need for action, USAID's Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025) and the Local Systems: A Framework for Supporting Sustained Development emphasize the multi-sectoral causes of malnutrition, the need for multi-sectoral... More
Featured PRO-WASH
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:15am
Online
The theme for World Water day (March 22) is Nature for Water, focusing on nature-based solutions to current water challenges. In honor of the World Water Day, please join World Vision's WASH Community of Practice for a 75-minute webinar focusing on nature-based solutions to WASH issues, with a particular emphasis on conservation.  Learn more and register here. 
Webinar
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Online
Technology if playing a growing role in reducing malnutrition. From food fortification technologies to direct communication with patients to encourage positive behavior, technological advances are increasingly integral to programs to prevent stunting and other forms of undernutrition. For the second of Malnutrition Deeply's regular Deeply Talks series, they will be discussing the use of technology in reducing stunting, including an in-depth look... More
Webinar
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Online
This event is part of the Webinar Series: "Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context" produced by ANH Academy and African Nutrition Society. The Upper Manya Krobo District (UMKD) is an underserved rural district in the Eastern Region of Ghana with high rates of anemia (66%) and stunting (17%) among young children under 5 years of age and women of child-bearing age (48% are anemic). Poor nutrition contributes to about... More
Webinar
Thursday, March 22, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, June 28, 2018 (All day)
Online
The Core Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) Skills for Supply Chain, Finance, & ICT Staff training supports knowledgeable operations staff in delivering cash and voucher programs. The course focuses on the differences in requirements of the delivery modalities, the implications to operations, and how best to support and coordinate with program staff. The course was developed by Fritz Institute, in collaboration with the Cash Learning... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
FHI 360 - Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Having the knowledge you need to do your job is critical to improving global health and development outcomes. But having the tools to help you apply that knowledge is just as crucial. The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project is sponsoring a hands-on workshop for mid-level managers and program staff to train them on essential knowledge management (KM) tools and approaches.  In this half-day workshop, attendees will pre-register for a... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 22, 2018 (All day)
Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Convened annually by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, Global Agricultural Development Institute, the symposium on global agriculture and food security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community's progress on addressing the problem of food insecurity.  Learn more and register here. 
Technical Learning
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
IFPRI, 1201 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 and Online
Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will that mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration - including the movement of goods, investment, people, and acknowledge - and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. This seventh annual report also provides perspective on the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017 and highlights challenges... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
IFC Building - Room L 103, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20433
We are pleased to invite you to the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA) workshop on defining professional farmer organizations. The workshop will introduce participants to the International Workshop Agreement (IWA) process to develop the global definition for professional farmer organizations. Additionally, the current thinking on the core capacities that define a professional farmer organization will be presented.  As the global... More
Technical Learning
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chemonics, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and Online
When a farmer makes decisions about what to plant, when to plant and how to care for her crop, her observations regarding weather and climate from the past year are not necessarily a good indication of what is likely to happen this year. Climate services such as seasonal climate forecasts connected to crop simulation models or other types of decision support approaches (e.g. participatory roundtables) adapted to the farmer's specific context... More
Webinar
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Online
Over the last five years, Mercy Corps has led an agency-wide initiative to operationalize a resilience approach to its development and humanitarian work. As part of this initiative, Mercy Corps developed the Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS), a methodology to help development practitioners apply resilience thinking to strategy and program design. Mercy Corps designed the STRESS process to help practitioners understand how complex systems... More
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am
Online
Many policymakers and program managers rely on food availability data referring to the national or household level. While important, these data are not sufficient to assess the nutritional adequacy of the diet among different population groups, such as adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, small children, adult men, etc. Individual food consumption data are being collected in many countries, including low and middle income countries.... More
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Online
The BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters) program invites you to a joint webinar "Users and Producers of CIS in sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring Roles and Needs" hosted by BRACED and the USAID Learning Agenda for Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa. This webinar will address two key emerging issues in the field of climate information services (CIS): 1) what we know and don't know about the users of CIS and... More
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Online
Forest foods are widely consumed by forest dependent communities. Given their rich nutrient content, they have potential to contribute to food and nutrition security. Join ANH Academy and the African Nutrition Society in this fifth session of the "Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context" webinar series that explores critical links between agriculture, livelihoods, health and individual and household nutrition in... More
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Online
Malnutrition is a leading cause of many health problems across the globe, yet current funding is insufficient to address the problem. Securing adequate funding requires understanding how much funding has already been allocated to nutrition and how much and where the funding gaps are. Guided by the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, nearly 50 countries, have embarked on nutrition resource tracking designed to determine available funding and... More
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
Improving staple crop production is widely viewed as crucial for increasing food security and reducing poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, smallholder households in SSA who cultivate maize and other grains face two majo post-harvest challenges. First, pests cause post-harvest loss of up to 30 percent during storage, resulting in the household having less grain to sell and consume later in the year. Second, grain prices are almost... More
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Online
Despite global improvements in malnutrition and under-five mortality child Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) continues to be an ongoing and alarming problem in post-emergency and protracted crises. The Feinstein International Center recently released a discussion and related briefing paper on the scope of the problem, its drivers, and strategies for moving forward.  Join USAID's Center for Resilience and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts... More

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