All Past Events

TOPS Event
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Alison Mildon, registered dietitian and doctoral student at the University of Toronto, presented the results from research conducted by the University of Toronto on the use of mobile phones to support improved infant and young child feeding in low- and middle-income countries.  Implications for projects and areas for further research were shared for audience discussion.  Event Materials: List of Resources
Monday, November 20, 2017 (All day) to Friday, November 24, 2017 (All day)
Bangkok, Thailand
This unique 4½ day workshop will bring together experienced results measurement practitioners to share lessons learned, solve common problems, exchange practical approaches to address identified challenges and build a supportive network.  It will be designed based on challenges, issues and cases identified by participants and will prioritize interaction and peer learning.  Participants will have opportunities to share specific problems,... More
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Food aid programs are often used in places where undernutrition is a major public health challenge. The USAID-funded Food Aid Quality Review Phase III (FAQR), implemented through Tufts University, has been conducting interviews with development, nutrition, and health practitioners working on USAID-funded programs that use food aid. In these interviews, FAQR asked: Does the mix of available food aid products meet programming needs? Is guidance on... More
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Alliance to End Hunger, 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20024
In recent years, the concept of agroforestry - including 'forest gardens' - has gained increased attention in the food security and agricultural development communities. Integrating trees into agriculture can prevent erosion, maintain soil health, and improve livelihoods through bolstering resilience. While applications of these techniques are impressive, both challenges and opportunities for growth remain.  The Alliance to End Hunger, Trees for... More
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Resilience capacity is a crucial facet of development - and can be measured across sectors, beyond the indicators of wealth and agricultural productivity. Resilience can be effectively measured by assessing a variety of admissions, including social capital, women's empowerment, governance, markets, and systems. How does the inter-sectoral nature of resilience translate into the work done by NGOs during program implementation? How do we... More
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Washington, DC
The findings of the 2017 Survey of the Afghan People shed light on the crucial roles women play in Afghan society and provide comparative data on women's and men's attitudes towards women's rights, gender equality, the economy, the national mood, and security issues in Afghanistan. The results of the Asia Foundation's 13th annual public opinion survey are based on face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of more than 10,... More
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Center for Global Development - 5th Floor, 2055 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to 'empower women economically' have replaced efforts to 'increase women's productivity an incomes.' But how can we actually measure 'economic empowerment'? Last November, the Center for Global Development (CGD), in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized a panel discussion on possible measures and issues. Since then, new... More
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
FHI 360 - Greeley Hall, 3rd Floor, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Join mSTAR and USAID for a deep look into the digital gender divide and how data can shape project approaches. The event will feature the newly released Gender & ICT Survey Toolkit.  This is an invite-only event, registrants will receive a message in the days after registration confirming their attendance.  For questions, email Register here. 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
Incredible progress has been made in measuring household resilience to the impacts of natural disasters and other crises. This has been achieved through efforts to monitor recovery post shock (e.g. post-earthquake Nepal, post-typhoon Philippines, complex emergencies in Somalia, etc.) as well as prospective holistic assessments to understand the dynamic social, ecological and economic systems within which communities operate and how they are... More
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Join Agrilinks as they look into how strengthening civil society furthers the U.S. Government's Global Food Security Strategy goals by enhancing local capacity and promoting stakeholder engagement and ownership. Strengthening Civil Society's Role in Development: A Handbook for Engagement outlines four practices to advance development through greater participation, inclusion, transparency, accountability and sustainability. Find out how Lutheran... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
The USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and TANGO International hosted a stakeholder workshop and webinar for Market-Based Emergency Food Assistance Program implementing partner staff.  TANGO presented the main findings from their review of FFP's Market-Based Emergency Food Assistance Programs, with examples from seven country case studies, including: DRC, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Jordan/Turkey as part of the Syria... More
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 9, 2017 (All day)
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
In 2017 – for the first time – the SUN Movement Global Gathering will take place in a SUN Country – Côte d’Ivoire. Abidjan will welcome members of the SUN Movement and host proceedings to share their inspirational progress and encourage global collaboration in the fight against malnutrition. The SUN Global Gathering brings together all SUN Government Focal Points and representatives of their partners from civil society, donors, United Nations... More
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy and the Africa Nutrition Society invite early career researchers to discuss research methodologies, metrics and policy implications of studies that seek to better understand, measure and analyze these linkages. The series is designed to foster meaningful, innovative and international peer-to-peer conversations by utilizing the global ANH Academy research network and ANS membership. This webinar... More
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Washington, DC
Join The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies' Climate Change and Agriculture Seminar Series as they host Dr. Ben Zaitchik to speak on Water, Food, and Energy in the Eastern Nile Basin. Register here.  Contact Haley Swartz at with any questions. 
Stakeholder Consultation
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, October 26, 2017 (All day)
1776 Eye Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20006
USAID and the Joint UN Environment/OCHA Unit would like to announce the upcoming stakeholder workshop, on October 25-26, 2017,  in Washington DC, as part of the multi-stakeholder initiative for “Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action”. This initiative is a joint venture between USAID with the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit, UNHCR, Swedish Civil Defence Organization (MSB), WWF and IUCN. The workshop will bring together... More
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (All day)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Save the date for Women's World Banking Making Finance Work for Women bi-annual Summit from October 24-25, 2017 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Please join the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management for a webinar on using neem as a botanical pesticide in IPM programs and the potential for farmers and entrepreneurs to develop local neem-based biopesticides. Neem trees are ubiqui- tous in Asia, Africa, and Central America, and their seeds and leaves contain natural insecticidal properties, making it a safe and highly effective botanical pesticide. The presenters... More
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Des Moines, Iowa and online
For those of you participating in the upcoming World Food Prize Meetings in Des Moines, Iowa – either remotely or in person – we encourage you to join a side event entitled Building an Evidence Base for Resilience Programming under the USG Global Food Security Strategy: Bridging the Gap Between Humanitarian and Development Assistance. The meeting is hosted by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), an advisory... More
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
This webinar will explore the use of project case-studies to illustrate how storytelling can be used in the family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) context to engage local community members as storytellers and advocates; challenge unhealthy gender norms; and promote the adoption of healthy, gender equitable behaviors and policies. Register here.
Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (All day)
Holiday Inn, 1900 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209
The course is designed to provide the tools and skills every organization needs to win a USAID grant. The three-day course will take participants through every step of the process: capture management; advanced preparation and research; identifying grant opportunities (USAID Business Forecast and AID Yellow Book), analyzing various USAID solicitations; drafting technical and cost applications; and responding to discussion questions with USAID.... More