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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
IFPRI, 1201 Eye Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005 and Online
The Hunger Project and IFPRI would like to invite you to this youth-led event that will feature a multigenerational dialogue about the urgent challenges in expanding opportunities in agriculture for today's youth, with questions put to high-level experts. What are the best practices that will foster youth buy-in to agriculture? How is globalized communication affecting youth goals? Can youth leadership and cross-sectoral partnerships be... More
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
International Rescue Committee (IRC), 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168-1289
Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) will introduce you to the fundamentals of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) and will help you to begin understanding it. No knowledge of CTP is required to do this course, so if you are a complete beginner don't worry, you are in the right place! By the end of the course, you'll be able to: defined cash transfer programming, including key terminology and definitions, and... More
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chemonics International, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and Online
In recent decades, arid and semi-arid rangelands in the Horn of Africa have experienced the effects of two related threats: 1) increasingly frequent and severe droughts amplified by climate change, and 2) outbreaks of conflict among pastoralist groups whose access to natural resources has been squeezed by population growth, land development, administrative boundaries, rangeland degradation, and erratic and extreme weather. Development... More
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Online
Another ongoing and severe drought in East Africa has reopened debates on the viability of pastoralism, alternative livelihoods, and ways to support resilience. The Feinstein International Center has been studying these issues for more than 20 years and has documented changes over time in a synthesis report and briefing paper.  Join researchers from Feinstein, Emory University, and the Institute for Development Studies for a preview of this... More
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Online
Much of the focus of resiliencce research and programming has focused on natural or environmental hazards, oftentimes overlooking the effects of conflict. The Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University invites you to join researchers and humanitarian practitioners for a discussion about how and why resilience building in this conflict settings is different. The panels will reflect on... More
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 and Online
The seminar will share the results of an assessment of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Marketplace for Nutritious Foods. Presenters from GAIN will provide context for the program, which works with small and medium enterprises to bring affordable nutritious food to market, and highlight challenges and achievements in measuring the impact of its programming after four years of operation in Kenya, Rwanda, and Mozambique. A seminar... More
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Online
IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. It consists of four annual rounds of 5-6 Fellowships each year. Round 1 and Round 2 are no closed and Round 3 is in progress. Round 4 is currently open for applications - full proposals are... More
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Hemisphere Room, Concourse Level, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
Research institutions around the world are developing products to address some of agriculture's most pressing challenges, from weed-resistant seeds to pest-fighting hermetic storage bags. But how can researchers work with the private sector to make sure that products meet the real needs of farmers, and are commerically viable in the market? Join Agrilinks as they host this seminar that will present insights from a new report from the Feed the... More
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Extension and advisory services are powerful means to enable smallholder farmers in breaking the cycle of low productivity, vulnerability and poverty. By providing farmers with knowledge and tools about modern agricultural practices and linking them to new technology, finance and market solutions, extension can be a critical force for ending hunger, achieving gender equality and promoting decent work and economic growth.  The Feed the Future's... More
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Online
The webinars invite early career researchers from across the ANH Academy and ANS membership 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.  Learn more and register here. 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
PATH, 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20001
Join PATH as they share their experiences and lessons learned from implementing and evaluating community-based approaches to reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and inequitable gender norms. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Achieving the goals of sustained poverty reduction, nutritional security, and elimination of hunger requires careful consideration of cross-cutting issues such as climate resilience, gender, and nutrition. However, integrating these complex and nuanced cross-cutting issues into development programming remains a challenge. IFPRI's Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) is supporting the Bureau for Food Security at... More
Monday, December 4, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (All day)
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433
We find ourselves amid the greatest information and communications revolution in human history and must take advantage of this rapid technological change to make the world more prosperous and inclusive. With youth being the early adopters and the most active users of Information and Communication technologies, their participation is essential in expanding the reach of technology and fulfilling the transformative potential of the digital... More
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Online
Effectively using data for decision-making and program planning can significantly bolster program outcomes and effectiveness. Food for Peace (FFP) encourages all Development Food Security partners to proactively utilize data in planning and implementing their programs.     FFP and FANTA will co-facilitate a webinar on November 30th from 8:00am-9:30am Eastern Standard Time (EST) to discuss different approaches to data use. The webinar will... More
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Online
Transform Nutrition is a consortium of five international research and development partners funded by the UK Department for International Development. It’s aim is to help stakeholders in the most-affected countries – policy-makers, civil society and business leaders – to use quality research to address undernutrition. Two researchers who, as part of the Transform Nutrition consortium, have carried out research on different aspects of... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Online
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
Online
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

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