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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
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
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
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 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
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
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