Past Technical Learning Events

Technical Learning
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chemonics International, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and Online
Access to relevant climate services for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa has increased substantially over the years, yet uptake and integration in decision making remains highly variable. Many crop farmers, but fewer livestock farmers and pastoralists, with access to climate services act on the information. While estimates of the economic benefits of agricultural climate services are generally positive, uncertainty remains due largely to... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Hemisphere Room, Concourse Level, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
How can vulnerable households sustain an escape from poverty, weathering the ongoing and multiple shocks and stresses that they will face over their lifetimes? Poor and near-poor households and communities live in increasingly complex risk environments and are subject to a range of shocks and stresses that threaten their food security, nutrition and ability to sustainably escape poverty.  A series of mixed-method country case studies were... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue, Davenport and Dubuque Rooms, Des Moines, Iowa and Online
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) will convene a public meeting to explore opportunities and challenges for private sector engagement and market system linkages across the food system to advance nutrition outcomes. The meeting will examine public sector and private sector relationships at different points in the food system to improve the demand, availability, accessibility and affordability of high-quality... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Murrow/White/Lisagor Room, 13th Floor, Washington, DC and Online
As part of Feed the Future week 2018, a public meeting on the new Feed the Future will be held in Washington, D.C. and via live stream. This Feed the Future Learning Agenda will focus on eight areas: (1) Gender and women's empowerment, (2) Market systems, (3) Policy systems, (4) Nutrition, (5) Risk and resilience, (6) Youth, (7) Water and WASH and (8) Scaling technologies and practices.  Dr. Mark Keenum, BIFAD Chair, will preside over the... More
Technical Learning
Monday, September 3, 2018 (All day)
Can you relate to this video? We can. And we have a solution. The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network and the Digital Frontiers Institute are pleased to offer Digital Humanitarian Cash: Extreme Operations. This five-week course covers the fundamentals of digital cash transfers and cutting-edge topics like financial inclusion and digital identity.  Learn more and register here. 
Technical Learning
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Washington, DC
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is hosting the next US Cash Working Group Meeting.  Please contact Karen Pinzon,, for any inquiries.
Technical Learning
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Action Against Hunger NYC, One Whitehall Street, New York, New York 10004
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is pleased to invite you to discuss the latest learning on cash and gender with Karen Peachy, CaLP Interim Director. As a follow up to the Agenda for Collective Action, CaLP will soon be publishing a volume of recent practitioner papers from Concern Worldwide, WFP and UN Women on a variety issues including: a review of literature on gender and cash transfers; how cash transfers have beed used to support girl... More
Technical Learning
Monday, August 13, 2018 (All day) to Friday, August 17, 2018 (All day)
Washington, DC
This a 5-day face to face training on Core Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) skills for program staff hosted by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP). This course is structured around the project cycle and covers all of the key skills required to design, implement and monitor cash transfer programs. The course is focused on a technical/programmatic perspective, and incorporates examples and case studies from multiple sectors.  Course Aim: To... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Madison A&B on the Mezzanine Level, Washington, DC 20008 and Online
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID are pleased to invite Agricultural & Applied Economics Association members and other interested individuals to engage in a dialogue and provide feedback on a new study that is being commissioned by BIFAD and USAID. This study will analyze US benefits and capabilities leveraged from strategic USAID investments in developing country agriculture and food security.... More
Technical Learning
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) will be presenting this session at the Humentum Annual Conference. Cash transfer programming (CTP) in emergency response is growing - and shaking up the way aid organizations do business. From increasing engagement with financial service providers to affecting fiduciary risks and inter-agency collaboration, CTP has challenged the ways organizations traditionally deliver assistance. A number of NGOs - as well... More
Technical Learning
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Project Concern International, 1140 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036
Join Project Concern International as they host Dr. Ramesh Chandra Panda, a member of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) of India. The NNM strives to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies, and Dr. Panda's contribution to the Mission is policy formulation, program implementation, institution building, and organizational reforms at the district, state, and federal levels. He is in the US speaking about... More
TOPS Event
Technical Learning
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
The Commodity Quality Feedback Loop is a mechanism for Food for Peace (FFP)-awardee field offices to document and report potential issues with the quality of food aid commodities after receipt overseas. FFP uses these reports to identify potential problems and issues that may require future monitoring and/or a response. During this event, participants learned about the steps for reporting a commodity quality incident, which will help FFP provide... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (All day)
Washington, DC
This is a 1-day face to face training course on the fundamentals of cash transfer programming hosted by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).  This session 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:... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building, Northwest Rotunda, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
How can the international development community come together to make market systems more resilient? Join USAID, the Food Economy Group, and Chemonics as they engage in a roundtable discussion about the intersection of resilience and market systems. Led by Greg Collins, director of USAID's Center for Resilience, our panel of experts will present perspectives developed through their research and writing on ways in which resilience can be assessed... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
USAID Office of Food for Peace-funded Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Project led by faculty at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and its partners will convene a 'Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit' in Washington, DC on June 27-28, 2018. The Evidence Summit will serve as a forum to synthesize the current state of research on food assistance for nutrition, facilitate dialogue on key policy and program-... More
TOPS Event
Technical Learning
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
USAID/FFP, 555 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
USAID's Office of Food for Peace and The TOPS Program hosted the World Food Program (WFP) as they presented on a new application called SCOPE CODA (Conditional OnDemand Assistance). SCOPE CODA merges identity management with program management to register, track and manage individuals who are treated for acute malnutrition through CMAM (Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition) programming. Building upon WFP's existing beneficiary... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (All day)
Hotel Soleil La Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala
This year's edition of the Cracking the Nut conference will focus on encouraging the uptake of new technologies for agriculture and access to finance, in a way that promotes resilience. Connexus Corporation is working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB0, USAID, Feed the Future, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Chemonics International to organize a two-day learning event and technology fair, which will highlight the broad range of... More
Technical Learning
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:00pm to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814
Humanitarian and development programming and policy can no longer be separate.  According to the United Nations, the protracted nature of humanitarian action is the new normal. Crises around the world have forced 65 million people from their homes, with displacement lasting 17 years on average. Populations in a perpetual state of emergency are significantly more prone to infectious disease and other serious but preventable health complications... More
Technical Learning
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Jubilee Lecture Theater, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK and Online
Sustainable food systems are a pressing and undisputed goal - but what barriers are preventing the vision from becoming a reality, and how can they be overcome? How can underlying power dynamics underpinning the current food system be confronted? What are the viable pathways away from industrial agriculture and its associated problems towards diverse agricultural systems, and what does it take to set them in motion?  Hosted by the International... More
Technical Learning
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Hemispheres Room, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
Impact evaluations help attribute outcomes to a development intervention, which can be an elusive connection. Feed the Future is excited to showcase findings from its recently completed impact evaluation that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity, equity, and food security in Tajikistan. The findings are of broad interest to anyone working in agricultural development, nutrition, women's empowerment... More