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Past Technical Learning Events

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
Technical Learning
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 24, 2018 (All day)
Kigali, Rwanda
The SEEP Network is delighted to host SG2018: The Power of Savings Groups in collaboration with Conference partners. SG2018 will offer a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in supporting Savings Groups - including VSLAs, SHGs, indigenous savings groups, and other forms of community-based microfinance - worldwide. In this pursuit, SEEP encourages greater use of a... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:45pm
The Conference Center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Catholic Relief Services, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the World Food Program USA invite you to participate in a half-day seminar on nutrition for school-age children, featuring two recent publications: Schools as a System to Improve School Nutrition and Disease Control Priorities 3, Volume 8, Child and Adolescent Health and Development.  Learn more and register here. 
Technical Learning
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Center for Global Development, 2055 L Street NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 and Online
In recent years, cash transfer programming (CTP) has emerged as one of the most significant innovations in international humanitarian assistance. The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) estimates that $2.8 billion was spent on cash and voucher programming in 2016, up 40% from 2015 and nearly double since 2014. Cash and voucher programming has demonstrated positive outcomes in addressing food security, access to education, healthcare, and economic... More
Technical Learning
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID are pleased to invite global development practitioners and researchers to participate in a public meeting on resilience measurement and analysis. The purpose of this public meeting is to share knowledge about theoretical and applied frameworks for resilience measurement and analysis and to identify opportunities to leverage U.S. university research capabilities to... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID are pleased to invite the food and agricultural research community, global development practitioners and donors, and U.S. Government interagency partners to participate in a public meeting on the evidence base on rural youth employment and livelihoods.  The purpose of the public meeting is to develop a shared understanding of rural labor markets and youth-specific... More
TOPS Event
Technical Learning
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Balcony Lounge, FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Knowledge Management Team of the TOPS Program hosted an informal discussion on the Role of Knowledge Management in Project Close Out. Our KM colleagues Jennifer Dahnke from QED, Peter Hobby from the KDAD project, and Aaron Buchsbaum from the World Bank shared their experiences.   Event Resources: Learning Online: A TOPS Quick Guide to Webinar Production by Yemisi Songo-Williams and Adrienne Todela from The TOPS Program KM Project Closeout... More
Technical Learning
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Save The Children, 899 North Capitol St NE #900, Washington, DC 20002
Join the Cash Learning Partnership for a Cash Working Group Meeting. For further details email kpinzon@cashlearning.org 
Technical Learning
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, April 26, 2018 (All day)
International Conference Center Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa 7735
Market Systems Symposium 2018's purpose is to provide the inspiration, capacity building, and connections you need to strengthen and transform your market systems development practice. Join EcoVentures International as they host leading experts, practitioners and donors from around the globe to move forward conservations that explore innovations in research and the application of market systems development strategies, through inspiring dialogues... More
Technical Learning
Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)
Bangabandhu International Convention Center, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and the MUCH Project are hosting a day-long olympiad to strengthen a national platform for youth and relevant stakeholders for knowledge sharing and to demonstrate the potentials of youth engagement in nutrition activities towards improving diets and addressing malnutrition. The event has a variety of entertaining and engaging activities lined up for youth participants such as street play,... More
Technical Learning
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chemonics International, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and Online
Nature provides ecological services such as clean air and water, biodiversity, and food. It can also help people adapt to weather and climate impacts - an idea known as "ecosystem-based adaptation" (EbA). Around the world, governments, development agencies, civil society, and local communities are increasingly adopting a range of conservation and natural resource management strategies that build up human resilience to climate hazards. Drawing on... More
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
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

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