This Food for Thought (FFT) toolkit builds on the USAID Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework and the resources in the USAID CLA Lab, and it specifically targets emergency food security program (EFSP) teams. It provides detailed resources, guidance, templates, and advice on how to strengthen CLA skills and practices within emergency food security, as well as other programs. The FFT approach particularly focuses on the pause and reflect mechanism, because many programs transition from one phase to another without systematically integrating the learning acquired. The ‘pause’ creates the necessary space for learning to take place and to be documented and internalized — not only by the emergency program teams but also by the organization. This toolkit, therefore, is an important contribution to promoting culture change across agencies implementing emergency food security programs.
Watch the recording from the online dissemination event where Mercy Corps introduced the toolkit.
This toolkit was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).