Past TOPS Events

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TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 4, 2018 (All day)
The Athenee Hotel, 61 Wireless Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Meeting Description The 2018 TOPS/FSN Network Asia Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Food Security Resilience at the Intersection of Development and Emergency brings together development and emergency implementers, academics and donors to share food security and nutrition innovations, emerging topics, promising practices and lessons learned.  The three-day Knowledge Sharing Meeting gives participants the opportunity to engage in interactive... More
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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
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Join us for this TOPS Program workshop and learn all about Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 standards require that all materials on U.S. Government websites, including award documents funded by USAID or other USG agencies, reports, videos, and other materials, be made accessible to people with disabilities. If you work on a U.S. Government-funded award that is producing any kind of online materials - this workshop is... More
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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
TOPS Event
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Online
Has your organization ever considered starting up a small grants program? Do you know how to write a winning proposal for a small grant? What even is a small grants program in the first place? Based on lessons learned from its Small Grants Program, TOPS hosted an interactive webinar aimed at 1) organizations interested in implementing a small grants programs as a grantor, and/or 2) organizations looking to apply for and manage a small grant. The... More
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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
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Technical Learning
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 27, 2018 (All day)
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
Are you experiencing Assumption Agony? Running from Rationales? Is your head spinning with regard to the presentation of recommended TOC narrative content? You are not alone...and TOPS is here to help! The TOPS Program recently conducted four demand-driven Theory of Change refresher sessions between April 24th and 27th. Participants from 21 organizations in three continents identified areas needing clarification on the FFP/TOPS TOC checklist ... 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
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
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Online
The demand for gender analysis consultants is growing.  Earlier this year, TOPS distributed a survey to consultants and implementing partners to find out what each is seeking and where gaps exist in the gender analysis process.  During this one hour webinar, we summarized the survey results and shared resources to bridge the connection between consultants and implementing partners of Food For Peace development programs.  Participants had the... More
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
At this FSN Network Resilience Task Force Meeting (RTF), participants shared experience in resilience M&E at the project/activity level. Members shared tools their various organizations developed, adopted, or adapted to assess the effectiveness of interventions at the project level. These tools, some of which are still under development, are primarily intended for field teams, and for projects that may have limited resources and/or limited... More
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save the Children 899 N Capitol St NE #900, Washington, DC, 20002 & online
What can resilience analysis tell us about nutritional deviance? With support from the USAID-funded REAL Award through The TOPS Program, TANGO International will present the findings from their deep dive analysis into the correlates of nutritional deviance (contrasts between well-nourished and malnourished children) from two large household surveys, one in Burkina Faso and Niger (RISE) and another in northern Kenya (REGAL). The analysis, showing... More
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Stakeholder Consultation
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
As an accompaniment to Food for Peace (FFP) Request for Applications (RFAs), FFP produces a number of analytical and design documents intended to assist applicants in designing development food security activities. These documents include, but are not limited to, the FFP Technical Reference Chapters, country specific information, market analyses, country desk reviews and environmental fact sheets. Although the future of Title II funding for... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online
The FSN Network Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) Task Force held an online meeting to review the newly completed resource: REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity, and introduced a Formative Research Planning Guide that the group has been developing.  Meeting Recording
TOPS Event
Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 4, 2017 (All day)
Online
USAID and partners, with assistance from The TOPS Program, hosted a World Breastfeeding Week 2017 Webinar Series! Each webinar ran from 9-10 AM EST. Scroll down to see the list of webinars, or click on any webinar title below to be taken to its description as well as any available presentation materials or recordings. Day 1: Barriers to Breastfeeding: Findings from a Systematic Review of Practices in 20 Countries | Day 2: Working Together to... More
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TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Meeting Description: Join us for the final TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 19-20, 2017 in Washington, DC! As we look back over the past seven years of The TOPS Program, we look forward to engaging in productive discussions about our collective accomplishments and innovations, lessons learned, and ways in which the greater food security and nutrition community can keep advancing in the years to come. At TOPS/FSN Network... More
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
Training of Trainers is a great way to make an ongoing learning impact but it brings its own challenges – especially when it comes to scaling up, quality control and impact. Find out how to design a Training of Trainers certification that overcomes these challenges. Come and learn how to: Prepare thousands of facilitators to deliver a complex training program Deliver virtual training in the field that is adopted by the people you really want to... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Online
This webinar will discuss a study conducted to assess the sustainability of Care Group Model (CGM) in Sofala province of Mozambique.  The objective of this research was to (1) evaluate the long-term impact of the use of CGM as a health promotion strategy, (2) measure sustainability of health gains, and (3) provide evidence-based recommendations for the scientific community, funders, and implementers who want to replicate the model or components... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Online
In this webinar, we will be discussing how interactive radio programming can be incorporated into food security and nutrition programs. Farm Radio International will present its communication for development approach (C4D) and will discuss its principles and main outcomes, as well as provide insights from our Innovation for Food Security Program Implementation in Mali project that was implemented in 2016-2017 and funded by a TOPS Small Grant.... More
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Stakeholder Consultation
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:15pm
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) hosted a stakeholder consultation with The TOPS Program on July 6, 2017, in order to take a deeper look at FFP indicators and what challenges and opportunities they bring. This stakeholder consultation covered topics that resulted from interviews with FSN Network Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Task Force members, as well as other M&E professionals in the community. The three main topics were: The... More

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