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Past TOPS Events

TOPS Event
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Online
FSN Network's Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Task Force would like to invite members and newcomers to the next task force meeting. The meeting will be online via Adobe Connect at 10am ET on November 17, 2016. An agenda is forthcoming. Please contact Abby Love (alove@mercycorps.org) if you have any questions.
TOPS Event
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Monrovia, Liberia
USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP), in collaboration with The TOPS Program, will be conducting a learning event on measurement of emergency programs. The workshop aims to: Provide a forum for participants to share experiences and expertise with one another through facilitated exchange lessons, ideas, and tools for measurement. Provide USAID field staff with information needed to plan and provide support to the emergency teams. Provide input... More
TOPS Event
Monday, November 14, 2016 (All day) to Friday, November 18, 2016 (All day)
Baltimore, Maryland
The TOPS Program hosted a Theory of Change (TOC) training at the offices of Catholic Relief Services. The 5-day session, designed and taught by TANGO International, was a hands-on, highly participatory course that took participants through the process of developing a TOC, and explored how to use a TOC in each stage of the program cycle. The TOC workshop is designed for practitioners involved with FFP-funded development programs. We seek... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Online
FSN Network's Knowledge Management Task Force reflected on its summer series on online engagement, the TOPS/FSN Network 2016 Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, and also presented two tools for task force recommendation.  Meeting Recording  Meeting Notes 2016 Summer Series on Online Engagement  2016 TOPS/FSN Network Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting in Kampala, Uganda Two Tools for Recommendation: Community Video for... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Online
Hello Resilience Task Force Members,   Please join us online on Thursday, November 10 between 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST for our next Resilience Task Force meeting. You can join online here: https://coregroup.adobeconnect.com/resilience/   We look forward to speaking with you! Please don’t hesitate to contact Mia Durairaj (adurairaj@savechildren.org) with any questions.
TOPS Event
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:30am to 10:00am
New York Conference Room, Save the Children, 899 North Capitol St. NE, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20002
Please join the Monitoring & Evaluation Task Force at our next meeting on Thursday, November 10 from 8:30am-10:00am ET, at Save the Children in the New York Conference Room and online via Adobe Connect. In person participation is encouraged for those of you in and near Washington, DC. Muffins and coffee will be provided as a lure! Remote participants, please use this link to access the meeting on Adobe Connect. Please email Laurie Starr (... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
FSN Network's Nutrition Task Force would like to invite members and newcomers to the next task force meeting. The meeting will serve as a brainstorm session for an event to be hosted by the TOPS Program as a follow-on to the Breastfeeding Symposium hosted by USAID and FANTA for World Breastfeeding Week.  This is both an in-person and online event. Please RSVP (and note whether you will participate in person or remotely) by Wednesday, November 2... More
TOPS Event
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Vista Room, Washington, DC 20009
What do we know so far about what strengthens households’ and communities’ resilience to severe drought, floods and other climate-related shocks and stressors? What are the latest advancements in measuring resilience and evaluating program’s impacts on it? What are the implications of what we have learned so far for policies and programs aimed at strengthening resilience in contexts experiencing recurrent crises?   This TOPS Program-sponsored... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
ADRA Offices, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
FSN Network's Commodity Management Task Force would like to invite members and newcomers to the next task force meeting. Additional information including the meeting agenda and call-in information for remote participation will be sent out closer to the meeting.
TOPS Event
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
SEIU Conference Center: 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Event Overview The TOPS Program and SPRING hosted a one-day learning event on nutrition-sensitive agricultural value chains in Washington, DC. The purpose of the event was to: Increase knowledge sharing, collaboration, and learning between nutrition-sensitive agriculture practitioners; Increase awareness of nutrition-sensitive value chain approaches other practitioners are taking in their agricultural programs; and Familiarize participants with... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program hosted a consultation meeting on indicators for FFP's new 2016-2025 Food Assistance and Food Security Strategy.  The purpose of the consultation was for FFP to gain input from partners implementing FFP-funded development and emergency programs on indicators that will accompany the new strategy's results framework. Participants' input is... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol St. NE, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20002
USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program are pleased to invite you to a consultation meeting on indicators for FFP's new 2016-2025 Food Assistance and Food Security Strategy.  The consultative meeting on indicators is scheduled for Wednesday October 5, 2016 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM at Save the Children’s office, 899 North Capitol St. NE, Ste. 900, Washington, DC. A registration form... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
1313 L Street NW, Lower Level Auditorium, Washington, DC 20005
The TOPS Program and International Medical Corps invite you to a learning meeting to share information from Barrier Analysis Assessments conducted in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey focused on the Syrian refugees in these countries. In addition, we will share information on The Cost of the Diet assessment conducted in Azraq camp, a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. Register here. This event will be In-Person and Online, and online access will be... More
TOPS Event
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
Speke Resort Munyonyo, 94 Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
The TOPS Program is pleased to announce a Theory of Change Workshop the week after the TOPS/FSN Network East and Southern Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting. The workshop is designed for program designers and M&E specialists, particularly those who are involved with FFP-funded development programs. The four-day session, designed and taught by TANGO International, is a hands-on, highly participatory course that takes participants... More
TOPS Event
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Speke Resort Munyonyo, 94 Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
The TOPS Program's Commodity Management Team and The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) will organize a one-day training on multi-modality Response Analysis. The objective of this training is to build capacity of humanitarian logisticians and other operational leaders to support response analysis and its institutionalization within their agencies. The sessions will cover essential information requirements for response options analysis and engage... More
TOPS Event
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Speke Resort Munyonyo, 94 Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
Video is a powerful mechanism for increasing awareness, educating, and motivating changes in behavior. In the development setting, video narratives can inform donors of why a pilot project is needed or educate colleagues about a successful program so it can be replicated. Likewise, field-produced videos can teach and encourage behaviors to locals such as proper hand washing, exclusive breastfeeding, or climate-smart irrigation techniques. The... More
TOPS Event
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Jinja, Uganda
The TOPS Program's Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Team will host a one-day field visit to Busaino Fruits with Patrick Kiirya. The field visit will continue the conversation started during the "Strengthening Farmer Resilience to a Changing Climate" session at the TOPS/FSN Network East and Southern Africa Knowledge Sharing Meeting. Busaino Fruits is a farm in Jinja, Uganda implementing a variety of sustainable agriculture practices to... More
TOPS Event
TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 8:30am to Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
Speke Resort Munyonyo, 94 Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
Meeting Description: At our Knowledge Sharing Meetings, the connections you make are as substantial as the knowledge you gain. Every session you attend, from energizing plenaries to intimate lunch tables, encourages active participation and engagement with your peers. Take advantage of frequent exchanges with colleagues from around the world and across the food security and nutrition spectrum as you learn firsthand what works and what doesn’t,... More
TOPS Event
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Speke Resort Munyonyo, 94 Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
The TOPS Program's Social and Behavioral Change Team will introduce participants to the  "Make Me a Change Agent" (MMCA) training manual. The lessons in the MMCA manual are designed to build the skills of community-level workers, such as community development agents, community health workers and agriculture extension agents, to be more effective behavior change promoters in their communities. There are a limited number of spaces available for... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002
The TOPS Program along with the Tufts University Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR), with support from the USAID Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), are organizing a half-day session to update the food security community on the findings from a multi-country, multisectoral review of food aid commodities and their uses in programming (FAQR Phase II). The research team will present results of ongoing field trials of commodities used in MCHN programs... More

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