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Past TOPS Events

TOPS Event
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:00am
ADRA, 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
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 and Online
FSN Network's M&E Task Force will hold a general meeting in September. All are welcome to attend. This event is both In-Person and Online. If you will be participating remotely, access here at the time of the meeting.
TOPS Event
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Online via Adobe Connect
Does the thought of starting an online community keep you awake at night? Do you spend endless hours cajoling (and we mean stalking) members of your existing virtual community 'to engage'? When called in to a Senior Management Team Meeting to share the depth of engagement and return on investment (gulp!) of your online community, do you run screaming for the nearest airport? If any of the above sound vaguely familiar: never fear, help is near!... More
TOPS Event
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 8:30am to Friday, August 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
This 5-day workshop will provide training on the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) framework, including an opportunity to conduct and analyze data from a mock Barrier Analysis. This training will primarily use this resource: Designing for Behavior Change:  For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Health and Nutrition. This workshop gives programs managers the skills and tools to apply a behavioral approach to designing food security... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Online via Adobe Connect
Does the thought of starting an online community keep you awake at night? Do you spend endless hours cajoling (and we mean stalking) members of your existing virtual community 'to engage'? When called in to a Senior Management Team Meeting to share the depth of engagement and return on investment (gulp!) of your online community, do you run screaming for the nearest airport? If any of the above sound vaguely familiar: never fear, help is near!... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002
ARR season is upon us! The TOPS Program and USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) are hosting a full-day workshop to help your project teams enhance the quality of the ARR narrative. This workshop is specifically designed for staff who draft, or review the draft, or directly oversee the quality and submission of ARR narratives. In this highly participatory workshop, participants will start by exploring strengths and weaknesses of existing ARRs... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Online via Adobe Connect
FSN Network's Knowledge Management Task Force is hosting a 3-part Summer Series that taps into the collective wisdom of sector experts to bring you industry knowledge and experience on creating and measuring successful online engagement. The kick-off session, “Let’s Talk Online Engagement”, introduced the audience to the fundamentals of online engagement. What is it? Why is it important? Where do we start? And how do we keep it running? Led by... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900 - Rhode Island Conference Room, Washington, DC 20002 and Conference Line
The FSN Network's Resilience Task Force would like to invite everyone to its task force meeting.  In-person attendance is encouraged; remote participation will be possible.  For remote participation, call in to the TOPS Program's conference line: Conference Line Number: (866) 386-4210 Conference Line Code: 3537515470
TOPS Event
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 AND Online via Adobe Connect
The TOPS Program hosted TANGO International's Tim Frankenberger as he presented research conducted to review the resilience conceptual and measurement frameworks that are used in rural Asian settings to see if they are applicable in urban settings. Event Resources: Event Recording  Event Presentation Should Resilience be Conceptualized and Measured Differently in Asian Rural and Urban Contexts?   Speaker: Tim Frankenberger is the President and... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 AND Online via Adobe Connect
The TOPS Program hosted a stakeholder consultation for the PVO community and FFP to discuss ways to improve the Pipeline and Resource Estimate Proposal (PREP) guidance document and the PREP processes. Event Resources: Event Recording  Event Report        
TOPS Event
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Dakar, Senegal
This 7-day workshop (with a rest day on Sunday, July 17) will provide a thorough training on the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) framework, including all the basics of conducting a Barrier Analysis. This training will use these resources: Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Health and Nutrition and A Practical Guide to Barrier Analysis. This workshop gives field staff and program managers the skills... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Online via Adobe Connect
CORE Group's Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Working Group and the FSN Network SBC Task Force would like to invite everyone to a webinar presentation for the Make Me a Change Agent (MMCA) Manual. The lessons in MMCA seek to build the skills of community-level workers, such as community development agents, community health workers, and agriculture extension agents, so that they can be more effective behavior change promoters in their communities... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002
This is a meeting of the Commodity Management Task Force of the FSN Network.  Global Task Forces enable members from around the world to directly contribute their expertise in development and adaptation of crucial information, tools, and methods that are responsive to stakeholder needs. Membership in a Task Force needs to be approved by the Task Force Chair. All are welcome! If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please e-mail... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
SEIU, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
The TOPS Program, in partnership with CaLP (The Cash Learning Partnership), hosted a one-day training on multi-modality Response Analysis. The objective of this training was to build capacity of humanitarian logisticians and other operational leaders to support response analysis and its institutionalization within their agencies. The sessions covered essential information requirements for response options analysis and engage participants in... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Online via Adobe Connect
The FSN Network's Knowledge Management Task Force hosted Feed the Future's Enabling Environment for Food Security Project to share key findings and lessons learned during the development of the project's multi-year knowledge strategy, which was developed to guide how the project integrates KM approaches and tools to improve the enabling environment for food security. The strategy paid particular attention to: Growing the evidence and knowledge... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Online
Access the meeting here. Global Task Forces enable members from around the world to directly contribute their expertise in development and adaptation of crucial information, tools, and methods that are responsive to stakeholder needs. Membership in a Task Force needs to be approved by the Task Force Chair. If interested in joining the group, contact Andrea Mottram, Senior Agriculture Specialist  of the TOPS Program,amottram@hq.... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002 AND Online via Adobe Connect
FSN Network's Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Task Force is hosting a group meeting. Meeting Agenda: Task Force Discussion What are best practices in linking the project theory of change to M&E systems? The TF members will brainstorm gaps in existing guidance. What are the M&E implications of Refine and Implement? How do M&E teams prepare for this new program design? Updates and Announcements Please email Laurie Starr, Senior... More
TOPS Event
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW #2, Washington, DC 20009 AND Online via Adobe Connect
The Project-Level Early Warning Interest Group hosted Famine Early Warning Systems Network’s (FEWS NET’s) Deputy Decision Support Advisor, Brenda Lazarus for a presentation on Early Warning in Ebola Contexts: Approaches, Lessons, and Next Steps in West Africa (and Beyond). The event discussed the early warning approaches FEWS NET has applied in Ebola contexts, and shared lessons that have surfaced from this work and potetial next steps as FEWS... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Online via Adobe Connect
Ashley Aakesson, Social and Behavior Change Communication Technical Advisor at The SPRING Project with The Manoff Group, reviewed the resource: Formative Research - A Guide to Support the Collection and Analysis of Qualitative Data for Integrated Maternal and Child Nutrition Program Planning which is up for possible recommendation by the task force. Afterwards, Gillian McKay, Health Advisor at GOAL and a PhD candidate at the London School of... More
TOPS Event
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002
HELVETAS and The TOPS Program co-hosted a roundtable session that explored how higher levels of sustainability, efficiency and trust can be achieved in a context where citizens and communities have lost trust in politics, in their governments, and in water sector institutions. In developming countries, it is estimated that corruption raises the price of connecting a household to a water network by up to 30%. Climate change and the increasing... More

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