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TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Learn, Adapt, Apply

Event Details
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, July 11, 2014 - 5:00pm
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

**Click here for meeting resources!**

This gathering of practitioners and donors will spotlight activities that improve responses and processes for lasting successes in food security.

Meeting Description:

Participants will:

- Learn to develop and carry out planning and implementing tools to strengthen technical capacity.

- Gain expertise in building stronger, more adaptable processes for food security programming.

- Provide input to shape resilience strategies.

- Discuss how to incorporate knowledge management activities into everyday tasks.

Be both the student and teacher as you exchange ideas with implementers, donors and experts. Sharing and gaining knowledge is a powerful tool through which we can help more children and households benefit from the US Government's commitment to end hunger.


Registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available starting at 8am on Thursday, July 10.


$50/person (includes all sessions, as well as breakfast and lunch both days)

*The meeting is free for USAID employees and meeting presenters.


Click here for the most updated draft agenda. *Subject to Change*

Thursday, July 10 | 9:00am - 5:30pm (breakfast & registration from 8 - 9am)

Friday, July 11 | 9:00am - 5:15pm (breakfast & registration from 8 - 9am)

Featuring Keynote Speaker Nancy Lindborg, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)

There will be 3 session topic areas:

  • Learn - Focused on knowledge management, with topics around communities of practices and learning agendas.
  • Adapt - Focused on the latest in resilience, including mobile technology and more. 
  • Apply - Focused on technical areas, with topics around SBC/gender, agriculture, and environmental enteropathy.

Sessions will include:

  • Food for Peace Strategy Update: A Consultation Session
  • Theory of Change: What Does It Mean for Implementers and How Does It Apply to Title II Programming?
  • Formative Investigation to Design Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition Programming
  • Where's the Money? Budgeting for Environmental Safeguards in Food Assistance
  • From Science to Practice: The Intersection of WASH, Environmental Enteric Disfunction, and Nutrition
  • Communities of Practice: How Linking Development Practitioners Is Transforming Food Security Programming
  • From Gender Analysis to Barrier Analysis and Beyond
  • Evidence Base and Measurement of Resilience
  • Mobile Technology: Exploring Applications for Food Security and Nutrition Programming
  • Saving Lives and Killing Pests: Fumigation and Protection of Warehoused Food Aid Commodities


The Meeting will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037. Click here for directions.

The hotel is conveniently located near the Dupont Circle (Red Line) and Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange Lines) Metro stops. Click here for Metro information.

Hotel Reservations:

The special room rate is no longer available, but you can still book a room at the regular rate at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel. Click here for more information.

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