Food Security and Nutrition Network

Upcoming events

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (All day) to Friday, January 20, 2017 (All day)
West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
The Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum is a new initiative designed to accelerate collaboration for the development of game-changing innovations addressing global food and nutrition security challenges. High-level industry experts will come together at Rothamsted Research in January 2017 to work collaboratively on cutting-edge solutions to issues spanning the entire agricultural ecosystem, from pre-farm gate to consumers’ plates. Register today to... More
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:30am to Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Lusaka, Zambia
How do we apply new knowledge and resources so extension services will provide more equitable support to both men and women farmers and contribute to improved nutrition? Does this question cause you to sit up and want to engage? Then read on because there is an upcoming opportunity to join us in Zambia in January 2017. This is not your average symposium. It’s three days of sharing past experiences, human-centered design, and innovations in... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, January 26, 2017 (All day)
Kansas State University
Project Concern International (PCI), in collaboration with TOPS and Kansas State University's (KSU) Department of Grain Science and Industry, will be hosting a 3-day Integrated Pest Management and Fumigation Safety Training. The purpose of the training is to: Familiarize participant with USAID's Program Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Fumigation Introduce Integrated Pest Management techniques for management of insects and vertebrate pests... More
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Online
Using an interactive webinar format, co-hosted by Agrilinks and Microlinks, speakers will discuss issues related to food safety, livestock production, animal source foods, human health and nutrition. We will look at approaches to improving food safety and quality through livestock production methods, processing and storage technologies, risk assessments, policy impacts, opportunities for the private sector and consumer education. Three... More
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PATH Washington, DC Office, 455 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Please join us in welcoming Paul Hewett as he gives an informal presentation of The Population Council’s NEEP-funded evaluation, “Enhanced evaluation of an educational nutritional curriculum among adolescent girls in Zambia.” This study—a randomized cluster evaluation of the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program in Zambia—includes weekly “safe-spaces” meetings in which girls interact with each other and work through guided lessons with a mentor.... More
Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Online
Recent health emergencies such as Ebola Virus Disease, Zika, and Yellow Fever illustrate that successful public health emergency programs include social and behavior change communication (SBCC). The SBCC approach to emergencies focuses on building coordination and resilience at in the health system and the community. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has developed a framework for which articulates how to leverage SBCC... More
Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
World Bank, 1818 H Street, Washington, DC
Integrating social protection and nutrition interventions can help support the development of human capital and well-being. However, synergies across these sectors do not come automatically. In collaboration with the Executive Director’s Office of the Russian Federation, SecureNutrition and the World Bank Safety Nets Global Solution Group invite you to a presentation by Harold Alderman, a Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI and an author of the... More
TOPS Event
Monday, January 30, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
The TOPS Program and the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) will host Kyle Murphy, Policy Manager of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel's Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to present on randomized evaluations, and hold a discussion on what makes them powerful and what lessons can be drawn from them. Please register to attend this event here. This event will be streamed online as well. The TOPS Program has recently been introduced to ATAI, a... More
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -
5:00am to 6:00am
Online
Join BEAM Exchange as they host a webinar on the role of local country networks in networking, coordinating, and building capacity of practitioner organizations and other market actors in implementing more effective market systems development strategies.  Please note that the webinar will start at 10 AM GMT.  Learn more and register here.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -
8:00am to 9:30am
Online
In Bangladesh, the National Micronutrient Survey (NMS) and BDHS 2011 have reported relatively high rates of anemia among several demographic groups. Yet, the surveys also showed that only a third of the anemia could be associated with iron deficiency. These lower levels of iron deficiency could be due to several other factors, such as iron in groundwater, genetic red blood cell disorders, and other micronutrient deficiencies. The low prevalence... More

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