Food Security and Nutrition Network

Upcoming events

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day)
This course by QuailSprings Permaculture equips people working in international development and grassroots project with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms, and land with household agriculture production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound. This course... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Save the Children 899 N. Capitol Street NE Washington DC and Online
Come join your colleagues to discuss the Food for Peace 2016-2025 Strategy and what this means for the food security and nutrition implementing community. Brainstorm about what type of capacity strengthening may be needed to successfully implement under the new strategy. Key topics will include working toward sustainability, strengthening local systems, and how to best integrate gender/youth, social cohesion, and social accountability into our... More
TOPS Event
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
During this one-hour Journal Club, Kim Buttonow, Specialist for Social and Behavioral Change with the TOPS Program and Food for the Hungry, will discuss an evaluation of the REAL Fathers initiative, a program that addresses harmful child discipline in Northern Uganda. Violence against women and violence against children in Uganda are recognized as significant public health concerns. Exposure to violence at home as a child can increase the... More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433 and online
Mounting evidence confirms that gender-smart solutions in agribusiness can increase the sector’s productivity and profitability and lead to stronger, more integrated value chains. IFC will present the business case for gender in agribusiness and share key findings of two recent IFC publications that offer concrete examples and guidance on how companies can increase their profits and productivity by investing in women as part of their direct... More
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
SEIU, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Cash transfers and voucher programs have been used for many years in humanitarian work, but many organizations are just now beginning to understand how deeply these modalities affect how humanitarian organizations operate. Cash transfers and vouchers are changing how systems and the humanitarian architecture itself respond to disasters. Cash transfers and vouchers are changing how humanitarian organizations relate both to each other and to their... More
Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 3, 2017 (All day)
UC Davis Conference Center 550 Alumni Lane Davis, CA 95616
Join World Food Center in June for an engaging workshop discussing the role of fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition. The workshop is divided into three sessions looking at 1) Optimal Nutrition and the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables, 2) Improving the Availability of Fruits and Vegetables and, 3) Metrics to Evaluate and Improve Diet Quality. The objective of this workshop is provide recommendations for development strategies to improve... More
Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
Climate change is already having significant impact on agriculture production, threatening farmers’ livelihoods and ability to increase food production to meet a world population that will increase to over 9 billion people by 2050. Climate risks to cropping, livestock and fisheries, particularly in low-income countries where the capacity to respond is weak, need the full capabilities of the research, development and business communities to... More
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Policies can make a big impact on a country’s progress toward ending malnutrition, including both undernutrition and overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Responsibility for nutrition often falls across various government ministry lines, requiring a range of policies and involving multiple sectors and stakeholder platforms. Comprehensive policy action is urgently needed to address malnutrition in all its forms if... More
Thursday, June 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day)
Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
The InnovATE project is hosting a symposium, June 8-9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. that poses answers to the question: How do internal or external, national or institutional policies affect agricultural education and training (AET) systems in the developing world? It will focus on insights about policy environments for the development and strengthening of AET systems. We will bring together approximately 150 educators, international development... More
Thursday, June 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day)
Kathmandu, Nepal
We are pleased to invite you to this international event that will address the challenges in linking child’s health and early childhood development. Scientific studies and programmatic innovations will be presented gathering experts from all SAARC countries in order to share new findings and field experiences. The presentations and debates will focus on innovative approaches that contribute to improve children’s growth and development during the... More