Upcoming Events

Photo: Amialya Durairaj, Save the Children (left); Shelia Jackson, Save the Children (middle), and The TOPS Program (right).

The TOPS Program holds frequent events that are open to the food security and nutrition community. Featured events organized or funded by TOPS are provided below. A broader list of industry-wide events, including past events, can be found on the FSN Network events page.

Realize: Gender Equity and Diversity for Social and Behavioral Change

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (Ends at 1:00pm ET)

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: The TOPS Program and CARE International are pleased to announce an expanded Gender Equity and Diversity for Social and Behavioral Change capacity-building workshop. The workshop will increase your own understanding of gender equity and diversity and help you to promote lasting change with your teams and in partnership with communities. 

To learn more and register, please visit the FSN Network.

The Commodity Management Toolkit Launch

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Save the Children, 899 North Capitol St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Description: The Commodity Management (CM) Toolkit is a one-stop operational reference guide for commodity management practitioners. It consists of two integrated components: a set of interactive process flow map and a collection of 147 tools. The CM Toolkit explains the complex process of commodity management in simple, easy-to-understand steps. It can be used as a training primer for new staff who are learning the basics of commodity management as well as a useful reference for those more familiar with CM.

To learn more and register, please visit the FSN Network.

Evidence in Agriculture: Information Constraints to Technology Adoption

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002

Description: How and when does information influence a farmer's input decisions? What are the potential barriers to farmers learning and how can we best address those constraints? Are you interested in hearing answers to these questions? Join The TOPS Program and Kyle Murphy from ATAI for an overview of emerging insights from the Randomized Control Trial (RCT) literature on information constraints to agricultural technology adoption among smallholder farmers in the developing world. 

To learn more, please visit the FSN Network.


Training Workshop - Planning for Qualitative Research for Nutrition

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW – 8th Floor, Washington DC 20009
Description: Programs with a goal of improving nutritional status can benefit from thoughtful qualitative research. Staff of nutrition-specific programs often know that an understanding of the many determinants of current dietary and child-feeding practices would enhance the effectiveness of their program but may have limited time and resources to carry out extensive qualitative research. This workshop will describe the steps for improved planning within these constraints to meet program needs while also building staff capacity for conducting qualitative research.  

To learn more, please visit the FSN Network.


Breastfeeding Seminar - Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in the Field
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00am to Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:30pm
Location: Embassy Suites Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Description: The TOPS Program, along with USAID Food for Peace, is hosting a Breastfeeding Seminar that will bring together those who provide technical assistance to USAID Food for Peace-funded programming in the field, along with other key stakeholders. Key objectives will be to: Review actions at the global level to protect, promote and support breastfeeding; Reflect upon breastfeeding practices in Food for Peace-targeted countries over the past two decades and identify key challenges; and, Learn from innovative practices in the field. 
A draft agenda will be available soon!

To learn more, please visit the FSN Network.