Upcoming Events

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.


Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save the Children, 899 North Capitol Street NE, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20002 and online


Join The TOPS Program and Becca Toole, Policy Associate of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel's Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to answer the question: How might credit constrain smallholder farmers' adoption of new technologies? We will discuss smallholder farmers' credit needs and why traditional microcredit does not always meet them and share results of rigorous research (funded by the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative) that tested tailored... More


TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Successes, Challenges, and the Way Forward: Seven Years of Community Building
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Join us for the final TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 19-20, 2017 in Washington, DC! As we look back over the past seven years of The TOPS Program, we look forward to engaging in productive discussions about our collective accomplishments and innovations, lessons learned, and ways in which the greater food security and nutrition community can keep advancing in the years to come. At TOPS/FSN Network... More

How to design a successful Training of Trainers certification
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
Training of Trainers is a great way to make an ongoing learning impact but it brings its own challenges – especially when it comes to scaling up, quality control and impact. Find out how to design a Training of Trainers certification that overcomes these challenges. Come and learn how to: Prepare thousands of facilitators to deliver a complex training program Deliver virtual training in the field that is adopted by the people you really want to... More


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