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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:30am to Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
SEIU, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
The emergency funding stream of the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) has been expanding quite fast over the recent years. As such USAID is interested in developing a more harmonized monitoring and evaluation guidance. To jump start FFP's reflection on this issue, TOPS was requested to organize a series of EFSP learning events to facilitate an initial sharing of M&E experiences. The DC event is the second one following the 2016 West African... More
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
InterAction, 1400 16th St NW #210, Washington, DC 20036
The Open Data Policy Compliance Guide is a practitioners’ guide to interpreting and complying with USAID’s Open Data Policy. Developed by Project Concern International (PCI) using a micro grant from the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, this guide provides data management best practices, policy compliance information, a library of useful tools, and step-by-step procedures for submitting data to USAID’s Development... More

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Both Knowledge Management (KM) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) facilitate collaborative learning, and require intentionally working with others to be successful. These, and other similarities, have led to a growing need for sustained and coordinated collaboration between project-level KM and M&E functions; in order to achieve stronger program design and implementation that lead to better results. Volunteers from the TOPS Knowledge... More
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am
In this webinar, we will be discussing how interactive radio programming can be incorporated into food security and nutrition programs. Farm Radio International will present its communication for development approach (C4D) and will discuss its principles and main outcomes, as well as provide insights from our Innovation for Food Security Program Implementation in Mali project that was implemented in 2016-2017 and funded by a TOPS Small Grant.... 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
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
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 27, 2017 (All day)
Washington, DC
Whether you are new to the Care Groups (CG) approach or an experienced implementer this training on the Care Group model will be useful and thought provoking for practitioners with a wide range of experience. The three-day workshop is open to program staff and consultants and will build capacity in the design, training, implementation and monitoring of Care Group programs. For more information on the approach see: Care Groups: A Reference Guide... More

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