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Gender and Resilience Workshop in Washington, D.C. on November 3

On Tuesday, November 3 staff from TOPS and TANGO International will host a Gender and Resilience Workshop in Washington, DC.  Participants will be given an overview of resilience capacities (absorptive, adaptive, and transformative) through a gender lens and will then have a chance to further examine the impacts through case studies looking at strategies, activities, and indicators.   Participation is limited. We ask that you only register if you will attend the entire day as group work is involved. There is no cost to attend. No financial resources are available to support attendance.   Register here.

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Call for gender-sensitive social and behavior change for nutrition resources

Do you work in the fields of nutrition and food security? Have you successfully integrated gender-sensitive social and behavior change (SBC) activities into your projects/programs in order to improve nutrition outcomes for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under two during the 1,000 day window of opportunity? If so, we welcome your input!

We are looking for resources and tools that have helped you and your team to design, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive SBC programming to improve nutrition outcomes for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under two. Please share any evidence-based guidelines, tools, manuals and published articles that been particularly useful for you and your team. We also welcome your suggestions about useful websites.

Please send any resources/tools to Megan Ivankovich at mivankovich@wi-her.org by Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Relevant resources will be compiled into a USAID Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS)-funded technical guide to be released in April 2015. More details about the guide and other materials will be coming soon.


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Training Opportunity: Designing for Behavior Change in Agriculture and Gender

The TOPS (Technical and Operational Performance Support) program is hosting a five-day Designing for Behavior Change in Agriculture and Gender training in Washington, D.C., November 3-7.

The Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) framework helps practitioners to identify behavioral determinants and create a behavior change strategy in their programs. This training will equip participants to utilize the entire DBC framework. There is no cost to attend the training.

Learn more and register by Oct. 8 for the training here.