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April 28, 2021 | Volume 11, Issue 21

In this issue:

Media of the Week
Read part four in the FSN Network blog series on emerging evidence and lessons on the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach. This blog explores how activities reassessed and adapted interventions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Featured Announcement

Request for Applications: USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) Resilience Food Security Activity in Haiti


Photo of humanitarian workersUSAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Request for Applications (RFA) for a Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in Haiti. The RFA addresses the pertinent questions received during the comments period for the subject RFA when it was still a draft. 

Applications are due by Friday, June 25, 2021, 11:59 am EDT. Please do not wait until the last day to submit applications. BHA will work toward an expedient decision and will inform successful applicants of its decision. 

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Photo Credit: Guy Hubbard / Save the Children

Featured Opportunity

Call for Submissions: Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event


Photo of a man with camelsIDEAL invites implementing partners to submit content for the upcoming Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event happening from June 21-24, 2021.   

To learn more about this call for submissions, you can now access the recording of our Information Session and download our FAQ document. To submit a session, you must fill out the appropriate submission form linked on our webpage by Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT. Any additional questions? Contact us at learningevent@fsnnetwork.org.

Registration for this event is now open! Click here to register for the event and create an account with Whova, our event platform.

Photo Credit: Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children

Featured Event

WHA74 Virtual Stakeholder Listening Session
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) | May 13, 2021 | Online


Photo of a man with camelsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—charged with leading the U.S. delegation to the 74th World Health Assembly—will hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM EDT. The Listening Session will be held virtually.

Registration is required for the event. Please send your full name, email address, and organization to OGA.RSVP@hhs.gov to register. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, April 29, 2021. 

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Photo Credit: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Save the Children

Featured Resource

Participant Financial Analysis for Resilience Food Security Activities


resource thumbnailThis technical guidance aims to help implementing partners (IPs) conduct Participant Financial Analysis of on-farm and off-farm livelihood interventions as part of Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSAs).

The purpose of this guidance is to be a reference manual for activity designers in understanding the Participant Financial Analysis requirements as part of their application submissions, as well as suggestions for additional considerations, best practices, and tips to ensure consistency and quality. This technical guidance also includes sample calculations, which can be used as a template.

Upcoming Events


Early Warning and Resilience Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
SCALE & PRO-WASH | April 29, 2021 | Online

Market Systems Symposium 2021
EcoVentures International | May 10 - 20, 2021 | Online

Building Resilience through Women's Groups: A Discussion of why Psychosocial Factors are Critical for their Success
REAL | May 11, 2021 | Online

New Resources for IYCF Programming – Updated Image Bank
USAID Advancing Nutrition | May 11, 2021 | Online

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New Resources


Rapid Resilience Learning Brief: Role of Markets in Strengthening Social Resilience Capacities in Northeast Nigeria
REAL

MARKit: Market Monitoring, Analysis and Response Kit (2nd Edition 2020)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Protecting Development Gains: The Crisis Modifier in Mercy Corps’ Ethiopia Programs
Mercy Corps

Rural Sanitation and Climate Change: Putting Ideas into Practice
The Sanitation Learning Hub

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Funding & Other Opportunities


Research Opportunity: Sustainability and Resilience of Multiple-Use Water Systems in USAID Title II Countries Deadline: April 29, 2021
The USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded PRO-WASH and SCALE awards are collaborating to fund and manage a new $200,000 operational research activity on Multiple-Use Water Systems (MUS) in 2021-2022. The funds will be awarded to a research entity to carry out studies or assessments on a MUS-related intervention, in partnership with a program partner. Using this survey, feedback from stakeholders will help design the request for applications (RFA) for this research and to identify potential programs with whom this research could take place.

Draft FY 2021 International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Request for Applications (RFA) | Deadline: May 22, 2021
USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance is pleased to announce the release of the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Request for Applications (RFA) for the global transportation, delivery, and distribution of shelf-stable pre-packaged food commodities. Please note that BHA is not requesting the submission of grant applications at this time. All comments on the FY 2021 Draft IFRP RFA are due by May 22, 2021, at 12:00 pm (EDT). BHA advises not to wait until the last day to submit your consolidated comments and inquiries. 

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