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July 6, 2022 | Volume 12, Issue 16
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Did you miss an event from IDEAL's Knowledge Sharing Series on Humanitarian-Development-Peace coherence? Watch previous session recordings in this playlist!
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Featured Announcement

External Comment Period: USAID Draft Humanitarian Action Policy
Deadline: July 8, 2022

A woman holding cash assistance in her hand, her face is not in the photo.The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the external comment period for its draft Humanitarian Action Policy. Through July 8, 2022, the Agency is inviting all interested stakeholders to review and provide feedback on the draft Policy. Please submit any feedback no later than 5:00 PM EST on July 8, 2022.

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Featured Resource

Stakeholder Consultation Report: Theories of Change in Resilience Food Security Activities 

A man wearing a cream vest points at a diagram on a yellow wall.Stakeholder consultations provide opportunities for implementing partners and BHA to engage on critical issues affecting food security programming and identify solutions together. Convened by IDEAL, a consultation on the use of “Theories of Change (TOCs) in Resilience Food Security Activities” was held in March 2022. This consultation sought to examine the strengths and challenges of using TOCs in implementation and work together toward recommendations that may improve overall effectiveness. Learn more and read the report below.

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Featured Event

FAO DIEM - Data in Emergencies Information System Showcase
FAO | July 7, 2022 | 8:30 - 10:30 AM ET | Online

A nutrition surveyer collects data, the view is over the subjects shoulder, looking at a brochure, with a tablet in the background.Join FAO’s Office of Emergencies and Resilience for a multistakeholder global event focusing on the Data in Emergencies (DIEM) information system. The event will explore the contribution of DIEM products and functionalities to decision-making in support of agricultural livelihoods in food crisis contexts. In addition to a tour of the DIEM Hub and global perspectives from USAID, Esri, and FAO, there will be a spotlight on country case studies showcasing different aspects of DIEM. Visit DIEM - Data in Emergencies information system to learn more and register below to attend.

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Featured Opportunity

Apply for Partnership: Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing

A man standing in front of a truck holding a tub of yogurtThe Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP), a partnership between USAID, TechnoServe, and Partners in Food Solutions, is seeking dynamic partnerships with food processing companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. AINFP provides technical assistance, expertise, and business advisory services to help African food processors grow their businesses, create jobs, increase the availability of nutritious food, and expand markets for local farmers. Learn more and apply below!

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Knowledge Sharing Series 2022

Data for Decision-Making in HDP Coherence
IDEAL | July 12-14, 2022 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

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From July 12-14, IDEAL's Knowledge Sharing Series on Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Coherence continues with sessions on Data for Decision-Making in HDP Coherence. Sessions under this thematic area will explore organizations’ experiences with context monitoring, resilience monitoring, crisis analytics, and local early warning approaches to produce useful information for improved and more timely program decision-making in crisis-affected areas. Learn more and register for sessions below!

July 12: Field-Based Monitoring Strategies for HDP Coherence
July 13: Data Requirements for HDP-Oriented Contingency Planning
July 14: Using Humanitarian Evaluations for Development Programs in HDP Coherence

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Upcoming Events

Are Healthy Diets Affordable? Using New Data on Retail Prices and Diet Costs to Guide Agricultural and Food Policy
IFPRI | July 15, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET | Online

Setting the Code of Ethics for Social and Behavior Change in the Private and Public Sectors
Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change | July 19, 2022 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM ET | Online

Russia’s War on Ukraine and Its Impacts on Global Resilience
ResilienceLinks | July 21, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:15 AM ET | Online

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New Resources

Developing A Learning Agenda
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Summary Brief: Interim Evaluation of the Budikadidi RFSA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Groundwater: The World’s Neglected Defence Against Climate Change

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