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June 22, 2022 | Volume 12, Issue 15
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In this issue:

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Media of the Week
Watch the launch event of the Seed Emergency Response Tool, which allows stakeholders to make informed decisions about the choice and implementation of a seed security intervention.
Watch the Recording Here

Featured Resource

Savings and Solidarity in Crisis

Cover page for Savings and Solidarity in CrisisProduced by CARE through the IDEAL Small Grants Program, this research endorses sequencing cash and the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model, in line with the VSLA in Emergencies approach, and demonstrates an operational separation between VSLAs and cash integration should be ensured. It shows how financial services can play an important role in supporting social solidarity and building community resilience, demonstrating demand for these services when linked with cash transfers.

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Featured Event

Supporting Successful Transitions to Local Actors
IDEAL | June 23, 2022 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

Group of women under an umbrellaJoin IDEAL for the final session of the thematic area on Advancing Locally Led HDP Coherence as part of the Knowledge Sharing Series on Humanitarian-Development-Peace Coherence. This dynamic dialogue will explore how two Stopping As Success partners —Nuru in Kenya and Coffee for Peace in the Philippines— have enhanced local leadership in their context. Learn more and register to attend below!

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Photo Credit: Ganga Pyakurel / Save the Children

Featured Announcement

Inter-cluster Statement on Famine and Food Crises

Cover page for inter-cluster statement on Famine and Food CrisesHumanitarian needs are increasing rapidly, globally, across many countries. To prevent further deterioration, the Global Food Security, Health, Nutrition, and WASH Clusters are committed to working together, along with other sectors, national authorities, and resource partners, to deliver an efficient and effective humanitarian response. The four clusters are united in calling on all parties to work jointly and actively to avert the global hunger crisis, save lives, protect livelihoods, and build resilience. Read the joint statement below.

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Featured Opportunity

Expression of Interest: Operational Readiness Training Program for Major Disease Outbreak Response
Deadline: July 12, 2022

A group of masked people in a courtyard standing in front of hygiene kits and PPE in Kenya.READY is launching the next cohort of its successful Operational Readiness Training Program for Major Disease Outbreak Response, a collaborative training program for small international NGOs or large national NGOs. Over the course of several months, participating organizations will strengthen their operational capacity to respond to current and future major disease outbreaks in humanitarian settings through a blended and co-designed learning approach.

The training program will take place between October 2022 and February 2023. Specific training dates will be determined following the selection process. For more details visit READY's website, please contact with questions.

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Photo Credit: Mark Wahwai / Save the Children

Knowledge Sharing Series 2022

Data for Decision-Making in HDP Coherence
IDEAL | July 12-14, 2022 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

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From July 12-14, Knowledge Sharing Series sessions will explore organizations’ experiences with context monitoring, resilience monitoring, crisis analytics, and local early warning schemes to produce useful information for improved and more timely program decision-making in crisis-affected areas. Practitioners will discuss barriers to sharing this kind of information across humanitarian, development, and peace actors, and will consider the specific data and analytical tools required for more effective contingency planning for HDP coherence. Click below to learn more and register for sessions!

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Upcoming Events

Safe and Sustainable Food Systems – How Can We Get There?
ONE Conference | June 24, 2022 | 2:30 AM - 6:50 AM ET | Online

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 Launch
FAO | July 6, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET | Online

Field-Based Monitoring Strategies for HDP Coherence
IDEAL | July 12, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM ET | Online

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New Resources

Seed Emergency Response Tool: Guidance For Practitioners

Strengthening Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems

Food Systems Toolkit
USAID Advancing Nutrition

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Funding & Other Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Learning from Water Security and Resilience Activities in the Sahel
Deadline: July 6, 2022
PRO-WASH, in collaboration with TerresEauVie, is seeking a vendor to collaborate on knowledge gathering and research in ground-water-dependent catchments in drylands regions of Burkina Faso and Niger. The aim is to capture lessons learned on groundwater, water security, water governance, and water resilience, and generate and disseminate findings and recommendations to share with current and future programs. For more information please see here. Submissions are due in French or English by 5:00 PM ET on July 6, 2022. Applications must be submitted electronically to

Partnership Opportunity: WASH Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) #2 : Hygienic Behaviors and Environments
Within the theme of hygienic environments and social and behavior change, and working in collaboration with local implementing partners, USAID WASHPaLS #2 will conduct research on improving the hygienic environment, nudging handwashing behaviors in the home setting, and improving food hygiene. WASHPaLS #2 will provide funding for and lead research activities, while implementing partners will fund and support the interventions. Learn more about the opportunity here, interested parties must contact Gretchen Thompson by June 24, 2022.

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This newsletter is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Implementer-led Design, Evidence, Analysis, and Learning (IDEAL) Activity and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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