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March 31, 2021 | Volume 11, Issue 16

In this issue:

Media of the Week
Read PRO-WASH's blog for World Water Day 2021 on what a year of COVID has taught us about the value of water. Available in English and French!
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Featured Announcement

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition

Photo of woman farming in the PhillipinesThe USAID Learning Lab is pleased to announce the annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition, which captures real-life examples of USAID staff and partners using CLA approaches to achieve better development outcomes.

The 2021 CLA Case Competition opens on Monday, April 5th, and closes after the first 80 submissions are received or on Friday, May 21st at 5:00 pm EDT (based on which comes sooner). You can learn more by attending the 2021 CLA Case Competition Submission Webinar on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT.

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Featured Opportunity

Survey: Sustainability and Resilience of Multiple-Use Water Systems (MUS) in USAID Title II Countries

Photo of a man with camelsThe USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded PRO-WASH and SCALE Awards are collaborating to fund and manage a new operational research activity on Multiple-Use Water Systems (MUS) in 2021-2022.

SCALE and PRO-WASH encourage stakeholders to provide their feedback using this survey to help them design a request for applications (RFA) for research into MUS and to identify potential programs with whom this research could take place. The survey is open until April 21, 2021.

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Featured Event

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

Photo of a doctor with a patientThis webinar will share innovative advances in two projects focusing on early warning, climate change, resilience and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two projects, one in East Africa and the other in Southern Africa, are as follows:
  • The Joint Emergency Operation Plan (JEOP) Early Warning System in Ethiopia is primarily an emergency food relief mechanism and includes weekly field-level data collection.
  • Mzansi Amanzi is a satellite-based national water resource status monitoring and reporting capability in South Africa.
This webinar will be offered in both French and English and is jointly hosted by SCALE and PRO-WASH as part of their collaboration on sustainable agriculture and integrated water resources management.

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Featured Resource

Data Responsibility Toolkit: A Guide for CVA Practitioners

resource thumbnailCaLP's new toolkit offers a range of ways to work data responsibility into program planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning activities. The toolkit offers a "gold standard" to which organizations should aspire and identifies both legal and ethical implications that we should be mindful of in our treatment of data.

This updated toolkit builds on ELAN’s widely-used 2016 Data Starter Kit, which was one of the first resources providing orientation on data privacy and security in humanitarian work.  


Upcoming Events

Innovations in Extending Social Protection to Rural Populations: Perspectives for a Common FAO and ILO Approach
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) | April 1, 2021 | Online

Weaving Together WASH and WRM: Scaling Successful Approaches
The Millennium Water Alliance and The Nature Conservancy | April 15, 2021 | Online 

Operation and Maintenance of WASH Infrastructure Webinar Series
PRO-WASH | April 6 and April 20, 2021 | Online

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New Resources

Lessons Learned: Adapting WASH Activities to Respond to COVID-19

A Guide and Cheat Sheet for Resilience Food Security Activities: How to Engage Youth in Alternative Livelihoods

What Does It Take To Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Outcomes? Lessons from Six Ex-Post Evaluations

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Funding & Other Opportunities

Call for Proposals: Innovation for Sustainable and Resilient Agri-food and Territorial Development in Latin America and the CaribbeanDeadline: April 9, 2021
FONTAGRO is launching this call in order to identify the best project proposals whose results will generate concrete evidence of how to promote sustainable and resilient agri-food and territorial development through the addition of value to local agri-food chains in LAC. The aim is to co-finance initiatives whose potential impact will demonstrably improve the life quality of families while promoting the development of sustainable and resilient agri-food and territorial models

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Promoting Public Health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East Deadline: July 1, 2021
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences, develops the capacity of local organizations, and addresses a particular problem or question in the field.

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