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Feb 25, 2021 | Volume 11, Issue 12

Capacity Strengthening Opportunities

Explore upcoming workshops, trainings, and more


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Welcome to the first Special Edition FSN Network Newsletter specifically dedicated to capacity strengthening opportunities! These opportunities were collected through the food security and nutrition community, including contributions from IDEAL, PRO-WASH, SCALE, and other learning mechanisms, such as the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)

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Note: The FSN Network does not officially endorse or financially benefit from any of the opportunities featured in this newsletter. 


Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Online Trainings & Microlearning Videos
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) | Multiple Dates | Online | No Cost

CaLP’s Cash Learning Hub contains a variety of learning tools on the topic of CVA. There is a range of e-learning courses including "CVA – The Fundamentals," available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish as well as more specialized courses on data protection and why it’s so important to emergency and non-emergency work. Also, stay tuned for a Gender & CVA microlearning in Spanish coming soon.

Disaster & Refugee Response: Global Principles & Practice
Christian Health Service Corps | March 5 - 13, 2021 | Online | Cost: $300

This program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. 

Market Systems Development Course
DevLearn | April 5 - 30, 2021 | Online | Cost: £300

This DevLearn online training course will introduce the core concepts of market systems development and provide simple, practical tips to enable you to implement them in your context. Online training is cost-effective, interactive, and entertainingly delivered through videos, guided exercises, and group discussions. 

Making Agriculture Work for Food and Nutrition Security 2021
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation | May 17 - June 25, 2021 | Online | Cost: €4,600

This course explores the nutrition-sensitivity of agricultural policies and programs and focuses on which nutrition-sensitive agricultural pathways lead to food and nutrition security. The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation has many other courses you can explore on similar topics.

WASH Online Trainings
Mutiple Organizers | Multiple Dates | Online | Cost varies

Explore PRO-WASH's curated collection of online trainings targeting the global WASH community, which includes topics such as water quality and infrastructure, household water treatment, sanitation, social and behavior change, and more.

Graduate Professional Diploma Programme in Humanitarian WASH
IHE-Delft and UNICEF | Multiple Dates | Online | Cost: €213

IHE-Delft and UNICEF as the lead of the Global WASH Cluster, in cooperation with the Humanitarian Sector, aim to extend the provision of humanitarian WASH education by creating a Graduate Professional Diploma Programme (GPDP). This program in humanitarian WASH will educate professionals working in the fields of water, sanitation, and hygiene on the complexity of humanitarian settings.

Communities in Humanitarian Settings: COVID-19 Micro-Trainings
The READY Initiative | Multiple Dates | Online | No cost

The goal of the training package is to improve the capacity of NGOs to implement community-centered COVID-19 pandemic response approaches in humanitarian settings and increase awareness of how such approaches impact the overall response.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) DPro 
Humentum | Multiple Dates | Online | Cost varies

In this highly participatory online workshop, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to effectively design, plan, and manage MEAL systems for development and relief projects. Created by NGOs for NGOs, MEAL D Pro exists to improve MEAL skills across the humanitarian and development sector.

Seed System Security Assessment + Response | Multiple Dates | Online | No Cost

In this interactive course, you will learn how to conduct a Seed System Security Assessment (SSSA). Using scenarios from real SSSAs conducted in many crisis hotspots around the world, you will practice applying the SSSA process and tools to collect key data, decide if farming households are stressed (the demand side), and assess if seed markets are adequately functioning (the supply side).

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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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