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Jan 20, 2021 | Volume 11, Issue 6

In this issue:

Media of the Week
The FSN Network is excited to announce the launch of our new blog on Medium! The blog will feature insights and learnings from food security practitioners, and also let you catch up on events you might have missed.
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Featured Announcement

Charting the Way Forward: Gathering Stakeholder Priorities for the REAL Associate Award


Photo of woman farming in the PhillipinesIt has come to our attention that the link to the REAL survey in this morning’s newsletter is not working. Please use this link to learn more about the REAL Award’s survey to gather stakeholder priorities related to resilience programming.

The REAL Award is seeking your input on challenges and priorities related to resilience programming.

The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and provides an opportunity for you to share your ideas and insights on frontier issues in resilience analysis, as well as the type and format of resilience evidence, technical guidance, and other learning resources that would be most helpful to you in your current role.

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Photo Credit: Save the Children

Featured Opportunity

Request for Applications: Pathogens Pathway Study for Children under two years old in Northwestern Kenya


Photo of a man with camelsPRO-WASH is pleased to announce the release of this Request for Applications (RFA), which will fund one award up to $200,000 USD for a study period of up to eight months beginning in early 2021.

This RFA is designed to provide innovative, context-specific research on strategies for interrupting fecal-oral transmission and reduce overall environmental contamination for the Nawiri (Mercy Corps) Resilience Food Security Activity in Northwestern Kenya.

Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on Friday, February 5, 2021. Applications (to include proposal and detailed budget) must be submitted electronically to prowash@savechildren.org. Questions? Email PRO-WASH before the open comment and question period ends on 5 PM ET on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Photo Credit: SPIR RFSA / World Vision International

Featured Event

Local Means Local: New Tools for Strengthening Community-Led Development
The Hunger Project | January 27, 2021 | 8:00 - 10:45 AM ET | Online


Photo of a doctor with a patientThe Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) has conducted the first-ever assessment of the state of community-led development (CLD) programming, unpacking the current practices of CLD in 176 programs across 65 countries.

Funded by IDEAL's Small Grants Program, MLCD's webinar will share the findings of this research and launch new collaboratively developed tools to assess and improve locally-led development programming. 

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Photo Credit: Tom Merilion/Save The Children

Featured Resource

Spotlight Series on Climate Services for Agriculture in Africa


resource thumbnailThe USAID-funded Learning Agenda for Climate Services in Sub-Saharan Africa produced a series of briefs on key policy and programming topics. This “spotlight series” synthesizes new and existing evidence, outlines recommendations about good policy and practice related to climate services, and offers insights on further research needed to foster continued learning and improvement. 
Photo Credit: Lucia Zoro / Save the Children

Upcoming Events


Lancet Series on Women’s & Children’s Health in Conflict Settings
The Partnership For Maternal, Newborn & Child Health | January 25, 2021 | Online

COVID-19 Data for Decision-Making: Activity Showcases - Middle East, North Africa & Asia
IDEAL | February 2, 2021 | Online

Key Health, Nutrition, and Agricultural Services in the Face of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Lessons Learned 
Feed the Future | February 3, 2021 | Online

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New Resources


The Unusual Suspect? The Private Sector in Knowledge Partnerships for Agricultural and Rural Development
Knowledge Management for Development Journal

Achieving High-Quality Social and Behavior Change: New Tools for Quality Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programming
USAID Advancing Nutrition

Exploring the Use and Appeal of Playpens to Protect Infants from Exposure to Animals, Animal Feces, and Dirt in Rural Ethiopia
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Funding & Other Opportunities


Request for Information (RFI): Research and Innovation for Sustainable, Evidence-based Nutrition (RISEN) | Deadline: January 31, 2021
USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has posted an RFI to inform the design of an anticipated procurement named Research and Innovation for Sustainable, Evidence-based Nutrition (RISEN). The RFI lays out a general set of challenges faced by USAID and its partners, followed by areas where information is sought. Responses will be used to develop a set of objectives that BHA wishes to achieve through the RISEN program.

Virtual Traning: Epidemiology and Modeling of Infectious Diseases in the Humanitarian Setting | Deadline: January 31, 2021
The goal of this training is to equip participants with foundational infectious disease epidemiology and modeling concepts and basic skills to interpret common data that is available for humanitarian emergencies. Designed for NGO leadership, program managers, and technical advisors, this training will include 2 hours of online, self-paced video modules, and approximately 6 hours of live training, over the course of 2 weeks. 

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