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Feb 3, 2021 | Volume 11, Issue 9

In this issue:

Media of the Week
Read part two in the FSN Network's blog mini-series on the emerging evidence and lessons on the ultra-poor graduation approach.
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Featured Announcement

Draft Request for Applications: Resilience Food Security Activity in Haiti

Photo of woman farming in the PhillipinesThe Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has released the draft Fiscal Year 2022 Request for Applications (RFA) for a Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in Haiti for review and comment. BHA is not requesting the submission of applications at this moment. All background and programmatic information for this solicitation can be found directly within the RFA and included attachments.

All comments and inquiries should be directed to Comments on the draft FY 2022 RFSA RFA for Haiti are due on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at noon (Eastern Standard Time).  

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Photo Credit: Ray-ginald Louissaint Jr / Save the Children

Featured Opportunity

Request for Applications: Qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation Program Improvement Award

Photo of a man with camelsIDEAL is inviting organizations engaged in emergency and non-emergency food and nutrition security activities to apply for a Qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation Program Improvement Award. This Request for Applications is soliciting applications that strengthen the capacity of USAID Title II implementers to incorporate qualitative analysis into monitoring and evaluation. For each grant, IDEAL will award no more than $100,000 US dollars for up to 12 months of implementation.

Questions on this RFA may be submitted in writing to before Friday, February 5, 2021, 5 PM ET. Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on Friday, March 5, 2021.

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Featured Event

Orientation to IDEAL’s Qualitative M&E Program Improvement Award Request for Applications
IDEAL | February 4, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

Photo of a doctor with a patientJoin IDEAL to learn about the Qualitative M&E Program Improvement Award RFA, the application process and selection criteria, and to better understand the former FFP (BHA) Policy and Guidance for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting for Development Food Security Activities V2.0 released in May 2020.

This webinar will provide participants with essential information about IDEAL’s Small Grant Program and an improved understanding of priority areas for qualitative monitoring and discrete studies.

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Photo Credit: Ben White - UK Creative

Featured Resource

Building Resilience through Self Help Groups: Evidence Review

resource thumbnailThis report synthesizes the state of knowledge on the linkages between psychosocial factors and resilience through the lens of Self Help Groups (SHGs).

The objective of the report is two-fold. First, it seeks to provide practitioners and researchers with a better understanding of what is already known about how psychosocial factors contribute to resilience through SHGs. Second, in synthesizing the state of knowledge on this topic, it highlights the gaps in the current evidence base to inform a learning agenda. 

Upcoming Events

Making Food systems Equitable: An African Dialogue on Gender & Food Systems
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | February 9, 2021 | Online

Applications of Finance in Global Health
USAID | February 11, 2021 | Online

Colorado WASH Symposium
University of Colorado Boulder | March 11 - 12, 2021 | Online

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New Resources

Prioritizing Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Behaviors
USAID Advancing Nutrition

Better Gender Outcomes in Food Assistance through Complementary and Multi-Modal Programing

SCALE Creative Adaptation Award: Voucher-Based Approach to Soap Distribution

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Funding & Other Opportunities

Request for Applications (RFA): Pathogens Pathway Study for Children under two years old in Northwestern Kenya | Deadline: February 5, 2021
PRO-WASH is calling on the WASH community to develop affordable, sustainable solutions to meet the WASH needs of the vulnerable populations assisted by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) programming. This request for applications is designed to provide 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. 

Gender Scholar Level 1 Certification in Rapid Gender Analysis | Deadline: February 15, 2021
Care International and the Geneva Learning Foundation (TGLF) invite applications for the Gender Scholar program for Level 1 certification in Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) open to gender specialists or generalists with an understanding of gender equality, humanitarian assessments, and analysis. This course develops RGA as a key capability for individuals – not only gender specialists – and organizations.

Job Opportunities

In case you missed it...

Access recordings and materials from past events below!

Local Means Local: New Tools for Strengthening Community-Led Development
The Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) | January 27, 2021 | Online

Digital Learning Workshop: Front-Line Practitioners
CARE | January 20, 2021 | Online

Planning for What's Next: Scenario Planning in Food Security Activities
IDEAL | December 1, 2020 | Online

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