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April 27, 2022 | Volume 12, Issue 11
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In this issue:

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Media of the Week
Watch this recording of PRO-WASH's Sanitation Quality Standards for Emergencies webinar to learn how these standards can help mitigate challenges of providing effective fecal sludge management during emergencies.
Watch the Recording Here

Featured Resource

Study of the Impacts of COVID-19 and Other Recent Shocks in Haiti

Cover page for the Study of the impact of COVID-19 and other recent shocks in Haiti report, featuring a man wearing a hat facing the camera.This study looks at the impact of recent shocks on poor households in three communes in Haiti, where the former Kore Lavi Development Food Assistance Project (DFAP) was implemented. Coordinated by the Implementer-Led Evaluation & Learning (IMPEL) award and funded by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, this mixed-methods study examines the capacities and strategies these households have used to mitigate challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent crises.

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Featured Event

Applying Adaptive Management to Livelihoods in Emergencies
SCALE | May 4, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

Residents of Baladweyne affected by the floods escaping on donkey cartJoin SCALE and IDEAL to hear the experiences of speakers from Uganda, Myanmar, and Burkina Faso who have unique perspectives on adaptive management for markets and livelihoods work in emergency contexts. This webinar will also introduce SCALE's briefs on adaptive management for livelihoods in emergencies, which provide a snapshot of the current literature on AM for livelihoods in emergency contexts and a stable of tools to help you get started. This webinar will be conducted in English with French interpretation.

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Photo Credit: Mohamed Osman Makaran 

Featured Announcement

Coming Soon: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Case Competition

Graphic for CLA case competition, featuring a red lightbulb graphic over a mapThe 2022 Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition will open on Monday, May 23. Share stories of strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management! Submissions will be capped at 80, so the time is now to start reflecting on your work over the past year. USAID Learning Lab is seeking stories of successes, struggles, and lessons learned along the way. All eligible cases will be published on USAID Learning Lab, and winners and finalists will be featured in blog posts and spotlighted on social media. Join the informational webinar on April 21 from 7:45 - 9:00 AM ET to learn more.

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Featured Opportunity

Cash, Voucher and In-Kind Specialized Assistance in Nutrition Programming Survey
Deadline: May 9, 2022

A vendor sells a young mother produce in a street market in KenyaUSAID Advancing Nutrition is conducting a survey to map cash, vouchers, and in-kind specialized food assistance targeting specific vulnerable groups. This survey seeks to gather information about current and recent (since 2019) cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and in-kind specialized food assistance programs which included complimentary nutrition activities and/or tracked nutrition outcomes in complex and cyclical emergency contexts. Please contact Karin Christianson, Technical Specialist, USAID Advancing Nutrition at with any questions.

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Photo Credit: Geoffrey Mwangi / USAID

Upcoming Events

Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Roles and Recommendations for NGOs and Implementers
CORE Group | May 4, 2022 | 11:00 - 12:30 PM ET | Online

Training of Trainers Workshop: Designing Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Activities
USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security and USAID Advancing Nutrition | May 25 - 27, 2022 | All Day | In-Person

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New Resources

How to Assess the Size of a Sanitation Market and Segment It

FAO Publications Catalogue 2022

Measuring Social and Behavior Change in Nutrition Programs: A Guide for Evaluators
USAID Advancing Nutrition

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Funding & Other Opportunities

Nominations Open: 2022 Annual Dory Storms & CORE Group Community Health Champion Awards
Deadline: June 10, 2022
The Dory Storms Child Survival Recognition Award recognizes a person (or persons) whose exceptional efforts have resulted in more effective child survival programming and increased impact in improving the health of the poorest in under-served communities. The CORE Group Community Health Champion Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a long-lasting and direct impact on improving the health and well-being of their community through their leadership, passion, and strategic vision for a better future. 

VALUE4HER Women Agripreneur of the Year Awards
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Applications are now open for the VALUE4HER Women Agripreneur of the Year Awards (WAYA) 2022! This award recognizes African female agripreneurs who have excelled in agricultural value chains and have demonstrated remarkable innovation in their business by having an impact on food security, climate resilience, and women and youth empowerment. WAYA recognizes established and emerging women and agripreneurs in three distinct categories, each awardee will receive a USD $20,000 cash prize.

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