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December 21, 2022 | Volume 12, Issue 36
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Media of the Week
Listen to USAID and Agrilinks new podcast "USAID's Kitchen Sink: A Food Loss and Waste Podcast" to learn about the latest developments in global food loss and waste.
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The FSN Network News is taking a break over the holidays, we will see you again on January 11, 2023. Wishing all of our readers a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Featured Resource 

Market Based Programming Toolbox

The Market Based Programming wheel - the wheel is split into four sections in blue, orange, yellow, and green. At the center of the wheel is Organizational Readiness. The colored sections are Evaluation & Communication, Implementation, Learning and Adaptation, Programme Design, and Planning, Analysis, and AssessmentsDeveloped by the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Vikara Institute, the Market Based Programming Toolbox is a curated set of resources from many agencies for strengthening local markets to better serve the people who use them. It is designed to strengthen local markets to better serve the people who use them. The tools have been stripped back to the essentials to promote easy access by busy program staff, and are available in English, French, and Spanish.

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Featured Announcement

Reducing Inequalities for Food Security and Nutrition: HLPE-FSN Consultation on the V0 Draft of the Report
Deadline: January 10, 2023

A woman pours grains into a plastic bag, her face is not in the frame.The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) on Committee on World Food Security is seeking contributions to the ongoing online consultation on the V0 draft of the report "Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition". The results of this consultation will be used by the HLPE-FSN to further elaborate the report, which will then be submitted to peer review, before finalization and approval by the HLPE-FSN drafting team and the Steering Committee. 

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Featured Opportunity

J-PAL’s MENA Scholars Fellowship
Deadline: December 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

A medical professional wearing white gloves gestures toward a woman holding a small childThe MENA Scholars Fellowship creates a pathway for MENA region-based researchers to build skills and experience to design and conduct randomized evaluations of poverty reduction and social development policies and programs. Each Fellow will receive a USD$15,000 stipend over the two-year fellowship period, selected scholars will build networks, have access to mentorship from the J-PAL affiliate network, participate in a dedicated training program, and have the opportunity to contribute to a randomized evaluation with J-PAL MENA. For more information, please reach out to

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Upcoming Events

Americas Regional Launch of the SEADS Standards
International Food Policy Research Institute | January 26, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET | Online

2023 Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide Training of Trainers Workshop
USAID | February 1-3, 2022 | All-day | In-person

5th Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Global Resilience Partnership | March 1-3, 2022 | All-day | In-person

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New Resources

Baseline Evaluation of the Amalima Loko Resilience Food Security Activity in Zimbabwe

Resilience in the Sahel-Enhanced Initiative Impact Evaluation: Endline Survey Report

Integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in WASH and IWRM: A Quick Guide for Practitioners

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