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Early Warning in Ebola Contexts: Approaches, Lessons, and Next Steps in West Africa (and Beyond)

2 June 2016

On Thursday, June 2, from 9-10 a.m., the PLEW Interest Group hosted a presentation on the early warning approaches FEWS NET has applied in Ebola contexts, lessons that have surfaced from this work, and next steps as FEWS NET continues monitoring in post-Ebola contexts.

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Webinar on the New Sampling Guide for Beneficiary-Based Surveys for Select Feed the Future Agricultural Annual Monitoring Indicators

24 May 2016

In a webinar on May 24, Diana Stukel (FANTA/FHI 360) and Anne Swindale (USAID/BFS) introduced a new sampling guide and calculator. The presenters discussed scenarios under which periodic beneficiary-based surveys are appropriate and highlighted a few of the approaches suggested in the guide. A live demonstration of the calculator was provided.

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“What’s in a Name?” FANTA’s Mary Packard Presenting

22 April 2016

FANTA Technical Advisor Mary Packard was one of several experts who spoke on social behavior change and communication (SBCC) during a webinar held Wednesday, April 27. Hosted by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the two-hour webinar aimed to improve global understanding of SBCC terms, approaches, and common processes.

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CORE Group Webinar on Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women, April 13

13 April 2016

A CORE Group webinar on April 13 provided an overview of the new FANTA- and FAO-supported indicator guide: “Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement.” Mary Arimond, one of the guide authors, presented the background/rationale for food group diversity indicators, the contents of the new guide, and the uses and limitations of the new indicator.

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