Welcome to our June Newsletter!
In the month that marks the third UN World Food Safety Day, celebrated on 7 June, our monthly newsletter focuses on nutrition security and the obstacles to achieving it, especially during shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Global hunger has been falling for decades, but it is now rising again in several countries, along with socio-economic inequalities. At the same time, global food prices are surging to the highest levels in a decade.
Social protection systems are vital to protect the most vulnerable and address risks, including food insecurity. Seeking to inspire reflections and solutions for this complex issue, we have prepared a selection of publications, webinars, and multimedia content. Enjoy your reading! And don’t forget to answer our annual satisfaction survey, so we can make sure to keep tailoring the platform to your needs.
Upcoming Webinars
Africa’s VISION to expand social protection and build forward better from COVID-19
African Union | APSP | HelpAge International | WIEGO | Save the Children | FES | ILO

15 June
14:00 (GMT+3)
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Linking humanitarian cash and social protection – ECHO’s vision and practical examples from Somalia and Jordan

17 June
08:00 (GMT -4)
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Increased Resilience in the face of Covid-19: RCT results from the Graduation Program Emprendiendo una Vida Mejor in Honduras
SPEC | Fundación Capital | IDB | Government of Honduras | UNIANDES

29 June
09:00 (GMT-6)
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School Feeding Programmes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific

01 July
11:00 (GMT+2)
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Past Webinar
Linking social protection, agriculture and food security and nutrition: diversifying production and diets

15 October 2020

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Dreaming of a Life Free from Hunger and Poverty
by BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI)
Sustainable Food Security: Food Access
Wageningen University & Research

Learn about food supply and food security in this e-course. You will explore how key actors at household, local, national, and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food. You will also learn what it takes to provide access to a safe and nutritious food supply every day. Course materials are free, but you must pay a fee to receive a certificate.
Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan for Food Security and Agriculture Programmes

This course has the objective of supporting countries and regions in planning the information needs for monitoring, pilotage, and evaluation of their food and nutrition security and agriculture programmes. The course also offers practical guidance on building a monitoring and evaluation system.
Poverty Analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2

This free course covers the multiple and inter-sectoral elements and processes that are vital to consider to adequately support policy and programme design and implementation in sub-Saharan African countries towards reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 2: eradicating poverty and hunger. The course requires 15 hours of learning time.
Podcast: Designing more effective interventions to prevent childhood stunting: Evidence from Nigeria

Tool on Food Security and Nutrition, also available in French and Spanish
Inter-Agency Social Protection Assessment (ISPA)

Check out the global hunger monitoring system that tracks and predicts hunger in near real-time. The interactive platform allows you to explore data from specific regions, in addition to analysing information regarding different social impacts, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Listen to the third episode of the monthly 'Social Protection Podcast' series, discussing global trends in universality and investments in early childhood, with examples from  the United States and Argentina.

This episode features Sophie Collyer (Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University), Oscar Cetrangolo (Faculty of Economics at the University of Buenos Aires), David Stewart (UNICEF), and Dr Keetie Roelen (Institute of Development Studies).

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Job Opportunities
National Consultancy for Provincial Food Security Coordinator in Enga province of Papua New Guinea 
UNDP | Wabag, Papua New Guinea | Apply until 17 June

Nutrition Assistant
UNV | Kabul, Afghanistan | Apply until 17 June

Food Security & Poverty Indicators Specialist
UNDP | Kuwait, Kuwait | Apply until 18 June