Status: Approved

Project Code: L-USAID-USA-65

Inclusive Development and Food Security, Agriculture, Nutrition, Resilience and WASH

Project Title Inclusive Development and Food Security, Agriculture, Nutrition, Resilience and WASH
Project Summary Help strengthen and share our knowledge and evidence on why and how to ensure inclusion in our programming! You will work closely with the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security Inclusive Development Division Chief to analyze and share knowledge about inclusion and food security.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

To achieve the objectives of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), A Food Secure 2030 vision, and U.S. the Water for the World Strategy, we need to harness the creativity and energy of all people, regardless of identity. By 2050, the world will need 50 percent more food to feed a population of over 9.7 billion. Women, youth and people in any marginalized group are essential partners on the journey to self-reliance. At the same time, local capacity development and digital inclusion are both required foundations for inclusion and opportunity.
Intern will work on a subset of the work described below or other topics that may arise:
• Conduct trend analyses, including within the context of COVID-19, desert locust infestations and other emerging threats, of key inclusion indicators based on data available for USAID RFS priority countries and others.
• Update RFS information on the landscape of activities undertaken to engage women, youth and others in Feed the Future and other programming.
• Prepare research and issue briefs on topics related to inclusion and food systems, with a focus on agriculture-led growth (including systems approaches), resilience, nutrition and water security, sanitation and hygiene.
• Research and write brief stories describing program approaches and impact, capturing in particular the voices and experiences of marginalized people in collaboration with points of contact in USAID country missions.
• Conduct literature reviews on relevant topics such as inclusive market systems change approaches to agriculture-led growth and youth and water security.
Draft newsletter summarizing the latest research for policymakers.
Develop learning events to share state-of-the-art knowledge and programming.
• Suggest assignments based on interns’ own areas of interest and expertise as relevant to RFS inclusive development objectives.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Cultural diplomacy
Editing and proofreading
Research
Writing
Additional Information

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