Join the CGIAR webinar series for live and interactive sessions to highlight the importance of connecting science and policy in the context of climate security to ensure sustainable natural resource management and resilient food systems as a foundation for peace. The series consist of six webinars on Thursdays (4 & 18 June; 2 July; 3 & 17 Sept; 1 Oct) from 16:00 till 17:00.
Climate acts as a risk multiplier for conflict, depending on its interplay with other social, political and economic factors. Variations in rainfall and temperature can cause prolonged droughts or extensive floods, resulting in massive spikes in food shortages and income loss, trickling existing grievances and tensions in fragile communities. With this in mind, the ability to interpret and link climatic idiosyncrasies to manage natural resources, sustainably increase yields and improve agricultural value chains remain vital to the prospects of peace, conflict prevention and recovery for vulnerable rural communities.
CGIAR’s work, through its multidisciplinary approach, contributes significantly to climate security and peace building. Within the pathways linking climate to conflict, food systems, food security and livelihoods emerge as fundamental interconnected drivers. CGIAR’s multidisciplinary research on agricultural productivity, climate science, livelihoods and food security, youth and gender, markets and value chains, and natural resource management is central to understand these complex dynamics. This is of particular relevance in conflict prone areas most affected by both, climate change and fragile institutional / political systems.
To catalyse key insights arising from climate and conflict research into action, CGIAR is organising a series of six webinars that will help map important stakeholders and connect crucial narratives to bridge the collective knowledge of food systems and natural resource management with conflict resolution and peace-building.
The webinar series will aim to highlight the importance of securing sustainable food systems and natural resource management as a foundation for sustainable and resilient peace, and will bring together researchers and practitioners from the field of food systems, natural resources, climate and humanitarian, conflict and peace building disciplines.
The webinars will be hosted by Mark Leon Goldberg, Editor of the United Nations and global affairs blog UN Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast – a global affairs podcast with impact. The webinars will also be recorded as live tapings and will be available as podcast episodes on the Global Dispatches Podcast.
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