Highlights from Conference Brief 11: Gender, Shocks, and Resilience

Households in developing countries rely on a variety of strategies to cope with shocks. While the importance of social safety nets in protecting impoverished households is widely accepted, the role of gender, in underlying vulnerabilities and response to shocks, remains largely ignored. In their 2020 Conference Brief Gender, Shocks, and Resilience, IFPRI’s Neha Kumar and >> Read more

Knowledge Fair Participant Poll: Day 3 Results

1. If you had $1 million to allocate to only one resilience capacity-building activity, which of these would you try to improve? 2. In your opinion, will the world be more resilient to shocks by the year 2020?

Highlights from Conference Brief 2: Enhancing resilience for food security in refugee-hosting communities

In 2012, the world was home to about 28 million people who had fled their home region or country, and most of these people were hosted in developing countries. These refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) have tended to be the focus of publicity and relief efforts—but what happens to the resilience and food security >> Read more

Day Two in Photos

Knowledge Fair Participant Poll: Day 2 Results

1. Is resilience a useful concept or just a buzzword in development? (Yes= resilience is useful concept; No= resilience is buzzword)                                 2. How far along is your organization in adopting a resilience lens in its strategy and operation?

Strengthened resilience can help end hunger

Shocks, whether man-made or natural in origin, are a fact of life for citizens of both the developed and developing world. Building resilience in the face of growing threats such as extreme weather events, rising and highly volatile food prices, and the effects of global climate change is more important than ever. If we are >> Read more

Video remarks from Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency For International Development (USAID)

Video remarks from David Nabarro, United Nations Secretary General Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition

Video remarks from United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

Video remarks from H.E. John Kufuor, Former President, Republic of Ghana