Building a green and resilient economy in Ethiopia

“For us, anticipating, adapting to, and recovering from shocks are essential to our future.”  With those words, H. E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, highlighted the importance of resilience for his country.   In his inaugural address at the opening of the 2020 Conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” Thursday evening, >> Read more

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

The resilience dividend

“Resilience will pay dividends for fragile communities who today face environmental, economic and nutritional bankruptcy. For the people in communities affected by droughts, floods and other shocks, a resilience approach allows multiple entry points for action that can both restore the productivity of lands and significantly improve well-being. Empowering resilient families to withstand shocks can >> Read more

Building resilience from within: Highlights from the opening session of the 2020 Conference

“If the past is any guide, we will face a barrage of shocks, both natural and man‐made, in the coming years. In just the past five years, we have seen a major earthquake in Haiti; drought in the Horn of Africa; earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan; and conflicts that have left millions of >> Read more