How to build resilience from the ground up

18 January 2017 12:00 - 13:30 GMT
Public event
Streamed live online

Chair

Razia Iqbal @raziaiqbal - Special correspondent and presenter, BBC News

Speakers

David Howlett - Senior Policy Adviser, Global Resilience Partnership

Helen Young - Research Director for Nutrition, Livelihoods and Conflict, Tufts University

John Twigg - Principal Research Fellow, ODI

Isaac Gahungu - Programme Coordinator, Concern Worldwide (via videolink)

Melq Gomes da Silva - BRACED IRISS Consortium Coordinator, South Sudan (via videolink)

Description

‘Resilience’ features heavily in the new set of global frameworks, having been incorporated into the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Humanitarian Summit.

Building resilience will ensure that development efforts are not undermined by extreme climate events, but understanding how to do it the right way - particularly at the local level - is a complex undertaking.

What challenges and limitations do contexts affected by climate change, disasters and conflict present to building resilience? What investments are being made in vulnerable countries to build climate resilience and how do they work?

This event explores the combination of targeted interventions that can best manage risk and reduce vulnerability in order to increase capacities.