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A decade ago, building resilience among vulnerable communities frequently came as a response to humanitarian crises and as a means to increase food security. Today, especially given rising threats, shocks, and stressors caused by climate change, experts also focus on the intertwined nature of social-ecological systems. Resilient ecosystems can strengthen resilient communities and vice versa. Within international development, highly integrated approaches to resilience have gained momentum and more widespread applications, including via community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). Communities living beside or within protected areas often rank among the most marginalized in the world. While CBNRM and biodiversity conservation organizations and projects have long supported the livelihoods of such communities, resilience approaches can further complement these programs that aim to be all the more holistic and sustainable in the face of a rapidly changing planet.
Through a panel discussion, moderated by a representative from the USAID Center for Resilience, we will hear from leaders and experts in resilience building among ecosystems and communities, from the drought-prone savannahs of Zimbabwe to the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar.
Dr. Cary Farley, Chief of Party, USAID Zimbabwe Resilience ANCHORS
Dr. Narriman Jiddawi, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Marine Sciences, Dar-es-Salaam University
More Speakers TBA.
Please note that the views or opinions expressed by guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of SID-Washington.
Registration will close at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Meeting details will be sent to all registered participants shortly thereafter.
This event is part of our series on Responding to the Climate Crisis. Thank you to our series sponsor and event organizer!