Webinar: Generating Resilience+ to Reduce Poverty and Spur Agricultural Growth

Author: Global Resilience Partnership

Posted on 19 May 2020

Join GRP and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience on Wednesday, June 3rd for a webinar on Resilience+.

 

For many rural families in developing economies, a single drought or flood can create immediate economic distress as well as lingering effects that can last generations. Even the risk of these disasters can create lasting hardship. Recent evidence from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience (MRR Innovation Lab) shows that effectively managing these risks not only promotes stability in the face of shocks, but can also increase agricultural productivity and prosperity.

According to the MRR Innovation Lab, Resilience+ describes when rural families are more immediately able to withstand a shock and when that knowledge increases their investment in agricultural productivity. It encompasses the idea that reliable risk-management tools help families become more immediately able to withstand a shock but creates the security to invest for higher future incomes.

During the webinar, the MRR Innovation Lab and its research partners will showcase examples of Resilience+ from field research in Africa and South Asia and aim to place it in a policy framework. The webinar will include polling and Q+A moments with the presenters. We welcome you to join the webinar by registering below.

Practical Information:

Register in advance for this webinar here. Note: Once you have registered, you will receive a secure link to join the webinar one week prior to the date. If you register less than one week prior, you will receive a link the day before the event.

Date: 3 June 2020

Time: 16:00 – 17:30 CEST

Contributors

Deon Nel – CEO, Global Resilience Partnership

Jami Montgomery – Senior Resilience Advisor, Center for Resilience, USAID

Michael Carter – Professor, UC Davis; Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience

Andrew Mude – Lead, Scaling Technology and Market Access for Smallholder Farmers at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Ghada Elabed – Economist, World Bank

Gregory Lane – Professor, Economics Department, American University

Samuel Collin Ssenyimba – Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Background reading:

Evidence Insight: Generating Resilience+ to Reduce Poverty and Spur Agricultural Growth  

Feature image credit @ MRR Innovation Lab