Building Agricultural Resilience in Response to Climate Change: A panel discussion on advancing global food security

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a panel on September 11, 2014 at IFPRI’s Washington, DC office. The panel targeted “the urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers to adapt to climate change.” The panel stipulated that “the food system is growing more fragile,…

Call for Nominations: Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction

Nominations for the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction are now being accepted until October 31, 2014. The Sasakawa award seeks to recognize local and national governments, civil society organizations, research institutions, individuals or private sector organizations that have demonstrated leadership in managing disaster risk at the national, local or community level. The 2015 theme is Shaping…

Equator Prize Awarded to Local Sustainable Development Solutions

The Equator Initiative works with the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to advance local sustainable development solutions. The Initiative shares good practices, promotes policies that encourage local and indigenous community action, and develops the capacity of such local actions to scale up their impact. The Equator Prize is part of the Equator Initiative and recognizes successful local…

Resilience: Entry point for transformation

Reprinted from actlocalfirst.org Written by John Coonrod on May 22, 2014 What does Local First have to do with the issue of resilience? As it turns out – plenty. Resilience is not only a critical lens for examining both humanitarian assistance and development, but it presents a real opportunity to awaken a broad range of policy…