Building an Evidence Base for Resilience Programming under the USG Global Food Security Strategy

Please join the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, an advisory committee to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), for a World Food Prize side event on October 17, 2017. The meeting will include the awarding of the BIFAD Prize for Scientific Excellence, an update from USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, an overview of the impetus and rationale for elevating resilience in the Global Food Security Strategy, a progress update by USAID on resilience in the face of the current drought in the Horn of Africa, and an expert panel on the emerging evidence base on resilience.

The panel will discuss state-of-the-art approaches to resilience measurement, as well as what the evidence tells us about sources of resilience that enable households and communities to maintain their food security in the face of recurrent shocks such as drought and—more broadly—to sustainably escape and remain out of poverty in the face of complex risks.

Special guests include:

• Greg Collins, Director, Center for Resilience, USAID

• Tim Frankenberger, President and Co-Founder, TANGO International

• Nancy Mock, Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University

• Jon Kurtz, Senior Director of Research and Learning, Mercy Corps

If you have questions, please contact BIFAD Designated Federal Officer Clara Cohen at or 202-712-0119.

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October 17, 2017 - October 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


October 12, 2017



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