Follow-Up: Overcoming Chronic Food Insecurity
Conference at the University of Ottawa
What Lessons After 2 Years of Major Droughts in Africa? Implications for Canadian Humanitarian and Development Practitioners.
Session 1: Linking Short- and Long-Term Food Security: Humanitarian and Development Perspectives
Through case studies, sector participants engaged in a dialogue about priority food security issues from humanitarian and development perspectives to further bridge the knowledge gap between actors, share best practice and identify any collective priorities. For summaries of their presentations, please click on the links below:
Session 2: Guest Speaker - Jennifer Clapp
Professor in the Environment and Resource Studies Department at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Jennifer Clapp’s recent publications include: Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid; Food; Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment; The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities (co-edited with Marc J. Cohen); and Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (co-edited with Doris Fuchs).
Session 3: Final Evaluation of East Africa Drought Response in 2011
The evaluation was conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in October 2012, looking at CARE, Oxfam, Plan and Save the Children response programs funded by the Humanitarian Coalition and CIDA in response to the 2011 East Africa Drought. The evaluation report and findings will be presented by the lead evaluators.
Session 4: Food Security Policy Group
Summary of outcomes from morning practioner dialogue about priority food security issues from humanitarian and development perspectives.
Two members of the FSPG share their reflections on the event's theme of resiliency in their blog. Read it here.
Session 5: Panel - Chronic Food Crises and the Search for Best Humanitarian Outcomes
Follow the debate by watching the videos of our panelists:
- Étienne Hainzelin - Research and Strategy Director for CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) and Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa.
- Santiago Alba Corral - Senior Manager Policy, Innovation, and Partnership at CARE Canada
- Leslie Norton - Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance Directorate (IHA) at CIDA