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Webinar discusses how Resilience+ can lead to investment in good times

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience, in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership, is holding a webinar, Generating Resilience Plus to Reduce Poverty and Spur Agricultural Growth. The 1.5-hour interactive event covers field research from Africa and South Asia showing evidence of Resilience plus, the concept that effectively managing risks not only promotes stability in the face of shocks, but can also increase agricultural productivity and prosperity.

The session will be held 3 June at 7 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time or UTC).

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.

Resilience+ encompasses the idea that reliable risk-management tools help families to become more immediately able to withstand a shock but creates the security to invest for higher future incomes.

The webinar will place Resilience+ in a policy framework to guide donors, practitioners and policy makers interested in increasing development impacts and expanding the resilience of vulnerable populations around the world.

Contributors include:

  • Deon Nel – CEO, Global Resilience Partnership
  • Jami Montgomery – Division Chief for the Resilient Communities and Systems Division, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security/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 
  • Ghada Elabed – Economist, World Bank
  • Gregory Lane – Professor, Economics Department, American University
  • Samuel Collin Ssenyimba – Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Go to the events page to register for this webinar.

For questions about this webinar, please contact Sophie Javers at: sejavers (at)