Securing resilient livelihoods and value chains through early warning and adaptive safety nets

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This session will aim to set the road map and major milestones for ending dependence on humanitarian assistance.
The ascending frequency of climate-related natural disasters is having significant economic and health impacts, especially for the poor and vulnerable groups. A systemic transformation of food systems is required to strengthen food security for the world’s current and future population under climate change.
The large and growing body of evidence advocates the potential of major investments in proactive climate risk management strategies, including; early warning and adaptive safety net programs, to secure more resilient livelihoods for millions of farmers in low- and middle-income countries. Accordingly, a transformative action ‘Secure resilient livelihoods and value chains through early warning systems and adaptive safety nets’ is proposed. It has a goal to end dependence on humanitarian assistance for 40 million rural dwellers by 2030, realigning US$5 billion per year for adaptive safety nets. Mechanisms to achieve the outcome include a) constructing a tighter continuum from humanitarian assistance to development processes; b) developing and improving early warning systems in climate risk hotspots; c) aligning best practice safety net programs in climate risk hotspots and; d) supporting early action with risk finance. 
Accordingly, a session has been envisaged to dwell further on setting the road map and major milestones for ending dependence on humanitarian assistance. The session includes a short presentation followed by a panel discussion to understand the possible bottlenecks and curative measures in these mechanisms to attain the proposed 2030 outcome. 
There will be live polling simultaneously to gauge the opinion and point of view of the audience. Polling results would also serve as food for thought during the panel discussion. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the participants.


Pramod AggarwalAsia Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Giriraj Amarnath, Research Group Leader, Water Risks and Disasters, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)


Harini Kannan, Director P&C Reinsurance India, Swiss Re


Imelda (Dada) Bacudo, Advisor to ASEAN on climate policy and finance, climate smart agriculture and land use



Where to watch the event

The around-the-world virtual relay event will be live streamed right here on the CCAFS website. You can also watch on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and on our YouTube channel. The livestream will also be accessible through the Whova companion app.




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Hosted from: New Delhi, India
Local time: 13:30 – 14:15 IST

The event will be livestreamed on our website, watch here.



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