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The global report on food crises 2017

Post date Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 10:12

KORE, the Knowledge sharing platform on resilience, is pleased to launch its 2017 webinar series and invite you on Friday 28 April for the presentation of the 2017 Global Report on Food Crises. This webinar series is organized jointly with the EU’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO); the FAO Strategic Programme on Resilience within the framework of the EU-funded FAO INFORMED programme; and the learn4dev network.

Join us to discuss:

The global report on food crises 2017

Friday 28 April 2017  -  14.00-15.30 CEST (UTC+2)

Speakers

Anne-Claire Mouilliez, Senior VAM officer, WFP – Secretariat coordinator, FSIN

Lavinia Antonaci, Technical officer, Food security and resilience analysis expert, FAO

MODERATOR

Luca Russo, Senior economist and strategic adviser on resilience, FAO

Background  

Currently, the world is faced with an unprecedented call for action at a moment in which three countries (Somalia, Yemen, and northeast Nigeria) have been identified at risk of famine, after the declaration of famine in South Sudan early this year. The demand for humanitarian and resilience assistance is escalating.

Against this background, informing the global and national food security community on the risk of food crises and on the severity of such crises is of fundamental importance. Although significant improvements have been made over time in the methods and technologies used to improve the quality and timeliness of food security assessments and monitoring systems, a comprehensive global picture of food crises is still often missing.

In line with the indicative framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the recommendations of “The One Humanity: Shared Responsibility Report”, the European Union, WFP, FEWSNET, UNICEF and FAO have joined forces to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the Global Report on Food Crises 2017.

This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and interventions. The key strength of the report is to establish a consultative and consensus-based process to provide food insecurity analyses into a global public product. The Report covers the period January-December 2016 compiling food security analyses based on the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)/Cadre Harmonisé (CH) classification for countries and/or population groups facing high severity and magnitude of acute food insecurity.

This webinar will present the main highlights of the 2017 report.

Key words / Areas of interest

Food crises, resilience to shocks and crises, global network against food crises, Food Security Information Systems, Food Security Analysis, IPC, Cadre Harmonisé, knowledge sharing.

How to attend the webinar

Kindly register in advance at:  https://tinyurl.com/register-webinar-28April. This will ensure you will receive all documentation, feedback and recording of the webinar after the event.

Or Join us directly at: https://tinyurl.com/webinar-28Apr-Global-Report.

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The Knowledge sharing platform on resilience

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