UNSSC Coffee Hours

Human Mobility, Climate Change and Conflict: Identifying Sustainable Responses
27 September, 3-4pm CET / 9-10am EST

This panel discussion addressed the links between migration, displacement, climate change, and conflict with the aim of highlighting and calling for sustainable responses to address the needs of migrants, refugees, and local communities.

Moderator

  • Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 

Speakers

  • Andrew Harper, Special Advisor to the High Commissioner for Climate Action, UNHCR 
  • Beatrice Mosello, Senior Analyst, adelphi
  • Majd Al Naber, Team Leader & Senior Researcher Sustainable Development, West Asia- North Africa Institute


Food Insecurity, Climate Change and Conflict Sensitivity: Identifying Sustainable Pathways for Peacebuilding
28 September, 3-4pm

This panel discussion addressed the links between food insecurity, conflicts, and climate change, highlighting practitioners’ best practices for mitigating climate risks and supporting peacebuilding activities.

Moderator

  • Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 

Speakers

  • Paul Opio, Livestock Officer, Resilience Team, Eastern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation 
  • Adam McVie, Programme Policy Officer - Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, World Food Programme
  • Stephen Abura,Program Manager at karamoja Agro-Pastoral Development Programme, KADP


Building inclusive resilience to climate-related security risks 
4 October, 3-4pm

This panel discussed how to integrate a gender/age lens into climate and conflict analyses in order to accurately assess the distinct vulnerabilities people of different identities face and provide tools and lessons for translating analysis into programming or policy solutions that contribute to peacebuilding, inclusion and climate action goals. During the fireside chat format conversation, practitioners shared learnings from the UNICEF Child vulnerability index, a case study on water dispute in Lebanon, and lessons from UNEP’s climate-security programmes in Sudan.

Moderator

  • Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College

Speakers

  • Molly Kellogg, Gender, Climate, and Security Advisor, United Nations Environmnent Programme
  • Nur Turkmani, Senior Research Associate, Economic Development Solutions
  • Anna Azaryeva Valente, Global Lead for Conflict Prevention, Fragility and Peacebuilding, UNICEF

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