EPLO Sessions

The Need for Climate-Sensitive Conflict Analysis in Peacebuilding and Climate Adaptation Efforts
17 September, 10:30-12:00 am

This workshop focussed on the importance of carrying out climate-sensitive conflict analysis when engaging in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, particularly for peacebuilding and climate adaptation interventions. The example of the risk and resilience assessment carried out by adelphi in the Lake Chad Basin served to highlight how robust analysis helps to identify entry points and effective modes of engagement.

Moderator
Laura Davis, Senior Associate, Gender, Peace and Security, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office

Speakers


Building Community Resilience to Climate Change and Conflict: Lessons From the Pacific
24 September, 9:00-10:30 am

This workshop offered a glimpse at efforts to build community resilience to climate change and conflict in the Pacific region. Particular attention was paid to efforts in preventing conflict arising from food and water insecurity and from the displacement of coastal communities.

Moderator
Laura Davis, Senior Associate, Gender, Peace and Security, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office

Speakers

  • Coral Pasisi, Senior Advisor to Director General, The Pacific Community 

  • Kate Higgins, Pacific Projects Manager, Conciliation Resources

  • Kevin Petrini, Team Leader for Resilience and Sustainable Development and Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP in the Pacific

This event can be re-watched here.


MARSABIT – Documentary Screening & Interactive Discussion
01 October, 5-6 pm

The hour-long workshop started with a screening of the MARSABIT documentary (20 minutes). This was followed by an interactive discussion between the two speakers and the audience on responding to the impacts of climate change on food security and livelihoods. The overall objectives of the session were to increase the understanding of participants of how to integrate climate change adaptation and peacebuilding efforts, to highlight lessons learned and best practices, and to foster exchanges and partnerships on these issues between the participants.

The MARSABIT documentary highlights how prolonged drought resulting from climate change is causing resource scarcity and fueling violent conflict in the Marsabit region. Yet members of the local communities are refusing to let the harsh climate conditions determine their fate. Overcoming tremendous challenges with an exceptional strength, optimism and resilience, they foster dialogue between communities, organise peace meetings, and develop alternative livelihoods.

A teaser to the documentary is available here.

Moderator
Laura Davis, Senior Associate, Gender, Peace and Security, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office

Speakers

  • Vincent Omunyin, Technical Specialist – Peace Building & Governance, World Vision Kenya
  • Simone Di Vicenz, Resilience and community response specialist, Christian Aid

This event has concluded. A recording will be available shortly.