Resilience Atlas training: Assessing resilience for food security

Date

23 February 2021

Location

Zoom event

Host

Conservation International
Everline Ndenga
endenga@conservation.org

About the Resilience Atlas

Developed by Conservation International, the Resilience Atlas is an interactive analytical tool for developing understanding of the extent and severity of key stressors and shocks that are impacting food security and resilience within RFS project sites. The Resilience Atlas database integrates over 60 of the best available datasets related to resilience and summarizes the output in accessible maps at regional, national, and local scales. 

These maps give insight into how stressors and shocks interact with the unique vulnerabilities of a production system or ecosystem to increase or decrease resilience. The user can visualize and overlay various indicators related to land productivity, climate trends, and land degradation to assess current and future food production and resilience conditions.


About the training

The aim of the training is to build participants’ skills in monitoring and assessing ecosystem resilience by enhancing the understanding, the interpretation, and the application of the Resilient Atlas for planning and decision making.

Participants can expect to learn how to:

  1. Better understand resilience, assess and enhance ecosystem services as a way of building resilience;
  2. Visualise resilience using the Resilience Atlas to reveal tradeoffs among agriculture and other ecosystem services, such as water availability and quality, carbon stocks, and soil health, to support planning of sustainable food security interventions; and
  3. Create partnerships to access and share data for assessing and building resilience.


Training schedule

PART 1: ASSESSING RESILIENCE FOR FOOD SECURITY PROJECTS 
23 February 2021 @ 15h – 17h (East Africa Time) 

  • Defining concepts relevant to resilience for food security projects;
  • Resilience in food security projects;
  • Identification of ecosystem resilience/vulnerability drivers; and
  • Tools for measuring resilience for food security projects.


PART 2: ASSESSING ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE USING RESILIENCE ATLAS
25 February 2021 @ 15h – 17h (East Africa Time)

  • How to navigate the Resilience Atlas;
  • Indicators and data sources for assessing resilience found in the Atlas;
  • Identification of priority stressors and shocks and assets and capacities specific to the different countries; and
  • Identifying and prioritising options for enhancing resilience based on local assets and capacities.


PART 3: CREATING PARTNERSHIPS & LINKAGES WITH OTHER PLATFORMS
2 March 2021 @ 15h – 17h (East Africa Time)

  • Identify issues of common interest with other interventions towards enhancing food security;
  • Identify and create linkages with online platforms for resilience; and
  • Interact with stakeholders at national, regional and global level on the common agenda of enhancing food security


Key speakers

  • Dr. Alex Zvoleff - Senior Director, Resilience Science, Moore Center for Science, Conservation International
  • Dr. Peter Alele - Senior Regional Director – Conservation Science,  Conservation International – Africa Field Division
  • Monica Noon - Senior Manager, Senior Manager, Data Science for Resilience, Moore Center for Science, Conservation International


Register for the training

If you are interested in attending the training, please register here. Meeting links will be sent to your email upon registration.  


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