Host, Global Dispatches Podcast
Mark Leon Goldberg is the editor of the United Nations and global affairs blog UN Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast. He co-founded the social enterprise, the Development and Aid World News Service — DAWNS Digest. For three years running, he’s been named one of Foreign Policymagazine’s Top 100 “Twitterati.” Mark’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Foreign Policy,The Globe and Mail, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New Republic, and The Daily Beast. He has appears regularly as an an on-air guest for Al Jazeera English, National Public Radio, the BBC and HuffPo Live. He has a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University.
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Climate in itself is not a direct cause of violent conflict. Yet, variations and changes in climate can increase the risk of conflict by exacerbating existing political, economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities.
With this in mind, an important question emerges: Do current peace and conflict analyses integrate climate and food security lenses into the thinking? With an increasingly varying climate system, the complex linkages between climate, food security and peace calls for a dynamic integration of diverse sources of knowledge to develop new strategies that addresses the root causes.
In this Webinar, our guest speakers will be unwrapping this question.
Recent advances in ICTs and IoT has made many new data sets available. This, coupled with improved capacities in data processing, machine learning and spatial analysis has opened doors to new types of analysis for research and monitoring.
This session will discuss how these capacities can be leveraged to shed light on the drivers of climate security. Our guest speakers will be sharing examples of how these advancements have been able to inform more accurate decisions in conflict analysis processes.
Traditional development has often focused on single silo approaches, engaging in either social development, natural resources management or humanitarian assistance. Unfortunately, at times these mismatched objectives may not provide a clear ladder towards self-sufficiency for vulnerable populations.
Aligning these objectives together, through innovative financial mechanisms, will unlock new ways to fund holistic development approaches.
In this session, guest speakers will reflect on existing financing mechanisms and discuss what other innovative financing solutions are needed to align these objectives and incentives
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