Mark Goldberg

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.

Mark is speaking at

June 4, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online webinar

Speakers

  • Sonja Vermeulen (Speaker) Director of Programs, CGIAR System Organization
  • Dan Smith (Speaker) Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Mark Goldberg (Moderator) Host, Global Dispatches Podcast
  • Diego Osorio (Moderator) Senior Advisor, CGIAR Climate Security

Description



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.

 

June 18, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online webinar

Speakers

  • Andy Jarvis (Speaker) Associate Director General, Alliance Bioversity CIAT
  • Elisabeth Gilmore (Speaker) Environmental Science and Policy Program in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University (Associate Professor), Peace Research Institute Oslo (Senior Associate Researcher), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (Visiting Scientist)
  • Maarten van Aalst (Speaker) International Federation of Red Cross Climate Centre, Director
  • Mark Goldberg (Moderator) Host, Global Dispatches Podcast
  • Grazia Pacillo (Moderator) Senior Economist, CGIAR Climate Security

Description




Webinar description

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.

July 2, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

Speakers

  • Serena Guarnaschelli (Speaker) Partner and Innovative Finance Advisory, KOIS
  • Adhiti Gupta (Speaker) Manager, Market Acceleration & Design Funding, Covergence Blended Finance
  • Alberto Millan (Speaker) Sustainable Finance Advisor, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Giovanni Grandi (Speaker) Senior Officer, Private Partnerships and Finance for Development, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Ania Maria Wanda Grobicki (Speaker) The Green Climate Fund (GCF), Deputy Director for Adaptation
  • Peter Laderach (Moderator) Lead, CGIAR Climate Security
  • Mark Goldberg (Moderator) Host, Global Dispatches Podcast

Description


Webinar description


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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