Catherine-Lune Grayson-Courtemanche

Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Catherine-Lune Grayson joined the ICRC as a Policy Advisor in 2016. She focuses on the experience of populations affected by armed conflict and violence and humanitarian practices, notably in the context of migration, internal displacement and the climate crisis. Previously Catherine-Lune has worked in East and Central Africa for several years for the Danish Refugee Council, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She is trained in political science (Sciences Po, Paris) and international law (Université de Montreal), and holds a Ph.D in anthropology (Université de Montreal).

Catherine-Lune is speaking at

September 3, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Speakers

  • Bruno Charbonneau (Speaker) Director, Centre FrancoPaix in Conflict Resolution and Peace Mission
  • Robert Zougmoré (Speaker) Africa Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
  • Catherine-Lune Grayson-Courtemanche (Speaker) Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Rachael Mcdonnell (Speaker) Strategic Program Director, IWMI
  • Rigmor Koti (Speaker) Special Representative for the Sahel, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ornella Moderan (Speaker) Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Head of Sahel Programme

Description

The Sahel is a particular case where the interaction between climate-conflict can be strongly observed. With a high-dependence on rain-fed agriculture and livestock, climate variability, especially droughts, leave pastoralists and smallholders in this region particularly vulnerable. Moreover, the region remains fragile, embodied by factors such as weak capacity of the state, inter-group inequality and a history of violent conflict.

In this Webinar, our Guest Speakers will discuss the drivers of conflict in the Sahel, and how climate-smart interventions can help to alleviate these tensions.

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