Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program events in DC

A Dialogue: Integrated Multi-sector Approaches – What Works and What’s Next?
When: Tuesday, September 10th, 2:30 – 5pm
Where: 6th Floor, Wilson Center

After five years of implementing a holistic development approach that combined family planning, health, livelihood opportunities, and conservation efforts, the USAID-funded BALANCED Project will offer insights drawn from its accomplishments and lessons learned, as well as from experiences with scaling up integrated approaches in Africa and Asia. A short documentary on BALANCED’s efforts to improve women’s lives in rural Tanzania will be screened, followed by an interactive discussion designed to inform future development work. Reception to follow.

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch)
When: Thursday, September 12th, 9 – 11am
Where: 5th Floor, Wilson Center

How does conflict affect food insecurity? How does food insecurity contribute to conflict? And how can development organizations effectively address both? Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation – the latest edition of ECSP Report – explores these complex linkages, drawing insights from scholarly work to help inform more effective programming for practitioners. Join the Wilson Center for a presentation by report author Emmy Simmons and commentary by Susan Bradley, Henk-Jan Brinkman, and Edward Carr.

Tailored to Fit: Programming for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Rights of Young Women
When: Tuesday, September 17th, 12 – 2pm
Where: 5th Floor, Wilson Center

Join the Wilson Center for a panel discussion on how the contraceptive needs of adolescent girls and young women vary by age, marital status, and country. Hear more about how programs with tailored approaches are working to better meet the needs and rights of young women around the world.

Dr. Kerry MacQuarrie, a senior research associate for MEASURE DHS and ICF International, will share the preliminary results of her upcoming report, “Unmet Need for Family Planning Among Youth: Levels and Trends.” Dr. Mengistu Asnake, the Ethiopia country representative for Pathfinder International, will discuss scaling up sexual and reproductive health services for young women and strategies to increase their access to a full range of contraceptives, including long-acting methods. And finally, Tanou Diallo, the West Africa regional representative for Pathfinder International, will discuss results and the applicability of lessons learned in India to a new program working with married young women and first time parents in West Africa.

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