Efforts to Reduce Global Food Insecurity: Perspectives from the United States and the United Nations Webinar on May 4, 2017

On behalf of the Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior (SNEB), American Public Health Association, and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, we invite you to an upcoming webinar on “Efforts to Reduce Global Food Insecurity: Perspectives from the United States and the United Nations”.


This webinar will introduce the Global Food Security Act of 2016 and expand on America’s current efforts to help promote food security around the world. Speakers will provide perspectives from the U.S. Agency for International Development and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to explain the current situation of global nutrition issues and progress made to alleviate global concerns such as hunger, chronic health issues, and mortality. Suggestions will be discussed on how nutrition and global health professionals can pitch in to reduce global food insecurity.

Register for webinar here or paste in browser: https://www.sneb.org/events/2017/05/04/upcoming-webinar/efforts-to-reduce-global-food-insecurity-perspectives-from-the-united-states-and-the-united-nations/

Time/date: 9:00-10:00am EDT, Thursday, May 4th

This webinar is hosted by the SNEB International Nutrition Education Division and co-hosted with the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy, American Public Health Association – Food & Nutrition Section & International Health Section, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

April 20 Adaptation Community Meeting Invitation: Preparing Africa for extreme climate events – the role of the African Risk Capacity




Please join the Adaptation Community Meeting on April 20 for a discussion on African Risk Capacity.

African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a sovereign insurance pool and early disaster response mechanism owned and governed by its African Member States. ARC helps its Member States to take the lead on disaster response by bringing together three elements: early warning, contingency planning and insurance. In order to participate in ARC, Member States must customize ARC’s early warning software Africa RiskView for their country context; identify and quantify their weather risk and what to transfer through insurance; and define a pre-agreed contingency plan in the event of ARC insurance payouts. Governments can then access immediate funds for early responses in the case of a natural disaster. Reducing the time it takes for assistance to reach those affected through early, nationally-led response reduces costs and the reliance on international appeals for assistance over time, but, more importantly, it saves the lives and livelihoods of those affected. Together ARC countries are catalyzing an essential paradigm shift in the humanitarian landscape to anticipatory, nationally-owned responses to natural disasters, but also providing an opportunity for donors, humanitarian organizations and private sector actors to reinforce the government-led risk management system they are building and to define a new way of responding to predictable natural disasters.

This meeting will dive into ARC’s new Extreme Climate Facility (XCF), and the underlying Extreme Climate Index (ECI). XCF will be a multi-year financial vehicle that will track the frequency and magnitude of extreme climate shocks in Africa and provide additional climate adaptation funds for countries already managing their current weather risks through the ARC system. A prototype ECI has been developed and climate scenario stress test simulations will be conducted, and we are working to determine how it could be used to underpin XCF payment triggers.

Register here.


Erica Hovani was part of the team that established ARC, including developing the legal structure of the ARC entities, writing the ARC Treaty and working with ARC Member States. She is currently the Legal Counsel of ARC Agency and oversees all of ARC’s legal and governance activities, works with Member governments and coordinates activities with ARC’s financial affiliate, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited.

Ekhosuehi Iyahen is the Director for Policy & Technical Services a.i. for the African Risk Capacity Agency Secretariat (ARC). In this capacity she is responsible for consolidating partnerships with regional and international bodies in line with the ARC vision and goals and for ensuring quality knowledge and learning enhancement within the ARC Secretariat.

Date and Time

Apr 20, 2017
4:00PM to 5:30PM EDT


Chemonics International, Inc.
1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Detailed directions are available at:  http://www.chemonics.com/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx
To join remotely:
This event is organized by the USAID Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership, and Assessments (ATLAS) project. All Adaptation Community Meeting webinars can be found here

CSIS and Kaiser Family Foundation Event Invitation: The Future of Global Health Financing Amid a Changing Policy Landscape, April 20

All are invited to attend the following event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Future of Global Health Financing Amid a Changing Policy Landscape

Joseph Dieleman
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Tim Evans
Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group

Christoper J.L. Murray
Professor and Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center

Moderated by
Jen Kates
Vice President and Director, Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

Click here to register.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Kaiser Family Foundation Office
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Global humanitarian crises, new political leadership in the U.S. and elsewhere, and a climate of fiscal austerity are reshaping the landscape for global health financing. In this context, it faces a challenging and uncertain future.

On Thursday, April 20 from 2:30-4 p.m. ET, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a policy briefing to discuss the current state of global health financing and the future landscape, with a panel of leading experts.

Joseph Dieleman, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, will present new findings on financing for global health from IHME’s latest report and two new articles in The Lancet, followed by a discussion with panelists including Tim Evans, Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group; J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center; and Christopher J.L. Murray, Professor and Director at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Jen Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, will moderate.

This event is co-sponsored by CSIS and the Kaiser Family Foundation. It is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

A live stream will be available at this link the day of the event: http://kff.org/global-health-policy/event/april-20-event-the-future-of-global-health-financing-amid-a-changing-policy-landscape/. The recording and slides will all be available on this page after the event.

Climate Justice Changes Health: Live Webinar on February 27th

The following message is from APHA’s environmental health team.

Climate Justice Changes Health

APHA has declared 2017 as the Year of Climate Change and Health. This very special kick-off webinar is being hosted by APHA, the Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Press and Security & Sustainability Forum. During the webinar, you’ll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities, to explore how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities here in the U.S. and around the world.

Date: February 27th, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute

Surili Patel, MS
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health APHA

Jacqui Patterson, MSW, MPH
Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP

Patricia Cochran
Executive Director, Alaska Native Science Center

Renzo Guinto, MD
Healthy Energy Initiative, Health Care Without Harm, SE Asia

Lisa Hoyos
Director, Climate Parents

Amy Vanderwarker
Co-Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance

Please Register here!

Stay involved! Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtags #APHAwebinar and #ClimateChangesHealth. For more information on how climate change impacts health, please visit www.apha.org/climate.

Questions? Contact environment@apha.org.

Climate & Health Meeting: Live Webcast on February 16th

The following message is from APHA’s environmental health team.

The science on climate change and health is under attack. And we risk seeing the clock turned back decades.

That’s why APHA stepped up and joined forces with former Vice President Al Gore and others to host a meeting on Thursday Feb. 16 focused on climate change and health. We believe it is critical that climate change and other important public health issues receive the attention they deserve and that the drive toward solutions continues. Don’t miss your chance for a front row seat to the meeting via a live webcast!

The Climate & Health Meeting will bring together public health professionals, the climate community and others who are key to confronting and managing climate-related public health challenges.

View the live webcast

We hope to see you there! A recording will be available for any sessions you cannot view live.


Surili Patel
Senior Program Manager – Environmental Health

Surili Sutaria Patel

Questions? Please contact our environmental health team or tweet us @EH_4_All.