From forecast to prevention: Acting on resource-related conflict risks

Thursday 26 August 11:00-12:00
From forecast to prevention: Acting on resource-related conflict risksGIZ/Frexus
This event asks how national and international policy makers can take effective actions to prevent conflicts relating to water, food and energy insecurity. It focuses on how to prioritize water conflict prevention on the basis of conflict forecasting approaches, especially in times where governments are strained by multiple challenges.

The event starts with an overview of current and potential future hotspots for water, food and energy related conflicts, which have been identified through the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) Partnership, further developed in the frame of the GIZ-FREXUS project. It then embarks on a discussion that aims to understand why, in spite of the available early warning capacity, preventive action on water, food and energy conflicts is still lagging behind. High-level panelists from the Sahel Region as well as the international 4D-community will discuss what role early warning systems can play at which stages of the decision-making process and how they can facilitate truly preventive action. This will include discussions on how to design such systems in a way that ensures policy-uptake. The audience will be asked to actively contribute with their experience and engage in the discussion, ensuring a broad regional coverage and gathering the insights from various affected locations around the world. A specific emphasis will be put on designing effective policy responses to water, food and energy insecurity related conflict risks, investigating what forecasting capacities and decision support policy makers need at different times in order to act.


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Event Date: 
26/08/2021 - 11:00 to 12:00