Environment and Emergencies Forum

Hosted by UN Environment, the 2017 Environment and Emergencies Forum will take place from 26 September to 28 September 2017 at the UN Gigiri compound in Nairobi, Kenya. The Environment and Emergencies Forum (EEF) is a unique opportunity to discuss global policy, share experiences and knowledge, forge new partnerships and agree on key actions related to environmental emergencies. The Forum will explore the nexus of environmental risk and humanitarian crisis against the backdrop of other trends such as urbanization and industrialization. It will provide a platform for taking action to address the environmental dimensions of emergencies.
Participation in the EEF is free of charge. Participants will have to cover the cost of their transportation and accommodation. Registration can be made here, before 30 June 2017. The seats are limited.

International Conference: Quantitative Methods for Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Measurements – Lessons to be learned!

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of European Commission and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are organizing an International Conference on “Quantitative Methods for Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Measurements – Lessons to be learned!”

This conference will take place in Brussels from 15 to 17 November 2017. For more details, please have a look on the Call of the Conference and the Draft Agenda.

Expression of interest of researchers/academics/professionals from developing countries (Africa, America Latina, Asia,..) are encouraged, as JRC-EC will provide a financial support to 20 participants with sound scientific papers. All submissions are welcome via this e-mail address: JRC-FNSMEASUREMENT@ec.europa.eu

Webinar event: Shock-responsive social Protection for Resilience Building

Upcoming webinar, part of the monthly series on resilience linked to food security and nutrition, within the framework of the European Union-FAO programme INFORMED (Information for Nutrition Food Security and Resilience for decision-making). This series of webinars is organized jointly with the FAO Strategic Programme on Resilience and the European Union-DEVCO.
Join the discussion on:


Tuesday 2 August 2016
15.00-16.30 CEST (GMT+2)

SPEAKER Natalia Winder Rossi, Senior Social Protection Officer, Social Protection Team Leader and Delivery Manager, FAO
MODERATOR Julius Jackson, Technical Officer (Protracted Crises), FAO
The webinar will present the concept and rationale behind risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection systems, building on FAO position paper “Social Protection and Resilience Building: Supporting Livelihoods in Protracted Crises, Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts” developed in partnership with the support of the institute for development studies (IDS). This paper also strongly builds on the Social Protection Inter-Agency Coordination Board (SPIAC-B) statement to the World Humanitarian Summit.
How to attend
Kindly register in advance at here. This will ensure you will receive all documentation, feedback and recording of the webinar after the event.
Or join us directly on 02 August 2016 on the platform .
(In case of difficulties use this link: https://eu1.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=2014023&password=M.36B07CA3BC70E98452522D6A9C22C0)

FAC Field Mission to Haiti

Geneva Based Cash Working Group meeting

Audio and video conference to be held on Tuesday 21st of June at 2pm (Geneva time).
To participate please contact:
Juliet Lang, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Cash Adviser, Inter-Cluster Coordination Section, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva
T: +41 (0) 22 917 1873
M: +41 (0) 76 691-0299
Skype: juliet.lang

gFSC Global Partners’ Meeting

The next global Food Security Cluster Partners Meeting will take place on 14-15 June 2016 in Rome, Italy and will be hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The event will be preceded on Monday, 13 June by face-to-face meetings of the gFSC thematic Working Groups on Food Security and Livelihoods in Urban Settings, Programme Quality, Technology and Innovation, Preparedness and Resilience, Cash and Market, and Inter-cluster Nutrition and Food Security mainly focusing on updates, work plan reviews and adjustments as necessary. Please kindly confirm your attendance and send your suggestions for the agenda by COB 12 April to Rajendra Aryal (Rajendra.aryal@fao.org) keeping in copy Nancy Alvarez (nancy.alvarez@wfp.org) and info@foodsecuritycluster.net.

Technology and Innovation Working Group members

You can download here the invitation to the Face-to-face meeting of the Program Quality Working Group to be held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in Rome, Italy, on 13 June from 11:00 am – 12.30 pm in the Mexico Room (D211).
The purpose of the meeting is to review the work of the Working Group during the first half of 2016 and to identify/reaffirm priority areas for 2016.

WFP executive board

Annual session of the executive board

World Humanitarian Summit: side event “Urban Fragility, Vulnerability and Resilience: Tools for Assessment from Macro to Micro Scale”

gFSC is co-organizing a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit with the title “Urban Fragility, Vulnerability and Resilience: Tools for Assessment from Macro to Micro Scale”. The event is organized jointly by the gFSC and WFP as co-leaders of the Adapting to an Urban World Project, the UN University and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT). The event will take place on May 24th at 11:00-12:30 in Lüfti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC), Istanbul, Turkey.