Resilience: Learning from Practice Across the Development Spectrum

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Resilience is more than disaster recovery and preparedness. True resilience enables vulnerable communities and governments to become more adaptable in the face of diverse sources of stress and crisis. Effective programming for long-term resilience bridges the divide between relief and development in a way that calls for an integrated approach. Join us for a panel discussion with development practitioners and U.S. government representatives on ways to effectively embed resilience in the development agenda. This event is held in partnership with DAI, which recently published a collection of articles recognizing the multifaceted nature of resilience challenges and the importance of elevating resilience practices within the broader development agenda.

Keynote Remarks:
Amb. Jean Njeri Kamau
Charge D'Affaires A.I., Embassy of the Republic of Kenya to the United States

Framing Remarks:
Maria Otero
Former Undersecretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State 

Panel Discussion:
Amb. William Garvelink
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo and Senior Adviser, CSIS 

Alex Thier
Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning, U.S. Agency for International Development

Jonathan Shrier
Acting Special Representative at the Office of Global Food Security, U.S. Department of State

Andrew Watson
Managing Director, Environment and Health, DAI

Moderated by:
Daniel F. Runde
Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

Conference Room 212-C 
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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