International Development Events

Film Screening: China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope

June 27, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
The film documents how the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated various areas of the plateau by engaging the local farmers and government officials in planting trees, shrubs, and grasslands on the majority of land; creating terraces for agricultural activities; planting of orchards and vineyards; and constructing sediment control dams and irrigation structures.
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Old Friends, New Opportunities: The Importance of the Canadian-American Relationship

June 20, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson addressed the important linkages and areas of cooperation between the United States and Canada as well as how we respect each other’s different points of view and at the same time how we constructively engage each other on issues of individual national importance.
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Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building

June 15, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ken Conca presents research from his new book: "The core question of the book is ‘What's the relationship between this sort of contentious politics, this sort of extra-institutional disruptive politics, and our approaches to global environmental governance?'"
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Governance and Corruption in Public Health Care Systems

June 14, 2006 // 10:30am12:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Governance is not typically addressed in the health sector. Maureen Lewis, fellow at the Center for Global Development, draws on examples from her new paper to show that good governance is crucial to effective health care delivery.
Webcast

The Security Demographic: Assessing the Evidence

June 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Drawing on three decades of data, Richard Cincotta and Jack Goldstone explore the relationship between demography and conflict—critical to the USAID reexamination of the Fragile/Rebuilding States strategy.

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Guizhou Province: Promoting Environmental Health in Rural China

June 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced by billons of people across the developing world who burn traditional biomass fuels and coal indoors for cooking and heating.
Webcast

Conflict Timber, Sustainable Management, and the Rule of Law: Forest Sector Reform in Liberia

June 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Over the past two decades, Liberia's forests have helped subsidize two civil wars and the dictatorial regime of Charles Taylor. Today, the forests may offer the country's best chance at revitalization.
Webcast

Understanding the Global Water Crisis: Insights from the GECHS Network

May 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ken Conca, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, and Lyla Mehta discuss how water scarcity affects access and control to water during a two-day gathering by members of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security project.

Reception: Global Environment Change and Human Security

May 23, 2006 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Researchers from the GECHS network will be on hand to discuss the ways in which diverse social and environmental processes combine to affect human well-being, including people's health, economic opportunities, and political freedoms.
Webcast

Rehabilitating the Jordan River Valley Through Cross-Border Community Cooperation

May 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Five mayors from municipalities along the Jordan River and Dead Sea, as well as representatives from Friends of the Earth Middle East, explore ways to use cross-border water and sanitation cooperation to restore the region's vitality and to build literal and metaphorical bridges.

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