1 Dec


SLU Climate Conversations & GCUA 2030 webinar: Food security and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

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SLU Global, SLU’s Future Platforms, and the Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA 2030) invite everyone interested to a seminar with emphasis on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus.

Title: Food security and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

When: 01 December 2023 – 14:00-15:30 CET

Registration: see below form

Building food security against the growing global threat of climatic shocks, conflicts, and other crises calls for deeper understanding of these interacting drivers, as well as how best to align humanitarian and development goals for coordinated action.

The Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus offers novel opportunities in this context, but to realize this potential will take dedicated inter-sectional research, dialogue, and partnerships.

This joint SLU Climate Conversations / GCUA 2030 webinar aims to explore these issues, and in particular to:

  • Examine HDP and food security linkages from a diverse and inter-sectoral perspective
  • Highlight promising approaches and tools for coordinated action
  • Outline future priorities for inter-sectional research, dialogue, and partnerships

Moderator: Paul Egan, SLU Global


Damien Joud, Global Food Security Cluster (co-led by the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Talk: Coordinating emergency food security responses with a focus on anticipatory action and localization

Damien is a Programme Officer at the Global Food Security Cluster with over fifteen years of experience in humanitarian response and recovery, Disaster Risk Reduction, and monitoring & evaluation in the areas of food security and livelihood with INGOs and UN agencies.


Caroline Delgado, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Talk: Food security in conflict and peacebuilding settings: Beyond a humanitarian concern

Caroline is a Senior Researcher and Director of the Food, Peace and Security Programme at SIPRI. She joined SIPRI in 2019 where she works on issues related to sustainable peace and the HDP nexus.  She has a background in both academic and policy-oriented research, specialising in how security is understood, practised and produced in conflict and post-conflict transition contexts.


Ruth Mendum, Global Challenges University Alliance

Talk: The value of reflection in research on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

Ruth holds a PhD in rural sociology and women studies from Pennsylvania State University and was the Associate Director for Gender Initiatives in the Office of International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Ruth’s work focuses on gender integration in applied biophysical projects, which includes a focus on displaced people and food security in a humanitarian context, and culturally appropriate gender concepts.


Registration 1 December 2023

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Time: 2023-12-01 14:00 - 15:30
City: Zoom