Alleviating the worst of poverty with water, resilience and innovation

Date: 
April 7, 2010
Time: 
2:00 - 3.30 pm
Presenter(s): 
Claudia Ringler, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow; Alain Vidal, Director, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food; Larry Harrington, Research Director, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food; Amanda Harding; Management Team member, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee (Tel: 202.862.8107; s.hill-lee@cgiar.org)

Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

Abstract

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) aims to increase the resilience of social and ecological systems through better water management for food production. In its second research phase, from 2009-2013, it focuses on key water-for-food development challenges within large river basins of key importance for smallholder water and food security.

In this seminar, the Director of the CPWF, Alain Vidal; the Research Director, Larry Harrington, and a CPWF team member, Amanda Harding will draw lessons from past results and describe the current research program that focuses on pro-poor water and food security.

Program

Introduction to the Program and Speakers
Claudia Ringler, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, Co-leader, IFPRI Water Research Program

The Challenge Program on Water and Food: Reaching out to the Poorest through Innovative Water-for-Food Research
Alain Vidal, Director, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

Research innovation 2009-2013—How to develop and implement basin challenges to reach the poor
Larry Harrington, Research Director, and Amanda Harding, Management Team member, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food