November 01, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The "Day of 7 Billion" received widespread attention, but how well understood is the impact of this growth on the environment? Journalists from National Geographic, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Mother Jones discuss reporting on these complex issues.
November 01, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Recognizing a need to develop and strengthen urban-focused practitioner and policy-making ties with academia, and disseminate evidence-based development programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance teamed up to co-sponsor the second annual academic paper competition for graduate students studying urban issues.
October 26, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Scientists from the Himalayas, Andes, and Appalachians met recently at Nepal’s Imja Lake to discuss a number of wide-ranging conclusions about glacial decline and the threat of glacial lake outburst floods.
October 21, 2011 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
Experts come together to discuss the social dimensions of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) as a climate mitigation scheme, with special focus on gender dynamics, effectiveness, and equality.
October 18, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Peter Gleick and colleagues find that more and more regions of the world, the United States included, may be reaching the point of “peak water.” To conserve this critical resource without harming the economy or public health, individuals are looking for new techniques in sustainable water management.
October 17, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
The Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative was in Nairobi for a two-day workshop with key Kenyan leaders, who identified action steps for improving the health system through a maternal health framework.
October 05, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
For three years, the World Wildlife Fund, with support from USAID, implemented population, health, and environment projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal.
September 29, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park is a microcosm of both the island’s ecological wealth and vulnerability. More than half of the park is undisturbed forest; the remainder, however, “is being torn down day after day” at an alarming rate, said Health in Harmony’s Nichol Simpson at an event on integrated approaches to population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Indonesia.
September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”
September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal morbidities – illnesses and injuries that do not kill but nevertheless seriously affect a woman’s health – are a critical, yet frequently neglected, dimension of safe motherhood.