January 30, 2007 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Mismanagement of forests undermines efforts to strengthen governance, slows economic development, impoverishes rural people, and can contribute to instability, says USAID's Mary Melnyk.
January 25, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
The third meeting in ECSP's fisheries series addresses the economic and ecological impacts of declining stocks in capture fisheries, and the ways in which to reduce small-scale fishers' vulnerability.
January 23, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.
January 17, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Richard Skolnik of Population Reference Bureau, Lori Hunter of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and World Wildlife Fund's Judy Oglethorpe discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS, and call for multi-sectoral approaches to tackling the disease.
January 10, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Frederick Burkle discusses ways in which the health community can better work with political and military actors to implement effective health programs and accurate monitoring mechanisms in fragile environments. The meeting is the sixth in ECSP's Health, Population, and Fragility series.
December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
December 11, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Weather and climate experts offer a historical perspective on the current climate change debate.
December 07, 2006 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Poverty, population, and contraception are complex issues closely related to the rights of women around the world. The fall edition of WorldView, the magazine of the National Peace Corps Association, examines how these issues impact poorer communities in the developing world.
December 07, 2006 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
In the second in a series of meetings on fisheries, ECSP and USAID host a discussion of estuaries, the threats they face, and the actions that can be taken to restore them.
December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.