About the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GSRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. more

The Latest from the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

Webcast

The Right IDEA: Engaging Decisionmakers on Family Planning in the Post-2015 World

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July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
To act, decisionmakers need ideas--and the will to implement them. Effective policy engagement requires providing decisionmakers with accurate data, compelling stories and concise synthesis of applicable knowledge. The panel will look forward to key issues on the horizon including FP2020, adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global resilience agenda. more
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Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities

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July 14, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This event will feature a panel presentation of the newest data and best practices from those who work most closely with maternal morbidities like obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse. more

Roger-Mark De Souza on Resilience and the UN Climate Talks

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Jul 01, 2015
Roger-Mark De Souza was quoted alongside UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Robert Redford in an Inter-Press Service article on this year's climate talks in Paris. IPS turned to De Souza to learn more about how resilience should factor into the negotiations. more

Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China (Event in Mandarin Chinese)

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July 06, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Join CEF for a meeting with Chinese NGOs that are at the forefront of the fight against environmental degradation and poverty in Western China more
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Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet

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June 26, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Join us, the current director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and five former directors to discuss USAID’s history in family planning and future directions, including how the program fits into the Obama administration’s goal to end preventable child and maternal deaths and contributes to the global Family Planning 2020 movement. more

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Jennifer L. Turner // Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Senior Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Associate, China Environment Forum