5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A More Resilient World: The Role of Population and Family Planning in Sustainable Development

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Food, water, energy: In the world’s most vulnerable regions, rapid population growth, environmental change, and poverty combine to reduce the availability of and restrict access to these essential resources. As coastal populations surge, more and more people are threatened by increasingly severe disasters and extreme weather. To enhance the sustainable use of natural resources and expand human security, the international development community must improve the resilience of communities to respond to these complex, multifaceted challenges.

Educating and empowering women, including increasing knowledge of and ensuring access to voluntary family planning services, can help support resilience by improving health and reducing the vulnerability of families. In addition, when families can choose whether, when, or how often to have children, women and girls may be able to reduce the time spent gathering food, water, and fuel, and instead pursue educational opportunities and develop more sustainable livelihoods.

Join us for a discussion on the connections between population dynamics and resilience, and the policy options for fulfilling key global goals.

Coffee and pastries will be available at 9am.

This event is organized in cooperation with the PACE project.

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  • Meaghan Parker

    Senior Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program