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Food insecurity threatens societies, exacerbates conflicts and ‘no country is immune’

19 May 2022

“When war is waged, people go hungry,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Some 60 per cent of the world’s undernourished people live in areas affected by conflict he…

Conflicts threaten food security and biodiversity. How can we overcome these challenges?

13 May 2022

The consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on food security and biodiversity go beyond the countries’ borders. The prices of food and other essential agricultural commodities skyrocket and go beyond the capacity of many. As a result, more people are vulnerable to hunger. “How to prevent…

Climate may not directly drive conflict but it’s critical for building peace

21 April 2022

Climate change isn’t a direct driver of conflict. Most scientists agree on this and it’s reflected in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Report. There isn’t a straight line between climate-related risks and conflict-related outcomes.   The report compares the impacts…



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Opening remarks for the GIZ Land Governance Knowledge Exchange Workshop

21 June 2022

Opening remarks for the GIZ Land Governance Knowledge Exchange Workshop delivered by Dr Arno Sckeyde, Head of Program, Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)  Dr. Klaus Ackermann, Head of Global Program Responsible Land Policy   Your Excellency, Madam Minister,…

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Is the land sector prepared  for the data revolution? [LANDac Conference Parallel Session]

Thursday, June 30 9:30 am - 11:00 am CEST Hybrid format Register for LANDac Conference to participate The “Data Revolution” has been ongoing for about sixty years now. Halina (1966) already considered the question of whether this constituted a “revolution” or was “data evolution”. Similar…

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1 June 2022