Webinar - Measuring Resilience: Evidence from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda
Event Date: Nov 18, 2020
Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM (GMT -5)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Host: Nutrition Innovation Lab
Building resilience of vulnerable populations is increasingly important for development and humanitarian agencies. To effectively target interventions, rigorous methods are needed to measure resilience at household and community levels. In this webinar we will introduce a novel approach for measuring resilience, aiming to distinguish it from other kinds of improvement or recovery over time. We apply the new metric to nutritional data for women and children from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda, and discuss its value alongside other indicators used to guide agriculture and nutrition interventions.
Dr. Patrick Webb - Dr. Patrick Webb is the Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Principal Investigator of USAID’s Food Aid Quality Review Project. Until 2005, Professor Webb was the Chief of Nutrition at the United Nations World Food Programme. He has served on numerous task forces and global advisory panels and is currently the senior advisor to the high-level Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.
Dr. William A. Masters - Dr. William A. Masters is an Investigator for the Innovation Lab for Nutrition and a Professor at Tufts University in the Friedman School of Nutrition with a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics. From 2011 to 2014 he served as chair of the Friedman School’s Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, and before coming to Tufts was a faculty member in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University (1991-2010), and also at the University of Zimbabwe (1989-90), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2000) and Columbia University (2003-04). He is the co-author of an undergraduate textbook, Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use (Routledge, 3rd ed. 2014), and former editor-in-chief of the journal Agricultural Economics (2006-2011). He was named an International Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (2010), been awarded the Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis (2013), the Publication of Enduring Quality Award (2014) and the Quality of Research Discovery Award (2019) all from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and is an elected Fellow of the AAEA (2020).
Dr. Sonia Zaharia - Dr. Sonia Zaharia is a post-doctoral fellow at the Nutrition Innovation Lab with a background in economics. Her interest lies at the intersection of economics, agriculture, and nutrition with the aim of finding sustainable solutions to global food security. She has a MSc in Sustainable Food Systems from Wageningen University and a PhD in Finance from Goethe University in Frankfurt.