What do we know about building resilience and protecting livelihoods in conflict-related crises?

Much of the focus of resilience research and programming has focused on natural or environmental hazards, oftentimes overlooking the effects of conflict.

Join researchers and humanitarian practitioners for a webinar on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9am (EST). The webinar will discuss how and why resilience building in conflict settings is different. The panels will reflect on:

  • The complex ways by which people survive and attempt to keep themselves safe and protect their livelihoods in conflict
  • How people cope with challenges such as asset-stripping, displacement, and violence
  • The barriers that practitioners and policymakers face in effectively supporting resilient livelihoods during and after conflict and examples of overcoming those barriers.


  • Teddy Atim, Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
  • Jon Kurtz, Director of Research and Learning at Mercy Corps
  • Luca Russo, Senior Strategic Advisor at the Food and Agriculture Organization

Elizabeth Stites, research director in conflict and livelihoods at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University will chair this webinar. She will discuss findings from a recent synthesis of a decade of Feinstein’s research on resilience building in conflict-affected areas.

To register for the event click here.

This is part of Feinstein’s Synthesizing Research on Resilience in Drylands and Fragile Contexts project.

This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.