Elizabeth Stites, Kimberly Howe, and Kim Wilson discuss systems change and livelihoods at SEEP 2017

Feinstein faculty, researchers, and visiting fellows had a prominent role at the SEEP 2017 conference in Washington DC on October 4, 2017.

Elizabeth Stites presented findings from the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) at a USAID-hosted lunch dialogue, “When Reality Gets in the Way: Considerations for Systemic Change” with more than 200 people in attendance. Elizabeth’s presentation on the SLRC research was the centerpiece of the dialogue, with follow-up points made by representatives from OFDA, USAID/FFP, and USAID’s Center for Resilience.

Later, Kim Wilson, Elizabeth Stites, and Kimberly Howe made up the panel at a peer learning session on “Livelihoods and Financial Strategies during Migration, Conflict and Crisis.” Kim Wilson presented on the financial journey of refugees moving towards Europe, Elizabeth presented on economic migration from Nepal to India, and Kimberly Howe presented on the adaptation of Syrian households within Syria in response to war.