Next-Generation Food Shock Modeling

May 19th, 2019 - May 24th, 2019

This workshop will facilitate transformational change and science-based foresight by bringing together climate, agriculture, health and nutrition, trade, security, and humanitarian aid expertise to advance next-generation tools and decision support systems that confront current and future challenges to food security and improved nutrition. Despite being commonplace today, climate-related food shocks are difficult to predict and it is difficult to track their wider repercussions. It is also widely agreed that the current trajectories of climate change and socioeconomic development will be punctuated by dangerous shocks and extreme event hazards affecting an exposed and vulnerable food system. This workshop will focus on understanding interactions among complex processes spanning multiple disciplines, systems, and scales.

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Drought, Fire, and Flood: Monitoring and Modeling More Frequent Catastrophes

Presented By Christopher Funk
Date May 22, 2019


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Day 1May 20, 2019

10:40 am Lightning Presentations on Stakeholder Perspectives and Needs

11:15 am Supporting Implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Presented by Marc Gordon

12:00 pm Background and Activity of the Gates Foundation Presented by Stanley Wood

1:55 pm Lightning Presentations on Stakeholder Perspectives and Needs

2:00 pm Food Security and Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies Presented by Shannon Doocy

4:00 pm Open Discussion on Key Challenges for Next Generation Decision Support


Senthold Asseng

University of Florida
starEvent Co-Chair

Jessica Fanzo

Johns Hopkins University
starEvent Co-Chair

Michael J. Puma

Columbia University
Director & Research Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Cynthia Rosenzweig

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Senior Research Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Alex C Ruane

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Research Physical Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

John Antle

Oregon State University
starEvent Co-Organizer

Ghassem R Asrar

Pacific Norhtwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Director of Joint Global Change Research Institute
starEvent Co-Organizer

Christopher Funk

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
starEvent Co-Organizer

Mark Rosegrant

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Research Fellow Emeritus
starEvent Co-Organizer

Mark Svoboda

National Drought Mitigation Center
starEvent Co-Organizer


Center for International Development and Conflict Management
Associate Director
Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor
University of Washington
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Research Scientist
University of Bonn
African Development Bank
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Post-doctoral Researcher
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
Head, Global Risk Analysis and Reporting
Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)
Research Director
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Program Manager for the Terrestrial Ecology Program (TE)
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Program Director
Columbia University
Associate Research Scientist
ACRE Africa
Actuarial Officer
University of Washington
Associate Professor
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Senior Research Fellow
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Program Officer – Strategy

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