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New Topic Guide: Conflict, Climate and Environment

Bushfire_AustraliaEvidence on Demand has created a new topic guide, “Conflict, Climate and Environment,” by Katie Peters and Janani Vivekananda. Below is an overview of the guide and a list of the key messages. The guide provides an extensive overview of climate and conflict linkages, including knowledge gaps and suggestions for effective and sensitive policy-making. A PDF of the guide can be found on the Evidence on Demand website and is well worth a read.  (more…)

Two New Conflict and Mass Atrocity Prediction Tools

Ajdabiya_technical_-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_EnglishTwo new programs of note have been developed to help predict conflict and mass atrocities internationally. One, the Global Conflict Tracker (available already here), is from the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action, and the other, an open source algorithm designed to help predict the likelihood of mass atrocities, was developed for USAID and Humanity United as part of a “tech challenge for atrocity prevention.”  (more…)

Disaster Resilience, Conflict Prevention and Finance for Emergency Preparedness

Pakistan_Disaster_ReliefThe UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a leading think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, recently released two studies that make valuable contributions to the broader climate and security dialogue. (more…)