On Oct. 14, SEFS will welcome Arun Agrawal, Professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, as the SEFS Seminar speaker.

Agrawal will present “Cash transfer programs and climate resilience.” Here is the abstract for his presentation:

“This review focuses on the relationship between cash transfer-based social assistance programs and the climate resilience of households and communities. Governments in lower and middle- income countries have adopted cash transfer programs widely – both in the conditional and unconditional variants – across Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and south and southeast Asia. The paper uses the large literature evaluating the material impacts of cash transfers to identify how they affect the climate resilience of households and social systems. To assess resilience outcomes, the review examines socio-economic indicators that are used in common in research on cash transfers and climate resilience. Cash transfers support improvements in absorptive and adaptive resilience outcomes. But transformative resilience outcomes are rare. Future studies of cash transfers will need to focus on system resilience features such as modularity, redundancy, diversity, learning, self-organization, and network relations to identify synergies between improved wellbeing and different forms of climate resilience.”

Please join us at 3:30 p.m. at this Zoom link. The discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. A usual Q&A session will be held immediately after the presentation.

See the full SEFS Seminar lineup here.

Full Meeting Information:

Please click this URL to join. https://washington.zoom.us/j/91692486168

Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 206 337 9723 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 720 928 9299 or +1 971 247 1195 or +1 213 338 8477 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 602 753 0140 or +1 669 219 2599 or +1 470 250 9358 or +1 470 381 2552 or +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 651 372 8299 or +1 786 635 1003 or +1 267 831 0333 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 916 9248 6168
International numbers available: https://washington.zoom.us/u/acIFDMMBt6

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323:
162.255.37.11 (US West)
162.255.36.11 (US East)
221.122.88.195 (China)
115.114.131.7 (India Mumbai)
115.114.115.7 (India Hyderabad)
213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands)
213.244.140.110 (Germany)
103.122.166.55 (Australia)
209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong SAR)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
207.226.132.110 (Japan)
Webinar ID: 916 9248 6168

SIP: 91692486168@zoomcrc.com