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Seminar: SSD

Friday, January 29, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am


Global Futures & Strategic Foresight: Quantitative modeling to inform decision making in the CGIAR and its partners

Dr. Keith Wiebe
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington DC

Achieving and maintaining global food security is challenged by changes in population, income and climate, among other socioeconomic and biophysical drivers. Assessing these challenges and possible solutions over the coming decades requires a systematic and multidisciplinary approach. The Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) program, a CGIAR initiative led by IFPRI in collaboration with IRRI and the 13 other CGIAR research centers, is working to improve tools and conducting ex ante assessments of promising technologies, investments and policies under alternative global futures to inform decision making in the CGIAR and its partners. This seminar will describe the GFSF program, share results from work in progress, and conclude with thoughts on opportunities for future collaboration and impact.


SSD Conference Room, Drilon Hall