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Join us for the next IPPN Knowledge Café, a webinar series focused on building the IPPN members’ capacity to better understand a systems perspective on policy integration and acceleration; and integrated policy solutions, including curation of tools and resources that support the design and implementation of cross-cutting policy solutions. 

About this webinar

Join us to learn about the UN Common Guidance on Helping Build Resilient Societies, which aims to strengthen coherence in resilience-building efforts at country level by integrating a resilience lens into the UN Country Teams policy and programming processes.

The session will focus on the rationale for a coherent and coordinated effort from the UN on resilience-building that comprises the three UN pillars of development, human rights, peace and security; the shared conceptual understanding and key element for resilience-building across multiple sectors and for multiple risks, shocks and stresses; and how the approach is being implemented by UN partners at global, regional, and country levels.  

Please find the agenda below:

  • Welcome and scene-settings remarks
  • Brief presentations: Angelika Planitz, DRR Team Leader, Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team, Crisis Bureau, UN Development Programme (UNDP); and Sylvie Wabbes, Agronomist and Resilience Advisor, Strategic Positioning Team, Office of Emergency and Resilience, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Comment from the floor: Lars Bernd, Regional Advisor, Risk-informed Programming, Climate Change Action and Peacebuilding, West and Central Africa Office at the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 
  • Q&A and exchanges with the audience 

About the speakers

Angelika Planitz joined UNDP in 2012 and has over 26 years of working experience in disaster and climate risk governance at global, regional, and country levels with a focus on risk-informed development and resilience building. She has an academic background in Public Administration and Development Studies and is a graduate of the German Development Institute.

Sylvie Wabbes is an Agronomist, with more than 30 years of professional experience in development, humanitarian, climate and environmental management at global, regional and country levels. She supports FAO strategic programme on multiple colliding risks and emergencies from disaster, climate change, food chain threats and conflicts, for building resilient agri-food systems in most vulnerable and fragile settings.  

Lars Bernd has served some 20 plus years in technical advisory and convener roles on multi-sectoral multi-hazard risk management and sustainable development in Africa, Arab States, Asia and Europe. During his career he worked for UNV, UNDP, UNAIDS/WHO, UNISDR/UNDRR and since 2015 UNICEF, as well as ProVention Consortium and bilateral development agencies (SDC, GIZ, FES). He holds a master’s in political science and a degree in international policy and law.

Connection details

Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Time: 8:00 AM New York | 2:00 PM Geneva | 4:00 PM Addis Ababa/ Istanbul | 8:00 PM Bangkok

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Session materials

Watch the recording below, click for the presentation (or download below), and find other relevant resources in the comments section.


The Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network (IPPN) is a one-stop-shop for integrated policy practitioners, operating as a knowledge hub for the global community. IPPN aims to link existing efforts on SDG integration across UN agencies and beyond, and enabling cross-pollination and learning to enhance the UN System-wide capability to practice and deliver high-quality integrated policy support. IPPN is a joint effort under the auspices of the UNSDG Task Team on Integrated Policy Support.

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Comments (3)

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

Dear IPPN community, thank you for joining today's Knowledge Café! Find attached the PPT presentation, and a reminder on how you can stay informed about IPPN updates and activities:
- IPPN Concept Note: https://www.sparkblue.org/content/concept-note-introducing-integrated-p
- Browse the IPPN website: https://sdgintegration.undp.org/IPPN
- Join the IPPN group on SparkBlue: https://www.sparkblue.org/IPPNgroup
- Sign up to receive updates about the IPPN: https://bit.ly/IPPN_Sign-up
Cc' Serge Kapto Joshua Gimba Angelika Planitz

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

Dear IPPN community, please find below some key resources shared today during the event:
- UN Sustainable Development Group (2021), UN Common Guidance on Helping Build Resilient Societies (and Executive Summary): https://unsdg.un.org/resources/executive-summary-un-common-guidance-helping-build-resilient-societies
- More resources are available on the UN Common Guidance (SparkBlue): https://www.sparkblue.org/basic-page/un-common-guidance-helping-build-resilient-societies, including two interesting videos: 1) Infomercial video on the UN Resilience Guidance: ; and UN DSG video on the UN Resilience Guidance:
- UNDP (2021), Social Construction of Systemic Risk Towards an Actionable Framework for Risk Governance: https://www.undp.org/publications/undp-social-construction-systemic-risk-towards-actionable-framework-risk-governance
- UNDP (2021), Consolidated report of the Global Consultation on UNDP’s Offer on Risk-Informed Development: https://www.sparkblue.org/content/consultation-report-global-consultation-undps-offer-risk-informed-development

- Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), UNFCCC Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) with the climate resilience pathways that provides a shared narrative around climate risk management actions, see summary:
- The UN Food System Summit https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit (2021) and its Priority Area on Resilience provides many sources of information on game changing solutions and various dialogues with follow-up through global alliances, e.g., the Climate Resilient Food System Alliance

Climate Resilient Food Systems for all beyond 2030
and the Humanitarian Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus Alliance
- Example of the multiple risk that threaten and affect the agrifood systems: independent dialogue (July 2021) organized by FAO, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO):
Our Food Systems at Risk: Scaling-up Resilient Agri-food Production

- FAO Strategic Framework 2022-31, includes Better Life with its 2 programme priority areas on emergency and on resilience: https://www.fao.org/strategic-framework/en
- FAO Data in Emergencies Hub: https://data-in-emergencies.fao.org/
- FAO, City Region Food Systems Programme, piloting the multi-risk resilience thinking from the UN Common Guidance in a context of local food governance: https://www.fao.org/in-action/food-for-cities-programme/overview/crfs/en/

- UNICEF course open to all, Introduction to Risk-informed, Conflict-sensitive and Peacebuilding Programming: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=24589, covers theoretical concepts and organizational procedures on risk-informed, conflict-sensitive and peacebuilding programming

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

Find UN definitions of resilience below:
- UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (2017): “Resilience is the ability of individuals, households, communities, cities, institutions, systems and societies to prevent, resist, absorb, adapt, respond and recover positively, efficiently and effectively when faced with a wide range of risks, while maintaining an acceptable level of functioning without compromising long-term prospects for sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and well-being for all”, see: https://www.un.org/sg/en/global-leadership/chief-executives-board/all
- UN Common Guidance on Resilience (2021): “Resilience is the ability of individuals, households, communities, cities, institutions, systems and societies to prevent, anticipate, absorb, adapt, and transform positively, efficiently and effectively when faced with a wide range of risks, while maintaining an acceptable level of functioning without compromising long-term prospects for sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and well-being for all”, see: https://unsdg.un.org/resources/executive-summary-un-common-guidance-hel…


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