Water and Peacebuilding
Throughout history, water has been a source of conflict, as nations wrestle for sovereignty over key waterways, groups fight for access to critical water sources, and populations are forced to leave their homes due to water scarcity. Accelerating climate change such as erratic rainfall, severe droughts, and other extreme weather events creates more competition for a diminishing water supply that leads to more water-related conflicts. Increasingly, humanitarian and development organizations are also seeing water emerge as more than just a basic human right – it’s also an instrument of peacebuilding. Not only can water security reduce conflict triggers in water-scarce areas, but water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects present an opportunity for communities to build social cohesion and social capital around a shared resource. Join representatives from World Vision, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, and EverVillage as they discuss how water has played a key role in the communities in which they work.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
10:00 – 11:30am PST
GlobalWA Members: Free (email Pratima@globalwa.org for member code)
Dr. Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women in development. Aisha is currently working with as an Independent Consultant coordinating health-related projects in Yemen. Between 2010 and 2012, Aisha supported the CDC’s Field Epidemiology training Program. Prior to that, she was the Director for HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project at PATH. She was with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1995 to 2008. At the CDC, she had various roles over the years, including serving as team leader for varicella and zoster vaccination program as well as holding roles in the National Immunization Program, the Division of Cancer Control and Prevention, the Nutrition Division, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She previously also served as an Assistant Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Epidemiology Department at Emory University. Aisha also worked in her native home, Yemen, with UNFPA and UNDP. She also participated in health-related program development, evaluation, and training activities for Peace Corps. She was an Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Sana’a University, and consulted on research projects for various ministries, USAID, Save the Children, and Dutch Embassy. Aisha Jumaan earned her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC., her Masters in Public Health from Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and her BA, Biology from Mills College, Oakland, CA.
Kaitlin McGarvey is the North America Fundraising Manager for VisionFund International. Her work in international development has focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and economic empowerment programming. Kaitlin has an LLM in Water Law and Policy from the University of Dundee in Scotland and an MSS. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University in Sweden. Kaitlin’s research has focused on water security, hydro-diplomacy, and the inclusion of women in water management through local and transboundary institutions. She has conducted field research in the Lower Mekong Basin, the Nile Basin, and India.
Kate Riley is EverVillage’s Founder and President. She integrates art, community, education and eco-healing into green infrastructure installations across the world. Kate holds a MS in environmental engineering, and has focused her work at the nexus of social and ecological change. She has had a diverse career in government, private industry, and non-profit management. A firm believer in ‘the long game’, Kate enjoys investing time in project-based learning, capacity-building, resilience planning, and community-led facilitation of eco-social initiatives.
April 29, 2021
10:00am PST - 11:30am PST
Members: Free (email firstname.lastname@example.org for code)