As climate change renders a huge rural population of Asia vulnerable, focusing on sustainable livelihoods has become a priority for most countries in the region. To protect the vulnerable population from externally induced poverty, their livelihoods need to be robust so as to weather shocks, seasonality, and critical trends.
In this session the panellists will discuss potential market-based strategies that can contribute to increased incomes, reduced vulnerabilities, improved food security, and sustainable resource utilization for agriculture as well as non-farm-based livelihoods. The discussion will also throw light on the findings of the Livelihoods Landscape report by AVPN, and the need for livelihood strategies and policies for transforming the environment of structures and process that can otherwise systematically restrict vulnerable communities.
- What are some of the successful market based models for sustainable livelihoods in Asia and how cross-learning can take place
- How to collaborate and collectively bargain for policy change
- How can investors and funders create impact and expect returns by supporting sustainable livelihoods
Chairperson Catalyst Foundation
Regional Head (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal) Ford Foundation
Executive Secretary General Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation
Regional Head - Impact Investments Solidaridad Network Asia Limited
Co-founder and Managing Trustee Industree Crafts Foundation