Author: Lauren Masey
Lauren is a program design specialist committed to promoting food security by co-creating innovations alongside vulnerable communities. She is a technical advisor to two program portfolios in West and East Africa. Her focus is to build up communities to be the drivers of their own change using a participatory and adaptive approach, recognizing that the barriers to food security are complex. By empowering farmers to dissect information about climate, environment, culture, market access and supply, community and household dynamics, Lauren aims to support resilient, self-reliant communities. Lauren actively works towards cultivating teams that develop effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools to strategically inform programming to better serve their partner communities. She's a Masters Candidate in Global Policy Studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy, specializing in evaluative methods and non-profit management. Lauren holds a BSc in Natual Resources and Environmental Science.

Disaster Risk Reduction: How big data plays a role in its ambiguity

Our team had the intent to investigate the true state of Oceania’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) efforts. But what seems like a clear topic, quickly turned into a complex web of strategies, policies, and programs that all relate to DRR

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Developing Resilient Systems: How can we make sure the right decision makers are gathering at the table?

The planning and implementation of effective climate change resilient strategies is dependent and reflective of who is invited to the table during key decisions making events. I argue that local voices need to be at the core of every meeting,

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Leveraging Climate Resilient Programs to Restore Oceania’s Food System

Climate Change and the Food System Climate change is predicted to have dire implications on national and regional food systems. In many countries, climate change has had a large impact on food security by altering landscapes, inducing new crop diseases,

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Climate Resilient Strategies: Innovative or Restored Systems?

The Role of Indigenous People in Resilient Adaptation Strategies The call to action to implement climate resilient strategies at national and regional level can be intimidating, overwhelming, and seemingly impossible. Recommendations are ridden with technical jargon, vague descriptions, and lofty

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