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Conference Documents

Background documents, case studies and resources for the Hunger · Nutrition · Climate Justice Conference which took place in DUblin Castle on April 15th/16th are available below. 

The Conference was broadcast live on and people were invited to participate via Twitter using #HNCJ

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Conference Report

Read the report of the Conference here:

HNCJ Post-Conference Report (PDF)

Conference Speeches

Conference Agenda

HNCJ Conference Provisional Agenda(PDF)

Conference Documents

HNCJ Conference Papers, including full case studies(PDF)

Case studies

For a full list of case studies click here

Fatema Begum, left, is a participant in a World Food Programme project which aims to equip communities to quote with future floods. Photo: WFP / Cornelia Paetz

Building Resilience for Communities affected by Floods in Bangladesh (WFP)


Women Picking Tomatoes in Widou Thingily, Northern Senegal, where the Great Green Wall is helping to  reduce the risk of dessertification. Photo: WFP/Jenny Matthews

The Great Green Wall, Senegal (WFP)


Men and Women from Kaymor in central Senegal build a wall to help protect their land from wind and water erosion. Photo WFP/Jenny Matthews

Building Walls against Wind and Water Erosion in Senegal (WFP)

MERET - Restoring Hope for Small Holder Farmers in Ethiopia (WFP)

Responding to Hunger and Climate Change in Ethiopia (Irish Aid)

GebreMariam Desalegn, from Tigray, Ethiopia, is a participant in two Irish Aid Funded Programmes.

Transforming Farming in Tigray, Ethiopia (Irish Aid)

Bayarmaa Baljinnyam's youngest daughter with the family's goat herd

 Managing Risk in Mongolia (Mary Robinson Foundation)


Due to capacity limitations at Dublin Castle, attendance at the conference is by invitation only. 

However, the conference will be livestreamed on and participation via social media is encouraged (follow us on Twitter: #HNCJ)



Case Studies

Case studies: local solutions

1) Empowering a local community to address climate risks and food insecurity in Lower Nyando, Kenya 35

2) Biogas for climate justice: a story of change in Nepal 39

3) Getting a seat at the table: fisherfolk empowerment for policy change in the Caribbean 43

4) Bangladesh’s Enhancing Resilience programme 47

5) Promoting empowerment and knowledge through smallholder farmers’ associations in Malawi 51

6) Less hunger, better health and more wealth: the benefits of knowledge sharing in Malawi’s Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato project 55

7) Harnessing local innovation to improve food security, nutrition and climate resilience in Ethiopia 59

8) Communicating seasonal forecasts to farmers in Kaffrine, Senegal for better agricultural management 63

9) The Rural Resilience Initiative: building a risk management market for poor farmers 67

10) Food security in the face of climate risks – Mongolian herders’ experiences 71

11) The right to food security in a changing Arctic: the Nunavut Food Security Coalition and the Feeding My Family campaign 75

12) Women’s land rights in a changing climate: a case study from Maradi, Niger 79

Case studies: policy responses

13) Linking local agriculture into national policy by studying climate change economics in Colombia 83

14) Seeds for change: a certified seed project in Malawi is boosting local incomes and supporting emerging national agricultural policy 87

15) Scaling up an integrated watershed management approach through social protection programmes in Ethiopia: the MERET and PSNP schemes 91

16) Lessons from Lesotho: how a ‘joined-up’ approach, centred on keyhole gardens, is tackling linked issues of hunger, nutrition and poverty 95

17) Enhancing climate resilience in Ecuador’s Pichincha Province and the Jubones River Basin 99

18) Building resilient cities from the community up: lessons from Manila 103