Chris Hillbruner, deputy chief of party at Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), and Friedman School Alumni, N07, presents a talk titled "Is Our Early Warning Accurate? Comparing Livelihoods-Based Projections with Household Survey Data in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Somalia.
Light lunch will provided – Please RSVP promptly by e-mailing Friedman-ADE@tufts.edu
***Space is limited to the first 25 to respond***
Chris Hillbruner is the Famine Early Warning Systems Network’s (FEWS NET) Deputy Chief of Party for Analysis. He has led FEWS NET’s early warning analysis since 2009 and currently oversees the project’s technical sectors: decision support, markets and trade, nutrition, livelihoods, and training. Chris regularly presents FEWS NET’s latest food security analysis to a range of U.S. government offices and other partners and appears frequently in leading media outlets, including the BBC, NPR, The Atlantic, and The Economist. He has also played a key role in the development of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), the recognized global standard for classifying food insecurity severity. Prior to joining FEWS NET, Chris lived in Mongolia, where he conducted research for Mercy Corps on urban food security. He has also worked with Catholic Relief Services on an evaluation of food aid exit strategies and The World Bank on an assessment of multi-sectoral nutrition planning in Malawi. Chris was a water/sanitation Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and received an M.S. in Nutrition (FPAN) from The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in 2007.