Investment and economic growth provides a means to choices, and there is great opportunity around the world to build resilience to global changes.
This premise will help to guide Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) Founding CEO Juan José Daboub’s presentation in front of leaders from 14 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, the United States and others at the Atlantic Basin Initiative at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on September 13.
Human development is about equal access to opportunities; work to earn a living; freedom of people to influence decisions that affect their lives; cooperation; and security.
More than 1.2 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day. This astonishing fact applies to approximately half of the people in the Atlantic Basin countries (essentially the continents of Africa, Europe and North America).
Dr. Daboub will outline data in the sectors of health, water and food and its relation to human development. He will also present the GAIN Index, an investment tool to help build resilience globally to climate change, urbanization, population growth and other challenges.
“I hope that leaders in the Atlantic Basin take advantage of the GAIN Index – make it your own,” Dr. Daboub said. “There is an urgent need to adapt to save lives and improve livelihoods and with the GAIN Index we can respond with actionable solutions.”
Return to GAIN.org tomorrow for more on the SAIS Atlantic Basin Initiative Event.