Volunteers for Tuungane perform in a drama group for the community of Mgambo on Lake Tanganyika Photo Credit Ami Vitale
Population, Health and Environment Approaches and Benefits for Conservation
Thursday, August 19, 2021

4:00 PM EAT | 3:00 PM SAST | 9:00 AM EDT

Online: Zoom Meeting

Population, Health and Environment (PHE) is a strategic holistic approach for meeting people’s needs for health including family planning and reproductive health and maintaining restoring ecosystem services for greater environmental and social impact at multiple levels. In Africa where population growth continues to grow at one of the fastest rates in the world and where access to basic health services remains low for many communities. PHE projects have demonstrated benefits to conservation while improving family and community health and wellbeing. 

Please join us for a panel discussion on the benefits of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approaches for Africa’s biodiversity conservation. Panelists include representatives from the Population Reference Bureau on world population trends with Africa specific demographic information, World Wildlife Fund Cameroon on PHE project lessons from the Lobeke National Park, and ABCG PHE task members Conservation International, with World Wildlife Fund-US and the Jane Goodall Institute. 

By linking conservation, health and family planning activities, communities and policymakers can mitigate impacts and provide compensation for biodiversity loss to deliver positive conservation outcomes.
Featured Speakers
Janet Edmond 

Senior Director for Inclusive Partnerships at Conservation International and the lead for the ABCG PHE working group.
2021 PHE webinarspeaker Romanus Ikfuingei
Romanus Ikfuingei

Lobeke National Park Program Manager in Cameroon for World Wildlife Fund-Cameroon. 
2021 PHE webinarspeaker Tess McLoud
Tess McLoud

Policy Advisor for the People, Health, Planet program at Population Reference Bureau. 
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ABCG is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development to advance understanding of critical biodiversity conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.