Sunday, July 14, 2013

Events: Oysters, Octopus, and Resilience organized by the Wilson center on 26 Jul 2013

Oysters, Octopus, and Resilience

July 26, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Africa Program
Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

This event will showcase two coastal integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) programs that address interconnected marine management and human health issues. Fatou Janha will discuss how TRY Oysters has successfully empowered women oyster harvesters in Gambia by raising their standard of living, encouraging sustainable production methods, and providing health and family planning services. Vik Mohan will discuss how Blue Ventures has successfully engaged women octopi fishers in Madagascar with conservation initiatives while also providing sexual and reproductive health services. He will also touch on the role that the program’s PHE infrastructure played in responding to natural disasters. Finally, Kame Westerman will present research on the ways in which PHE programs optimally foster social-ecological resilience to climate change. Her comments will also highlight the role of women in natural resource management.
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Event Speakers List: 
  • Executive Director, TRY Oyster's Women's Association
  • Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health Program; Medical Adviser, Blue Ventures
  • Adviser, Gender and Conservation, Conservation International

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