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  • October 27, 2021
  • Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Population, Health and Environment (PHE)

Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
October 27, 2021


Population, Health and Environment (PHE)

Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
October 27, 2021


ABCG Result presentation dissemination webinar.

Date: Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

Time: 8-9 AM EDT / 3-4 PM EAT



Event Overview

Family and ecosystem health are critical building blocks for sustainable biodiversity conservation in Africa. There are strong links between biodiversity conservation and human health, the health of domestic animals, wildlife health ad ecosystem health. Africa is the region with the highest fertility and projected population growth. Reducing demand for family planning is a critical step in effective conservation, and tools to assist practitioners and policymakers are available.

Over the past year, several global programmatic, research and advocacy efforts have advanced the understanding and adoption of strategies to reduce barriers to family planning as an effective conservation strategy, which are critical for Africa. PHE approaches can strengthen community resilience and increase collaboration among sectors.

The panel discussed the benefits of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approaches for Africa’s biodiversity conservation from members of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG.)

countries where work occurred: Cameroon, Tanzania


Janet Edmond, Senior Director for Inclusive Partnerships at Conservation International and the lead for the ABCG PHE working group.

Romanus Ikfuingei, Lobeke National Park Program Manager in Cameroon for World Wildlife Fund-Cameroon.

Paul Cowles, Chief of Party leading the Jane Goodall Institute’s USAID funded Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) project.

Dr. Samwel Kikaro, Health Technical Advisor in Kigoma, Tanzania working for Pathfinder International in partnership with JGI’s LCWT project.

Jestina Kimbesa, Project Management Specialist for Natural Resources Management at the United States Agency for International Development in Tanzania.

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