17 April 2015 Blue Ventures
PSDA member, Blue Ventures, has received a distinguished accolade for social enterprise. The $1.25 million Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship will help Blue Ventures to expand its horizons and move closer to its goal of reaching three million people in tropical coastal communities by 2020.
16 April 2015 PAI
PSDA member, A.Tianna Scozzaro from PAI, provides an update on the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD48) which took place on 13th-17th April in New York. This year’s topic was “Realizing the Future We Want: Integrating Population Issues into Sustainable Development, Including the Post-2015 Development Agenda.”
12 March 2015 LEAD SEA
PSDA member, LEAD SEA, have featured in a news article about the interconnectedness of climate change and contraception use in Malawi. Sosten Chictha, regional director of LEAD SEA, says that climate change and population growth in Malawi are not separate issues and that Malawi’s people lack access to family planning services.
PSN and PSDA give evidence at UK parliamentary hearings ‘Population Dynamics in the Post-2015 World’
12 March 2015 Population and Sustainability Network
PSN’s Coordinator, Karen Newman, and Policy and Advocacy Manager, Sarah Fisher, gave a presentation this week on behalf of PSN and PSDA members at the UK Houses of Parliament, providing evidence on the linkages between population dynamics, reproductive health and sustainable development.
18 February 2015 Blue Ventures
PSDA member Blue Ventures provides an update of the Madagascar PHE Network. The network connects, inspires and supports practitioners, donors and policy makers to address Madagascar’s social and environmental challenges in a holistic way. Since its inaugural meeting in July 2014, Marie Stopes has been discussing and developing new partnerships with a variety of conservation organisations across Madagascar.
16 February 2015 LEAD SEA
PSDA member, LEAD SEA, have featured in a news article about Malawi’s vulnerability to flooding and other extreme weather events. Sosten Chictha, regional director of LEAD SEA, says that rapid population growth and an informal charcoal market have stripped most of Malawi’s hillsides of trees, causing increased vulnerability to flooding.
5 February 2015 Population and Sustainability Network
PSDA in collaboration with PSN, the Population Reference Bureau and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on population, development and reproductive health, co-hosted a reception to celebrate the launch of a ground-breaking report. The report makes the connection between family planning and climate change and outlines recommendations for policy makers.
21 January 2015 Population and Sustainability Network
PSDA and Population and Sustainability Network have made a joint submission to UK parliamentary hearings on Population Dynamics and Post-2015. The submission advocates the importance of a focus on population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and explores the links between these issues with a particular focus on urbanization, migration, climate change and conflict.
16 December 2014 Population Action International
PSDA member A.Tianna Scozarro of PAI reports back from the COP20 Climate Change negotiations in Lima, summarizing the conversations and focus at the summit on gender, health and population dynamics.
10 December 2014 RTCC
PSDA member Nalini Singh of ARROW was interviewed by RTCC and highlights the linkages between how climate change impacts women’s reproductive health. Nalini explains that climate change is impacting food security and that it is women’s nutrition that is impacted most, with consequences on their reproductive health and rights. She specifically points out that the the narrative of women’s reproductive health and climate change focuses on the implications of climate change, instead of viewing women’s reproductive health as part of the solution to climate change.
08 December 2014 RTCC
PSDA member Negash Teklu of PHE Ethiopia Consortium was interviewed by RTCC and talks about Ethiopia’s plans for a climate-resilient green economy and discusses the challenge of reversing environmental degradation. He highlights the importance of this work for Ethiopia’s major water basins and discusses the role of afforestation in rehabilitating degraded landscapes.