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12
Mar

New Research: Exploring the recipe for community resilience to COVID-19

Protected areas and their surrounding communities have experienced severe impacts from the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts of existing pressures on nature  − such as overfishing and the climate crisis − have been amplified with the onset of the pandemic, while locally led responses have bolstered community resilience. These are the ...
23
Feb

Devex: A multisectoral approach can bolster resilience for people and planet

In an opinion piece for Devex, Dr Vik Mohan, Blue Ventures’ Director of Community Health shares personal insights gleaned from supporting Blue Ventures' holistic approach to tackling environmental degradation. By integrating community health and wellbeing into its marine conservation programmes, Dr Mohan highlights how Blue Ventures is building the socio-ecological resilience of coastal communities most ...
12
Feb

Blog: Building a united African voice for marine conservation during a global pandemic

Bringing together leaders working on the frontlines of conservation, the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme has been on an unexpected journey Read the full post: Building a united African voice for marine conservation during a global pandemic
1
Dec

Safidy and partners mark World AIDS Day with a week of awareness raising events

Blue Ventures’ community health programme, Safidy, marked World AIDS Day by launching an ambitious week-long awareness raising programme with health partners in Madagascar to address the growing threat of HIV to coastal communities. Safidy works with coastal communities in Madagascar to improve their access to vital health services, so that they are in better health ...
22
Oct

Blog: From Sarteneja Village to diving the reefs of the Caribbean Sea: my journey with Blue Ventures

“One thing I’ve learned throughout my life is that if you take chances you can either succeed or work yourself into succeeding” Read the full post: From Sarteneja Village to diving the reefs of the Caribbean Sea: my journey with Blue Ventures
20
Oct

Conservation in the time of COVID-19

Learn about the impacts COVID-19 has had on small-scale fishing communities across the coastal tropics, and discover how these communities are showing resilience in the face of the evolving crisis. Coastal communities are beset by a range of complex challenges, including being disproportionately impacted by climate breakdown. The compounding impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have ...
17
Sep

Blog: A lever for change: learning to read and write in Mahajamba Bay

For small-scale fishing communities living in remote areas of Madagascar, illiteracy is a common barrier to managing their natural marine resources Read the full post: A lever for change: learning to read and write in Mahajamba Bay
17
Sep

The African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme: creating a new movement for conservation

Blue Ventures is joining forces with conservation leadership specialists, Maliasili, to create a new movement for conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.  The African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme brings together a new generation of marine conservation leaders from the Comoros, Kenya and Tanzania, strengthening their skills, confidence and effectiveness to build the capacity of the ...
10
Sep

Blog: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia

Our partner network in Indonesia are speaking with coastal communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19 Read the full post: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia
12
Aug

Blog: From reproductive health to COVID-19: thirteen years of responding to community health needs

As we celebrate thirteen years of supporting community health, our Safidy teams continue to show their unrelenting dedication as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic Read the full post: From reproductive health to COVID-19: thirteen years of responding to community health needs
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