Working Holistically

9
Nov

Blog: A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in Timor-Leste

Amos Da Costa's family has always relied on the sea for their food and livelihood, but he believes they must look to the future. He now helps to conserve Ataúro Island's marine environments as Blue Ventures' Dive and Science Assistant. Read the full post: A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in ...
25
Oct

Blog: Visiting Andavadoaka: a community health learning exchange

After making the five day journey from Maintirano, Toalidy spent a month with Blue Ventures’ Safidy team in Andavadoaka learning new ways to support remote coastal communities. Read the full post: Visiting Andavadoaka: a community health learning exchange
20
Oct

New resolutions for PHE in East Africa

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in partnership with Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project and Population Reference Bureau (PRB) hosted a two-day regional Population-Health-Environment (PHE) Symposium in Entebbe, Uganda, on the 27th-28th of September. This event brought together over 90 PHE implementers, policy makers, development partners, and community representatives to discuss the main theme of ...
10
Oct

Blog: All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa

A workshop was recently hosted by our partner organisation Forkani with the aim of fostering cross-sector partnerships between health and conservation groups in Kaledupa. Read the full post: All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa
1
Oct

The Skoll Foundation: Revived and Resilient: Locally Managed Marine Areas in Madagascar

A new web feature from The Skoll Foundation, “Solutions for a Changing Climate”, explores the diverse models of eight of its social entrepreneurs, including Blue Ventures' Executive Director Alasdair Harris. Harris won the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2015 for Blue Ventures' work supporting communities in Madagascar to establish Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). Chapter ...
20
Sep

Blog: Sea Change: Ataúro’s first female scuba diver lends her voice to marine conservation efforts

Jemima Gomes was the first female scuba diver on Ataúro Island, and she is now advocating for marine conservation in her community. Read the full post: Sea Change: Ataúro’s first female scuba diver lends her voice to marine conservation efforts
23
Aug

Blog: Ten years of providing communities with the freedom to choose

Our Medical Director reflects on ten years of integrating community health services into local marine management efforts in Madagascar. Read the full post: Ten years of providing communities with the freedom to choose
17
Aug

Discover: Safidy: The Freedom to Choose

In celebration of Safidy's ten year anniversary, a new discover site has been released to illustrate the incredible journey of integrating community health services into our marine conservation work. A decade ago we were a nascent marine conservation group that courageously branched out into working on community health with several respected health partners. Today we’re ...
31
Jul

Madagascar PHE Network: Celebrating three years!

Three years ago today, a diverse group of health and environmental actors came together and decided to establish… the Madagascar PHE Network! These actors recognised the value of cross-sector collaboration for increasing access to health services and strengthening community-based natural resource management in Madagascar’s biodiversity hotspots, and wanted to create a platform through which they ...
25
Jul

DW: Madagascar: No more fish? We’ll farm seaweed instead

DW recently published a piece about the impacts of declining fish stocks and climate change on coastal communities in Madagascar, and the alternative livelihoods that these communities are turning to as fishing becomes unsustainable. In Tampolove, a small village in the south of Madagascar, where people's diet consists mainly of fish and rice, fishers have started farming ...
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