Working Holistically

20
Dec

DW: What do fishing and family planning have in common?

"In many parts of the developing world, contraception and family planning are sensitive issues. But what happens when communities ask for it themselves?" DW have published an article covering our holistic population-health-environment approach, including why gender equality is fundamental to community-led conservation. Read the full article here: What do fishing and family planning have in ...
12
Dec

CNN: When the coral disappears, so will they

John D. Sutter, a columnist for CNN Opinion, recently spent a week with Blue Ventures staff in Southwest Madagascar to write a story about climate change, coral bleaching, and the impact that these changes have on coastal communities. "Research indicates nearly all the world's coral reefs could be lost by 2050... and 275 million people depend on ...
10
Aug

Blog: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision

The Belioness lionfish jewelry group gather from across Belize to develop a shared vision for their social enterprise; United women, empowered communities, and a healthy, beautiful reef. Read the full post: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision
28
Jun

Partnership with USAID Mikolo enhances health-environment work in southwest Madagascar

Blue Ventures has signed a partnership agreement with USAID Mikolo to increase access to child health services for remote coastal communities in southwest Madagascar, as part of our integrated health-environment programme in the area. In a region where 1 in 13 children dies before their fifth birthday, this new collaboration is a critical step for advancing community-based management of preventable illnesses, ...
10
Jun

News Deeply: Eco Volunteers Fill Healthcare Gap in Madagascar

Blue Ventures' community health work is featured in the article 'Eco Volunteers Fill Healthcare Gap' in Madagascar in the online magazine News Deeply.
18
May

Blog: Working across sectors for real change

Our holistic approach to marine conservation involves public health professionals, fisheries specialists, aquaculture technicians and community organisers. Bringing together such diverse talents and skills to enable interdisciplinary work requires cross-training! Read the full post: Working across sectors for real change.
16
May

Blog: New beginnings across the Mozambique Channel

Support partnerships with the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Peace Parks Foundation are set to integrate community health services into coastal resource management efforts in two of Mozambique’s most critical marine ecosystems Read the full post: New beginnings across the Mozambique Channel
4
May

Blog: Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area

Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area Read the full post: Elections bring new leaders and energy into the committee governing Madagascar’s first locally managed marine area
24
Mar

Madagascar PHE Network: Numerous new cross-sector partnerships sparked through dynamic workshop!

Efforts to advance sustainable development in Madagascar received a boost last week as more than 20 health and conservation organisations came together to establish new partnerships and share learning about joint initiatives. Check out the full story: Numerous new cross-sector partnerships sparked through dynamic workshop!
22
Dec

The Changer: Building Sustainable Coastal Communities

The Changer interviewed our Executive Director Alasdair Harris about his motivation for starting Blue Ventures, and how Blue Ventures can succeed where other marine conservation organisations have struggled: "We began working with coastal communities in south-western Madagascar to develop an approach that would return meaningful economic benefits in timeframes that worked for fishers, that would protect marine biodiversity, ...
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