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 impacted by climate breakdown, overfishing, global health crises and social injustice.
“Life would definitely be simpler if we stayed within the familiar confines of our separate sectors. However, the complex nature of the problems we are addressing means that we owe it to the communities we serve to develop approaches that will most effectively solve these problems, approaches that are resilient enough to withstand whatever challenge we will face next.”
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