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November 5, 2021

Building Forward Better: Advancing SRHR for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Discussions around climate change and sexual and reproductive health rarely occur in the same spaces, despite ever growing evidence showing that they should. Climate change threatens human health and rights—and […]

Girls’ Education and Family Planning: Essential Components of Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Today, both universal education and sexual and reproductive health and rights are severely underfunded, particularly for women and girls in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). Dedicating climate adaptation financing […]

April 14, 2021

Vulnerability and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Current Research and Needs for Population Information

This paper addresses four related topics: (1) varying definitions of vulnerability and resilience (and, to a lesser extent, adaptive capacity) and the implications of those differences for societal analysis, (2) candidate approaches to characterizing societal resilience to climate change, (3) methods for assessing resilience, and (4) the potential contribution of a richer understanding of affected populations to the study of resilience.

The Role of Community-Based Coastal Conservation and Development Initiatives in Building Social-Ecological Resilience to Climate Change: Experiences From Southern Madagascar

This article examines a PHE program in Madagascar, and illustrates how practical initiatives can contribute to building immediate and long-lasting resilience and adaptive capacity.

April 13, 2021

Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch: Report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health

This Commission identifies three categories of challenges that must be addressed to maintain and enhance human health in the face of increasingly harmful environmental trends, and identifies opportunities for action to reduce environmental damage by six key constituencies: health professionals, research funders and the academic community, the UN and Bretton Woods bodies, governments, investors and corporate reporting bodies, and civil society organisations

Resilience, Integrated Development and Family Planning: Building Long-Term Solutions

This article examines resilience; summarises approaches to resilience developed by the Rockefeller and Packard Foundations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID); and describes successful examples of how family planning has been integrated into current environment and development programmes.

April 9, 2021

Promoting Resilience Through Family Planning in Kenya

Developed in partnership with the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) and with generous support from USAID Kenya and East Africa through the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, PRB has created a short video that outlines the connections between family planning and resilience in Kenya.

April 5, 2021

Linking Population, Fertility and Family Planning with Adaptation to Climate Change: Views from Ethiopia

Using qualitative methods, PAI, in collaboration with Miz-Hsab Research Center and the Joint Global Change Research Institute, explored how Ethiopian communities react to and cope with climate variation, which groups are the most vulnerable, what resources communities need to adapt to climate change, and the role of family planning and reproductive health in increasing resilience to climate change impacts.

April 2, 2021

Integrating Family Planning and Food Security: Lessons From the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Community

A webinar conducted by the FANTA Project to discuss why it is important to link family planning and food security, how family planning contributes to building resilience and promoting climate-compatible development, and how lessons and experiences from multisectoral population, health, and environment programs can be applied to food security programs.

March 25, 2021

Gender and Resilience: From Theory to Practice

This paper synthesizes four case studies from Uganda, Myanmar, Sudan/Chad, and Burkina Faso, documenting strategies towards building gender equality through resilience projects.