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Weathering Change: Stories About Climate and Family From Women Around the World

Weathering Change takes us to Ethiopia, Nepal and Peru to hear the stories of women as they struggle to care for their families, while enduring crop failures and water scarcity. The film shows how women and families are already adapting to the climate change challenges that threaten their health and their livelihoods. The film is accompanied by a brief advocacy guide for viewers.

Year: 2011

Source: PAI [Film | Guide]

    Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-Based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators Working on Integrated PHE Activities

    This manual was developed to train individuals to integrate community-based family planning and health into PHE projects through community-based distribution and peer education. The curriculum shows how community-based distributors (CBDs) and Peer Educators (PEs) can be trained to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning within a PHE context. The modules include international family planning norms and guidance on sexually-transmitted infections/diseases. This training was field-tested in Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia. It is best for: 1) training-of-trainers events where facilitators learn how to train PHE CBDs and PHE Adult PEs on community-based education and distribution of family planning methods within the context of an integrated PHE intervention; and 2) workshops where local trained facilitators train PHE CBDs and PHE Adult PEs who work on integrated PHE activities.

    Year: 2011

    Source: The BALANCED Project

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      Population, Health and Environment M&E Training Tool Kit

      This training toolkit aims to increase the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) capacity, skills and knowledge of those who plan, implement, and evaluate integrated health and community development programs in low-resource settings. The toolkit provides managers, technical specialists, and M&E staff with user-friendly, modifiable training components that can be adapted for a specific developing-country and programmatic contexts. The toolkit helps users conduct effective M&E from program inception to indicator selection through assessment design. The toolkit also promotes M&E efforts that highlight the integrated nature of these programs and the unique contributions Population, Health and Environment (PHE) programs make over traditional single-sector efforts. The Training Toolkit Components are:
      • Introduction to PHE M&E Toolkit
      • Training modules, PowerPoint slides including facilitator notes
      • Facilitator notes
      • A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Population-Health-Environment Programs

      Year: 2009

      Source: MEASURE Evaluation

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        Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Youth Peer Education: A Guide for Training Youth Peer Educators Working on Integrated PHE Activities

        This guide was adapted from the Youth Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Environmental Education: Training Manual for Youth Peer Educators developed by PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI) under its Integrated Population and Coastal Resources Management (IPOPCORM) initiative and other resources. It incorporates international family planning norms and guidance on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), including the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (WHO 2004), Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers (WHO/RHR and JHU/CCP 2007), Contraceptive Technology (Hatcher et al. 2007), and Sexually Transmitted and Other Reproductive Tract Infections: A Guide to Essential Practice (WHO 2005).

        Year: 2011

        Source: The BALANCED Project

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          Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors

          This training guide was developed to train population, health and environment (PHE) Community-based Distributors (CBDs) who work on integrated PHE activities. A PHE CBD is someone who is trained to provide information on PHE, family planning (FP) methods, and the stocking and sales of FP commodities. This training guide can be used to train new PHE CBDs over a two-day period. It contains 12 modules covering basic topics that PHE CBDs need to know to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning with community members within a PHE context. The modules are based on international norms and guidance as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). This Guide is based on the publication “Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators,” which is geared for training master trainers who will, in turn, train PHE adult peer educators and PHE CBDs.

          Year: 2012

          Source: The BALANCED Project

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            Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Adult Peer Educators

            This training guide was developed to train PHE Adult Peer Educators (PEs) who work on integrated PHE activities. This training guide contains 12 modules covering basic topics that PHE Adult Peer Educators need to know to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning with community members within a PHE context. This Guide is based on the BALANCED Project publication, “Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators.”

            Year: 2011

            Source: The BALANCED Project

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              PHE Minimum Package of Services

              The integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach is one of the key solutions to attaining sustainable development in the East Africa region. However, the need for guided PHE programming is a fundamental requirement in order to ensure that integrated services address the needs of communities and gaps in service delivery, hence LVBC produced the PHE Minimum Package of Services. The document is intended to be used by communities, local government level implementers, and stakeholders to plan and set priorities for implementation of PHE activities. It is also a framework for accountability and performance measurement in PHE programming.

              Year: 2016

              Source: Lake Victoria Basin Commission

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                PHE Field Implementation: A Simple PHE Resource Guide/Compendium for Practitioners

                The Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development (BALANCED) Project developed this publication to provide field-based practitioners of PHE projects with a comprehensive set of ideas and resources for project implementation, from project design to evaluation. This Guide provides brief explanations and links to tools that are considered most useful to PHE practitioners in different stages of PHE project design and implementation. It draws on best practices and approaches used by nongovernmental organizations implementing PHE projects and the BALANCED Project’s experience developing and assisting other organizations to develop PHE projects in Africa and Asia.

                Year: 2013

                Source: The BALANCED Project

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                  Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Projects: A Programming Manual

                  This highly detailed program design manual begins by describing the evolution of PHE integrated projects, and why they remain relevant. It then lays out critical steps for designing and implementing a PHE project. These steps are not strictly sequential; there is more than one successful way to carry out a project. The steps are provided as a guideline for project designers to determine if they are on the right track. This document also aims to achieve longer and larger success in PHE projects by creating value-added synergies, and including sustainability and scalability in project design. Emphasis is placed on these components as crucial steps to designing a successful integrated project.

                  Year: 2007

                  Source: United States Agency for International Development

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                    HIV/AIDS and Environment: A Manual for Conservation Organizations on Impacts and Responses

                    Produced by World Wildlife Fund and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, this manual aims to raise awareness of the links between HIV/AIDS and the environment, and provide guidance to conservation organizations on actions they can take to reduce the impacts on their organizations, the local communities they partner with, and the environment. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is having serious impacts on biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In light of these impacts, this manual is designed to help conservation organizations plan and take action to protect staff, the communities in which they work, and the natural resources and biodiversity they aim to conserve. Suggested interventions include workplace actions, training strategies, community actions and scaling up responses among the broader conservation community.

                    Year: 2013

                    Source: World Wildlife Fund | Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

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