Join us all summer long for presentations from experts in the fields of conservation, reproductive health care, and reproductive rights! We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be interesting and informative conversations over the coming months!
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“The Role of Social and Gender Inclusion in Integrated Health and Conservation Work”
Join us for a presentation with social and gender inclusion expert, Nathalie Simoneau of the World Wildlife Fund. During her talk, she will discuss her role in incorporating social policies into WWF’s global programs in addition to touching on various projects she’s been involved with using the PHE framework.
Date: Wednesday, August 18th
Time: 2pm ET/11am PT
Nathalie Simoneau, Director, Gender and Social Inclusion, WWF-US
Nathalie Simoneau joined WWF in 2010 as part of the People and Conservation team working on population, health, and environment (PHE) initiatives. She has a background in public health nutrition and food security and holds a Masters’ Degree from McGill University’s Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment. She has worked for nearly 20 years in program design and implementation at the nexus of health, development, and conservation in Central African countries, Mozambique, Nepal, Cambodia and with Indigenous communities in Northern Canada. Nathalie focuses on ensuring proper mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into WWF conservation programs globally and promotes and ensures the application of social policies and principles into all WWF’s work. She is also a member of the Core Team responsible for WWF Network’s Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF) roll-out. She provides strategic and technical guidance, and supports policy and advocacy efforts through various international platforms, to influence adoption of integrated approaches in conservation programming, to reach more sustainable human wellbeing and conservation outcomes.
Past Summer Series Events
Virtual Screening and Discussion of 8 Billion Angels
To commemorate this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, we hosted a virtual screening and discussion on the documentary, 8 Billion Angels. Building off of Earth Overshoot’s key messages, 8 Billion Angels is an incredible feature film that highlights rapid population growth’s role in our environmental crises. With humanity consuming resources at a rate that vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them, Earth Overshoot Day and 8 Billion Angels play an important role in raising awareness about the true conflict with a swelling population and the sustainability of our planet.
Advancing Climate and Poverty Solutions Through Equitable Change
Project Drawdown’s new initiative, Drawdown Lift aims to simultaneously address climate change and alleviate extreme poverty through the advancement of interdisciplinary solutions-based approaches for low and middle-income countries. During her presentation, Kristen will delve into the important role of equity in health and education as climate solutions, as well as poverty alleviation.
Population Connection “Page Turners” Book Club
Enjoy reading? Passionate about population dynamics and its impacts on our environment? Then tune in for our book club meetings! Our July meeting focused on Alan Weisman’s Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth. Weisman’s book highlights the importance of shrinking our collective human footprint to avoid driving any more species – including our own – to extinction.
Climate, Environment, and the Rights of Women and Girls
Karen Gaia Pitts, Project Coordinator for Transition Earth and founder of the Maasai Harmonial Development and Sustainability project, will discuss how the program focuses on the use of community-based solutions to enhance conservation practices, build resilient communities, and improve the health and well-being of local villagers. In addition, Joshua Mirondo, Transition Earth volunteer and Communications Team member at Reproductive Health Uganda, will share his on-the-ground experiences as a reproductive health trainer and peer educator.