A multisectoral approach bolstering resilience for people and planet

Garth Cripps and Blue Ventures
Publié: 11 août 2021
Dernière modification: 11 août 2021
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Résumé

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inter-connectedness of environmental and human health. This is acknowledged in many recovery strategies, including the WHO’s first prescription for a healthy, green recovery from the pandemic, which is to “Protect and preserve the source of human health: Nature.” This awareness underpins a growing understanding that our most pressing global challenges require multidimensional, multisectoral solutions.

 

Blue Ventures recognises the links between poor health, poverty, environmental degradation and vulnerability to climate change. In response to these interconnected challenges, we have developed a holistic approach to conservation, integrating community health services with local marine management and coastal livelihood initiatives. This approach creates operational efficiencies and synergies that make us highly effective at achieving health and conservation goals. It has also enabled our partner communities to better navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Classifications

Région
Afrique de l'Est et du Sud
Asie du Sud
Asie du Sud-Est
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Intranational
Local
Ecosystème
Herbiers marins
La mer ouverte
Lagune
Mangrove
Récif corallien
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Thème
Acteurs locaux
Cadre juridique et politique
Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
Gouvernance des Aires protégées et conservées
Moyens d'existence durables
Pêche et aquaculture
Restauration
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Santé et bien-être humain
Services écosystèmiques
Sécurité alimentaire
Îles
Défis
Précipitations erratiques
Perte de biodiversité
Acidification des océans
Montée du niveau des mers
Cyclones tropicaux / typhons
Utilisations conflictuelles / impacts cumulatifs
Perte de l'écosystème
Récolte non durable, y compris la surpêche
Manque d'accès au financement à long terme
Manque d'autres possibilités de revenu
Extraction de ressources matérielles
Manque de capacités techniques
Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
Manque de sécurité alimentaire
Chômage / pauvreté
Objectifs de Développement Durable
ODD 1 - Pas de pauvreté
ODD 2 - Faim "zéro"
ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
ODD 5 - Égalité entre les sexes
ODD 10 - Inégalités réduites
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Approches pour l’engagement des entreprises
Engagement direct avec des associations

Emplacement

Madagascar | Mozambique, India, Indonesia

Défis

  • Poor community health, limiting communities’ ability to engage in conservation
  • Poverty and heavy reliance upon natural resources, with a lack of alternative livelihoods
  • Overfishing and the collapse of marine ecosystems
  • Weak national public health systems
  • Limited community ability to respond to shocks and stressors (such as pandemics or extreme weather events

Bénéficiaires

  • Local communities in the area of implementation
  • Neighboring communities, and coastal communities throughout Madagascar through knowledge sharing and capacity building

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

Through listening to communities, addressing community needs in a holistic way, including ensuring that they enjoy good health and have access to financial resources, communities are better able to address longer term goals such as the sustainable use of marine resources. Investing in building community capacity for marine resource management means that those most reliant on those resources are enabled to manage them, for the benefit of people and planet.

Les impacts positifs

  • The health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were mitigated
  • Improvement in the health of communities
  • Greater ability to earn a livelihood and engage with non-extractive livelihood opportunities
  • Greater food security
  • Greater sense of empowerment
  • Greater community ability to engage in natural resource management

Contribué par

Vik Mohan Blue Ventures