June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In remote Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, rare species, virgin rain forests, and rich bio-diversity abound, as do abject poverty and steady destruction of natural habitat. But two women, initially interested in researching threatened species, saw the complex and interconnected relationships between the health of the forest and its inhabitants and developed programs that are successfully and sustainably tackling both health and environment issues.
May 07, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Kevin Henry will share highlights from CARE and the United Nations Univeristy’s “Where the Rain Falls” project, an eight-country study on the complexities of changing rainfall patterns and their effects on food security and human mobility. Stephanie Hanson will share perspectives from One Acre Fund’s work with women small-holder farmers in East Africa, and Susan Bradley will discuss activities and lessons learned from USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative.
May 02, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
A recent Atlantic article detailed the abuse of an Indian woman, by a health worker, as she undergoes a caesarean section. While strides have been made in providing access to maternal health care services – transportation, lower costs, education, etc. – there is evidence that quality of care, and perceptions of that quality, may be an equally important barrier
April 30, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In Ghana and the Philippines – countries where more than half of the population is under the age of 25 – two programs are teaching youth to play a critical role in their families, health, and community development. Leslie Mwinnyaa and Joan Castro discuss the innovative youth peer educator efforts of the Hen Mpoano Project in Ghana and EMPOWER in the Philippines.
April 22, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 22, 2013, a select panel of GeoSTEM Master Teachers discussed how teacher-leaders have come together to put policy into practice. GeoSTEM is an ongoing educational endeavor to engage teachers and students in an innovative study of Planet Earth using state-of-the-art technologies and educational resources.
April 18, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Women suffering from intimate partner violence are more likely to suffer from complications during their pregnancy, including miscarriage, low birth weight, and excessive bleeding. They’re also more likely to be denied medical assistance during childbirth by their husbands and in-laws.
April 17, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Integrated approaches to conservation and development can both preserve biodiversity and improve the lives of the people who have long depended on these resources. Dale Lewis of Community Markets for Conservation in Zambia and Katherine Raphaelson of the Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique discuss innovative ways they have addressed conservation, park restoration, and improving the well-being of surrounding communities.
April 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council’s reproductive health program. It is a key battleground for maternal health advocates. But maternal health is sometimes eclipsed by other major health and development issues on the sub-continent. For example, nearly five times as many people suffer from HIV/AIDS and more than 400 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.
February 26, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The newest quadrennial report from the National Intelligence Council identifies the “game-changers, megatrends, and black swans” that may determine the trajectory of world affairs over the next 15 years, including population dynamics and natural resource scarcity.