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Population, Health and Environment: Engaging Policymakers to Invest in Integrated Development

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Greetings! Please join ABCG with the Population Reference Bureau on a multimedia presentation, with: Jason Bremner, Associate Vice President for Population, Health, and Environment, PRB and Kristen, Senior Policy Analyst, PRB.
When Jan 14, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 2004C Washington, DC 20037
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Contact Phone 202-495-4688
Attendees Jason Bremner
Kristen P. Patterson
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Humans and the environment are inextricably linked. Population size and age, fertility, mobility, settlement patterns, and resource availability and consumption all influence the impact we have on the environment. Solving the complex challenges we face today demands a better understanding of how these aspects of population impact the environment, how environmental change impacts our health and well-being, and what can be done to address these issues. PRB's International Programs improve the well-being of current and future generations and contribute to positive social change, with an emphasis on the developing world. PRB's Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) program aims to:
  • Increase awareness among decision-makers, professionals, and advocates about population, health, and environment challenges and integrated, rights-based solutions.
  • Build leadership and capacity to work on and communicate about population, health, and environment linkages.
  • Develop regional networks for information sharing and collaboration.
  • Strengthen journalists' reporting on population, health, and environment topics.
Jason Bremner will provide an overview of global demographic trends. Then, Kristen Patterson will share PRB's new ENGAGE multimedia presentation on "Population, Health, and Environment Working Together," which highlights the complex and interrelated challenges faced by many families and communities around the world, and shows how the PHE (population, health, and environment) approach can address these challenges.

 

About the Presenters:

 

Jason Bremner is Associate Vice President for Population, Health, and Environment at the Population Reference Bureau, where he aims to inform and empower decision-makers through research, writing, and outreach on the relationships between population, development, and environmental change. As Deputy Director of PRB's USAID funded IDEA project (Informing Decisionmakers to Act) he works in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with networks of professionals, researchers, and policymakers who are advocating for innovative policy and program solutions to cross-cutting health, economic, and environment issues. He has 20 years of research and program management experience in international development and has worked throughout South America and Africa. Jason has a PhD from University of North Carolina's Population Center and an MPH in global health from Emory University. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and policy briefs on the diverse topics including the demographic dividend, migration and the environment, population and food security, and population and climate change.

 

Kristen P. Patterson is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Population Reference Bureau. She has over 15 years of experience in the health and environment fields. She studied biology at Colby College, and then served in Niger with the Peace Corps. After her service she earned a MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, and a certificate in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kristen then conducted research in Niger with the International Livestock Research Institute on conflict management strategies used by farmers and pastoralists. She then worked as a USAID Population Environment Fellow in Madagascar, collaborating with local NGOs to create and implement the population, health, and environment (PHE) component of a bilateral health project. Kristen went on to work for nearly six years with The Nature Conservancy's Africa Region, advancing policy initiatives and programs on climate change adaptation and community-based natural resources management in eastern and southern Africa, and helped launch an innovative PHE project with Pathfinder International in western Tanzania. Kristen recently completed her MPH at Johns Hopkins in women's and reproductive health.

If you are unable to attend in person, join us via WebEx webinar.
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