Health

Enhancing Planetary Health to meet the SDGs: Integrating Indigenous and Local Knowledge in human health decision-making and planning in Fiji

BACKGROUND The proposed lab aims to co-identify the various socio-ecological transitions (e.g., changes to governance arrangements, need for new data and capacity building, integration customary decision-making into national policies) and co-develop a priority sub-set of associated strategies that will be required to facilitate social transformations within human health planning and decision-making that integrates Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) in meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (i.e., SDG 3-Human Health). Adopting systems thinking, the lab will take into consideration synergies with other SDGs (e.g., land, water, climate change, partnerships) and local sustainability goals . This lab will provide the first opportunity within human health in the Pacific Islands where we explore...

Young Entrepreneurs to Advance Local Economies and Community Health in Africa

BACKGROUND An extraordinary number of young adults and less developed local labor markets call for innovative economic solutions in African countries. Innovations should both increase labor market participation of young adults and transform local economies. At the same time, in many African countries there are serious threats to community health through water or vector borne diseases. Lack of clean drinking water and unimproved sanitation facilities put communities in dire need to find sustainable solutions to improve community health. AIMS An economic innovation with pilot status is ADA Microfinance Luxembourg’s Young Entrepreneurs Initiative. It provides microloans and financial training to help young people to start their own business in three African...