IHACC project and Michelle Maillet featured in SciDevNet article on Indigenous voices at global climate change negotiations

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Last September, in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris, Michelle Maillet was interviewed in the context of her Master’s research and her role as project manager of the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change project for a news piece examining current engagement with Indigenous voices at the international level.

To read the piece, please click on the link provided below.

Spotlight: Joint Action on Climate Change, Getting local voices to global talks on climate change, SciDevNet, October 14th 2015.

The article can also be found on the UNPO and AllAfrica websites.

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Dr. James Ford and Mya Sherman featured in the Peruvian news papers La Republica and Correo

by Michelle

Last October, Dr. James Ford and project lead Mya Serman were interviewed while in Lima for meetings and workshops related to the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change project by local news papers La Republica and Correo.

To read the articles (published in Spanish), please follow the links provided below.

James Ford: “Los humanos somos más adaptables de lo que creemos”, La Republica, October 22nd 2015 edition.

Mya Sherman: “Producimos información no solo para los libros”, Correo, October 21st 2015 edition.

IHACC Knowledge Dissemination event in Lima, Peru

by Michelle

Last week, the IHACC Peru team hosted a two day seminar called Diagnóstico Climático 2015 at the UPCH Miraflores campus. The event sought to create a space for interaction, discussion and learning to describe and assess the relationship between climate change and health. The seminar specifically focused on climate change and climate variability and the health of indigenous and rural communities. The event included a variety of presentations and roundtable discussions with participation by public and private actors from local, regional, national, and international levels. The event was attended by >50 people including high level representatives from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment. IHACC team members Dr. Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, Dr. César Cárcamo, Jahir Anicama Diaz, Dr. James Ford, Dr. Sherilee Harper, and Mya Sherman presented on both days of the event.

IHACC Peru Knowledge Sharing event 2015