IHACC end of project knowledge sharing workshops in Kampala and Buhoma, Uganda July 27th and 29th-30th

by Michelle

Team members from the IHACC project Uganda team were in Kampala on June 27th to host a workshop with participating partners and students at Makerere University to share knowledge and insights gained throughout the 5 years of the project. The team then held a two day workshop in Buhoma on June 29th-30th with community leaders and members, as well as partner organizations. Team members present included Dr. Shuaib Lwasa, Dr. Lea Berrang-Ford, Dr. Sherilee Harper, Mr. Didas Namanya, Ms. Kaitlin Patterson. Workshop participants were given a wealth of materials produced from the project, including copies of scientific papers, reports, results booklets, posters, and presentations. We look forward to future collaborations in the community as IHACC moves to an end, and follow-up projects begin to take shape!

End of project workshop - Buhoma

End of project workshop - Kampâ

IHACC end of project knowledge sharing workshop in Iqaluit, Nunavut on April 25th

by Michelle

IHACC Iqaluit end of project meeting banner

Team members from the IHACC project Arctic team were in Iqaluit on Monday April 25th to host a workshop with participating community members and partners at the Nunavut Research Institute to share knowledge and insights gained throughout the 5 years of the project. Team members present included Dr. James Ford, Dr. Victoria Edge, Dr. Sherilee Harper, Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Ms. Anna Bunce, Ms. Mya Sherman and Ms. Jolène Labbé. Workshop participants were given a wealth of materials produced from the project, including copies of scientific papers, reports, results booklets, posters, and presentations. We look forward to future collaborations in the community as IHACC moves to an end, and follow-up projects begin to take shape!

IHACC team in Montreal March 8-9 to develop IHACC2 project proposal

by Edward Park

Members of the IHACC team were in Montreal last week to work on developing a project proposal for phase two of the IHACC project, planning for another five years of work as phase one comes to an end this year. Team members from Canada, Uganda and South Africa were at the table at the McGill Faculty Club in this first meeting of the proposal development stage, including Dr. James Ford and Dr. Lea Berrang-Ford, Dr. Sherilee Harper, Dr. Shuaib Lwasa, Dr. Mark New, Mr. Didacus Namanya, and Ms. Michelle Maillet. Canadian team members will soon head to Peru to meet with the team there and work on finalizing the proposal later this spring. Keep an eye out for more news on plans for phase two of the project as the team continues to build the proposal.

Team gathers for a discussion on IHACC2

Team gathers for a discussion on IHACC2

Notes from the field: Carol Zavaleta’s work with the Shawi Amazon Indigenous Peoples

by Michelle

Carol is excited to share her field report about her two trips to Peru where she worked with the Shawi Amazon Indigenous People. The two trips completed the necessary fieldwork required for Carol’s PhD thesis. For those of you unfamiliar with Carol’s work, her thesis investigates the current vulnerability of Shawi Amazon Indigenous people to food insecurity in order to identify potential adaption interventions that might mitigate risks to climate change.

Carol’s field report touches on a variety of pertinent discussions surrounding the appropriate conducting of fieldwork, including connecting with communities, creating meaningful relationships with guides, and incorporating members of the indigenous community into the research process.

Carol’s field report also offers personal insights. As a Peruvian Medical Doctor, she could not close her eyes “to the reality of indigenous health systems” and feels that the field work was essential in evolving her “perspectives about individual and collective Indigenous well-being.”

You can read the full field report here: Carol’s Field Report.