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Other Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Links

Introduction - The organizations listed below do not currently receive PHE Funds from the USAID Burureau of Global Health’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health. Nevertheless, these organizations have made  important contributions to the PHE field.  Most are currently active in PHE work.

  • Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) - ABCG is an initiative of six U.S.-based international PHE Project in Ugandaconservation NGOs (several of whom are USAID PHE partners) with field programs in Africa. ABCG explores emerging conservation issues, shares lessons learned, and seeks opportunities for collaboration. HIV/AIDS and Natural Resource management Linkages are a featured theme.

  • Animal Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) - AHEAD catalyzes work focused on several themes of critical importance to the future of animal agriculture, human health and livelihoods, and wildlife health and conservation (including zoonoses, competition over grazing and water resources, disease mitigation, local and global food security, and other potential sources of conflict related to overall land-use planning and the reality of resource limitations).

  • Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) - The Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) operated from 1989-2001 as a consortium of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and World Resources Institute (WRI) and was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  BSP's mission was to promote conservation of the world's biological diversity believing that a healthy and secure living resource base is essential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. BSP carried out its mission by supporting projects that combined conservation with social and economic development. Although six years have passed since the Program ended, it’s website still serves as a link to important documents that addressed linkages between environment, health and livelihoods.

  • Foundations of Success (FOS) - FOS is a small, not-for-profit organization committed to working with practitioners to learn how to do conservation better through the process of adaptive management. FOS works with other conservation organizations to help them develop adaptive management systems, facilitate cross-project and cross-site learning, and conduct monitoring and evaluation.  FOS has produced important PHE resources including  “Conventional Wisdom on Causal Linkages among Population, Health, and Environment  Interventions and Targets.”

  • Population Action International (PAI) - PAI is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights.  Population Action International works to improve individual well-being and preserve global resources by mobilizing political and financial support for population, family planning and reproductive health policies and programs. PAI seeks to make clear the linkages between population, reproductive health, the environment and development.

  • Save the Children Philippines - Save the Children has been working to make a difference in the lives of Filipino children for more than 20 years.  The mission of Save the Children Philippines is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of these disadvantaged children and adolescents. Save the Children’s international high impact program called “Development Programs for Children” provides the direction for the three main components of the Philippines Field Office health initiative. These are the School Health and Nutrition Program (SHN) Program, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health and the linked programming on Population, Health and Environment (PHE).

  • Communications Consortium Media Center - The Center is a public interest media center dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations use media and new technologies as tools for policy change.  The CCMC’s Global Health and Development 2015 Project addresses Global population and reproductive health issues, which have been a cornerstone of CCMC’s work for more than a decade. CCMC's program uses strategic communications to generate media attention and a supportive public climate for family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide.

  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation - The Packard Foundation  works to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore the earth's natural systems.  Between  1999 and 2006, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Population-Environment Initiative placed primary emphasis on supporting projects that integrated conservation and family planning at community levels within selected areas of high biodiversity. The Initiative also supported leadership development and increased advocacy for and awareness of population-environment (PE) linkages. 

  • Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) - The PERN Network seeks to advance academic research on population and the environment by promoting online scientific exchange among researchers from social and natural science disciplines worldwide. In addition to providing a PHE calendar and links to cyber-seminars, the PERN website links to the PERN eLibrary,  an important and unique reference tool for classic population-environment literature; journal articles; conference and working papers; relevant data sets; and educational resources. 

  • Summit Foundation - The Foundation promotes the health and well-being of the planet - its people and its natural environment - by achieving a sustainable global population, and protecting the earth's biodiversity.  To achieve our mission, the Foundation focuses on empowering young people and protecting the Mesoamerican Reef.

  • World Neighbors - WN pioneered integrated programming around the population – environment linkage in the 1950s in the marginalized communities in which it worked, calling the linkage “reproductive health/natural resources management. Today, World Neighbors has programs in 16 countries provides training so that people gain the skills and leadership to work together for change.  After 5 to 10 years presence in a geographic area, World Neighbors moves on, leaving behind a network of leaders with the skills to enable the community to undertake development initiatives on their own

  • Population-Environment Coalition - Since 2002, conservation, environment and population groups have come together around the belief that addressing human population growth, along with social and gender inequities, is fundamental to protecting and restoring natural resources, slowing global warming and protecting habitat. As a coalition, these organizations actively collaborate on educating the public and elected officials on population-environment links, and encourage support for bilateral and multilateral population programs in conjunction with investments in education, employment, equity for women and families and sustainable development.