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Successful communities from ridge to reef, World Wildlife Fund, Final Report, 30 September 2003 – 28 September 2008. by Judy Oglethorpe. (pdf, 290KB).
This is the final report for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s five-year project Successful Communities from Ridge to Reef, funded under cooperative agreement GPO-A-00-03-00008-00 by the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in USAID’s Global Health Bureau. The goal of the project was to improve voluntary family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) in key areas where population growth has serious impacts on natural resources and find more sustainable solutions for local livelihoods, so as to reduce pressure on biodiversity.

USAID’s Office of Population-Reproductive Health is pleased to announce the availability of a set of training materials for developing the capacity of field practitioners to design, implement and monitor integrated approaches to Population-Health-Environment (PHE). These materials were developed under a task order by CDM International under the Environmental Health IQC. The materials aim to build country capacity to implement the steps and models outlined in the Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Projects: A Programming Manual developed in 2007.
The training materials consist of the following:

Trainer’s guide that include all the instructions for the trainers to conduct the workshop. (pdf, 1.2MB)

Participant manual that includes all the technical materials and activities. (pdf, 1.4MB)

PowerPoint Presentations (All presentations are in ppt format)
Program Design in Population, Health and Environment, Session 1 (ppt, 309KB)
Commonalities, Conditions and Characteristics of PHE Projects, Session 2 (ppt, 4.5MB)
Conceptual Model, Session 3 (ppt, 727KB)
Setting Project Goals, Objectives and Strategies, Session 4 (ppt, 4.6MB)
Selecting PHE Interventions, Session 5 (ppt, 533KB)
Identifying Indicators, Session 6 (ppt, 588KB)
PHE Implementation Models and Mechanisms, Session 7 (ppt, 833KB)
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Session 8 (ppt, 898KB)
Back Home Application, Session 9 (ppt, 271KB)

Four reference documents
Population, Health Environment Basics: E-Learning Course: This e-learning course is available through USAID’s Global Health Learning website http://www.globalhealthlearning.org/login.cfm. There is no charge for the course but registration is required. The link to the website should be sent to the participants 4-6 weeks before the training so that they can complete the course before attending the workshop as this curriculum assumes a basic level of knowledge about PHE. This should be considered a “must complete” course for acceptance into the workshop.

Overview of the Philippines Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM) Approach. (pdf, full-text). The IPOPCORM Overview describes in detail the “gold standard” IPOPCORM Project, the primary case example used to illustrate the design and field execution of PHE approaches that are conceptually and operationally coordinated. The IPOPCORM Overview is the “must-read” document for this course and should be distributed in both electronic and hard-copy form to participants 4-6 weeks before the scheduled date of the workshop.

Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Projects: A Programming Manual. (pdf, 1.8MB) Described earlier in the Background section of this introduction, the PHE programming manual is the primary source document for the content of this workshop. On the cover page for each session, specific sections of the programming manual are cited as “homework” to be reviewed in advance by participants. As a foundational reading, the programming manual should be distributed to participants 4-6 weeks beforehand.

Finn, T. 2007. A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Population-Health-Environment Programs (pdf, full-text). MEASURE Evaluation/USAID: Chapel Hill, NC. Developed by the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project, this guide is used as a key reference during Sessions 6 and 8 of the workshop.
The four-day workshop is designed for a participant group of approximately 20-24 participants consisting primarily of senior-level staff members of organizations implementing conservation, family planning/health or rural development activities who are interested in developing integrated approaches to PHE. These organizations are expected to be mostly NGOs although it is possible other types of organizations involved in PHE activities might also participate.

Publications/Articles
Rajeriharindranto H. Application du concept “Nature – Richesse – Santé et Pouvoir” ou NWHP pour
renforcer la mise à l’échelle de l’approche Commune Championne dans toutes les
Communes de la Région Anosy.USAID/Madagascar (pdf, 218KB)
Ratsisompatrarivo JS, Erdmann T, Razanadravao S. “Application du concept “Nature – Richesse – Santé et Pouvoir” ou NWHP pour renforcer la mise à l’échelle de l’approche Commune Championne dans les Communes de la Région Fianarantso.” USAID/Madagascar. (pdf, 178KB)
Conservation International. 2009. Healthy Families, Healthy Forests: Improving Human Health and Biodiversity Conservation. Arlington, VA: Conservation International.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 2008. A Manual on Integrating Health and Family Planning into Conservation Projects.
World Wildlife Fund. 2008. Scaling Up Integrated Population, Health and Environment Approaches in the Philippines.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 2008. Scaling up Population and Environment Approaches in Madagascar: A Case Study.
USAID. 2007. ISSUE BRIEF: Healthy People in a Healthy Environment in Madagascar: Better Results Through Integration.
Population-Health-Environment Policy and Practice Group. 2008. Human Population Growth and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. (pdf, 739KB)
Population Reference Bureau. 2008. Population, Health, and Environment Issues in the Philippines: A Profile of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Population Reference Bureau. 2008. Population, Health, and Environment Issues in the Philippines: A Profile of Calabarzon Region.
Woldu, Z. 2008. The Population, Health and Environment Nexus: the Need for Integration and Networking. (pdf, 268KB)
WHO. 2008. Health and Environment: Managing the Linkages for Sustainable Development – A Tool Kit for Decision Makers. (pdf 2.33MB) – This report introduces a “tool-kit” to support integration of environment and health considerations into decision-making.
Toth, C. 2008. Madagascar: Improving Lives through CARE’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (pdf, 519KB). In eastern Madagascar, CARE’s Extra Mile Initiative (EMI) has worked to ensure exactly that: education and services in family planning in six remote communes that border important conservation zones, where ecological resources are under pressure from a growing population.
Pielemeier, J., L. Hunter and R. Layng. 2007. Assessment of USAID’s Population and Environment Projects and Programming Options (pdf, 1.5MB). Washington DC: USAID. Limited Internal Distribution.
D’Agnes L. and C. Margoluis. 2007. Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Projects: A Programming Manual (pdf, 1.8MB). Washington DC: USAID. Acchieving environmentally-sustainable development in situations of surging population growth, declining biodiversity, and chronic poverty requires strategic planning, multi-disciplinary interventions and crosssector linked approaches that mirror the livelihood strategies of poor households and communities. This manual was designed with such a need in mind using evidence from programs in Madagascar, the Philippines, and other countries where integrated approaches to development have been explored and brought to scale over the past decade.
Finn, T. 2007. A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Population-Health-Environment Programs (pdf-full-text). MEASURE Evaluation/USAID: Chapel Hill, NC. The overall objective of this guide is to encourage program monitoring and evaluation and improve the quality of work in the population-healthenvironment area. To this end, the guide provides a comprehensive listing of the most widely used M&E indicators for population-health-environment programs in developing countries
Oglethorpe J, Ericson J, et al. People on the Move: Reducing the Impact of Human Migration on Diversity. Washington DC: World Wildlife Fund, 2007. World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International explored the scope of migration’s negative impacts on nature and investigated possible solutions.

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