Dr. Brown is the Bixby Center's postdoctoral scholar. She conducts her research through Pathfinder’s Climate Resilience Innovation Lab.
Climate change is having a profound effect on health – including sexual and reproductive health. Effectively addressing these risks will require new approaches and partnerships. Over the past several months, Dr. Brown has worked with staff at Pathfinder International to develop and pilot the Climate Resilience Innovation Lab (CRIL), a workshop series designed to use participatory active learning exercises to leverage existing research and knowledge, build community, and develop translatable skills for climate innovation aligned with local needs and vision. This talk will offer an overview of connections between climate and reproductive health, introduce the CRIL approach, and share lessons learned that can be applied in participatory and community-based design research.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has made clear the rapidly narrowing opportunity to enable climate resilient development. To create a different future, we must work differently, integrating across sectors, seeking synergy between climate and development actions, and highlighting diverse knowledge and innovation—especially from women and girls.
Women and girls may be the most affected by climate change—but they are also key to climate resilience and a thriving future.
This event was presented by U.C. Berkeley Bixby Center in collaboration with Pathfinder International.
This is Bhavya Joshi's research presentation for Bixby Center. Bhavya is a second year student in the DrPH Program at the School of Public Health , UC Berkeley. She was one of Bixby Center's Summer Internship recipients in 2022. Her work centered on the issues of sexual and reproductive health in the refugee areas of Croatia.
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