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BALANCED Project East Africa PHE Course Completed in February 2013

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The BALANCED Project conducted a two-week course entitled, “Building Community Resilience: Integrating Population, Health and Environment (PHE)”, in Bagamoyo, Tanzania from February 18-28, 2013. Sixteen participants from Ethiopia, the Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda completed the training in PHE concepts relating to family planning, health, climate change, coastal resources management, resilience, behavior change communication, systems thinking, advocacy, scaling up and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Ethiopia PHE Champion Advocates for Integrated Approaches at April 18 Aspen Institute Panel

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Shewaye Deribe from the Ethio-Wetlands Natural Resource Association (EWNRA) in Ethiopia participated in a panel called, "A Long Walk to Water: Women, Population & Access to safe Water," on April 18, 2012. Deribe discussed the challenges of natural resource management in the face of changing climatic conditions and increasing population growth. He then described how EWNRA integrated family planning and reproductive health services with support from the BALANCED Project.

Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island (URI)

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The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) has over 35 years experience in integrated ecosystem governance with a focus on coastal developing nations, including some of the most poor but biodiversity rich countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and Latin America. The Center uses an integrated approach to natural resources management that gives attention to issues that are important to coastal communities but that do not fall solely within a more sectoral approach to natural resources management or conservation.

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