Online Program

Women and Climate Change

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 4:19 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Nick Lunch, Director, InsightShare, Oxford, United Kingdom
In late 2012, a participatory video project brought Ilchamus women together to explore how climate change influences their lives. They made this video to discuss the more severe flooding of the past few years as well as other changes in their natural environment, such as deforestation, and to explain how these changes have negatively affected their well-being by ruining their huts, damaging roads and causing conflicts between tribes, scarcity of firewood and health problems for them, their children and their livestock. The women decided to use the project 'to create unity' among themselves by starting women's groups to support each other.

The project was organised and implemented by local Maasai facilitators, from the Conversations With the Earth project, with support from a senior facilitator from South Africa. It was made possible with the support of the Lia Fund.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify critical challenges affecting indigenous women in Kenya due to climate change

Keyword(s): Advocacy for health and health education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be video Author on content I am responsible for because I am the Director and Founder of the organisation InsightShare whch carried out the project in Ilchanmus communities in Kenya. Insightshare have remained in contact with local partners and participants, who informed me of the impacts of the video to date.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.