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Podcast by PMAC

    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.10 PMAC and The Healthy Doughnut

    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.10 PMAC and The Healthy Doughnut

    In this series, Jonathan Foster takes a closer look at the lives of youth leaders and activists, discussing the current climate, environment, and health crisis and the possibilities, alternatives, and ideas for transformational change.



    Listen to what global youth leaders really think about the handling of our intensifying Climate and Health Emergency.



    This is our tenth episode, brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023: Setting A New Health Agenda - At The Nexus Of Climate Change, Environment and Biodiversity. The conference was held on the 24-29 January 2023, Bangkok, Thailand.



    In this special extended episode, Jonathan Foster speaks to Rob Shorter of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab, Social and Behaviour Change Communication Officer from FHI360 Shreesha Nankhwa and COP27 President Youth Envoy Dr. Omnia El Omrani.



    In a fascinating and wide ranging conversation Jonathan and his guests talk about Doughnut Economics, the past, the present and the future of economics, our current power structures and what needs to change, the structural nature of change and listening instead of talking! They also hear about some actual tools you can engage with to make change in your communities and they discuss the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023, some of the discussions held by the youth envoys and the learning they gained.



    Rob Shorter is the Communities & Art Lead at DEAL. Amount other work Rob explores how the holistic goal of Doughnut Economics opens a space for collective imagining and action within communities of place and purpose around the world.



    Shreesha Nankhwa is an environmental communication professional based in Kathmandu. She is working as a Social and Behavior Change Communication Officer for USAID Clean Air at FHI360 Nepal. She has more than five years of experience working with local government, communities, and marginalized groups to lead local level evidence-based policy advocacy, awareness and behaviour change initiatives in order to mitigate environmental issues collaboratively from the ground level up.



    Omnia El Omrani is the first official Youth Envoy for the COP27 President and a Plastic Surgery Resident from Egypt. She is a Commissioner at the Lancet-Chatham House Commission on Post-COVID Population Health, a Youth Sounding Board member of the EU Commission DG-INTPA, an associate at Women Leaders for Planetary Health, and a member of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and UNICEF-Az Youth Leaders Programme.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), and Jonathan Foster of Foster Media, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), FHI 360, The World Health Organisation, The British Medical Journal, USAID, and Foster Media.



    First established in 1998, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference has grown to be one of the most important fora to discuss public health issues of global significance and the largest to be led by a low- or middle-income country.



    Theme tune written and produced by Caleb Fawcett. Find him on www.calebfawcett.com

    • 59 min
    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.09 - Lavetanalagi Seru

    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.09 - Lavetanalagi Seru

    In this series, Jonathan Foster takes a closer look at the lives of youth leaders and activists, discussing the current climate, environment, and health crisis and the possibilities, alternatives, and ideas for transformational change.



    Listen to what global youth leaders really think about the handling of our intensifying Climate and Health Emergency.



    This is our ninth episode brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023: Setting A New Health Agenda - At The Nexus Of Climate Change, Environment and Biodiversity. The conference will be held on the 24-29 January 2023, Bangkok, Thailand



    Jonathan Foster and Lavetanalagi Seru discuss values and principles, the importance indigenous cultural traditional relationship with nature and the impact of colonialism on indigenous cultural traditions including introducing a new brand of intolerance. Lavetanalagi Seru talks about his own experiences growing up in Fiji, the effect of the Cyclone Winston and the ongoing climate emergency on life on the islands. He also speaks about how the climate emergency effects marginalised people especially people of diverse sexual orientation. And he talks about the effects of inequality, the issue of increasingly limited resources and what we can do to address this global problem of resource based conflict and other social tensions.



    Lavetanalagi Seru is climate and health activist with background in youth development, climate change, gender & human rights, and social inclusion in disaster risk reduction. He is currently the Regional Policy Coordinator of the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network, the regional umbrella organisation that brings together civil society organisations and groups that are working on climate justice issues in the Pacific. Lavetanalagi is also the Co-Founder of the Alliance for Future Generations – Fiji, the largest young people led network on sustainable development in Fiji. In 2020, he was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit’s Track III on Boosting Nature Positive Production, and he currently serves as the Pacific’s Regional Board Advisor for the Next Generation Climate Board of the Global Greengrants Fund, and Board Member of Climate Action Network – International.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), and Jonathan Foster of Foster Media, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), FHI 360, The World Health Organisation, The British Medical Journal, USAID, and Foster Media.



    First established in 1998, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference has grown to be one of the most important fora to discuss public health issues of global significance and the largest to be led by a low- or middle-income country.



    Theme tune written and produced by Caleb Fawcett. Find him on www.calebfawcett.com

    • 32 min
    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.08 - Saad Uakkas

    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.08 - Saad Uakkas

    In this series, Jonathan Foster takes a closer look at the lives of youth leaders and activists, discussing the current climate, environment, and health crisis and the possibilities, alternatives, and ideas for transformational change.



    Listen to what global youth leaders really think about the handling of our intensifying Climate and Health Emergency.



    This is our eighth episode, brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023: Setting A New Health Agenda - At The Nexus Of Climate Change, Environment and Biodiversity. The conference will be held on the 24-29 January 2023, Bangkok, Thailand.



    In the episode, Jonathan Foster talks to Dr. Saad Uakkas about his views on COP 27, about pushing for change, and what is it that we are pushing against, they talk about involving people on the ground and the link between personal health and global heath and reasons why people find making the is link so difficult. They also discuss the readiness of future health systems to deal with oncoming crises and we talk a little about the future.

    Dr. Saad Uakkas, besides being a hard working medical doctor is the North Africa coordinator of the African Youth Initiative for Climate Change, as well as the coordinator of the first ever Children and Youth Pavilion at COP 27. Saad is also the winner of the 2021 Diana Award because of his efforts as a then medical student co-organised medical caravans that provided healthcare services and education to over 25,0000 people in rural communities.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), and Jonathan Foster of Foster Media, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), FHI 360, The World Health Organisation, The British Medical Journal, USAID, and Foster Media.



    First established in 1998, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference has grown to be one of the most important fora to discuss public health issues of global significance and the largest to be led by a low- or middle-income country.



    Theme tune written and produced by Caleb Fawcett. Find him on www.calebfawcett.com

    • 36 min
    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.07 - Benita Kayembe

    The World We Want: Youth Voices On Climate And Health, Ep.07 - Benita Kayembe

    In this series, Jonathan Foster takes a closer look at the lives of youth leaders and activists, discussing the current climate, environment, and health crisis and the possibilities, alternatives, and ideas for transformational change.



    Listen to what global youth leaders really think about the handling of our intensifying Climate and Health Emergency.



    This is our seventh episode, brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023: Setting A New Health Agenda - At The Nexus Of Climate Change, Environment and Biodiversity. The conference will be held on the 24-29 January 2023, Bangkok, Thailand.



    In a wide ranging discussion, Jonathan Foster and Benita Kayembe talk about everything from power relations between various interest groups around the world, the validity and success of top down solutions in global health and environmental activism, and ways to rebalance these inequalities. They discuss the need for a holistic approach to fully understanding and analysing the range of crises we are facing, and the importance of inviting all parties to “ the table”.



    Benita Kayembe is a teaching fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US. Amongst other things Benita works to improve social determinants of global health, with a focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Subsaharan Africa. Benita employs qualitative research to address socio-economic challenges facing underprivileged communities and has been researching community experience with mining, including cobalt for electric car batteries.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), and Jonathan Foster of Foster Media, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), FHI 360, The World Health Organisation, The British Medical Journal, USAID, and Foster Media.



    First established in 1998, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference has grown to be one of the most important fora to discuss public health issues of global significance and the largest to be led by a low- or middle-income country.



    Theme tune written and produced by Caleb Fawcett. Find him on www.calebfawcett.com

    • 32 min

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