People-Animals-Ecosystems-Health and Wellbeing

Posted on May 27, 2022

The Climate, Land, Agriculture and Biodiversity (CLAB)-Africa Webinar Series

Webinar 3: People-Animal-Ecosystems-Health and Wellbeing 

The nexus between people, animals and wellbeing has a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of people. However, the crosscutting nature of this nexus and its impacts is yet to be expressly realised in the existing global and regional governance frameworks.

Indeed, in this regard, as far as Africa is concerned, undertakings pertaining to the elements (people, animal and ecosystems) of the referred to nexus are individually inferred from instruments such as the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (R-ACCNNR), with such inferences permeating to sub-regional governance frameworks. The Climate, Land, Agriculture and Biodiversity (CLAB-Africa) Project presents an opportunity for Africa’s scientific community to contribute towards addressing these challenges.

The People-Animal-Ecosystems-Health and Wellbeing Webinar convened on 24 May focused on measures to increase the pace of ratification of key African legal instruments, increase research outputs on the linkages between ecosystem services and human wellbeing, which may better aid policy makers in understanding the nature of the issues faced in this regard as well as the nature of the interventions required.

Watch the recording here.

About the CLAB-Africa Project

The CLAB –Africa Project is led by University of Pretoria, Future Africa Institute, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to provide a platform for Africa’s leading scientists to engage Africa’s political leadership on the varying catalytic sectors to address the continent’s wicked challenges in this regard. The Project is structured along four thematic areas focusing on: (i) climate change impacts on food systems; (ii) people-animals-ecosystems health and wellbeing; (iii) land restoration and biodiversity and (iv) land-water-energy resources use.

- Author Shiela Chikulo

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