17th Wonca World Rural Health Conference

‘Rural Effects of Climate Change’ Webinar

December 19, 2020
Pratyush Kumar


India: Secretary WONCA RURAL: SE Asia

Chat Transcript

Chat Transcript

00:18:13 Elhadi Miskeen: Hi every one
00:18:37 Elhadi Miskeen: Its my pleasure to be with you in this amazing webinar
00:18:49 PRATIMA DURGA: Hello from Brisbane 🙂
00:19:12 Ewen McPhee: Congratulations Pratyush
00:30:29 Bruce Chater: Please share comments and questions in chat
00:45:19 declanfox: Excellent presentation. Thank you very much.
00:45:32 Dr. Pratyush Kumar: thanks
00:46:07 Elhadi Miskeen: Excellent and informative presentation
00:46:21 Nandita Hazra: Thank you. It was a comprehensive talk!
00:46:54 MANISH TAYWADE: what is current single most challenge?
00:49:35 MANISH TAYWADE: superb presentation, very informative dr pratyush
00:51:37 Rick Botelho: Yes, Pratyush, we need a story movement about inequities. I woke up early (4am EST). I was updating this blog when an alert came up for this meeting. This video is all about we can use complexity thinking to develop equity leadership development. Here is another perspective. This is work-in-progress. Candor and feedback welcomed. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/healthyrecovery-how-can-virtues-true-patriotism-peace-rick-botelho.
00:52:28 MANISH TAYWADE: Chhabra madam, very new thought provoking idea, I wish to learn more from you madam
00:54:13 Mayara Floss: hi all! It would be great to have the link of the presentation to share around. Where it will be available?
00:55:11 Nandita Hazra: Rick, thanks for sharing the link!
00:55:12 Bill Burdick: Engineers may be important partners in adaptation. What successful collaborations with engineers can participants share?
00:55:17 Mayara Floss: Thanks Pratyush and Rural Wonca for bringing this important theme. I think it will be key for us to work closer to Wonca Env.
00:55:26 Mayara Floss: congratulations Pratyush!
00:55:54 declanfox: Agree with that, Bill.
00:56:08 Bruce Chater: Mayara – as mentioned, hope to have on ruralwonca.org in NY
00:56:49 Ewen McPhee: Thank you for the presentation Pratyush. There was so much to absorb in your presentation. A recent book published in Australia, called Dark Emu told the story of the way our first nations people lived in balance with the land in a sustainable way. Can we learn from rural communitiees regards sustainable land use and animal; husbandry or is it too late for #LIMC countries.
00:58:09 Lizzy Igbine: Some thing here inspired me. it is the relationship between food scarcity, hunger and poverty. We need a strategy to increase food production, improve Nutrition in our Communities and reduce poverty.
00:58:44 Heather McGrath: Lizzy
00:59:06 Rick Botelho: In response to Bill’s question, this organizations is addressing safe water and sanitation issues and more.https://oneshared.world. https://oneshared.world
00:59:18 Bill Burdick: to measure impact, consider a book by Esther Duflo, Poor Economics
01:01:10 declanfox: One point about food supply, some big percentage of what we grow rots in the ground or on the way to market so one big thing we need to look at is more efficient use of what we are growing. Ewen, I fear there are just too many of us on this earth for us all to live in balance with nature—BUT I suspect that the future will not depend on just one big change, probably a lot of smaller initiatives.
01:03:07 Bill Burdick: cost effective, sustainable innovation is the focus of Paul Polak’s book: Business Solutions to Poverty
01:04:16 Bruce Chater: thanks Bill
01:04:43 Ozden Gokdemir: Mutual society: co-op: cooperatives could be a solution for “food sector”_that will make the producers survive, not working as low-income slavery.
01:05:15 Ewen McPhee: In Australia Western people bought Animals and plants that were unsuited to the climate and the dryness. This led to destruction of water tables, water courses and to grasslands (Sheep and Cattle). Australia has (or had) a unique Biosphere with adapted animals and plants; some of these can provide mores sustainable yields in meat (Fish & Animals such as Kangaroos) or Yams, Rice and Grains…
01:05:39 declanfox: Ozden, good point. Look at rural Canada where co-operative movements are big, fishing, farming, banking responsive to local needs.
01:05:57 Bill Burdick: Lizzy – what is your involvement with agriculture?
01:07:11 declanfox: So less wastage of agriproducts, more sustainable farming, better transport, cheaper renewable energy sources coming on stream and a bit less GREED in big cities!!
01:07:17 Ozden Gokdemir: Thank you very much Declan- big/global firms could be deffensive?
01:07:41 Roger Strasser: Great presentation and discussion… A key issue is recognition and valuing local knowledge and expertise in remote and rural areas for local initiatives.
01:08:15 Lizzy Igbine: Our organization is Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association.(NIWAAFA)
01:08:17 Dr. Pratyush Kumar: Yes.
01:08:23 declanfox: Interesting point Ozden, I would have thought the same but looks like Big companies are moving more towards renewables anyway while city folk are looking for more information on the food they buy.
01:09:21 Ewen McPhee: Might be a touchy topic (at least in Australia), however what role should Resource Rich countries have in addressing Climate change in #LIMC? Coal, Iron Ore, Uranium and many other exports contribute to warming through supporting non renewable industry? Is it possible to shift to renewables in #LIMC? Should we make more solar panels, embark into winds and solar?
01:09:55 Rick Botelho: What connections do WoncaRuralHealth and TUFH have with other organizations to create synergies for scaling up and exponentiating social innovations to promote personal, population and planetary health?
01:10:17 Lizzy Igbine: We grow foods, we dry process and market our farm produce. NIWAAFA is a leading Women Farmers group. our email niwaafa@ymail.com Lizzy Igbine Mrs National President
01:10:50 Bruce Chater: Thanks Lizzy
01:11:13 Ewen McPhee: The key result is an abrupt 8.8% decrease in global CO2 emissions (−1551 Mt CO2) in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
01:11:32 Bill Burdick: NIWAAFA. http://www.niwaafa.com
01:12:03 Marjorie Cross: Another contribution from Australian Indigenous community has just come from June Oscars Report Wiyi Yani U Thangani Hearing Womens Voices
01:12:12 Ozden Gokdemir: Thank you very much Ewen for sharing article
01:12:26 Lizzy Igbine: My name is Lizzy Igbine Mrs National President Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA) my email lizzy_igbine@ymail.com, niwaafa@ymail.com
01:14:24 Ewen McPhee: My practice is 100% Solar due to our investing in a large Solar array on the roof – these sorts of initiative require just one person to set a path and for people to follow.
01:14:40 Bill Burdick: check out Engineers without Borders- International. http://www.ewb-international.org/
01:17:05 Rick Botelho: Bill, does anyone have a master list of organizations serving rural communities? http://drillingwells.org
01:17:12 Ewen McPhee: Yes maintenance is important
01:17:19 declanfox: I wanted solar energy back in the 1960s!! But back then it was all science fiction stuff. We hear about covering large areas of desert with solar panels and exporting electricity all over the world
01:17:25 Marjorie Cross: what Ewen and I do at our practices in rural Australia requires champions BUT also money My practice is 100% solar and I earn from the grid BUT I have access and money
01:17:49 Bill Burdick: Sorry about NIWAAFA website – pulled from WHO link. try their Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/Nigarian-Women-Agro-Allied-Farmers-Ass-474914605935229/ Lizzy – is there a web link?
01:17:53 Rick Botelho: https://www.amoudfoundation.org/cause/water-is-life/
01:18:43 Rick Botelho: https://www.groundwater.org/get-informed/basics/wells.html
01:19:24 Marjorie Cross: The impacts of climate change already affecting incidence of family violence – worth talking to the women in th ecommunity
01:23:20 Rick Botelho: I would add local government too.
01:24:00 Marjorie Cross: No local government is often patriarchial
01:24:30 Jerry Cowley: Thank you Pratyush. Excellent presentation, The effects of our environment abuse has such a greater effect in poorer rural areas in particular.
01:24:33 Ewen McPhee: Local Government is shifting – COVID has forced them to consider their role in community health and well being
01:24:43 Bill Burdick: Rick – not aware of any master list; WONCA may have a compilation
01:26:04 Ozden Gokdemir: Happy new year
01:26:16 Ewen McPhee: THank you Pratyush for your excellent presentation and to Bruce and TUFH for this series
01:26:22 Ozden Gokdemir: Hope next would be better than this one
01:26:29 declanfox: Thanks Pratyush, Bruce and all participants for an excellent, stimulating and informative session. Seasons greetings to all!
01:26:33 Rick Botelho: Great work.
01:26:39 Dr. Pratyush Kumar: Thanks all