Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Healing Our Planet by Radically Listening to Communities: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Kinari Webb and Dean Ann Kurth.
Tropical rainforests are the lungs of the Earth. They cool and heal the planet. Losing forests means increased carbon emissions, zoonotic pandemics, and mass extinction. In 2007, Dr. Kinari Webb (Yale MD, ’02) pioneered an experiment in reversing deforestation that entailed listening to experts—the communities encircling a Bornean rainforest—and then facilitating their solutions for integrating the care of humans and their environment. Health In Harmony, the NGO Dr. Webb founded in the US, partnered with the Indonesian NGO she helped found to implement the community’s solutions of increased access to healthcare and training in organic farming. This approach succeeded in protecting the forest, while dramatically improving communities’ wellbeing. Health In Harmony, has replicated this approach in Madagascar, and Brazil, and is working to scale up globally. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.