Data for Impact Bulletin: Summer 2024

Out now: The 2024 Global Health Impact Report!

We’re excited to announce the release of our 2024 Global Health Impact Report! Considering the increasing effects of the climate crisis and the disproportionate consequences of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable, this year’s report places an emphasis on climate data and considers the challenges and opportunities of measuring impact at the climate and health nexus.

In review: The IATI Members’ Assembly and Community Exchange

CanWaCH was pleased to participate in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)’s 2024 Members’ Assembly and Community Exchange from April 23 to 26. 

Joining the IATI community in Bogotá, Colombia, CanWaCH’s Director of Global Health Impact, Jessica Ferne spoke on the ‘Unlocking innovation: IATI data for climate finance with a gender lens’ panel, focusing on the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on the health and rights of vulnerable communities. Alongside calls for more transparency and dismantling of silos across the humanitarian and development nexus, she encouraged the IATI community to place a strong priority on unpacking the why – not only the what – of our data transparency efforts.

To learn more about how CanWaCH is collaborating with IATI and other global partners focused on data, ethics and accountability, please contact [email protected]  

CanWaCH hosts its second Global Health Impact Summit

The 2024 Global Health Impact Summit took place on May 13. This year’s theme was “Rising tides: Measuring climate impacts on the health and rights of communities in crisis”. To foster an intimate learning environment, and given its peer learning approach, the event saw only those involved in presentations in attendance. Attendees explored the tools, methodologies and indicators required to effectively measure the multifaceted impacts of climate-related challenges, considering the health and rights of communities in crisis. 

Moments in June: World Environment Day and World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress report shows that about 84% of the SDG targets show limited progress or a decline in progress. Targets related to food systems, biodiversity and sustainable land use are particularly off track. As we mark World Environment Day and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification this June, it has become increasingly clear that to move the needle in global health, we cannot ignore the effects of the climate crisis. 

Explore climate conscious approaches to measurement that lead to more equitable and effective responses to the climate crisis in our flagship report.

Project spotlight: Fight against chronic malnutrition in Mali

Led by Action Against Hunger and implemented by local NGOs, the “integrated fight against chronic malnutrition in Mali” project aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five and women of childbearing age in the Kayes, Kita and Sikasso regions. The project will address three major causes of chronic malnutrition: access to adequate healthcare, a healthy environment and a healthy, diversified diet. 

Learn more ways communities are combating the hunger crisis and malnutrition by visiting our Project Explorer

Calling all CanWaCH members and partners: Add your data to the Project Explorer!

We call on partners to share data that is either missing or incomplete on development and humanitarian initiatives. This includes results data and disaggregated population data. Project information can be shared through the online user portal or by filling out this Excel template and sending it to us at [email protected].  

Looking for tips and resources to help you get started? Check out our user portal tutorial and user guide! For more information, please contact Imaeyen Okon.

Webinar highlight: New IDRC webinar series 

IDRC invites you to its first event in a new webinar series, Thriving in safety: adolescent health and rights and ending gender-based violence in Central and West Africa.The series aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, showcasing experiences and fostering dialogue on effective policies and practices to tackle GBV and advance adolescent SRHR in Central and West Africa. 

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June 25, 2024