FHI 360 at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2023
Global leaders, thinkers and change-makers come together each year at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC). This year, FHI 360 will contribute its unique insights to the theme of “Setting a New Health Agenda: At the Nexus of Climate Change, Environment, and Biodiversity.”
The PMAC 2023 conference will convene participants from around the world to engage in complex dialogues that tackle three interconnected crises affecting our planet: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. The meeting aims to stimulate collaborative action and decision-making regarding climate, environment and biodiversity to improve human and planetary health.
FHI 360, as a part of the PMAC 2023 International Organizing Committee, has been supporting the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation and is involved in planning this year’s conference. FHI 360 will also help lead and facilitate PMAC’s main conference sessions and side events.
Below is FHI 360’s technical presence at PMAC 2023. To see the full schedule, please visit the PMAC 2023 website’s schedule page.
|Tuesday, January 24
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. BKK
Side meeting code: SMB203
|Addressing ecosystem change and pandemic emergence through strengthening One Health implementation
How can we adapt to a changing ecosystem caused by climate change? How do disturbed ecosystems affect the emergence of new diseases? How can we simultaneously protect the health of humans, animals and natural environments? FHI 360 and our partners will convene government and academic leaders and experts on One Health to answer these questions, identify gaps and lessons learned at the country and global levels to address ecosystem change and pandemic emergence, and share valuable knowledge and tools on how to ensure a healthy future for all life on Earth.
|Tuesday, January 24
2:00–5:30 p.m. BKK
Side meeting code: SMB302
|Towards a “Greener Future Scenario”: Pollution and Health - Perspectives from frontline workers tackling plastic pollution
Experiences from many countries have shown that the informal sector plays a key role in helping the world meet recycling and waste management targets. Yet these essential workers are vulnerable to unstable incomes, high health risks and daily social stigma. FHI 360 and SecondMuse, in collaboration with GIZ, will discuss the world of informal waste workers and their contributions to reducing pollution from plastic waste. A panel discussion, followed by small-group dialogues, will offer firsthand accounts of life at the front lines of the global plastic pollution crisis. This event will also highlight and explore solutions to support the health and well-being of informal waste workers and to facilitate their engagement in effective waste management across the Asia Pacific region.
|Wednesday, January 25
2:00–5:30 p.m. BKK
Side meeting code: SMB301
|Dataquest: Advancing Knowledge and Action at the Environment/Climate and Health Nexus
Join the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia and FHI 360 as we unpack the complex relationships between health, climate change and the environment. Hear from experts from organizations such as NASA, USAID, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and FHI 360, who will share field-tested innovations, models and tools to generate and use data to understand and respond to the impacts of climate change. Participants will discuss ways to embrace an active role in the knowledge-to-action sphere and be better equipped to apply data to decision-making at the environment/climate and health nexus.
|Saturday, January 28
8:30–10:30 a.m. BKK
|Elevating the voices of young people for climate action
By 2025, Generation Z — the first generation of true digital natives — will make up 25% of the global workforce. How can organizations mobilize the unique talents of this hypercognitive generation? FHI 360’s partner, Future Minds Network, will contextualize the Gen Z advantage in solving the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. The session will offer practical guidance for using effective storytelling as a medium to better communicate the complexity of the issues we face and to inspire ideas that mobilize intergenerational action.
If you are a registered PMAC main conference participant, use your conference username and password provided in the official PMAC invitation letter email to reserve your seat. If you are not a PMAC main conference participant, please choose “Login for non-conference participants,” create a new account and choose the sessions you wish to attend.