Mother empowerment by distributing straightforward planetary health guidelines

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 28 September 2023 03:15

Description of the innovative solution

Collaboration Community building Education - adult Education - youth Information/communication Women empowerment Technical training/support Food environment - external Food environment - personal Food literacy Behavior change Capacity building Tuft's Innovation Lab

It is no secret that mothers are the powerhouses of society, whether a specific community succeeds to acknowledge it or not. Women (and mothers) are severely under-represented in many discussions of international interest, especially when it comes to environmental health. As mothers are the backbone of society, it is a great failing to not include them in the conversation of climate change as they will have a great deal of influence over the future state of the world. In many lower socioeconomic status countries, mothers not only keep their families up and running but also perform many tasks for their community at large. Presenting mothers with exemplary resources on planetary health will lead to generational advantages in environmental conservation. Equipping mothers with a consistent resource for planetary health topics, conservation trainings and mentorship will undoubtedly lead to greater understanding of environmental health everywhere. Giving mothers a seat at the table of conversations about environmental interventions and solutions will secure long lasting, beneficial planetary impacts. Mothers raising children to be aware of their environmental impact will only beget more mothers raising children to be aware of their environmental impact; enter the positive feedback loop of environmental conscientiousness of communities for generations to come.

Supply chain segment

Educational, outreach and empowerment aspects

Maturity level

Gaining traction


Climate mitigation

SDG target

SDG 4: Quality Education SDG 5: Gender Equality


Urban Peri-urban Rural Marine/Coastal

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UN Assessment on achieving gender equality through women's empowerment
UN assessed factors contributing to gender equality but specifically on page 75: rural women as agents of change and champions of global food security
Improved food security through maternal empowerment
Business case
Communities in Tanzania see improved food security for mothers and families through push for women empowerment
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