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Africa Forward: Season 2 Supported by the African Wildlife Foundation

Africa’s Natural Infrastructure and Green Development

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Host Carol Pineau talks African biodiversity.

Africa has about 30 percent of the world’s biodiversity, with much of it unique to the continent. It also is home to 1.4 billion people. And like people everywhere, they want social and economic well-being and hope to pass on a good life to their children. Africa’s biodiversity plays a big role in reaching those goals.

In this episode, we’ll delve into Africa’s biodiversity—the threats it’s facing as well as the ways it’s being preserved and even restored. Above all, we’ll focus on the biodiversity economy, looking at how biodiversity should be valued. We’ll also explore ways in which Africans can sustainably use their natural resources to forge a new path forward where conservation and social and economic development work in harmony.

About Africa Forward: Season 2:  Introducing Season 2 of Africa Forward, a podcast supported by the African Wildlife Foundation and produced by FP Studios. In this season, host Carol Pineau explores green infrastructure, Africa’s tremendous biodiversity, and how African-led conservation may not only help save endangered species but also the planet. The show will also challenge the Western model of conservation. That system, which was started under colonialism, protected nature by walling it off from people. It made it so that Africans, who for millennia had coexisted—and protected—nature could no longer access their own traditional lands. Get ready for a tour of the continent, seeing how African-led conservation is changing the way Africa sees its biodiversity—not just protecting it but sustainably using it to create a biodiverse economy that can be a driver of social and economic development.    See All Episodes

More Africa Forward: Season 2 episodes:

People-Centric Conservation and the Next Big Idea

Do you protect nature by walling it off from people, or do you put people at the center?

Innovative Solutions to Financing African Conservation

Who pays for nature? And who gets to benefit?

How African-Led Conservation Protects Both People and Wildlife

Host Carol Pineau discusses the need to rethink conservation in Africa.

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Africa Forward: Season 1

Introducing our debut season Africa Forward, a podcast supported by Africa50 and produced by FP Studios. Introducing Africa Forward, a podcast from Africa50 produced by FP Studios. Hosts Isha Sesay and Carol Pineau explore infrastructure challenges, successes, and opportunities in Africa.

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Heat of the Moment

The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 10-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back. Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change. The Climate Investment Funds is a nonpartisan champion of climate action. Political views and opinions expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the Climate Investment Funds or its partners.

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