From March 8th to March 9th 2016, members of the CCIFS3 team convened in Montreal for productive, insightful, and fun meetings with colleagues from Canada, Uganda and South Africa to begin planning for the Climate Change and Indigenous Food Systems, Indigenous Food Security, and Indigenous Food Safety (Climate Change IFS3) project. Dr. James Ford, Dr. Lea Berrang-Ford, Dr. Sherilee Harper, Dr. Shuaib Lwasa, Dr. Mark New, Mr. Didacus Namanya, and Ms. Michelle Maillet were all at the table at the McGill Faculty Club in this first meeting of the proposal development stage.
The team worked on developing a project proposal for phase two of researching Indigenous health adaptations to climate change, planning for another five years of work as phase one comes to an end this year. Canadian team members will soon head to Peru to meet with the team there and work on finalizing the proposal later this spring. Keep an eye out for more news on plans for phase two of the project as the team continues to build the proposal.