Joining with PSN can be a great way for companies which share our values to demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Supporting our work offers opportunities to promote sustainability and play a direct role in increasing access to reproductive health services for the world’s poorest communities.
These are just some of the possibilities for supporting our work:
Programme beneficiaries and themes
Our programmes benefit some of the world’s poorest communities and most vulnerable groups, including:
PSN takes an integrated approach to promoting sustainability, looking at both the 'population' and 'consumption' issues. Our programmes therefore address a variety of themes, including:
PSN programmes address these themes through international advocacy and collaborative working, research and by supporting and working in partnership with community-based organisations delivering programmes in countries in the global South.
The donate page provides example investments and impacts that your support can achieve.
Current funding priorities include the following programmes:
Model community investment programmes
PSN supports several ‘model projects’ demonstrating innovative models of service provision by partner organisations working in communities to increase access to basic health services while simultaneously promoting environmental sustainability. Projects are currently underway in Kenya and Madagascar, and we are looking to support additional projects with Southern partners in other countries and areas affected by poor reproductive health, environmental degradation and climate change. Demonstrating the benefits of an integrated approach to population, health and environmental issues, these projects also encompass research and advocacy elements that increase our capacity to disseminate information about good practice and maximise potential for replication elsewhere.
The Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA)
The PCCA brings together a range of population, reproductive health and environmental organizations, including Southern partners, working on the links between population and climate change. Activities the PCCA is seeking funding for include research to identify projects around the world which combine population dynamics with climate change and environmental or other broader sustainable development objectives, and advocacy initiatives building on the PCCA’s recent work to influence the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development and the emerging post-15 international development framework.
PSN is looking to expand our work programme which aims to increase awareness of the links between population dynamics and biodiversity. Opportunities to invest in this programme include ongoing activities for the dissemination of the PSN briefing on population and biodiversity and other advocacy initiatives bringing together organisations working on population and health, environment and climate initiatives.
Strengthening the Network
There are opportunities to invest in PSN’s networking activities, including opportunities to sponsor: events with our member organisations and/ or sponsor the participation of PSN members from the developing world, specific PSN campaigns or advocacy projects, research projects and PSN publications.
We would be happy to hear from you if you might be interested in one of these programmes which have scope to be tailored according to funder priorities.
Cost-effective, sustainable investment
To advance population and sustainability issues PSN undertakes a range of activities to promote the wide-ranging benefits and cost-saving effects of family planning with the overall aim of increasing investment in family planning programmes that respect and protect rights.
This is a very cost-effective strategy, because family planning has many wide-ranging benefits. For every pound spent in family planning, between 2 and 6 pounds can be saved in interventions aimed at achieving other development goals (Moreland & Talbird, 2006). £500 invested in voluntary family planning can therefore save as much as £3,000 in interventions to achieve other development goals, including improved health, education and environmental sustainability.
Investing in family planning is therefore a highly sustainable strategy, which continues to accrue benefits after investment. An estimated 215 million women in developing countries have unmet need for contraception. Family planning is therefore a ‘win-win’ investment: delivering wide-ranging, long-term benefits for communities while providing the reproductive health services these communities want and need.
Learn more about the benefits and cost-effectiveness of family planning.
PSN fully understands the importance of accurate and timely reporting of our activities that demonstrates the impact and outcomes of our work and that of our partners, which we provide in accordance with the specific requirements of our funders.
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