About the PHA Regional Hubs Network
The Planetary Health Alliance is building a global Planetary Health community that crosses sectors, disciplines, generations, and geographies. To this end, the PHA is committed to expanding its membership and facilitating PHA regional hubs around the world. Independently led PHA regional hubs function as locally rooted communities of practice, stitching together PHA members within geographic clusters to collaboratively advance Planetary Health research, education, policy, and outreach pertinent to specific local contexts.
PHA regional hubs were created as a response to members' interest in:
- Expanding intra and inter-regional collaboration and solution-building;
- Assessing local manifestations of Planetary Health challenges and sharing these case studies with the broader global community;
- Applying Planetary Health research to local policy, on-the-ground interventions, and public outreach efforts;
- Broadening regional participation in PHA initiatives.
Regional hubs develop their own governance structure, strategy, and membership; hubs may even elect to create a "branch" to further regionalize. The PHA facilitates inter-hub networking and lends ad hoc support as desired.