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MOSAIC, a global health project with Polish involvement, tackles climate challenges in Kenya and resource exploitation in Brazil, emphasizing community collaboration and data transparency.
Climate change and resource exploitation pose threats to communities worldwide. In the MOSAIC project, an international team, including Polish researchers, aims to support vulnerable regions in adapting to environmental challenges. The project focuses on designing open information systems to help border communities understand environmental impacts, promote health, and influence public policies.
Challenges in Kenya: Battling Drought
In Kenya, the Masai community grapples with climate-induced disruptions affecting seasonal transitions. The MOSAIC team, collaborating with Masai, will develop predictive tools for drought threats, monitor public and veterinary health, and implement best practices to mitigate the impact on pastoral livelihoods.
Addressing Resource Exploitation in Brazil
In Brazil’s Amazon region, unregulated mining adversely affects ecosystems and local communities. The MOSAIC initiative targets cross-border mining communities to minimize disease transmission risks and environmental degradation. Education and collaborative efforts aim to improve living conditions and health, addressing the consequences of deforestation and chemical pollution.
Fostering Trust and Data Accessibility
Overcoming cultural barriers is crucial for successful collaboration. MOSAIC emphasizes trust-building and openness among scientists and local communities. The Polish team, leading in data management, ensures the accessibility and harmonization of diverse datasets, fostering transparency and supporting Open Science principles.