Akila Nedjar-Guerre

Akila Nedjar-Guerre
University of New Caledonia | UNC · Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines

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For several years, the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) have been undergoing digital developments that have had an impact on the time adolescents spend in front of screens. The association between screen time and the overconsumption of unhealthy foods has been observed but little studied in New Caledonia. The twofold aim of this res...
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In recent decades, the food cultures of the Pacific populations have undergone a profound transition, particularly because the increasing trade exchanges with Western countries have facilitated access to a wide range of processed foods. Essentially, a new normative model of eating is now taking the place of the traditional models. The aims of this...
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Background A high prevalence of overweight and obesity has been found in adolescents of New Caledonia and other Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Although Westernization may contribute to the weight gain in populations of Oceanian, Non-European, Non-Asian ancestry (ONENA), little is known about the sociodemographic and lifestyle factors ass...
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Background: Food consumption, sleep duration and overweight were assessed in rural and urban Melanesian adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 312 rural and 104 urban adolescents (11-16 years old) was conducted. Food intakes were assessed by a 26-item food frequency questionnaire and then categorised into the number of serves from eac...
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https://theconversation.com/comprendre-la-pandemie-de-surpoids-et-dobesite-qui-touche-le-pacifique-insulaire-lexemple-de-la-nouvelle-caledonie-145907 Cet article est publié dans le cadre de la Fête de la science 2020 (du 2 au 12 octobre 2020 en métropole et du 6 au 16 novembre en Corse, en outre-mer et à l’international) dont The Conversation Fran...
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Objectives: In recent decades, food cultures of the Pacific populations have undergone a sharp transition, particularly caused by the fact that trade exchanges with western countries facilitate access to a wide range of processed foods. This already has a major incidence on chronic diseases in the next decades since today 35% of 11-16 years old New...
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Fablabs, a case study The Cergy-Pontoise Faclab in Gennevilliers, a place of social experimentation in favour of the young ? This analysis focuses on the young generations and the Faclabs, experimental laboratories created in the wake of the Fablabs but intended for university students. To give an account of new practices, this first stage of rese...
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Although the climate issue introduced new forms of practices in sustainable development, the fact remains that these actions are framed and instituted within the logic of accounting standards and the expected outcomes in terms of global warming management. The analysis of semi-directed interviews and questionnaire surveys among the administrators o...

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Being resilient in the face of our vulnerabilities (socio-economic transition AND climate change) requires a better understanding of how we can adapt in a “sustainable” way. A Western model of action and thought has been proposed in many fields (education, health, economy, etc.) and is now part of the history of Pacific island societies. “Indigenous knowledge and practices” (knowledge, know-how, interpersonal skills, orality, stories, community, educational, health, economic, social, linguistic practices, etc.) are subjects of research which may have an impact in the resilience of Pacific island populations and meet challenges of improving health and well-being and societal development in a context of high vulnerabilities in the Pacific island (Vanuatu and New Caledonia)
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The goal is to promote and revitalise family agriculture to improve the health of Pacific populations and ensure food security in the context of rapid social and economic transformations and climate change, which effect are particularity harmful to Pacific islands.
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The Melanesian and Polynesian populations living in New Caledonia have a high prevalence of overweight and obesity. However, little is known about the factors associated with this heightened risk of overweight in these Pacific populations. Previous studies have examined the Pacific islanders separately because they often lived in very different areas. However, New Caledonia today has a highly diverse population: high and low income, rural and urban, and a range of ethnic groups with substantial cultural differences. We think that New Caledonia can be considered as 'open laboratory', with all the diversity of the Pacific region living on one island.