Global Publications
Assessing Progress Made, and the Future of Development Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism

Report of the United Nations Development Programme on the Second Global Meeting on Preventing Violent Extremism, \'Oslo II\' This report provides an analytical reflection of the content, observations and recommendations of the second global meeting on preventing violent extremism (‘Oslo II’ meeting), ‘Assessing Progress Made and the Future of Development Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism’, held on 23–24 May 2018 in Fornebu, Norway. The meeting was organised jointly by UNDP and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take stock of progress made, share experiences and distil lessons on policy-development, research and programming on preventing violent extremism.
Type: Report  

Filesize: 1.16 MB
Trinidad and Tobago SGP Newsletter September 2018

Country: Trinidad and Tobago; Type: Newsletter; Region: Latin America and the Caribbean  

Filesize: 34.99 MB
Global Support Initiative to ICCAs Brochure

The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) was formed to broaden the range and quality of diverse governance types in recognizing ICCAs and achieve the Aichi 2020 targets.  The brochure highlights ICCA-GSI framework at the global, national and local level towards achieving Aichi 11, Aichi 14 and Aichi 18.

Area of work: Biodiversity; Priority Group: Indigenous People; Partnerships: ICCA-GSI; Theme: ICCAs, Landscape or Seascape, Protected Areas, Traditional Knowledge; Cross Cutting: Governance; Type: Brochure  

Filesize: 2.07 MB
SGP 25th anniversary: Local action, global impact

 

Filesize: 4.8 MB
A community based approach to resilient and sustainable landscapes: lessons from Phase II of the COMDEKS programme

This publication shows how much progress has been made in defining the goals, planning processes, funding mechanisms, and monitoring systems needed to make sustainable landscape management a reality. The case studies provide valuable examples of the COMDEKS approach and the improvements in ecosystem services, and rural productivity, income, and community empowerment that result.
The publication is comprised of two parts:
Part I summarizes the defining principles of the COMDEKS community-based landscape management approach, and sets out the step-by-step process used to apply the approach.
Part II presents up-to-date case material for each of the ten countries participating in Phase II of the COMDEKS Programme. This material describes the target landscapes, sets the local context of environmental, social, and economic conditions and challenges; describes the participatory landscape planning process; enumerates local program activities; and reports preliminary findings. Part II ends with a short consideration of what the COMDEKS Programme has achieved, how these insights can be applied both within and beyond UNDP, and the challenges that lie ahead for the COMDEKS community-based landscape approach.

Country: Bhutan, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Indonesia, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, Namibia, Niger; Partnerships: COMDEKS; Theme: Landscape or Seascape; Type: Case Study, Report  

Filesize: 7.7 MB
COMDEKS: Developing and promoting agro-ecological innovations to address agroecological resilience in production landscapes

This guide provides conceptual and methodological elements for developing and promoting agroecological innovations within country strategies to address agroecosystem resilience in specific production landscapes. It is intended to serve as the basis for the implementation of the Innovative Agroecology component of the GEF Small Grants Programme in its 6th Operational phase, and to provide guidance for the agroecosystem outcome of the COMDEKS landscape approach.
The guidance note explains basic agroecological concepts, principles and its application in the design and management of biodiverse and resilient farming systems. Building on the COMDEKS landscape approach, the guide strengthens its agroecosystem component to more effectively build the social, economic and ecological resilience of production landscapes.

Partnerships: COMDEKS; Theme: Landscape or Seascape; Type: How -to Toolkit  

Filesize: 1.58 MB
COMDEKS: Governance of Socio- Ecological production landscapes, a guidance note and self-assessment tool

This publication provides guidance to organizations involved in landscape approaches on how to understand and improve the governance setting of the landscape, with a focus on the community perspective.
The document contains two parts:
Part 1 of the document is a general guidance note that provides an overview of the importance and challenges of governance in socio-ecological production landscapes; guidance on how to integrate governance into the planning and execution of strategic landscape processes; and examples of measures to support local communities in their efforts to improve the governance of their socio-ecological production landscapes.
Part 2 is a governance self-assessment tool that communities, and their supporting organizations, can use to understand and analyze governance processes in their landscape, and to reflect on possible actions.

Partnerships: COMDEKS  

Filesize: 5.94 MB
Community action to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets - the COMDEKS programme

This booklet highlights COMDEKS contributions to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as the critical role that local communities play in ecosystem protection and biodiversity conservation.
The publication contains two parts:
Part 1 introduces COMDEKS and its community-based landscape approach for conserving ecosystems and biodiversity and promoting sustainable livelihoods. It outlines the rationale for why community action is vital to conserving biodiversity in rural landscapes outside of Protected Areas.
Part 2 portrays how COMDEKS has contributed to achieving all five of the Strategic Goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and many of the individual Aichi Biodiversity Targets, showcasing a variety of best practices and results from supported projects.

 

Filesize: 13.51 MB
Landscape governance in Socio-Ecological production landscapes and seascapes: Experiences from COMDEKS programme

This publication presents experiences from successful on-the-ground actions to maintain and rebuild socio-ecological production landscapes with particular respect to landscape governance, drawing on COMDEKS-supported projects in Ecuador, Ghana and Indonesia.
This publication has three principal parts:
(1) The introduction briefly outlines the importance of governance in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes;
(2) Three case studies describe the socio-ecological landscape and its governance structure at the onset of each project, the COMDEKS landscape strategy and activities, developments in governance during the project, and finally lessons learned and challenges ahead; and
(3) The conclusions attempt to sum up the lessons learned and successful approaches from these COMDEKS experiences with respect to landscape governance.

Country: Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia; Partnerships: COMDEKS; Type: Case Study  

Filesize: 5.66 MB
Community-based mercury management

Country: Ghana, Ukraine; Area of work: Chemicals; Type: Brochure  

Filesize: 869.99 kB