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ICCA-GSI Regional Workshop for West Africa 20 October 2016
Saint Louis, SENEGAL, 14-19 October 2016 - The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) organized a workshop to foster recognition and support for ICCAs in West Africa.  The region hosts a myriad of territories and areas that are governed by indigenous peoples (IPs) and local communities.  These ICCAs have existed for over ...read more
 
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ICCA-GSI supports policy motions in IUCN WCC 11 September 2016
  The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) was held on 1-10 September 2016 in Honolulu, Hawai’i with the theme Planet at the Crossroads. Sometimes called the “Olympics of Conservation”, the ten-day congress brought together over 10,000 participants such as leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous ...read more
 
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SGP presents at Gender-Responsive Financing in a workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 09 September 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii- On the occasion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress that is taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, SGP participated in a workshop organized by the GEF on Gender Responsive Financing for the Global Environment. The event started with welcoming remarks from the GEF CEO Naoko Ishi in which she highlighted the importance of women to advance sustainable environmental ...read more
 
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Accessing Global Finances: Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities 13 September 2016
In the context of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, SGP presented at the roundtable “Accessing Global Finances: Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities”, organized by the GEF at the UNDP Community Kauhale ‘Ōiwi space. The event was moderated by Alejandra Pero, Coordinator of the World Network of Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Land and Sea ...read more
 
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SGP supports Palau’s global efforts to build more resilient island communities 13 September 2016
Recognizing that problems on islands, from Hawai‘i to Palau, are interconnected the President of Palau launched a new Island Resilience Initiative prior to the begining of the IUCN World Conservation Congress. “Today, I announce the commitment of our partnership to supporting a long-term effort to scale island models, through the GLISPA Island Resilience Initiative. This initiative will ...read more
 
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Chemical free farming paves the way to sustainability in Fiji 18 August 2016
  Highlights  160 farmers participated  344 taro were planted and 82% of the crop was sold, fetching $486.00.  The average weight of the taro was 1.14kg, considered above average crop for the export market.    Five years ago farmers would have laughed had anyone said that farming without the use of chemicals was profitable. Now, many ...read more
 
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Rural Women Help Early Recovery Efforts in Fiji, Make and Sell ‘Green’ Handicrafts 18 August 2016
Yakete, Ba Province, Fiji: When an extreme weather event such as Sever Tropical Cyclone Winston hits communities in remote, almost intractable highlands of Fiji, just what does it take to deal with the sudden loss of household incomes as farm produce stands mutilated by the storms and crop failure stares you in your face? A group of women in Yakete district of the Ba province have decided to step ...read more
 
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ICCA-GSI supports Transboundary Conservation between Iran and its neigbors 05 August 2016
Sareyn District, Eastern Azerbaijan, IRAN; 31 July-3 August 2016 - As Iran strives to reach the Aichi Targets by 2020, ICCA-GSI and NGO Cenesta (SGP grantee) organized a workshop on the governance assessment and enhancement of Protected and Conserved Areas (PCAs). This is the first workshop of its kind in Iran and was facilitated in an enabling environment to include Indigenous Peoples and ...read more
 
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Ecuador- Informative bulletin October 2015 12 July 2016
SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of October 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
 
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Ecuador- Informative bulletin September 2015 12 July 2016
SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. September 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more