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PANAMA - INFORMATIVE BULLETIN FEBRUARY 2015 25 October 2016
SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of February 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
 
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ICCA-GSI expands its reach to support China's ICCAs 21 October 2016
Nanning, China; 18-20 October 2016 - The ICCA-GSI expanded its reach to support countries beyond its core program, such as China.  SGP, one of the key partners in ICCA-GSI, held an international workshop along with its co-organizers, the Guangxi Wildlife Conservation Society (GWCS), the Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the Guangxi Biodiversity Research and Conservation ...read more
 
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El SGP-GEF otorgó un reconocimiento al músico Charly Alberti por su participación en el Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial 08 October 2016
Buenos Aires, 06 de octubre 2016 –  El Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial ha decidido reconocer a Charly Alberti, líder de la fundación R21 – Latinoamérica Sustentable por su destacada labor a favor del ambiente. Angélica Shamerina (Program Advisor, Climate Change, Regional Focal Point, Latin America and Caribbean) quien se desempeña en la sede ...read more
 
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Winners of COP22 Youth Climate Video Competition Announced - Videos Portray Inspiring Climate Action in Tunisia and Vietnam 07 October 2016
Bonn, 6 October 2016 - Two young climate activists from Tunisia and Vietnam who tell their inspiring stories of climate action and building public awareness have been selected as the winners of the 2016 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The winners, chosen through online public voting, are Faouzia Bahloul from Tunisia and Phuong Vu Hoang from Vietnam. They will travel to the UN ...read more
 
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The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) shares good practices at the IUCN world conservation congress 29 September 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii, September 10h, 2016  The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP and funded by the Global Environment Facility, participated at the 2016, IUCN World Conservation Congress that took place in Honolulu Hawaii. The congress is held every four years and helps shape the agenda on environmental conservation around the world by bringing ...read more
 
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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