Global Publications

Une trousse à outils d’appui à la conservation par les populations autochtones et les communautés locales (French version of ICCA Toolkit)

The ICCA toolkit was intitally published in English in 2013.  It is also available in Spanish and French.

The purpose of the toolkit is to complement ongoing efforts to build capacity of ICCAs as they gain greater recognition on a global scale.This toolkit highlights the diverse approaches that communities use to manage their own areas and combines the manifold of conservation tools developed for community-based organizations who live in particular habitats and/or are facing specific threats (linked to climate change or extractive industries) as well as those developed for protected area managers, practitioners and government agencies.  

Area of work: Biodiversity; Priority Group: Indigenous People; Partnerships: ICCA-GSI; Theme: ICCAs, Protected Areas, Traditional Knowledge; Cross Cutting: Governance, Scaling Up or Replication, Strategic Partnerships; Type: How -to Toolkit  

Filesize: 3.22 MB
Promoting Sustainability Development through more effective Civil Society Participation

The EU-NGOs project "Strengethening Environmental Governance by Bulding the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)" is a global project funded by the European Union (EU), implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered and co-financed by the Global Environment Facilty (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP). This publication:

1. Outlines the conceptual basis of the EU-NGOs Project and its community-led approach to strengthening environmental governance by increasing civil society participation in related processes;
2. Presents a selection of eight EU-NGOs country case studies (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine and Ukraine) setting the local context based on which supported initiatives were developed, describing project activities and objectives, as well as reporting on key achievements, impacts and lessons learned from these on-the-ground initiatives; and
3. Highlights some key overall impacts and lessons learned from on-the-ground implementation of community-led projects related to environmental governance in EU-neighboring countries.

The EU-NGOs project has produced considerable results with positive effects beyond the supported NGOs, as a large number of CSOs and NGOs have been reached through such tools as a training-of-trainers approach, partnerships, and dedicated networks. The case studies provided in this report aim to share valuable insights to such approaches that can be used as a basis for replication in similar initiatives around the world.

Country: Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Ukraine; Partnerships: NGO Environmental Governance Project  

Filesize: 7.2 MB
25 Years of the GEF

Voices of Impact: Speaking for the Global Commons

This is a publication developed by the UNDP-GEF  to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GEF. SGP work is featured in the following 4 stories:


Country: Belarus, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Seychelles  

Filesize: 18.11 MB
A Practitioners' Guide to Establishing a Community-Based Adaptation Programme

Developed for local and national-lelvel practititioners interested in community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change, this guide presents the lessons and practices from the gloal pilot project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under the Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA) window and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) mechanism.  

The guide resembles a 'cookbook' for conducting the CBA processes in project development and implementation. To illustrate the processes and priniciples, the guide provides practical examples of how CBA can be accomplished in real project situations by drawing on the field experiences of the SPA CBA project, which was implemented in 10 countries in varying geographic areas with communities of different cultural backgrounds and norms.

Area of work: Community Based Adaptation; Priority Group: Women Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming, Youth  

Filesize: 3.38 MB
Manual de datos para TICCAS

El manual proporciona descripciones de fondo de las bases de datos y la información que almacenan. Se pretende orientar a los usuarios en los procesos de decidir sobre participación, proporcionar información, elección de base de datos para el envío de información (Registro TICCA, WDPA o ambos) y ser conscientes de qué esperar posteriormente (ver el Recuadro 1.1).

El manual incluye:

  • Información sobre los beneficios de registrar TICCAs, así como las consideraciones que deben tenerse en cuenta antes de decidirse a hacerlo; 
  • Información sobre salvaguardias, incluyendo propiedad, uso y difusión de información;
  • Orientación sobre los requisitos para el registro y sobre el proceso de presentación, incluyendo los procedimientos para consentimiento libre, previo e informado; e
  • Información sobre qué esperar después de aplicar para el registro de un TICCA.

El primer paso para los usuarios de este manual es para determinar si desea proporcionar información a la WDPA, Registro TICCA o ambos. Esto debe determinarse mediante un proceso de consentimiento libre, previo e informado (CLPI). Este proceso debe ser un ejercicio a través del cual la comunidad o pueblo indígena decide auto identificar su área o territorio como un TICCA, y a través de procesos internos acuerda enviar información a una o más de las bases de datos. La información proporcionada en este manual debe ser usada para informar este proceso de consentimiento libre, previo e informado.

Area of work: Biodiversity; Priority Group: Indigenous People; Partnerships: ICCA-GSI; Theme: ICCAs, Traditional Knowledge; Type: How -to Toolkit  

Filesize: 1.6 MB
ICCA Data Manual

The ICCA Data Manual has been released to support communities, indigenous peoples and those who work with them to register their ICCAs. The manual describes things to consider before registering, how to register, and what to expect afterwards.

It is available in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish.

Area of work: Biodiversity; Priority Group: Indigenous People; Partnerships: ICCA-GSI; Theme: ICCAs, Protected Areas, Traditional Knowledge; Type: How -to Toolkit  

Filesize: 1.59 MB
A Practitioners Guide to Establishing A Community-Based Adaptation Programme Recommendations Based on A UNDP-GEF Community-based adaptation Pilot Project

Based on examples from Community Based Adaptation (CBA) projects of the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP, this publication aims to guide practitioners in developing CBA projects from design to implementation. The publication includes recommendations on country entry points, roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, financial management, use of methodologies such as VRA, applying the Theory of Change and more.