Loss of Traditional Knowledge is Due to Lack of Documentation
Barsha Lekhi (Tharu), Nepal, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme’s National FellowModernization is a big challenge. There is a lack of interest among people in following their tradition and cultural practices; youth are becoming more attracted to Western culture and following tradition is considered outdated. Traditional knowledge holders face a lack of respect and appreciation for such knowledge. There are also few safeguards to protect traditional knowledge holders against misuse of their kn...
 
Facing the impacts of Climate Change
Ben Ruli (Gimi), Indigenous Peoples Fellow from Papua New Guinea, UNDP Imple...
 
What’s in a name? Indigenous languages and cultural diversity in the digital age
Meaning and sounds are often derived from the inseparable relationship between people and places, writes Terence Hay-Edie. With just a few words, we might make the world a riche...

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Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

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SGP events at the III Latin America and Caribbean ...
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E-Consultation on Community-Based REDD+ (CBR+)...
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Loss of Traditional Knowledge is Due to Lack of Do...
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Facing the impacts of Climate Change...
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SGP events during the UN Climate Summit 2019...
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SGP at the at UNCCD COP14...
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What’s in a name? Indigenous languages and cultu...
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Enhanced partnership - COMDEKS Programme at the 20...
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Women, Culture, and Territory: Safeguarding biodiv...
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BREATHE COLOMBO BREATHE: Conserving the wetlands w...