Biodiversity
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COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples: Adapting support mechanisms to help indigenous peoples’ cope with COVID-19
Confronted with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the world is now facing the greatest health, economic and social challenge in the recent times. For communities living in indigenous peoples and community-conserved territories and areas (ICCAs), COVID-19 poses grave health threats since ...read more
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Restoring the land: Behold the power of restoring an ecosystem in Costa Rica’s Jesús María River Basin
The Jesús María River Basin is located in Costa Rica’s Pacific region, and covers 35,280ha of a diverse landscape comprised of forests, coffee plantations and fruit trees, mangroves, pastures, cash crops, water bodies, and urban areas, descending from a maximum elevation of 1,400m through ...read more
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Nature is Calling:Using South-South Cooperation to replicate nature-based solutions
To celebrate this year’s International Biodiversity Day and its theme ‘Solutions are in Nature’, we are featuring nature-based solutions that have been shared among communities through South-South cooperation (SSC) and supported by the Small Grants Programme. These shared ...read more
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Nature is our best defence: Taking climate action and fighting fires in the Seychelles
‘Protecting nature makes me very happy in life’, says Victorin Laboudallon. ‘We need to protect it as much as we can, so future generations can enjoy it like I did when I was a kid’. Victorin Laboudallon, frequently considered the ‘Father of Seychelles Conservation’, established ...read more
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ComunicAcción en tiempos de COVID -19
Foto Cortesía: Mayra Perugachi, presidenta del Cabildo de la Comuna Zuleta en Imbabura, en actividades de atención a adultos mayores durante la emergencia sanitaria. Ante la emergencia sanitaria del #COVID-19, la pregunta recurrente que venía a nuestra mente era: ¿Cómo están ...read more
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“Traditional knowledge has a lot to offer the world"
In 2016 the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP and funded by the Global Environment Facility, launched the global component of the Indigenous Peoples’ Fellowship Initiative. Four women who are working in biodiversity conservation were selected. The programme also has ...read more
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SGP launches new publication "Women as Environmental Stewards" at the GEF Dialogue with Civil Society on Gender in Washington D.C.
Today, preceding the official beginning of the 55th GEF council, a special session on gender was held at the traditional CSO Forum in line with GEF’s increased ambition to address gender equality. The session served as an opportunity for the GEF Council to consult with civil society organizations ...read more
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Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2017
Local communities are key steward in protecting wildlife. For the past 25 years, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been actively working with the local communities, youth, indigenous peoples and others in conserving threatened and endangered species worldwide.SGP joins the international ...read more
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Accessing Global Finances: Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
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 ...read more
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SGP presents at Gender-Responsive Financing in a workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
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 ...read more

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