Tafo Mihaavo: a national social movement to support the customary governance of natural resources in Madagascar
Up until the advent of the colonial era, the traditional social structure in Malagasy society that bound diverse communities together for generations had been known as the Fokonolona. Deriving from the word foko (tribe) and olona (human), the social system had served to protect villages and their surrounding ecosystems throughout Madagascar’s rich history of human migration and settlement. At the turn of the Twenty-first Century, faced with an escalating trend in deforestation driven largely by foreign interests, the government of Madagasc...
 
At UNPFII, Indigenous Peoples and Conservation organizations work together on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
The 18th session of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)...
 
SGP launches new publication “Plastics Management and Circular Economy:Community Solutions”
Today, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) organized a special event with partners to launch its new publication on community-based plastics management and circular economy during the Meetings of the...

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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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