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ICCA-GSI Regional Workshop for West Africa 24 February 2017
  Saint Louis, SENEGAL, 14-19 October 2016 - The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous and Community-Conserved 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 hundreds ...read more
 
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Reviving nature - SGP Malidvies in UNDP Country office publication 23 February 2017
A marine facility set up by a local NGO in northren part of Maldives is helping to rehabilitate captured and injured turtles and restore coral reefs. This project supported by SGP Maldives is featured in UNDP Maldives publication "Island Life ...read more
 
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ICCA-GSI supports policy motions in IUCN WCC 22 February 2017
  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 grantee finalist at Yale Innovation Prize 22 February 2017
Mr. Phai and Mr. Som of the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) and Dr. Keerthi Mohotti representing HEDO with ISTF prize coordinators after the announcement of prize winners. The Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO), an SGP grantee in Sri Lanka, was selected as a finalist of the Innovation Prize organized by the Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters ...read more
 
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Nigeria EnviroNews: What makes GEF's Small Grants Programme unique 17 February 2017
 Nigerian EnviroNews published an article  in marking the transition/renewal of the membership of the SGP National Steering Committee of Nigeria. The National Steering Committees are a key mechanism for programme direction and decision making on grants in the SGP and benefit from the technical inputs and tireless efforts of over a thousand highly qualified individuals globally, who ...read more
 
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SGP at the CBD COP 15 December 2016
Cancun, Mexico, December 12, 2017 The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), participated at the 2016, thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that is taking place in Cancun, Mexico this month. The meeting is held every two years to ...read more
 
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Recognizing ICCAs at CBD COP 13 08 December 2016
Cancun, Mexico; 7 December 2016 - At the 13th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), SGP organized a side event on "Strengthening global partnerships to recognize the role of indigenous peoples and local communities’ territories and areas (ICCAs) in achieving the CBD Aichi targets 11, 14 and 18" to present the progress achieved by the ...read more
 
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PANAMA - INFORMATIVE BULLETIN JUNE 2016 25 October 2016
 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of June 2016 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
 
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PANAMA - INFORMATIVE BULLETIN MAY 2016 25 October 2016
 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of May 2016 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
 
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PANAMA - INFORMATIVE BULLETIN APRIL 2016 25 October 2016
 SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of April 2016 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more