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Fighting hunger, protecting wildlife
The wildlife-based tourism sector has been devastated by the effects of COVID-19. As tourism collapsed, related jobs and income were lost,
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From Cameroon to Kyrgyzstan: How smallholder farmers are transforming sustainable food systems
“In the past when there were collective farms, chemical fertilizers such as saltpetre led to soil disaster,” says Muhtarbek Eshaliev, a Kyrgyz
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GLISPA partners with the GEF Small Grants Programme to launch global Island ‘Bright Spots’ Programme
New York, 30 September 2021 - The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme at UNDP (GEF SGP),
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The GEF Small Grants Programme: Local Action, Global Impact
A new corporate brochure that was just launched provides a brief overview of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) and
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In solidarity: South-South cooperation enhances climate action across Francophone Africa
Launched at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change by two civil society organizations, AlliaDev
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ICCA-GSI Phase 2 Projects: A Snapshot
The ICCA-GSI Phase 2 was launched in October 2020 as a rapid response initiative to the COVID-19 pandemic for communities living in territories and
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Namibia: Supporting the San Indigenous peoples safeguard ecosystems amidst the harsh climactic conditions in their resettlement farms
The San Indigenous peoples have a very long history in Namibia. In the past, they were mainly nomadic hunter-gatherers, but today many have
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Kyrgyzstan: Ak-Bulun village safeguards bird and biodiversity ecosystems by establishing a community micro reserve
In northern Kyrgyzstan, the Ak-Bulun peninsula is part of the chain of water basins of the Issyk-Kul lake, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area
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Argentina: Promoting clean energy and good health in Indigenous communities while revitalizing their ancestral knowledge in the sustainable use of natural resources
Argentina’s northernmost provinces of Jujuy and Salta are home to 30 Indigenous communities that are organized under the network of the Kollas
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Report on the Third Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme
The Third Joint Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme (SGP), conducted by the Independent Evaluation Offices of the Global Environment Facility
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The Living Forest: innovative conservation efforts of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku earn the Equator Prize 2021
Deep in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, accessible only by boat or plane, the Kichwa people of Sarayaku are advocating for Indigenous rights and
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The Dragon’s Jewels: Vietnamese communities scale up local action to tackle plastic waste
One of the most popular attractions in Vietnam, Ha Long Bay, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 1,600 islands and islets spread over 43,400
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