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COVID-19 updates
SGP is watching closely and responding to the rapid evolution of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in all its country programmes to ensure the continuity
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A Bay in Jamaica Comes Back To Life
When high school principal Mervyn Tennant retired and moved to the fishing village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast, he had to witness a
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Women Who Fish: the fisherwomen of Turkey
Small-scale fisheries have historically been active across most of coastal Turkey, including along Gökova Bay - a magnificent 45-mile long stretch
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Hail the Whale: sustaining marine life in Cameroon
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude
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Life on Land
Globally, agriculture is estimated to be the driver for about 80% of land degradation. Reports have shown that between 1.5m and 7m ha of agricultural
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Mushrooms are Magic: Solar powered mushroom farming in Nepal improves livelihoods and nutrition, and reduces deforestation
Mushrooms are widely grown in Nepal. They are a high value crop that can grow in areas where low soil quality – or even a total absence of soil –
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Community Heroes From Guinea-Bissau to Brazil, Nigeria, & Micronesia, SGP Grantees win Equator Prize
As local and indigenous groups across the world chart a path towards sustainable development, the Equator Prize showcases their efforts by honouring
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No Longer Going to Waste:Improved Plastic Waste Management Builds Roads & Livelihoods for women in India
Plastics constitute a growing threat to our environment - and in turn, human well-being - affecting the world’s freshwater systems and marine
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ICCA-GSI in the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2019)
The 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2019) was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 25-29 November. The Conference is a policy and
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ICCA-GSI promotes TICCA concept in Brazil for a legal analysis review
As the realities of Brazil’s indigenous peoples (IPs) continue to dramatically change, the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP),
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Guatemala: Supporting ethno-development in recovered lands of Ch’orti‘ indigenous peoples for political, economic and environmental sustainability
After decades of struggling in defending their territories, natural resources and cultural heritage, Guatemala’s Ch'orti’ indigenous peoples have
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Jordan: Supporting eco-tourism in one of the world’s first human settlements to preserve traditional knowledge
The Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, embracing four bio-geographic regions including the Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian,
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