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File Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition Winners by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:51 PM
The case study competition sought examples of biodiversity integration across a range of sectors, from biodiversity programming with other sector development outcomes to health or food security programming with biodiversity outcomes. BRIDGE is working with the winners to refine cases to share with USAID, partners and the public.
File Health Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:37 PM
Intact, biologically diverse ecosystems play important roles in promoting health and fighting disease by providing goods and services including wild foods, natural medicines, and clean air and water. Human health also plays an important role in biodiversity outcomes, as poor health and low access to health services are drivers of biodiversity loss.
File Water and Sanitation Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:35 PM
Natural ecosystems capture, store and purify water, allowing biodiversity programming to complement and protect water and sanitation investments. Similarly, by improving waste water treatment and increasing water use efficiency, water and sanitation programming reduces the pollution of aquatic ecosystems and lessens the amount of water taken from rivers or lakes.
File Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:34 PM
Democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) challenges—such as weak institutions, insecure access to natural resources and lack of participation in decision-making—are key drivers of biodiversity loss, and DRG programming can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity. Similarly, biodiversity programming often yields DRG co-benefits by promoting co-management of resources, investments in judicial systems and support to land tenure systems.
File Biodiversity Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:33 PM
Ecosystems provide goods and services critical to human development and well-being such as food, fiber, clean water, fertile soil and pollination. Opportunities for integrating biodiversity with other development sectors exist throughout the USAID portfolio, and can be realized by the coordination of existing programming, co-location of new activities or planned co-funding.
File Food Security Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:32 PM
Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant positive impacts on food security. Similarly, agriculture programming can sustainably increase productivity and incomes while minimizing impacts on the environment, yielding benefits for both food security and biodiversity.
File Discussion Note: Thinking and Working Politically and Strengthening Political Economy Analysis in USAID Biodiversity Programming by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 18, 2019 12:42 PM
This guidance note provides biodiversity sector specialists with an understanding of thinking and working politically and how political economy analysis can sharpen the tools already used for design and adaptive management in the biodiversity sector. It provides: 1) an introduction to thinking and working politically and political economy analysis; 2) an overview of entry points for political economy analysis in biodiversity programming; 3) next steps to advance learning and the application of thinking and working politically and political economy analysis in USAID biodiversity programs; and 4) examples of how political economy analysis has been applied to biodiversity projects in different contexts.
File Targeting Natural Resource Corruption Associate Award Support by Allison Taylor — last modified Jul 10, 2019 02:00 PM
Associate Awards (AAs) under the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project offer a unique opportunity to implement a variety of anti-corruption approaches tailored to specific contexts and natural resource management (NRM) challenges. AAs are stand-alone agreements between a USAID mission or operating unit and World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), separate from the Leader Award (LA). To realize the full potential of TNRC, however, coordination between the LA and AAs—especially on learning—will be a feature of WWF’s response. AA implementation will in most cases be led by WWF or TRAFFIC at the country level, working with other local, national and/or international partners as appropriate for the designated objectives and activities.
File Targeting Natural Resource Corruption Project Overview by Allison Taylor — last modified Jul 10, 2019 02:01 PM
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recognizes that corruption in the natural resource sectors undermines global development and biodiversity conservation efforts. The USAID-funded Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project, led by a consortium of experts in the fields of both conservation and anti-corruption, responds to this challenge. The TNRC consortium is led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, TRAFFIC, and the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University.
File Innovation Realized: Expanding the Path to Health Impact by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 27, 2019 05:18 PM
This guide builds on successes and lays out practical ways that USAID staff can identify opportunities to apply innovation to solve real problems in the context of how we work, as well as to further innovation across the Agency.
File Center for Innovation and Impact: 2019 Impact Brief by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 01, 2019 12:18 AM
USAID’s Bureau for Global Health’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) introduces our 2019 Impact Brief, which features an overview of our work and progress this past year.
File Unleashing Private Capital for Global Health Innovation: Innovator and Investor Support Opportunities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 30, 2019 11:27 PM
We are delighted to present Unleashing Private Capital for Global Health Innovation - Innovator and Investor Support Opportunities, a report outlining the need for catalyzing private capital for global health innovations and several transformative partnerships that could help us meet the health-related Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
File USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 06:22 PM
This synthesis document draws on a series of evidence summaries and case studies generated by USAID that highlight the potential role of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to address climate vulnerabilities and contribute to development results. The document provides an introduction to EbA and common EbA approaches; summarizes evidence related to EbA and food security, water security, coastal populations and extreme events; and discusses cost-effectiveness, elements of a successful EbA approach and enabling conditions.
File Artificial Intelligence in Global Health: Defining a Collective Path Forward by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 17, 2019 05:58 PM
This paper is intended to fill a key gap by identifying both barriers to artificial intelligence (AI) deployment at scale in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and what actions can best accelerate the appropriate use of AI to improve health in LMIC contexts.
File USAID Paani Fact Sheet by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2019 10:35 AM
The USAID Paani Program (Paani) works to enhance Nepal’s ability to manage water resources for multiple uses and users through an integrated, whole-of-basin approach focused on climate change adaptation and the conservation of freshwater biodiversity. Through activities at the watershed, basin and national scales, Paani aims to reduce threats to freshwater biodiversity and strengthen the resilience of targeted communities in the Karnali, Mahakali and Rapti river basins to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change through improved water resource management.
File Women and Tourism: Designing for Inclusion by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 08, 2019 04:42 PM
This preparatory World Bank paper on tourism and gender explains the rationale for integrating a gender lens into tourism development projects. It also includes a set of resources designed to help development professionals and project managers get started and find necessary data.
File Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 01, 2019 12:57 PM
Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies. Gender in Fisheries – A Sea of Opportunities summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes. This guide will be an important resource, particularly for USAID missions and implementing partners working in sustainable fisheries management. Development practitioners can use the guide to access the latest evidence on gender empowerment and sustainable fisheries management; find tools and resources to conduct gender analyses; design strategic interventions to strengthen program design and implementation through the development of comprehensive gender action plans; and learn more about how to develop results chains to help programs define goals and refine assumptions.
File USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 18, 2019 09:25 PM
USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, Fiscal Year 2017 annual report.
File Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and Biodiversity Conservation Linkages by Catherine Wahlen — last modified Feb 19, 2019 03:26 PM
This document provides examples of how and where USAID has advanced DRG objectives such as participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability through promoting co-management approaches, tackling environmental crime and wildlife tracking, strengthening the legal and judicial sectors, strengthening land and marine tenure systems, employing PEA and enhancing the capacity of civil society to hold governments accountable. These examples illustrate how biodiversity conservation and DRG integration can help create the conditions needed for stable and sustainable development.
File Combating Wildlife Trafficking Overview by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:46 PM
Illicit wildlife is one of the largest black markets in the world, worth tens of billions of dollars. USAID implements a comprehensive, multi-sector approach to address wildlife trafficking that supports law enforcement training and community-based conservation activities, reduces demand for wildlife and wildlife products, and interrupts the flow of illegal products around the world. This overview document highlights these efforts and emphasizes the urgency of USAID's work helps to fight the criminal networks that exploit people and nature.
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