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File Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:38 PM
As a first activity under AGENT (then GECCO) in 2014, this workshop marked a significant first step in the organizations’ collaborative effort to enhance action on gender-responsive climate change action. The workshop functioned as a learning exchange for fifty-two participants from more than twenty countries, convening leading experts, government representatives, and practitioners from international, national and subnational levels to engage in dialogue, identify lessons and best practices, and map concrete steps forward to advance the gender and REDD+ agenda. This technical workshop summary report includes 18 overview case studies of specific gender and REDD+ initiatives around the world, along identification of gaps and priority actions to address these at multiple levels.
File The Association of Indigenous Village Leaders (VIDS): Ensuring Community Voices Influence National Policy in Suriname: A local to national policy-level initiative by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:37 PM
The Association of Indigenous Village Leaders (Vereniging van Inheemse Dorpshoofden in Suriname – “VIDS”) is an association of indigenous village leaders from every indigenous village in Suriname. VIDS was established by village leaders in 1992 and its goals and objectives are to promote and defend the rights of indigenous peoples, to speak for indigenous peoples at the national and international levels, and to support sustainable development in Suriname. VIDS has taken a leading role in promoting indigenous rights, sustainable development and environmental protection in Suriname. It believes that all three are interrelated and must be supported and monitored. In VIDS’ Multi-Annual Strategic Programmes, indigenous women’s rights have been included in most aspects of the objectives and strategies, and also focuses on indigenous women’s inclusion in decision making, particularly related to strengthening their rights, participation in national policy- and decision-making, and bolstering their socio-economic position.
File Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:36 PM
The Hariyo Ban project—which is named after the Nepali saying “Hariyo Ban Nepal ko Dhan” meaning “healthy green forests are the wealth of Nepal”—is a five-year initiative (2011-2016) that aims to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal. The project intends to ensure meaningful engagement of women and socially excluded groups in REDD+ initiatives by building their knowledge and capacity, as well as increasing gender-responsive REDD+ policy design. The Hariyo Ban supports the broader conservation and development objectives and strategies of the Government of Nepal and works closely with the government in program implementation. Additionally, by working with Nepal’s communities, civil society, private sector, academia and media, the program endeavors to empower locals in safeguarding the country’s living heritage and adapting to climate change through sound conservation and livelihood approaches.
File Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:35 PM
Trees for Global Benefit (TGB), an initiative of the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), is a cooperative community carbon offset scheme developed to enable poverty reduction through effective management and protection of forestry ecosystems on which local people depend. Integrating gender considerations into REDD+ planning and implementation is a key issue for numerous countries. Leveraging learning and knowledge sharing for gender and REDD+ is essential in moving toward harmonized policy reform and is relevant across many elements of climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resource management, land use, and benefit sharing. This case study identifies and consolidates existing tools and best practices for greater access and applicability in mainstreaming gender considerations into REDD+.
File The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+ by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:34 PM
The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international frameworks regarding women’s rights and tenure in member countries. Under African customary law, women seldom own or inherit land, and the only way they can access it is by marriage or through their male children. Through advocacy work, REFACOF has been able to propose articles and forest policies to the Government and to the Parliament that include women’s interests and ultimately will secure women’s rights in forestry and natural resource management, as well as REDD+ in the coming years. By strengthening women’s networks and partnering with men so they can advocate for comprehensive gender equality, which benefits broad community wellbeing, REFACOF has made it clear that inequitable situations are not an option.
File Cameroon, Ghana & Uganda’s Gender & REDD+ Roadmaps: A National, Policy-Level Initiative by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:32 PM
These Roadmaps—the first of their kind—were produced during the first phase of the project for each country process and identified context-specific gender and REDD+ concerns, stakeholders, and concrete actions to integrate and enhance gender in REDD+ processes and initiatives. This case study highlights a follow-up process to establish a national-level Gender Task Force in each country to function as an implementing entity of the Gender and REDD+ Roadmap, and continue to support the national and sub-national policy dialogue, as well as ensuring gender-responsive REDD+ actions and outcomes in projects.
File Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 09, 2017 04:34 PM
In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity programming, this brief synthesizes lessons from past USAID-funded efforts to support conservation enterprises
File Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success by Ryan Thompson — last modified Nov 08, 2017 09:28 AM
"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to the design of conservation enterprise approaches. An easy-to-use checklist is provided for quick reference.
File Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success by Ryan Thompson — last modified Nov 08, 2017 10:13 AM
"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to the design of conservation enterprise approaches. An easy-to-use checklist is provided for quick reference.
File Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles by FRAME Administrator — last modified Nov 29, 2017 03:18 PM
This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Southern Africa Regional Mission’s Reef Rescuers project, which is restoring damaged coral reefs to increase their resilience and reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to sea level rise and extreme weather events. The case study also discusses how to maximize the effectiveness of coral reef restoration as an EbA approach and the project's strategies to support and sustain EbA.
File Designing and Scoping Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal National Parks in the Northeast Region Guidance and Lessons Learned by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 22, 2017 01:36 AM
To plan for climate change adaptation, park resource managers need scientific information identifying the susceptibility of resources to climate change, when impacts are expected and how they are expected to interact with existing stressors. Climate change vulnerability assessments are a priority for many parks to support adaptation planning, but there is a need for park specific guidance on scoping, implementing and using vulnerability assessments. Several frameworks and resources are available focusing on coastal communities and on natural resources. This document summarizes some of these and draws lessons from assessments already completed or underway in parks in the Northeast. The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated a range of climate change research and monitoring actions that address park vulnerability assessment needs.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 26, 2017 03:20 PM
This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help people and communities address water insecurity by increasing water quantity, enhancing water quality and minimizing impacts from extreme weather events. It also discusses the additional development benefits that EbA provides and offers a comparison of EbA and hard infrastructure approaches to water security.
File Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 06, 2017 11:09 AM
This report presents the results of a broad review to understand how other agencies and organizations have defined and integrated biodiversity with other sectors. The purpose of this review was to highlight some ways that various actors have approached integration to help USAID learn from what has been done and use this learning to inform its own approach to integration. More specifically, the review sought to: 1) Capture the state of the art on integration; 2) Understand current practices related to integration; and 3) Recommend a way forward.
File Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 14, 2017 01:50 PM
The authors use Demographic Health Survey data on food consumption for children from 21 African countries and Global Land Cover Facility tree cover data to examine the relationship between tree cover and three key indicators of nutritional quality of children’s diets: dietary diversity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and animal source food consumption.
File Wild-Caught Fish Are Feeding the World by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 26, 2017 04:09 PM
This recent summary of the fisheries sector in Africa highlights four key takeaways in support of protecting wild-caught African fisheries. In Africa, millions rely on wild-caught fisheries for food and income. Africa’s wild-caught fisheries face a number of threats including mismanagement, harmful fishing practices, a changing climate, habitat loss and pollution.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 26, 2017 04:11 PM
This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and services they provide. It also provides examples of projects in which EbA approaches have helped support food security and discusses how EbA compares with other adaptation approaches for food security.
File Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 26, 2017 05:44 PM
Biodiversity Programming Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on the step of threat analysis in biodiversity conservation planning. This guide supplements USAID’s Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming by providing greater detail and additional recommendations on this important step. It supports teams as they design and manage biodiversity programs within USAID’s Program Cycle and in accordance with the Agency’s Biodiversity Policy.
File Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 02, 2017 11:49 PM
Biodiversity Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on two of the most important initial steps of biodiversity programming: defining the program scope and deciding which elements of biodiversity the program will focus on. This guide supplements USAID’s Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming by providing greater detail and additional recommendations on these two steps. It supports teams as they design and manage biodiversity programs within USAID’s Program Cycle and in accordance with the Agency’s Biodiversity Policy.
File Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 26, 2017 04:13 PM
This evidence summary highlights the economics of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches, which can offer cost savings compared with other approaches, as well as additional benefits, such as the provision of wild foods, carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. It also discusses the cost of EbA versus hard infrastructure, how to use economic data to evaluate EbA approaches and the economic case for EbA.
File Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming by FRAME Administrator — last modified Nov 06, 2017 07:03 PM
Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming is a biodiversity case example that describes the use of geospatial data and analysis for program design, including examples and lessons learned.
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