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5th Birthday by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:49 AM
5th Birthday is a global campaign to help more children around the world reach the age of five—a milestone birthday, after which children are far more likely to survive to adulthood.
20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2012 / Call for Papers available ( Milano Convention Centre. Milan, Italy, from Jun 18, 2012 06:00 AM to Jun 21, 2012 09:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
In 2012 the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (20th EU BC&E) will take place in downtown Milan, at the Milano Convention Centre - MiCo (Conference 18-22 June; Exhibition 18-21 June). The international science and technology Conference of the 20th EU BC&E is the leading Conference in the field of Biomass, comprising more than 800 presentations in plenary, oral and visual sessions. The 20th EU BC&E attracts policy and industry decision makers through several parallel events, addressing special topics which are currently in the focus of discussion.
File 2011 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances (May 2011) by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
Hudson Institute's Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth annual Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, the sole comprehensive guide to global philanthropy and remittances from developed to developing countries
2012 Global Food Policy Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 29, 2013 12:37 AM
IFPRI's flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2012. By putting into perspective the year's food policy successes and disappointments, it suggests how to move forward those policies that improve the food situation for the poor.
File 2012 Global Hunger Index - The challenge of hunger: Ensuring sustainable food security under land, water, and energy stresses by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 29, 2013 12:00 AM
The 2012 GHI report focuses particularly on the issue of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress. Demographic changes, rising incomes and associated consumption patterns, and climate change, alongside persistent poverty and inadequate policies and institutions, are all placing serious pressure on natural resources.
2013 USAID Forward Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Dec 08, 2013 05:36 PM
Several years ago, USAID set the ambitious task of transforming itself as an agency. This large-scale reform agenda, USAID Forward, is an effort to strengthen the Agency by embracing new partnerships, investing in the catalytic role of innovation and demanding a relentless focus on results. Taken together, the reforms have formed the foundation of a new model for development; one that can represent the best of American ideals abroad, while advancing the security and prosperity of Americans at home.
File ¿Cómo se pueden asegurar los derechos de las mujeres a la tierra? Síntesis de la discusión en línea by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Desde el 23 de enero hasta al 6 de febrero, la Coalición Internacional para el Acceso a la Tierra (ILC) sostuvo una discusión en línea con vistas al evento paralelo de ILCFIDA- FAO en la reunión de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW), del 27 de febrero al 9 de marzo de 2012, en Nueva York. La discusión se realizó simultáneamente en el Land Portal y en el FSN-Forum – se recibieron 70 contribuciones de 32 países, de parte de activistas de organizaciones de base, investigadores, ONG y personal de gobierno. A la vez que resaltaban la difícil situación que enfrentan las mujeres en muchos países, las contribuciones a la discusión incluyeron muchos ejemplos sobre cómo promover los derechos de las mujeres a la tierra.
File A Deadly Shade of Green Threats to Environmental Human Rights Defenders in Latin America by Christin VanZant — last modified Nov 14, 2016 12:20 AM
This report illustrates the severe human rights violations in Latin America against environmental defenders, who engage in lawful activities that bring to light environmental damage and human rights abuses. Though not exhaustive, this report provides an overview of recent incidents throughout Latin America. The incidents cited cover a range of human rights violations, including violent attacks, torture, disappearances, and killings.
File A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resource Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 31, 2014 02:19 PM
CBNRM: AN ASSESSMENT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE. Rural development issues are critical not only for the rural areas themselves but also for addressing pressing global concerns of food security (FS), climate change, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, provision of environmental goods and services, and good governance. Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) has been a rural development strategy for over 30 years. This paper has a two-fold objective: to assess the CBNRM experience in order to improve the performance of CBNRM itself, and to evaluate the lessons learned from CBNRM for critical issues – especially food security and climate change. Featured June, 2013
File A Guide to Taking Stock of Natural Resources Management: Impacts and Lessons by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 11, 2014 10:32 PM
The stocktaking guide was created to capture knowledge and best practices in discovering and disseminating innovative and effective natural resource management practices. It is a living document. First and foremost, the guide has been written for members of a stocktaking team. It is assumed that each member of the stocktaking team brings expertise and a unique perspective to the stocktaking exercise. The guide gives the team common processes and mechanisms for leveraging the experiences of all team members. In the past, the information from stocktaking exercises has been used to design projects, programs, and strategies; reform policies; and provide information about the impacts produced by investments in natural resources management and agriculture.
File A History of the Social Development Network in The World Bank by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 05, 2013 01:42 AM
The Social Development Strategy will provide definitions and directions for the World Bank’s future work in Social Development. But to develop the Strategy it is necessary to understand both the history of the Social Development network within the Bank and the work it currently supports. This report provides such a history. It describes the origins of the network and the issues it has tackled in the past; and it does so on the assumption that knowing where we have come from and what we have done will help us decide what we should do in the future. Published in March 2004 by the World Bank Social Development Department.
A List of Library Categories by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
List of Library Categories
File À Medida que as Vedações Caem: Preocupações Emergentes em Áreas de Conservação Transfronteiriças by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Enquanto que as ACTFs representam um conceito importante e bem vindo para o aumento de esforços de desenvolvimento económico e conservação de biodiversidade, a ausência de políticas formais sobre o control de doenças animais em ACTFs pode ter um impacto negativo na saúde pública, agricultura, comércio—e mesmo em conservação. Essa é a razão pela qual as questões de doenças transmissíveis têem de ser tratadas quanto antes.
File A Partnership for An Evergreen Revolution by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
the United States and India are engaged in a new partnership that has the potential to create a second, more sustainable, and greener revolution— one that will benefit farmers and consumers in India, in the United States, and around the globe.
File A-MANO: A Technical Guide and Conceptual Framework by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
A-MANO is a dynamic and visual mapping tool for community-based development. The companion document to www.mapeoamano.org
ABCG: Conservation and Protected Areas Management - ICT by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:35 AM
Last week, African Biodiversity Conservation held an event on ICT and conservation at The Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA, USA where a lot of interesting discussion ensued.
ABCG: Small-holder Agriculture - ICT by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:35 AM
As more and more applications are developed and spread, it's a matter of time before we find out which ones are sustainable and, therein, what the best practices, lessons learned, and enablers are.
ABCG: Water Resource Management - ICT by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:37 AM
The water sector has been tapping into ICT to improve the management of water supplies through smart metering, SMS to web mapping, and customer-service platforms in which water users can use mobile phones to communicate with utilities in regards to the status of their water points.
File Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Rural Investment and Enabling Policy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific poverty-reduction targets the world has ever established, and the year 2005 is critical in that there are only ten years left to achieve these goals. Three quarters of the world’s more than one billion extremely poor people live in rural areas of developing countries. Fighting poverty today means first and foremost transforming rural lives and livelihoods. The majority of the rural poor depend on agriculture and agriculture-related small industries and services for their livelihoods. It is in the areas where the incidence of poverty is highest – in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – that agricultural development can have the greatest impact on inclusive growth and overall poverty reduction.
File Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths PDF by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 29, 2015 02:24 AM
At an event on June 25, 2014, USAID unveiled an action plan "Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths" to save the lives of 15 million children and nearly 600,000 women by 2020 - a milestone in President Obama's goal to join the world in ending extreme poverty, hunger and child death in the next two decades. The action plan delineates how 24 priority countries will dramatically accelerate progress in maternal and child survival.
File Action Research on Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment Alternatives by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
This report documents the action research conducted on point-of-use drinking water treatment alternatives appropriate for underprivileged households in Jakarta. An introduction to the scope of work and project summary is first given. Second, technology research is covered, specifically boiling, isi-ulang, chlorination, ceramic filtration, and SODIS, which are each discussed with regards to background, technology, perception, and limitations. (PDF File, 3,9 MB)
File Action Research on Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment Alternatives by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
This report documents the action research conducted on point-of-use drinking water treatment alternatives appropriate for underprivileged households in Jakarta. An introduction to the scope of work and project summary is first given. Second, technology research is covered, specifically boiling, isi-ulang, chlorination, ceramic filtration, and SODIS, which are each discussed with regards to background, technology, perception, and limitations. (PDF File, 3,9 MB)
File Adapting to Global Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners 2009 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 01:36 PM
The Guidebook will assist USAID Missions and development partners to understand the diversity of climate change impacts expected to affect the coastal zone throughout the developing world, and the options that exist for coastal planners and managers to assist coastal communities to begin to adapt to these impacts. 19.2 MB
File Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 30, 2014 06:33 PM
This report puts forward recommendations for how the US government can better address climate change through its policies on global agricultural development. It argues for the United States to rally international resources and deploy its agricultural research enterprise—its universities, research institutes, and agrifood businesses—to gather more information about how climate change will affect the global food system and develop the innovations to manage its impacts. It presents evidence that by enhancing the public sector’s partnerships with businesses and civil society, solutions that benefit populations around the world, from farmers in Africa to those in the United States, can be found. Featured July, 2014.
File Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate: Technical Appendix by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 29, 2014 01:00 PM
This is a Technical Appendix prepared by Gerald C. Nelson to accompany The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate.
File AFR100: Africa Restoring 100 Million Hectares of Deforested and Degraded Land by 2030 by Christin VanZant — last modified Sep 28, 2016 01:31 PM
Through AFR100, national governments, public and private sector partners, international development programs and local communities will restore productivity to deforested and degraded landscapes in order to improve livelihoods.
File AFRICA BIODIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE GROUP FY2014 ANNUAL REPORT Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 23, 2015 01:00 AM
This report details the activities and accomplishments of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014)—October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.
Africa Biodiversity Conservation Group Documents by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
 
Africa Bureau: Congo Basin Initiative by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is an association of 29 governmental and nongovernmental organizations that works to improve communication and coordination among its member organizations vis-à-vis their projects, programs, and policies to promote sustainable management of Congo Basin Forest ecosystems and wildlife and improve the lives of people living in the region.
Africa Bureau: ENvironmental assessment and CAPacity building program by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
ENCAP is a USAID cooperative program to build capacity for environmental assessment and environmentally sound design in Africa. The program focus is small scale development activities. Specific activities include training, develop resource materials, and directly support the professional development of African Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practitioners.
Africa Bureau: Sub-Saharan Africa: Environment by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
USAID environment programs across Africa are demonstrating the sector’s ability to be a robust vehicle for rural economic growth, stronger local governance, and conflict mitigation as well as reduced degradation. Sub-Saharan Africa has abundant natural resources that can be a major contributor to sustained economic growth. Several countries in the region have implemented highly innovative community-based approaches to improve the management of their natural resource base and to extend the economic benefits to lower income households.
Africa: Trees "vital for food security" by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
IRIN News
File African Development Hypotheses by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
The simulation model presented here is a hypothesis concerning basic ecological-economic relationships in Africa. The model was developed over the course of several months in a series of meetings with experts convened by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Africa Bureau, Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD). The purpose of this group modeling exercise was to draw out and review some of the less well-recognized, or more newly recognized, relationships among ecological and economic variables in Africa. The model was written in a systems dynamics modeling environment using the STELLA simulation modeling package.
File African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 17, 2013 10:20 PM
On May 1, 2013, the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity (Leadership Project) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sought to highlight some of the exciting developments by women and youth in Africa utilizing technology and social innovations to tackle every day issues. In collaboration with several other Wilson Center programs and the Kenyan-based African Technology Policy Studies Network, The Africa Program and Leadership Project hosted an international conference titled, “African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation.”
Agfax: Reporting Science in Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 08, 2013 02:34 PM
Agfax began life as a radio and press service for broadcasters and news houses in Africa and Asia over 15 years ago. Now focussed solely on Africa, with reporting done by local journalists, Agfax keeps listeners in touch with recent developments in farming and rural livelihoods, with an emphasis on science and innovation. Millions of listeners in Africa tune in to Agfax interviews and features, which are broadcast by a network of 80 radio stations across the continent.
File Agricultural Biotechnology for Development by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
USAID biotechnology brochure (English)
File Agriculture and Food Security Sector Update – June 2010 by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Office OF U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA): Agriculture and Food Security Sector Update – June 2010
Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Research Priorities Desktop Review by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
This draft report gives a partial overview of current thinking by key donors, universities, and research organizations on development and research priorities in agricultural and natural resource management. It is intended to assist the USAID Offices of Agriculture and Natural Resources in identifying which priority topics would warrant their support in order to achieve the greatest impact on smallholder-oriented growth and rural development. The first application of this report will be to help USAID identify Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) priorities as four of the current CRSPs are coming to an end in FY 2006. Stakeholder comments on this draft document are welcome.”
Agriculture Office by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
USAID works with all participants in agricultural development to support efforts to increase productivity …from farmers and their organizations (including cooperatives) to scientists working to develop new, more productive varieties; from agribusinesses seeking to develop new, profitable markets to governments providing the sound legal framework within which businesses can operate; from the schools and universities that train future farmers and businesspeople to the research labs where scientists develop new technologies; and from local communities working to manage their available natural resources for sustainable production to regional organizations seeking to lower barriers to trade between countries.
Agriculture, Rural Development, and Pro-poor Growth: Country Experiences in the Post-reform Era by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
This paper reviews the contribution of agriculture and rural development to pro-poor growth by examining the experience of 12 countries as documented in case studies commissioned for a multi-donor project on Operationalizing Pro-Poor Growth. The countries fell into three distinct regional groupings based on national statistics on the importance of agriculture and relative land and labor productivities: five are in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia), four in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam), and three in Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, and El Salvador). Published by the World Bank in 2005.
File Agroforestry in Africa: Exploring the Lack of Widespread Implementation and the Potential for Expansion by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
Agroforestry in Africa: Exploring the Lack of Widespread Implementation and the Potential for Expansion
AgTrials by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 27, 2013 07:29 PM
Agtrials.org is an information portal developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) which provides access to a database on the performance of agricultural technologies at sites across the developing world. It builds on decades of evaluation trials, mostly of varieties, but includes any agricultural technology for developing world farmers. This project will standardize data and information to the benefit of climate change analyses, future multi-environment trials and research and development in international agriculture.
AHEAD (Animal and Human Health for the Environment and Development)Update – May, June, July 2011 by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
AHEAD Update of 2011
File Albania: Biodiversity Assessment by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 30, 2016 12:47 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Albania Executive Summary Purpose The purpose of this assessment is to assist USAID/Albania in taking biodiversity considerations into account while implementing projects and activities during the two-year extension of the current Country Strategic Plan (CSP, FY 2004-2006) and to inform development of the subsequent CSP. Specifically, FAA Section 119(d), Country Analysis Requirements, states: “Each country development strategy statement or other country plan prepared by the Agency for International Development shall include an analysis of: (1) the actions necessary in that country to conserve biological diversity, and (2) the extent to which the actions proposed for support by the Agency meet the needs thus identified.” Report submitted to the United States Agency for International Development Under the Biodiversity and Forestry Indefinite Quantity Contract Contract No. LAG-I-00-99-00013-00, Task Order No. 811 Submitted to: USAID/Albania Submitted by: ARD-BIOFOR IQC Consortium 159 Bank Street, Suite 300 Burlington, Vermont 05401 Email: ard@ardinc.com. November 2003
File Algunos Terminos Utilizados en la Ecologia y el Manejo de la Fauna Silvestre by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
Objectivo del Librito: El proposito de este trabajo es presentar algunos de los terminos utilizados por profesionales biologos para expresar ciertas ideas o conceptos sobre el mundo natural. Estas palabras describen el proceso de la vida qe ocurre en el ambiente que nos rodea. Varias di estas palabras estan di moda en los programas de radio. Casi todo lo que describe este librito es algo que el pueblo Chiquitano entiende muy bien como parte de su vida cotidiana. Los Chiquitanos manejan sus chacos por rotacion para evitar la maleza y mantener la produccion. Ellos tambien manejan sus gallinas y chanchos, dandoles comida y agua. Para el manejo di fauna solo se tiene que cambiar el enfoque, desde los animales domesticos hacia los animales silvestres. Los proncipios no son muy diferentes, pero el nivel do dificultad es mucho mayor con animales de monte porque usualmente no son tan sencillos de observar....
File Algunos Terminos Utilizados en la Ecologia y el Manejo de la Fauna Silvestre by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Objectivo del Librito: El proposito de este trabajo es presentar algunos de los terminos utilizados por profesionales biologos para expresar ciertas ideas o conceptos sobre el mundo natural. Estas palabras describen el proceso de la vida qe ocurre en el ambiente que nos rodea. Varias di estas palabras estan di moda en los programas de radio. Casi todo lo que describe este librito es algo que el pueblo Chiquitano entiende muy bien como parte de su vida cotidiana. Los Chiquitanos manejan sus chacos por rotacion para evitar la maleza y mantener la produccion. Ellos tambien manejan sus gallinas y chanchos, dandoles comida y agua. Para el manejo di fauna solo se tiene que cambiar el enfoque, desde los animales domesticos hacia los animales silvestres. Los proncipios no son muy diferentes, pero el nivel do dificultad es mucho mayor con animales de monte porque usualmente no son tan sencillos de observar....
File All Things Alpaca by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 31, 2013 09:45 PM
Ecuador produces exclusive garments from select alpaca fibers while protecting endangered Andean (spectacled) bear and other wildlife that share the land.
Alliance For Social Entrepreneurship by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 17, 2015 04:27 PM
The Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship is a three-year collaborative program aimed at creating and supporting a robust social entrepreneurship movement in selected developing countries. Formed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Synergos Institute in collaboration with Ashoka and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the Alliance will work with leading organizations active in social entrepreneurship globally and in select countries.
Alternative Library Thematic Layout by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
 
Alternatives to Slash and Burn by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
ASB is a global consortium of research institutes, non-governmental organizations, universities, community organizations, farmers' groups, and other local, national, and international partners. This site provides Publications; Policy Briefs; Datasets; and program information and results that contribute to [the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment; the Rainforest Challenge; Amazon; Congo Basin; Southeast Asia; Climate Change; Biodiveristy; Sustainability; Poverty, Policy and Deforestation].
File An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
This synthesis and background document on Ecosystems for Water and Food Security is part of UNEP’s contribution to the global food crisis, pledged to the United Nations Secretary-General and developed in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners. Together, we identified and explored the links between ecosystems, water and food, and illustrate how resilient ecosystems can support and increase food security.
File Analysis and Investment for Low-Emission Growth (AILEG) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 30, 2014 06:49 PM
The Analysis and Investment for Low-Emission Growth (AILEG) Project helps governments, USAID missions, and other stakeholders integrate climate change data management, economics and investment into low emission development strategies (LEDS). LEDS accelerates sustainable economic growth and investments while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilience. Through AILEG, climate policy- and decisionmakers have found cost-effective, sustainable options in climate policy planning, economic modeling, and impact analysis. The project also helps countries identify investment options and constraints in mitigation (renewables, energy efficiency, and sustainable landscapes) and adaptation interventions. AILEG is part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to pursue and enhance longterm transformative development through sustainable economic growth. Featured December, 2013.
File Anne Kent Taylor Fund by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:15 PM
Assisting individuals, communities and corporations to conserve, protect and restore biodiversity in Kenya through sound economic activities that are ecologically sustainable.
APHIAplus KAMILI by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 08, 2013 02:33 PM
APHIAplus (AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance) builds on the successes of APHIA II with effort to ensure improved health outcomes while aligning with GHI principles through an approach that is people-led for universal access to services with intrinsic sustainability. APHIAplus KAMILI is a cooperative agreement running from January 2011 to December 2015. The project is a partnership comprising: JHPIEGO; the National Organization of Peer Educators; African Medical and Research Foundation; Liverpool VCT; Land O’ Lakes; Kenya Red Cross, PATH, CHAK, and ICAP. The project also works with other local implementing partners that include government ministries, non-governmental, faith-based and community organizations.
AquaFish in the News - Science For Life by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
Naim Sidrotun was funded by CRSP through the capacity building program, headquartered at OSU with partial support from USAID and participating US and Host Country universities and institutions to get her PhD at the University of Arizona. Working under AquaFish CRSP Lead Project PI, Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, Naim has been studying shrimp-tilapia-seaweed polyculture. Recently she was awarded the 2012 UNESCO-L'Oreal International fellowship to continue her research at the Harvard Medical School and will be presented with the award a ceremony in Paris, France.
Aquatic, Marine and Coastal Zone by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM
 
ARD: Land Tenure and Property Rights Community of Practice by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
The demand to address property rights issues is increasing from both United States Agency for International Development (USAID) field missions and host country governments. The increase in demand is due, in part, to a growing awareness among development practitioners of the role played by property rights (and natural resources access and use) in economic growth, governance, and conflict and resource management. USAID and its partners have learned several important lessons from the last decade of research and policy work in regards to the relationship between property rights and economic growth, productivity, natural resource management and conflict....
File Aroma Forest Essential Oils by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:16 PM
Supporting the sustainable management of forests and conservation of biodiversity by the local communities in Madagascar.
Articles for Landscape-Scale Conservation in the Congo Basin : Lessons Learned from the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
 
File As the Fences Come Down: Emerging Concerns in Transfrontier Conservation Areas by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 01, 2013 05:34 PM
While Transfrontier Conservation Areas represent a major and welcome concept for augmenting economic development and biodiversity conservation, the absence of formal policies on animal disease control in TFCAs could negatively impact public health, agriculture, commerce—even conservation itself. That is why the issue of transmissible diseases must be addressed sooner rather than later.
Asia Forest Partnership by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
The AFP was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, in 2002. It is one of over 200 partnerships for sustainable development registered with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. It offers informational resources on [Illegal logging; Forest Fires; Forest Rehabiliation; Good Governance; Developing Capacity; and Fund Raising]. {http://www.asiaforests.org/files/_ref/about/}
Asia Near East Bureau/Dept of State: East Asia and Pacific Environmental Initiative (EAPEI) by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
The East Asia and Pacific Environmental Initiative (EAPEI) addresses critical environmental challenges and opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific in the areas of forest resources management and coastal and marine resources management. The EAPEI works to compliment other US government investment in the region by supporting transboundary, cross-border and regional activities and institutions and by supporting activities in USAID non-presence countries.
Asian Development Bank by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Economics and Statistics
File Assessing the Achievements of IFAD's Technical Assistance Grant Programme by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
The International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) programme was established as an instrument to provide needed technical support to the Fund's lending programme. Its contribution to IFAD's development strageties was envisaged through a strategic partnerships involving borrower adn non-borrower countries, as well as lending international and regional agricultural research centers (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research [CGIAR] and non-CGIAR).
File Assessment of Water Resources Management & Freshwater Biodiversity in Nepal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 05, 2015 03:01 PM
Purpose: To conduct country-level water resources management (WRM) and freshwater biodiversity (FWB) analyses for Nepal in order to inform the design of a new five-year USAID/Nepal Natural Resources Management (NRM) project (2015-2019).
File Assessment Report - Impact of Multi Media Campaigns by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
This report documents the results of an impact assessment of ESP’s Multi Media Campaigns (MMCs). MMCs are an important tool for building awareness of and promoting advocacy for ESP principles related to improved delivery of environmental and health services. On a quarterly basis, MMCs are implemented by the Public Outreach Communications Coordinator in each of ESP’s High Priority Province (HPP) in partnership with local media and NGOs.
File Assessment Report - Impact of Multi Media Campaigns by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
This report documents the results of an impact assessment of ESP’s Multi Media Campaigns (MMCs). MMCs are an important tool for building awareness of and promoting advocacy for ESP principles related to improved delivery of environmental and health services. On a quarterly basis, MMCs are implemented by the Public Outreach Communications Coordinator in each of ESP’s High Priority Province (HPP) in partnership with local media and NGOs.
Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA) by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
It is a community of interest around sustainable management practices for farm and forest land in North America. This site offers publications of general interest in the application of agroforestry in sustainable development, and land-use planning and practices. {http://www.aftaweb.org/resources.php}
Audio Galleries and Podcasts by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Folder for audio galleries and content
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 15, 2015 05:30 PM
Founded in 1995, AVAC is an international non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy, community mobilization and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of biomedical HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigacion Forestal en Bolivia by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
PROGRAMA Y RESÚMENES Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
File Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigacion Forestal en Bolivia by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
PROGRAMA Y RESÚMENES Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
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Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
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Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
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PROGRAMA Y RESÚMENES Primera Reunión Nacional sobre Investigación Forestal Avances y Perspectivas para la Investigación Forestal en Bolivia 25 – 27 de Junio, 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
AWF: Supporting Joint Forest Management by Local Communities in the Kolo Hills of Northern Tanzania by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:00 AM
In the ecologically important forests of northern Tanzania, AWF are working with communities and local government to conserve a forest ecosystem under threat from unsustainable utilization practices.
File Background note for WaterAid Australia’s Workshop on Hygiene Promotion, June 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
This note explores the various behavioural change models that analytically and methodologically guide hygiene promotion programmes. It describes the level and process of change each model or theory uses (e.g.individual internal change/change processes, inter-personal and group changes/change processes and community-based change) and offers informative insights in the development of a more robust model to better analyse hygiene promotion programmes.The note ends with a recommendation for the use of the FOAMS model (Devine 2009) which incorporates elements from most of the behavioural change models and theories assessed in this note. This note is a work in progress. An unedited version (not for citation), may be accessed from this link: <http://www.irc.nl/redir/content/download/150286/502206/file/[Draft-not%20for%20citation]_Models_for_Behaviour_Change.pdf> (174 kB)
Bamyan’s First National Park, Band-e-Amir, Featured in NBC Special by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
November 2010: Richard Engel, NBC News' chief foreign correspondent, shot a segment for the Today Show on Bamyan Province and the Band-e-Amir National Park
File Bangladesh Flood Action Plan Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment by Michael Colby — last modified Jan 21, 2014 05:59 PM
1992 EIA guidelines for flood control, drainage, irrigation, and water management projects, prepared by USAID's Irrigation Support Project for Asia and Near East (ISPAN), for Flood Action Plan Component 16 (Environment).
File Barren Ground Caribou Co-Management, Eastern Canadian Arctic by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:18 PM
ODI Widlife Policy Briefing entitled "Barren Ground Caribou Co-Management in the Eastern Canadian Arctic: lessons for bushmeat management" by Andrew Hurst; Wildlife Policy Number 5, April 2004. Introduction: Local communities have been involved in the conservation and management of caribou herds in the Canadian Arctic for 20 years. Attempts to address the bushmeat ‘crisis’ through management models would do well to consider this experience and draw lessons from it. This paper reviews the history of caribou co-management in the Canadian Arctic, looks at how it has evolved to satisfy both livelihoods and conservation goals, and discusses what this can tell us about the possibility of sustainable bushmeat management. Keywords: Barren Ground Caribou, Co-Management, Eastern Canadian Arctic, Bushmeat Management
Becoming Human: Paleoanthropology, Evolution, and Human Origins by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
website for the Institute of Human Origins
File Benchmark Map of Forest Carbon Stocks in Tropical Regions Across Three Continents by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 19, 2013 02:04 AM
Developing countries are required to produce robust estimates of forest carbon stocks for successful implementation of climate change mitigation policies related to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). Here we present a “benchmark” map of biomass carbon stocks over 2.5 billion ha of forests on three continents, encompassing all tropical forests, for the early 2000s, which will be invaluable for REDD assessments at both project and national scales.
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One of the most ambitious and potentially significant conservation developments taking place in southern Africa today is the formation of transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs). Incorporating national parks, game reserves, hunting areas and conservancies embedded within a matrix of land under traditional communal tenure, TFCAs provide extraordinary biodiversity conservation and sustainable development opportunities and are a top priority for SADC (the Southern African Development Community).
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment: Special Symposium organized by the IAIA Biodiversity & Ecology Section by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:30 AM
The aim of this symposium is to bring together practitioners working at the cutting edge with both policy makers responsible for shaping IA frameworks and scientists committed to finding practical ways forward.
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Excerpt - Preface and Chapter One
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Biodiversity and Forestry Seminar Series: Degazettement of Protected Areas: Implications for Conservation by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
Conservation policy assumes that national parks and protected areas (PAs) are permanent fixtures on the landscape, but scattered evidence points to widespread - yet largely overlooked - PA downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD). Though PAs are the cornerstone of global conservation efforts, their permanence has not yet been studied. To inform conservation policy and practice, WWF's Conservation Science Program (CSP) examined the spatial and temporal patterns of PADDD in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Results to date reveal more than 600 instances in 59 countries, affecting 30-60% of the national PA system in some countries. Conservation impacts of PADDD are unclear, though evidence suggests that it may sometimes advance conservation ends. Given that strategies predicated upon permanent networks of PAs are unlikely to succeed if these very PAs are disappearing from the landscape, PADDD presents a fundamental challenge to the prevailing conservation paradigm and highlights the need for renewed focus on the development of more resilient PAs and more robust conservation strategies. In this seminar, Sharon Pailler and Michael Mascia of WWF will present results and analysis of CSP's pilot research and discuss its potential implications for conservation policy and practice
File BIODIVERSITY ASSESSEMENT UPDATE FOR SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report Serbia Montenegro FAA SECTION 119 The team interviewed various individuals and organizations (see appendix III), gathered relevant information, performed the required analysis, and prepared the Biodiversity Assessment Update in compliance with the FAA Section 119 requirements addressing: (1) The actions necessary in Azerbaijan to conserve biological diversity [FAA Section 119 (d) (1)], and (2) The extent to which the actions proposed for support by USAID meet the needs thus identified [FAA Section 119 (d) (2)]. The final draft report was submitted electronically by A. Grimes to Mark Pickett, USAID/Serbia- Montenegro MEO on June 30, 2005. Initial comments on the Montenegro portion were received from Vladan Raznatovic on August 9, 2005 with final comments on September 7, 2005. Final comments on the Serbian portion were received from Mark Pickett, on August 26. Submitted to: Michelle Stern, Program Office Copies to: Mark Pickett, Vladan Raznatovic, USAID/Serbia-Montenegro September 8, 2005
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Introduction This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Armenia fulfills three interlinked objectives: · Summarizes the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Armenia; and analyzes threats, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. This information will help USAID/Armenia and other organizations and individuals make decisions related to biodiversity conservation. · Meets the requirements stipulated under Section 119 (d) of the Foreign Assistance Act (see Annex A, FAA Sections 117 and 119), required when USAID missions are developing new strategic programs. The assessment also prepares the Mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources. · Analyzes the impact of current and future USAID activities in Armenia on biodiversity conservation, suggests actions that USAID could support that promote biodiversity conservation and that are consistent with current and future USAID programs, and identifies special opportunities for the Mission in the area of biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID C ONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID WASHINGTON E&E BUREAU, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 2000 E&E - 117/119 Report - Armenia. Prepared in 2000.
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E&E - 117/119 Report - Azerbaijan Introduction This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Azerbaijan fulfills three interlinked objectives: · Summarizes the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Azerbaijan; analyzes threats, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. This information will help USAID/Azerbaijan, and other organizations and individuals, as appropriate, make decisions related to biodiversity conservation. · Meets the requirements stipulated under Section 119.d (2) of the Foreign Assistance Act (see Annex A, FAA Sections 117 and 119). The assessment also prepares the Mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA, by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources in Azerbaijan. · Analyzes the impact of current and future USAID activities in Azerbaijan on biodiversity conservation, suggests actions that USAID could support that are consistent with current and future USAID programs, and identifies special opportunities for the Mission in the area of biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID C ONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID WASHINGTON E&E BUREAU, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 2000
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E&E - 117/119 Report -Belarus Major findings of the assessment include: 1. Biodiversity throughout Belarus has declined substantially in the past 100 years. Wetlands, bogs in particular, have undergone the most dramatic decline in overall coverage, largely from being converted to agriculture. Remaining bogs are inadequately protected today. However, data and information are mostly inadequate to determine distribution and condition of biodiversity at both a species and an ecosystem level. 2. With the possible exception of forest ecosystems, the protected area system is inadequate in ecological coverage and in administration. Hundreds of natural monuments and reserves of lesser significance have no staff or management plans. 3. Old laws may be inconsistent with newer laws and impedes enforcement of regulations. They also create confusion regarding roles and responsibilities for protection of biodiversity and natural resources. Belarus is party to many international environment agreements but capacity is often inadequate for implementing laws and international conventions. 4. NGOs and the public are not able to effectively participate in protection of biodiversity and natural resources due to inadequate resources and access to decision-making process. However, a high literacy rate and a generally well-educated population make it possible to use outreach and extension programs to effectively change how people view and use natural resources. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID Contract Number: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID/Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. and Environment International Ltd. Seattle, Washington August 2001
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E&E - 117/119 Report - Croatia Introduction This biodiversity assessment for Croatia has three interlinked objectives: · Summarizes the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Croatia; analyzes threats, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. This information will help USAID Croatia make decisions related to biodiversity conservation. · Meets the requirements stipulated under Section 119.d (1) & (2) of the Foreign Assistance Act (see Annex A, FAA Sections 117 and 119), required when USAID missions are developing new strategic programs. The assessment also prepares the Mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources in Croatia. · Analyzes the impact of future USAID activities in Croatia on biodiversity conservation, suggests actions that USAID could support that would improve the status of biodiversity conservation in Croatia and are consistent with current USAID programs, and identifies special opportunities for the Mission in the area of biodiversity conservation. Task Order No. 807 under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry (BIOFOR) IQC USAID Contract No. LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID/Croatia Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. December 31, 2000
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E&E - 117/119 Report - Georgia Introduction This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Georgia has three interlinked objectives: · Summarizes the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Georgia; analyzes threats, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. This information will help USAID/Georgia, and other organizations and individuals, as appropriate, make decisions related to biodiversity conservation. · Meets the requirements stipulated under Section 119.d (2) of the Foreign Assistance Act (see Annex A, FAA Sections 117 and 119), required when USAID missions are developing new strategic programs. The assessment also prepares the Mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA, by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources in Georgia. · Analyzes the impact of current and future USAID activities in Georgia on biodiversity conservation, suggests actions that USAID could support that support biodiversity conservation in Georgia and are consistent with current and future USAID programs, and identifies special opportunities for the Mission in the area of biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID C ONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID WASHINGTON E&E BUREAU, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 2000
File Biodiversity Assessment for Kazakhstan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 12, 2016 12:01 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Kazakhstan A two-person team consisting of Raymond Carl Daviesson and Dr. Galina Fet visited Kazakhstan from April 10 through May 2, 2000. During this period, they visited Almaty, Astana, Pavlodar, and Kokchetau. Mr. Daviesson and Dr. Fet were assisted by local biodiversity specialists Iskandar Mirkhashimov and Igor Glukhovtsev. During the team’s second stay in Kazakhstan (June 25 through July 6, 2000), Dr. Fet attended the second meeting of the Biodiversity Thematic Group of the Caspian Environmental Program in Almaty. Mr. Daviesson, joined by Spike Millington, traveled to Aktau and Aterau to assess the ecological conditions of the north Caspian, with particular attention to the recent die-off in the Caspian seal population. (Their findings and recommendations regarding the seals have been documented and presented to the Mission under separate cover.) The approach used in this assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches and interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity, both throughout Kazakhstan and in Washington, D.C. (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted). An extensive series of field trips was undertaken. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Kyrgyzstan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:26 PM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Kyrgyzstan The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations in Kyrgyzstan and Washington D.C. concerned with biodiversity (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted), and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Macedonia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Macedonia I. Introduction This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Macedonia has three interlinked objectives: · To summarize the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Macedonia, to analyze threats, to identify opportunities, and to make recommendations for the improved conservation of biodiversity. · To meet the requirements stipulated under Section 119.d (2) of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), which USAID missions must meet in developing new strategic programs. To prepare the mission to address issues arising under Sections 117 and 119 of the FAA by providing information on biodiversity and natural resources in Macedonia. (See Annex A, “Sections 117 and 119 of Foreign Assistance Act.”) · To analyze the impacts of current and future USAID activities in Macedonia on biodiversity conservation, to suggest actions that USAID could support to further biodiversity conservation in Macedonia consistent with current and future USAID programs, and to identify special opportunities for the mission in biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID MACEDONIA SKOPJE, MACEDONIA Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. May 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Moldova by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Moldova Major findings of the assessment include: 1. Biodiversity of Moldova has been severely reduced over the past 100 years. Steppe and steppe-associated wetland ecosystems have been particularly hard hit. Forest cover in Moldova is the lowest for any country in Europe. 2. The protected areas system is inadequate in ecological coverage. Additional protection is most urgently needed for steppe and wetland ecosystems. 3. Laws and regulations or their implementation and enforcement are inadequate to protect biodiversity. The NGO community in Moldova is impressive, but remains too weak to effectively participate and lead in a broad range of biodiversity issues. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID Contract Number: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID/Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. and Environment International Ltd. Seattle, Washington August 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Tajikistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Tajikistan Introduction The biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Tajikistan was funded by USAID’s Regional Mission to the Central Asian Republics in Almaty under a contract to Chemonics International through the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry (BIOFOR) IQC (see Annex B, Scope of Work). Because of security concerns, the biodiversity team was not permitted to travel to Tajikistan, and the current report is based on a desk study carried out by Firuza Faizitdinovna Abdurahimova, with input from the Biodiversity team of Raymond Daviesson and Galina Fet. The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity in Tajikistan, and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents, and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Turkmenistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Turkmenistan Introduction The biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Turkmenistan was funded by USAID’s Regional Mission to the Central Asian Republics in Almaty under a contract to Chemonics International through the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry (BIOFOR) IQC (see Annex B, Scope of Work). A two-person team consisting of Raymond Carl Daviesson and Dr. Galina Fet visited Turkmenistan from June 7 to June 22, 2000. Mr. Daviesson and Dr. Fet collaborated with local biodiversity specialist Dr. Habibullah I. Atamuradov in researching and assessing biodiversity in Turkmenistan. The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations concerned with biodiversity, both in Turkmenistan and in Washington D.C. (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted), and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Biodiversity Assessment for Ukraine by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Ukraine The scope of work required the team to synthesize and analyze existing information and prepare a report that: (i) describes major ecosystems and species diversity of Ukraine; (ii) identifies key landscape features for the conservation of biodiversity; (iii) describes current and potential threats to biodiversity conservation; (iv) analyzes policies, land use practices, and obstacles to biodiversity conservation; (v) assesses national conservation policies, strategies, commitments to international conventions, and management capacities; (vi) assesses the USAID program’s potential impact on biodiversity; and (vii) identifies potential USAID opportunities to support biodiversity conservation. Task Order under the Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID Contract Number: LAG-00-99-00014-00 Submitted to: USAID/Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. Washington, D.C. and Environment International Ltd. Seattle, Washington August 2001
 
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