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by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Click on the following links to access FRAMEweb Communities of Practice (CoPs). To visit FRAMEweb go to www.frameweb.org. For more information or to request help on how to access a community, send your message to frame@dai.com
HIV/AIDS & Conservation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
HIV/AIDS is having an enormous impact on the quality of life in many parts of the world. Not often discussed, however, are the impacts of HIV/AIDS on natural resource management and conservation.
Natural Resource Management - Haiti by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Providing rural communities in Haiti with the economic incentives and knowledge to improve the management of critical watersheds and natural resources The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Economic Development for a Sustainable Environment project (DEED) provides an alternative to the previous models of natural resource management (NRM) projects. DEED, a three-year project in Haiti, envisions a market-based approach that integrates improved management of lands and other natural resource assets with expanded enterprise and job opportunities in the production of suitable high-value crops, creating livelihood options for hillside farmers currently trapped in continued poverty. Linking the management of natural resources to sound conservation while simultaneously offering livelihood options will provide the essential stimulus for promoting sustainable watershed management. The project targets two watersheds to complete this work – Limbé in Haiti’s North Department and the river systems around Montrouis in Haiti’s West Department.
Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
The Upper Guinea ecosystem of West Africa is a high priority globally for biodiversity conservation and is of strategic importance in terms of peace building, extractive industries and other important commodities such as rubber, cocoa and oil palm. USAID has already made significant investments in biodiversity and community-based natural resource management in Liberia, Guinea, Ghana and Sierra Leone. The STEWARD program, a joint investment of EGAT, AFR, USAID/West Africa and US Forest Service, is an opportunity to produce a more coherent regional program that will address regional threats to biodiversity as well as capitalize on regional opportunities to spread best practices, harmonize policies and improve regional markets. STEWARD Objectives: Objective 1 Build capacity for increased regional collaboration in biodiversity conservation, fisheries, forestry, sustainable agriculture and trade within national and regional institutions Objective 2 Foster regional policy innovations and harmonization of national policies for improved ecosystem conservation and Natural Resource Management Objective 3 Pilot transboundary conservation and natural resource management activities at selected sites This space connects a network of professionals working in West African biodiversity conservation. This community provides an opportunity to spread best practices through dialogue and information, and capitalize on regional opportunities through knowledge. Popular Tags africa biodiversity "extractive industries" "usda forest service"
Global Conservation Program Symposium: 1999-2009 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM SYMPOSIUM: 1999-2009 15-16 September, 2009 WWF-US, 1250-24th Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC Day 1: September 15, 2009 Objectives Review state-of-the-art information related to three major conservation topics: threats-based approach to conservation, networks of protected areas and enterprise/livelihood and governance issues. Identify important conservation lessons from GCP II. Provide networking opportunities for GCP practitioners. Celebrate ten years of conservation lessons.
Sustainable Land Management in Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Discuss the impacts and lesson learned regarding forest management in Africa.
Transfer of Management for Protected Areas by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Sharing examples on the transfer of management for protected areas Representatives of the National Forest Service and Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Madagascar are interested in getting in touch with agencies and organizations in other countries who have experience with decentralizing the management of natural resources, in particular related to national parks. The number of parks and the types of protected areas in Madagascar are growing quickly, and country officials are interested in seeing examples of proven tools and effective mechanisms that have worked for the transfer of management for protected areas, production forests, and ecosystem concessions. Popular Tags forest "land management" "natural resources"
African Inland Fisheries by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
To explore the current challenges to freshwater fisheries management in Africa. African fisheries management is challenged by a range of issues. Some are specific to fisheries while others arise from competition with/ or dependence on other natural resource uses (eg. forestry, hydro-power, irrigation). Yet others relate to overarching themes such as: climate change, governance, donor/NGO roles, markets, gender, management paradigms, etc. To share ideas and innovations from different African contexts and beyond that may help to address these challenges. Fisheries management institutions have taken on many different forms reflecting unique ecological, institutional, cultural contexts and histories. Exchanging experiences among professionals in different countries/contexts may help individuals improve approaches to addressing the challenges discussed above through innovative research and management approaches. Experiences from wildlife management and forestry sectors may also provide valuable lessons. To promote collaborative networking among African(ist) fisheries professionals. The internet has greatly improved fisheries scientists access to scientific literature and funding collaborations for research. However, most research collaborations are initiated and driven by Northern research agendas and institutions. This networking forum will help broaden existing networks among African(ist) fisheries professionals.
Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) has a long history of success in many countries in southern Africa. Starting in the late 1980s, the CAMPFIRE program in Zimbabwe generated significant benefits for local communities via wildlife management. The USAID-funded LIFE project in Namibia facilitated the creation of numerous community conservancies that have also reaped the rewards of wildlife management, and paved the way for joint ventures with private sector tourism operators.
Natural Regeneration in Niger by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
2006 FRAME-supported study of three regions in Niger shows that 3 million hectares of eroded, unproductive land has been reclaimed since the mid 1980s by farmers and projects using soil and water conservation and other natural resource management techniques. This "good news" story has been widely featured in the media, including on National Public Radio and in the New York Times: Niger's Trees May Be Insurance Against Drought. Produced by Richard Harris, this NPR radio broadcast features natural regeneration in Niger and USAID/FRAME funded researchers Larwanou and Tappan. The full article, video clip, and images are available online. Niger story on NPR. NY Times Article: In Niger, Trees and Crops Turn Back the Desert. Article by Lydia Polgreen in the New York Times of February 11, 2007. Powerpoint presentation on Transformational Development in Niger. Presented at a Society for International Development (SID) discussion forum in Washington D.C. 'Régénération Naturelle dans les 3 M (Matameye, Magaria, Mirriah) du Niger: un phénomène spectaculaire'. View four short video clips and request the full 30-minute movie on a CD. (in French) Other resources related to farmer-managed natural regeneration are posted in the discussion area, which is used to share new information or feedback. Feel free to sign up for FRAME and share your comments in the forum. Popular Tags africa desertification niger regeneration
African Drought Risk and Development Network by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
the African Drought Risk and Development Network (ADDN) discussion page. The ADDN is a region-wide network for advocacy, capacity building and peer learning sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP-DDC) and UN’s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR). The idea of ADDN originated in an UN ad hoc Inter-Agency Working Group on Drought meeting held in Geneva in 2003. The meeting recognized the challenges facing the existing networking landscape in Africa – notably the tendencies of sub-regionalism, division by language, one-sided information flow, limited linkages among the networks and a focus on a narrow, meteorological definition of drought, as opposed to livelihood definitions. The meeting underscored the need for region-wide mechanism for knowledge mobilization on managing the risk of drought, thus the establishment of the ADDN. The ADDN aims to promote applied discussion and policy dialogue on key issues linking drought risk and development in Africa by: 1) providing a platform for the development and dissemination of good practice and innovation; 2) providing an entry point for accessing networks in Africa and beyond; and 3) acting as a forum for the elaboration of critical strategy and policy relevant decision making. A wealth of knowledge-based resources already exists in Africa but the opportunities are still limited in the region for information sharing and technical exchange of best practices among experts and practitioners. The Network seeks to bridge these gaps between knowledge producers and users and improve stakeholders’ access to information that will help them better react to the increased threat of drought and climate change in the dryland of Africa. To this end, a range of communication and peer learning tools and modalities have been developed within the Network framework. They include, but not limited to: convening of annual African Drought Adaptation Forums (ADAF); publication of drought-related knowledge products, monthly newsletters, policy briefs and their presentation at the various fora; organization of the regular online discussion forum; facilitation of study tours and exchange visits, etc. The proceedings and presentations of the latest third ADAF held in Addis Ababa in 2008 are available at http://www.undp.org/drylands/drought-workshop-08.html. We rely on participation from the Network members to make the Forum, website, newsletter, and discussion page productive and useful tools. Please contact Yuko Kurauchi at yuko.kurauchi@undp.org for any comments you may have on the ADDN or for any information you would like to share with over 1,500 ADDN members in Africa and beyond. Popular Tags africa "climate change" drought drylands isdr undp
Co-Management Community by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Benefit/Value This community explores co-management approaches for the management of a wide range of resources. "Co-management" usually refers to approaches where the roles and responsibilities of the public and private sectors are redefined and where the resource users are able to participate in the responsibilities and rewards related to some type of common property resource. Throughout the world, practical attempts are being made to engage diverse stakeholder groups in the conservation and improved management of protected areas. These attempts have been supported in many regions by USAID-funded efforts. Other donors, such as the IUCN, have provided policy support for co-management as an operational principle for protected areas management. A number of Governments have made co-management an explicit goal and strategy for protected area management. Those involved in the implementation of these co-management efforts may face a number of common and practical questions. This Discussion is being started by one such practitioner (Philip DeCosse, Director of a protected area co-management Project in Bangladesh) who faces a number of very practical needs for information and knowledge (see Discussion Tab). Popular Tags "land management" "public private partnerships"
Land Tenure for Drylands Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Welcome!! This community is a collaborative effort supported by: United Nations Development Programme – Drylands Development Centre (UNDP-DDC, Nairobi), International Land Coalition Secretariat (ILC) and the Collective Action and Property Rights Initiative (CAPRi), a system-wide initiative of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research Centres (CGIAR), based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI/ Washington, DC), and FRAME. OBJECTIVE The e-conference aimed to expand the dialogue initiated at the Nairobi workshop to include stakeholders and interested parties beyond the expert consultation as an avenue for drawing upon diverse experiences and knowledge. The e-conference further explored issues/ideas emerging out of four working group themes of the Nairobi workshop: Kunga Ngece (FRAME)- Drylands Tenure Policy :What are the contents and essential elements of Drylands Tenure Policies? Eric Patrick (UNDP) - Strategies for Implementing Drylands Policy. What can we learn from Drylands experiences? Ruth Meinzen-Dick (CAPRi) - Land policy dialogue and participation: How to foster the participation of multiple interests. Jing Delarosa and Andrew Fuys (ILC) - Scaling-up, Replication and Innovations: Upscaling principles of success. Each theme was discussed for one week with a summary posted to participants at the end of each week. CAPRi, FRAME, UNDP and ILC moderated the discussions (see Discussion). Popular Tags drylands "land tenure"
Niger Droughts and NRM Investments by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
The Niger e-discussion, which was held in October 2005, provided a forum for experts in the field of natural resources management to share their thoughts on the relationships between prior investments in NRM and the incidence of famine and hardship in Niger. The discussion was moderated by Mohamadou Magha of the Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et Producteurs Agricoles de L’Afrique de L’Ouest, ROPPA. Popular Tags drought, famine, poverty
Natural Products by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
More than 300 million people worldwide collect and trade natural products - an important component of the incomes and benefits for poor rural households in developing countries. Yet, evidence from around the world suggests more can be done to support the role of natural products in contributing to local conservation efforts, supporting good governance, and providing economic benefits for local communities. You are invited to participate in this global community of natural product professionals by browsing the community resources, participating in discussions, uploading your own documents and resources, and contacting us with your ideas for building connections in this community and sharing information related to the natural product sector for the benefit of all. Our goal is to support the exchange of information, resources, and ideas to further the role of natural products in rural development. Popular Tags biodiversity, conservation, forest livelihoods
Conventions Locales by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Les conventions locales deviennent de plus en plus un des mécanismes utilisés par les acteurs pour promouvoir un accès sécurisé aux ressources naturelles en vue d'investir dans ces ressources de manière durable. La plupart des conventions locales s'appuient sur des textes législatifs ou sur des reformes de politiques pour permettre une plus grande sécurisation des investissements des populations et autres acteurs locaux. En Afrique Subsaharienne, plus précisement en Afrique de l'Ouest, ce mécanisme devient de plus en plus courant au Burkina Faso, au Mali, en Guinée, au Sénégal, au Bénin et même au Cameroun (Afrique Central). Dans certain cas, comme la Guinée, l'initiative est née à partir des difficultés rencontrées dans l'application de certaines lois nationales (exemple: le Code foncier et domanial) qui régissent la gestion des ressources naturelles. Dans d'autres cas comme celui du Mali, les conventions locales s'appuient sur les principes de la décentralisation pour mieux sécuriser les utilisateurs des ressources naturelles et favoriser les investissements à long terme. Dans tous les cas, les conventions locales semblent être une version fomelle des ententes informelles que certaines populations rurales pratiquaient et continuent de pratiquer entre elles sans intervention extérieure. Les conventions locales se font au tour des terres de cultures, des zones de pâturages, des couloirs de transhumances, des ressources forestières et des ressources hydriques. Les natures et durées de ces conventions varient selon les objectifs et les clauses conclues par les contractants. Plusieurs accronymes sont utilisés pour désigner des conventions locales. On peut citer entre autres: entente foncière, contrat de cogestion, contrat d'aménagement, accord de pâturage, etc. Le thème central de cette discussion porte sur les conventions locales. Les objectifs visés consistent à: 1) mettre en commun et de discuter les différentes expériences sur les conventions locales 2) d'explorer des questions critiques avec leur situation légale, les aspects de négociation et de mise en œuvre et 3) de tirer des leçons en vue de l'amélioration des différentes pratiques de conventions locales. Étiquettes populaires "conventions locales" , francais, fr
Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
The goal of the recent stocktaking exercise in the Philippines and also one from last year in Indonesia was to identify enabling conditions, impacts, best practices and lessons linked to successful community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and forest management in different locations across the two countries. The intention was to isolate the factors that have led to success across a broad array of ecological and socio-cultural conditions. Our vision is that these finding will help to inform a broad-based discussion of ways in which the policy framework and the implementation mechanisms for forest management in Indonesia, and natural resource management in the Philippines can be improved. A broader, overarching goal is that these studies and discussions will help to identify universal or global principles for development and implementation of successful CBNRM.
ICT for Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
As technology continues to offer innovative solutions to development challenges, a variety of unique approached begin to emerge. This community seeks tools, best practices and lessons learned around the growing field of Information Communication Technology for development (ICT or ICT4D), specifically in the Natural Resource Management sector. This is a new community, so please feel free to contribute any materials or websites you thing may be helpful for others
FRAMEweb Collection: HIV/AIDS & Conservation by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
This is a collection of the content on HIV/AIDS and Conservation pulled from the FRAMEweb documents on the RM Portal
FRAMEweb Collection: Sustainable Land Management in Africa by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Apr 15, 2015 12:56 PM
This is a collection of the content on Sustainable Land Management in Africa pulled from the FRAMEweb documents on the RM Portal.
FRAMEweb Collection: Co-Management Resources by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 24, 2013 01:15 AM
This is a collection of the content on Co-Management Resources pulled from the FRAMEweb documents on the RM Portal.
FRAMEweb Collection: Niger Droughts and NRM Investment by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of the content on Niger Droughts and NRM Investment pulled from the FRAMEweb documents folder on the RM Portal.
FRAMEweb Collection: Transfer of Management for Protected Areas by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of the content on Transfer of Management for Protected Areas pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Natural Resource Management - Haiti by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of the content on Natural Resource Management - Haiti pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb-Collection: Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Natural Products by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on Natural Products pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Community-based Forest Management in Indonesia by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on Community-based Forest Management in Indonesia pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: African Drought Risk and Development by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on African Drought Risk and Development pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: African Inland Fisheries by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on African Inland Fisheries pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Land Tenure for Drylands Development by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on Land Tenure for Drylands Development pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Natural regeneration in Niger by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on Natural regeneration in Niger pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: Global Conservation Program by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:05 AM
This is a collection of the content on the Global Conservation Program pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
FRAMEweb Collection: ICT for Development and Social Media by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:34 AM
This is a collection of the content on ICT for Development and Social Media pulled from the FRAMEweb documents current to 2010.
RM Portal Collection: HIV/AIDS & Conservation by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:49 AM
This is a collection of the content on HIV/AIDS and Conservation pulled from everywhere on the RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: Sustainable Land Management in Africa by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:49 AM
This is a collection of resources related to the sustainable land management in Africa pulled from around the RM portal, including the "greening" of Africa.
RM Portal Collection: Co-Management Resources by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
This is a collection of resources on co-management pulled from the RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: Niger Droughts and NRM Investment by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
This is a collection of all resources related to drought in Niger and NRM investment found on the RM portal.
RM Portal Collection: Transfer of Management for Protected Areas by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
This is a collection of resources for transfer of management for protected areas found on the entire RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: Natural Resource Management - Haiti by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
This collection contains all the resources on Haiti and NRM on the RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:46 AM
This collection contains all the resources on CBNRM in Southern Africa on the RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: Natural Products by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This collection contains all the resources on natural products available on the RM portal.
RM Portal Collection: Community-based Forest Management in Indonesia by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of resources on community-based forest management from Indonesia on the entire RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of resources on the RM Portal from Liberia, Guinea, Ghana and Sierra Leone.
RM Portal Collection: African Drought Risk and Development by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This collection of resources on African drought includes the entire RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: African Inland Fisheries by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of all the resources available on the RM portal related to African inland fisheries.
RM Portal Collection: Land Tenure for Drylands Development by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This is a collection of all the resources on the RM Portal related to land tenure and drylands development.
RM Portal Collection: Natural regeneration in Niger by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
This collection contains all the reources on regeneration and "greening" of Niger available on the RM portal.
RM Portal Collection: Global Conservation Program by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
All resources related to the Global Conservation Program found on the RM Portal.
RM Portal Collection: ICT for Development and Social Media by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Including Social Media
 
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