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USAID Global Health Newsletter - May 2017

USAID Global Health Newsletter - May 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jun 28, 2017 08:30 PM

FOCUS ON HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN Human-centered design (HCD) is a way of thinking that places the people you're trying to serve at the center of the design and implementation process. HCD was developed in the private sector to integrate business and…

The Wild Table: Fish, Forests and Food Security

by FRAME Administrator — Oct 10, 2019 12:14 PM

What do chocolate, forests and fisheries management have in common? The answer lies at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and food security.

A Thriving Business Creates Opportunity in Tajikistan

A Thriving Business Creates Opportunity in Tajikistan

by Christin VanZant — Jun 01, 2017 01:47 PM

Hamrohkon Toirova’s barber shop has only been open since last fall, but she already has a regular clientele that covers her expenses and provides her family with 20 percent more income that they used to have. With her newfound economic…

Five Provinces and National Agencies Join Forces to Protect and Conserve the Verde Island Passage

Five Provinces and National Agencies Join Forces to Protect and Conserve the Verde Island Passage

by Christin VanZant — May 31, 2017 01:45 PM

Batangas City, 6 April 2017 - Five provinces along the Verde Island Passage and national agencies today committed to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will strengthen the protection and management of what is considered as the global epicenter of…

6 Things You Need to Know About Mangroves (but never thought to ask)

6 Things You Need to Know About Mangroves (but never thought to ask)

by Christin VanZant — May 31, 2017 01:44 PM

“I love mangroves.” That’s a phrase you’ve probably never heard anyone say. Mangroves don’t inspire awe and wonder the way coral reefs, rainforests or wide-open grasslands do. In many parts of the world, they’ve long been frowned upon as dirty,…

Sustainable Tourism, Development the Focus of New AWF Partnership

Sustainable Tourism, Development the Focus of New AWF Partnership

by Christin VanZant — May 31, 2017 01:42 PM

In recognizing the need for genuine partnerships to ensure that sustainable tourism development is in harmony with and compliments conservation of the environment, wildlife and wild lands and the utilization of the natural resources in a modernizing Africa, the African…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities mid-May 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities mid-May 2017

by Christin VanZant — May 30, 2017 07:24 PM

WWF Chief of Party - Combatting Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa in Windhoek, Namibia; African Wildlife Foundation - Digital Content Officer in Nairobi, Kenya; ZSL Business and Biodiversity Technical Advisor, Africa in London; Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Chief Commercial Officer…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities May 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities May 2017

by Christin VanZant — May 30, 2017 06:55 PM

WCS Rwanda Country Director - Location: Kigali, Rwanda: Conservation International Country Director Location: Madagascar- Antananarivo; IUCN Chef de Programme Location: Guinée-Bissaua; IFAW Chief of Party Location: Malawi; East African Wildlife Society Head of Programs Location: Nairobi, Kenya; WWF Country Director…

Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector

Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector

by FRAME Administrator — Nov 13, 2018 04:17 PM

Flying Under the Radar is the most comprehensive report on wildlife trafficking in the air transport sector to date, analyzing ivory, rhino horn, reptile and bird seizures from airports worldwide between 2009-2016.

A Trade Solution to the Food Security Challenge: Surplus Grains Worth $83 Million Now Available to Countries in Need

A Trade Solution to the Food Security Challenge: Surplus Grains Worth $83 Million Now Available to Countries in Need

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:45 PM

A food security milestone was achieved this month with the signing of contracts to sell 279,000 metric tons of food grains from areas of surplus in East Africa to areas of need. The 58 contracts to sell staple crops from…

Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation

Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:44 PM

Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies commit to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain

Faces of the Value Chain

Faces of the Value Chain

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:43 PM

How a groundbreaking USAID program is bolstering both Nepal’s agricultural ecosystem and those who depend on it

Battling a Virus to Save Saiga

Battling a Virus to Save Saiga

by Christin VanZant — May 16, 2017 03:41 PM

Saiga, an ancient, critically-endangered species of antelope, are facing a catastrophic plague. These animals have been dying over the last two months in alarming numbers in the Great Lakes Depression of western Mongolia. WCS scientists working at the site with…

Bayesian Networks for Modeling Conservation Impacts

Bayesian Networks for Modeling Conservation Impacts

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:55 PM

The application of alternative modeling approaches could be expanded to help bridge the social and biological strengths of the IUCN to help promote both conservation and livelihoods. By combining the features of several participatory procedures into a customized conversational process,…

New Guidance Pushes Transparency, Collaboration To Scrub Forest Loss From Palm Oil Supply Chains

New Guidance Pushes Transparency, Collaboration To Scrub Forest Loss From Palm Oil Supply Chains

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:53 PM

Palm oil, the huge commodity hidden in products on just about every aisle of the grocery store, is driving deforestation in some of the world’s most biodiverse and carbon-rich forests, but it doesn’t have to be this way, environmental groups…

Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:51 PM

US Ambassador Jackson calls on Fisher folk in Ghana to Allow Children to Grow in their Home Environment and Develop Well

Good Nutrition Campaign Puts a Dent in Indonesia’s Child Stunting

Good Nutrition Campaign Puts a Dent in Indonesia’s Child Stunting

by Christin VanZant — May 14, 2017 04:49 PM

More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth caused by undernutrition. That translates into a lifetime of missed opportunities as stunting increases a child’s risk for infections, delays brain development, and reduces academic achievement and earning potential.…

Project Update:  New Insights from Tanzania and Ghana Case Studies on Responsible Investments in Land

Project Update: New Insights from Tanzania and Ghana Case Studies on Responsible Investments in Land

by Christin VanZant — May 02, 2017 08:26 PM

Landesa’s Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) team has completed two new case studies on investments in Tanzania and Ghana. These are part of a series of case studies intended to inform the framework and content of RIPL Guidebooks,…

ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2017

ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2017

by Christin VanZant — May 02, 2017 07:45 PM

News Highlights, Recent Publications, Upcoming Events & Past Event Resources

ABCG Career Opportunites April 2017

ABCG Career Opportunites April 2017

by Christin VanZant — Apr 13, 2017 02:26 PM

African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Leadership and Management Program African Wildlife Foundation, Social Media Officer WCS, Business Development Manager for Niassa National Reserve IUCN, Senior Programme Officer, Conservation Areas and Species Diversity IUCN, Country Coordinator, Stabilizing Land Use Project ALU, MBA…

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