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Kenyan Microfinance NGO Unveils Plans to Reach 1 Million Women by 2021

Kenyan Microfinance NGO Unveils Plans to Reach 1 Million Women by 2021

by Christin VanZant — Mar 28, 2017 11:22 PM

Kenyan social enterprise Joyful Women Organization (JOYWO) recently announced an ambitious five-year strategic plan, which was developed with the support of the Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) project, led by DAI and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

New Partnership to Address Resilience Data Gaps in Asian and Latin American Cities

New Partnership to Address Resilience Data Gaps in Asian and Latin American Cities

by Christin VanZant — Mar 28, 2017 11:19 PM

Brussels/Washington (January 12, 2017) – Climate change is a global phenomenon and cities are on the frontlines, but climate impacts and risks will be felt differently across neighbourhoods and populations due to differences in geography, culture and infrastructure. Cities must…

United States Announces $76 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

United States Announces $76 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

by Christin VanZant — Mar 21, 2017 11:04 AM

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 USAID Press Office Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities March 2017

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Career Opportunities March 2017

by Christin VanZant — Mar 16, 2017 05:02 PM

The Nature Conservancy - Chief of Party Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania The Jane Goodall Institute - Associate Director of Operations, Vienna HQ The Jane Goodall Institute - Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Vienna, Virginia African Wildlife Foundation - Project Manager,…

Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

by Christin VanZant — Mar 16, 2017 04:52 PM

Brazilian coffee farmers earn a wage that keeps them above the poverty line, but still just below the region’s living wage benchmark, a new report has found.

World Wildlife Day 2017: FRAMEgram Special Edition

by FRAME Administrator — Mar 16, 2017 09:10 AM

This special edition of FRAMEgram is in recognition of World Wildlife Day 2017. Every year March 3rd marks the United Nations World Wildlife Day. This year’s theme is “Listen to the Young Voices.” The U.S. State Department’s theme is “Front…

Food Security and Health Depend on Biodiverse Ecosystems

Food Security and Health Depend on Biodiverse Ecosystems

by FRAME Administrator — Nov 13, 2018 04:09 PM

Taylor Ricketts’ work focuses on the question: How do we meet the needs of both people and nature in an increasingly crowded, changing world?

FRAMEgram January edition

by Gateway Web Editor — Mar 16, 2017 09:05 AM

This FRAMEgram highlights community conservation and community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), an effective approach to widely engage local communities in natural resource management. It presents examples of how empowered communities can take ownership to protect their natural resources and what…

ABCG Career Opportunities January 2017

ABCG Career Opportunities January 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jan 12, 2017 03:48 PM

In this issue -Dir of Fin & Admin - WCS; Dep Wildlife Practice Leader - WWF

Success Story - Invertebrates are a Boon to Aquaculture in Tanzania

Success Story - Invertebrates are a Boon to Aquaculture in Tanzania

by Christin VanZant — Jan 06, 2017 08:37 PM

Aquaculture in Tanzania has mostly been relegated to rural areas, where fish are grown in small ponds as a secondary activity for farmers wanting to supplement their income and diet. This type of small-scale aquaculture is often not economically sustainable…

USAID 'LIFE' Project Discusses Gender Equality

USAID 'LIFE' Project Discusses Gender Equality

by Christin VanZant — Jan 06, 2017 08:35 PM

In the framework of the USAID-funded Lebanon Livelihoods and Inclusive Finance Expansion (LIFE) project, LDN’s President Amin Nehme, Senior Researcher Dr. Guita Hourani and Project Assistant Jasmin Diab met with Atethemis team - the Palladium Group supporting entity - formed…

Community Leaders Work to Protect Papua's Forests and Fight Climate Change

Community Leaders Work to Protect Papua's Forests and Fight Climate Change

by Christin VanZant — Jan 04, 2017 05:34 PM

Alex Waisimon is on a mission to inspire them to support the approach that he, WWF, and others are starting to use to save Papua’s forests—which are some of the largest remaining intact forests in Southeast Asia, but are increasingly…

Uniting Tajikistan’s Farmers to Fix Broken Irrigation Systems

Uniting Tajikistan’s Farmers to Fix Broken Irrigation Systems

by Christin VanZant — Jan 04, 2017 05:33 PM

When the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Family Farming Program (FFP) embarked in 2010, its top objective was clear: assist the farmers and government to fix their irrigation systems so farms could eventually yield more crops, create jobs, and…

Statement: Indonesia Expands Protection of Carbon-Rich Peatlands With Update to Government Regulation

Statement: Indonesia Expands Protection of Carbon-Rich Peatlands With Update to Government Regulation

by Christin VanZant — Jan 04, 2017 05:31 PM

JAKARTA (December 5, 2016)— Today the Government of Indonesia issued a revision to Government Regulation No. 71/2014 regarding the protection and management of peatlands, wetland areas that are a major source of carbon emissions when drained or burned.

USAID and Coca-Cola Announce Up to $22 Million for Second Phase of Water and Development Alliance

USAID and Coca-Cola Announce Up to $22 Million for Second Phase of Water and Development Alliance

by Christin VanZant — Dec 24, 2016 12:30 AM

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations announced a combined investment of up to $22 million in the next five year phase of their sector-leading Water and Development Alliance (WADA),…

USAID Announces $4 Million to Solar Start-Ups for African Off-Grid Energy

USAID Announces $4 Million to Solar Start-Ups for African Off-Grid Energy

by Christin VanZant — Dec 24, 2016 12:29 AM

Marrakesh, Morocco - At the 22nd session of the UN Climate conference (COP 22), Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz announced $4 million in new investments to eight companies that are revolutionizing household solar power across Africa through the Scaling…

United States Announces $92 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria

United States Announces $92 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria

by Christin VanZant — Dec 24, 2016 12:27 AM

The United States announced today nearly $92 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region.

One Simple Action with a Profound Impact

One Simple Action with a Profound Impact

by Christin VanZant — Dec 01, 2016 03:02 PM

On November 11th, the Forest Stewardship Council launched a new campaign to engage consumers, in partnership with WWF, HP Inc., International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Following Private Sector Advocacy, Kenya Repeals Law That Deterred Foreign Investment

Following Private Sector Advocacy, Kenya Repeals Law That Deterred Foreign Investment

by Christin VanZant — Dec 01, 2016 02:57 PM

A 2015 Kenya law that required 30-percent Kenyan ownership of businesses registered by foreign firms was recently repealed after successful advocacy by the business community with direct support from an economic growth program led by DAI.

RELEASE: National Governments Partner to Ensure Climate Action is Fast, Effective and Ambitious

RELEASE: National Governments Partner to Ensure Climate Action is Fast, Effective and Ambitious

by Christin VanZant — Dec 01, 2016 02:53 PM

Co-chaired by Morocco and Germany, the NDC Partnership offers unique platform to empower developing countries to achieve national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and related sustainable development goals

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