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Apr 02, 2018 · File

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES: SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS). All sectors are accessible at www.usaidgems.org/bestPractice.htm. The purpose…

Apr 02, 2018 · File

LGBT Vision for Action

LGBT Vision For Action: Promoting and Supporting the Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals Stigmatization and discrimination can deprive LGBT persons of human rights, render them vulnerable to high levels of abuse and violence, and bar them from…

Mar 30, 2018 · File

Making Gender Count: Leveraging M&E to Mainstream Gender

South Asia is one of the most water-scarce regions of the world. The Himalayan river basins that supply much of the region’s water, traverse national boundaries and are under increasing pressure due to industrialization, urbanization and a rapidly-growing population. Water…

The United States Agency for International Development and forest loss: A cross-national analysis of environmental aid
Mar 20, 2018 · File

The United States Agency for International Development and forest loss: A cross-national analysis of environmental aid

Among scholars of international development, there is a debate regarding the effectiveness of bilateral aid to improve the natural environment. Here we focus on evaluating whether United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) aid in the environmental sector reduces forest…

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Annual Report
Feb 23, 2018 · File

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Annual Report

In FY 2016, USAID field conservation programs improved natural resource management in highly biodiverse areas across more than 57 million hectares, an area about the size of Colorado and Nevada combined. As a result of USAID assistance, more than 1.5…

Pangolin Species Identification Guide: A Rapid Assessment Tool for Field and Desk
Feb 17, 2018 · File

Pangolin Species Identification Guide: A Rapid Assessment Tool for Field and Desk

This guide is designed to help you confidently identify the eight species of pangolin, and when possible, body parts and scales even when removed from the animal.

Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector
Jan 02, 2018 · File

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

This executive summary provides of an overview of the ROUTES Partnership and C4ADS report "Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector." The report analyzes ivory, rhino horn, reptile, and bird seizures in the air transport sector,…

Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report

As a first activity under AGENT (then GECCO) in 2014, this workshop marked a significant first step in the organizations’ collaborative effort to enhance action on gender-responsive climate change action. The workshop functioned as a learning exchange for fifty-two participants…

 Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative

The Hariyo Ban project—which is named after the Nepali saying “Hariyo Ban Nepal ko Dhan” meaning “healthy green forests are the wealth of Nepal”—is a five-year initiative (2011-2016) that aims to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats…

Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative

Trees for Global Benefit (TGB), an initiative of the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), is a cooperative community carbon offset scheme developed to enable poverty reduction through effective management and protection of forestry ecosystems on which local people depend.…

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+
Dec 13, 2017 · File

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international…

Cameroon, Ghana & Uganda’s Gender & REDD+ Roadmaps: A National, Policy-Level Initiative
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Cameroon, Ghana & Uganda’s Gender & REDD+ Roadmaps: A National, Policy-Level Initiative

These Roadmaps—the first of their kind—were produced during the first phase of the project for each country process and identified context-specific gender and REDD+ concerns, stakeholders, and concrete actions to integrate and enhance gender in REDD+ processes and initiatives. This…

LESSONS FROM CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES IN THE MAYA BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF PETEN, GUATEMALA
Dec 12, 2017 · File

LESSONS FROM CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES IN THE MAYA BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF PETEN, GUATEMALA

Twenty years after the start of conservation enterprise activities, the Petén biosphere reserve can boast of a near-zero deforestation rate. This brief report summarizes available information on the reserve to draw out important lessons for those hoping to replicate this.

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base

Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base highlights ways in which evidence can be shared and applied to strengthen biodiversity programs.

Evidence in Action, Unit 3: Generating Evidence
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 3: Generating Evidence

Unit 3: Generating Evidence identifies Program Cycle processes that teams can use to generate credible evidence about the effectiveness of biodiversity programs.

Evidence in Action, Unit 2: Using Evidence
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 2: Using Evidence

"Unit 2: Using Evidence" focuses on the critical review and use of evidence to increase the effectiveness of biodiversity programs.

Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach

"Unit 1: Using an Evidence-Based Approach" provides an introduction to evidence and evidence-based approaches to biodiversity programming in the context of the USAID Program Cycle.

Evaluating the Design of Behavior Change Interventions: A Case Study of Rhino Horn in Vietnam
Nov 22, 2017 · File

Evaluating the Design of Behavior Change Interventions: A Case Study of Rhino Horn in Vietnam

Behavioral change interventions are increasingly widely used in conservation. Several projects addressing rhino horn consumption were recently launched in Vietnam. We used key informant interviews, document analysis, and marketing theory to explore their strategies for intervention design, implementation, monitoring, and…

Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects
Nov 09, 2017 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects

In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity programming, this brief synthesizes lessons from past USAID-funded efforts to support conservation enterprises

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success
Nov 07, 2017 · File

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success

"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to…

 
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