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IUCN World Conservation Congress
During the IUCN World Conservation Congress held in Marseille (3-10 Sept 2021), two ICCA GSI side events were organized at the ‘Vital Sites for a
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Tajikistan: Supporting rural mountain communities to recover from COVID-19 economic impacts
In Tajikistan, mountains cover approximately 93 percent of the country’s land, with more than 60 percent of the population living in mountainous
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Guatemala: Transforming young unemployed women into tourist guides
In 2020, the SGP commenced an ICCA-GSI ecotourism project to train youth from indigenous and local communities living along the Sipacate-Naranjo
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Madagascar: Reinforcing indigenous conservation systems in government-managed Tapia forests
In central Madagascar, the Amoron’i Mania region is home to the largest area of Tapia forests. These endemic species are the last surviving primary
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Iran: Using Indigenous culture-based solutions to conserve the country’s important wetlands (ab-bandaans)
Iran’s ab-bandaans or wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems in the country in terms of biodiversity, Indigenous culture, and various
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Democratic Republic of Congo: local NGO Mbou-Mon-Tour wins Ashden Award 2021 at COP 26 for fostering community-led conservation and income-generating nature-based solutions
The NGO Mbou-Mon-Tour has won the Ashden Award 2021, held on the sidelines of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in
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Creating and strengthening national indigenous networks to cope with COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges
Indigenous Peoples and local communities are environmental stewards of the richest places of biodiversity and culture in the world.  Studies
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SGP launches Results Report 2020-2021
The Small Grants Programme (SGP), a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that is implemented by the United Nations
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Fighting hunger, protecting wildlife
The wildlife-based tourism sector has been devastated by the effects of COVID-19. As tourism collapsed, related jobs and income were lost,
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From Cameroon to Kyrgyzstan: How smallholder farmers are transforming sustainable food systems
“In the past when there were collective farms, chemical fertilizers such as saltpetre led to soil disaster,” says Muhtarbek Eshaliev, a Kyrgyz
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GLISPA partners with the GEF Small Grants Programme to launch global Island ‘Bright Spots’ Programme
New York, 30 September 2021 - The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme at UNDP (GEF SGP),
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The GEF Small Grants Programme: Local Action, Global Impact
A new corporate brochure that was just launched provides a brief overview of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) and
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