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FRAMEgram: Save the Date for Stocktaking Webinar - July 2014

by Rachel Stallings last modified Sep 01, 2015 04:51 PM
Contributors: USAID ECO Project
Read updates from the FRAME community in July 2014.



Stocktaking Webinar

July 21, 2014 
9:00AM - 10:00AM

USAID’s recently published “Guide to Taking Stock of Natural Resources Management:  Impacts and Lessons” captures the knowledge and best practices for discovering and disseminating effective NRM practices and provide practitioners in the field with step-by-step instructions for a stock taking exercise.


Join us for a ECOLinks Webinar
July 21st 9AM-10AM EST

This webinar conducted by LTRM collaborators Mike McGahuey (USAID/E3/LTRM) and Brent McCusker (USAID/University of West Virginia) that will focus on how to utilize the guide to help put stocktaking to use.

Register for the webinar at this link.

USAID Launches Biodiversity Policy

On July 8th, USAID launched its first-ever Biodiversity Policy at an event in Washington featuring Administrator Shah, Members of Congress, and key NGO and private sector partners. The Policy sets forth the Agency's ambitious vision of conserving biodiversity for sustainable long-term development.

The Biodiversity Policy outlines two priorities: taking strategic actions to conserve the world’s most important biodiversity, and integrating biodiversity and other sectors -- such as economic growth, food security, and health -- to achieve greater results. The Policy also emphasizes the importance of forging innovative partnerships with the private and public sectors, civil society and academia to leverage resources and skills that can magnify conservation and development results and harness innovations in science and technology.

One of the world’s largest public funders of international biodiversity conservation, USAID will invest more than $210 million this fiscal year to conserve nature in more than 50 countries, including an anticipated $40 million to combat wildlife trafficking. The new Biodiversity Policy provides a blueprint for how USAID will conduct this important work to conserve nature and promote sustainable, resilient development.

To download the USAID Biodiversity Policy and fact sheets that highlight USAID’s conservation and development, visit:

Join the conversation #ConservationIsDevelopment, and follow @USAIDEnviro on Twitter

"Our Ocean Conference" Pledges More Than $170 Million to Benefit Coastal Communities

Read More About the Our Oceans Initiative

Overall, the Our Ocean Conference, hosted from June 16-17 by Secretary of State John Kerry, was viewed as highly successful in garnering political will for actions to safeguard and enhance valuable ocean resources for the communities who depend upon them. Participants announced new partnerships and initiatives valued at over $1.8 billion (including $1 billion from Norway for climate adaptation and mitigation assistance), as well as new commitments on the protection of more than 3 million square kilometers of the ocean, an area roughly the size of India.
Check out the  "Fisheries Matter" video below....


Good News!

We have good news for the FRAMEweb community from the Environment Communication, Outreach and Learning (ECO) program team! Rachel Stallings has been brought on as the new full-time FRAMEweb Community Manager.  She will be reaching out to community leaders and members in the following weeks to learn from and connect with you all.  We are excited to welcome Rachel to the FRAMEweb community!

For more information, see her FRAMEweb profile

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FRAMEgram is a periodic newsletter with news and resources for the global Natural Resource Management (NRM) community. It is associated with FRAMEweb, a network website designed to facilitate knowledge sharing among NRM professionals through online discussions and the sharing of documents and other resources.

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