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File What’s New in the USAID Library: November 2014 by webedtior — last modified Nov 25, 2014 04:03 PM
The latest edition of New This Month has arrived! Discover the newest titles the Library has to offer. In this issue you'll find books and e-books on all sorts of development topics including: Dangers of humanitarian aid work; Impacts of climate change on global health; Women in agriculture; and Engineering for sustainable development. And don't miss the feature on page 9 that shows you how to receive current news and journal alerts for topics of interest!
File Improving Grassroots Equity in the Forests and Climate Change Context: Training Manual by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:15 AM
The USAID-funded Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) program recently completed a seminal training publication entitled “Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context”. The manual aims to develop the knowledge and capacities of grassroots facilitators to conduct meaningful participatory processes that can improve social equity and inclusion in forest-based climate change mitigation policy frameworks, mechanisms and projects. Using innovative training approaches and methodologies grounded on experiential learning principles, this manual differs from typical REDD+ materials as it focuses on the ‘how' rather than the ‘what' of equity. It will help grassroots stakeholders to generate valuable opinions and positions about forests and climate change related developments. This manual will be translated into all Mekong region languages for wider use by grassroots actors.
File West Africa USAID-USFS: Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support for the STEWARD Program; Mar 08 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:57 AM
USAID Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support for the Sustainable and Thriving Environment for West Africa Regional Development Program (STEWARD) An Assessment of Environmental Threats and Transboundary Development Opportunities in the Upper Guinean Forest Region
File USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Annual Report by FRAME Administrator — last modified Feb 26, 2018 01:12 PM
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 million people have more income, better jobs, and other economic gains through sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Millions more benefit indirectly from biodiversity and the natural services it provides. Results from USAID funding around the world appear in this report. A selection of notable results and three in-depth project profiles serve to illustrate major approaches used by USAID and its partners.
File Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Dec 13, 2017 11:42 AM
This final evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) program assesses conservation strategies used by four implementing partners to address priority threats and strengthen local capacity to conserve biodiversity. The assessment examines seven strategies based on four Key Principles, gender considerations, and learning opportunities to identify enabling conditions and limiting factors that affected program activity outcomes.
File US Forest Service Participating Agency Program Agreement (PAPA) Evaluation Report by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 02, 2017 02:04 PM
USAID/E3/Forestry and Biodiversity Office (E3/FAB) has engaged with the Measuring Impact project (MI) to evaluate the United States Forest Service (USFS) Participating Agency Program Agreement (PAPA). The goal of the evaluation is to determine to what extent the USFS PAPA is being used and performing towards its intended objectives, and to provide recommendations that increase overall PAPA effectiveness.
File Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking by Sue Hoye — last modified Nov 06, 2017 07:14 PM
This Biodiversity Research Paper explores the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with involvement. Peer-reviewed and grey literature, structured interviews, and case studies informed the research, with highlights from six case studies in Peru, Madagascar, Namibia, Philippines, Kenya, and Indonesia.
File Lessons Learned from Community Forestry in Latin America and Their Relevance for REDD+ by Janis B. Alcorn — last modified Apr 22, 2015 03:55 PM
This report reviews lessons learned from decades of community forestry experiences in Latin America and generates recommendations and conclusions for REDD+. It is one of three regional reports on Africa, Asia and Latin America that FCMC is commissioning, as well as a global synthesis.
File Tropical Forestry and Biodiversity (FAA 118 and 119) Analyses - Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Recent USAID Experience by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
In amendments to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Sections 118 and 119, enacted in 1987, Congress imposed mandatory “Country Analysis Requirements” related to the conservation and sustainable use of tropical forests and biological diversity on the U.S. Agency for International Development. This review of USAID’s recent experience in conducting and using Tropical Forestry and Biodiversity analyses was designed to identify the lessons learned from that experience, and to develop updated recommendations and practical, “how to” advice for Missions or Regional Bureaus based on the best practices that could be found. Produced in September, 2005. Under contract to ARD. Lead author: Bruce Byers (Feb 2006 revised copy posted)
File Putting People First Sociological Variables in Rural Development 2nd Ed by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded By Michael M. Cernea , 1991, The World Bank This edition highlights the issues related to natural resources management (particularly water, forests, and fisheries), the environmental implications of development programs and the development of human capital through investments in forming grassroots organizations and promoting participation.
File Plan and Conserve A Sourcebook on Linking Population and Environment Services in Communities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
By Robert Engelman, 1998, Population Action International (PAI) This publication presents the concept of community-based population and environment (CBPE) activites, stressing the provision of family planning and related services within that concept. It assembles an inventory of projects in developing countries in which organizations and communities are linking natural resource conservation and family planning activities.
File The State of World Population 2001-Footprints and Milestones Population and Environmental Change by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
By United Nations Population Fund, 2001 Human activity is altering the planet on an unprecedented scale with more people using more resources with greater intensity and leaving a bigger "footprint" on the earth than ever before. The report examines the close links between environmental conditions, population trends, and prospects for alleviating poverty in developing countries. It finds that expanding women's opportunities and ensuring their reproductive health and rights are critically important, both to improve the well-being of growing human populations and to protect the natural resource base.
File L’ETAT DE LA POPULATION MONDIALE 2001 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
Empreintes et jalons : Population et changement environnemental Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population Thoraya Ahmed Obaid Directrice exécutive
File Conservation on a Crowded Planet A Population Sourcebook for Conservation Practitioners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 03:58 PM
By Center for Conservation Innovation/Conservation Strategies Unit, 2002, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) This sourcebook has been designed to give practitioners guidance in how to undertake or collaborate in population-related assessments and actions. It includes the following: information on how population dynamics affect ecoregions and a summary of current and projected population trends; a set of questions to help assess population-environment interactions at ecoregional and site-based levels; suggestions for specific actions to address population dynamics, including information on partnerships; information on what impacts can be expected from specific interventions, and in what time frame; and resources to support practitioners' efforts to act on population-conservation connections.
File Gender Dimensions of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - A Rapid Assessment Toolkit by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:50 AM
This Toolkit—including the detailed analytical framework and instructional modules—is a unique instrument to guide research and researchers to ask the right questions and come to a gender-sensitive understanding of ASM activities.
File Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects: Part 1 Version 2 – Core Guidance for Project Proponents by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:03 AM
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, used to assess multiple benefits of the majority of forest carbon projects, provide robust standards; however, until now there has been limited guidance on how to undertake credible and cost-effective impact assessment. Forest Trends, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Rainforest Alliance have developed a user-friendly manual that enables land-based carbon project proponents to undertake cost-effective social and biodiversity impact assessment (SBIA). The SBIA Manual is oriented to the CCB Standards, but the approach described is applicable to other multiple benefit carbon standards, as well as to other types of payments for ecosystem services (PES) projects. This is version 2 of the Manual, released in October and launched via a webinar on November 22. There are three (3) parts to the manual 1-Core Guidance for Project Proponents (also available in both French and Spanish), 2-Social Impact Assessment Toolbox (also available in Spanish), and 3-Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox). See Related Items for French and Spanish versions.
File Green Marketing Trends - Guidance for Wildlife Friendly Products to Understand and Access Green Markets by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:50 AM
This guidance tool is intended to provide an overview of green market trends using the language, research findings, and market segmentation of U.S. based markets. For many development and conservation professionals, the language of these green markets may be new, but endeavor to learn the marketing language as it will assist you in finding opportunities to best position your conservation products.
File Rights and Conservation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 13, 2013 08:24 PM
Rights and Conservation
File USAID’S BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY PROGRAMS, FY 2007 by Sarah Schmidt — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
USAID’S BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY PROGRAMS, FY 2007 USAID supports forestry and biodiversity conservation in about 50 countries around the world. In FY 2007, the Agency invested $183.7 million toward biodiversity, of which $176.2 million was Development Assistance (DA), exceeding the Congressional biodiversity earmark of $165.5 million in DA funds. USAID also supported almost $97 million in sustainable forestry and forest conservation activities, of which 84 percent overlaps with biodiversity. These investments brought approximately 110 million new hectares of biologically significant areas under improved management, an area the size of California and Texas combined. The vast majority of funds were distributed by USAID’s overseas Missions, as described in the chapters on Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. A small portion of these funds was managed centrally from USAID’s Washington headquarters to provide overall leadership, identify and share best practices, address threats that cut across regions or disciplines, test and institutionalize innovative approaches, and provide a variety of mechanisms by which Missions may work towards biodiversity and forestry objectives. Selected results from FY 2007 activities are highlighted below.
File USDA Forest Service Mission to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo In Support for the Development of Community Fire Management and Restoration in the Congo Basin; November 2009 by Timothy Foley — last modified Aug 18, 2013 07:00 PM
The USDA Forest Service (USFS), through the Office of International Programs, is an implementing partner in the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), providing targeted technical and capacity building assistance aimed at improving forest management in the Congo Basin.
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