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File Rethinking Community-based Conservation by Megan Hill — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:10 AM
Identifies lessons from cbnrm.
File Rethinking Community-Based Conservation by Shreya Mehta — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:52 AM
Community-based conservation (CBC) is based on the idea that if conservation and development could be simultaneously achieved, then the interests of both could be served. it has been controversial because community development objectives are not necessarily consistent with conservation objectives in a given case. This article examines two angles: identifying three conceptual shifts and feasibility of CBC as informed by a number of emerging interdisciplinary fields. Lessons form these fields include the importance of cross-scale conservation, adaptive comanagement, the question of investives and multiple stakeholders, the use of traditional econological knowledge, and development of cross-cultural conservation ethic.
File Rethinking Community-Based Conservation by Shreya Mehta — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Community-based conservation (CBC) is based on the idea that if conservation and development could be simultaneously achieved, then the interests of both could be served. it has been controversial because community development objectives are not necessarily consistent with conservation objectives in a given case. This article examines two angles: identifying three conceptual shifts and feasibility of CBC as informed by a number of emerging interdisciplinary fields. Lessons form these fields include the importance of cross-scale conservation, adaptive comanagement, the question of investives and multiple stakeholders, the use of traditional econological knowledge, and development of cross-cultural conservation ethic.
File Guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 28, 2014 11:08 PM
This guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) is an outcome of the Growing Forest Partnerships initiative that engaged The Forests Dialogue to co-ordinate 11 wideranging dialogues involving investors, rights-holders, governments, donors and others on this topic. It is primarily a tool for practical action and its advice draws on strong evidence showing that locally-controlled forestry enterprises can be successful, sustainable and profitable for all stakeholders. It offers a market-based view of development, rooted in an understanding of the globalised, free-market economy, and concentrates on a role for SMEs – the ‘missing middle’ of many developing economies.
File Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs Annual Report 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:32 PM
This report summarizes biodiversity conservation and forestry programs supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in fiscal year (FY) 2009.
File USAID Biodiversity Report 2010 by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:27 AM
This report summarizes biodiversity conservation and forestry programs supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in ½scal year (FY) 2009. Biodiversity and forestry are reported together because they are highly interrelate
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:21 PM
Chapter 4.8 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with democracy, rights and governance. Section 4.8.1 focuses on governance while Section 4.8.2 focuses on conflict and peace building. Many practitioners are increasingly realizing the importance of governance in biodiversity conservation programs. Integration of such basic principles as transparency and accountability can lay the foundation for more equitable, positive, and sustainable results.
File MRV_Manual_Chapter1.pdf by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:39 PM
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 USAID - Biodiversity Reporting (Section 119) FY03 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
This document presents an overview of USAID’s biodiversity conservation programs. It summarizes programs and activities implemented in Africa, Asia and the Near East, Europe and Eurasia, and the Latin America and Caribbean regions, highlighting achievements in Fiscal Year (FY) 2003. The summary descriptions of projects and activities are focused on the biodiversity conservation components of the programs.1 Many of these programs support other objectives such as improved livelihoods and good governance, in addition to biodiversity conservation.
File Women in Development Project Completion Report by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Feb 05, 2013 02:52 AM
This is a Project Completion Report prepared for the USAID Women in Development (WID) Office by Tulin Pulley, Andrea M. Allen, Yeshiareg Dejene, Hilary Sims Feldstein, Marcia Greenberg, Charlotte Johnson-Welch, Akanksha Marphatia, Mary Rojas, and Catherine Spaur (DAI). Background: USAID has been a leader in international development efforts to improve the economic, social, and political status of women. In March 1996, USAID adopted a Gender Plan of Action to foster institutional changes for better integration of gender issues in its development programs. The Office of Women in Development is responsible for executing the Agency’s WID policy, institutionalizing gender considerations in all USAID development programs, and reporting to Congress on the Agency’s progress. The Women in Development Technical Assistance (WIDTECH) Project was a five-year contract that began September 1996, as a one-year project with the provision of three option years to follow the base year. The project was completed December 31, 2001, following a 16-month extension. In addition, WIDTECH’s small grants program aimed to build partnerships with local NGOs and strengthen their capacities to address gender issues and improve women’s participation in and benefits from development. Keywords: Democrary, Governance, Economic Growth, Education, Capacity Development, Gender
File Green Marketing Trends–Guidance for Wildlife Friendly Products by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
This 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 Payments for Ecosystem Services & Environmental Markets: Training Modules by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:51 PM
A manual produced by Forest Trends and the Katoomba Group to provide capacity building materials for specific audiences regarding payments for ecosystem services and environmental markets. This manual outlines training modules for specific audiences with subject matter and learning objectives specific to that audience; public sector, private sector, public and non-profit sector, and rural communities.
File Decentralisation and forest management in LA by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 04:24 PM
The particular characteristics of natural resources make the decentralisation of their management to elected local governments even more complex than the decentralisation of services and infrastructure. Nevertheless, natural resources are equallyimportant to rural development concerns in the Third World. Numerous countries have begun to implement policies for some form of decentralisation involving natural resources and the environment, and many local governments are already making decisions that affect the future of local resources. This article reviews experiences with decentralisation of forest management in Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Based on those experiences, it proposes a working model for more effective decentralisation strategies. The model addresses the legal structure for decentralised forest management and relevant variables that define the local decision-making sphere, as well as key mediating factors that also affect outcomes. Most of these variables, even in the local sphere, offer important sites for policy and aid intervention.&nbsp
File The Plurality of Literacy and its Implications for Policies and Programmes by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
This position paper issued at the outset of the United Nations Literacy Decade, aims to serve all stakeholders in enhancing their actual literacy work. It intends both to clarify the plural notion of literacy and to suggest concrete actions through which policymakers and programme providers might more effectively address the needs of learners. Although the term “literacy” is often used metaphorically to designate basic competencies in domains other than those immediately concerned with written texts, such skills as “computer literacy”, “media literacy”, “health literacy”, “eco-literacy”, “emotional literacy” and the like do not form part of the plural notion of literacy at issue here.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 18, 2018 09:43 AM
The USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook contains sections in Chapter Four that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Like the other Chapters, these sections are built around USAID experience but also draw on many other sources.
File NATURE, WEALTH, & POWER 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development (2013) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 23, 2016 08:51 PM
This volume is a sequel to the original Nature, Wealth, & Power framework paper (NWP1), produced in 2002. That document, although focused on rural Africa, was found useful by a variety of development practitioners around the world, and elicited significant interest from different disciplines and regions from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The world context has changed since 2002, and development theory and practice have also evolved. Therefore, in 2012, USAID initiated an assessment and updating of the NWP framework. This second framework paper (NWP2) is targeted at practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of natural resource–based rural development activities around the world, trying to make them more equitable, efficient, and effective. We also hope it will be useful to policy makers who are designing policies, laws, and administrative instruments to spur rural development. It does not claim to be a sure-fire recipe for success, but is an updated framework compiled from and consisting of best practices. Featured January, 2014.
File Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
This volume is a sequel to the original Nature, Wealth, & Power framework paper (NWP1), produced in 2002. That document, although focused on rural Africa, was found useful by a variety of development practitioners around the world, and elicited significant interest from different disciplines and regions from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The world context has changed since 2002, and development theory and practice have also evolved. Therefore, in 2012, USAID initiated an assessment and updating of the NWP framework. This second framework paper (NWP2) is targeted at practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of natural resource–based rural development activities around the world, trying to make them more equitable, efficient, and effective. We also hope it will be useful to policy makers who are designing policies, laws, and administrative instruments to spur rural development. It does not claim to be a sure-fire recipe for success, but is an updated framework compiled from and consisting of best practices. Featured January, 2014.
File Building Support for Protected Areas Using a "One Health" Perspective by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 22, 2013 02:16 PM
Issues affecting the interplay among wildlife health, the health of domestic animals, and human health are receiving inadequate attention from protected area managers. This chapter, from "Friends for Life: New Partners in Support of Protected Areas", encourages an innovative framework, called the "One Health Paradigm," by taking a broad ecological definition of health that brings together many disciplines that too often have remained isolated from each other.
File Achieving the Millennium Development Goals by Enabling the Rural Poor to Overcome their Poverty. by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:55 AM
IFAD has realized that rural poor people can enhance their food security and increase their incomes only if project designs and activities are built upon their production systems and livelihood strategies, and resources allocated accordingly. To be effective, therefore, investments to reduce poverty must be linked to a proper understanding of poverty processes and how they affect different groups of poor people, and women as compared with men.
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