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File Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 01, 2019 12:57 PM
Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies. Gender in Fisheries – A Sea of Opportunities summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes. This guide will be an important resource, particularly for USAID missions and implementing partners working in sustainable fisheries management. Development practitioners can use the guide to access the latest evidence on gender empowerment and sustainable fisheries management; find tools and resources to conduct gender analyses; design strategic interventions to strengthen program design and implementation through the development of comprehensive gender action plans; and learn more about how to develop results chains to help programs define goals and refine assumptions.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events by FRAME Administrator — last modified May 17, 2019 02:43 PM
This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help communities adapt to extreme weather and other climate events such as floods, storm surges, landslides, fires, droughts and heat waves. It also explains the role of EbA in urban and rural resilience to extreme events, differences between EbA and ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction and how EbA compares with and complements built infrastructure.
File Food Security Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Sep 11, 2019 05:35 PM
Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant positive impacts on food security. Similarly, agriculture programming can sustainably increase productivity and incomes while minimizing impacts on the environment, yielding benefits for both food security and biodiversity.
USAID Impact Newsletter July 2015 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 29, 2015 02:04 AM
Imagine A World Without Extreme Poverty. It is a world where every child gets the nutrients they need to thrive. It is a world where every girl has access to a quality education; and where all citizens have a voice and a vote. A world without extreme poverty is a world where doctors don't have to save lives in the dark and students don't have close their books at sunset. It is a world where families are freed from hunger, protected from disease and prepared when disaster strikes.
File Agricultural Technology Development and Transfer in Africa, Impacts Achieved and Lessons Learned by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 03:38 PM
SD Publication Series, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, Technical Paper No. 77, November 1997.
File Structural Adjustment and Agricultural Policy Reform in South Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 04:39 PM
SD Publication Series, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, Technical Paper No. 34, October 1996.
File Reforestation Technical Assistance focusing on the Ségou Region by Adam Welti — last modified Jul 08, 2013 11:23 PM
USFS and USAID/Mali conducted a joint mission in close collaboration with MCC from September 12 - 18, 2010, to examine the status of forest degradation in the Alatona Zone of the Ségou Region, and make recommendations concerning community needs and capacity building opportunities for Malian government staff regarding planning and implementation of forest regeneration activities. The mission focused on an irrigation project funded by MCC, but also addressed forest management issues more broadly.
File Assistance technique pour le reboisement concernant la région de Ségou by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2013 04:31 PM
l'USFS et l'USAID/Mali ont mené une mission conjointe en étroite collaboration avec la MCC du 12 au 18 septembre 2010, dans le but d'examiner l'état de dégradation de la forêt dans la zone d'Alatona de la Région de Ségou, et de faire des recommandations visant les besoins de la communauté et les possibilités de renforcement des capacités du personnel gouvernemental malien concernant la planification et la mise en place d'activités de régénération forestière. La mission a porté sur un projet d'irrigation financé par la MCC et également sur des questions plus vastes de gestion forestière.
File Ecotourism with an Emphasis on Birding Opportunities In the Gourma Region by Adam Welti — last modified Jan 10, 2013 05:16 PM
A team comprised of technical experts from USFS and AMCFE worked in‐country with counterparts and important stakeholders including Office Malien du Tourisme et de l’Hôtellerie (OMATHO), Projet de Conservation et de Valorisation de la Biodiversité du Gourma et des Eléphants (PCVBG‐E), other local, regional, and national government representatives, local and international NGO’s, community associations and local community leaders, local teachers, and travel agencies from March 1 ‐10, 2010. The team examined the feasibility of bird‐viewing tourism in the area, and gained insight from local populations and government. During the mission, the USFS team members’ travel was restricted by the US Embassy due to security concerns. In some cases, the information presented in this report was gleaned from informational interviews conducted outside of the Gourma of key stakeholders who live/work in the Gourma Region; in some cases, the information presented here‐in represents the findings of the AMCFE team member who traveled alone to the Gourma Region (Douentza, Hombori, Dimamou, Gossi, Inadiatfane, Banzena, Boni and Mondoro .)
File USAID Biodiversity Policy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 18, 2018 09:21 AM
USAID’s Biodiversity Policy builds on the Agency’s long history of conserving a global biological heritage for future generations and reflects on the recognition of the essential role that healthy natural systems play in advancing resilient societies and ending extreme poverty. This Policy provides a blueprint for how USAID will work to achieve the vision of conserving biodiversity for sustainable long-term development.
File Comparative Analysis of Structural Adjustment Programs in Southern Africa: With Emphasis on Agriculture and Trade by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 16, 2013 02:53 AM
SD Publication Series, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa. Technical Paper No. 23 June 1996.
Story Spring Additions on FRAMEweb by Rachel Stallings — last modified Jun 10, 2015 08:18 PM
Story Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Natural Resource Management Conference by Rachel Stallings — last modified Jun 10, 2015 08:18 PM
Story March Additions to FRAMEweb by Rachel Stallings — last modified Jun 10, 2015 08:18 PM
File Training Guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security For Rural Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 20, 2014 02:47 AM
Concurrently, it is internationally recognized that addressing gender issues in agriculture reduces hunger and poverty. In fact, it is estimated that more than 100 million people could be lifted out of poverty if women had the same access to and control of resources as men (FAO, 2011a). Although they are important food producers and providers, women presently have limited access to and control of resources. However, to date, these ideas – that climate change and gender issues are integral parts of agricultural development – have not been implemented in an effective way. This guide seeks to fill that gap by supporting work to investigate the gender dimensions of responding to climate change in the agriculture and food security sectors. The final goals are to improve food production, livelihood security and gender equality in the context of the changing climate.
File Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The paper, authored by David Bonnardeaux and commissioned by Conservation International (CI) in collaboration with ABCG members and development partners, is an evidence-based review of how implementers have integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation to date in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report takes stock of a selection of experiences from projects taking a more holistic approach to conservation and development.
File Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Examine Evidence for Biodiversity Conservation by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:41 PM
In this brief, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) Measuring Impact (MI) project examined the evidence presented in the studies included in Roe et al.’s systematic review of alternative livelihood activites. MI examined the evidence in these studies relative to the assumptions in the theory of change described for conservation enterprises. Key findings include the following: 1) None of the assessments of activities supporting conservation enterprises were designed with a clear theory of change making it difficult to relate some of the outcomes that were measured to the assumptions underlying the strategic approach; 2) Most established enterprises generated economic benefits; 3) Economic benefits co-occurred with positive changes in behavior only about half the time; and 4) There was virtually no assessment of whether changes in behavior led to threat reduction.
File Evaluating Linkages Between Business, the Environment, and Local Communities Final Analytical Results from the Biodiversity Conservation Network by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
This paper presents the core analysis of linkages between business environment and the local communities. It indicates that: A) An enterprise strategy can lead to conservation but only under limited conditions; B) Adaptive management at both project and program levels is needed to determine how to optimally use an enterprise strategy. Finally it concludes that education and awareness play an important role in community participation in the enterprise with conservation.
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 Sustainable Livelihoods Enhancement and Diversification (SLED): A Manual for Practitioners by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
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