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One Year Later: Humanitarian Response in the Horn of Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the United Nations declaration of famine conditions in southern Somalia. The Horn of Africa suffered from the region's most severe drought in 60 years. Crops failed, livestock died, and prices in local markets were too high for most people to buy what was needed to feed their families. Progress has been made over the last year, yet some 9 million people are still in need of assistance in the Horn of Africa. The 2011 drought left many families in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia with next to nothing, and they continue to struggle in 2012.
Celebrating the work of American Diaspora Communities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
This week, Secretary Clinton convened the second annual Global Diaspora Forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum recognizes the work of American diaspora communities who are partnering to further investment and trade, philanthropy, volunteerism, social innovation, and entrepreneurship in developing and emerging communities in their countries of origin. More than 500 U.S.-based diaspora community leaders from the private sector, academia, media, and civil society convened in Washington for the two-day conference.
Carbon, Crime and Impunity in Indonesia’s Plantation Sector: New Post On REDD-Monitor by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Central Kalimantan is the REDD Pilot Province under the Indonesia-Norway US$1 billion REDD deal. Here, if anywhere, we should see the evidence of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s recent statement that “Indonesia has reversed course by committing to sustainable forestry.” Unfortunately, the evidence points to business as usual.
Liberia: Several Recommendations Advanced for Good Redd Policy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
Several civil society groups and local community from across nine counties have called on the Government of Liberia (GOL) to institute a REDD program that would ensure the provision of community benefits such as funding for development initiatives.
Fighting Poverty with Profit – Community Enterprises in Nepal Collaborate with Aveda by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
Since 2007, Aveda has featured handmade Lokta bark paper from Nepal in its Holiday Line. While beautifully showcasing the Aveda products, this exceptionally durable and attractive paper, harvested in a sustainable manner in the Himalayas, is helping marginalized community groups successfully fight poverty and improve their standard of living.
WWF’s participation in the 2010 AFP dialogue by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The AFP Dialogue 2010 Forest Governance Challenges Beyond Copenhagen examines the links between REDD+ and governance.
World's Largest Public Database of International Land Deals reveals rush to buy up Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Land Matrix is an online public database of large-scale land deals, facilitated by the International Land Coalition (ILC) and Landtenure.info. It provides a visualization of available records documenting land deals since 2000, with an overview of the data and full access to the public database down to the level of an individual deal.
World Water Day 2011 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
World Water Day, held annually on March 22, takes a moment to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year theme, Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.
World Tourism Organization: International Tourism: First Results of 2010 confirm Upward Trend by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
 
World Forum Seeks Solutions to Impending Water Crisis by By Angela Rucker — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
FrontLines - April 2009
World Environment Day June 5, 2011 (Host Country: India, from Jun 05, 2011 06:00 AM to Jun 05, 2011 10:00 PM) by portaladmin
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.
World Bank launches global partnership to green government accounts news by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
28 October 2010
When nature and people are one by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
As conservationists tear their hair out over the growing extinction rates of plants and animals, climate change effects and unsustainable development, there’s one forgotten element of the diversity of life that also urgently calls for their attention: the diversity of human cultures.
Water and Development Alliance Brings Sanitation and Clean Water to Rural South Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) have partnered through the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) initiative to bring more than 12,000 people in Ramotshinyadi Village of South Africa access to clean drinking water.
USG and Ethiopia Sign Partnership Framework by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
November 2, 2010
USAID’s Global Health Bureau Responds to Haiti’s Medical Crisis by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health is sending additional specialists to Haiti to help assist with the rising medical needs. Reports indicate that thousands of individuals in makeshift medical facilities are in dire need of medical attention following Tuesday’s earthquake.
USAID Works With Private Sector to Encourage Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts by USAID Land Team Guest — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
 
USAID will Provide Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Cote d'Ivoire Refugees in Liberia by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
USAID Press Release January 31, 2011
USAID Signs Development Partnership With Chile by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
USAID Press Release
USAID Responds to Chile Earthquake by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
In response to the earthquake in Chile and a request from the Chilean government, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sending 18 satellite phones and a technician to assist with the dire need for communications equipment
USAID Responds Immediately to Haiti Earthquake by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
January 12, 2010 In response to the earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is dispatching a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and has activated its partners, the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team and the Los Angeles County Search and Rescue Team. The USAR teams will be composed of up to 72 personnel, 6 search and rescue canines and up to 48 tons of rescue equipment.
Enterprise EthioPEA by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
USAID, PepsiCo, and World Food Programme partner to increase food production and address malnutrition in Ethiopia. Innovative public-private partnership aims to produce ready-to-use food supplement, increase crop productivity, and develop domestic and export market for chickpeas.
USAID Keeps Fighting the Good Fight by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
USAID/Kenya has teamed up with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Clean Air Action Corporation (CAAC)—the founder of the innovative tree-planting program, The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST)—to help the country restore its forest cover. On June 6, 2011, USAID/Kenya Mission Director, Erna Kerst, and over 40 TIST members witnessed the signing of a historic agreement between KFS and CAAC. “TIST is a jewel well adapted for Kenya,” said Erna Kerst.
USAID Impact Weekly Newsletter - April 6, 2012 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
A weekly look at USAID around the world.
USAID Helps Upgrade the Skills of Iraqi Public Managers for Oil and Electricity by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
BAGHDAD -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and the Ministry of Electricity (MoE), hosted a graduation ceremony for 36 managers from across Iraq who received training in core public administration skills to prepare them for senior leadership roles within the ministries.
USAID Helps Increase Clean Water and Sanitation Practices in Indonesia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
USAID has helped Indonesia dramatically reduce diarrhea incidence in communities where clean water and sanitation practices were adopted.
USAID Helps Establish First National Park in Afghanistan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
April 23, 2009
USAID Co-Sponsors Open Development Camp, Highlights Innovative Ways to Collaborate by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
 
USAID, Cisco & World Learning to Promote Entrepreneurship and ICT Education by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
November 18, 2010
USAID Celebrates 2012 World Water Day by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates World Water Day. USAID's mission is a water secure future, free from water borne disease, where food is available and affordable and populations are less vulnerable to the risks of a changing planet. Towards achieving this goal, USAID supports the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act. One of the objectives of the Act is to focus the U.S. Government's (USG) investments on achieving the Millennium Development Goal Targets to cut in half the number of people without access to water and sanitation. The international community has achieved the target for water supply 3 years before the deadline. USAID, the USG and its partners, in this effort, have provided first time access for millions around the globe.
USAID awards five-year $150 million alternative development program to reduce poppy production and promote licit agriculture by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Kabul, Afghanistan | Thursday, May 14, 2009
USAID Announces Recipients of 2010 George Washington Carver Agricultural Award by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
 
USAID Announces New University Engagement Partnership Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
February 9, 2012, at a White House innovation event, and echoing President Barack Obama's commitment and vision for a greater focus on development through innovation, science and technology, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the final Higher Education Solutions Network Request for Applications (RFA) to build new opportunities through partnerships with universities and colleges. This final RFA was a result of internal and external consultations, including two pre-solicitation workshops that were held in January.
USAID and Partners Enhance Landscape Scale Conservation Approaches by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) biodiversity programming highlights landscape and seascape level interventions.
USAID and Partners Announce Launch: Energy Innovators by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) along with fellow founding partners NASA, the U.S. Department of State, and NIKE, Inc. announced today the ten innovators selected to participate in their LAUNCH: Energy challenge. LAUNCH is a unique initiative formed to identify solutions to the world's most urgent sustainability challenges. The focus of this year's challenge is energy, and the finalists have been chosen for their groundbreaking ideas for the provision of more sustainable energy sources and improved access to energy for both developed and developing world populations.
USAID and AusAID Join Forces Against Emerging Pandemic Disease Threats in Southeast Asia under Memorandum of Cooperation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on June 6, 2012 to help reduce the risk of emerging pandemic disease threats in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
USAID Agricultural Volunteers Receive Presidential Volunteer Service Award by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a luncheon to honor 18 Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipients for their volunteer work under the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer program.
USAID: 2010 in Review by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
U.S. Department of State official blog DipNote: January 04, 2011
University Partnership For Disaster Risk Management In Ethiopia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Higher Education for Development (HED), in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Ethiopia), announces a new award for a university partnership in Ethiopia.
United States Provides More Emergency Assistance to Vietnam by librarian — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $150,000 to Save the Children to support relief efforts for victims of typhoon Ketsana
UN Year of Biodiversity begins by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The International Year of Biodiversity should focus the attention of the world on the species and natural processes that keep us all alive, but that are overlooked all too often, Conservation International (CI) said today.
UN-REDD Programme Approves Critical Funding for REDD+ in Ecuador by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Japan and the European Commission join Norway in collectively pledging US $57 million in new funding for the REDD+ Programme.
UN Launches Biodiversity Platform for Science and Policy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Representatives from 90 governments have approved the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to provide a common platform for science, government, and the private sector to exchange research on the economic value of ecosystem services. It will be housed in the former German capital of Bonn, which hosts such treaties as the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Convention on Migratory Species, won the bid to host the secretariat of the new independent body at a meeting held in Panama City.
Distance Learning Program Graduates Risk Managers in Ethiopia by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The first cohort of master's degree recipients who can assess and deal with natural disasters owe their expertise to a distance learning program developed on the USAID RM Portal, with the University of Arizona and Bahir Dar University of Ethiopia, sponsored by USAID Mission in Ethiopia and HED.
U.S. Uses Landsat Satellite Data To Fight Hunger, Poverty by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Source: Cheryl Pellerin, USINFO, U.S. Department of State Apr. 12 • Over the 35 years that U.S. Landsat Earth-observation satellites have collected images of the planet from space, scientists around the world have put the data to work in a range of applications, from agriculture and land-use planning to ecological forecasting and disaster management.
U.S. Provides $3 Million in Assistance Through Pakistan Red Crescent Society by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
 
U.S. Provides $28 Million in Wheat and Oil for Internally Displaced Peoples (IPDs) by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Islamabad, May 15, 2009 – The people of the United States are providing $28 million in agricultural commodities including 50,000 metric tons of wheat valued at $16.8 million, and 6,800 metric tons of vegetable oil valued at $11.2 million for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
U.S. Government Promotes Global Entrepreneurship With the Launch of a New Toolkit by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State hosted a half-day conference on September 21, 2011 that brought together 50 representatives from the private, academic, and not-for-profit sectors involved in promoting and spurring entrepreneurship around the world. The event, entitled Successful Approaches to Fostering Entrepreneurship, also served as a platform to launch a new Entrepreneurship Toolkit and provided an opportunity for participants to share experiences, research and best practices in supporting early stage entrepreneurs around the world.
U.S. Government and World Bank Implement Cooperation in Water Sector by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
In March, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and World Bank President Robert Zoellick signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) related to cooperation in the water sector between the United States Government (USG) and the World Bank. Since then, the US Government and the World Bank have formed six working groups (WG) consisting of USG and World Bank representatives, concentrating on communications and knowledge management (CKM), water resources management (WRM), water and sanitation (WASH), water productivity, remote sensing, and science and technology (S&T).
Top US Gender and Disaster Expert Visits the African Center for Disaster Studies by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Dr. Elaine Enarson, a disaster sociologist and gender expert recently visited the African Centre For Disaster Studies for two months to help provide guidance in establishing a specialised Gender Focus within the field of Risk Reduction research at the ACDS.
To save forests, women call for inclusion in REDD talks by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Jakarta Post, Cancun, Mexico Wed, 12/01/2010
Thousands of Participants from Around the World Connect Via the Internet to Discuss Critical Global Issues by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
WASHINGTON D.C. - Global Pulse 2010, the three-day online collaboration session focused on creating solutions to critical global challenges. March 31, 2010
The Other Green Revolution: Farmer-led Change in the Sahel 1980-2010 Oct 27-29 Event with Twitter coverage by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Development solutions are often local, even when rural communities are confronted with environmental and human catastrophes. For donors, the payoffs to investing in local solutions can be great. This series of events will showcase a success story of development assistance that rediscovered and underwrote farmer strategies for combating drought and food insecurity. During the devastating droughts of the 1970s and 1980s, Sahelian farmers had a simple but dramatic choice: fight back or lay down their hoes. Farmers like Yacouba Sawadogo and Sakina Mati decided to fight back, reclaiming land from the encroaching desert. Thirty years later, aerial photography and satellite imagery, ground-truthed by field research, confirms that a farmer-managed, agro-environmental transformation has occurred on a surprising scale in the Sahel. There are more trees, more people, and more water in what was once a landscape made windswept and barren. How did this happen? Meet Mr. Yacouba Sawadogo, Burkina Faso, and Mrs. Sakina Mati, Niger. Beneficiaries: 1.5 million people Increase in land suitable for cultivation: 5.2-5.3 million hectares
The Meta-Site of Biodiversity Priority Area Data by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
UNEP-WCMC has launched a new website on important biodiversity conservation areas, called the A-Z Areas of Biodiversity Importance http://www.biodiversitya-z.org/. The site provides clear information on more than 30 different global classifications of areas of importance for biodiversity conservation such as World Heritage sites, Biodiversity Hotspots, Ramsar sites, and IUCN Category IV areas. Read a Press Release about the A-Z Areas of Biodiversity Importance
The Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: Request for Proposals by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Conference (October 31 - November 5, 2010) is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands
The Atlanta Summit on Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Global Health & Water by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invite you to a live webcast of a major conference on how the United States, even in the midst of fiscal austerity and political division, can best advance the world’s health.
Swaziland’s Six-Year Miracle: Effort to Protect Next Generation from HIV Succeeding in the Face of Daunting Odds by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
USAID FRONTLINES April/May 2011
ABCG Jobs & Opportunites: Senior Technical Director, Africa + Madagascar Field Division by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Conservation International's (CI) Field Programs Unit (FPU) is responsible for setting strategy, fundraising, implementing programs, monitoring progress and reporting results for CI's global field programs portfolio, which is divided into three regional field divisions: Americas Field Division, Asia-Pacific Field Division and Africa + Madagascar Field Division (AMFD). The AMFD is the regional structure that sets strategy, fundraises, implements programs, monitors progress and reports results at the AMFD-level, ensuring coherence and strategic alignment between country-level engagements, regional priorities and global initiatives.
ABCG Jobs & Opportunites: Management and Program Analyst (Food Security/Land Tenure) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDAD) is responsible for coordinating USDA participation in technical assistance, training, and development programs undertaken on behalf of developing nations. This position will be administratively assigned to FAS/OCBD/DRDA/RDNR. The incumbent will be located in and work directly with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), at their headquarters offices located in Washington, D.C., but will require 30%-40% travel, including to developing countries, sometimes under strenuous conditions in remote locations.
ABCG Jobs & Opportunites: Global Agriculture Strategy Director by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Agriculture Strategy Director will design The Nature Conservancy's agriculture strategy for Africa. This person will work closely with the TNC Global Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Director based in the US and with the Africa Conservation Director and Director of Science to develop a value-add approach for the Conservancy to help improve sustainable food security in Africa.
ABCG Jobs & Opportunites: Community Development Officer by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
AWF seeks a talented professional to work with different stakeholders, to assist selected local communities undertake different conservation activities that will include sustainable livelihood options and profitable wildlife business ventures that ensure positive conservation impact.
The Surui Become the First Indigenous Tribe to Earn Carbon Credits under Internationally Recognized Standards by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
A small tribe of indigenous people unknown to the outside world a half-century ago and once on the brink of extinction has harnessed an innovative forest carbon project to shield their territory from illegal logging and preserve their chosen way of life. As a result, the 1300-strong Paiter-Surui last week became the first indigenous tribe in the Amazon and globally to earn carbon credits under internationally recognized standards for keeping carbon locked in trees – setting the stage for scores of similar projects that can unleash needed funding for indigenous people who preserve endangered tropical rainforest across the Amazon.
Summer 2012 Internships in Africa and Washington, D.C. by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
USAID's Africa Bureau expects to have a limited number of Summer 2012 internships available in a few of our overseas missions in sub-Saharan Africa as well as in Washington, D.C. This is an excellent opportunity for outstanding students interested in pursuing careers in international development.
Success of USAID Project Attracts Women and Children’s Rights Activist by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
 
Stanford scientists document fragile land-sea ecological chain by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Intricate, often invisible chains of life are threatened with extinction around the world. A new study quantifies one of the longest such chains ever documented.
Solar power for the poor: facts and figures by David J. Grimshaw — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls.
Smallholder Agriculture: A Critical Factor in Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The majority of the poor and food insecure in Africa live in rural areas, and most of them depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. More than 30 percent of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are chronically hungry and are small farmers. Experts tell us that the population in Africa is expected to double by 2050, and African nations will have to double their food production just to keep pace with population growth. For the last 20 years, however, food production in Africa has lagged behind population growth, and the source of the problem has been low productivity on Africa’s farms.
Silk Production Revived Near Ancient Silk Road by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
265 women receive training in raising silkworms
SERVIR-Africa Regional Web Publishing Training kicks off at RCMRD by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
SERVIR News July 2009
Second Debt-for-Nature Deal to Save Forests in Indonesia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The United States and Indonesia signed a debt-for-nature swap agreement under the U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) of 1998 that will reduce Indonesia’s debt payments to the U.S. Government over the next eight years by nearly $28.5 million.
Scientists produce transparent, light-harvesting material, Breakthrough could lead to solar-power-generating windows by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area. The material, described in the journal Chemistry of Materials, could be used in development of transparent solar panels.
SANREM receives award to improve rural roads in Ethiopia by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
March 2011 - The SANREM CRSP has received an associate award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to train Ethiopians to improve the construction and sustainability of their roads.
Response to Natural Disasters in Brazil by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
USAID Blog January 21, 2011
Research and Analysis of Carbon Rights and Institutional Mechanisms for Receiving and Distributing REDD+ Payments by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
On October 20, 2011, USAID's Land Tenure and Property Rights Unit hosted a presentation on the results of a study titled "Research and Analysis of Carbon Rights and Institutional Mechanisms for Receiving and Distributing REDD+ Payments." The presentation was delivered by a team of researchers from TetraTech ARD and covered the research findings and tools developed as a result of a multitude of case studies and analyses across Africa, Asia and Latin America on approaches to defining carbon rights and related benefit sharing institutions.
Renewable Energy Can Phase Out Fossil Fuels in 40 Years by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
WWF Climate Blog
REDD project design method gets boost from auditors by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
08/13/10 From Reuters: A carbon accounting technique aimed at saving tropical forests has passed a key hurdle, strengthening chances it could underpin development of a potential multi-billion dollar market for forest carbon offsets.
Reconciling biodiversity and development: what role for aid agencies in conservation? by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin Research highlights on biodiversity and society, poverty and conservation April 2011
Public-Private Partnership to Improve Maize Harvests 30-50 percent by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID; In-Kind Contributions From Partners
Breadfruit Institute: production, utilization, agroforestry, and nutritional benefits of breadfruit by Diane Ragone, Ph.D. and a M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Hawaii — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The Breadfruit Institute has developed revolutionary methods to produce millions of breadfruit plants using in vitro propagation technology. The Institute is engaged in an initiative to distribute nutritious varieties of breadfruit to support food security, sustainable agriculture, and income generation for small holder farmers in the tropics.
Powering tribal lands: Sandia researcher to discuss off-grid, green technologies for rural areas at law seminar by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
 
Powering Tourism: Electrification and Efficiency Options for Rural Tourism Facilities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Feb 2009 (PDF 5,860K) Powering Tourism provides information to help tourism professionals understand and evaluate the range of options for meeting their off-grid energy needs, highlighting efficient and sustainable use of energy.
Plasticity of Plants Helps Them Adapt to Climate Change by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - The study, which has been published in Trends in Plant Science, provides an overview of plants' molecular and genetic mechanisms, which is important for ecologists, physiologists and molecular biologists, since it covers the prime requirements for anticipating plants' response to global change.
Philippine precision farming gets a mobile upgrade by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
 
Peru Environment Ministry Confronts Water Crisis with Focus on Investment in Nature by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The Peruvian Ministry of Environment (MINAM), working with Forest Trends and with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), today launched the Watershed Services Incubator – an incubator for projects and an institutional commitment to the sustainable management of water through investing in nature and compensating the communities who are stewards of healthy watershed ecosystems.
Paying Poseidon: Oceans Central in Palo Alto by Steve Zwick — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Katoomba Marketplace podcast panel discussions focused on the role that payments for ecosystem services (PES) can play in promoting sustainable use of ocean resources.
Partnership develops environmental service markets to support biodiversity and green growth in Asia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
More than 100 policy makers and development experts explored innovative approaches to Sustainable Conservation financing and green growth at the Southeast Asia Workshop on Payments for Ecosystem Services held in Bangkok.
Partnering For Water Management by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED) to increase regional capacity and awareness in the Middle East and Northern African region. Both organizations share a vision to promote awareness, build capacity, share best practices and develop joint approaches to address critical water issues of the region.
Oral Statement of Nancy Lindborg - Horn of Africa: The Continuing Food, Refugee, and Humanitarian Crisis by webeitor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Nancy Lindborg's speech on the food, refugee, and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission & the House Hunger Caucus House Committee on Foreign Affairs March 8, 2012
Online Directory of Grants Information for "Green Sectors" in Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Terra Viva Grants is a free website for identifying where to look for grants in the "green sectors" of international development. The site carries profiles of over 300 grant makers, in addition to funding news and resources for grant seekers.
Ocean acidification threatens food security: UN by Natalia Real — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
WORLDWIDE Friday, December 03, 2010
Obama's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition To Support Africa's Rural Communities with More Investments, Less Donations by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
By encouraging partnerships with Africa's people and leaders, the Obama Administration is bent on increasing responsible domestic and foreign private investments in African agriculture, taking innovations that can enhance agricultural productivity to scale, and reducing the risk borne by vulnerable economies and communities.
North African crops to be hit hardest by climate change by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
November 22, 2010
NOAA Launches Landmark Climate.gov Portal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
February 8, 2010
Nigerian state “determined to protect their forests” and preparing to lead with REDD+ by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
The Nigerian state of Cross River must protect its remaining tropical forest by taking a lead on REDD+ readiness activities and mobilising neighbouring states to take up the fight to protect its resources, said a Nigerian representative at the GCF task force meeting yesterday.
Independent Global Network Launched to Track Countries' Climate Change Progress by WRI — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Location: Cancun, Mexico
NEWS RELEASE: Connections Between Poverty and Ecosystems Mapped in New Kenya Atlas by World Resources Institute — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. (2007 - 164 pages) This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five Permanent Secretaries in Kenya and with a Foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize). WRI; Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya; Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and National Development, ! Kenya; International Livestock Research Institute.
New USAID Mission Director for Pakistan Sworn In by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the swearing in of Robert Wilson as its new Director for Pakistan. Acting Administrator Alonzo Fulgham presided over the event and administered the oath to Wilson.
New study warns on coral reef diversity by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
New two-year field study says destruction of coral reefs may have been underestimated
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