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Collection of USAID Partners: Environment
Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
GLOWS is a consortium financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) working to increase social, economic, and environmental benefits to people of the developing world through clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems and sustainable water resources management.
Human-Livestock-Wildlife Health Systems by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Integrated Management of Coastal & Freshwater Systems by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
IMCAFS features two separate but collaborative programs. The IMCAFS-SUCCESS program (Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems) emphasizes coastal resources, aquaculture and fisheries management, under the leadership of the University of Rhode Island?s Coastal Resources Center (URI-CRC). The IMCAFS-GLOWS program (Global Water for Sustainability) focuses on integrated management of freshwater resources, through a consortium led by Florida International University (FIU). The program is implementing multi-site, on-the-ground projects in Integrated Coastal Management and Integrated Water Resources Management in East Africa (Kenya & Tanzania), Central and South America (Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru), and India (Rajasthan State). On-site projects are complemented by training and capacity building activities, the establishment of regional learning networks, and the application of science to management and good governance.
Katoomba Groups Ecosystem Marketplace by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
The Ecosystem Marketplace seeks to become the world's leading source of information on markets and payment schemes for ecosystem services; services such as water quality, carbon sequestration and biodiversity. We believe that by providing solid and trust-worthy information on prices, regulation, science, and other market-relevant issues, markets for ecosystem services will one day become a fundamental part of our economic and environmental system, helping give value to environmental services that have, for too long, been taken for granted.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) IAA by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
This global activity provides USAID with access to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA-MSFC) to develop customized, geospatial one stop earth observation systems in hubs around the world. These systems will support decision-making in climate change, land management, urban planning, food security, national security, biodiversity, ecosystems, agriculture, oceans, disaster mitigation, health, energy, and weather. Activities include needs assessments, system implementation, technical support, system training, and financial sustainability planning.
Natural Resources Information Clearinghouse by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
The USAID Office of Natural Resources Management (NRM) ? including teams for biodiversity, forestry, land, and water, works with USAID Missions and Bureaus, partners, and other stakeholders in developing countries to promote the wise stewardship of natural resources and sustain them for future generations. An important part of USAID?s work is the conservation of natural resources while supporting the economic growth of communities who depend on these resources for their livelihoods. To assist this work, the Natural Resources Information Clearinghouse has developed online resource libraries about USAID?s natural resources projects that include documents produced by these projects, and links to related Web resources.
Okavango Integrated River Basin Management Project (IRBM) by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
USAID's regional environmental program in Southern Africa focuses on improving management of shared river basins. USAID consulted with the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) and river basin stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and other donors in the design of the Integrated River Basin Management Project (IRBM), a four-year, US$6 million initiative. IRBM combines with other basin-wide initiatives, such as the Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of the Okavango River Basin Project (EPSMO), financed by the UNDP-Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) and the Every River Has Its People Project (ERP), supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in the implementation of improved river basin management activities. IRBM will also liaise and coordinate with numerous national initiatives and programs.
Parks in Peril by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
The Nature Conservancy (TNC), together with partner organizations across the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) and United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID), designed the Parks in Peril (PiP) Program to ensure the minimum critical management of these areas. The program is an emergency effort to protect the most important and imperiled natural areas in the hemisphere by working to build the capacity of independent, self-sustaining conservation organizations. With USAID support, TNC and its partner organizations have and continue to foster the conversion of 45 of the LAC region's most biologically important areas from paper parks into fully functional protected areas.
Philippine Environmental Governance 2 Project by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
USAID's EcoGov Project 2, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), various leagues of local government units (LGUs), DENR/Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Department of Interior and Local Government, is strengthening LGUs to respond to these challenges though localized but strategic actions.
PROARCA--Programa Regional Ambiental para Centroamerica by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
PROARCA's goal is to improve environmental management in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. Work is structured to include improving protected area management, promoting environmentally sound products and services, harmonizing environmental policies and promoting the use of less polluting technologies. PROARCA supports tourism to generate income for protected areas, such as Bastimentos Marine National Park in Panama. Through its small grants program, the project supports various ecotourism promotion activities throughout the region. USAID funds the PROARCA project.
Program for Biosafety Systems (IFPRI) by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
The likelihood of transgenic plants causing harm to the environment or to human health has led to the development of regulatory regimes that are specifically applied to assessing the biosafety of these products. Development of an effective biosafety system is important to protect consumers and the environment as well as to ensure safe access to new products and technologies developed in-country or elsewhere. The Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) addresses these challenges through an integrated program of research, capacity development, and outreach.
SERVIR - Sistema Regional de Visualizacion y Monitoreo by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Regional Mesoamerican data portal
Soil Management CRSP by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
US Partners: North Carolina State University, Cornell University, University of Hawaii, Texas A&M University, As part of the Soils Management Collaborative Research Support Program (Soils CRSP), the Decision Aids for Integrated Soil Nutrient Management project's goal was to develop globally applicable, largely computer-assisted, integrated decision aids that will both diagnose and prescribe appropriate solutions to soil nutrient constraints. During phase II of the project (2002-2007), researchers intend to enhance the adoption of the integrated nutrient management strategies by adapting the system developed in phase I through a network of ongoing programs in Latin America, Africa and southeast Asia.
Sustainable Coastal Tourism in Asia (SCOTIA) by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
USAID Logo (disclaimer: not U.S. gov't site) - Sustainable Coastal Tourism in Asia (Philippines)
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Many governments are taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through national policies that require companies to quantify and report their emissions. The purpose of this activity is to broaden the application of the Corporate Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Standard, a tool that assists corporations quantify and account for their emissions. This is particularly important in managing changes in mobile greenhouse gas and conventional air pollutant emissions resulting from multi-modal shifts in public transport. Tool development can, and has, led to the creation of alliances between corporations, governments, and NGOs. Mexico and India have used this activity. EGAT/I&E/E buys into this agreement and has been supporting work on electricity governance.
U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
The mission of the U.S.-CTC Gateway is to: facilitate climate technology cooperation for mitigation and adaptation activities with developing countries and countries in transition consistent with U.S. responsibilities under Article 4, paragraph 5 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); provide a current inventory of activities and resources sponsored and supported by the U.S. Government that promote the development and transfer of climate change technologies; and provide access to relevant and useful information and resources that facilitate the development, deployment, diffusion, and implementation of climate change technologies and practices throughout the world.
U.S. Forest Service by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
EGAT has partnered with the USDA Forest Service to provide technical support to Missions, host country governments, and local NGOs to improve the management and conservation of natural forests through technical assistance, training, analysis, and policy reform. Through this IAA, USAID can access the skills of the entire USDA Forest Service, as well as personnel from other cooperating agencies and partners, to address mission technical needs. Mission buy-in leverage is 1:1.
USAID Smart Development Initiative by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
To improve the capacity of local educational and developmental institutions in emerging markets to address public education and participation, as well as transparency needs, for effective energy sector governance. Ghana has made use of this initiative with great success.
World Resources Institute Biodiversity by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
WRI's People & Ecosystems Program creates innovative, practical, and decision-relevant solutions that aim to halt and reverse ecosystem degradation while sustaining their capacity to provide humans with the goods and services we need.
World Resources Institute Governance by librarian2 — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Projects within the Governance (Access) goal include The Access Initiative and Partnership for Principle 10. Other WRI projects that focus on governance issues include: Equity, Poverty, and the Environment ? covering legislative representation, eminent domain, institutional choice, and commodity chain analysis; International Financial Flows and the Environment ? working with financial institutions to incorporate environmental risks and opportunities into their core business strategies; EarthTrends ? an online database focusing on the environment, social, and economic trends that shape our world; World Resources Report ? The flagship publication of the World Resources Institute, featuring reporting on and analysis of environment and development trends.
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