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Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report

As a first activity under AGENT (then GECCO) in 2014, this workshop marked a significant first step in the organizations’ collaborative effort to enhance action on gender-responsive climate change action. The workshop functioned as a learning exchange for fifty-two participants…

 Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative

The Hariyo Ban project—which is named after the Nepali saying “Hariyo Ban Nepal ko Dhan” meaning “healthy green forests are the wealth of Nepal”—is a five-year initiative (2011-2016) that aims to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats…

Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative

Trees for Global Benefit (TGB), an initiative of the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), is a cooperative community carbon offset scheme developed to enable poverty reduction through effective management and protection of forestry ecosystems on which local people depend.…

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+
Dec 13, 2017 · File

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international…

Cameroon, Ghana & Uganda’s Gender & REDD+ Roadmaps: A National, Policy-Level Initiative
Dec 13, 2017 · File

Cameroon, Ghana & Uganda’s Gender & REDD+ Roadmaps: A National, Policy-Level Initiative

These Roadmaps—the first of their kind—were produced during the first phase of the project for each country process and identified context-specific gender and REDD+ concerns, stakeholders, and concrete actions to integrate and enhance gender in REDD+ processes and initiatives. This…

LESSONS FROM CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES IN THE MAYA BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF PETEN, GUATEMALA
Dec 12, 2017 · File

LESSONS FROM CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES IN THE MAYA BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF PETEN, GUATEMALA

Twenty years after the start of conservation enterprise activities, the Petén biosphere reserve can boast of a near-zero deforestation rate. This brief report summarizes available information on the reserve to draw out important lessons for those hoping to replicate this.

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base

Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base highlights ways in which evidence can be shared and applied to strengthen biodiversity programs.

Evidence in Action, Unit 3: Generating Evidence
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 3: Generating Evidence

Unit 3: Generating Evidence identifies Program Cycle processes that teams can use to generate credible evidence about the effectiveness of biodiversity programs.

Evidence in Action, Unit 2: Using Evidence
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 2: Using Evidence

"Unit 2: Using Evidence" focuses on the critical review and use of evidence to increase the effectiveness of biodiversity programs.

Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach
Dec 05, 2017 · File

Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach

"Unit 1: Using an Evidence-Based Approach" provides an introduction to evidence and evidence-based approaches to biodiversity programming in the context of the USAID Program Cycle.

Nov 22, 2017 · File

Evaluating the Design of Behavior Change Interventions: A Case Study of Rhino Horn in Vietnam

Behavioral change interventions are increasingly widely used in conservation. Several projects addressing rhino horn consumption were recently launched in Vietnam. We used key informant interviews, document analysis, and marketing theory to explore their strategies for intervention design, implementation, monitoring, and…

Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects
Nov 09, 2017 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects

In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity programming, this brief synthesizes lessons from past USAID-funded efforts to support conservation enterprises

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success
Nov 07, 2017 · File

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success

"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to…

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success
Nov 07, 2017 · File

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success

"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to…

Designing and Scoping Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal National Parks in the Northeast Region Guidance and Lessons Learned
Sep 22, 2017 · File

Designing and Scoping Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal National Parks in the Northeast Region Guidance and Lessons Learned

To plan for climate change adaptation, park resource managers need scientific information identifying the susceptibility of resources to climate change, when impacts are expected and how they are expected to interact with existing stressors. Climate change vulnerability assessments are a…

Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities
Aug 22, 2017 · File

Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities

This report presents the results of a broad review to understand how other agencies and organizations have defined and integrated biodiversity with other sectors. The purpose of this review was to highlight some ways that various actors have approached integration…

Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa
Aug 07, 2017 · File

Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa

The authors use Demographic Health Survey data on food consumption for children from 21 African countries and Global Land Cover Facility tree cover data to examine the relationship between tree cover and three key indicators of nutritional quality of children’s…

Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming

Biodiversity Programming Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on the step of threat analysis in biodiversity conservation planning. This guide supplements USAID’s Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming by providing…

Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming

Biodiversity Programming Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on the step of threat analysis in biodiversity conservation planning. This guide supplements USAID’s Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming by providing…

Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming

Biodiversity Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on two of the most important initial steps of biodiversity programming: defining the program scope and deciding which elements of biodiversity the program will focus…

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