Grants to strengthen the adaptive capacities of small family farms in Africa

The AfricaAdapt network has launched the 3rd Edition of its AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund that promotes local/endogenous knowledge and local knowledge sharing initiatives.The fund will offer grants of up to US$9,000 for adaptation activities and original knowledge sharing initiatives, for sharing knowledge about adaptation on a local scale.

Building Forest Carbon Projects: a Step-by-Step Guide

Published by Forest Trends, the Katoomba Incubator and EcoDecision, “Building Forest Carbon Projects” is a step-by-step guide to developing forest carbon projects, and it is supported by a series of chapters that provide in-depth guidance on technical, social and financial issues related to forest carbon projects.

Nominate a Forest Hero

Individuals dedicated to nurturing forests in communities all around the world have a chance to be recognized and awarded through the Forest Heroes Programme and Awards initiative by The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat. “By honoring ‘everyday people’, we would like to show that it is possible for everyone to make a positive change for forests,” notes the Secretariat.

Restoring forests: an opportunity for Africa

Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests.

A key resource: manual on estimating opportunity costs of REDD+

A recent version II of the manual titled Estimating Opportunity Costs of REDD+ can be found

Experts Discuss Success Factors for REDD+ Implementation in Developing Countries

The initiative to Reduce Emission from Deforestation and Land Degradation, plus the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) forged by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holds great promise to efforts on tackling climate change.

IUCN's pro-poor REDD+ project in Cameroon

The pro-poor project, together with a number of NGO partners is developing a strategy for active stakeholder involvement. After a national training workshop was organised an agenda was developed for further activities aimed at influencing the national REDD-plus strategy. Many groups demand that their rights be respected but understanding of REDD-plus is in many cases lacking behind.

African and Asian decision makers to gain expert skills and knowledge on REDD+ planning

NAIROBI—May 2, 2011—Over 120 African and Asian government negotiators, land managers, representatives of non-government organizations and climate change scientists are meeting this month to enhance their skills and understanding of the REDD+ implementation process at regional workshops in Cameroon and Vietnam, hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Altern

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