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Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

By | 2019-10-31T17:44:25+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News|

In this issue of the Global forest Coalition's magazine Forest Cover we explore the full spectrum of bioenergy developments and use in West Africa and how they are impacting women and forests. The articles cover bioenergy in its very large-scale, requiring huge areas of land to provide the raw materials, to the ubiquitous and time-old [...]

Forest Cover 56 – Community conservation in Africa

By | 2019-01-08T11:16:39+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|

Welcome to the 56th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. We are excited to bring you this special edition of Forest Cover on community conservation in Africa, which also contributes to discussions [...]

Africa CCRI Skillshare and Women2030 Media Training

By | 2018-03-03T07:22:28+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Events, GFC, News, Trainings (ToT), WEP|

Photo by Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network Nairobi, 26 February – 2 March 2018 The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) aims to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community conservation. To do this, the CCRI is being [...]

Africa CCRI Skillshare and Women2030 Media Training

By | 2018-03-03T07:17:40+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|

Photo by PIDP-DR Congo Nairobi, 26 February – 2 March 2018 The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) aims to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community conservation. To do this, the CCRI is being undertaken in [...]

#HerstoryofChange: Twitterstorm at HLPF

By | 2019-07-05T11:36:35+00:00 July 5th, 2019|APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, GWA, News, Our stories, Outreach, WECF, WEP|

Tuesday next week is the first day of the High Level Political Forum! It is held annually at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Every year it focuses on different themes and SDGs. The theme this year is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and we will be reviewing SDG 4, 8, 10, [...]

World Water Week: Om (O&M) – the mantra for sustainable water/sanitation services

By | 2018-04-25T17:47:07+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

Operation and maintenance is key to make water and sanitation services sustainable in the long run. Successful investments and initiatives often fail if the O&M is not assured from the beginning, this is the case for water (SDG 6.1) and sanitation projects even more (SDG 6.2 and 6.3). In this event, creative and holistic innovative [...]

Testimony – what is it like being a winner of the Gender Just Climate Solutions award?

By | 2020-02-18T11:59:59+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Advocacy, Climate, News, Our stories, WECF|

“The award winners annual meetings continue to be the highlight of the year in our lives and to rejuvenate our energies to continue to strive for gender-just climate solutions”. Bertha Chiroro is the Senior Project Coordinator at GenderCC – Southern Africa – a non-governmental organisation that works for women’s rights and gender justice. Here is [...]

Peoples’ development justice movement gathered in New York

By | 2019-07-16T03:24:16+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, News, WECF, WMG|

Demanding governments to having a people-centred approach to development More than 100 civil society organisations, activists and human rights defenders from New York and across the globe gathered yesterday, Sunday, 15 July at a “Ground Level Peoples’ Forum” (GLPF) to share their struggles and reflect on the rise of macho fascist politics, amidst the growing [...]

Forest Cover 57 – 1.5°C from a community perspective

By | 2019-01-08T11:25:22+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|

Welcome to the 57th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. As governments congregate once more for a climate COP, this time in Katowice, Poland, Forest Cover 57 looks critically at the Intergovernmental [...]