Capacity Building & Education

CIF Funds Forest Management in Burkina Faso [viewed]

AfDB13 November 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced US$11.5 million of support for the Government of Burkina Faso under the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP).

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UNDP, UNEP-Risø, UNFCCC Publication Provides NAMA Guidance [viewed]

UNDP UNEP18 November 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, the UNFCCC Secretariat and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-Risø have launched a publication titled ‘Guidance for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Design: Building on country experiences.'

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CCAFS Releases Success Stories on Climate Smart Agriculture [viewed]

CCAFS15 November 2013: A release from the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS) and the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has assembled a collection of experiences with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) to contribute to adaptation and mitigation objectives.

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UNESCO-UNDP Report Highlights Culture, Creative Sector Contributions to Sustainable Development [viewed]

unesco-undp10 December 2013: Creative goods and services boost economies and contribute to inclusive social development, according to the UN Creative Economy Report, titled ‘Widening local development pathways,' published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.

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ECREEE Wind Power Workshop Builds Capacity in ECOWAS Region [viewed]

ECREEE11 November 2013: The Economic Community Of West African States' (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a week-long workshop on wind energy in West Africa that included a forum on market perspectives and training on project development.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights 5th Anniversary Celebrations, Viet Nam Programme [viewed]

UN-REDD Programme6 November 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released the forty-second edition of its newsletter, which highlights the launch of Phase II of Viet Nam's REDD+ programme.

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Enforcement Officers Discuss Rhinoceros DNA Sampling [viewed]

ICCWC6 November 2013: The first international rhinoceros DNA sampling training workshop to enhance the world's enforcement capacity to address rhinoceros poaching was hosted by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the University of Pretoria's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL), in collaboration with the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC). 

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Youth from Kenyan Slums Convey Priorities to UNGA President [viewed]

Youth from Kenyan Slums Convey Priorities to UNGA President (photo courtesy of UNGA)2 November 2013: Youth leaders from slums in Kenya shared their perspectives on development and their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda with the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), John Ashe, in a discussion in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants highlighted the role of agriculture and food security, education, peace and women's empowerment in building an equitable, sustainable and safer world.

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UNEP-China Project Hosts Workshop on Mainstream Ecosystem-based Adaptation [viewed]

UNEP31 October 2013: A Regional Network Coordination Workshop that focused on linking networks and mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) was hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-China project on 'Enhancing capacity, knowledge and technology support to build climate resilience of vulnerable developing countries.'

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ICRAF Holds Training Workshop on 'Talking Toolkit' for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)30 October 2013: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) held a training-of-trainers workshop on participatory tools to address climate change exposure and adaptation, with representatives from eight development NGOs. The training focused on ICRAF's 'Talking Toolkit: How smallholder farmers and local governments can together adapt to climate change.'

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