Videos on community resilience and the Indicators of Resilience produced by the GEF-Satoyama Project

Two videos were produced for the IGES e-Learning Series on “Balancing Biodiversity and Community Resilience through Production Landscapes and Seascapes” with cooperation from the executing partners of the GEF-Satoyama Project: Conservation International Japan (CI Japan), the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and IGES. The video “The guardians of Ecuador’s … Continue reading

Agroecology guidance note published in collaboration with GEF SGP

In collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), COMDEKS has developed guidance material to enable stakeholders to further make meaningful contributions to agroecosystem resilience in selected production landscapes and seascapes. This guidance note provides conceptual and methodological elements for developing and promoting agroecological innovations within country strategies to address agroecosystem resilience in … Continue reading

COMDEKS Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop held in Costa Rica

From January 23 to 26, COMDEKS hosted its Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop in San José, Costa Rica. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations University, the Global Environment Facility, the SGP Central Programme Management Team, as well as SGP National Coordinators … Continue reading

New video from COMDEKS Bhutan – Sustainable land management in the Thongrong community

The SGP Bhutan Country Programme has recently produced this new video on the COMDEKS supported activities enhancing resilience in Thongrong village in the Gamri Watershed. The video provides an overview of main challenges, project activities, and key results achieved through the project “Increasing productivity and rural income through Sustainable Agriculture Landscape Management, Phongmey”, implemented by … Continue reading

New video from Costa Rica – Final assessment of COMDEKS-supported initiatives in the Jesús María River Basin

With the COMDEKS activities in Costa Rica recently completed, the SGP Costa Rica Country Programme recently released a video that was produced within its final COMDEKS programme assessment. The video provides an overview of environmental and socio-economic challenges in the Jesús María River Basin, the COMDEKS target landscape in Costa Rica, and highlights some key … Continue reading

COMDEKS Cameroon, Ghana and Ethiopia contribute to “SEPLS in Africa” publication

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), together with the University of Tokyo’s Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S/UTIAS), recently published a new publication with the title “Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa”. The publication aims to contribute knowledge and understanding on SEPLS in Africa, focusing particularly … Continue reading