Community Action to Achieve the Aichi Targets: COMDEKS side event at CBD SBSTTA-21 in Montreal

Local communities are essential agents in biodiversity conservation. They are the principal users and managers of rural landscapes—the day-to-day custodians of the diverse landscapes in which most biodiversity is found. Since 2011, the COMDEKS Programme has piloted a community-based landscape approach to conserving ecosystems and promoting sustainable livelihoods in 20 countries. Among other innovations, it … Continue reading

New video on COMDEKS achievements towards biodiversity conservation produced by SGP Ghana

SGP Ghana has recently developed a video on the achievements of COMDEKS-supported initiatives towards improved livelihoods of local communities and biodiversity conservation in the Weto Range, the target landscape in Ghana. The supported activities have promoted diversification of agricultural landscapes through reforestation, agroforestry, and diversification of production systems through cultivation of more crop varieties, apiculture and … Continue reading

New Landscape Governance publication: A guidance note and self-assessment tool

Local communities are the residents, custodians, and everyday users of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes. They are the primary agents of landscape change, and can be prime movers in rebuilding landscape resilience. However, in order to do so communities and their organizations must be able to participate effectively in the decision-making processes which affect their … Continue reading

New video developed by SGP Namibia during the COMDEKS Ex-post Baseline Assessment

With the COMDEKS activities in Namibia recently completed, SGP Namibia has just released a new video produced within the framework of the Ex-post Baseline Assessment. This assessment evaluated the results and progress towards improved landscape resilience through COMDEKS-supported initiatives in the Iipumbu-ya-Tshilongo Conservancy pilot landscape. Conservancies have become increasingly important in Namibia as vehicles for … Continue reading

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