New video on COMDEKS activities around Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan

SGP Kyrgyzstan recently produced this video on COMDEKS-supported initiatives as part of the ex-post baseline assessment of landscape activities. The coastal area around Lake Issyk-Kul, the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and one of the 25 largest lakes in the world, marks the target landscape for the 17 supported projects. These projects have been focusing on … 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

New Video from Brazil – Final programme assessment in the Upper Jequitinhonha Valley

The SGP Brazil Country Programme has recently released a new video produced within its final COMDEKS programme assessment, providing an overview of challenges faced in the 40,600-hectare COMDEKS target landscape, the Upper Jequitinhonha Valley, project activities and key results achieved. The Jequitinhonha Valley is one of the poorest regions in Brazil, and the region is … Continue reading

COMDEKS case study featured in Satoyama Initiative publication

In January 2016, the Satoyama Initiative published the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 1”, which showcases eleven case studies from around the world that apply tools and approaches for “Enhancing knowledge for better management of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)”. This annual publication series aims to collect and present experiences and relevant information related … Continue reading