Launch of COMDEKS Publication during CBD COP 12

The twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), will take place from 6-17 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. During the IPSI Side-Event “Contributing to the Aichi Targets from the ground up”, COMDEKS will be launching a new case studies publication, “COMDEKS: Communities in Action for Landscape Resilience … Continue reading

Equator Initiative Prize awarded to COMDEKS grantee in Turkey, Mediterranean Conservation Society

Contributed by Gökmen Argun, Turkey National Coordinator, GEF-SGP, UNDP We are proud to announce the success of the Mediterranean Conservation Society, a COMDEKS grantee and partner in Turkey, in winning the 2014 Equator Prize. The Equator Initiative is a UNDP-led partnership dedicated to supporting and advancing local sustainable development solutions aimed at increasing economic and … Continue reading

World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation is observed in Bhutan

Contributed by Singay Dorji, Bhutan National Coordinator, GEF-SGP, UNDP Two Community Based Organizations (CBOs), the Saling Sazhing Zinchong Detshen and the Bidung Water Catchment Protection Group joined together to lead this year’s celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification/Land Degradation at Tshektum, Tashigang,located in the eastern part of Bhutan. The Governor of Tashigang, Dasho Lungten … Continue reading

Piloting the Resilience Indicators in the Ipumbu-ya-Shilongo Conservancy, Namibia

Contributed by William Dunbar, UNU-IAS The Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) is an ongoing collaborative activity of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI). The first phase of the collaborative activity, carried out by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Bioversity International, … Continue reading

COMDEKS Photostory: Promoting Resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes – Weto Range, Ghana

The GEF-SGP Country Programme in Ghana has produced a COMDEKS photostory describing the process that led to the development of the landscape strategy through the baseline assessment and community consultation, as well as the support to innovative actions identified by the local communities. Please click to the image above to access the photostory. Contributed by … Continue reading

Sharing the Seeds of Knowledge – A short film from COMDEKS Turkey

  The SGP Turkey Country Programme has recently, released “Sharing the Seeds of Knowledge”, a short film produced by the SGP Country Programme with COMDEKS funding that documents the landscape approach piloted by COMDEKS, and describes supported activities in the Datça-Bozburun peninsula to enhance the resilience of the landscape. Through this documentary, representatives from local … Continue reading

Indicators – first steps to building a resilient system

Contributed by Camilla Zanzanaini           Shocks and disturbances are inevitable in any system. Communities can be vulnerable to extreme weather events, market fluctuations, migration, and other forces. While we cannot prevent these things from happening, we can build more resilient systems that withstand pressure, and avoid the type of critical damage from which communities cannot recover. … Continue reading