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Vital Signs Conducts Assessments To Support Rangeland Restoration in Kenya's Chyulu Hills

Vital Signs Conducts Assessments To Support Rangeland Restoration in Kenya's Chyulu Hills

  • January 29, 2020
  • Posted by: ajamah

To support sustainable management and restoration of degraded rangelands in Chyulu Hills in South Eastern Kenya, the integrated landscape monitoring program 'Vital Signs' has conducted scientific assessments on key ecological and social dynamics of the landscape.


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COVID 19 Pandemic: Options for Accessing Data for Monitoring and Assessment for Food Security Projects

COVID 19 Pandemic: Options for Accessing Data for Monitoring and Assessment for Food Security Projects

  • April 23, 2020
  • Posted by: ajamah

By Everline Ndenga


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Uganda Achieves Key Milestone in Developing National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Uganda Achieves Key Milestone in Developing National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • April 16, 2020
  • Posted by: ajamah
By Ally Jamah
 
On March 18,2020, Uganda achieved a significant milestone towards establishing a National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory that will help the country to accurately track and report its GHG emissions and update its climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions) in line with the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement.
 

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Vital Signs Supports Harmonization of Indicators for Food Security Project

Vital Signs Supports Harmonization of Indicators for Food Security Project

  • March 12, 2020
  • Posted by: ajamah

By Everline Ndenga


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 Vital Signs Landscape Monitoring Tool Wins Award in Australia


 Vital Signs Landscape Monitoring Tool Wins Award in Australia

  • November 14, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

Trends.Earth, one of Vital Sign’s integrated landscape monitoring tools that tracks land change using earth observation, won an award during the GEO Week (4-9 November) in Canberra, Australia


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Vital Signs Supports Development of Kenya's Technical Manual for Land Use Land Cover Maps

Vital Signs Supports Development of Kenya's Technical Manual for Land Use Land Cover Maps

  • November 1, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

Every country that ratified the Paris agreement are mandated to develop national Greenhouse Gases inventories that are guided by principles laid down by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) including transparency, consistency, comparability, completeness and accuracy for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) programmes. One of the critical inputs is land use land cover maps and countries need to clearly document their processes. This forms the basis of developing a technical manual to guide land use land cover mapping for Kenya.


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Developing a Green House Gas Inventory for Kenya: The Journey & Lessons Learnt

Developing a Green House Gas Inventory for Kenya: The Journey & Lessons Learnt

  • October 24, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

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Vital Signs in Collaboration with the European Space Agency Consortium

Vital Signs in Collaboration with the European Space Agency Consortium

  • September 25, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

By Monica Noon

Scientists from the Moore Center for Science and the Vital Signs program at Conservation International are collaborating with the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) consortium to develop capacity of organizations involved in the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded Integrated Approach Pilot for Food Security (IAP-FS) in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Vital Signs Trains Nigeria Food Security Team on Effective Project Monitoring

Vital Signs Trains Nigeria Food Security Team on Effective Project Monitoring

  • September 11, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

On August 19 – 24, 2019, the Vital Signs progarm successfully trained 20 personnel of Resilient Food Systems Nigeria to effectively monitor the project’s biophysical indicators Including land cover changes, improvement in land productivity, water usage and quality, soil organic carbon and potential carbon sequestered within the project sites among other metrics. 


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Vital Signs To Commence Capacity Building Support for Rwanda on Tracking and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Vital Signs To Commence Capacity Building Support for Rwanda on Tracking and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • September 9, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

The Vital Signs program is set to begin implementation of a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded project to strengthen Rwanda’s institutional and technical capacity to track and report its progress in reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions in line with its Paris Agreement commitments.

The project, implemented under the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT), was approved on August 7, 2019 and will be executed in partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). Its key outcomes will be:


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