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Vital Signs Joins Partners in Uganda's NDC Partnership Plan Launch

Vital Signs Joins Partners in Uganda's NDC Partnership Plan Launch

  • July 3, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

On 26th June 2018, Conservation International (CI) through its Vital Signs Program joined in the launch of Uganda’s National Determined Contribution Partnership Plan.


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Soils and Climate Suitability for Cassava Production in Uganda

Soils and Climate Suitability for Cassava Production in Uganda

  • June 21, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

By David Akodi, Africa Innovation Institute, Kampala

The Vital Signs monitoring system has been collecting and integrating agricultural, environmental  and livelihoods data in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana; to provide decision support tools to policy makers, businesses and farmers to influence development in a way that protects the environment, while also improving human wellbeing.


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Participatory Analysis of Vital Signs Data Kicks Off In Rwanda

Participatory Analysis of Vital Signs Data Kicks Off In Rwanda

  • June 12, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

By Madeleine Nyiratuza


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Vital Signs prepares a baseline assessment for Ethiopia

Vital Signs prepares a baseline assessment for Ethiopia

  • May 29, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

By Monica Nooon and Tabby Njung'e

On May 18, 2018, CI's Vital Signs organized a stakeholder workshop in Addis Ababa, to understand baseline data needs for sustainable agriculture, livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Ethiopia. The workshop brought together various stakeholders from development, research and government institutions to discuss existing datasets on agriculture, livelihoods and conservation in Ethiopia, gaps on existing data and availability of sources and quality of these data. 


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Consultant to Prepare the Project Document for a Medium Sized GEF Project in Rwanda

Consultant to Prepare the Project Document for a Medium Sized GEF Project in Rwanda

  • May 3, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

Closing Date: 17th May 2018
Location: Rwanda
Electronic Submission: vitalsignsrfp[at]conservation.org
 


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Vital Signs prepares a baseline assessment for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Vital Signs prepares a baseline assessment for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • April 13, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

In March, 2018, Vital Signs in collaboration with Strong Roots Congo organized a stakeholder workshop in Bukavu, DRC. The workshop brought together various stakeholders to understand baseline data needs for sustainable agriculture, livelihoods and biodiversity conservation .This work is funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The data assessment once completed, will be used to inform programs and the government on sustainable farmer livelihood interventions in DRC as part of the Packard.


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Monitoring the Outcomes of Conservation Agreements in Nimba, Liberia

Monitoring the Outcomes of Conservation Agreements in Nimba, Liberia

  • April 9, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

In March 2018, the Vital Signs team working with Conservation International-Liberia and the Global Program Support conducted a forest monitoring trainining session for the Frontline conservationists (FCs) of East Nimba Nature Reserve(ENNR). This was in support of the CI-Liberia landscape level approach to conservation in the ENNR which not only addresses biodiversity issues but also the complexities of the interactions among local economies, agriculture and ecosystem services.


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The Vital Signs UPTAKE Fellowship Showcase in Chicago

The Vital Signs UPTAKE Fellowship Showcase in Chicago

  • March 27, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

In March, 2018 the 2nd cohort UPTAKE fellowship ended with the fellows’ showcase at the UPTAKE HQ in Chicago. The showcase involved presentations from eight data science fellows. Vital Signs was represented by the Vital Signs’ Africa Field Director; Dr. Peter Alele.


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Conservation International,Vital Signs and Partners Co-host National Ocean Health Index Workshops in Tanzania and Kenya

Conservation International,Vital Signs and Partners Co-host National Ocean Health Index Workshops in Tanzania and Kenya

  • February 27, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

In February 12th to 16th, Conservation International, Coastal Ocean Research and Development(CORDIO) working with the Kenya’s National Environmental Management Authority, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Resource Institute, and Tanzania’s Fisheries Education and Training Agency held two workshops in the context of the Indian Ocean Commission funded project “Asse


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Vital Signs and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to Implement the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Project in Kenya

Vital Signs and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to Implement the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Project in Kenya

  • January 9, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

On December 20th, 2017, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat approved the implementation of the medium sized project entitled Strengthening National Capacity in Kenya to Meet the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement and Supporting the Coordination of National, Regional and Global Transparency-related Activities in Kenya.”


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