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October 18, 2018 As the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) took place in New York, a group of experts convened in Nairobi from September 24th to 26th 2018 for a consultation meeting on Sustainable Inland and Marine Aquaculture in Africa.

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By Mike Olendo

November 30, 2018 – Conservation International’s Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) Kenya participated in a Regional Climate Change Policy Dialogue convened by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in the Kingdom of Eswatini from 12 - 16 November 2018.

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By Everline Ndenga & Tom Kemboi

November 21, 2018—The Integrated Approach Program (IAP) on food security (GEF-IAP-FS project) is a project funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to enhance food security in smallholder systems in sub Saharan Africa by advancing a holistic approach towards agricultural productivity.  

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Vital Signs Meets Key Partners in Ethiopia

  • November 28, 2018
  • Posted by: ajamah

By Tom Kemboi & Everline Ndenga

November 21, 2018—Acknowledging the importance of partnerships, Conservation International’s Vital Signs Program staff Tom Kemboi and Everline Ndenga met with officials of David & Lucile Packard Foundation, one of our valuable donors, and the World Vision Ethiopia, a key partner in implementation of projects, to discuss results of a recent Needs Assessment study as well as potential projects and funding opportunities.

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By Victor Esendi

The Paris Agreement on climate change is based on an enhanced transparency framework for tracking and reporting the progress of existing and future country commitments to addressing the phenomenon, with built-in flexibility included for  non-Annex 1  countries that are deemed most vulnerable to climate change impacts.

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On November 6, 2018, the Vital Signs program of Conservation International in partnership with the Africa Innovations Institute (AFRII) and the government of Uganda convened stakeholders to discuss the preliminary results of an analysis of some of Uganda’s key natural areas and their role in realizing the country’s sustainable development and climate action targets.

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Vital Signs and Uganda Government Launch CBIT project

  • October 10, 2018
  • Posted by: ajamah

October 3, 2018—Conservation International’s Vital Signs program and Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE) have launched a project to strengthen the country’s institutional and technical capacity to track and report on its progress in achieving its targets against climate change in line with the Paris Agreement.

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Vital Signs and Rwanda Environment Management Authority Host CBIT Inception and Stakeholders Consultation Workshop

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Conservation International in RIC2018: Space Science for Sustainable Development

Conservation International actively took part in both the pre-conference training and the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development International Conference (RIC2018) held at Nairobi between 12th and 17th August 2018. The theme of the conference was “Space Science for Sustainable Development” The Cabinet Secretary for Lands Farida Karoney presided over the opening of the event.

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On July 26th 2018, Conservation International Vital Signs Programme organized a partner’s meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel, in Dares Salaam. The meeting discussions centered on how data science tools can drive sustainable development, and  increasing the application of Vital Signs tools (Resilience Atlas, and Trends.Earth) to guide policy and practices towards increased sustainable production in Tanzania.

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