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February 7, 2020

Women in Sri Lanka (Shehani Peris, UNDP)

Over the years, the UN-REDD Programme has supported countries in integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into the design and implementation of REDD+ actions. This support incorporates gender and women’s empowerment across REDD+ thematic areas, including stakeholder engagement, policies and m...

During the development of Colombia’s Strategy for the Integral Control of Deforestation and Forest Management in 2018, indigenous organizations prioritized reducing deforestation and restoring degraded areas in their territories. This was also a key area of focus in discussions around the new National Development Plan (2018 - 2022), wherein t...

February 6, 2020

Participants of the REDD+ Academy training in Kenya 

National REDD+ Academy training events use the methodology and expertise codified in the UN-REDD Programme’s REDD+ Academy curriculum to build capacity and understanding for key stakeholders on REDD+ implementation through a long-term, sustainable learning experience, adapted to the specific...

Environment of the Jovai Teju community in Paraguay (Photo by: Leti Galeano)

Imagine a forest that covered half of your entire country. A biodiverse forest which supports thousands of species from giant anteaters to armadillos to jaguars. A forest that is home to diverse peoples and cultures -- and one of world’s last uncontacted tribes.

That f...

February 3, 2020

”I worked for four months in my cocoa plantation, earning $300. With that, I’ll have to live for four months, until my cocoa trees have produced another two batches of beans.”

Bamba Ibrahim, cocoa farmer

This is Bamba Ibrahim, a 35-year-old cocoa farmer in Agboville in the Ivory Coast. He grew up in a family of cocoa farmers, helping his family...

February 3, 2020

Hay un sentimiento generalizado entre muchos nigerianos que viven cerca del río en el estado de Cross River: «un manglar, mil esperanzas». «Como sabe cualquiera que cocine pescado a la brasa, la mejor leña es la que viene de los manglares», opina Idem Williamson, un vecino de la comunidad de Esierebom, en dicho estado. «Pero al talar los árbo...

February 3, 2020

One mangrove, a thousand hopes is a sentiment common to many Nigerians living near the river in Cross River State. “Mangroves provide the best firewood, as people who roast fish know,” says Idem Williamson, a villager living in Eseriebom community in Cross River State. “But by cutting the wood, the mangroves disappeared. And without the mangr...

February 3, 2020

«Los asistentes se retrasan por culpa de la lluvia», afirma el jefe. «La temporada de lluvias tendría que haberse acabado ya, pero este año se está prolongando debido al cambio climático». 

Estamos en Iko Esai, una aldea remota del sur de Nigeria. Después de tres horas de viaje por carreteras embarradas y resbaladizas, hemos llegado a casa del...

January 22, 2020

«Los bosques nos aportan cosas muy importantes: medicinas, aire limpio y lluvia. Nuestra contribución a conservar los bosques es hablar con nuestras comunidades para que sepan lo importantes que son y por qué tienen que repoblarlos y restaurarlos».

Noar Natolo y Scovia Bulyaba son parte de la comunidad Nagojje, residen en el bosque Mabira (Uga...

January 22, 2020

La niebla matutina se eleva lentamente por encima de las montañas cubiertas de verde. Lo Lo May se echa a la espalda su cesta de mimbre y se dirige al bosque que rodea su aldea, Chu Kan Ho, junto con su hermana y las demás mujeres de la localidad. Tiene 33 años, es madre de tres hijos y pertenece a la minoría étnica Dao, cuyas vidas están ínt...

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