Equity & Livelihoods

Promoting community-based enterprises utilising traditional medicinal resources.

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Traditional Knowledge

Promoting the documentation, validation, transfer and protection of traditional knowledge.

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Nutrition & Health

Promoting the nutritional value of biodiversity in selected ecosystems and agricultural landscapes.

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Health and Biodiversity

International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods “Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity

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Reflection of the Community-to-Community Exchange in India

Shared by the World Indigenous Network (WIN)  Upon return to Bangalore, the three groups reconvened and welcomed new participants from across India, including traditional healers, researchers, Ayurvedic doctors, and policymakers. After reporting on field trip visit learnings, participants participated in a variety of lectures and panel discussions around ABS and traditional knowledge over the course

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August

“On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, I call on the international community to ensure that they are not left behind. To create a better, more equitable future, let us commit to do more to improve the health and well-being of indigenous peoples. ” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “Every year, 9 August is commemorated

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Community-to-Community Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop for Traditional Knowledge Holders on ABS

(c) Muliru Farmers Conservation Group, Equator Prize Winner 2010, Kenya From 28 September to 4 October 2015, the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative (coordinated by UNU-IAS) jointly with the multi-donor funded ABS Capacity Development Initiative, the Transdisciplinary University (TDU) of the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Tradition (FRLHT), the UNDP Equator Initiative, the

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Mainstreaming biodiversity, food and nutrition into development policies

During the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) parties along with the international community including partners of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative discussed about the role of biodiversity for sustainable development. In line with this COP’s theme ‘Biodiversity for Sustainable Development’ participating

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Taking action for conservation and livelihoods at the local level

The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, a Cape Town based non-governmental organisation, jointly with herbalists and other partners launched Herbanisation – an open access, medicinal street garden project in 2012. The underlying idea is to create livelihood options for local Rasta and Khoi herbalists by upgrading degraded streets capes in economically marginalised areas marked by high unemployment

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How our quality of life and wellbeing are dependent on biodiversity

Biodiversity lays the foundation for human survival and development by providing non-material and material benefits benefits. While material benefits of biodiversity such as clean air and food have been acknowledged by the international community since more than two decades at 1992 Rio Earth Summit, non-material benefits have not received enough attention yet. The Biodiversity and

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Follow the last sessions of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 on-line

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – a key global forum on protected areas – is coming to an end. Since 12 November 2014 over 5,000 participants from governments, international organisations, civil society organisations, community based organisations, the private sector and academia have gathered to join the Congress in Sydney. In light of this year’s

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