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Uganda supports gender-responsive biodiversity conservation

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Uganda, a country renowned for its rich biodiversity, is taking strides to integrate gender considerations into its national policies, plans and programmes to implement its obligations under the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. The efforts by Uganda are said to be contributing to the ongoing global effort to achieve gender equity and equality, as reflected in the ...

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GEF/UNDP scheme fosters resilience, tackles food insecurity

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced the implementation of a programme aimed at promoting the sustainable management and resilience of ecosystems as a means to address food insecurity. Titled “Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa”, the project involves states in the nation’s North East, North West ...

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Indian village plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

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Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. That’s right, every time a little girl is born in Piplantri, 111 trees are planted in her honor! In most Indian villages, the birth of a daughter ...

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Mexico pioneers input in emerging gender-responsive biodiversity policy

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For three days from Monday, February 15 to Wednesday, 17 February 2016 in Mexico City, over 65 women and men working on issues related to gender and biodiversity in Mexico came together to share experiences and provide input into the development of a gender-responsive National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). Mexico is said to be the first pilot country ...

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How Paris Agreement empowers women to act on climate

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Governments, institutions and agencies are increasingly considering ways in which women and gender considerations can be better integrated into climate action planning. The Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals agreed last year are said to be accelerating this trend, according to a IUCN Global Gender Office Analysis Women around the world, particularly rural woman, experience energy poverty more ...

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Group lists 30 food, agriculture influential women

Ertharin Cousin

According to Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, the organisation is inspired by hundreds of women, who are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators – described as the backbone of the world’s food systems. Her words: “In fact, on average, women represent 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force, according to ...

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Giving a voice to the ‘missing’ women in India’s climate plans

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Women have the power to put India on the course to a green sustainable future, specifically, poor rural women working in the agriculture sector. India’s economy is predominately agrarian and increasingly female dominated. 80% of all economically-active women are employed by the agricultural sector. As men are migrating to urban areas for employment opportunities, partly as farming is now a more risky ...

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Female drivers preferred in Lagos waste evacuation scheme

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has unfolded plans to recruit more female drivers for its waste evacuation trucks following the success of an experiment it conducted with the first set of female drivers. According to the LAWMA Managing Director, Ola Oresanya, the 46 female drivers initially engaged to drive the waste evacuation trucks have shown an uncommon tenderness in ...

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