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WWD17: Strengthening collaboration to reduce disaster risk

Hurricane Matthew

On Thursday, 02 February 2017, the world celebrated its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play beyond their biological role, a key part in helping people cope with disasters. Yet wetlands are said to be in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction ...

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GEF/UNDP scheme fosters resilience, tackles food insecurity

Hajia Salamatu Garba

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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