UNEP Ecosystem Management Programme – A new approach to sustainability

The UNEP Ecosystem Management Programme aims to transform sector-based environmental management into an ecosystem-based approach that integrates forests, land, freshwater, and coastal ecosystems where they impact upon the overall delivery of ecosystem services. The new programme is guided by five major interlinked elements: human well-being, indirect and direct drivers of change, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem […]

McKnight Foundation CCRP (Collaborative Crop Research Programme) Call for Concept Notes

The McKnight Foundation CCRP ( Collaborative Crop Research Programme) has issued two calls for concept notes within the West Africa and East and Horn of Africa specifically East Africa (Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia) and the other West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger). Potential themes per region are : East Africa Themes: Increasing cropping system […]

Ashoka's Changemakers Announces Global Competition for Innovations to Improve Rural and Farming Communities

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and  Ashoka’s Changemakers  has launched “Cultivating Innovation: Solutions for Rural Communities,” a new collaborative competition designed to find innovative solutions that help to improve the quality of life in rural and farming communities. The competition is open to all types of organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, […]