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Promoting Community Conservation Resilience

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The aim of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community conservation. The project will document and review the findings of bottom-up, participatory assessments in at least 20 countries of the resilience of community conservation initiatives and the support that should be provided to strengthen these initiatives. The results of the assessment will be widely disseminated and fed into the deliberations of the CBD and related international policy processes through an active outreach and advocacy campaign. The expected outcome is significantly increased and more appropriate legal, political, financial and other forms of support for community conservation initiatives that reflect the recommendations of communities themselves.

State of implementation/results

  • 33 community conservation resilience assessments in ten different countries were completed.
  • Additional community conservation resilience assessments have started in twelve additional countries.
  • 35 communities are currently being supported to perform an in-depth participatory assessment of the resilience of their biocultural approaches and conservation and restoration initiatives.
  • Six national capacity-building workshops were organized with more than 270 community members.
  • The outcomes of the 2015 and 2016 CCRI assessments have been translated into concrete policy proposals targeting national and international decision-makers, including the Parties to the CBD.

Project data

Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
Global Forest Coalition - Paraguay

Partner institution(s):
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Alliance (CBD Alliance), Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF), Natural Justice

BMU grant:
€ 2,158,960.08

03/2015 till 04/2019


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