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The Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) is a women-led, climate resilient agro-ecological farming model that focuses on land and soil restoration, livelihood security enhancement and women farmers’ empowerment. In particular, this organization focuses on women living in farmer households and mainstreams them as agents of sustainable farming. This model encourages these women to gain cultivation rights from their families, cultivate the land and sell its produce.
Swayam Shikshan Prayog empowers grassroots women’s collectives to move from “Margin to Mainstream”. Over two decades, we have built robust partnership eco-systems that enable women’s entrepreneurship and leadership in sustainable development. Climate resilience farming model repositions women as farmers and bearers of the knowledge, enabling them to make informed decisions related to what to grow, what to consume and how much to sell.
Promoting climate-resilient farming models for women farmers in India

The Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) is a women-led, climate resilient agro-ecological farming model that focuses on land and soil restoration, livelihood security enhancement and women farmers’ empowerment. In particular, this organization focuses on women living in farmer households and mainstreams them as agents of sustainable farming. This model encourages these women to gain cultivation rights from their families, cultivate the land and sell its produce.
Swayam Shikshan Prayog empowers grassroots women’s collectives to move from “Margin to Mainstream”. Over two decades, we have built robust partnership eco-systems that enable women’s entrepreneurship and leadership in sustainable development. Climate resilience farming model repositions women as farmers and bearers of the knowledge, enabling them to make informed decisions related to what to grow, what to consume and how much to sell.

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The Community Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation (CIBIC) is an organization that addresses poaching and encroachments in Bwindi National Park in Uganda. To date, the initiative has supported over 10,000 people in agri-business enterprises and community tourism.
Promoting alternative livelihoods for Batwa Pygmies in Uganda

The Community Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation (CIBIC) is an organization that addresses poaching and encroachments in Bwindi National Park in Uganda. To date, the initiative has supported over 10,000 people in agri-business enterprises and community tourism.

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Social innovation camps provide a collaborative space for citizens, civil society, academia, technical experts, government officials, international development partners, and others to share their respective skills, experiences and expertise while working together on solving complex challenges. Most importantly, they provide a participatory platform for young men and women directly affected by problems to innovate and co-design solutions to these complex challenges. Therefore, it’s a win-win situation whereby the quality of living for local populations, especially vulnerable ones, is enhanced, and jobs are created for unemployed youth.
Knowledge Exchanges between Egypt and Somalia on Design Thinking Techniques

Social innovation camps provide a collaborative space for citizens, civil society, academia, technical experts, government officials, international development partners, and others to share their respective skills, experiences and expertise while working together on solving complex challenges. Most importantly, they provide a participatory platform for young men and women directly affected by problems to innovate and co-design solutions to these complex challenges. Therefore, it’s a win-win situation whereby the quality of living for local populations, especially vulnerable ones, is enhanced, and jobs are created for unemployed youth.

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Amrita Bhoomi is a farmer-to-farmer training center where farmers can build agricultural models of autonomy in rural India. In particular, the center focuses on providing farmer-to-farmer training on agroecology and seed conservation. The center was established by farmers – it is a space where farmers, women and the youth can create and learn about ecological and socially just alternatives for autonomy in farming and food. Amrita Bhoomi is also a key ally of the Zero Budget Natural Farming agroecology movement within South Asia.
Farmer-to-Farmer Training Center focusing on Agroecology and Seed Conservation

Amrita Bhoomi is a farmer-to-farmer training center where farmers can build agricultural models of autonomy in rural India. In particular, the center focuses on providing farmer-to-farmer training on agroecology and seed conservation. The center was established by farmers – it is a space where farmers, women and the youth can create and learn about ecological and socially just alternatives for autonomy in farming and food. Amrita Bhoomi is also a key ally of the Zero Budget Natural Farming agroecology movement within South Asia.

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The African Research Association Managing Development in Nigeria (ARADIN) has been conducting ethnobotanical and socio-economic research, community forestry and environmental restoration using participatory research and community-driven development approach. ARADIN is currently working with over 19 communities in four Local Government Areas in northern, central and southern Cross River State in Nigeria.
Protecting forests through community based forest monitoring in Nigeria

The African Research Association Managing Development in Nigeria (ARADIN) has been conducting ethnobotanical and socio-economic research, community forestry and environmental restoration using participatory research and community-driven development approach. ARADIN is currently working with over 19 communities in four Local Government Areas in northern, central and southern Cross River State in Nigeria.

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The Tayap Eco-Orchards (TEO) project is located in Tayap Village in Cameroon. The project focuses on protecting endangered environment surrounding Tayap Village by reducing deforestation and land degradation. This initiative is led by a local farmers’ association, TEO, which combines climate change mitigation strategies and alternative and sustainable revenue generation through the implementation of an agroforestry system. This system is based on sustainable agricultural practices and works to diversify the local economy through eco-tourism activities. The project also focuses on the inclusion and engagement of women and the youth.
Strengthening agroforestry and integrated rural development in Cameroon

The Tayap Eco-Orchards (TEO) project is located in Tayap Village in Cameroon. The project focuses on protecting endangered environment surrounding Tayap Village by reducing deforestation and land degradation. This initiative is led by a local farmers’ association, TEO, which combines climate change mitigation strategies and alternative and sustainable revenue generation through the implementation of an agroforestry system. This system is based on sustainable agricultural practices and works to diversify the local economy through eco-tourism activities. The project also focuses on the inclusion and engagement of women and the youth.

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The International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development in Cameroon (ICENECDEV) empowers people to protect the environment and improve sustainable livelihood. In particular, ICENECDEV is building a global grassroots movement to raise environmental awareness, promote education and support community development by sharing practical ways in which people are addressing environmental issues and improving sustainable livelihoods. In this regard, ICENECDEV has established a training program to improve vegetable farming for women. The project aims to enhance the livelihoods of rural women farmers in 8 villages by improving literacy and agricultural farming.
Establishing a training network to improve vegetable farming for women in Cameroon

The International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development in Cameroon (ICENECDEV) empowers people to protect the environment and improve sustainable livelihood. In particular, ICENECDEV is building a global grassroots movement to raise environmental awareness, promote education and support community development by sharing practical ways in which people are addressing environmental issues and improving sustainable livelihoods. In this regard, ICENECDEV has established a training program to improve vegetable farming for women. The project aims to enhance the livelihoods of rural women farmers in 8 villages by improving literacy and agricultural farming.

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The project aims to foster Uganda’s peace and development by reviving positive cultural values, attributes and behavior. Obuntubulamu not only forms a building block to national values and identity but it also harnesses the social integration and endeavors to preserve local relationships in the Ugandan society. The word is a social code of conduct directly related with many human virtues, such as Ensonyi (honour/dignity); Obugunjufu (intelligence/knowledgeable); Obwetoowaze (humility, respect for others); Okufaayo (empathy); Obuyonjo (good hygiene); Obuvunanyizibwa (responsibility); Okweyimirizaawo (self-reliance); Empisa (good moral conduct); Obukulembeze (leadership); Obweerufu (transparency); Obwesimbu (integrity); and Amazima (honesty).
Obuntubulamu: Promoting Peace and Development in Uganda through cultural values

The project aims to foster Uganda’s peace and development by reviving positive cultural values, attributes and behavior. Obuntubulamu not only forms a building block to national values and identity but it also harnesses the social integration and endeavors to preserve local relationships in the Ugandan society. The word is a social code of conduct directly related with many human virtues, such as Ensonyi (honour/dignity); Obugunjufu (intelligence/knowledgeable); Obwetoowaze (humility, respect for others); Okufaayo (empathy); Obuyonjo (good hygiene); Obuvunanyizibwa (responsibility); Okweyimirizaawo (self-reliance); Empisa (good moral conduct); Obukulembeze (leadership); Obweerufu (transparency); Obwesimbu (integrity); and Amazima (honesty).

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The UN Development Programme's Small Grants Programme (SGP) supported the Placencia Producers Cooperative Society Limited (PPCSL) in Belize, specifically to implement a seaweed cultivation project. The project was a local success with replication and upscaling occurring nationally and regionally.

In 2015, for example, PPCSL hosted six fishermen from Colombia who were interested in visiting the farms in Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve in Belize to learn about seaweed cultivation. In 2017, PPCSL hosted a delegation from Cuba, where seaweed farming is also being replicated as a sustainable nature-based solution.
Promoting seaweed farming as a sustainable enterprise in Belize, Colombia and Cuba

The UN Development Programme's Small Grants Programme (SGP) supported the Placencia Producers Cooperative Society Limited (PPCSL) in Belize, specifically to implement a seaweed cultivation project. The project was a local success with replication and upscaling occurring nationally and regionally.

In 2015, for example, PPCSL hosted six fishermen from Colombia who were interested in visiting the farms in Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve in Belize to learn about seaweed cultivation. In 2017, PPCSL hosted a delegation from Cuba, where seaweed farming is also being replicated as a sustainable nature-based solution.

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