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Drylands Natural Resources Centre (DNRC) is a farmer cooperative which reaches over 3,000 people. The center mainly works on dryland ecosystem’s restoration through sustainable agricultural and agroforestry practices. Among its results are increased crop yields, improved soil and water resources, and income generation. DNRC also promotes social inclusion, local empowerment and community cohesion through training at DNRC’s demonstration farm.
Restoring dryland ecosystems through agro ecological and permaculture best practices in Kenya

Drylands Natural Resources Centre (DNRC) is a farmer cooperative which reaches over 3,000 people. The center mainly works on dryland ecosystem’s restoration through sustainable agricultural and agroforestry practices. Among its results are increased crop yields, improved soil and water resources, and income generation. DNRC also promotes social inclusion, local empowerment and community cohesion through training at DNRC’s demonstration farm.

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The Association of Corporate and Family Foundations (AFE) in Colombia was created on March 2008 by 9 family and corporate foundations. Today, AFE gathers 74 of the most relevant corporate and family foundations in Colombia.
 
AFE acts as the ambassador of its members, promoting and encouraging the coordination, cooperation, social innovation, transparency and the sharing of good practices and knowledge among members and, government and other civil society actors. AFE aims to achieve greater impact through the social interventions of its members to contribute to social equity and a sustainable peace development in Colombia.

AFE developed an online geo-referenced database MAP, powered by Google Technology that consolidates complete information of AFE Foundations, promoting knowledge management among peers and other key social players. <br />

Promoting knowledge sharing among foundations in Colombia

The Association of Corporate and Family Foundations (AFE) in Colombia was created on March 2008 by 9 family and corporate foundations. Today, AFE gathers 74 of the most relevant corporate and family foundations in Colombia.
 
AFE acts as the ambassador of its members, promoting and encouraging the coordination, cooperation, social innovation, transparency and the sharing of good practices and knowledge among members and, government and other civil society actors. AFE aims to achieve greater impact through the social interventions of its members to contribute to social equity and a sustainable peace development in Colombia.

AFE developed an online geo-referenced database MAP, powered by Google Technology that consolidates complete information of AFE Foundations, promoting knowledge management among peers and other key social players. <br />

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The Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO) is an NGO based in Sri Lanka that focuses on minimizing CO2 emissions which are produced during conventional rubber production process. In particular, HEDO established five energy efficient rubber drying houses fueled by waste sawdust. The new procedure drastically reduced the vast amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the transformation process and enabled the smallholders to produce a high-quality rubber sheet, resulting in extra income. The project also utilized rubber wastewater as a source of bio-gas, converting this environmental hazard into profit.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Sri Lanka

The Human and Environment Development Organization (HEDO) is an NGO based in Sri Lanka that focuses on minimizing CO2 emissions which are produced during conventional rubber production process. In particular, HEDO established five energy efficient rubber drying houses fueled by waste sawdust. The new procedure drastically reduced the vast amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the transformation process and enabled the smallholders to produce a high-quality rubber sheet, resulting in extra income. The project also utilized rubber wastewater as a source of bio-gas, converting this environmental hazard into profit.

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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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