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The objective of the exchange between Jamaica and Barbados was to implement a national organic inspection and certification system in Barbados, based on the Jamaica Organic Association Movement (JOAM) experience. JOAM reached out to connect the Barbadian NGO with the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), which provides training to organic inspectors, and promotes consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

JOAM also put Organic Growers and Consumers Association (OGCA) in touch with the Grenada Organic Agriculture Movement (GOAM) which extended the South-South cooperation to Grenada, and members from GOAM were able to participate in the training of future inspectors in Barbados, with support from UNDP's GEF Small Grants Program (SGP).
Establishing an organic certification system in the Caribbean, an exchange between Barbados, Jamaica, and Grenada

The objective of the exchange between Jamaica and Barbados was to implement a national organic inspection and certification system in Barbados, based on the Jamaica Organic Association Movement (JOAM) experience. JOAM reached out to connect the Barbadian NGO with the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), which provides training to organic inspectors, and promotes consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

JOAM also put Organic Growers and Consumers Association (OGCA) in touch with the Grenada Organic Agriculture Movement (GOAM) which extended the South-South cooperation to Grenada, and members from GOAM were able to participate in the training of future inspectors in Barbados, with support from UNDP's GEF Small Grants Program (SGP).

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Community-driven micro hydropower systems have proven to be a very effective solution in addressing basic needs of vulnerable groups, while contributing to climate change mitigation and environmental protection.

The Dominican Republic has experience in installing 46 community micro-hydropower systems. Due to the adaptability and replicability of the model, and based on local empowerment and multi-stakeholder cooperation, the project has great potential to be scaled through South-South cooperation. In fact, this experience has encouraged Haitian communities and institutions to start similar processes in their country.
Community-driven Micro Hydropower Systems in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Community-driven micro hydropower systems have proven to be a very effective solution in addressing basic needs of vulnerable groups, while contributing to climate change mitigation and environmental protection.

The Dominican Republic has experience in installing 46 community micro-hydropower systems. Due to the adaptability and replicability of the model, and based on local empowerment and multi-stakeholder cooperation, the project has great potential to be scaled through South-South cooperation. In fact, this experience has encouraged Haitian communities and institutions to start similar processes in their country.

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The Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy (MEGA) improved participatory approaches to community-based environmental management and governance. In particular, MEGA developed MEGA Game, which is a map-based project management and collaboration platform to help environmental organizations realize successful environmental projects within a global community. Through this initiative, MEGA was able to harness the power of gamification, specifically to spur interest and engagement regarding environmental issues. MEGA successfully connected 17 environmental NGOs in Moldova and actively engaged volunteers from diverse organizations. Through collaborative data gathering, research, awareness-raising, and on-site environmental action in three regions, these volunteers improved water management and biodiversity conservation in their communities.

Through the MEGA Game, the organization also engaged the public to be involved in climate change mitigation activities, such as forest planting. This activity won the “ClimateLaunchpad” and the “Ideas4Change” awards.
Strengthening Environmental Governance in Moldova through Community-participation and E-learning

The Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy (MEGA) improved participatory approaches to community-based environmental management and governance. In particular, MEGA developed MEGA Game, which is a map-based project management and collaboration platform to help environmental organizations realize successful environmental projects within a global community. Through this initiative, MEGA was able to harness the power of gamification, specifically to spur interest and engagement regarding environmental issues. MEGA successfully connected 17 environmental NGOs in Moldova and actively engaged volunteers from diverse organizations. Through collaborative data gathering, research, awareness-raising, and on-site environmental action in three regions, these volunteers improved water management and biodiversity conservation in their communities.

Through the MEGA Game, the organization also engaged the public to be involved in climate change mitigation activities, such as forest planting. This activity won the “ClimateLaunchpad” and the “Ideas4Change” awards.

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In July 1995 South Africa’s new parliament passed a law authorising the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The Commission, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was appointed in December 1995. The central purpose of the Commission was to promote re-conciliation and forgiveness among perpetrators and victims of apartheid by the full disclosure of truth.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa

In July 1995 South Africa’s new parliament passed a law authorising the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The Commission, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was appointed in December 1995. The central purpose of the Commission was to promote re-conciliation and forgiveness among perpetrators and victims of apartheid by the full disclosure of truth.

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Uganda has been hosting refugees and asylum seekers since achieving its independence in 1962. The country has been praised for having one of the most progressive and generous refugee laws and policy regimes in the world. In fact, the 2016 United Nations Summit for Refugees declared Uganda’s refugee policy a model. The 2006 Refugee Act and 2010 Refugee Regulations allow for integration of refugees within host communities with refugees having access to the same services (education, health, water and sanitation) as nationals. They have freedom of movement and are free to pursue livelihood opportunities, including access to the labor market and to establish businesses.

To sustain and expand this progressive and generous out-of-camp refugee approach Uganda seeks to strengthen the resilience and self-reliance of refugees and their host communities. A key challenge facing Uganda is private sector engagement, to take advantage of the growing market and to leverage the additional human capital.
The Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) Strategic Framework in support of Uganda’s Inspirational Refugee Model

Uganda has been hosting refugees and asylum seekers since achieving its independence in 1962. The country has been praised for having one of the most progressive and generous refugee laws and policy regimes in the world. In fact, the 2016 United Nations Summit for Refugees declared Uganda’s refugee policy a model. The 2006 Refugee Act and 2010 Refugee Regulations allow for integration of refugees within host communities with refugees having access to the same services (education, health, water and sanitation) as nationals. They have freedom of movement and are free to pursue livelihood opportunities, including access to the labor market and to establish businesses.

To sustain and expand this progressive and generous out-of-camp refugee approach Uganda seeks to strengthen the resilience and self-reliance of refugees and their host communities. A key challenge facing Uganda is private sector engagement, to take advantage of the growing market and to leverage the additional human capital.

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Green Gates Ecofarm tackles climate change issues by improving eco-friendly agricultural practices and biodiversity. The initiative focuses on teaching local communities about afforestation, agroforestry, aqua farming, beekeeping, and mushroom farming. <br />
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In addition to improving sustainable livelihoods of rural communities in Kenya, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to communities who face discrimination and stigma. In this regard, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to the albino community in Kenya by integrating them into conservation farming activities, specifically to address traumatic socioeconomic bias and fear.
Enhancing ecofriendly agricultural practices and biodiversity in Kenya

Green Gates Ecofarm tackles climate change issues by improving eco-friendly agricultural practices and biodiversity. The initiative focuses on teaching local communities about afforestation, agroforestry, aqua farming, beekeeping, and mushroom farming. <br />
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In addition to improving sustainable livelihoods of rural communities in Kenya, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to communities who face discrimination and stigma. In this regard, Green Gates Ecofarm provides support to the albino community in Kenya by integrating them into conservation farming activities, specifically to address traumatic socioeconomic bias and fear.

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Al Hoceima National Marine Park is rich in Mediterranean biodiversity. However, artisanal fishersmen live in a precarious socio-economic situation (such as poverty and unemployment). The artisanal fishing sector is indeed weakened by the lack of infrastructure and unsustainable human practices (such as use of driftnets, dynamite fishing, poaching, and disturbance to ospreys). In addition to this, the fishing sector is vulnerable to climate change. The combination of these factors impacts the stock of fishery resources and affects negatively the fishers’ livelihoods.

In this context, the applied solution consists of the integration of international environmental standards in fishing in accordance with the Mediterranean policies and the prohibition of use of driftnets (major cause of the decline in fish stocks) which are replaced by sustainable fishing gears (traps in Alfa and selective long-lines). The solution also supports the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for sustainable fisheries, and mobilized fishers around the eradication of the illegal fishing.

A revolving fund for the acquisition of sustainable fishing material is also part of the solution. This fund supports the maintenance of the fishing activities while making them more sustainable, thus avoiding a serious economic and social crisis.

As a result, 3,000 artisanal fishers benefited from an ecosystem-based participatory planning program to help them identify the main challenges threatening the sustainability of the fishery sector and innovative responses to tackle theses challenges. The fishers now play a key role as a part of a Monitoring and Surveillance Committee which is in charge of the fight against illegal fishing in the Marine Park of Al Hoceima.
Strengthening Sustainable Management of Marine Resources in Morocco

Al Hoceima National Marine Park is rich in Mediterranean biodiversity. However, artisanal fishersmen live in a precarious socio-economic situation (such as poverty and unemployment). The artisanal fishing sector is indeed weakened by the lack of infrastructure and unsustainable human practices (such as use of driftnets, dynamite fishing, poaching, and disturbance to ospreys). In addition to this, the fishing sector is vulnerable to climate change. The combination of these factors impacts the stock of fishery resources and affects negatively the fishers’ livelihoods.

In this context, the applied solution consists of the integration of international environmental standards in fishing in accordance with the Mediterranean policies and the prohibition of use of driftnets (major cause of the decline in fish stocks) which are replaced by sustainable fishing gears (traps in Alfa and selective long-lines). The solution also supports the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for sustainable fisheries, and mobilized fishers around the eradication of the illegal fishing.

A revolving fund for the acquisition of sustainable fishing material is also part of the solution. This fund supports the maintenance of the fishing activities while making them more sustainable, thus avoiding a serious economic and social crisis.

As a result, 3,000 artisanal fishers benefited from an ecosystem-based participatory planning program to help them identify the main challenges threatening the sustainability of the fishery sector and innovative responses to tackle theses challenges. The fishers now play a key role as a part of a Monitoring and Surveillance Committee which is in charge of the fight against illegal fishing in the Marine Park of Al Hoceima.

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As one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, Rwanda is acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead. For this reason, the country established a groundbreaking investment fund to support green projects that can realize Rwanda’s vision of becoming a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by 2050. The fund has created over 100,000 jobs and mobilized around US$100 million and is a leading example of climate financing for the achievement of the SDGs.
Building a Green Economy through Rwanda’s Green Fund

As one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, Rwanda is acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead. For this reason, the country established a groundbreaking investment fund to support green projects that can realize Rwanda’s vision of becoming a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by 2050. The fund has created over 100,000 jobs and mobilized around US$100 million and is a leading example of climate financing for the achievement of the SDGs.

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This solution helped transform the waste management of hospitals in Nepal towards a safe and environmental system using awareness and capacity building of the public through training and media campaigns, as well as training of healthcare practitioners. Three model hospitals inspired others to consider safer and environmentally sound ways to deal with hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste. All activities combined contributed to the enactment and implementation of national waste management policies across the healthcare sector, and resulted in three international and national awards.
Safe and environmentally friendly medical waste management in Nepal

This solution helped transform the waste management of hospitals in Nepal towards a safe and environmental system using awareness and capacity building of the public through training and media campaigns, as well as training of healthcare practitioners. Three model hospitals inspired others to consider safer and environmentally sound ways to deal with hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste. All activities combined contributed to the enactment and implementation of national waste management policies across the healthcare sector, and resulted in three international and national awards.

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