Environmental conservation: species and habitats

Habitat restoration and conservation, not only enhances species diversity but offers various socioeconomic benefits to communities and cities. Healthy habitats enhance urban environments, livelihoods and quality of life. A community is as resilient as its habitats.

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Against a backdrop of a global pandemic and natural disasters, the need for climate action is even more urgent. Adaptation and resilience to climate change is vital so as to ensure efforts that minimize future risks and enhance action are put forward and prioritized. Innovation around climate action seeks to adapt and mitigate climate change in novel ways that can offer socio-economic benefits to communities protect the environment and enhance livelihoods

Climate action: Adaptation, Mitigation and Innovation


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Sustainable food systems: Ecological agriculture, Food security and nutrition

Food production and supply systems are an essential part of any community. Good systems ensure that populations have adequate nutrition while keeping negative environmental effects minimumal. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought to light the need for localized food systems and the value of traditional African vegetables, for instance. Kitchen gardens were and still are at the fore front of supporting a sustainable food system in a household level.

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Dr Amusa sampling elephant dung at Omo forest reserve
Roots of a mangrove at the coast of Kenya

Communities are custodians of the environment and play a critical role in the protection, sustainable use and management of species and habitats. They also drive change, and their actions, can mean presence or absence of resilience and adaptation at local levels, and often generate solutions that can be replicated at larger scales.

Communities: Site action, research and capacity building

Some of the local community scouts and rangers involved in the project

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