EACN Monthly Newsletter 

The role of women in the conservation of the Malagarasi River basin
In the traditional african setting, women are the main users of natural resources and are therefore very important in ensuring that the resources are conserved. It's with this understanding that women are being engaged in the conservation of the Malagarasi river basin in a  CEPF-funded project through the small grants programme managed by Birdlife International. Read more

Facilitating conservation through successful management of KBAs
Read more about the experience of a grantee from a recent site exchange visit which took place in Mbeya, Tanzania in October 2016. The exchange involved three grantees from Ethiopia and Zimbabwe who were hosted by Wildlife Conservation Society, Tanzania.
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Effective community engagement in conservation



In, a recently concluded site exchange visit held in Ethiopia from 22 - 25 November 2016, three CEPF grantees met to discuss best practices on effective community engagement in conservation projects.The host grantee was Lem, the Environment & Development Society of Ethiopia (Lem Ethiopia) which hosted representatives from: Organisation for Rehabilitation & Development in Amhara (ORDA) and Sustainable Natural Resource Management Association (SUNARMA). More on this visit will be published in the next bulletin.
Enhancing climate change resilience for biodiversity & ecosystem services
ACNR - Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda, has began the implementation of its CEPF-funded project which focuses on climate change resilience in Great Lakes Region Watershed. A scientific approach is being used to collect soil and sediments for analysis of the sources of sediments in rivers and lakes. The areas of focus are the Rusizi River and Lake Kivu catchments. This process started with soil and sediment finger printing which took place early in November. Read more


Opportunities and Resources

What: The Genesis Charitable Trust Grants
These grants are given to non-profit organisations in developing countries with an aim to help individuals and communities improve their standards of living. 
Deadline: Ongoing

What: The Africa Green Fund
This is a social and environmental welfare fund that was established to enable secure and transparent financial funding of environmental and development projects within Southern Africa.
Deadline: Ongoing
What: WWF Reforestation grants
This grant program focuses on supporting communities in regaining ecological intergrity and enhancing human well being in degraded and deforested landscapes through forest restoration.
Deadline: 1 February 2017
What: The Pollination Project grants
Grants are provided for projects that focus on climate change education and advocacy, water access and conservation, environmental justice among others.
Deadline: Ongoing
Visit the TBA bulletin board and the Capacity for Conservation website for more opportunities
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