Ten more countries join Japan-UNDP biodiversity partnership
UNDP press release, 27 June 2013

NEW YORK, USA: Communities in Bhutan, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Mongolia, Namibia and Niger will join the second phase of the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS), a partnership between the government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), bringing the number of involved countries to twenty. The programme promotes inclusive, community-based approaches to the sustainable development of landscapes and seascapes, incorporating support for biodiversity conservation, human security, in particular food security, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Communities in Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Fiji, India, Malawi, Nepal, Slovakia and Turkey are already involved in designing and implementing landscape strategies for the realization of “societies in harmony with nature”, as defined in the vision of the Satoyama Initiative. The programme is implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the UN University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Read the press release … Visit the COMDEKS project website … Read the COMDEKS newsletter …

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