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Groundwater is Important in Addressing Water Insecurity in sub- Saharan Africa

Groundwater resources are important sources of drinking water in Africa, and they are extremely important in sustaining livelihoods and supporting a diverse range of agricultural and commercial activities. Groundwater has a significant role in improving people’s health in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Gender Equality Today For a Sustainable Tomorrow: International Women’s Day Message

On this International Women’s Day (IWD) and every day, the members of ABCG join our colleagues and friends in applauding and lauding the critical role women play in climate change mitigation, land, and natural resource management and universally to their contributions to sustainable development and society in general.

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ABCG welcomes Marivonne Rubina “Ruby” James as its new Director

As ABCG evolves into an African-led platform, Ruby will play an essential role in expanding ABCG’s resource portfolios, and building and managing cross-sector partnerships. She infuses new energy and fresh perspectives to the collaborative ABCG effort as we mobilize to design ABCG’s unique approach to mainstreaming biodiversity into Africa’s economic development in 2022.

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What are the next steps post COP26: Are we on the right track?

We strongly believe that the UN Climate Change Conference and subsequent meetings are necessary and worthwhile to helping achieve some of ABCG’s biggest objectives, including mainstreaming biodiversity considerations into economic development at the community level in African countries, reaching women and youth. We are particularly encouraged by private sector commitments, as well as climate financing, pledged to advance the roles and rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.

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Influencing Policies, Planning and Funding for integrated Freshwater Conservation and WASH Approaches

Across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people lack access to clean water and sanitation. ABCG and multisectoral partners strive to reduce watershed degradation and pollution which is designed to conserve freshwater ecosystems and improve efficient use of dwindling water resources due to climate change. The aim is to increase access to clean water and improved human health.

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Integrating Population, Health, and Environment into Community-Centered Conservation Work in Tanzania

Theory of change (TOC) of integrating family planning with biodiversity conservation is aimed in building a resilience of families, with the assumption that when people access to family planning will help them improve access to food security, improved livelihood by providing linkages to livelihood intensities, and provide better education to their children

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Freshwater Conservation and WASH

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ABCG Annual Report 2020

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the activities implemented in the annual period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…

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JGI Partners with IAIA to Inspire and Support Indigenous Youth

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA’s Roots & Shoots youth program recently announced our exciting partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in …

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We Are a Part of Nature: Roots & Shoots Partners with Children & Nature Network

The Jane Goodall Institute is proud to announce a new partnership between our Roots & Shoots youth program and the Children & Nature Network! These …

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