ABCG Annual Report 2019

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 organizations: African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, the Jane Goodall Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature. ABCG is supported by USAID to advance understanding of critical conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

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ABCG Annual Report 2018

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 organizations: African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, the Jane Goodall Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature. ABCG is supported by USAID to advance understanding of critical conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Girls and young women carrying water from Lake Tanganyika to their village of Nkonkwa, on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. The Nature Conservancy is launching a large-scale effort in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem, with Pathfinder International and the Frankfur

ABCG Annual Report 2017

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wide Fund (WWF). ABCG is supported by USAID to advance understanding of critical conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

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ABCG Annual Report 2016

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00060. ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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ABCG Semi-Annual Report 2017

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the semiannual period from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00060. ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF).

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00060. ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). – See more at: https://abcg.org/document_details?document_id=834#sthash.wTri5NZi.dpuf

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ABCG Final Technical Report, FY 2008 – FY 2015

ABCG’s Final Technical Report for the USAID/AFR/SD Award # RLA-A-00-07-00043-00 from FY 2008 – FY 2015.  The report includes the consortium’s accomplishments from analysis and case studies, to generating and reviewing best practices and tools, policy recommendations, and sharing knowledge. Such output and outcomes were aimed at supporting USAID/AFR/SD, Africa Missions and African partner organizations to increase their effectiveness to tackle major existing and emerging threats to Africa’s biodiversity and contribute to sound development and security based on the wise use of natural resources and maintenance of ecosystem services.

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ABCG Extension Report for 2014 Annual Report

This report is an extension to the most recent ABCG Annual Technical (Program) Report to USAID, Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development, entitled: AFRICA BIODIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE GROUP FY2014 ANNUAL REPORT Fulfilling the Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) USAID/AFR/SD Award # RLA-A-00-07-00043.

ABCG was granted a six month no-cost extension to USAID’s Cooperative Agreement No. RLA-A-00-07-00043-00 for the Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program. The amendment extended the period of performance through March 31st, 2015.

This extension report, covering the period October 1st, 2014 to March 31st, 2015,  includes material deliverables as described in the 2014 ABCG Work Plan to USAID (Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, 2013), that were not concluded during the regular fiscal year spanning October 1st, 2013 to September 30th, 2014 because of a delay in the disbursement of activity funds, thus delaying work plan deliverables.

This extension report is to be referred to when using the 2014 Annual Report (Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group et al., 2014).

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Task C: Land Tenure Annual technical report 2015

A summary report of activities and output for fiscal year 2014 and 2015 extension period for TNC and JGI.

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ABCG Annual Report 2014

With funding from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program, ABCG has made excellent progress towards our mission of tackling complex and changing conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration, and bringing the best resources from across a continuum of conservation organizations to effectively and efficiently work toward a vision of an African continent where natural resources and biodiversity are securely conserved in balance with sustained human livelihoods.

The BATS program is a multi-partner USAID Bureau for Africa effort that has included International Resources Group (IRG) under the Environmental Policy and Institutional Strengthening Indefinite Quantity Contract (EPIQ II), the USDA Forest Service International Programs under an interagency agreement, Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the Capitalizing Knowledge, Connecting Communities (CK2C) project of new partner Development Alternatives, Incorporated (DAI) and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) under a cooperative agreement. While all groups had separate funding and work plans, the three entities met regularly with USAID to coordinate their activities. This report details the activities of the BATS program over the period from October 2013 through September 2014.

Overarching FY-2014 Accomplishments

ABCG organized, facilitated, and supported the following cross-task outputs in FY2014:

  • Two large thematic meetings.
  • Twelve brown bag talks.
  • More than 35 research and peer-reviewed reports.
  • Six maps to guide resource-use decisions.
  • Four workshops.

Due to unforeseen delays in fund obligations, a number of ABCG activities and deliverables were not completed by September 30, 2014. ABCG obtained a no-cost extension of the award, until March 30, 2015, to complete this work.

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ABCG Annual Report 2013

Overview

The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) is a coalition of the major US-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with field-based activities in Africa including African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). ABCG has extensive experience conducting analysis and sharing lessons learned on high priority conservation issues affecting Africa. ABCG’s mission is to tackle complex and changing conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration, and bringing the best resources from across a continuum of conservation organizations to effectively and efficiently work towards a vision of an African continent where natural resources and biodiversity are securely conserved in balance with sustained human livelihoods.

With funding from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program, ABCG has made excellent progress towards our mission of tackling complex and changing conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration, and bringing the best resources from across a continuum of conservation organizations to effectively and efficiently work toward a vision of an African continent where natural resources and biodiversity are securely conserved in balance with sustained human livelihoods.

The BATS program is a multi-partner USAID Bureau for Africa effort that has included International Resources Group (IRG) under the Environmental Policy and Institutional Strengthening Indefinite Quantity Contract (EPIQ II), the USDA Forest Service International Programs under an interagency agreement, Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the Capitalizing Knowledge, Connecting Communities (CK2C) project of new partner Development Alternatives, Incorporated (DAI) and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) under a cooperative agreement. While all groups had separate funding and work plans, the three entities met regularly with USAID to coordinate their activities. This report details the activities of the BATS program over the period from October 2012 through September 2013.

ABCG’s objectives are to:

  • Promote networking, awareness, information sharing and experience among U.S. conservation NGOs working in Africa; to encourage information exchange and idea sharing with African partners
  • Identify and analyze critical and/or emerging conservation issues in Africa as priorities for both future NGO action and donor support
  • Synthesize collective lessons from field activities and share them with a broader multi-sector community in the United States and Africa.

By accessing the wide-ranging networks of our member organizations throughout Africa, ABCG is in a unique position to support USAID Africa Missions and help build the capacity of local and national NGOs, government agencies, universities, the private sector and local communities on key environmental and development issues for the African Continent.

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