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CALL FOR PROGRAM RELATED INVESTMENTS (PRI) PROPOSALS

To complement over a dozen years of grantmaking in the US Southwest, the Christensen Fund is inviting qualified social enterprises and quadruple bottom line projects to submit a proposal for funding from its Program Related Investments pilot. We are particularly interested in those institutions with a successful track record of establishing an enterprise or business. […]

Nature Based Solutions for Mental Health

IUCN World Conservation Congress  –   The paradox that many of us working on environmental issues know too well is that for all our talk about Nature, we spend very little time in it. Most of our time is spent behind blue screens rather than under blue skies or on blue seas.
At an experiential level I […]

Declaration of the Farmers Forum for Organic and Ecological Agriculture

On October 7th, 2015, small-scale farmers and representatives of farmers’ organizations from around Africa gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the 3rd African Organic Agriculture Conference, where they committed to paper a “Declaration of the Farmers Forum for Organic and Ecological Agriculture.” The participants–who included peasants, local communities, family farmers, pastoralists, fish and livestock breeders, and […]

Biocultural Community Protocols

The legal landscape of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities is coalescing around the protection of their traditional knowledge and genetic resources. In contexts such as access and benefit sharing (ABS) and Ethical BioTrade, there are effective new tools such as community protocols that can help begin the process of relationship-building between researchers, […]

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