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Apr 28, 2016

The 8th UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Donor Steering Group Meeting convened in Vientiane, Lao PDR, on 28 April 2016. The meeting was attended by donor representatives from Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the European Union, as well as the United Nations...

Mar 08, 2016

Pledge For Parity is the campaign theme of International Women's Day, being celebrated today, 8 March 2016. UNEP’s Michael Stanley-Jones and his colleagues at the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) are honoring this pledge by helping the newly-formed Hera Community Initiative, a rural women’s...

Mar 02, 2016

Bunda District in Tanzania invests in sustainable fisheries With Lake Victoria being overfished and environmental and ecosystems degradation widespread, sustainable fisheries is a key concern that impacts livelihoods and natural resources in Bunda district, Tanzania. Based on recommendations...

Mar 02, 2016

The artisanal fishery sector in Mauritania is an important sector from a poverty-environment and gender perspective. Currently artisanal fishermen/women work in harsh conditions and with rudimentary tools resulting in poor catches, poor quality of the end products and as a consequence low...

Mar 02, 2016

Rwanda’s Environment Management Authority (REMA) together with the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) has worked together with the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) to green Rwanda’s 30 district development plans. The tools used for greening the plans have included, among others...

Nov 13, 2015

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (13 November 2015) – The conference “Gender Equality and Sustainable Development for Transformative Change” took place on 12-13 November 2015 at the American University of Central Asia.   The conference focused on the agenda of sustainable development up to 2030. It ...

Oct 15, 2015

Women form a large proportion of agricultural labor force in sub-Saharan Africa and thus play a vital role in ensuring family nutrition and food security. In eastern and southern Africa, agriculture continues to be a key engine for...

Sep 25, 2015

NEW YORK – Environment ministers and representatives from governments, international organizations, civil society and the finance sector met today to build momentum for new policies that will accelerate the transition to a more inclusive and sustainable world by supporting the 2030...

Sep 14, 2015

In December this year, as countries will gather in Paris to decide on goals and actions to tackle climate change and its far-reaching effects, the question on everybody’s mind will be one of economics – given the mounting costs that climate change poses on our economies, how can our governments...

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