“To Be ‘Hawi’ Is To Be Active – Like Fire.” WATCH How One Community in Ethiopia is Being “Hawi” Against Climate Change.

The video below features Equator Prize 2012 winners from the Abrha Weatshba community in Ethiopia. It was produced by the Sustainability Institute (SI) with the generous support of the Open Society Foundation. SI’s aim is to raise awareness on the challenges facing the African Food Systems and initiating interest in doing postgraduate research on related food systems topics using transdisciplinary methodology.


To learn more, please visit foodrev.net/research-stories or sustainabilityinstitute.net. To access the case study on the Abrha Weatshba community, please click here.


Input requested for the Global Ocean Survey – Deadline Feb 12

The Nippon Foundation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have signed a partnership agreement to work together to help build capacity at the community level for improving global ocean health. Under the partnership, TNC will help the Foundation find innovative and successful practices in building capacity in communities for improving ocean … Continue reading

International Year of Pulses 2016


The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21, developed by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting of Asia indigenous peoples for the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21). This regional preparatory meeting which was organised by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on September 16-18 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand was participated by 30 selected indigenous peoples’ representatives coming from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam including representatives of regional networks of indigenous women, indigenous youth and indigenous persons with disabilities.

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WIN at COP 21 in Paris, France

UNDP Group photo

Representatives of the 21 Equator Prize 2015 winning initiatives flew to Paris, France for two weeks of events associated with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21).