Equator Prize Winner News

Equator Prize 2010 Winner San Crisanto in the News

From 5 to 14 August, 2016, Equator Prize 2010 winner San Crisanto Foundation (Mexico) is participating in its annual Festival del Coco, which it established in 2002. The Festival was created as a community response to counter the loss of coconut trees and the fall of the coconut market. During … Continue reading

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Voices from our Equator Prize winners

Representatives from Equator Prize winning communities who participated in the Community-to-Community Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop for Traditional Knowledge Holders held in Bangalore, India in September /October 2015 share their thoughts on their work, access and benefit sharing (ABS), and the value of knowledge exchanges. The speakers in order … Continue reading

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Updates from the TRY Oyster Women’s Association

The TRY Oyster Women’s Association, Equator Prize 2012 winner from the Gambia, continues to be active and engaged with issues affecting women oyster harvesters and their families in Gambia. Following are some of the activities undertaken during 2015:

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Community Spotlight: News from Ecuador GreenCrowds: the first crowdfunding platform for sustainable community based enterprises

Ecuador Green Crowds

The GEF Small Grants Programme Ecuador is launching the first crowdfunding platform for community based enterprises in Ecuador. This tool seeks … Continue reading

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Equator Prize winners’ interventions during high-level segments at COP 12

Throughout UNCCD COP 12 in Ankara, Turkey, delegates met in dialogues on land rights, the incentives for investment in SLM, and framing of legislation to protect and rehabilitate land.

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Workshop with 2014 Equator Prize winners for Sustainable Land Management, UNCCD CoP 12, Ankara

A two day workshop (12-13 October) hosted by the Equator Initiative was held with the 2014 Equator Prize winners for Sustainable Land Management to take stock of the year’s work, and to share the experience of the peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges.  Discussions focused on the impact of winning the … Continue reading

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

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

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