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By Tom Kiptenai, GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst 

Communities living in rangelands largely depend on these ecosystems for everything including but not limited to water, fuel, grazing grounds for their livestock, construction materials, farming, tourism among others. However, climatic conditions characterized by long droughts, and floods as well as high population increase and associated anthropogenic impacts have negatively impacted the integrity of these ecosystem. A case in point is the rangelands around the Chyulu Hills in Kenya.

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Conservation International’s Vital Signs program and the Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) have launched an initiative to develop Kenya’s first aquaculture data management platform to support growth, resilience and sustainability of the sub-sector.

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By Tom Kiptenai, GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist 

The Vital Signs program of Conservation International, Africa Field Division, has developed a detailed map of the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot to support conservation and restoration efforts. 

Using geographic information system and remote sensing, the program has produced the map depicting areas of the most biologically rich yet threatened areas in the region. The map indicates that the bulk of the hotspot falls within forest land, shrublands, grasslands and portions of land under cultivation.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

  • July 7, 2021
  • Posted by: ajamah

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: RFP No. KN0010 /2021

International Consultant to Prepare Two (2) National Full-Sized Child Project CEO Endorsement Packages in Sierra Leone and Zambia under the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded GOLD+ Program

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Request for Proposals

  • July 7, 2021
  • Posted by: ajamah

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (CBIT-REMA/AfFD/01)

International Consultancy Services to Develop Emission Factors for GHG Sectors and National GHG Inventory through a Capacity Building Approach.

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Request for Proposals

  • July 7, 2021
  • Posted by: ajamah

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: RFP No. KN008/2021 Visualizing Kenya’s Aquaculture Potential

Conservation International Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “Conservation International”), is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Visualizing Kenya’s Aquaculture Potential. 

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved a US$5.7 million project to boost the capacity of four member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to effectively track and report their progress in tackling climate change, in line with their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. The Vital Signs program is one of the Executing Partners in the project that's funded by a $4.2million grant from the GEF and $1.54 million co-finance from partners.

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A demonstration plot for Resilient Food Systems (RFS) Nigeria. Photo credit: RFS Nigeria 

By Tom Kiptenai

Similar to other countries in the world, Nigeria continues to be negatively affected by climate change; this is exemplified by increases in temperature, variable rainfall, rise in sea level, flooding, drought and desertification, and land degradation. More frequent extreme weather events are impacting both people and natural capital, including freshwater resources, and biodiversity.

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Monrovia (July 8, 2020) - The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) completed an eight-hour virtual workshop on Liberia’s National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and the Measurement, Reporting and Verification system (MRV) amidst the ongoing Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

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