Local Development

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CBD: Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising Communities

This report elaborates on how various communities in a range of ecosystems share the benefits derived from economic activities and how that affects their ability to meet their needs and ensure social and economic well-being. This report also focuses on inter- and intra-community equity in economicmore

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COMPACT: Engaging local communities in stewardship of protected areas

This publication highlights the work of Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT) and demonstrates how community-based initiatives can significantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in and around World Heritage Sites through several countrymore

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Draft Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness

This note presents guidance on the key elements of effective stakeholder engagement in the context of REDD+ readiness for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the UN-REDD Programme. It outlines principles for effective participation and consultation, operational guidelines, and practicalmore

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Engendering Access to Justice - Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land rights

This report presents grassroots women’s approaches to access justice with focus on land and property rights in Africa. This community empowerment-based research undertaken by the Huairou Commission and its partner groups across seven African countries – Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,more

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Environmental Justice - Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment

This report outlines challenges and innovations arising around the world as communities and governments pursue an agenda of justice based on inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. The paper highlights trends in strategies emerging across regions (Asia-Pacific, Arabmore

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Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation

This brochure explains UNDP’s Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation (GPCBA) in partnership with governments, civil society and philanthropic donors. The brochure also highlights several success stories, goals and aims of the initiative, and key sectors of adaptation. more

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Integrating Human Rights into Energy and Environment Programming

 This reference paper explains the relevance of human rights to energy and environment programmes, introducing the main theoretical issues related to human rights and energy and environment. It also identifies the strategic entry points for integrating human rights into programming more

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Integrating Legal Empowerment of the Poor in UNDP’s Work

This guidance note conceptualizes an operational strategy to integrate Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) within UNDP’s practice areas and programs and recommends possible means of implementation. It builds upon the strategic direction envisioned for the program from its outset, and lessons learntmore

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Legal Empowerment Strategies at Work

This report examines ten case studies of how development interventions can support access to land rights for marginalized groups, particularly women, and enable poor informal sector workers to better access legal protection and economic empowerment. Drawing on the experiences of poor andmore

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Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

This Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. It is designed to provide United Nations Country Teams with guidance asmore