Stimulating Community Initiatives in Sustainable Land Management

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Time span of the project    2009-2016
Contact personWendelien Tuijp
Project partners
CIS-VU; University of Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana;  National Agricultural School, Targa-Aide, Morocco; Sinodale Centre, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda; University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda; UNEP; National Institute for Urban and Territorial planning, Rabat, Morocco
Project sponsorEP-Nuffic
Project websitehttp://www.unep.org/stories/Ecosystems/Communities-first.asp


The project highlights the potential of sharing and stimulating community initiatives in Africa. It focuses on four diverse African countries – Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and Uganda – with UN Environment as the GEF implementing agency. 

A new book capturing lessons learned from the project and titled “Community Innovations in Sustainable Land Management: Lessons from the field in Africa” was launched on 28 September at the UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi.