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  Environmental Focal Area: Land Degradation

What makes the new land degradation focal area unique is its holistic view. The focus is not on individual benefits, but rather on synergies among various GEF focal areas. Sustainable land management requires an integrated approach to natural resources management, taking into account the various factors influencing decisions about land use at the local, national, and regional level.

GEF’ s Strategic Roadmap to Sustainable Land Management

The GEF emphasizes fostering the appropriate enabling environment and institutional capacity to support sustainable land management, particularly in small island developing states and least developed countries, which may lack such infrastructure.

Related activities include harmonizing relevant planning and policy frameworks, integrating land use planning, and establishing institutional mechanisms for the management of transboundary resource

An essential part of the GEF’s work on sustainable land management is supporting on-the-ground investments to address land degradation. These investments comprise packages to improve the livelihood of local people and to preserve or restore the ecosystem health, and thus the flow of goods and services they provide. The packages relate to sustainable agriculture, rangeland, and forest management.

Partnerships for Sustainable Land Management

Partnerships are the basis for sustainable land management. In addition to working with its implementing and executing agencies, the GEF partners with the scientific community, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), bilateral agencies, and others to tackle the complexity of land degradation issues. Moreover, GEF projects promote collaboration within countries, helping government agencies work together and harmonize their policies and programs in order to provide an enabling environment for sustainable land management.

In general, the GEF’s work on land degradation complements the efforts of the Global Mechanism for the UN Convention on Combating Desertification, which locates cofinancing for project elements outside the GEF’s mandate. 

 >> read more from the GEF website at http://www.GEFweb.org on LAND DEGRADATION

Members in Focal Area: Land Degradation
Total = 362
Africa Central
Action de Développement, Promotion et Assistance Communautaire (ADPAC)
ACTION JEUNESSE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
ACTION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT INTEGRE ET LA SANTE POUR TOUS (ADIST)
Action Volontaire pour la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques et les Effets Negatifs du Soufre du Diesel (AVOCHACLISD)
AFRIQUE ACTION CONTRE LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES (AFRICA ACTION AGAINIST CLIMATE CHANGE) - ACC
Akwi Memorial Foundation (AMF)
Amigos de la Naturaleza y del Desarrollo de Guinea Ecuatorial (ANDEGE)
Animal Husbandry and Research Institute Alliance (AHAIRA)
APRODEA, ACTION FOR ECONOMIC AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Association Congolaise pour Développement Agricole (ACDA)
Association for the Management of Natural Resources Talents, Agriculture and Health Development (AMANARTAH)
Association of Actions of Peace and Community Development (APADEC)
Association pour l'Integration et le Developpement Durable au Burundi (AIDB)
Aube Nouvelle Pour La Femme Et Le Developpement (ANFD)/ New Dawn for Women and Development (NDWD)
Bonombe Multipurpose Farmers Common Initiative Group
Centre d'Appui pour le Developpement Integre de Lukolela en sigle CADIL/asbl
Ecologistes Du Monde
Federation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)
FEEDAR & HR COOPERATIVE AND MICRO CREDIT UNIT
Forest and Agroforestry Promoters (FAP NGO) Cameroon
GASCO - Cameroun
Green-Farms-Initiative
GROUPE D’ACTION POUR L’ASSAINISSEMENT DES CENTRES URBAINS DU CONGO en sigle GAACUC
Hard Working Farmers Common Initiative Group
HOPE IN AFRICA
Maison Pierre Angulaire Sacree (MPAS)
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNER (NADEP)
ONG Brainforest
OPED - Organization pour l'Environnement et le Developpement Durable
Organisation de defense de l'environnement au Burundi 'ODEB'
Protection Environnementale et le Developpement Durable (APEDD)
Redemption Health Foundation for Sustainable rural Development and Conservation (RHFSRD & C)
Regroupement Pour le Developpement Communautaire
Reseau Communautaire pour le Pauvre (RCP-Network)
SOCIETE CIVILE ENVIRONNEMENTALE ET AGRO-RURALE DU CONGO (SOCEARUCO)
Synergie d’Aides Prioritaires-Aides d’Urgences (SAP-AU)
The South West Multipurpose Farmers Common Initiative Group (SOWEMUFCIG)
TOUS EN ACTION POUR LE PROGRES (TAP)
UNION DES CULTIVATEURS ELEVEURS DE MPOMA (U.C.E.M/ASBL)
UNIVERSAL UNION FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION AND CIVIL ABUSE
 
Africa East
Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT)
Council for Human Ecology - Kenya
Development Indian Ocean Network (DION)
Earthsavers Movement Uganda Chapter
Ensemble pour le Développement Durable du District d'Arta (E.D.D.A.)
Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI)
Environmental Alert
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT(ECCE)
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION TRUST OF UGANDA (ECOTRUST)
Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility (EMLI)
Environmental Protection and Conservation Organization (EPCO)
Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society
Forum For Environment
Ilemela District CSOs Network (ILEDICINET)
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL PEOPLES OF THE TROPICAL FORESTS (IAITPTF)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT SOCIAL AND POLICY STUDIES (ICESPS)
KENYA NETWORK OF GRASSROOTS ORGANISATIONS (KENGO)
Lake Victoria Environmental Education and Management (LEM)
LEM, The Environment and Development Society of Ethiopia
MABIRA FOREST INTEGRATED COMMMUNITY ORGANISATION (MAFICO)
Mahemo(Mahanga Environment Management Organisation)
Mauritius Council of Social Service (MACOSS)
Mauritius Marine Conservation Society
Mwanza Policy Initiative (MPI)
Nature Palace Foundation
NatureUganda - the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS)
Networks and Information Exchange (NETINFEX)
OSIENALA - Friends of Lake Victoria
Real Agency for Community Development (RACD)
Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organisation (RECOR)
Save the Environment Ethiopia
SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT ETHIOPIA
Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)
Sustainable for Environmental & Climate Change Association (SECCA)
Uganda Coalition for Crisis Prevention (UCCP)
UGANDA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (UEEF)
WWF Madagascar Country Office
Youth Environment Service (YES)
 
Africa North
Association Nationale De Volontariat
Association of Teachers of Life Sciences and Earth (AESVT-MAROC )
Association pour l'environnement et le developpement Mauritanie Sahel AEDms
Protection de l'énvironnement et de l'écosysteme Mauritania (PEECO)
Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS)
 
Africa South
Action for Environmental Sustainability (AFES)
Action for Sustainable Development (ASUD)
ADPP Mozambique
Africa Foundation for Sustainable Development Mozambique
All for Africa Foundation
Alliance for Nutrition and Reconstruction (ANR)
AMERICAN AND AFRICAN BUSINESS WOMEN´S ALLIANCE (AABWA)
AQUACULTURE ZIMBABWE
BirdLife Botswana
Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Development (CASDE)
Community Initiative for Social Enhancement (CISE)
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Namibia
Development Aid from People to People in Malawi
Dialogue International
Environmental Justice and Advocacy Centre [ LEJAC ]
Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG)
Food and Trees for Zambia
Foundation for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation
Geography and Environmental Movement (GEM)
Green Living Movement
Human Settlements of Zambia (HUZA)
Humana People to People in South Africa
Imiti Ikula Empanga Environment and Development Organisation (IIEEDO)
JEA - The Ecological Youth of Angola
Judith Chikonde Foundation (JCF)
Kachere Development Program
LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa
Life Concern Organisation (LICO)
Masvingo Community Based HIV/AIDS and Vulnerable Children's Organization
NATIONAL EMERGING ORGANIC VEGETABLE GROWER’S ORGANIZATION
OLIVE LEAF Foundation
Outreach Social Care Project
PANOS SOUTHERN AFRICA
Peace Parks Foundation
Phunzirani Development Organisation (PDO)
Save Environment and People Agency (SEPA)
Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI)
Technologies for Economic Development (TED)
Tiphedzane Community Support Organization (TICOSO)
ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (ZIEM)
ZERO Regional Environment Organization
 
Africa West
African Youth Movement [AYM]
Agency for Development of Women and Children (ADWAC)
Agriculture – Environmental and Infrastructural Development Foundation (AGRIDEF)
Asagyam Help for the Needy (ASAHN) NGO
Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad (AFPAT)
Association des Pépiniéristes et Planteurs de Tône-Ouest (SONGOU-MAN)
ASSOCIATION OASIS GROW BIOINTENSIVE
Bright Generation Community Foundation
Care & Action Research Non-Governmental Organisation (CaRE-NGO)
Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies (C4CCES)
Centre for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change (CREACC)
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE INITIATIVE-(CERI)
Community Engineering Programme - COMENGIP
Conservation Society of Sierra Leone
Drama Network
DUNNS RURAL INDUSTRIALIZATION PROGRAMME (DRIP)
Empowerment Strategy for Women and Youth Development Initiative (ESWAYDI)
ENDA - Environment and Development Action
ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION FOR AFRICA
Evergreen Habitat Organization
Fantsuam Foundation
Foundation for the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE), formerly Save Earth Nigeria (SEN)
Free World Foundation
GENERATION DEVELOPMENT LINK
GLOBAL GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
Green Earth Organization
Greenwatch Initiative
Gunjur Environmental Protection and Development Group (GEPADG)
HATOF Foundation
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION NETWORK (HEIN)
HOPE BUILDERS FOUNDATION
Initiative for Food Environment and Health Society (IFEHS)
Jeunesse Action Developpement Solidarite (JADES)
Kanuri Development Association
LEAD TCHAD
Neighbourhood Environment Watch Foundation (NEW)
NESDA Secretariat
Ojope Farmers and Rural Dwellers Development Association (OFRDDA)
Promotion Jeunesse Unie pour le développement (PJUD-Bénin ONG)
REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL GHANA
SAVE AFRICA ORGANIZATION
SOS SAHEL International-Niger
Together Rural Development Solidarity
TROPICAL FOREST NETWORK (TFN )
Youth Aid Foundation for Winners (YAFOW)
 
Asia North East
Beijing Forestry Society (BFS)
China Green Foundation
China Green Student Forum
Green Asia Network
Green Education Center (GEC)
Green Initiatives
Japan Council for Sustainable Development
Lanzhou University Center for Western Environmental and Social Development & Gansu Center for Western Environmental and Social Development
The Institute for China and Global Environmental Sustainability (CHANGES)
The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science
Wild Bird Society of Japan (International Center)
 
Asia South
AKSHAYA Rehabilitation Trust
Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF)
Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC)
Bangladesh Association For Community Education (BACE)
CARAVAN
Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)
Centre For Eco-cultural Studies (CES)
Centre for Environment Protection (CEP)
Community Development Library (CDL)
Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)
Ganapati Sabata Foundation
Grameena Vikas Samithi
Haritika
INDEX
Institute for Integrated Rural Development
Institute of Sustainable Development (ISDESR)
Life Academy of Vocational Studies (LAVS)
Live and Learn Environmental Education
Meghalaya Environment and Wildlife Society
Multi Dimensional Resource Centre (MRC) Nepal
Multi-purpose Community Development Society (MCDS)
National Women's Welfare Society
NATURE ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE SOCIETY
PAHAL
Resources Center for Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Rural Area Development Programme (RADP)
Rural Reconstruction Nepal - RRN
Shri Jagdamba Samiti
Sindhica Reforms Society
Society For Conservation and Protection of the Environment (SCOPE)
Society for Environment & Development (SED)
Solidarity for Social Equality (SSE Human Rights Center)
SOUTH ASIAN FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENT (SAFE)
The Energy and Resources Institute-TERI
UDYAMA
WWF-Pakistan
Youth Welfare Club
 
Asia South East
AKPHIVATH NEARY KHMER ORGANIZATION (ANKO)
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES)
Global Environment Centre
Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Lao Institute for Renewable Energy
Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka - PAKISAMA
Save the Earth Cambodia
The Rufino M. Reyes Memorial Foundation, Inc.
 
Asia West
CENESTA (Center for Sustainable Development)
Development for People and Nature Association
Emirates Environmental group (EEG)
Green Line Association
Iraqi Green Climate Organization (IGCO)
The Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ)
Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA)
 
Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda Marine Ecosystems Protected Area Trust (MEPA)
CARIBBEAN CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (CCA)
Caribbean Forest Conservation Association (CFCA)
Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development
Environment TOBAGO
Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBiM)
Foundation for Development Planning, Inc. (FDPI)
Fundacio Sur Futuro Inc.
Guakía Ambiente
Indigenous People (Bethechilokono) of Saint Lucia Governing Council (BGC)
Kevoy Community Development Institute Jamaica (KCDI)
MEDIO AMBIENTE Y DESARROLLO EN EL CARIBE (ENDA-CARIBE)
PROMOTION FOR DEVELOPMENT (PROMODEV)
St. Lucia National Trust
Suriname Conservation Foundation
The Trust for Sustainable Livelihoods
 
East Europe & Central Asia
"Green Lane" Agricultural Assistance NGO
Association for Farmers Rights Defence
Association of Forest and Land Users of Tajikistan
Belarusian Environmental Movement
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)
CSO “Sustainable development”
Ecoforum of Uzbekistan
Ecological Movement of Moldova
Ecological Society Ruzgar
Farmer of Kazakhstan
Forestry and Environmental Action
Foundation to support civil initiatives (FSCI, Dastgirie-Center)
Institute for International Relations
Kyrgyz Association of Forest and Land Users (KAFLU)
National Center of Environment Forecasting (NCEG)/ECO-REAL
NGO "Local Agenda 21 for Kostolac-Municipality"
Public Association BIOS
Regional Environmental Centre Caucasus (REC Caucasus)
Rural Development Fund
Russian Association of indigenous Peoples of the NorthRAIPON
Tebigy Kuwwat Social Unit Enterprise
UKRAINIAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS
 
Europe
ASOCIACION CHELONIA
Asociatia "Valea Soarelui"/"Sun Valley" Association
Birdlife Denmark
Birdlife International
Both Ends
Central and Eastern European Working Group for the Enhancement of Biodiversity - CEEweb for Biodiversity
CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo
Clean Air Foundation
Forest Peoples Programme
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
German NGO Forum Environment and Development
Global Witness
Green Peace International
Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique (GRAB)
HUMANA Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo
ICCA Consortium (Consortium APAC)
International Congo Aid - Smile African Children (ICASAC/ CHARITY)
International Council of Environmental Law
International Tree Foundation
Mercy Corps, Scotland
Nordisk Fond for Miljø og Udvikling
Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD)
The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC)
Transparency International
 
Mesoamerica
Asociacion Club de Jovenes Ambientalistas (CJA)
Asociacion Ixacavaa De Desarrollo E Informacion Indigena
Asociacion Sotz'il
Asociación Sotz'il
Centro de Agroecologia San Francisco de Asis A.C.
Centro de Derecho Ambiental y de los Recursos Naturales (CEDARENA)
Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA)
CONSERVACIÓN DEL TERRITORIO INSULAR MEXICANO, A.C. (ISLA)
Cultural Association SEJEKTO of Costa Rica
Fundacion para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservacion FUNDAECO
Fundacion para la Defensa de la Naturaleza (FUDENA)
Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P.
PRONATURA A.C.
SalvaNATURA
Union Internacional para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza- Oficina Regional para Mesoamerica UICN-ORMA
 
North America
Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. (ASLF)
Center for Environmental Diplomacy
Conservation International
Earth Day Network
Forest Trends
Global Coral Reef Alliance
Global Greengrants Fund
Global Partnership for Afghanistan (GPFA)
Green Empowerment
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
IUCN Washington D.C.
Mercy Corps
Partnership for African Environmental Sustainability (PAES)
Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors
Rainforest Foundation US
Ridge to Reefs
The Mountain Institute
Wildlife Conservation Society
Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
World Resources Institute
World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US)
 
Pacific
Ecologic Foundation
Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI)
Institute for International Development
Ole Siosiomaga Society Incorporated (OLSSI)
Pacific Gender Climate Coalition
Palau Conservation Society
Samoa Umbrella for Non-Government Organisations (SUNGO)
United Nauro-Gor Inc.
 
South America
Amigos do Protocolo de Kyoto (APK)
Asociacion Guyra Paraguay : Conservacion de Aves
ASOCIACION HOMBRE Y NATURALEZA SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA
Centro Mocovi
Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Fauna y Flora (CODEFF)
Corporacion Pais Solidario (CPS SOL)
FONDO ECUATORIANO POPULORUM PROGRESSIO (FEPP)
Fundação Musceu do Homem Americano (FUMDHAM)
Fundación del Sur
FUNDACION ECOS
FUNDACION JOSE CARDIJN
Fundacion Moises Bertoni
Fundacion Natura Colombia
Fundacion para el Desarrollo alternativo
Fundación Temaikén
Fundacion Vida Silvestre Argentina (FVSA)
Greenoxx NGO
Instituto Ipanema - Instituto de Pesquisas Avançadas em Economia e Meio Ambiente
Instituto Sociedade, População e Natureza (ISPN)
IPE- Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas
NATIVA
Organización No Gubernamental de Desarrollo TEKHNE
Vida Silvestre Uruguay
 


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