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The Emerging Issues Small Grants program builds on ABCG’s position as a partnership of seven international conservation NGOs with a strong field presence in priority areas across the continent by creating teams to analyze emerging threats or opportunities, and convening stakeholders in the U.S. and Africa to present data and catalyze discussion. Through its small grants program, ABCG identifies and develops strategies to respond to emerging issues that are likely to shape conservation priorities in the coming years, and influencing the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation efforts in Africa.

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2018 Annual Report

ABCG 2018 Annual Report 

Strengthening Partnerships in African Conservation: Kenya's Wildlife Conservancies Movement

Effective collaboration and long-term partnerships have been identified as key factors for success in wildlife conservation efforts in Kenya. To explore this, the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association and Maliasili in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy with support from African Biodiversity Collaborative Group held a dialogue on Strengthening Partnerships within Kenya’s Wildlife Conservancies Movement, hosted by the African Wildlife Foundation in Nairobi on July 4, 2018. It explored partnerships between local actors and national, as well as international partners.

ABCG II Annual Report 2017

26 July 2018

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation...

Why Africa Needs to Negotiate for Social and Environmental Sustainability amidst China Rising Investments

The World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, June 2018 regional African FOCAC awareness workshop focusing on social and environmental sustainability consistent with the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop created a platform for dialogue, exchange and sharing of good practices, lessons learned amongst government officials involved in the FOCAC process and Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders engaged in the Africa-China Cooperation.

How to Secure Healthy Families and Ecosystems in Uganda's Oil Rich Albertine Rift Region

The discovery of oil in the Albertine Rift of western Uganda has brought great opportunities and threats to this region. Over 60 stakeholders from the petroleum, biodiversity, government, private sector, non-governmental organizations, international development agencies and others sectors met in Hoima for a three day workshop from May 22-24, 2018, to discuss the way forward on developing a multi-sectoral process that creates a win-win scenario for development and nature.

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