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This month's FRAMEgram focuses on sustainable landscapes, land use and land management.

Learn more about USAID's efforts in land management by watching our webinar featuring the LandPKS program. Explore the resources developed in preparation for the Global Landscapes Forum later in the newsletter.

Our featured community this month is the Program in Environmental Governance in Guinea. Originally funded by USAID/Guinea, PEGG seeks to help Guinea maintain its biologically diverse habitats and environmental services, while supporting democracy and governance, sustainable development and economic growth.

We also have shared some helpful resources on land use, including a report publication and its associated webinars. We also feature photos from the winners of our FRAMEweb photo contest and recent resources posted on FRAMEweb. 

Upcoming Events

 
November 26, 2014 9PM EST: Webinar: What are landscapes approaches?
 
December 6 & 7, 2014: Global Landscapes Forum

December 1-10, 2014 : 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20)
  • Climate programming will be webcast live from Peru via this Youtube channel.
  • U.S. Department of State event website is available here.
Do you have an event you want included in a FRAMEgram? Please send suggestions to Rachel Stallings.

News

Webinar on Innovative Knowledge Systems for Improved Land Management

Missed the webinar? Watch or listen to the webinar and download the resources now by clicking the links below.

Webinar Resources

Relevant Links

The Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) is a program that aims to increase access to global and local land potential knowledge. The program develops innovative mobile data collection and analysis methods and tools. These methods and tools support local land use planning and to optimize design and the implementation of food security, land restoration, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation programs. USAID's Office of Land Tenure and Resource Management is working with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service to support LandPKS development and field testing.

Presenters:
Jeffrey Herrick, LandPKS Global Lead, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Adam Beh, LandPKS Global Coordinator, USDA Agricultural Research Service Jornada Research Unit
Ioana Bouvier, LandPKS USAID Agreement Manager, USAID/E3/LTRM


FRAMEweb Photo Contest

FRAMEweb hosted a fall photo contest to celebrate our members and our collective work in natural resource management!  

We are showcasing our members’ work in pictures with the larger NRM community. We asked for photos of the areas in which you live or work, of projects and efforts being implemented to protect natural resources or of communities working towards more sustainable livelihoods.  A big thank you to our members who submitted photos! See more photos on FRAMEweb's blog.

First Place Winner

Fisherman Bringing in the Catch, Green Island, Palawan, Philippines (Photo Credit: Anne Usher)

USAID partners have spent the past year building a hybrid renewable energy plant on Green Island, off the island of Palawan in the Philippines, that runs on solar, wind and biogas, the latter taken from coconut husks. Before, two dirty diesel generators had sent limited power to some of the island’s homes. The clean energy produced by the plant is electrifying nearly all homes and the school - and producing ice. Elioterio Mircader is among the island’s fishermen, who are now able to substantially boost their incomes by immediately putting their catch on ice instead of traveling to the mainland to do so — an activity that is dangerous during the storm season. This photo was submitted by Anne Usher, Communications Specialist for Training Resources Group and USAID ECO Project.

Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum, held alongside the UN climate negotiations on December 6-7, 2014, creates a platform for positioning landscapes in the new international agreements on climate and sustainable development. It is the biggest event during the UN CFCCC COP20 talks and aims to foster cross-sectoral approaches in land use. Read more about the forum here.

Resources available on the website include:
You can also follow the Global Landscapes Forum on Twitter at @GlobalLF with the hashtag #GLFCOP20.

The Center for International Forestry Research has created a new website section for the Lima events devoted to news, analysis and research related to both the Global Landscapes Forum and the COP20.

You can follow CIFOR on Twitter at @CIFOR.

Program Spotlight: Program in Environmental Governance in Guinea (PEGG) for Capacity Building and Biodiversity Conservation

The Program in Environmental Governance in Guinea (PEGG) for Capacity Building and Biodiversity Conservation is committed to helping Guinea maintain its biologically diverse habitats and environmental services, while supporting democracy and governance, sustainable development, and economic growth. USAID/Guinea conceived the program to respond to the vast biodiversity conservation  and natural resources management (NRM) challenges confronting Guinea. PEGG has several partners, including the STEWARD program, PALF and GALF.

Agriculture in the Grove, Dantaforè, Guinea submitted by Mamadi Lamah on behalf of PEGG
Second Place Winner in FRAMEweb Photo Contest

Take a Look: Resources on Sustainable Landscapes & Land Use in Development


Expand your knowledge on sustainable landscapes in development. You can find more resources on the Global Landscapes Forum website.
 

Concept Note 2014

The Concept Note describes the aims behind the second Global Landscapes Forum on December 6-7, 2014. It introduces the event as well as presents objectives, outcomes and themes. The publication includes a draft agenda and the forum's outreach and communications approach. 

Author: CIFOR
Date of Publication: October 2014

You can download the Concept Note at this link.



Understanding Land Use in the UNFCCC

This publication, available in French, Spanish and English, is a tool to help understand land use under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). The guide aims to increase understanding of how land use is treated for reporting and accounting purposes under the UNFCCC.

Authors: Peter Iversen, Donna Lee and Marcelo Rocha
Date of Publication: May 2014

All of the publications are available to download at this link.
The Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project and its partner GRG Management Institute produced a four-part webinar series with the authors of the Understanding Land Use in the UNFCCC guide. The first webinar was a high-level look at the guide, while the rest of the webinars focused on specific topics. These webinars were presented in October 2014.

New on FRAMEweb


What's happening on FRAMEweb? Below we've highlighted some recent resources posted on FRAMEweb's communities of practice that you might find interesting.
 
Synergies of Nature, Wealth and Power: Lessons from USAID Natural Resource Management Investments in Senegal from the Nature, Wealth and Power 2.0 community.

You can download the full document off of the USAID website.


Eggplant harvest with PEGG participants, staff and Peace Corps Volunteer submitted by Mamadi Lamah (PEGG)
 
Thank you to our members for the great resources and content contributed in October and in November!
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FRAMEgram is a periodic newsletter with news and resources for the global Natural Resource Management (NRM) community. It is associated with FRAMEweb, a network website designed to facilitate knowledge sharing among NRM professionals through online discussions and the sharing of documents and other resources.

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