2016 ABCG Annual Report for the period October 2015 to September 2016


Please download the Document here below: ABCG 2016 Annual Report: Achievements, challenges and lessons learned



This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00060. ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).



ABCG’s overarching goals of a) mainstreaming biodiversity in human well-being and development agendas; b) promoting good conservation practices; and (c) strengthening the role of social and development institutions in biodiversity conservation and human well-being, are being pursued within the context of five thematic foci. This report provides an overview of progress made on these thematic tasks and include:


  1. Land and Resource Tenure Rights
  2. Land Use Management
  3. Managing Global Change Impacts
  4. Global Health Linkages to Conservation: Population Health and Environment; Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  5. Emerging Issues


Technically, ABCG’s programmatic approach involves conducting analyses of critical issues affecting efforts to conserve Africa’s biodiversity; designing and implementing pilot projects to assess and demonstrate the feasibility of innovative approaches for addressing those issues; and leveraging output to promote data-driven decision-making and viable trade-offs associated with using and managing land and natural resources. Further, ABCG aims to build strong partnerships with local African institutions as the foundation of communities of practice (COP). ABCG members cooperate through those COP to improve best practices across the relevant conservation, development and rights stakeholders, whose activities affect, and are affected by, biodiversity conservation efforts.


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