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ARCOS Network launches its new Strategic Plan 2016-2020

ARCOS Network launches its new Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Acting locally, Engaging broadly From the left Prof. Lars Christoferson (with a copy of the...

Go wild for life: our future is determined by health of ecosystems!

Go wild for life: our future is determined by health of ecosystems!

As commonly known human survival depends on the health of ecosystems. However, the human...

ARCOS, CI and partners share achievements and lessons learnt during two years implementing Conservation Agreements in Rwanda

ARCOS, CI and partners share achievements and lessons learnt during two years implementing Conservation Agreements in Rwanda

Muhanga, 21st April 2016. The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), Conservation...

Success story: Coffee farmers receive Rainforest-Alliance certification as part of an effort to promote sustainable agriculture in Rwanda

Success story: Coffee farmers receive Rainforest-Alliance certification as part of an effort to promote sustainable agriculture in Rwanda

Dr. Sam Kanyamibwa, Executive Director of ARCOS, thanking Shangi lead farmers for the good...

ARCOS and its partners officially launch the WEF Nexus project in Rwanda

ARCOS and its partners officially launch the WEF Nexus project in Rwanda

On 2nd March, 2016 at Chez Lando Hotel - Kigali, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in...

CALL FOR REGISTRATION TO THE WORLD MOUNTAIN FORUM 2016

CALL FOR REGISTRATION TO THE WORLD MOUNTAIN FORUM 2016

The Government of Uganda through its Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE) jointly with...

Why and how to halt unsustainable mining in Mountain Forests of Albertine Rift?

Why and how to halt unsustainable mining in Mountain Forests of Albertine Rift?

Dear reader, Welcome to this short policy brief which talks and informs about mining activities...

GREAT LAKES FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

Written on 02/02/2016, 07:58 by admin
wetlands-human-well-being-and-livelihoodsIn regard to the role played by wetlands in ensuring water, energy and food security, and the role played in storing carbon, it obvious how important it...
Written on 21/01/2016, 06:55 by admin
arcos-and-gnf-start-a-partnership-to-foster-sustainable-management-of-freshwater-ecosystemsHealthy freshwater ecosystems are a solution for several key challenges related to water, food and climate around the world, and key to meeting...
Written on 22/12/2015, 04:06 by admin
arcos-and-tnc-signs-an-mou-to-collaborate-in-supporting-conservation-efforts-in-africa-great-lakes-and-albertine-rift-regions"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This quote by the legendary entrepreneur Henry Ford reiterates the importance...
Written on 03/12/2015, 01:58 by admin
second-edition-of-great-lakes-waves-is-out "Count drops, think, and act for sustainability"Dear reader, welcome to the second edition of the Great Lakes Waves - a Newsletter that supports the...
Written on 17/09/2015, 03:46 by admin
regional-conservation-and-development-dialogue-came-up-with-strong-recommendationsDear friends and partners, following the discussions and good conclusions and recommendations drawn during the last Regional Conservation and Development...

AFRICAN MOUNTAINS AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Written on 26/01/2016, 00:02 by admin
the-29th-edition-of-backbone-le-pillier-is-outDear reader, ARCOS Network is pleased to share with you the 29th Edition of Backbone/ Le Piliier- a biennial, bilingual newsletter produced and published...
Written on 13/12/2015, 14:56 by admin
arcos-welcomes-paris-climate-change-agreement-but-requests-urgent-actionLast night of 12th December 2015 at COP 21 in Paris, the world agreed the first universal, legally binding deal to tackle global warming. The deal commits...
Written on 12/12/2015, 02:38 by admin
mountain-countries-raise-their-voice-to-claim-their-due-consideration-on-the-climate-change-sceneToday, 11th December 2015 was the day when the world was expecting to set the long-awaited Paris agreement. As it turns out, the last day of the climate...
Written on 11/12/2015, 07:42 by admin
why-mountain-ecosystems-are-important-for-uganda-and-ugandanUganda is proud to join the rest of the World in commemorating World Mountain Day today, December 11, 2015 under the global theme Promoting Mountain...
Written on 11/12/2015, 06:52 by admin
new-mountain-adaptation-outlooks-launched-at-cop-21UN and partners call for immediate measures to strengthen climate adaptation efforts in mountain regions During the celebration of the International...

ALBERTINE RIFT BIODIVERSITY AND PEOPLE

Written on 11/12/2015, 02:43 by admin
consultancy-job-on-nature-based-products-nbps-value-chain-analysisThe Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) is looking for a partner to help conduct the value chains analysis in the three landscapes namely...
Written on 17/09/2015, 02:15 by admin
world-s-forest-resources-on-the-path-to-recovery-a-new-report-shows-the-world-is-gradually-adopting-sustainable-forest-management-practices Results of the FAO’s global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2015) covering 25 years of forest change (1990–2015) shows that Sustainable Forest...
Written on 04/09/2015, 01:26 by admin
mukura-and-gishwati-forests-to-become-national-parks-a-new-light-of-hope-for-some-of-the-most-threatened-remnant-montane-forests-of-the-albertine-riftOn 2nd September 2015, members of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda passed a Law establishing the Gishwati-Mukura National Park; also determining its...
Written on 10/08/2015, 02:32 by admin
promoting-conservation-in-agroecosystems-through-conservation-agreements-with-farmersARCOS and Urwego Opportunity Bank Ltd sign an MoU to facilitate farmers’ access to loan Kigali/Rwanda, 5th August 2015. The Albertine Rift Conservation...
Written on 23/06/2015, 04:41 by admin
arcos-achievements-in-conservation-of-rugezi-marsh-recognized-by-burera-districtOn June, 18th and 19th the Open Day for Burera District/Rwanda took place in Kidaho. For this occasion, Private sector, Nongovernmental Organizations and...
Written on 12/06/2015, 08:57 by admin
women-at-core-to-food-security-and-climate-resilienceWomen.Food.Climate campaign In most African countries, farming is dominated by small scale farming-family farming. Women dominate the latter and...
Written on 05/06/2015, 15:55 by admin
world-environment-day-2015Conservation for our future On 5th June the world celebrates World Environment Day. The theme this year, "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with...
Written on 03/04/2015, 03:58 by admin
arcos-a-leading-biodiversity-conservation-organization-in-the-albertine-rift-region-since-20-yearsDear readers, as you are aware that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year 2015 and you have read different messages on our different...
Written on 04/02/2015, 11:16 by admin
obpe-and-civil-society-organisations-on-a-path-to-enhance-collaboration-for-more-effective-environment-conservation-in-burundiOn 29th January 2015, the Ministry of Water, Environment and Development through the Burundi National Environment Protection Authority (Office Burundais...
Written on 16/01/2015, 00:39 by admin
arcos-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-achievements-so-farThis year 2015, ARCOS is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1995 by Dr Sam Kanyamibwa, ARCOS achievements so far are many and its effective and...

ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND EIA

Written on 25/09/2015, 11:57 by admin
ce-n-est-pas-un-conflit-mais-une-voie-de-reflexion-commune-sur-un-avenir-meilleurBukavu, le 24 Septembre 2015. Lors de l’Atelier de formation sur le Renforcement du Leadership en Evaluation Environnementale en République Démocratique...
Written on 03/02/2015, 08:06 by admin
civil-society-in-rwanda-pledges-to-join-effort-advocating-for-effective-and-transparent-eiaOn 28th January 2015, civil society organizations working in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in Rwanda pledged to join their...
Written on 03/12/2014, 00:40 by admin
burundian-civil-society-organisations-pledge-to-halt-environment-degrading-activities-as-the-eia-training-closesThe civil society organizations working in conservation and sustainable development in Burundi pledged to halt the environment activities that degrade the...
Written on 16/11/2014, 23:05 by admin
arcos-organises-albertine-rift-eia-sea-leadership-building-workshopARCOS organizes a three day training workshop in Burundi to build leadership of civil society environmental assessment. The training  will...
Written on 27/10/2014, 09:16 by admin
first-issue-of-areala-news-out Dear readers, ARCOS is pleased to share with you the first issue of AREALA News, a Newsletter of the “Albertine Rift Environmental Assessment Alliance”...