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ARCOS launches the main phase of the pilot project to enhance civil society engagement in the implementation of environmental assessments in the AR

ARCOS launches the main phase of the pilot project to enhance civil society engagement in the implementation of environmental assessments in the AR

The Albertine Rift region has recently experienced a significant increase in major development...

Check out! The UN: CC Learn releases two new reference documents on the science of climate change

Check out! The UN: CC Learn releases two new reference documents on the science of climate change

To complement its Introductory e-Course on Climate Change, the UN CC:Learn has released two new...

ARCOS Network welcomes positive developments of no-oil exploration or drilling in Virunga National Park

ARCOS Network welcomes positive developments of no-oil exploration or drilling in Virunga National Park

The British oil company, SOCO International plc (SOCO) has agreed with WWF in a joint...

Hard work gets rewarded – ARCOS partner in Echuya landscape receives Equator Prize

Hard work gets rewarded – ARCOS partner in Echuya landscape receives Equator Prize

On 5th June 2014, Uplift the Rural Poor (URP) was announced among 35 prize winners of EQUATOR...

Final announcement of the African Mountains Regional Forum, 2014

Final announcement of the African Mountains Regional Forum, 2014

  The 1st African Mountains Regional Forum is jointly organized by ARCOS and the Africa...

  • ARCOS launches the main phase of the pilot project to enhance civil society engagement in the...

  • Check out! The UN: CC Learn releases two new reference documents on the science of climate change

  • ARCOS Network welcomes positive developments of no-oil exploration or drilling in Virunga...

  • Hard work gets rewarded – ARCOS partner in Echuya landscape receives Equator Prize

  • Final announcement of the African Mountains Regional Forum, 2014

AFRICAN MOUNTAINS AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Written on 17/06/2014, 08:07 by admin
african-mountains-the-challenges-and-actions-neededAfrican Mountain FactsMountains cover an estimated 3million Km2 of Africa’s surface area. Approximately half of African countries have mountains higher...
Written on 15/06/2014, 08:49 by admin
mountain-partnership-members-call-for-more-attention-and-mention-of-mountains-in-proposed-sdgs-and-targets During the 11th session of the inter-governmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 56 governments spoke requesting...
Written on 16/02/2014, 02:08 by admin
inspiring-sustainable-mountain-development-in-africa-the-first-edition-of-the-africa-mountains-echo-is-now-outARCOS and the Africa Mountain Partnership members are glad to issue the first edition of the bilingual, biannual newsletter: Africa Mountains' Echo. The...
Written on 11/12/2013, 09:27 by admin
celebrating-the-international-mountain-day-2013-ms-solange-uwera-wins-the-youth-poster-competitionOn 11th December 2013, Ms Solange Uwera was declared the winner of the competition organised by Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) to coincide...
Written on 11/12/2013, 02:12 by admin
international-mountain-day-2013-africa-wakes-upToday (11 December 2013) is the day when the world is celebrating the International Mountain Day 2013. The theme for this year is “Mountains – Key to...

GREAT LAKES FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

Written on 18/07/2014, 10:54 by admin
stakeholders-call-for-collaborative-action-to-mitigate-theats-affecting-freshwater-services-in-the-great-lakes-region In a Regional Great Lakes Forum on Freshwater Ecosystems held in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 21-22, 2013 and bringing together a total of 75...
Written on 02/02/2014, 09:02 by admin
the-report-of-the-training-in-integrated-freshwater-ecosystems-management-is-now-availableARCOS and its partners under the project “Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-Making, Threats Mitigation and Sustainable Freshwater Services...
Written on 15/12/2013, 09:02 by admin
arcos-organizes-a-training-in-integrated-freshwater-ecosystems-managementOn 17-19 December, 2013; ARCOS and its partners under the project “Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-Making, Threats Mitigation and...
Written on 04/09/2013, 02:39 by admin
special-focus-on-the-grey-crowned-crane-in-rwanda-and-other-species-key-range-statesOn 10 - 13 September 2013, a stakeholder workshop with the aim to develop an International Single Species Action Plan (ISSAP) for the Grey Crowned Crane...
Written on 11/07/2013, 01:49 by admin
african-wetland-watch-a-new-newsletter-on-ramsar-convention-implementation-in-africa-launchedOn 10 July 2013, during a forum on Wetlands wise use and smart plans held in Kigali on 8 - 12 July 2013, the Ramsar convention secretariat launches...

LANDSCAPES, NATURE AND PEOPLE

Written on 15/07/2014, 03:41 by admin
from-traditional-to-modern-beekeeping-harnessing-bees-to-protect-mukura-forest-and-rugezi-marshOn 27th June 2014 and 7th July 2014, ARCOS delivered modern beekeeping materials comprised of 12 pairs; 18 pairs of beehives respectively as well as other...
Written on 26/06/2014, 00:32 by admin
using-total-economic-evaluation-as-a-persuasion-tool-to-push-decision-makers-to-take-ecosystem-services-into-consideration-during-planningFrom 16th to 19th 2014, ARCOS held three validation workshops of the reports on the TEV studies conducted in Echuya landscape in Uganda, Mukura landscape...
Written on 21/05/2014, 02:08 by admin
conservation-agreement-a-new-tool-to-harmonize-community-development-and-environmental-conservationThe inter-linkage between people and the environment is a topic discussed since long ago. The environment provides vital resources for all sort of living...
Written on 09/09/2013, 00:01 by admin
a-solution-to-crop-raiding-around-protected-areas-rwanda-development-board-officially-launches-an-electrical-fence-around-akagera-national-parkOn 5th September 2013 at Akagera National Park, Rwanda Development Board officially launched a 110Km electrical fence delineating the western boundaries...
Written on 07/08/2013, 15:49 by admin
kibiraBurundi is emerging from a long conflict and is now trying to catch up development that was in a state of suspension for more than a decade now. However,...

ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND EIA

Written on 20/09/2013, 03:12 by admin
report-of-the-training-of-trainers-tot-on-eia-process-and-advocacy-techniques-is-now-availableon 5 – 9 August 2013, a Training of Trainers (ToT) on EIA process and advocacy techniques was conducted in Musanze, Rwanda where leading...
Written on 16/07/2013, 01:18 by admin
arcos-and-partners-organize-a-training-of-trainers-tot-on-eia-process-and-advocacy-techniquesIn the framework of the project termed “Civil Society Alliance for Enhanced Implementation of EIAs in Key Biodiversity Areas of the Albertine Rift”, ARCOS...
Written on 03/06/2013, 04:48 by admin
arcos-and-its-ngo-network-launch-a-regional-project-for-enhanced-implementation-of-eias-in-key-biodiversity-areas-of-the-albertine-rift-regionOn June 1st 2013, ARCOS and its members in the Albertine Rift Regional NGO Network launch a regional project to establish a Civil Society Alliance for...