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Enhancing Environmental Equality: Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Enhancing Environmental Equality: Addressing Gender-Based Violence

December 8, 2020

The most vulnerable communities and people often rely the most on the environment for food, jobs, and security. USAID is working to empower these groups and to support their roles as environmental decision-makers.

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USAID partners recognized at Environmental Finance Impact Awards 2020

October 29, 2020

Two members of USAID’s Partnership Platform for the Amazon have won prizes in the specialized media Environmental Finance IMPACT 2020 Awards.

The Indigenous Arhuaco peoples of the Sierra Nevada work to protect Colombia’s forests.

An Unprecedented Encounter and Exchange Between Indigenous Cultures to Enhance Biodiversity Conservation

September 11, 2020

In Colombia, USAID’s Natural Wealth Program brought two indigenous communities together for the first time to discuss the recovery of indigenous knowledge and approaches to territorial governance.

Female ecoguards in Liberia

Women in the wild: Meet the female ecoguards protecting Liberia’s forests

July 17, 2020

At a recruitment and training program for community ecoguard candidates in 2018, 16 out of the 20 participants were women. Today, these women have contributed to protecting the rich resources of the Grebo-Krahn National Park.


Tipping the Scales: Adopting fair trade fishing practices in Indonesia

March 18, 2020

Sarno Lajiwa leads a fishers' association participating in a USAID program that advances fair trade in Indonesia. USAID is introducing new income opportunities that allow people to move toward improved stewardship of their fisheries.

Foreign Service National Spotlight: Monica Romo

Foreign Service National Spotlight: Monica Romo

December 9, 2019

As a child in Peru, Monica Romo traveled throughout the country, visiting coastal provinces in the west and seeing the Andes mountain range. Then, in high school, she visited the Amazon region for the first time and found her future career direction.

Peace, Security, and Conservation on Central Africa’s Radios

Peace, Security, and Conservation on Central Africa’s Radios

November 13, 2019

In northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and eastern Central African Republic (CAR), high-frequency radios are helping to cultivate peace, security, and, more recently, conservation.

Hope for Tigers in Bangladesh

Hope for Tigers in Bangladesh

August 5, 2019

In Bangladesh’s Sundarbans—the world’s largest mangrove forest—every tiger counts. And a report from the country’s Forest Department recently revealed that the tiger count has increased by eight percent in three years.