Madang, Papua New Guinea, encompassing mature tropical rainforest and marine ecosystems, is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. On June 24, 2015, USAID LEAF, in collaboration with the Madang Provincial Government and The Nature Conservancy, launched a report “Low Emission Land Use Planning for Madang Province: Options and Opportunities.” Produced in close consultation with the Madang Civil Society Forum, Madang community based organizations, and national level stakeholders, the report provides guidance to the Madang Provincial Government on steps to achieve “green growth... read more →
Take their word for it! Beyond pure numbers of people reached through USAID LEAF capacity building, follow-up with participants shows how well regarded LEAF’s work is—and that people are readily adapting new skills to their work.
The dense mountainous forest in Houaphan Province in Laos has been steadily decreasing over recent decades. USAID LEAF is working with government partners and local communities to reduce pressure on the forest resources of the Nam Xam National Protected Area (NPA) by raising awareness of important regulations governing use and management of forest. Eighty-three men and women from villages in Xam Tai district attended two legal dissemination workshops organized by USAID LEAF in February 2015 that focused on such topics as NPA regulations, forestry laws and laws governing terrestrial and... read more →
What are the major impacts USAID LEAF has made in Thailand? How can USAID LEAF maximize available resources in its final year to scale and replicate successes? How can USAID LEAF project benefits continue to accrue in the future? These are some of the questions the staff at USAID LEAF had in mind when an opportunity arose through a partnership with the George Washington University (GWU)’s Elliott School of International Affairs to conduct an early outcome assessment of the USAID LEAF project in Thailand.
How to reduce greenhouse gas emission to slow climate change? The “Decision Support Tool on Identifying and Addressing Driver of Deforestation” is a tool to develop and implement action to reverse forest loss in the region.
In partnership with The National University of Laos, USAID LEAF launched its Climate Change Curriculum in Laos at an event on April 1-2 in Vientiane. The National Seminar on Integrating Climate Change into University Curricula was attended by academics from six universities, government officials, NGOs and natural resources management professionals from around the country and followed similar country launches in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam in 2014 and early 2015. The two day seminar was launched by Prof. Dr. Somsy Gnophanxay, Vice Rector of the National University of Laos and Mr. Paul... read more →