Transitioning towards Green Recovery

By: Dr Geetha Nayak, Senior Advisor, GIZ Stories from Bhitarkanika, Odisha In 2020, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic brought Devjani’s life to a standstill. Resident of Kendrapara district, Odisha, she and her husband, a daily wage labourer, began looking for alternate means of income to support their family of...

Incentives for a Sustained Flow of Forest Ecosystem Services

By: Satyan Chauhan, Technical Expert, GIZ | Aashima Negi, Junior Communication Expert, GIZ ‘Strengthening alternative tools for managing Forest Ecosystem Services’ Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) is  applied as an  incentive-based mechanism  (IBM) to translate values of ecosystems into incentives for local actors for aiding in its improved flow and management....

Online training on ‘nature-based solutions for global challenges’ in Asia and Pacific

©Thora Amend In recent years Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have received considerable attention both at international level as well as in development cooperation. Increasingly politicians, sector planners and infrastructure builders are aware of the value of intact ecosystems and the services they maintain for human wellbeing. Authorities have the challenging task...

Partnerships for Access and Benefit-Sharing in India

By: Dr Geetha Nayak, Advisor, GIZ | Neha Owaisy, Junior Communication Officer, GIZ The virtual closing event of the Indo-German ‘Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Partnership’ project on 15 December 2020 presented the achievements of the project and experiences of the partners and beneficiaries. The four-year project was commissioned by theGerman...

Benefit Sharing and Bioresource Traceability

Digital Application to Trace the Origin of Bioresources Author: Shreyas Bhartiya India’s Biological Diversity Act recognises the crucial role of local communities in conserving and managing bioresources that occur in their vicinity. Their lives are closely interlinked with these bioresources which serve as an important source of food and livelihood. The...

How Birdwatching guide training under Ecological sensitive tourism can help as Green Recovery measures post pandemic

Eurasian Jay, Bird responsible for high success rate of natural regeneration of oak species.Pic credit: Ritesh Sharma How Birdwatching guide training under Ecological sensitive tourism can help as Green Recovery measures post pandemic: case study from HP-FES project, Himachal Pradesh, India GIZ India is partnering with Government of Himachal Pradesh, India...