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Vital Signs and Uganda Government Launch CBIT project

  • October 10, 2018
  • Posted by: ajamah

October 3, 2018—Conservation International’s Vital Signs program and Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE) have launched a project to strengthen the country’s institutional and technical capacity to track and report on its progress in achieving its targets against climate change in line with the Paris Agreement.

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Vital Signs and Rwanda Environment Management Authority Host CBIT Inception and Stakeholders Consultation Workshop

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Conservation International in RIC2018: Space Science for Sustainable Development

Conservation International actively took part in both the pre-conference training and the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development International Conference (RIC2018) held at Nairobi between 12th and 17th August 2018. The theme of the conference was “Space Science for Sustainable Development” The Cabinet Secretary for Lands Farida Karoney presided over the opening of the event.

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On July 26th 2018, Conservation International Vital Signs Programme organized a partner’s meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel, in Dares Salaam. The meeting discussions centered on how data science tools can drive sustainable development, and  increasing the application of Vital Signs tools (Resilience Atlas, and Trends.Earth) to guide policy and practices towards increased sustainable production in Tanzania.

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In August 2018, Vital Signs as part of the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Project financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) collaborated with the USAID Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development Project(LECRD), Climate Change Directorate (CCD), System for Land Based Emissions and Estimations for Kenya (

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By David Akodi,Vital Signs Uganda

The Vital Signs monitoring system has been collecting and integrating data in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana; to provide decision support tools to policy makers, businesses and farmers to influence development in a way that protects the environment, while also improving human wellbeing.

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On 26th June 2018, Conservation International (CI) through its Vital Signs Program joined in the launch of Uganda’s National Determined Contribution Partnership Plan.

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By David Akodi, Africa Innovation Institute, Kampala

The Vital Signs monitoring system has been collecting and integrating agricultural, environmental  and livelihoods data in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana; to provide decision support tools to policy makers, businesses and farmers to influence development in a way that protects the environment, while also improving human wellbeing.

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By Madeleine Nyiratuza

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Vital Signs prepares a baseline assessment for Ethiopia

  • May 29, 2018
  • Posted by: Tabby Njunge

By Monica Nooon and Tabby Njung'e

On May 18, 2018, CI's Vital Signs organized a stakeholder workshop in Addis Ababa, to understand baseline data needs for sustainable agriculture, livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Ethiopia. The workshop brought together various stakeholders from development, research and government institutions to discuss existing datasets on agriculture, livelihoods and conservation in Ethiopia, gaps on existing data and availability of sources and quality of these data. 

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