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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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Closing Date: 17th May 2018
Location: Rwanda
Electronic Submission: vitalsignsrfp[at]conservation.org
 

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In March, 2018, Vital Signs in collaboration with Strong Roots Congo organized a stakeholder workshop in Bukavu, DRC. The workshop brought together various stakeholders to understand baseline data needs for sustainable agriculture, livelihoods and biodiversity conservation .This work is funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The data assessment once completed, will be used to inform programs and the government on sustainable farmer livelihood interventions in DRC as part of the Packard.

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In March 2018, the Vital Signs team working with Conservation International-Liberia and the Global Program Support conducted a forest monitoring trainining session for the Frontline conservationists (FCs) of East Nimba Nature Reserve(ENNR). This was in support of the CI-Liberia landscape level approach to conservation in the ENNR which not only addresses biodiversity issues but also the complexities of the interactions among local economies, agriculture and ecosystem services.

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