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In July 2017, Vital Signs together with the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability(GDSA) and Conservation International held a workshop on how nature contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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By Cara Arizmendi, Vital Signs Fellows &Scientists_DSSG 2017 and Vital Signs Team

This analysis is a result of the collaboration between the eScience Insitute Data Science for Social Good Program and Vital Signs. Learn more about this program here.

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Vital Signs is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the second beyond.uptake fellowship program. Vital Signs was selected from a diverse pool of applicants and organizations spanning several countries and will be represented by Dr. Peter Alele, the Vital Signs Africa Field Director.

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By Krista Jones, Vital Signs Fellows &Scientists_DSSG 2017 and Vital Signs Team

This analysis is a result of the collaboration between the eScience Insitute Data Science for Social Good Program and Vital Signs. Learn more about this program here.

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On July 5,2017 Conservation International  joined the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and additional partners to launch the Food Security Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP).

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Do Female-Headed Households have less access to agricultural capital and services? Results from Vital Signs Data from 26 African landscapes

By Matthew Cooper, Felly Tusiime, Madeleine Nyiratuza, Kame Westerman, Tabby Njung’e, Alice Ruhweza, Peter Alele and Alex Zvoleff

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Vital Signs is excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program, hosted by the eScience Institute at the University of Washington.

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Can Forests Buffer against Malnutrition? Evidence from Vital Signs Data Monitoring in Uganda.

By Matthew Cooper, Tabby Njung’e, Alice Ruhweza, Peter Alele, Felly Tusiime and Julius Okwadi

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For the implementation of Vital Signs Kenya, we will partner with the Kenya Ministry of the Environment to build a data sharing platform. This platform will facilitate the integration of socio-economic and environmental data to break down current data-sharing silos. To begin, we will work on integrating data on Kenyan wildlife, a domain that Conservation Internation has considerable experience with.

We are currently holding workshops with designers and stakeholders. Stay tuned for the deployment of the platform in early Fall 2017.

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