The project aims at supporting Argentina, Bhutan and Senegal through: 1) strengthening of the national institutional and technical capacities needed to create a culture of SCP across governments and communities; 2) scientific methodologies to support the design and implementation of strategic SCP policies, identifying high-impact sectors and areas of intervention; 3) access to expert networks and existing solutions to successfully implement policy instruments.
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This FAO’s project promotes public food procurement as a catalyst to boost local agriculture, strengthen local food systems and move people out of poverty. The project has activities at global, regional (Africa) and national levels. Nationally it is implemented in Ethiopia and Senegal, supporting governments in the design and implementation of efficient and inclusive public food procurement for school feeding initiatives. It is financially supported by the Government of Italy.
Senegal is urbanizing rapidly, similar to many countries in Africa. Reducing the environmental impacts from buildings through promoting green buildings is an essential step towards ensuring the urbanization is sustainable. GGGI supports the Government of Senegal in preparing the industry for mainstreaming green buildings within the operating context of the Senegalese environment. Ongoing government initiatives on constructing new urban centers and mass housing programs are supported.
The local development project spearheaded by Club Med and the NGO Agrisud supports local producers in precarious situations living close to Club Med resorts in Senegal, Brazil, Morocco and Indonesia. This initiative’s aim is to organize a lasting match between the local supply of food products and the demands of Club Med resorts ; and to ensure fair remuneration for producers and a strong distribution of added value, giving the poorest groups access to these markets.
Changing Course in Global Agriculture (CCGA) is one of Biovision’s core programmes, aiming at improving food security by influencing policies towards sustainable food systems through the participatory use of a system-dynamic tool. The CCGA programme operates at both international and national levels to initiate transformative action and a shift towards sustainable agriculture and food systems. The initiative combines inclusive policy dialogues, Integrated policy planning and systemic thinking.
AVN disseminates a low-carbon, energy-efficient sustainable building alternative in West Africa, the Nubian Vault (NV). Using only raw earth, a locally available material, the NV technique allows the construction of sturdy, weather-resistant buildings. Its innovative market-based programme is designed to address housing and construction issues (both for private and public use) while creating additional income opportunities for rural smallholder households and enhance local economic development.