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Hima Recognized on Equators Solution Database

The Equator Award is recognized as an international annual initiative under the United Nations Development Programme. It started in the Tropics aiming to salute indigenous people’s conservation efforts, which contribute to poverty alleviation through sustainable management of natural resources.
The theme of the 2017 Equators Award was Nature based Solutions. It promoted the nomination of local initiatives which contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. Crosscutting issues include advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. Winners were selected too based on the replicability and scalability of the community initiatives.
Out of 806 nomination from 120 countries, 15 were selected as the winners of the 2017 Award, which includes a 10,000 USD and an invitation to participate in the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2017.
SPNL submitted the Hima case for this award on two consecutive years. Last year SPNL received an appreciation letter from The Equator Committee stating that it was recognized among the Finalist of the Award. This years SPNL submission was titled “Hima A typical nature-based solution for the sustainability of natural resources & livelihoods through communal leadership”. Although the Approach was not considered among the winners, however SPNL Hima case was selected to be included on the Solution Database of the Equators website.
SPNL displayed solution of the Hima can be found on the following link.

http://www.equatorinitiative.org/2017/06/09/a-typical-nature-based-solution-for-the-sustainability-of-natural-resources-livelihoods-through-communal-leadership/

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