UNDP EQUATOR INITIATIVE CASE STUDY SERIES
Local and indigenous communities across the world are advancing innovative sustainable development solutions that work or people and or nature. Few publications or case studies tell the ull story o how such initiatives evolve, the breadth o their impacts, or how they change over time. Fewer still have undertaken to tell these stories with community practitionersthemselves guiding the narrative. To mark its 10-year anniversary, the Equator Initiative aims to ll this gap. The ollowing case study is one in a growing seriesthat details the work o Equator Prize winners – vetted and peer-reviewed best practices in community-based environmentalconservation and sustainable livelihoods. These cases are intended to inspire the policy dialogue needed to take local successto scale, to improve the global knowledge base on local environment and development solutions, and to serve as models orreplication. Case studies are best viewed and understood with reerence to ‘
’, a compendium o lessons learned and policy guidance that draws rom the case material.
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Dearbhla Keegan, Matthew Konsa, Erin Lewis, Whitney Wilding
Edayatu Abieodun Lamptey, Erin Atwell, Jonathan Clay, Joseph Corcoran, Sean Cox, Larissa Currado, David Godrey, Sarah Gordon,Oliver Hughes, Wen-Juan Jiang, Sonal Kanabar, Dearbhla Keegan, Matthew Konsa, Rachael Lader, Erin Lewis, Jona Liebl, Mengning Ma,Mary McGraw, Brandon Payne, Juliana Quaresma, Peter Schecter, Martin Sommerschuh, Whitney Wilding
Sean Cox, Oliver Hughes, Dearbhla Keegan, Matthew Konsa, Amy Korngiebel, Kimberly Koserowski, Erin Lewis, John Mulqueen, Lorenade la Parra, Brandon Payne, Mariajosé Satizábal G.
The Equator Initiative acknowledges with gratitude MWCT, and in particular the guidance and inputs o Ms. Kira Siebert, Communicationsand Development Coordinator. All photo credits courtesy o MWCT. Maps courtesy o CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia.
United Nations Development Programme. 2013.
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Kenya
. Equator Initiative Case Study Series. NewYork, NY.