Environment and Conservation Resources

A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Environment and Conservation for NGOs and development professionals.

A Free Handbook for Parliamentarians: Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians has been jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). This Handbook sets out relevant human rights frameworks and highlights the role of parliamentarians in implementing Agenda 2030, to ensure no one, including LGBTI people,… [Read More]

Protect Our Species: Free Primer and Action Toolkit

We are seeing an unprecedented rapid reduction of plant and animal wildlife populations that is directly linked to human activity, from climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution, and pesticide use. The impacts are far-reaching and we must take action now to Protect our Species. Earth Day Network is committed to… [Read More]

A Free Water Project Toolkit

The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions,… [Read More]

Evaluating Effectiveness: A Framework for Assessing Management of Protected Areas

The evaluation of management effectiveness is generally achieved by the assessment of series of criteria (represented by carefully selected indicators) against agreed objectives or standards. The following definitions refer specifically to the context of protected area management effectiveness. Management effectiveness evaluation: is defined as the assessment of how well the protected area is being managed… [Read More]

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A Free Nutrition Cluster Advocacy Toolkit

The Nutrition Cluster was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process. It is a partnership that aims to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) response at country level that is predictable, timely, effective, and at scale. Within the context of… [Read More]

A Free Coordination Handbook: Child Protection in Emergencies

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide actors with guidance on how to coordinate child protection responses in humanitarian contexts in order to ensure more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies around the world. This Handbook is designed for situations where the international community is formally engaged with the humanitarian response… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition

The Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Initiative shares a new open-access guide that collects lessons learned from four partner countries to help others harness agricultural biodiversity to transform the food system for development, food security and nutrition. Throughout its six years of experience in Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey, the Biodiversity for Food and… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environments: Embracing Diversity

This Toolkit will be especially valuable for teachers who are working in schools that are beginning to change into more child-centred and learning-friendly environments, possibly due to reforms introduced by the Ministry of Education, a non-governmental organization (NGO), or another project. It provides you with useful tools to make your schools and classrooms more welcoming… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Analysis: Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia

‘Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia: A Toolkit for Analysis’, has been prepared to provide USAID Mission staff working in the E&E region with a resource for conducting gender analysis in the context of project design. It is intended as a tool to assist in implementing USAID policy on promoting gender equality and female… [Read More]