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The Kaburi Village Council yesterday signed a Grant Agreement for G$3.4M with the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programmefor the implementation of a project that would foster sustainable management of the Kaburi Village forest. The project entails training members from the village involved in timber harvesting in forest management, surveying and mapping, and directional tree felling and log conversion at stump. In addition, a five-year Harvesting Plan would be developed and adopted by the village.
Eight Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) received grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Woodbine Room, Cara Lodge. The SGP is a project funded by the GEF and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which provides grants directly to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to design and implement projects that will bring environmental and livelihood benefits to communities.  
The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace. UNDP welcomes this decision as it marks a new step in the United Nations advocacy efforts to highlight the benefits of sport and healthy lifestyles on broader social development. Sport is seen as an important…