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Low carbon production in Costa Rica

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Micro, small and medium size local producers mitigate and adapt to climate change thanks to local capacity development initiatives on low carbon and resilient technologies, through knowledge management, south south cooperation and microfinancing.

Rural farming communities and local producers in Costa Rica have changed into sustainable production technologies with the support of Fundecooperacion, a non-profit and multisectoral organisation with a  focus on achieving sustainable development goals and long-term partnerships. Fundecooperación has promoted a south-south cooperation approach based on reciprocity, knowledge exchange and practical learning among producers in the field on low carbon technologies, in alliance with strategic (public and private) organizations.

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One of our projects received the South-South Cooperation Award for Partnership.

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Within the framework of partners in South-South Cooperation, funded by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by Fundecooperación for Sustainable Development, the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio) was able to conduct two collaboration projects in Benin and Bhutan, with institutions related to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, between 2008 and 2010. This project received the South-South Cooperation Award for Partnership during the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo).

 
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Mangroves! - A volunteer from Benin to Costa Rica

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Do not miss this video that shows how South-South Cooperation continuos working among the partner countries. Eben is staying in Costa Rica for two years, working, learning with us and teaching us about the wonderful mangroves. Click here.

Ebenezer Houndjinou is working in the Osa Peninsula since January 2012.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-COP 18

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Project "Development of local capabilities in low carbon and eniromentally friendly agricultural technologies"

This project is intended to contribute to the protection of the enviroment, economic growth, and the food security of the communities concerned, throught the promotion and sharing of low carbon agricultural technologies and the integration of the farmers as agents of change. It is being carried out under the South-South Cooperation Program (Costa Rica, Benin, Bhutan) supported by the Goverment of the Netherlands and administered by Fundecooperacion. 

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A new direction for international co-operation

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sscSouth-south co-operation is making a comeback, but it's time for an aid model that does away with such outmoded categories.

One of the many revolutions taking place in the world of international aid and co-operation is the rebirth of a movement that challenges what is now generally described as the "traditional" aid model. Instead of a vertical donor-recipient approach to aid giving,south-south cooperation (SSC) emphasises horizontality and mutuality.

At a conference in Bogotá last week, sponsored by the Colombian and Indonesian governments, delegates reaffirmed their view that, with developing countries growing fast, SSC has as much to say about the future of international development as western aid.

Read the full article of The Guardian