Case Study Database

The Equator Initiative’s online best practice database

Welcome to the Equator Initiative Case Study Database. Here you will find detailed case studies on Equator Prize winners – a growing network of local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Each case study documents project catalysts, the genesis of winning ideas, institutional frameworks and governance systems, key activities and innovations, biodiversity impacts (species, habitats and ecosystems conserved), socio-economic impacts (changes in household income, community infrastructure, health, education and empowerment), policy impacts, financial and social sustainability, successes and challenges with replication, the role of partnerships and much more.

Search by the categories listed below to access case studies in a variety of thematic areas, fields of work, and ecosystems in developing countries around the world.

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    Association Tchadienne des Volontaires pour la Protection de l'Environnement (ATVPE, Chadian Volunteers’ Association for the Protection of the Environment)
    ▸ Year: 2014
    ▸ Country: Chad
    ▸ Language: French

    Association Tchadienne des Volontaires pour la Protection de l'Environnement (ATVPE, Chadian Volunteers’ Association for the Protection of the Environment)
    ▸ Year: 2014
    ▸ Country: Chad
    ▸ Language: English

    Abrha Weatsbha Community
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Ethiopia
    ▸ Language: Tigrinya

    Abrha Weatsbha Community
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Ethiopia
    ▸ Language: Amharic

    Abrha Weatsbha Community
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Ethiopia
    ▸ Language: English

    Zenab for Women in Development
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Sudan
    ▸ Language: Arabic

    Zenab for Women in Development
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Sudan
    ▸ Language: English

    Zan va Zamin (Women and Earth)
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Tajikistan
    ▸ Language: Tajik

    Zan va Zamin (Women and Earth)
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Tajikistan
    ▸ Language: English

    Yayasan Pengelolaan Lokal Kawasan Laut (Community-based Marine Management Foundation)
    ▸ Year: 2008
    ▸ Country: Indonesia
    ▸ Language: Bahasa Indonesia

    Yayasan Pengelolaan Lokal Kawasan Laut (Community-based Marine Management Foundation)
    ▸ Year: 2008
    ▸ Country: Indonesia
    ▸ Language: English

    Yayasan Mitra Tani Mandiri (Foundation for Partnership with Independent Farmers)
    ▸ Year: 2010
    ▸ Country: Indonesia
    ▸ Language: Bahasa Indonesia

    Yayasan Mitra Tani Mandiri (Foundation for Partnership with Independent Farmers)
    ▸ Year: 2010
    ▸ Country: Indonesia
    ▸ Language: English

    Yayasan Kerang Lestari Teluk Pemuteran (Pemuteran Bay Coral Protection Foundation)
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Indonesia
    ▸ Language: Bahasa Indonesia

    Yayasan Kerang Lestari Teluk Pemuteran (Pemuteran Bay Coral Protection Foundation)
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Indonesia
    ▸ Language: English

    West Africa Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL)
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Liberia
    ▸ Language: French

    West Africa Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL)
    ▸ Year: 2012
    ▸ Country: Liberia
    ▸ Language: English

    Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS)
    ▸ Year: 2008
    ▸ Country: Ghana
    ▸ Language: French

    Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS)
    ▸ Year: 2008
    ▸ Country: Ghana
    ▸ Language: English

    Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme (PISP)
    ▸ Year: 2014
    ▸ Country: Uganda
    ▸ Language: English