Report on the GDSA South-South Exchange to Costa Rica is now available!

Earlier this year, the GDSA facilitated a South-South Exchange between the Governments of Rwanda and Costa Rica (with representatives from the South African government also attending); an overview of the exchange can be found here.

We are now pleased to release the report from this South-South Exchange, complete with forewords from Miguel Ángel Rodriguez, the Former President of Costa Rica and Dr. Edgar Guitérrez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica and President of the 2017 UN Environment Assembly. 

Cover of the South-South Exchange report.

Cover of the South-South Exchange report.


In addition to capturing the lessons learned of the exchange in the report, we also captured the importance of South-South Exchanges more broadly in the video below (courtesy of Kalahari Images).

Many thanks to the entities and communities that made this trip possible, including the many individuals in Costa Rica who hosted the Exchange participants while in country. Thanks also to IUCN for assistance in Rwanda with logistical assistance prior to the onset of the trip and to Conservation International for hosting and funding the Exchange.