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Capacity building

We have 19 items tagged with ‘Capacity building’.
  • Man using a computer

    Q&A: CBA15 – build your skills

    The International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change is the global gathering focused on grassroots adaptation to climate change. This year, for the first time, organisers are hosting a whole day dedicated to training. Here we learn how the day will work and discuss the wider aims of this initiative

    11 May 2021 | Article | Climate change
  • Woman in workshop points at a poster. Audience looks at her.

    Capacity building for climate action and ambition: what have we learned?

    On 18 November, this IIED and ICCCAD webinar examined what we have learned from past capacity building initiatives and how we can ramp up climate ambition

    29 October 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • Comoros, the home of LDC negotiator Fatima Athoumani, has the Indian Ocean as a close neighbour (Photo: David Stanley, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    The sharp learning curve of an LDC negotiator

    Fatima Athoumani describes the fast-paced journey to representing her nation of Comoros at the UN climate talks

    12 December 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Junior negotiators and advisors under the ecbi programme gather during the workshop in Katowice (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Workshop helps negotiators from developing countries prepare for COP24

    Almost 30 climate negotiators from vulnerable developing countries attended a workshop before the Katowice climate talks to be briefed on the key issues and negotiating strategies

    6 December 2018 | News | Climate change
  • Front cover of a flyer

    IIED's pro-poor gorilla tourism project shortlisted for major award

    An initiative promoting local economic development near Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has been shortlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards

    29 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Landscape in Punakha, Bhutan

    Supporting LDCs to strengthen national legislative and policy responses in line with international climate commitments

    We help LDCs to strengthen their institutional, policy and legislative environments for enabling long-term national climate action, and thus drive global ambition to implement the Paris Agreement

    18 September 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • Participants in a 2016 short course for government officials from developing countries organised by ICCCAD and partners in Dhaka (Photo: ICCCAD, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The International Centre for Climate Change and Development

    Building long term capacity for adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh and across the Global South

    2 July 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • UNFCCC negotiations session, Bonn, May 2017 (Photo Janna Tenzing/IIED)

    Facilitating better representation of LDCs in the UNFCCC process

    Our participation support helps least developed countries in their efforts to increase their representation and engage fully and meaningfully in the UN climate talks

    28 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • A mountain gorilla

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project developed and tested new community-based tourism products and services to improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Lilongwe's residents call it the "Garden City" because of its many green spaces (Photo: Gome Jenda )

    Seeds of change: Lilongwe City Council recognises the value of urban nature

    Malawi's capital Lilongwe is one of Africa's fastest growing cities. Development has threatened its green spaces, but now city officials are working to integrate biodiversity into planning decisions

    21 March 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Women selling bananas in a street market (Photo: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Creative Commons via Flickr)


    RurbanAfrica was all about collaboration. Linking rural and urban parts of sub-Saharan Africa and addressing the critical connections, this project championed progress and challenged some of the myths that hinder development

    30 March 2015 | Project | Poverty
  • A man stands behind an electricity generator

    Energy literacy for all? Cracking the very hard 'soft side' of energy development

    Increasing energy access and transitioning from dirty to clean energy requires capacity building – but current capacity building efforts need a makeover to be effective. So far, it seams that capacity building measures just aren’t delivering results. This blog posts some thoughts and questions about the way forward.

    22 September 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Commercial logging in Tengchong, China. Photo: Simon Lim

    Supporting locally-controlled forest enterprises

    Locally-controlled forest enterprises are a key way to protect both forests and the livelihoods of those who live in and around them. But they can be weak and so small that profits are marginal. That’s why IIED is working to strengthen their capacity and organisation.

    11 September 2013 | Article | Forests
  • UNESCO considers Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area to be of global importance for biodiversity conservation, but it faces significant development pressure from tourism (Photo: Justin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Mainstreaming nature and biodiversity into wider planning and policy

    Biodiversity conservation, climate change and economic development must be tackled together by the institutions that drive policy, rules, plans, investment and action – a process known as ‘mainstreaming’. We aim to ensure this happens through research, capacity building and partnerships with key organisations, communities and other actors

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • This diagram illustrates how ambition for the Paris Agreement must be racheted up (Image: Clare Shakya/IIED)

    Helping parliamentarians drive national climate change policy

    Members of parliament can help break the international stalemate on climate change action by ‘domesticating’ global decisions, using national legislation. But to do that they often need long-term capacity-building programmes to catalyse the process: programmes that have support within the government and across parliaments

    18 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • Group of people talking in a circle

    Providing on-demand legal, technical and strategic advice to the Least Developed Countries Group

    IIED works to strengthen the position of least developed countries (LDCs) in international climate negotiations and related global forums. We do this by providing real-time legal, technical and strategic advice and research support to the LDC Group in the UNFCCC process. We collaborate directly with the LDC chair and members of the LDC Group's core team of negotiators in delivering our work.

    18 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • People visiting a village with solar panels

    Helping parliaments across the Southern African Customs Union region address climate change

    Parliamentarians can play a key role in building climate resilience by bringing constituents' concerns into national forums, scrutinising how governments are responding to domestic and global climate change issues, and ensuring policy continuity

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • Group of men and women pose for a photo on stairs

    Workshops that build climate negotiators' capacity: European Capacity Building Initiative training and support programme

    As part of efforts to create a more level playing field for government delegations taking part in global climate negotiations, IIED led a training and support programme that focused on building the capacity of UNFCCC negotiators from vulnerable developing countries, including the LDCs

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • CCAFS, together with partners, is trying to develop new ways to communicate climate change adaptation. Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)

    New ways to communicate climate change and adaptation - is it time for something “loopy”?

    We know that real change takes place when we learn by doing, and as development specialists we are all very good at telling people what to do. But as researchers and practitioners engaged in a shared learning process for change we still have a very long way to go.

    19 October 2012 | Blog | Climate change
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