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Capacity building

We have 10 items tagged with ‘Capacity building’.
  • A mountain gorilla in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Photo: Francesco Veronesi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    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 will develop and test new community-based tourism products and services that 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 is all about collaboration. Linking rural and urban parts of sub-Saharan Africa and addressing the critical connections, this project is championing progress and challenging some of the myths that hinder development

    30 March 2015 | Project | Poverty
  • Sumba, Indonesia: A local man operates a new diesel-rice-husk-powered electricity generator. It currently serves 70 households and could serve more.  The government pays for it, contractors build it and the community runs it (Photo: Sarah Best/IIED)

    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
  • Two oryx bound away across grasslands in Namibia.

    Integrating biodiversity and development in policy processes

    Biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction must be tackled together by the institutions that drive policy, rules, plans, investment and action for both – 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
  • Southern African parliamentarians on a fact finding mission to the Kuyasa Clean Development Mechanism project in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa.

    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
  • Least Developed Countries map from Wikimedia Commons 2006

    Supporting climate change negotiators from Least Developed Countries

    IIED works to strengthening the position of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in international climate negotiations. We are working to build the capacity, knowledge and expertise of LDC negotiators to ensure more equitable outcomes for the countries they represent.

    18 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • Helping parliaments across the Southern African Customs Union region address climate change

    In 2010 IIED worked on a programme to build parliamentary capacity to adapt to and mitigate climate change in southern African countries. We commissioned ‘in country’ researchers to work with parliamentarians and their staff as they described and assessed the parliamentary institutions, their roles and relationships within government, and their effectiveness at addressing climate change issues. The programme included a study of Scotland to offer a comparison with a more developed nation.

    17 December 2012 | Article | 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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