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Capacity building

We have 13 items tagged with ‘Capacity building’.
  • 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
  • ICCCAD's logo

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Least Developed Countries map from Wikimedia Commons 2006

    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
  • 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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