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  • Lots of people park their motorbikes to gather

    Q&A: How COVID-19 is impacting rural Africans in the Sahel

    Sidiki Diarra and Camilla Toulmin interview a group of young men, in Bamako, Mali, who have migrated from the village, to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level

    26 May 2021 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Headshot of Adam Thiam

    Remembering Adam Thiam

    IIED senior fellow Ced Hesse reflects on the character and achievements of his friend and former colleague Adam Thiam.

    23 March 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Fledgling mangroves with a woman on the right of the image

    Devolved Climate Finance (DCF) Alliance

    An alliance of government and non-government organisations is promoting a mechanism for delivering climate finance to the local level for inclusive climate adaptation

    28 January 2021 | Article | Climate change
  • Two women draw water from a well

    Land, investment and migration: a portrait of village life in Mali

    In the last 35 years Dlonguebougou, a rural community in the drylands of central Mali, has experienced significant social, economic and environmental change.

    1 June 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • Book cover

    Book summary: Land, investment and migration: thirty-five years of village life in Mali

    A new book by Camilla Toulmin shows how villagers in Central Mali have experienced and responded to a wide range of challenges over the last 35 years

    19 March 2020 | Article | Climate change
  • Camilla Toulmin holding her new book

    Climate change, conflict, migration, and land grabs: 35 years of village life in Mali

    Camilla Toulmin’s book spanning the last 35 years explores the many forces and pressures facing people and their families in Dlonguébougou, Mali

    19 March 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Artisanal miners of Mali

    Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

    Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation

    8 October 2019 | Blog | Law
  • Policymakers in Kenya meet with researchers and smallholder farmers to learn about locally appropriate solutions to climate change (Photo: Timothy Mwaura, CIGAR)

    Devolved climate finance approach forges new ways of working between citizens and state

    Devolved climate finance programmes incorporate local knowledge and community priorities into decisions about how climate finance is planned and budgeted. At CBA12, practitioners will discuss the different components of these programmes, exploring the environment when they are most effective and why, and sharing experiences from several contexts

    9 May 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Dlonguebougou, is a village of 1,500 people in the commune of N'Koumandougou, on the northern edge in central Mali (Image: Google Maps)

    Long-term change in the Malian Sahel: portrait of Dlonguebougou village

    IIED has documented social and environmental change in the village of Dlonguebougou in central Mali. The research has examined transformations to land use, people, and livelihoods in this dryland region over 35 years

    14 August 2017 | Project | Climate change
  • A sunset in rural Mali: a new day is dawning towards securing the land rights of rural communities (Photo: Kurt Paterson, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: How a new law in Mali is securing villagers' rights to land

    A recently passed agricultural land law gives rural communities in Mali new rights to their traditional lands. Camilla Toulmin finds out more from an expert

    10 August 2017 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Oxen plough teams bring bigger fields and easier farmwork (Photo: Camilla Toulmin/IIED)

    Notes from the field – Dlonguebougou, Mali

    Returning to the village in Mali she first studied 35 years ago, senior fellow Camilla Toulmin finds three changes remarkable

    11 April 2017 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Screenshot from animation explaining how decentralised climate funds operate (Image: Near East Foundation)

    How devolved climate finance can deliver climate resilience at local level

    IIED and partners are highlighting the potential of devolved climate finance to deliver climate funding that is equitable and responsive to the needs of local people.  The organisations say that local climate adaptation planning offers significant benefits, particularly for people in poor and marginalised areas, and have released an animation that explains how decentralised climate funds operate, and the benefits they offer, that will be screened at a side event on devolved climate finance at COP22

    14 November 2016 | News | Climate change
  • The University of Southampton made a series of large scale photos of the village ranging from 1952 to 2016. Toulmin met with villagers to discuss what the images might mean for the future (Photo: Camilla Toulmin/IIED)

    Rainfall, grazing, families and land in Dlonguebougou

    As part of research recording 35 years of change in one village in Mali, IIED senior fellow Camilla Toulmin highlights five key observations from a recent field visit

    9 November 2016 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • A pastoralist with camels in Niger. Pastoralists use resources flexibly and adapt to climate variability more easily than many other groups. State policies that favour settled agriculture are more of a challenge (Photo: Stephen Andersen/IIED)

    Does climate change cause conflicts in the Sahel?

    The Sahel is often recognised as a hotspot of violent conflict. As climate change becomes a leading global political issue, an emerging and increasingly powerful policy narrative presents global warming as a major driver. But how valid is this argument?

    13 September 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Learning route participants interact with local communities in Isiolo, Kenya (Photo: Timothy Mwaura/CGIAR)

    Seven ways to build resilient local economies in fragile contexts

    Approaches developed in Mali, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania offer insights for building resilience in areas facing risks of climate change, disasters and conflict

    24 August 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman carrying groceries in the village of Bouwéré, Mali. Assessments looked at how women experienced resilience to climate disruption (Photo: P.Casier/CGIAR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Monitoring and evaluation in a local context

    Assessing how climate change adaptation and development investments can strengthen local people's resilience to climate extremes

    18 July 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The growing economic centre of Merti town on the Ewaso Ng’iro river, arid lands of Kenya (Photo: Caroline King-Okumu)

    Drylands: volatile, vibrant and under-valued?

    Since 2006, we have done significant innovative work with partners to dispel the misconception that drylands are unproductive, generating evidence on returns from drylands to contribute to positive policy by challenging policymakers' misconceptions that drylands are economically inefficient and environmentally destructive

    14 July 2016 | Project | Drylands and pastoralism
  • The Bandiagara plateau in Central Mali has been hit by repeated droughts. Climate change is making the weather unpredictable, resulting in poor harvests and increased malnutrition (Photo: Irina Mosel/ODI, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Mali is extremely vulnerable and unable to combat climate change impacts

    In the fifth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group, Malian forest and water engineer Bayo Mounkoro talks about the climate change challenges faced by Mali

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Women farmers in Senegal face challenges over land ownership. A recent workshop looked at how more equal land access could be achieved (Photo: vredeseilanden, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Getting to the root of gender equal land governance

    A workshop in Senegal revealed that issues over equal access to land for men and women may not be as simple as they at first seem

    23 September 2015 | Blog | Gender
  • A farmer on his motorbike on the bank between irrigated fields. In the background, pylons carry hydroelectric power from the Sélingué dam (Photo: Mike Goldwater/GWI)

    For smallholders and dams, one size doesn't fit all

    Photos taken for the Global Water Initiative in West Africa in villages around the Sélingué dam in Mali show that when it comes to the irrigation schemes surrounding large dams, there is no 'standard' example of a family farmer

    6 August 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Stunted crops in the Kaffrine region of Senegal are the result of a lack of rainfall, jeopardising farmers’ harvests (Photo: Daniella Van Leggelo-Padilla/World Bank, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Local climate adaptation: bridging the funding gap

    Communities often know how to adapt to changes in the climate and extreme weather events but they lack access and control over the funds which could help them put these solutions into practice

    9 July 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Sheep grazing dry season pastures in Mopti, Mali (Photo: Near East Foundation)

    Decentralising Climate Funds in Mali and Senegal

    IIED is part of a community of practice in Mali and Senegal supporting local government to access and disburse climate finance, investing in priorities chosen with communities for adapting to climate change. Including local knowledge and experience in government planning is vital to the success of the investments.

    19 March 2015 | Project | Climate change
  • Timbuktu, Mali: A woman pours water from an irrigation canal onto her garden. Mali's climate-resilient agricultural plan will promote better irrigation systems (Photo: Marco Dormino/MINUSMA)

    Least developed country leaders say "follow us" to tackle climate change

    The unsung heroes of the UN climate summit were the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), says Achala Abeysinghe

    6 October 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Rains in Dlonguebougou begin with huge duststorm, big wind, howling, dust then darkness. Then heavy rain (Photo: Camilla Toulmin/IIED)

    Eight insights from 30 years of visits to a village in Mali

    Over the past three decades IIED director Camilla Toulmin has visited Dlonguebougou, a village in drought-prone central Mali, every two to three years. She charts the changes she has seen

    18 July 2014 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Women smallholders replanting rice in the irrigated area around the Bagré dam in Burkina Faso (Photo: Barbara Adolph/IIED)

    La riziculture irriguée à grande échelle: l'État doit prendre en compte les perspectives des paysans

    New report by the Global Water Initiative stresses importance of considering views of farmers in agricultural policies

    3 June 2014 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Drying medicinal plants, the knowledge of which is passed down through generations. In South Asia alone, there are more than 8,000 plant species with known medicinal value (Photo: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit)

    Sustaining local food systems and agricultural biodiversity

    How and under what conditions can decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers promote food systems that adapt to changing conditions and climates and maintain agricultural biodiversity?

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A person's baby finger is covered in ink so they can vote during the 2013 Presidential elections.

    Mali election: A Presidential run off

    A second round of elections will now have to be held following a “calm” first vote. Challenges to be overcome include poor voter turnout in the north and heavy rains.

    6 August 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • Woman collects water for irrigation in Selingue, Mali. Photo: Khanh Tran-Thanh

    Ensuring water is equitably allocated and governed

    IIED helped bring about fairer and more sustainable water governance to ensure poor and vulnerable communities didn't miss out

    5 August 2013 | Project | Water
  • A man walks past the river Niger in Mopti, Mali.

    Bamako baroke – talking politics and drinking tea

    People in Bamako, Mali support different politicians — but share remarkably similar political priorities.

    12 June 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • Mali – A pathway out of crisis

    Tomorrow in Brussels a meeting will be held of governments and multilateral organisations to discuss with the Malian government and civil society groups how best to help the country overcome its cu

    14 May 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • The mud-walled village in Mali, near the town of Diabaly, surrounded by fields and baobabs.

    Behind the headlines in Mali

    As French and Malian combat soldiers fight al-Qaeda-linked groups in Mali, the director of IIED reflects on her experiences of life in a village near Diabaly, close to the conflict.

    18 January 2013 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • A pick up truck lies mostly submerged under a water in a flooded street.

    Five moments from 2012 that could spell change for the planet

    The big events and non-events from this last year that could have long-term repercussions on the sustainable development of our planet, from IIED's Director.

    7 January 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Mali: Uncertainty as all sides wonder, 'What Next?'

    The army was deeply frustrated and angry with the sitting president's seeming lack of appetite for going into battle with the Tuareg rebels in the north of the country, and a shortage of resources

    29 March 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Five ways to bring benefits from large dams to local communities

    A study into how large dams in West Africa have affected local people has identified ways to share the benefits of future dams more equitably and create development opportunities for communities.

    23 November 2011 | News | Natural resource management
  • Deliberative democracy: citizens' juries

    Citizens’ juries can foster greater inclusion and democratic pluralism in policymaking. This project looked at citizens’ juries in Mali and India to find out how they can influence policymaking

    3 October 2008 | Project | Food and agriculture
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