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  • Brisetha Hendricks talking to conservancy members. As well as rhino, the Uibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy has elephants, leopards, mountain zebras, kudu, gemsbok, ostrich, springbok, steenbok, duiker and klipspringer (Photo: Brisetha Hendricks)

    Q&A: Community-based natural resource management is the future

    Brisetha Hendricks is treasurer of a small Namibian community conservancy and also chairs the Southern Kunene Conservancies Association. In this interview she discusses her work for communal conservancies and the challenges of being a young woman undertaking a senior role in Namibia's conservancy movement

    15 November 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Women opening the fruit of the marula tree to extract the kernel for making marula oil (Photo: CIFOR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Encouraging collaboration: drafting a new law to stop biopiracy in Namibia

    Communities and indigenous groups have worked with Namibian government departments to analyse the value of their country's biodiversity and shape a national bill to protect genetic resources and the ecosystems in which they live

    21 March 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A woman explains the importance of guarding against future encroachments on her community's common land in Northern Uganda (Photo: LEMU)

    Protecting land and community resources in Africa

    Rural communities across Africa face a variety of threats to their claims to customary and indigenous land and natural resources. Advocates working to support these communities must draw on a range of experience and expertise. The NGOs Namati and Natural Justice brought together experts to consider the issues and published the results in a new book of 18 case studies

    7 March 2016 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Residents of Tsandi, a settlement in the Omusati region of northern Namibia, look at the community-led sanitation installation for houses being built by the Shack Dwellers' Federation of Namibia (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    Namibia's women lead the way in housing development

    Persistence, celebration and the First Lady's help have turned around the fortunes of women's savings organisations helping to meet Namibia's housing needs

    10 September 2015 | Blog | Urban
  • IIED research communications manager Rosalind Goodrich provided coverage from the third NBSAP 2.0 workshop at Midgard Estate in Namibia, where giraffes could be seen (Photo: Rosalind Goodrich/IIED)

    Mainstreaming biodiversity and development: Namibia workshop coverage

    Coverage of the third NBSAP 2.0 workshop in Namibia in July 2014 that considered what successful mainstreaming of biodiversity and development would look like

    29 July 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Community reblocking to improve settlement design and the quality of the neighbourhood in Namibia (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    Namibia shows how to support low cost housing

    Around a quarter of Namibians live in informal urban neighbourhoods; they live without secure tenure and without adequate access to services. So how has the country gained its reputation for progressive state action on housing?

    13 June 2014 | Blog | Poverty
  • Community-based conservation has worked for black rhinos (Photo: Park Street Pro via

    Wanted: Community wildlife conservation success stories

    Ensuring local communities benefit from wildlife is key to successful conservation in the long term and can also help to fight the illegal wildlife trade. Share your community success stories with us on World Wildlife Day.

    3 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Hippos bask in the sun in Botswana.

    Botswana: Biodiversity and dragons come together

    With the Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, a new biodiversity project highlights its importance and draws out tensions that arise when biodiversity is put at the centre of development policies.

    22 May 2013 | Blog | 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
  • 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
  • A man carries buckets filled with water from a water tanker in Retiro, a shanty town in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Basic service provision shouldn’t just be a money maker

    Are utility companies forgetting that their core function is to provide services and not just make money?

    8 October 2012 | Blog | Urban
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