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  • Women working the land

    Study shows how training is shaping women’s awareness of their land rights

    A recent study of two Senegalese villages showed how training women on land access is helping them claim their land rights. But disparities in results between locations and the use of customary practices as the preferred way of accessing land highlighted that CSOs’ strategies and approaches need to reflect local realities, and ensure women from different groups and geographies also benefit

    27 May 2021 | Blog | Gender
  • People sitting around a meeting table

    What role do local governance frameworks play in strengthening women’s voices in land governance?

    Across East and West Africa, IIED and partners have been developing and testing approaches to strengthen women’s voices in local land governance. Philippine Sutz reflects on the role and impact of local governance frameworks as these approaches are implemented in different contexts

    8 March 2021 | Blog | Gender
  • 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
  • A group of women writing notes on a poster.

    Can promotion groups help strengthen women’s access and control over land?

    In Senegal, women’s ‘promotion groups’ have traditionally been vehicles for helping women share resources, ideas and experiences to increase income. But they are also – somewhat expectedly – enabling women to access and control land, although with limitations. Guest blogger Ibrahima Dia discusses

    24 November 2020 | Blog | Gender
  • Women using hoes in a crop field in Kilosa, Tanzania.

    Blog series probes principles: what works for women’s land rights?

    A new blog series featuring voices from East and West Africa will take a closer look at a set of principles we think strengthens women’s land rights. Here, IIED’s Philippine Sutz tells us what to expect

    15 October 2020 | Blog | Gender
  • Woman tilling soil with a hoe.

    Bringing attention to what works for women’s land rights

    Coinciding with the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, IIED launches a new series of blogs exploring core principles that can help to strengthen women’s land rights in the global South

    15 October 2020 | News | Gender
  • The Saloum Delta Biosphere Reserve in Senegal (Photo: El Hadji Ballé Seye/UICN-Sénégal)

    EBA Evidence and Policy: Senegal

    IIED and IUCN are using evidence from the EPIC Project piloted in Senegal to explore the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation as well as inform and influence national adaptation and mitigation planning processes and policies

    2 April 2019 | Project | Biodiversity
  • 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
  • A farmers’ house in Bandevouri, South Region, Cameroon. Bandevouri is one of several locations where the Centre for Environment and Development seconded a law graduate to assist rural people in legal matters (Photo: Thierry Berger)

    IIED webinar: improving accountability in agribusiness investments

    This webinar on 6 June 2017 discussed how rural people can increase the accountability in agribusiness investments, looking at examples from Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal

    16 May 2017 | Event | Land acquisitions and rights
  • 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
  • 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
  • Delegates at the 4th Session of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in West Africa (Photo: GWI West Africa)

    ECOWAS water ministers agree to build fairer dams

    The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) has approved a proposal for a directive designed to ensure future water infrastructure projects respect the environment and benefit all

    16 December 2015 | News | Land acquisitions and rights
  • 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
  • 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
  • Women walking along Sélingué dam in Mali, June 2014 (Photo: Lucile Robinson/GWI West Africa)

    ECOWAS encourages states to learn from returns on investment of large dams in West Africa

    Government representatives and economists from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Burkina Faso to review the economic impacts of large dams

    25 March 2015 | News | Land acquisitions and rights
  • 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
  • Farmers tend crops in a field

    Legal and social accountability tools in agricultural investments in West Africa

    In recent years, a wave of large-scale acquisitions of farmland for plantation agriculture has taken place in Africa, Asia and Latin America, fuelled by changing agricultural commodity prices, expectations of rising land values and public policies to promote long-term food and energy security. Developing tools to improve accountability is critical in ensuring that investment processes respond to local needs and aspirations

    9 October 2014 | Project | Land acquisitions and rights
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Chen showing Lila Buckley his innovative method for growing potatoes in straw nests.

    A Chinese farm in Africa

    Chen promotes new agricultural techniques in China, but he dreams of farming in Senegal because he wants to share his skills and do something meaningful.

    13 September 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • 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
  • Strengthening pastoral civil society in Senegal

    This project aimed to improve the livelihoods of pastoral groups in Senegal by strengthening their capacity to influence the decisions and activities that affect their lives at local and national levels

    4 September 2008 | Project | Drylands and pastoralism
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