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Kandadji, Niger

NIGER : Securing land rights in irrigated areas

A national forum on legal protection of land tenure in irrigated areas, chaired in the town of Konni on 7-8 May to analyse the current challenges arising from socio-economic issues around land rights in existing and future irrigation schemes in Niger.

The aim was to seek consensus on recommendations to enable the government to pursue its ambitious strategy of investment in irrigation while at the same time respecting traditional rights and ensuring social harmony.
This forum brought together about 80 participants from eight regions of Niger and included representatives from: producer groups and cooperatives, traditional authorities, national and local authorities, government technical services, civil society organizations, technical and financial partners.
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Tanzania

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Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa)

Focusing on water and food security, land resources and climate change resilience, SUSTAIN-Africa is a new programme that will support action on sustainability and social inclusion in growth corridors in Africa. The current phase of SUSTAIN-Africa will run from 2014-2018, emphasising delivery through partnerships. The programme is coordinated by IUCN and the IUCN Netherlands Committee, who will work together to build and support partnerships for implementation of SUSTAIN among IUCN Members, government, business and stakeholders at all levels.

East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Climate change and dams threaten natural World Heritage, warns IUCN

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

25 Jun 2015 | International news release

Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Zarqa River

Blog from the World Water Forum VII: It’s the economy…and a river runs through it

By James Dalton, IUCN Coordinator Water Initiatives. This year the focus of the 7th World Water Forum was on implementation – something everyone strives for but which can become forgotten at events often more intent on policy debate.  …  

09 Jun 2015 | News story

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IUCN at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

At the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland 8 to 13 May 2011, IUCN will be calling for policies to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters through effective management of natural resources. …  

02 May 2011 | Event

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ReSource Awards for Sustainable Watershed Management

The International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is an internationally recognised prize acknowledging leadership in the implementation of the principles of sustainability in watershed management. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, is a patron of the ReSource Awards. …  

23 Mar 2011 | Event