África del Este y del Sur

Limpopo Joint Management Board

The Limpopo Joint Management Board welcomes the IUCN-CESVI transboundary project

The Joint Management Board (JMB) of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) has welcomed the activities that the IUCN-CESVI Limpopo Transboundary Programme is implementing in the GLTFCA. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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IUCN Footprint

IUCN places its footprints at the Africa Water Week

IUCN mounted a successful exhibition stand and a side event at the 2nd Africa Water Week held in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 9-13 November 2009. The exhibition showcased IUCN work including WANI toolkits and PACO publications on the Volta basin and most of the published were picked before the middle of the week and people kept on asking for more IUCN documents. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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Female Pastoralist

Empowering women in pastoral societies

The World initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) has released a report that showcases best practices on pastoralist women’s empowerment. Authored by by Fiona Flintan on behalf of WISP, the report focuses on pastoralist women from pastoral communities across the world. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Kalahari Landscape

Experts endorse priority interventions for the Molopo-Nossob River Basin

IUCN convened experts and government officials from the Molopo-Nossob River Basin to discuss and agree on priority activities to tackle land degradation in the Kalahari-Namib ecosystem and promote joint management involving Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Eye witness: Zambia

Communities across Southern Africa are looking to new ways of coping with the impacts of climate change, mainly the droughts and floods which are disrupting their farming cycles and undermining their livelihoods. They are learning how to sustainably manage the natural resources that are critical to sustain them in uncertain conditions. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Limpopo project sakeholders

A move towards a transboundary forum for local leaders in Limpopo

Local government and traditional authorities around the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) have unanimously agreed to have a regional forum at which local leaders could meet and share ideas on the transboundary management of natural resources. This was agreed at a regional meeting held on 1st to 2nd November at Tshipise Forever Resort in the Vhembe District of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, and brought together local government and traditional authorities from each of the participating countries (Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe). …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Community Consultation in Kikuletwa

The establishment of Kikuletwa Catchment Forum takes off in Pangani River Basin

The Pangani Basin Water Office is implementing the Pangani River Basin Management Project (PRBMP) with technical assistance from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and the local NGO PAMOJA. The project is generating technical information and developing participatory forums to strengthen Integrated Water Resources Management in the Pangani Basin, including mainstreaming climate change, to support the equitable provision and wise governance of freshwater for livelihoods and environment for current and future generations. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Flame lily

IUCN and SADC demonstrate commitment to the 2010 biodiversity targets - A Regional Action Plan to halt the loss of biodiversity in southern Africa

The SADC Secretariat in collaboration with IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have embarked on a process of developing the Southern Africa Regional Biodiversity Action Plan demonstrating a commitment to the 2010 Biodiversity Target. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Organic soap

The relationship between HIV/AIDS and the Environment under a microscope

The HIV/AIDS pandemic affects every person, organization and sector in Africa. This includes the natural resource sector where impacts include loss of human capacity for natural resource management and changes in use of land and natural resources. IUCN-ESARO is working in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to improve the understanding of the relationships between HIV/AIDS, the environment and livelihoods. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Vulnerability assessment training

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) has carried vulnerability assessment training across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The training uses the tools such as Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) developed by CARE; and CRiSTAL (Community-based Risk Screening Tool - Adaptation and Livelihoods) produced by IUCN, IISD, SEI and Intercoperation. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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