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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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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.
20 May 2014 | News story
On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both. …
22 Mar 2014 | News story
A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …
29 Jan 2014 | News story
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
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