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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.
Enhancing hydro-diplomacy to facilitate the review of the draft IGAD Regional Water Resources Protocol
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Water Unit in collaboration with the International Union for the Conversation of Nature (IUCN) conducted a two-day training course on Hydro-diplomacy and International Water Law to officials hailing from IGAD member states water sector ministries in Naivasha, Kenya from 7 to 8 July 2015. …
23 Jul 2015 | News story
By Claire Warmenbol. Did you know that the world today creates as much data in 10 minutes as in all of human history up until the year 2003? That is a lot of information. Amongst all this noise, how do environmental messages stand a chance of being heard? Or better, to have an impact and instigate change? …
14 Jul 2015 | News story
By Stefano Barchiesi. While recognising that it's approval is a statement of commitment by Ramsar Contracting Parties, the Strategic Plan 2016-2024 is a responsibility of all sectors to acknowledge the benefits wetlands provide for water supply, energy production, food security, disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. Policy and action to protect wetlands should therefore be developed in a coordinated way involving ministries of agriculture, mining, health, and infrastructure. Protecting wetlands is a shared responsibility. …
09 Jul 2015 | 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