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Building Capacities on Responsible Land Investments in Ethiopia

23 December 2022

The project on Promoting Responsible Governance of Investment in Land (RGIL) organized a Training of Trainers (ToT) on responsible land investment for 29 experts drawn from federal institutions, civil society organizations and investor associations. 

Climate change drowning West African coastline

22 July 2022

Erosion and tidal surges are threatening fishing communities in West Africa. As a result, many people are fleeing inland — losing their livelihoods. The sea has already encroached two meters into the country's interior.      Rising sea levels threaten many fishing communities in West Africa…

Evicting people from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro conservation area is a bad idea, there are alternatives

28 April 2022

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania is a spectacular area made up of expansive plains, forests and savanna. It’s also home to a huge caldera – a depression that forms when a volcano erupts and collapses – known as the Ngorongoro Crater. The Conservation Area, covering about 8…

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Kenya's Devastating Floods: A Stark Reminder of our Land Stewardship Role

3 May 2024

My heart aches for all those who have lost their loved ones from the tragedy facing Kenya today as the death toll nears 100. Heavy rains have lashed Kenya in recent weeks, causing widespread flooding that has displaced thousands, destroyed infrastructure, and devastated livelihoods. In the interest…

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WORLD BANK CLIMATE WEBINAR | Women’s Land Rights and Access to Results-Based Climate Finance in REDD+ programs

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Climate Funds Management Unit (SCCFM) will host a discussion of gender equality in results-based climate finance with experts in the field on March 7th.