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Reflections from Zimbabwean farmers on West Africa Peasants’ Seed Fair

28 March 2023

The 7th annual West Africa Peasants’ Seed Fair, hosted by the West African Committee for Farmers’ Seeds (Comité Ouest Africain de Semences Paysannes ­– COASP), was held in Zoungbonou, Benin, from 9-11 March 2023, bringing together 75 exhibitors from 25 countries, predominantly from the West African…

Sierra Leone Land Destruction

Sierra Leone passes globally unprecedented legislation related to climate and the environment

9 August 2022

Freetown, August 8, 2022 – Sierra Leone’s Parliament has passed two groundbreaking bills that transform communities’ ability to protect their land rights and the environment. The new legislation serves as a model for the rest of the world.   Passed by unanimous votes, the Customary Land Rights and…

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…

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Woman in the fields in Sierra Leone, 2012

Data Story: What makes and breaks achieving women's tenure security

8 March 2023

Celebrating Women's International Day, we take a tour to Sierra Leone and put our lens on specific factors that affect women's perception of being insecured in their lands. This data story is based on fresh data from partner organisations Green Scenery, Resource Equity and the University of…

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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.