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Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future
25 May 2021
Tanzania

A cyclone, known as Jobo, made landfall near Dar es Salaam in late April. By this point it had weakened to a tropical depression and impacts were, thankfully, minimal.

OIL PROGRESS Petroleum and Mining CS John Munyes at the Lamu Port on Thursday. Image: BRIAN OTIENO
10 May 2021
Kenya

The process of land acquisition for the laying of the 824-km Lokichar-Lamu Oil Pipeline, also known as the Kenya Crude Oil Pipeline, is expected to be completed in December.

Residents draw water from a stream in Palukere Village, Atiak Sub-county, in Amuru District in February. The village is located in the area where the irrigation project will be established. PHOTO | TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY
3 June 2021
Uganda

The government has embarked on fresh negotiations with land owners in Amuru District to secure land for the establishment of a Shs70 billion irrigation scheme.

Sanyu Phiona
24 May 2021
Uganda

In Uganda, more women (88 per cent) than men (78 per cent) are primarily engaged in agriculture [UBOS 2020]. Yet, women working in agriculture face more challenges than their male counterparts. 

Why it’s time we woke up and listened to the ocean
8 June 2021
Tanzania

The importance of protecting biodiversity is not lost on Tanzanians. Our country is well known for its incredible beauty and diverse ecosystems: home to an incredible 24 percent of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

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28 December 2020
Namibia
  • Reconnaissance Energy Africa, an oil and gas company with headquarters in Canada, has recently begun exploratory drilling in northern Namibia.
  • Conservationists and local communities are concerned over the potential environmental impact that oil and gas extraction could have on such an important ecosystem.
LesothoIFADSustainableDevelopment
8 December 2020
Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently signed on to the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) extension of the Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farmers.

Inflated Deals Creat Debt Trao for Future Generations
1 December 2020
Lesotho

UNLESS Lesotho governments refrain from the habit of awarding grossly inflated tenders for various infrastructure projects, future generations will be caught up in a massive debt trap which will only impede the country’s development, analysts have warned.

African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner
22 October 2020
Lesotho

Maseru, Lesotho, 23 October 2020 – The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address persistent climate risks and scale up national disaster risk management and financing efforts.

From left, Mukelo Mnisi, Sindiso Masuku and Muzi Shongwe photographed inside Ngwenya Mine's Lion Cavern. They worked for Salgaocar during its 2011 to 2014 operations. Working conditions were as terrible as the low pay, they say. Picture: Supplied
26 October 2020
Eswatini

A licence to restart work at an iron ore opencast mine has been issued despite complaints of poor working conditions and dust and water pollution affecting the surrounding areas.

President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: Gallo Images / Lefty Shivambu)
19 April 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congo Basin’s forests and peatlands are a major component of Earth’s life-support systems, and it is a key supplier of vital minerals needed to build a low carbon economy. The case for the people of the Congo to benefit from not exploiting these resources is irrefutable.

CONGO BASIN: Climate change threatens biodiversity
12 January 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the forests of the Congo Basin, rising temperatures and erratic rainfall are adversely affecting wildlife resources. The availability of edible mushrooms and caterpillars has fallen by about 80%. This is according to a study published on 5 January 2021 by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

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ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide.

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We are a nonprofit group of researchers activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, environmental governance, corporate and government accountability. Our small team of activists work tirelessly and relentlessly in Uganda to extend legal services to the very poor and to preserve our natural resources.

We also network with a fantastic broad network of part-time and volunteer members on the ground whose dedication to our cause is crucial to our operations.

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS is one of four agencies in USDA's Research, Education and Economics mission area. ARS is charged with extending the nation's scientific knowledge and solving agricultural problems through its four national program areas: nutrition, food safety and quality; animal production and protection; natural resources and sustainable agricultural systems; and crop production and protection.

The Association of Environmental Lawyers of Liberia (Green Advocates) is Liberia's first and only public interest environmental law organization dedicated to  ensuring the protection of the environment, defending human rights, empowering and amplifying the voices of poor people who are victimized in resource exploitationand by using the rule of law to hold state and non state actors accountable for their actions.

Both Ends

Together with environmental justice and human rights groups from poor and developing countries, Both ENDS works towards a sustainable, fair and inclusive world.

The vision of Both ENDS is a world where long-term environmental sustainability and social equity take priority over short-term profits.

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Who We Are

The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) is an association comprised of individuals with a professional interest in topics related to the economics of agriculture, food, natural resources, and the environment. CAES members include economists and other social science professionals in universities, government, non-government agencies and the private sector, and undergraduate and graduate students. CAES members include Canadians and others, in Canada and elsewhere.

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The Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL), a registered charitable organization, is a leading national centre of expertise on energy and environmental policy and law issues relating to Alberta's energy and natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has developed an international reputation for excellence in resources, energy and environmental law, and pursues a three-fold mandate to undertake research, education and publication activities on energy and the environment. 

CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:

- research partnerships

- education and training

- development of concepts and tools

- raising awareness,

- policy advice.



CDE focuses on:

- management of natural resources,

- integrated regional development, and

Centro Terra Viva (CTV)

Missão 
Uma gestão dos recursos naturais baseada em conhecimentos científicos, ambientalmente sã, economicamente viável e institucionalmente responsável.

Visão 
Contribuir para uma melhor fundamentação técnico-científica das decisões ambientais, para que os apelos à participação pública na gestão ambiental, incluídos nas políticas, estratégias e na legislação ambiental nacional sejam respondidos, positivamente, por uma sociedade civil com capacidade de dar contribuições informadas e relevantes nesta área.

The Cloudburst Group (also known as Cloudburst Consulting Group) was founded in 2005 and is a registered small business providing management consulting services to public and private clients in the United States and internationally. We are a mission-driven organization, focused on providing solutions for issues around land, housing, and health. We are headquartered in the Washington DC area–in Landover, Maryland–with a network of satellite offices and consultants spread across the globe.

CNVP (Connecting Natural Values and People) is a Dutch based organization operating in the Balkans. Being part of the forestry team within SNV http://www.snv.org a group of committed forestry engineers decided to establish CNVP in July, 2012. From its origins up to today this small team of enthusiastics has grown to 25 people from diversified backgrounds. Currently CNVP is implementing projects in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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