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In this issue...watch our new animation on sustainable fisheries, find out what football and forests have in common, and IIED launches a new five year strategy.

IIED newsletter, March 2014


News and blogs

A goal worth scoring: Lessons from winning football teams can improve the supply chains of commodities that drive deforestation.

Football’s winning ingredients can help forests in Kenya and Tanzania

Teamwork, competition and game-changers are all needed to transform commodity chains that currently drive deforestation.
sustainable fisheries certification
In the absence of electricity, students in Bangladesh are given charger lights so they can study at home
A giraffe takes stock at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Social Assessment of Protective Area fieldwork has started
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Our work

IIED launches new five-year strategy

Engaging for change strategy document
We are pleased to announce IIED’s new strategy for the period 2014-2019, which outlines our ambitious plans for change. We want to push the boundaries of research, build partnerships and engage people and organisations at local, national and global levels, to achieve our mission of building a fairer, more sustainable world.
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Publications

thumbnail image - publication cover Understanding agricultural investment chains: Lessons to improve governance

Drawing on ten case studies of recent large-scale land deals, this report aims to improve understanding of the investment chains that underpin the deals.  It also identifies pressure points for effective public action to ensure that investments respond to local and national development agendas and promote inclusive sustainable development.


Public Policy Responses for a Climate Resilient Green Economy in Ethiopia


The post-2015 development framework: Priorities for the least developed countries

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Briefings

thumbnail image of briefing The Forest and Farm Facility:building strength in numbers

Forest and farm producer organisations offer benefits on three fronts: social, environmental and economic. Above all, when forest and farm producers organise, they gain the strength their numbers warrant. The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) works to engage with a huge spectrum of producer organisation across countries and contexts. This briefing describes the stages, benefits and challenges of organising, and explains FFF’s strategies.

What can green climate fund learn from SREP's role in engaging the private sector

Multi-stakeholder governance strengthens sustainable livelihoods in Bosawás, Nicaragua
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Events

International Conference on Community Based Adaptation

CBA8What are the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices? The 8th international conference on community-based adaption (CBA8) will provide the latest thinking from climate scientists, policy makers and practitioners to answer this question, and to share lessons learned. If you can't attend, you can register as a virtual participant to watch conference presentations and receive regular updates throughout the event.

Date: 24-30 April 2014
Where: Kathmandu, Nepal
Register: Please register by following the link below
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Jobs

Researcher, Drylands

Department: Climate Change Group
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London, Edinburgh (or East Africa if appointed on a consultancy basis)
Closing date: 4pm Wednesday 16 April
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