International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
In this month's issue...both sides of the trophy hunting debate, evaluation and the SDGs and sustainable fisheries management in Bangladesh. 
Refugees arriving in informal settlements, such as this one in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, face even more challenges than existing habitatants to access to services, such as language barriers

Revealing the hidden refugees in African cities

A growing number of refugees and displaced people are living in cities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa – but governments are slow to recognise and meet their needs. The extent of the refugee crisis in the Middle East keeps Western media attention focused on arrivals in Europe and other well-resourced countries, making it easy to forget the large number of people moving within and between nations elsewhere.
 

News and blogs

Politicians, farmers, and civil society and church leaders broadcast their commitments to take action to improve food systems live on KRC’s radio station, KRC 102 FM The Farmers' Voice.

Food summit secures strong commitment to drive change in Ugandan food systems


A two-day gathering in the town of Fort Portal, western Uganda, concluded with firm pledges to tackle deepening problems in the region's food systems.  

Trophy hunting under fire

Cecil the Lion's legacy now extends to princes and politicians, but shouldn't the poor also have a say? Dilys Roe, principal researcher at IIED provides analysis of both sides of the trophy hunting debate
 

Spotlight on... Evaluation and the SDGs

The first in a series of briefing papers from EVALSDGs and IIED highlights that evaluation will be crucial to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals, and that this means more than just measuring progress on individual indicators. At present, there is considerable focus on how to measure progress using indicators, but evaluation must go beyond measurement, to consider whether progress is equitable, relevant and sustainable. Such evidence will help demonstrate public sector accountability and accelerate change by focusing attention on enhancing learning and innovation.

New publications this month

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals. And the UN Conference Habitat III, to be held in October 2016 is meant to agree on 'the new urban agenda' through which these goals are to be met. The latest edition of the journal Environment and Urbanization, 'From the MDGs to the SDGs and Habitat III', looks critically at whether the much-needed changes in urban policy and practice will be achieved
Balancing carrots and sticks: incentives for sustainable hilsa fishery management in Bangladesh, is a new synthesis report and the outcome of a Darwin Initiative-funded project which has sought to improve the effectiveness of a incentive-based hilsa management scheme in Bangladesh. The report assesses the current ecological and socio-economic dynamics of hilsa fishery management in Bangladesh.
 
Are you involved in trying to get biodiversity issues into development plans? Do you want to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable use of biodiversity with people in the Ministry of Finance or Planning, Health or Transport? Or perhaps you want to work with a journalist to see more discussion in the media of the importance of biodiversity for development? If so, then this new booklet, provides advice for writing for these audiences, with practical tips that will give your content a better chance of being read.
 
A macrosolar installation is carried out on a school in Zambia.

EVENT: Reimaging development in the LDCs

The challenges and opportunities that the Sustainable Development Goals create for the least developed countries will be discussed at an event in London next month.

The Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group, IIED and the ESRC's STEPS Centre will host a dialogue on Monday, 13 June to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) create for LDCs and seek ways forward above and beyond the current implementation debate.
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Job vacancies

Senior researcher – Climate Change Group


The Climate Change Group at IIED is looking for a highly skilled individual to contribute to IIED's work on decision-making processes under the UNFCCC, and implementation of those decisions at the national level to ensure that they deliver equitable and just outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable countries
Closing date: 4pm, Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 

Coordinator – Director’s Group


This role is based in the Director’s Group, which sits at the centre of the organisation, supporting the director and the chief operating officer in working with staff across IIED.
Closing date: 4pm on Thursday, 19 May 2016 

Production manager


The Communications Group at IIED is seeking a communications professional with significant experience of managing a wide range of production processes.
Closing date: 4pm on Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Coordinator (communications and publications)


IIED is seeking a French-speaking coordinator to provide communications and publications support for its legal tools and water teams.
Closing date: 4pm on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 
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