Participants discussed the variety of informal economies around the world, shared lessons, explored challenges and highlighted success stories from their home countries. 'Informality and inclusive green growth' uses eye-catching photos and infographics to capture some of the evidence and insights from the event, and summarises the key discussion points made on the day.
In this Environment and Urbanization Brief, we explore who will address the goals laid out in the 'New Urban Agenda' which will be agreed at the Habitat III conference in October.
'A new urban agenda?' suggests that what is needed is to acknowledge the role of local democracy in successful cities, and how new urban agendas got buy-in from local governments in the past.
Although conservation interventions aim to protect biological and cultural diversity, they can affect communities in a number of ways. Focusing on indigenous peoples, Conservation standards: From rights to responsibilities aims to provide a set of draft conservation standards and aims to encourage discussion and collect feedback.
The Communications group has an exciting opportunity for a marketing professional experienced in digital technologies to raise awareness, manage dissemination and increase the impact of IIED among our priority audiences.
Closing date: 4pm (BST) on Monday, 5 September 2016
IIED is looking for a research professional to work in its Human Settlements research group. This exciting opportunity would be ideal for someone interested in urbanisation issues - including urban poverty, urban governance, urban food security, rural-urban linkages, and infrastructure for economic development.
Closing date: 4pm (BST) on Thursday, 15 September 2016
IIED is looking for a bid support manager to work closely with research groups and play a critical role in supporting the bid-proposal preparation process, ensuring proposals reach the highest professional standards and support the achievement of IIED’s fundraising strategy.
Closing date: 4pm (BST) on Sunday, 18 September 2016