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Newsletter, February
This month we report on a new fisheries animation and webinar, food security, lots of new briefings and more.
No hidden catch: why small-scale fisheries matter
New animation

No hidden catch: why small-scale fisheries matter

A new animation from IIED – the second instalment in a three-part series – urges policymakers around the world to recognise the value that small-scale fishing brings to national economies.

Watch the animation.

Blog by Sam Greene

CBA13: galvanising locally-based adaptation in a crunch year for climate action

The pressure is on: this year’s flagship event in Ethiopia is a crucial opportunity for getting local adaptation solutions firmly on the global climate policy radar.

Read the blog.

Register for CBA13.

"CBA13 is a crucial opportunity to showcase local initiatives that are building climate resilience of people on the frontline of climate change."

–  Sam Greene, IIED researcher 
The experiences of mountain communities in Kyrgyzstan were shared at a learning exchange (Photo: Alan Zulch)

Mountain communities stress the importance of biocultural heritage for global food security

Ahead of an intergovernmental forum on biodiversity and food security, the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has published a report highlighting the importance of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge for climate adaptation.

Find out more.
Small-scale fishers in Vietnam depend heavily on coastal resources (Photo: Hội An, Vietnam by Thijs Degenkamp on Unsplash)

So far yet so close: why the high seas matter to vulnerable coastal communities 

At a webinar on 18 March we will discuss the interconnectedness of the high seas and coastal waters, and what this means for vulnerable coastal communities.

Join the webinar.
A cook serves up the daily soup at the Achumani market in La Paz (Photo: Mauricio Panoso)

IIED and partners urge citizen involvement in international food policy debate

IIED and Hivos highlighted the importance of listening to citizens' voices at a recent international conference on sustainable food systems. A related exhibition included screenings of the award-nominated film 'A turn for a better'.

Read about the conference and watch the film.
A Tanzanian woman farmer displays her crop. With commercial pressures on land increasing, women farmers in Africa need support to understand, and speak up for, fair land governance (Photo: Georgina Smith/CIAT, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Philippine Sutz 

Strengthening women’s voices in land decisions: what works?

IIED senior researcher Philippine Sutz draws together key lessons from Ghana and Tanzania on how to get women’s voices heard in local land governance.

Read the blog.
Accessing land and shelter in Mogadishu: a city governed by an uneven mix of formal and informal practices
Project report, 11 pages

Accessing land and shelter in Mogadishu: a city governed by an uneven mix of formal and informal practices

In Mogadishu, access to and ownership of land is a significant driver of conflict. Contestation over this resource affects how Mogadishu’s residents acquire and own shelter and property, especially since establishing legal ownership and competing clan considerations complicate the situation. 

Read the report.
Biocultural heritage for resilient mountain communities
Workshop report, 68 pages

Biocultural heritage for resilient mountain communities

The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) aims to support capacity development for biocultural heritage, climate change adaptation and sustainable food systems through community-to-community exchanges in 11 countries. 

This report presents the results of the fifth INMIP learning exchange.
IIED Briefing papers
IIED Briefing papers


So far, yet so close: ecological connectivity between ABNJ and territorial waters

Marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: a ‘common heritage of mankind’

Chinese investment in Uganda: new impetus for sustainable development?

Climate crisis planning: a toolkit for building local urban resilience

Ecosystem-based climate adaptation: building on the positives in El Salvador
Latest advertised roles at IIED 
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Latest advertised roles at IIED 

We are currently advertising an opportunity for an HR advisor and a Coordinator (maternity cover) in our forest team.

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