IIED's March newsletter with the Barbara Ward Lecture, a blog series by outstanding women in development, forest business incubation and more.
Barbara Ward Lecture image with Gro Harlem Brundtland

Gro Harlem Brundtland to give 2018 Barbara Ward Lecture

The 2018 Barbara Ward Lecture will be delivered by the first woman Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, who chaired the UN World Commission of Environment and Development that presented the groundbreaking Our Common Future report on sustainable development.

Find out more about the lecture and register your interest in attending on the IIED website.

Q&A with Fatima Denton

Women are driving the change we need

Women’s voices are becoming more prominent in policy circles but more work is needed for this change to make a real difference to women on the ground.

Read the interview and check out our outstanding women in development blog series.

FFF support in Vietnam helped smallholders to establish FSC certified Acacia plantations (Photo: Vietnam National Farmers Union)
New blog by Duncan Macqueen

Mass mobilisation: boosting businesses and protecting forests

Phase 1 of the Forest and Farm Facility is coming to an end, with impressive achievements.

Read all about it and the role that mass mobilisation of forest and farm producers has played in its success.

A woman uses a firewood stove in Kisumu City, Kenya. Without city-wide data on electricity and fuel use available from utilities and companies, cities can survey a set of households on their energy use and extrapolate the results (Photo: Peter Kapuscinski/World Bank)
New blog by Alexandra Norodom

Global to local: supporting cities to meet the New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda sets ambitious sustainability objectives for cities. At the 9th World Urban Forum, IIED worked with local governments on how to deliver the wide-ranging goals.

Read more about the power of these inclusive processes.

A map of indigenous peoples’ territories in the Peruvian Amazon (Image: IBC Peru)
New blog by Brendan Schwartz

Creating a global 'land rights family': from knowledge to action


Community land rights are the focus of two new initiatives. The first, launched with an 'action shop' in Kenya, enables civil society organisations to share knowledge and chart new paths; the second supports communities to seek legal redress for violated rights.
The centre of Dongo village in Tanzania (Photo: Chih-Jung Lee)
Guest blog by Chih-Jung Lee

Shining a light on energy consumers in rural Tanzania

Chih-Jung Lee is a business analyst with Rafiki Power; this article is an excerpt from her research on consumer behaviour.

The Energy Change Lab, a programme of IIED and Hivos, is running a project that supports Rafiki Power to test solutions to help stimulate 'productive use' of energy in rural Tanzania.

ForBInc: Forest business incubation toolkit by and for Forest and Farm Producer Organisations
Toolkit, 58 pages

ForBInc: Forest business incubation toolkit by and for Forest and Farm Producer Organisations

Specific challenges exist in forest landscapes - they are perceived as high risk, and therefore forest business incubation needs a rather unique approach. 

By providing an approach to incubation that is adapted to the forest and farm landscape, this toolkit aims to address that gap. It is written primarily for second-tier umbrella organisations of forest and farm producers, who aspire to offer business incubation services for their members. 

Understanding and assessing equity in protected area conservation: a matter of governance, rights, social impacts and human wellbeing
Issue paper, 38 pages

Understanding and assessing equity in protected area conservation: a matter of governance, rights, social impacts and human wellbeing

Equity is increasingly recognised as a crucial issue for conservation, yet it is poorly defined and understood. Focusing on protected areas, this paper aims to help managers and policy makers make conservation fairer
 

The new face of informality in the Tanzanian mineral economy: Transforming artisanal mining through foreign investment?
Research report, 79 pages

The new face of informality in the Tanzanian mineral economy: Transforming artisanal mining through foreign investment?

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has long been a mainstay of Tanzania’s rural economy, contributing to the livelihoods of more than three million Tanzanians.

This paper aims to offer new insights into the opportunities and risks associated with leveraging foreign private capital in support of ASM development. 

IIED Briefing papers
IIED briefing papers

Briefings


Raising the bar on responsible investment: what role for investment treaties?

Financing forest-related enterprises: lessons from the Forest Investment Program
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