The China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform has brought together forest governance players from China and eight African countries. It has been producing evidence on the nature of these engagements, linking actors from both sides, and identifying policy and research gaps.
Through the DCF project, NEF, IED Afrique and IIED work with communities in Senegal and Mali to establish frameworks to manage climate adaptation funds (CAF) that support local investments in resilience. Local governments are given discretionary authority over CAFs which finance community investments. The investments are selected through participatory processes, and take account of the concerns of the most vulnerable groups. Three funds with a value of £500,000 have been created in each selected region of Mali and Senegal, to be distributed among targeted communities.
Findings from the DCF project will be presented at CBA11 (register to attend below).
New publications this month
In India, many people living on the outskirts of cities, or peri-urban areas, face poverty, increasing marginalisation and food insecurity. Yet peri-urban agriculture could be a major contributor to poverty alleviation and food security.
The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)
The CBA11 theme is ‘Ecosystem-based adaptation’ and will examine the benefits and challenges of incorporating natural resources and ecosystems into climate adaptation work.
It is your last chance to register for field trips. Field trips taking place over three days before the conference give delegates the chance to understand the realities of community-based adaptation on the ground. This video shows a field trip that took place at CBA10 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which focused on 'enhancing urban community resilience'.
The Shaping Sustainable Markets research group is looking for someone to coordinate finance, administration, communications, and support the group manager. The post-holder will primarily be responsible for finance, including budget management, financial planning, reporting, monitoring and procurement.
Closing date: 10am on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 (BST)