Intergovernmental Organization

ICRAF, Embrapa Strengthen Cooperation on Alternative Biofuel Crops [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)16 September 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) have signed a cooperation agreement that builds on the relationship between the two institutions. Ravi Prabhu, ICRAF Deputy Director General for Research, said the agreement expands possibilities for collaboration between ICRAF and Embrapa not just within Brazil, but also in other regions where both institutions have active programmes, such as Central America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.

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ICRAF Urges Use of Indigenous Tree Species in Africa [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)September 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a policy brief on the use of trees on farms in Nigeria to tackle climate change mitigation and adaptation, and food security.

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IRENA Estimates Africa's Renewable Energy Potential [viewed]

IRENASeptember 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology have published a joint working paper examining the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability in Africa.

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Event: Africa and a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The African Union, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), UN Women and Saferworld, is organizing an event on ‘Africa and a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: Tools for Measuring Peace, Governance and Rule of Law'.  

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IOSEA Addresses Marine Turtle Conservation, Launches Network of Sites [viewed]

IOSEA12 September 2013: Representatives from 25 countries agreed on a series of measures to strengthen marine turtle conservation in and around the Indian Ocean at the Seventh meeting of the Indian Ocean-South-East Asian Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding Signatory States (IOSEA SS7). IOSEA also launched the IOSEA Network of Sites of Importance for Marine Turtles at the meeting.

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Event: Conference on Land Policy in Africa [viewed]

The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa, co-hosted by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) and the Forum on Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), will convene under the theme 'The next Decade of Land Policy in Africa: Ensuring Agricultural Development and Inclusive Growth,' in support of the 2014 African Union (AU) Year of Agriculture and Food Security. The conference, which will be held biennially, aims to create a continental land policy platform for presenting research and drawing stakeholder attention to the issues and status of land policy in Africa. The conference will include plenary and parallel sessions, side events, panel discussions and exhibitions, and will focus on six sub-themes: inclusive agricultural growth; land governance frameworks; women's land rights; land rights under different tenure regimes; experiences and best practices in land policies; and land administration.  

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IRENA Examines Renewable Energy Deployment in Islands [viewed]

IRENA2 September 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched two publications examining the deployment and benefits of renewable energy in island economies. ‘A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy Islands' presents case studies that illustrate innovative solutions and partnerships for advancing renewable energy deployment in small island developing States (SIDS). ‘Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism' analyzes four renewable energy technologies, and confirms that their use can significantly increase the competitiveness of the tourism sector on islands.

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TMFO to Monitor Impacts of Selective Logging in the Tropics [viewed]

CIFOR8 September 2014: Highlighting the importance of tropical forest monitoring, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) announced the launch of the Tropical Managed Forests Observatory (TMFO). The purpose of TMFO is to examine the impacts of selective logging on forests in the Amazon, Congo Basin and South East Asia.

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SADC Workshop Details Conservation Guidelines for Extractive Industries [viewed]

logo_biopama_colorsafe_793374 September 2014: A regional workshop hosted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, and convened in collaboration with the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has resulted in the elaboration of a framework for regional best practice guidelines for facilitating biodiversity conservation during the exploitation of mineral and hydrocarbon resources.

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Learning Event Highlights Adaptation and Resilience Links in African Drylands [viewed]

CGIAR4 September 2014: An event organized by the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security programme (CCAFS) of CGIAR and partners, brought together stakeholders from a diverse range of disciplines working with dryland communities across East and South Africa. Event participants shared experiences on climate change adaptation, particularly related to community-based adaptation (CBA).

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