Africa

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Africa” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Sustainability and inclusion strategy for growth corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN)
Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash Stories behind SUSTAIN       SUMMARY: IUCN is leading the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (...
Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural...
We have two major lakes, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Rukwa, and several rivers like Rwiche and Katuma which ensure water supply and fishing and agricultural activities. Despite the production of major...
The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme...
Nearly three years in the making, The Restoration Initiative (TRI) – a partnership of three Global Environment Fund (GEF) implementing agencies (IUCN, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and...
CEM Southern and East Africa Regional Chair: Ian Little CEM Steering Committee Focal Point: Birguy Lamizana Countries of the Region Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia...
An IUCN concept for an inclusive finance fund is a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – 2019. We hope that this is just a...
On 20 February in Frankfurt, Germany, at a meeting of advisors of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, a concept for a fund to scale up IUCN’s mechanism for inclusive community level...
West Africa remains one of the most biologically rich places on the planet, containing more than 9000 species of plants, a thousand species of...
Nestled amidst the bustling activity near Monrovia, a team of experts from Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone gathered with IUCN and the Manu River Union (MRU) to begin the process of...
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural...
Photo: BIOPAMA     The first phase of BIOPAMA ran from 2011-2017, with the second phase starting towards the end of 2017.  The overall objective of BIOPAMA (2017...
National land-use planning laws and institutional frameworks are essential for materializing the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 into concrete local action. Land-use planning laws not...
Nairobi, Kenya November 18-23, 2019.
The congress which wil be held from 18 - 23 November 2019 is expected to review Africa’s overall progress towards implementing global commitments related to conservation as well as discuss challenges...
The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress shares knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for...
Visit the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 website Discover The Promise of Sydney What are protected areas?
IUCN, together with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Life Cycle...
Co-founded by leading environmental consulting firm Quantis and ecodesign centre EA, the PLP is a multi-stakeholder initiative to develop better metrics that will help companies identify operational...
By Michael Kwame Nkonu. Like many countries in East Africa, Tanzania is dealing with the impacts of climate change which are often manifested in...
Tanzania is a rapidly growing economy with annual growth rates averaging 6.73 percent from 2002. Agriculture remains critical to the economy and contributes about 25% to GDP. There is a significant...

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