Africa

New Alliance: Framework for Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments

Food Security

Technical experts from G7 donors (UK, US, Germany, France), AU Land Policy Initiative and FAO have compiled a due diligence framework for land related investments based on existing standards, guidance and good practice, to support responsible investments under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

Habitat III Regional Meeting for Africa

Date
Miércoles, Febrero 24, 2016 to Viernes, Febrero 26, 2016

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.

In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene, the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.

The LEGEND Challenge Fund now accepting applications

LEGEND Challenge Fund

KPMG has launched a Challenge Fund on the behalf of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), which supports the development and testing of innovative approaches and partnerships for strengthening land governance, with a specific focus on piloting approaches to responsible land-related investments. Two concurrent funding windows are now open, details of which can be found at http://landportal.info/partners/legend/kpmg-challenge-fund/funding.

Convocatoria de manifestación de interés: hubs nacionales o regionales para compartir datos abiertos y conectados (Linked Open Data) sobre la tierra

La Fundación Land Portal está tratando de encontrar un pequeño número de socios de dimensión nacional o regional que están interesados en desarrollar flujos de informaciones relacionadas con la gobernanza de la tierra, teniendo en cuenta  sus intereses geográficos o temáticos. La fundación Land Portal está particularmente interesada en colaborar con proveedores de informaciones reconocidos o con organizaciones que trabajan con la gobernanza de la tierra y que consideran conveniente mejorar el desarrollo de sus servicios informativos.

Successes in African agriculture [IFPRI Issue Brief]

Successes in African agriculture [IFPRI Issue Brief]

Agricultural growth offers a potentially powerful tool for spearheading broad-based poverty reduction in Africa.

Strategies for adapting to climate change in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategies for adapting to climate change in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

The ten ASARECA member countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) have adopted, or are planning to adopt, a range o

Climate change implications for water resources in the Limpopo River Basin

Climate change implications for water resources in the Limpopo River Basin

This paper analyzes the effects of climate change on hydrology and water resources in the Limpopo River Basin of Southern Africa, using a semidistributed hydrological model and the Water Simulation

The potential impact of AIDS on population and economic growth rates

The potential impact of AIDS on population and economic growth rates

This paper examines the current status of HIV/AIDS infection, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and reviews existing models that look at the future impact that the disease is likely to have on po

Vida urbana

Vida urbana

Data from many countries show that the concentration of poverty and malnutrition is shifting from rural to urban areas.

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