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Mar 02, 2016

The artisanal fishery sector in Mauritania is an important sector from a poverty-environment and gender perspective. Currently artisanal fishermen/women work in harsh conditions and with rudimentary tools resulting in poor catches, poor quality of the end products and as a consequence low...

Nov 13, 2015

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (13 November 2015) – The conference “Gender Equality and Sustainable Development for Transformative Change” took place on 12-13 November 2015 at the American University of Central Asia.   The conference focused on the agenda of sustainable development up to 2030. It ...

Oct 15, 2015

Women form a large proportion of agricultural labor force in sub-Saharan Africa and thus play a vital role in ensuring family nutrition and food security. In eastern and southern Africa, agriculture continues to be a key engine for...

Sep 25, 2015

NEW YORK – Environment ministers and representatives from governments, international organizations, civil society and the finance sector met today to build momentum for new policies that will accelerate the transition to a more inclusive and sustainable world by supporting the 2030...

Sep 14, 2015

In December this year, as countries will gather in Paris to decide on goals and actions to tackle climate change and its far-reaching effects, the question on everybody’s mind will be one of economics – given the mounting costs that climate change poses on our economies, how can our governments...

Aug 24, 2015

In 2008 the Government of Rwanda introduced a ban on plastic bags. The ban has helped to reduce litter in both urban and rural areas and have through south-south exchanges,...

Aug 24, 2015

Rwanda’s Vision 2020 recognizes the private sector as one of the six main pillars for driving social and economic development. The private sector can play an important role in securing livelihoods, ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and minimizing environmental impacts of its...

Aug 13, 2015

Public and private sector investments can have a significant impact on environmental sustainability and local livelihoods. If managed in a transparent, inclusive and sustainable manner public and privately financed projects can have a positive impact on livelihoods without having a negative...

Jul 31, 2015

In early May this year, delegates from the Government of Lao PDR visited the Philippines to exchange lessons and experiences on the issue of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) and monitoring of foreign and domestic investments. The mission’s objective was to strengthen the...

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