May 2, 2016Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network: Monthly NewslettersThis monthly newsletter aims to keep the practitioners and decision-makers engaged in different aspects of drought risk management (DRM) at local, national, regional and broader levels in the loop on the enormous volume of news and information emerging on DRM especially in Africa and Asia.
Mar 1, 2016Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challengesA biodiversity project in Afghanistan works with residents of the park on interventions that address immediate needs but also the long-term future of Band-e-Amir and Afghanistan’s other vulnerable areas of natural importance.
Dec 3, 2015Sustainable Living in the Heart of the DesertIn the Karakum region of Turkmenistan, adaptation techniques address the manmade factors contributing to desertification and help communities adapt to the changing climate.
Oct 15, 2015Gender and Drylands Development: Empowering Women for ChangeWomen’s land rights and their importance for women’s empowerment and wider development goals have gained increased attention in recent years. However, gender inequality in land rights in dryland countries and across the developing world more broadly remains pervasive. This is related to discriminatory socio-cultural norms that are found in customary and statutory institutions and practices that differ according to local contexts. In addition, women often lack representation and the authority to make decisions in land management and governance. Three new studies explore the issues of gender justice with respect to dryland land rights, governance and resilience.
Oct 7, 2015Delivering Results in Degraded Lands for People and Planet