Issue Briefs A-Z

  • The Power of Local Action: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator Prize
  • Harnessing local environmental knowledge in East Africa
    Jan 1, 1999

    The publication, published in partnership between UNDP and SIDA's Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA), presents the outcome of a regional workshop held in February 1999 in Tanzania with participation by NGOs and farmer innovators from the three countries, key national and international partners of the programme and others.

  • Jun 15, 2006

    In 2005, UNDPs Drylands Development Center and the International Land Coalition hosted a workshop that addressed key land tenure issues in Africa that influence food security, environmental sustainability, agricultural intensification, conflict, peace building and broader rural development. This publication contains 12 briefs that summarize select papers presented at this workshop.

  • Second African Drought Risk and Development Forum Report
    Aug 1, 2007

    The Second Forum on African Drought Risk and Development (ADDF2) was held in Nairobi in October 2006. The Forum focused on the Greater Horn of Africa, following a drought that triggered a food crisis in that region. The report outlines key messages and recommendations for practitioners and policy makers along with key themes that emerged from the discussions.

  • The Global Drylands Imperative: Devolving Resource Rights and the MDGs in Africa
    Jul 1, 2007

    The paper analyzes a sample of existing or in-formulation policy frameworks governing access and security of tenure over major natural assets such as land, forests and wildlife. The fundamental question that runs through the analysis in the paper concerns the extent to which security of resource tenure can mediate the achievement of the MDGs.

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