Eastern and Southern Africa

Vulnerability assessment training

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) has carried vulnerability assessment training across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The training uses the tools such as Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) developed by CARE; and CRiSTAL (Community-based Risk Screening Tool - Adaptation and Livelihoods) produced by IUCN, IISD, SEI and Intercoperation. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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JCP and IUCN going through plans of the Greening Soweto project

2010 FIFA World Cup – IUCN supports the greening of the route to Soccer City Stadium

The world will again converge in South Africa to watch the 2010 World Cup. Despite the fact that people will come to watch the soccer world cup games, it is expected that many will visit tourist attractions and historical sites and places such as Soweto and Robben Island. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Africa Ministerial Council on Water

IUCN at Africa Water Week

Mainstreaming climate change in integrated water resources management will be a key topic at the 2nd Africa Water Week in Johannesburg, 9-13 November. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

Website logo for CEC member Haroldo Castro's media expedition in Africa

CEC Member Begins Media Expedition in Africa

Journalists based in Africa are invited to contact Haroldo Castro - environmental journalist, photographer, blogger and CEC member. Meet Haroldo as he travels across Southern and Eastern Africa producing feature stories for Brazil's Globo Network. He calls his project Lights of Africa.  …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story
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Raoul du Toit Peter Scott Award

Rhino conservationist honoured

On 19th October, the IUCN Species Survival Commission presented the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit to Zimbabwean Raoul du Toit, in recognition of his exceptional efforts and successes in the field of African rhino conservation. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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Sudan Marketing Workshop

Communities to benefit more from trees in NE Sudan

Natural resources in NE Sudan offer win-win solutions: natural products from indigenous trees and other plants are well adapted to local climatic conditions, they contribute to environmental conservation and they can contribute to sustainable income generation in local communities.  

04 Jun 2009 | News story

Traditional and modern energy use.

No energy security without ecosystem security in Eastern and Southern Africa

Experts have designed a series of ecosystem and livelihood principles for energy decision-makers, which are relevant not just regionally but globally. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Kalama Conservancy in Kenya’s dry lands of Samburu District

IUCN drylands strategy gains momentum

IUCN ESARO organised and hosted a Global Drylands strategy meeting at the Wasaa Conservation Area from March 16th – 19th. Participants came from around the world and included Regional Technical Coordinators, Commission members and Staff from the Ecosystem Management Programme in Gland. This positive and productive three day meeting led to an agreement over the Dryland Programme’s strategic objectives and a plan of action for developing a Global Drylands Initiative. …  

08 Apr 2009 | News story
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Eastern and Southern Africa regional office