Access and benefit sharing

A narrow swath of field lies between two forested areas, with a red-roofed pagoda towards the back and a view of the sea
With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda...
Once used for rice cultivation, the fields were abandoned due to water scarcity and rapid population expansion. Several businesses expressed interest in developing the area to accommodate the 1,700...
The Chairs of CEESP and the Theme on Equity, Rights and Governance (TGER) seek nominations/expressions of interest for the position of SPICEH Chair (...
Nominations should be submitted to Iben Munck at iben.iucn.ceesp@gmail.com and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations, and nominations of other people, are both...
Project’s Official Name: Mobilising Private Investment for Community-based, Carbon Intensive Landscape Restoration (PILaR), 2013-2016 Cooperating Partner: Norwegian Agency for...
Proyectos Restauración Forestal, Península Yucatán, México
Project’s Official Name: Accelerating Action on REDD+ through Forest Landscape Restoration, 2015-2018 Cooperating partner: Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI...
The Chairs of CEESP seek nominations/expressions of interest for the position of Regional Vice Chair in Meso and South America. Candidates for the...
  Regional Vice Chair(s) provide leadership and guide the development and implementation of CEESP’s work within their region.  They also promote the establishment of regionally based...
The 78th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, held in Monrovia, Liberia, on 1 and 2 June 2017, adopted the Directive on the...
The adoption of the directive by ECOWAS is an important step for the construction of better dams. States will have to transpose it into their legislation, in principle within three years. This...
Group photo during the launch of TROSA in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Over the last decade, IUCN has been working with governments, civil societies and academics in Asia on trans-boundary hydro-diplomacy through its...
On 19 June 2017, Oxfam in Bangladesh launched a five-year project to promote improved policies and practices that protect the rights of communities along the trans-boundary Brahmaputra-Meghna river...
Benefits of forest conservation for rights and levelihoods, featured by FLEG (Forest law enforcement and governance) project.
Two years ago, on a field survey in Bac Kan Province in Viet Nam, we heard about a farmer who needed 30 stamps to get a permit to harvest a single...
Thanks to good personal relationships, the farmer finally got his permit. But he was the only one in the commune who managed to overcome such a complicated process. While harvesting naturally...
Benefits of forest conservation for rights and levelihoods, featured by REDD+ project (Rights-based and livelihoods-oriented approaches are effective...
Participatory research and development involving the community and building on local knowledge, Diourbel region, Senegal
The CEESP Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) works to advance approaches to the conservation of nature that are grounded in and promote...
Main areas of work TGER contributes to the achievement of the CEESP mandate and program, working in close collaboration with other CEESP Themes and groups. Main current and recent areas of work...
Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level
After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year...
As the project enters its bridging phase before the next five-year consolidation of the previous decade’s efforts, take a photographic journey through the top 10 achievements of Tanguar Haor’s...

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