The World Social Forum in Nairobi in January 2007 was a timely New Year rallying event for Kenyans to revisit the fundamental principles for building a democratic and sustainable society as we prepare for December 2007 elections.The current organizing principles of the institutions that govern us in Kenya are narrow and serve the few at the expense of the many millions of Kenyans that live in abject poverty. Yet, from all corners of the country it is acknowledged that it is within our collective ability to create a healthy and sustainable society that serves and work for all
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2007Kenya
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Caribbean, Haiti
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2016Global
This LEGEND bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST) during the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2012Africa
The principle goal of the LPI is “to assist member states in the implementation of the AU Declaration on land Issues and challenges in Africa, in accordance with the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa, in order to achieve socioeconomic development, peace and security, and environmental sustainability”.To facilitate the implementation of the AU Declaration of Land Issues and Challenges in Africa through: Advocating for the inclusion of land in the development agenda, strategies and programs of African tripartite organizations, Regional Economic Communities, African Member Sta
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Africa
This document focuses on the Side event COP21: Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D). CR4D is an African-led initiative supported by partnership and leadership of African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Global Frame-work for Climate Services (GFCS). ACPC hosts CR4D Secretariat
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2019Ethiopia
Large-scale agricultural investments (LSAI) in Ethiopia are expected to provide input for the processing industry and to bring foreign currency as well as technology transfer to the country, while the local communities will benefit from employment and infrastructure improvements related to these investments. But the results of investment projects have been rather limited so far. In the past, the land identification (and verification) process for LSAI, due to various reasons, was not implemented with the required accuracy, which often resulted in environmental and social problems.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 1996China
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Ethiopia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017
With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2007
The present distribution of forests and the degree of their transformation by man are the results of natural factors and cultural development. The limit between forested areas and open spaces, as well as differences between intensively used forests and those showing small or no traces of human intervention, is determined by social needs and values, economic opportunities and political regulations. Forests are currently perceived by the population as physical and social spaces profoundly influenced by timber use and forest management.
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