East and Southern Africa

Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Tana Basin
A scientific expedition on the Walters Shoal seamount
Engaging business to secure international public goods
All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation...
Businesses rely on natural resources for their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to remove waste, and maintain soil, water and air quality. At the same time, businesses can have...
Sio-Malaba-Malakisi basin stakeholders’ workshop
The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) basin, shared between Kenya and Uganda, faces constraints from reduced water quality and quantity in large parts of the...
The cooperation among the two riparian countries has over the years evolved to a formal establishment of a Project Management Unit and a Regional Project Steering Committee under the Nile Basin...
Simien National Park, Ethiopia
Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting, taking...
The park is one the oldest natural World Heritage sites, inscribed in 1978 for its spectacular landscapes, which are home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and...
Protected area categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+...
SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to demonstrate conservation and development benefits in four targeted landscapes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...
Pro-People and Pro-Conservation
In 1982, in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, the community of Mahenye ward in the South-east Lowveld of the newly liberated Zimbabwe started their journey with a local land owner Clive Stockil to...
Engaging communities as partners in combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is increasingly recognized as critical, but has proven difficult to operationalize in a meaningful and sustainable manner...
IUCN engages directly in biodiversity conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and Species (CAS) The CAS programme draws on...
Blog by Maria Ana Borges -- My recent trip to Mozambique for the SUSTAIN-Africa Initiative included consultation and engagement with small and big...
For example, if a smallholder farmer in the Xitima area (part of the Cahora Bassa District where SUSTAIN works) wishes to improve their livelihood by becoming a commercial farmer, they require access...
The People & Landscapes thematic area in Eastern and Southern Africa aims to deploy nature-base solutions to regional challenges, including climate change, through effective and equitable...
A student following a MOOC from home
Africa’s protected areas, and the prolific wildlife that they protect, face significant and increasing threats (poaching, climate change, habitat...
Protected Areas and the need for massive trainings In African protected areas in particular, the demand for training far exceeds the offer. Since 2009, the Programme on African Protected Areas...

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