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  • Aug 30, 2017 · File
    Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security
    This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help people and communities address water insecurity by increasing water quantity, enhancing water quality and minimizing impacts from extreme weather events. It also discusses the additional development benefits that EbA… More
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    Communautés locales et utilisation durable de la faune en Afrique Centrale
    Le présent ouvrage s’inscrit dans le cadre général de la documentation des expériences et des leçons apprises du projet. More
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    Mapping Ebola
    One of the major causes of transmission for Ebola is the hunting, butchering and consumption of wild animals. But putting a blanket ban on bushmeat is not a viable measure – and neither is hunting all species suspected as carriers.… More


Power and Potential: Governments Fail to Protect Indigenous and Rural Women's Land Rights

A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women's Rights to Community Forests

Equal rights and opportunities for women are not only matters of justice and dignity. When women and girls have equal rights in law and practice, their communities and countries also benefit. Indigenous and rural women make up more than half of the 2.5 billion people who customarily own and use the world’s community lands, yet they have been largely absent from discussions of women’s property rights and broader development agendas.

A new analysis from RRI provides an unprecedented assessment of 80 legal frameworks regulating indigenous and rural women’s community forest rights in 30 developing countries comprising 78 percent of the developing world’s forests. .

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