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  • Woman washing dishes in a bowl outside.

    Grassroots insights into urban risk and resilience

    This IIED research project forges interdisciplinary pathways to resilience with communities in Dar es Salaam

    20 October 2020 | Project | Urban
  • Women using hoes in a crop field in Kilosa, Tanzania.

    Blog series probes principles: what works for women’s land rights?

    A new blog series featuring voices from East and West Africa will take a closer look at a set of principles we think strengthens women’s land rights. Here, IIED’s Philippine Sutz tells us what to expect

    15 October 2020 | Blog | Gender
  • Woman tilling soil with a hoe.

    Bringing attention to what works for women’s land rights

    Coinciding with the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, IIED launches a new series of blogs exploring core principles that can help to strengthen women’s land rights in the global South

    15 October 2020 | News | Gender
  • A group of people line up in front of a mountain background.

    Building green and inclusive energy

    As part of a global advocacy programme and network promoting renewable energy access, IIED and partners built a social innovation ‘Energy Change Lab’ that works with pioneers in Tanzania to build an energy system that is sustainable and people-centred

    1 October 2020 | Project | Energy
  • A man and woman sat down cooking with a charcoal cookstove.

    Calibrating cooking to affect deforestation and violence against women in displaced settings

    Cooking activities, deforestation and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are dynamics that closely interact in displacement settings across the globe. Commissioned by Irish Aid, IIED’s study on cookstoves and fuels examined options for displaced communities in Kigoma, Tanzania, and considered lessons from other countries

    21 September 2020 | Project | Energy
  • Rural welders use mini-grid electricity to generate income (Photo: Energy Change Lab)

    Power that changes lives: three lessons from a rural energy champion

    Mini-grids are providing rural communities in Tanzania with the energy they need to move beyond powering household appliances, to generating new business and boosting the local economy

    19 September 2018 | Blog | Energy
  • Policymakers in Kenya meet with researchers and smallholder farmers to learn about locally appropriate solutions to climate change (Photo: Timothy Mwaura, CIGAR)

    Devolved climate finance approach forges new ways of working between citizens and state

    Devolved climate finance programmes incorporate local knowledge and community priorities into decisions about how climate finance is planned and budgeted. At CBA12, practitioners will discuss the different components of these programmes, exploring the environment when they are most effective and why, and sharing experiences from several contexts

    9 May 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Water is conserved at a devolved climate finance project site in Zanzibar

    Responding to climate change in Tanzania by strengthening dryland governance and planning

    District governments in Tanzania are improving their capacity for effective adaptive planning by strengthening planning processes and establishing local adaptation funds. With support from a consortium of government and non-government stakeholders, they are testing a devolved climate finance mechanism for building resilience, which could inform policy and action in other drylands

    16 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • The sun beats down on Dongo village, Tanzania. Children walk with cattle while women carry water buckets (Photo: Chih-Jung Lee)

    Shining a light on energy consumers in rural Tanzania

    Chih-Jung Lee examined what's driving energy use for villagers in Tanzania. In this blog, Lee shares her findings and offers insights to mini-grid developers for meeting diverse consumer demand

    12 March 2018 | Blog | Energy
  • Artisanal and small-scale mining stakeholders in Tanzania explore solutions to key challenges (Photo: Steve Aanu/IIED)

    Using dialogue to extract sustainable solutions for artisanal and small-scale mining

    Fitsum Weldegiorgis shares challenges and successes from IIED's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) dialogues in Ghana, Madagascar and most recently in Tanzania

    26 February 2018 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Miners from the Tanga region in northern Tanzania participating in discussions about how to  make ASM in Tanzania more sustainable (Photo: Steve Aanu)

    Mining dialogue paves the way for change

    Participants at a dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) say the event has challenged their ideas about the sector and could pave the way for change 

    5 February 2018 | News | Natural resource management
  • Dialogue participants visited ASM operations (Photo: Mkhululi Nkosilamandla Ncube)

    Can ASM lead the Africa Mining Vision?

    IIED and Tanzanian partners recently hosted a national dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining in Tanzania. Mkhululi Nkosilamandla Ncube reports on the event, and shares his views of how the ASM dialogue process aligns with his work in promoting the Africa Mining Vision

    7 December 2017 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Esilalei, Tanzania: Teresia Olotai uses a refrigerator plugged into a solar powered micro-grid. Delivering energy access in rural Tanzania could help transform local economies (Photo: Morgana Wingard, USAID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    How energy can generate growth in Tanzania's rural economy

    A workshop in Tanzania explored how off-grid energy can power opportunities for economic growth in rural communities. Guest blogger Basil Malaki reports back

    21 September 2017 | Blog | Energy
  • Cutting down trees, especially for livestock grazing, can lead to soil erosion, as seen on this hillside outside Addis Ababa (Photo: Aaron Minnick/World Resources Institute, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Shaping the future of forest and farm landscapes in Africa

    As part of a new interdisciplinary partnership, IIED will be working with sector experts, scientists and practitioners to better understand and manage the growing competition for land in Sub-Saharan Africa, as governments seek to balance food production with forest conservation targets

    21 August 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Durban Beach, South Africa (Photo: Darren Glanville, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Investing in natural capital to deliver the SDGs and reduce poverty

    With the meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development under way, Paul Steele discusses how natural capital can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and lift the poorest out of poverty

    17 July 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  •  Esther Msafiri demonstrates using electricity for oil pressing in Njombe region, Tanzania (Photo: Sarah Best/IIED)

    Powering local development in Tanzania

    New research from IIED and Hivos shows the potential for energy entrepreneurs to scale up productive energy use in Tanzania. But to make it work, funders and policymakers need to provide incentives, support experimentation, and encourage collaboration

    24 February 2017 | Blog | Energy
  • A demonstration of solar PV products by the Energy and Environment Partnership in Tanzania's southern Iringa Region gathers an audience of all ages (Photo: EEP Southern and Eastern Africa, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Bringing solar out of the shadows

    For Tanzania to meet its energy needs - and in a way that is sustainable - huge levels of finance are required to boost its decentralised energy sector. But the latest research shows current funding flows are way off target.

    20 February 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • IIED's Fitsum Weldegiorgis presents at the action dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining in Tanzania (Photo: Steve Aanu)

    'The time is right' for dialogue about sustainable ASM in Tanzania

    IIED's second country dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) took place in Geita, Tanzania, in November 2017. The four-day event brought together around 90 participants, including miners, government officials and representatives from large mining companies and civil society organisations

    19 January 2017 | Project | Sustainable markets
  • Sixty-two-year-old Elizabeth Mukwimba has a solar-powered lighting system. She no longer has to buy expensive kerosene and has been able to use the savings to re-roof her house (Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development)

    Electricity supplies in Tanzania: putting people first

    With the energy sector expanding, how can the perspectives of local communities and end-users shape future power?

    13 December 2016 | Blog | Energy
  • Nearly 80 per cent of Dar es Salaam's residents live in informal settlements, and less than 10 per cent of the city has sewer access (Photo: Anna Walnycki/IIED)

    Connecting settlements, cities and basins: realising SDG 6 at scale

    World Water Week is an important opportunity to tackle the gap between global ambitions to achieve fair access to water and sanitation – and realities on the ground

    25 August 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Learning route participants interact with local communities in Isiolo, Kenya (Photo: Timothy Mwaura/CGIAR)

    Seven ways to build resilient local economies in fragile contexts

    Approaches developed in Mali, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania offer insights for building resilience in areas facing risks of climate change, disasters and conflict

    24 August 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman returns to a farmer village near Dodoma, Tanzania (Photo: Cecilia Schubert, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED webinar: strengthening women's rights in land governance

    Join us for a webinar on 2 February 2016 to discuss how women's rights in land governance can be strengthened

    11 January 2016 | News | Gender
  • Levocatus Saidi Bujiku has been working as an artisanal miner for about two years (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    Gold mining: the search for common ground

    To better understand the wide range of people who depend on gold mining, IIED travelled to Tanzania to talk to some of them. Here are some of their stories

    11 June 2015 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Miners work deep within a tunnel at Nsangano gold mine in the Geita District (Photo: copyright Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    Gold for life

    Images from Geita District in northwest Tanzania show the diverse range of people that depend on gold mining for their livelihood

    24 April 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Tanzania: participatory training events for small-scale farmers can introduce the concept of climate change and help farmers identify which crops could work well in their area (Photo: Cecilia Schubert/CCAFS)

    From knowledge to action – how top down training is driving bottom-up resilience in Tanzania

    Supporting government engagement with communities in Tanzania has identified three key ways in which the government can improve climate resilient planning

    9 March 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Northern Ghana: a village chief learns forestry skills. Rural communities need investment to build up forest and farm enterprises and link them to markets and support networks (Photo: Treeaid, via Creative Commons)

    It's time for revolution in forest business

    Where will the investment come from to scale up successful locally controlled forestry? That was the question facing participants at a recent South-North Dialogue in Helsinki, Finland

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • Members of Likawage Village Natural Resources Committee use beaters to prevent a lit fire from burning backwards towards farms (Photo: Deogratias Ndossi)

    Making REDD+ work for communities and forests: three shared lessons for project designers

    The challenge of bringing a business-like approach to forest conservation, using REDD+ schemes, is complex and daunting. But three lessons learnt by a project in southeastern Tanzania can help ensure success

    10 April 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • Pilot projects including the Bolsa Floresta forest stipend scheme in Amazonas, Brazil, help to combat deforestation in Brazil (Google re-use licensed)

    How to assess what people want from REDD+

    Focus groups, choice experiments and votes in villages reveal big difference in how communities wish to be rewarded for avoiding deforestation

    31 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A goal worth scoring: Lessons from winning football teams can improve the supply chains of commodities that drive deforestation. Credit: Cusia-Inc

    Football’s winning ingredients can help forests in Kenya and Tanzania

    Teamwork, competition and game-changers are all needed to transform the commodity chains that drive deforestation.

    20 March 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • Early start: A cow being milked at first light in the village of Kimokouwa (credit: Toby Mitchell)

    Mixing meteorology with traditions to improve climate forecasts for pastoralists

    Tanzanian meteorologists and traditional weather forecasters in pastoralist communities are working together to develop a unified system of climate information.

    19 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A borehole in Zambia, among the countries to have started thinking about NAPs, is developed for domestic water and irrigation as part of climate change adaptation measures (Photo: Pascal Manyakaidze via Creative Commons

    Least developed countries take climate adaptation to next level

    While many policymakers in the world's richest nations continue to deny the urgency of action on climate change, governments in the 48 least developed countries are pushing ahead with plans to adapt – or at least trying to

    11 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Maps drawn by community groups before being transferred to a geo-referenced satellite map projected on a wall (Photo: James Pattinson)

    Maps that build bridges

    Thanks to digital participatory mapping, pastoralists are proud of their local knowledge and policymakers want to act on it.

    19 December 2013 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Sudanese Women selling charcaol. Rita Willaert/ Flickr (Creative Commons)

    REDD+: 3 things to consider so men and women share the benefits

    Linking commodities that drive deforestation with gender offers great opportunities that capitalise on the advantages of different actors

    18 December 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Isilda Nhantumbo, Bright Sibale, and Duncan Macqueen exchange ideas at a Forest Governance Learning Group Learning Event in Mozambique. Photo: Leianne Rolington

    Private sector involvement with REDD+

    IIED worked with partners to understand and document the scale of private sector engagement with REDD+, which aimed to reduce emissions and conserve forests in specific countries.This was achieved by developing a series of national-level case studies, research into opportunities for further private sector engagement and commitments towards zero-deforestation supply chains

    12 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • Community maps reveal rich resources of land policymakers think is empty

    Misperceptions of the drylands as barren and empty are leading to their mismanagement. An IIED mapping project aims to create a clearer picture of their value to pastoralists.

    25 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A man stands by a tree stump in Mozambique.

    REDD+: What is needed to make it work for the poor?

    While REDD+ is aimed at reducing emissions from forests, its effectiveness will depend on how much the benefits trickle down to those living closest to the forest.

    6 December 2012 | Blog | Forests
  • Talking change: climate change adaptation in Tanzania

    'Change' was the underlining theme for day one of the workshop, Implications of Climate Change for Drylands Planning in Tanzania at District and National Levels: Opportunities and Challenges. It’s about a changing climate, but it’s also about changing attitudes, approaches and planning processes.

    1 June 2012 | News | Climate change
  • Tanzania: Moving beyond ‘land grab’ rhetoric to finding solutions

    This is not an unusual story in Tanzania. Newspapers are being filled with “land grab” headlines. Stories about displacement and dodgy land deals are becoming normal street-side conversation.

    5 April 2012 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Five-nation study sheds light on costs of adapting agriculture to climate change

    Research in Africa and Asia has shown that efforts to assess the costs of adapting agriculture to a changing climate often fail to reflect the diversity of the sector.

    25 November 2011 | News | Economics
  • Many residents of Dar es Salaam live in informal settlements and are vulnerable to a wide range of climate threats, including sea-level rise and coastal erosion and  flooding (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    4th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA4)

    The 4th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA4) to climate change took place in February 2010 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    2 February 2010 | Article | Climate change
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