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Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Sector Expansion in Latin America: Drivers, Impacts, Solutions

Date: February 25, 2021

Hosted by the LAC Environment Combating Conservation Crime Learning Group, this event spotlighted ASGM in Peru and approaches to address its drivers and impacts, from improving governance to environmental remediation. Presentations by:  Ana Cristina Villegas, Biodiversity and Forest Advisor, USAID LAC Bureau Beatriz Torres, Regional Amazon Environment Specialist, USAID/Peru Luis Fernandez, Executive Director, Wake Forest…Read More

USAID Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) Annual Research Symposium

Start Date: October 06, 2020
End Date: October 29, 2020
Event, Online

Overview The USAID Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) Annual Research Symposium will showcase academic research and field experience in Zambia related to land tenure and natural resource management over the course of four weeks (Wednesdays and Thursdays from 13:00 – 15:00 CAT). The presentations with Q & A will be entirely virtual through the…Read More

Webinar: Community Based Natural Resource Management in Zambia: Critical Issues and New Opportunities

Date: July 09, 2020
Event, Online

Zambia is rich in natural resources, with vast forests, wetlands, and diverse wildlife populations. Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is central to conservation and rural development in Zambia, in seeking to generate incentives and greater economic value for local communities from forests and wildlife. Important changes have taken place in Zambia in recent years, including…Read More

Webinar: Digging Deeper into Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining: Gender & Women’s Economic Empowerment

Date: May 27, 2020
Event, Online

USAID’s Land and Urban Office recently hosted a webinar on Digging Deeper into Artisanal &Small-Scale Mining: Gender & Women’s Economic Empowerment. View the webinar recording, and download the presentation. In this webinar, USAID and development experts discussed on gender-related opportunities and constraints in ASM, with a focus on strategies for transforming gender biases in the…Read More

WEBCAST | Building Bridges: Cross-Sectoral Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation, Governance, Health, & Food Security

Start Date: May 09, 2020
End Date: May 10, 2020
Event, Online

Sound management of natural resources is integral to a country’s development, resilience, and self-reliance. By promoting development that benefits both nature and people, biodiversity conservation activities can strengthen development impact and the capacity of countries to manage their natural resources, improving their self-reliance. The Wilson Center’s Environmental Change & Security Program, in partnership with USAID’s…Read More

The Future of Land at USAID

Date: March 16, 2020

Secure land and resource rights are a cornerstone of economic growth and poverty reduction. Decades of evidence link improved land and resource governance with economic growth, food security, reduced deforestation, and a range of other benefits. And yet, significant evidence and data gaps remain, which hamper effective programs and policies. Over the last two years…Read More

Webinar: Advancing Responsible Artisanal Mining

Date: February 04, 2020

USAID’s Land and Urban Office recently hosted a webinar on Advancing Responsible Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining (ASM). View the webinar recording, download the presentation and follow-up questions and answers.  In the webinar, a panel of experts from USAID, Oro Legal, and other partners provided a broad overview of USAID’s work on ASM globally, then focused…Read More

Land tenure and perceived tenure security in the era of social and economic transformation in Africa

Date: July 02, 2019
Event, Online

Time: 10-11 AM EST Presenter: Hosaena Ghebru, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Moderator: Frank Place, Director, PIM Organizer: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) Access to land and land tenure security are increasingly important for young people in Africa where population pressure has reduced the land frontier. In this…Read More