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Frontiers: The Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure, Ten Years Later

Date: June 07, 2022

Ten years ago, donors from around the world came together to negotiate a first-of-its-kind international agreement to strengthen and secure land rights in the context of food security. This agreement—the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT)—was negotiated in a unique, inclusive process by the UN Committee on…Read More

Opportunity and Risk: Mining and the Green Energy Transition

Date: June 01, 2022

Join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion of how the projected increase in mineral demand could influence markets, supply chains, and geopolitical competition, shaping the future of global peace and security. Wednesday June 1, 2022 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET RSVP here. The live event webcast will appear on this…Read More

Frontiers: Women Leading Solutions to Climate Change

Date: March 21, 2022

Virtual Event Monday March 21, 2022 | 9:00AM – 10:30AM EDT Watch the event recording here. Climate change poses incredible challenges for women and girls in the developing world and threatens global progress on gender equality. We know that the growing scarcity of natural resources and the increase in extreme weather events due to climate change…Read More

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