Events

From CAPRi News The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking to recruit leading scientists, academics and researchers in various fields of natural and social sciences to serve as Senior Research Fellows. Their work will be to undertake specific tasks to be agreed in the design and execution of research programmes. Experts and researchers […]

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Over 120 African and Asian government negotiators, land managers, representatives of non-government organizations and climate change scientists are meeting this month at regional workshops in Cameroon and Vietnam to enhance their skills and understanding of the REDD+ implementation process. The workshops are hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Alternatives to […]

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Submitted by Yvonne Otieno (World Agroforestry Centre) Trees growing on farms will be essential to future development. As the number of trees in forests is declining every year, the number of trees on farms is increasing. Marking the launch of the International Year of Forest by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) in New […]

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The Poverty Environmental Network at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), together with partners, are organising a two-day science workshop with the aims to: Present and critically review recent research findings on the importance of forest and environmental resources to rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation Present papers from which a selection will be made […]

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The aims of the Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) are to improve the understanding and prediction of African climate on monthly, seasonal and decadal timescales and to strengthen climate science capacity in Africa. A Call for Applications is extended to climate researchers and applied climate scientists/practitioners working in the field of African climate variability and […]

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Based on a report by Miika Mäkelä & Serge Ngendakumana PRESA’s mapping specialist, Miika Mäkelä, went to the Coyah site in Guinea in November 2010 to assess the potential for watershed payments for environmental services (PES). During the visit, he collected geographical data and visited the Coyah water treatment plant and the Coyah Water Bottling […]

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At a conference in Jinja, Uganda, held in October 2010, the Network for Environmental Services in Africa (NESA) was formed to share experiences from payments for environmental service (PES) projects in Africa. Members include researchers, environmentalists and representatives of relevant government institutions. NESA is currently hosted at the Victoria Institute for Research on Environment and […]

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By the Nation newspaper, Malawi 177 small holder farmers in Malawi continue to benefit from cash rewards for green house gas emission reduction from planting indigenous trees. The initiative is facilitated by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF – International Centre for Research in Agroforestry) using funds pledged by Ecobank Malawi. The pilot project, which is […]

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New co-ordinator for PRESA

A new coordinator for PRESA began work this November. Dr. Sara Namirembe joins the World Agroforestry Centre and PRESA with over 5 years experience on issues of natural resource management and incentives for environmental services. Dr. Namirembe, a Ugandan national, has worked in both academic (Makerere University) and NGO sectors. Prior to joining the World […]

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Over 200 households in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, were interviewed in a survey by PRESA, to find out whether consumers of water in the city are willing to pay for watershed conservation. The survey, held from 19 – 26 October is part of PRESA activities of linking communities living in the catchment area of Sasumua […]

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