World Water Week 2022

During this session our panel of experts will present an overview of prevailing groundwater development and management challenges in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and discuss interventions for groundwater governance through improvement of policy, legal and institutional frameworks, effective groundwater knowledge management, and mainstreaming groundwater governance into River Basin Organizations.      The…

Conservation Trust Funds and the Cubango-Okavango River Basin

River basins host complex and interrelated natural and human communities which depend on the basins’ resources to survive and thrive. Planning and managing resources at the basin level are critical to understanding interactions and addressing impacts to mutually benefit people, ecosystems, and wildlife. While natural systems know no boundaries, these basins often span national boundaries…

Media Release for #Wildeye Southern Africa

Wildlife crime in Southern Africa has become easier to track and harder to hide, as Oxpeckers Investigative Journalism launches Africa’s first geomapping tool designed to follow seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions in the region. Check out the media release for #Wildeye Southern Africa, the new online tool developed by Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, with…

Protecting the Natural Wealth of the Colombian Amazon

The government’s presence in Colombia’s Amazon is limited because of the region’s geographical remoteness and because illegal groups have historically occupied the Amazon, driving and contributing to illicit economic activities. Land grabbing, intensive cattle ranching, illegal mining, and unsustainable agriculture have proliferated in the region. As a result, deforestation has increased, native vegetation and biodiversity…

Addressing the Root Causes of Climate Migration

On October, 28, 2021, Chemonics partnered with Foreign Policy to convene a virtual dialogue to examine the nexus of climate and migration and the role of international development in tackling this urgent aspect of the climate crisis. By 2050, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia will generate an estimated 143 million more climate migrants. Worldwide, more…

Combating Wildlife Crime Through a Role-Playing Game in South Africa

After a hard day’s work in a South African nature reserve, a reserve manager is approached by someone in their community who offers them a large sum of money for allowing the organized poaching of a rhinoceros in the state park. The rhino is just one of several species in the park’s protected savanna, which…

News: Chemonics International and EPRI Collaborate to Drive Clean Energy Innovation Around the World

Chemonics International and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have entered a formal agreement bringing together decades of international development expertise and technical know-how to advance technology solutions underpinning the clean energy transition. Under this agreement, the organizations will begin work immediately on the recently awarded USAID Sri Lanka Energy Program. This program will support…

3 Questions with Chris Perine on Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet

In this three-part series, Chris Perine, Chemonics’ director of corporate environmental sustainability, answers questions about how the global development community can adapt to effectively address the climate crisis. His recommendations include areas for further climate research, more thoughtful and human-centered use of data, and new approaches to development programming.   1) What type of research…

Integrating a Fresh Approach to Conservation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s natural ecosystems include forests, freshwater wetlands, and coastal and marine areas, all harboring important animal and plant biodiversity. Many species live under the threat of extinction due to overexploitation of natural resources, land-use change, widespread pollution, and unplanned urbanization. Although significant efforts have addressed these threats and aimed to safeguard Bangladesh’s remaining biodiversity through…

Final Report: Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability Project

From 2016 to 2021, the Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability (BIJAK) project supported enhanced conservation and management of Indonesia’s marine and terrestrial biodiversity, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and fostered sustainable landscapes and natural resource management. To accomplish this, BIJAK worked primarily at the national level to improve the management of forests…

Re-Energizing the Power Sector in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s power system currently faces considerable challenges that limit the country’s ability to secure the electricity supplies it needs to fuel rapid economic growth while progressing toward its target of generating 80% renewable energy by 2030. The Ceylon Electricity Board, a state-owned utility, is financially weak due to non-cost reflective tariffs and high generation…