Responsible stewardship of natural resources plays a vital role in supporting livelihoods, creating economic opportunity, and protecting the environment. We bring together stakeholders from government, local communities, the private sector, academia, and civil society to build consensus on environmental issues and solutions. This collaborative approach allows us to better address threats to natural resources across sectors and landscapes and apply solutions using informed, scientifically grounded decision-making.
Natural Resource Management.
Natural Resource Management and Water Security in Southern Africa
Improved natural resource management and increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation are essential to addressing human and ecosystem challenges in southern Africa.
The decimation of wildlife through illegal poaching and trade threaten economic development and livelihood security in southern Africa.
Promoting Tourism in Timor-Leste
As Timor-Leste invests in an inclusive and sustainable national tourism strategy, the country is emerging as an “off-the-beaten-path” destination for adventure travelers and eco-tourists.
Securing our Future: Partnerships for Youth
Getting the global economy on track to reap a demographic dividend, create prosperity, protect the planet, and eliminate extreme poverty will be difficult unless governments, international donors, businesses, and practitioners work together to harness the economic aspirations of youth. A recent study by the International Labour Organization shows that 13.6 percent of youth, or more…
Reflections on the Circular Economy
I had the recent good fortune of attending the 8th Session of the World Water Forum in Brazil — what a grand affair! There was a packed program full of fascinating technical sessions held in parallel; three huge marquee tents full of exhibitors from governments, international agencies, and companies; and local community groups, NGOs, and entrepreneurs engaging thousands…
Reforestation: More Than Just Planting Trees
In many parts of the world, massive deforestation seems to outpace reforestation and forest restoration efforts. In tropical countries with significant forest resources, like Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia, illegal logging usually involves large swaths of forest being cut down rapidly to feed the growing worldwide demand for timber. However, in a country…