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- Document2013Popularly known as the “Oil Fund”, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has investments spread all over the world, including in large multinational companies within the extractive industry. The industry has earned a bad reputation in developing countries for pollution, environmental damages, displacement of local populations, corruption and tax evasion.Document
Study of fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Mozambique: how to reduce gender discrimination in the fisheries and aquaculture sectorsNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2014A fact-finding mission about the role women play in fisheries and aquaculture in Mozambique was conducted between January 28 and February 14, 2014. The mission’s objective was to document the participation of women in two value chains: The smallscale capture fisheries value chain and the aquaculture value chain.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014For the past two decades, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been considered the dominant paradigm in water resources.Document
Fact sheet. Project: The role of Indigenous knowledge in environmental conservation and in climate change adaptation and mitigation in TanzaniaSokoine University of Agriculture, 2013Using indigenous knowledge (IK), communities in most parts of Tanzania have been able to conserve the environment and cope with the challenges of climate variability. Local environmental and astronomical indicators have been used to predict rainfall, and various local coping measures have been used to lessen the impacts of droughts and floods.Document
Fact sheet. Project: Comparative study of incentive options for forest - based emissions reduction, biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement; Case of Kilwa and Lindi DistrictsSokoine University of Agriculture, 2013The project entails a comparative study on incentive options for forest-based emissions reduction, biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement, comparing villages with REDD+/PFM (Participatory Forest Managment) and without REDD+/PFM and also comparing each set of villages over time.Document
Fact sheet. Project: Developing a fire reduction strategy for Miombo Woodlands as a potential tool for carbon storage and sequestrationSokoine University of Agriculture, 2013Fire occurs in most parts of the Miombo woodlands and is used for a variety of purposes, including hunting and farming. However, fires can have significant negative ecological and socio-economic impacts such as a reduced water supply; decline in biodiversity and agriculture production; increased pollution of water sources; and reduced carbon sequestration.DocumentGRID Arendal, 2013Zambia has abundant water resources, vast forests, huge mineral deposits, and large tracts of arable land. These natural resources are important for the country’s economy, with copper and cobalt being the country’s main exports.DocumentNorwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2012Nigeria has experienced military coups, a civil war and very poor economic development, and its population is more impoverished today than at independence. Behind this lies the “oil curse”. The ruling elite has captured the rents generated from oil for personal enrichment and power purposes. Nigeria’s elite formation has three distinct characteristics.DocumentNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2013The scarce water resources of the transboundary Mara River Basin (13,750 km2), in Kenya and Tanzania are essential to more than one million people, multiple water uses and the world-famous Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem and its economically very important tourism industry.DocumentSokoine University of Agriculture, 2013Over 20 million Tanzanians depend on Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) for their livelihood. One CCIAM project is looking into how NTFPs as part of peoples´ livelihood strategy is connected to climate change, so that this information can be spread and forest dependent people can more easily adapt to the effects of climate change.