Forestería en las tierras secas

WeCaN indigenous woman champion Jane Meriwas: How an inheritance of two goats drove the fight against discrimination and harmful cultural practices

17 February 2023
“At ten years old I went to school by chance. My father disagreed with the education opportunity proposed by a Catholic mission nearby my village, and he considered me useless. He recommended marrying me off as soon as possible.”  This was the harsh reality for Jane Meriwas. Eventually, she attended [...]

Three things the FAO Jordan office learned from MEV-CAM – and how these skills can be applied

31 January 2023
In November 2022, the ‘Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management’ (MEV-CAM) initiative kicked off its regional knowledge exchange with a visit to Amman, Jordan.  MEV-CAM conducted a 10-day training for the FAO Jordan office, working alongside the “Enhancing resilient livelihoods and food security of host communities and Syrian refugees [...]

MEV-CAM and InsightShare's Journey to PV: the trainings conclude!

19 January 2023
The ‘Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management’ Initiative has been collaborating with InsightShare over the course of 2022 to train and mentor carefully selected participants on participatory video (PV), how it is used, and what sets it apart from traditional Monitoring and Evaluation reporting.  Beginning in February 2022, InsightShare [...]

MEV-CAM and DSL-IP make progress in Malawi

04 January 2023
The "Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management" (MEV-CAM) Initiative alters the way South-South knowledge management is approached by using local and indigenous knowledge to restore degraded drylands with more sustainable practices. By empowering communities and stakeholders to demonstrate their skills, express their challenges, and share successes, the most significant [...]

Update: WeCaN and MEV-CAM collaborate to further South-South knowledge exchange

23 December 2022
The last three months have been busy for the WeCaN Nurturing Community of Knowledge Practice for Women in dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems! We have held several training sessions and webinars to engage the WeCaN community and broader public on dryland resilience issues and facilitate South-South knowledge exchange. WeCaN held a [...]

Looking at MEV-CAM through a Gender Lens

23 December 2022
The “Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management” initiative is an innovative approach that uses participatory methods of engagement to give a voice to community members and stakeholders alike, while documenting best practices and methods of change to share with other like-minded individuals. Being participatory involves using firsthand evidence from [...]

Update: The COFO WG on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems and DSL-IP strengthen collaboration

22 December 2022
Focal points from the Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems of the Committee on Forestry (COFO WG) and the Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program on Dryland Sustainable Landscapes (DSL-IP) held a meeting on Monday, to strengthen their collaboration and support activities in DSL-IP countries. The meeting was attended by [...]

Urban greenery helps avert multiple crises for dryland cities, FAO report shows

21 December 2022
Rome – Rapidly expanding cities in very dry parts of the world must be turned into "green urban oases" to ensure they become both healthier places to live in and more resilient to climate change, says a new report launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [...]

MEV-CAM’s Forestry Technical Network webinar: A deep dive into Process Documentation and Participatory Video

19 December 2022
It has been a busy year for the Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management initiative: the last 12 months have seen the initiative expand its participatory approach to process documentation and development across 18 countries. As we begin to look towards 2023, MEV-CAM held a Forestry Technical Network webinar [...]

In Sudan, the Great Green Wall is offering new opportunities for women

19 December 2022
Applying the large-scale land restoration model devised by Action Against Desertification (AAD), the BRIDGES project (Boosting Restoration, Income, Development, Generating Ecosystem Services) has brought restoration up-to-scale in Kassala in eastern Sudan, a region bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea affected by drought and climate variations, which only receives less than 150 mm [...]