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How can water security empower refugee and host communities?

How reforming water system governance in Ethiopia’s Somali Region refugee and host communities will empower long-term adaptation to climate change and disaster.

Migration, displacement and water-related challenges in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Findings from a survey of 400 households in 20 communities show the strain on water and other resources.

Using Rapid Game Design for Zambia’s Lower Kafue Basin challenges

Achieving a balance between social and economic development and environmental conservation requires innovative approaches.

Why invest in a circular bioeconomy in Ethiopia?

There are many advantages to a circular bioeconomy including helping to address critical challenges to food security and resource management.

Why unifying behind anticipatory action in fragile settings should be a priority for the humanitarian sector

Early actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings should prioritize the needs of displaced communities and employ the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

Creating a roadmap in the Songwe to unlock its potential

In the face of multiple challenges, collaborative efforts are essential to navigate the complexities of sustainable basin management.

Waste or resource?

How a circular water and food economy is affecting the nutrition, health and livelihoods of refugee and host communities in East Africa.

Between interest and influence

The WE-ACT project is fostering effective transboundary water collaboration and streamlined decision-making.

Protecting Ghana’s Water Futures through Citizen Science

Women and youth empowered to foster responsible environmental stewardship in unique demonstration activity.

Unlocking rural development

Understanding the drivers of social transformation and climate resilience in rural communities provides evidence for further development action.

Transition for whom?

The social in policy frameworks for India’s energy transition.

Water is an instrument for peace, progress and prosperity

Tackling water security in India requires a multifaceted strategy including individual acts, community involvement, as well as government policies, programs and regulations.

Growing the use of real-time digital tools for smarter vegetable farming

The FRESH Initiative, in collaboration with the ClimBeR initiative, is providing Sri Lankan farmers with climate information and agronomic advisories straight to their mobile phones.

Investing in women is the key to Pakistan’s agricultural growth

Women's roles often go unrecognized, and they face numerous barriers in accessing resources, knowledge, and decision-making power.

How can anticipatory action inspire gender inclusion?

This International Women’s Day, we are looking at gender challenges and solutions for designing anticipatory action approaches in refugee and internally displaced persons hosting communities.

Beyond inclusion: Moving forward a feminist water agenda on International Women’s Day

A feminist water agenda calls urgently for a reorientation against deep-rooted institutional biases, assumptions and structures of power.

What is good for fish, is good for people and planet

The Mekong fishery is at a tipping point. Integrating fish into agricultural landscapes may be the sustainable way forward.

Rural women in Egypt are the driving force behind IWMI’s new community center

The center will be a hub for knowledge-sharing, marketing, and community building, ultimately shaping new opportunities for the women of Izbat Al-Hamra.

Using circular economy as a solution to today’s problems

A circular economy can help sustainable development by keeping our resources in use for as long as possible at their highest economic value.

“If […] there is a small boy in the house, he must grant me permission before I can do anything on [the] land”

How gender roles and labor allocations impact livelihood spaces in the Upper-West region of Ghana.

Heroes of environmental stewardship

As Enviro-Champs, South African youth address environmental challenges through citizen science and digital innovation.

Visionary integration

IWMI presents a digital twin concept for management of the Limpopo River basin.

Coping with water scarcity in Addis Ababa’s slaughterhouses

Ethiopia’s livestock sector is vibrant and has a huge potential to furnish human nutrition and trade targets in East Africa and beyond, according to experts. Nevertheless, the sector is under threat because of increasing water shortages.

Minding the gender gap in digital innovations in Bangladesh’s agri-economy

Without a concerted effort to empower marginalized groups and bridge the digital gender gap, digitalization risks exacerbating disparities, leaving many behind in the digital revolution.

Digital inequality – A challenge to climate risk responses in Pakistan?

Displacement is a major impact of the climate crisis in Pakistan. In a flood emergency access to the ‘digital ecosystem’ provided by mobile devices can be critical for individual safety, but not everyone has equal access, explain IWMI’s Kanwal Waqar and Alan Nicol.

A water policy coherence agenda for Nigeria’s agri-food systems transformation

Policy coherence is required to bridge the gap between policy intent and implementation. 

Navigating the future of irrigation in Ethiopia: Public-private partnerships for small-scale irrigation development and management

Advancing irrigation development through public-private partnership has the potential to increase agricultural output, enhanced food and nutrition security, and potentially lift millions out of poverty.

Understanding the water crisis in refugee hosting communities in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

Understanding the Water Crisis in Refugee Hosting Communities in Ethiopia's Somali Region.

We’re taking the path less traveled: Addressing fragility, conflict and migration in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

Climate-induced displacement is rampant in Ethiopia’s Somali region. As co-lead of CGIAR’s Fragility, Conflict, and Migration Initiative IWMI is working to embed resilience-building solutions in Ethiopian refugee, internally displaced persons, and host communities.

Reviving Ghana’s green belt

The fight for Ghanian forests requires a blend of science, local wisdom, and collaborative action.

Reeling it in: How aquaculture is improving livelihoods and nutrition in northern Ghana

A pilot project is introducing aquaculture in small reservoirs in a sustainable and scalable model.

The digital divide for food, land, and water systems: What is it and what can be done?

A proposed framework and innovative digital inclusivity index aim to address marginalization.

Valuing Egypt’s scarce agricultural water

IWMI, an active partner, contributed to the conversation about adopting integrated policies for water productivity at the sixth edition of Cairo Water Week.

Investing in the circular bioeconomy

Some countries are better placed than others to make the change and create sustainable urban-rural linkages.

Peter Oppong’s inspiring journey

Smallholder farmers like Oppong are reaping the benefits of solar-powered irrigation, a cost-effective and easy-to-implement technology.

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