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3 Questions with Sadiki Laiser on Taking Local Action to Respect the Ocean

Sadiki Lotha Laiser
June 8, 2023
3 Minute Read
Chemonics’ chief of party on the USAID Heshimu Bahari Activity discusses the path that brought him home to lead an all-Tanzanian team to protect the ocean's resources.
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Conservation Trust Funds and the Cubango-Okavango River Basin

Brian App
July 12, 2022
4 Minute Read
Managing river basin resources across national boundaries can be challenging. Conservation trust funds, which are fit for context and purpose, offer a sustainable option.
Fisher harvesting aquatic plants on Inle Lake, Myanmar.

From Threat to Solution: Rethinking the Role of Communities in Nature Conservation

Michael Brown | Samantha Cheng | Jim Tolisano
October 8, 2019
2 Minute Read
What needs to change to create the conditions necessary for communities to pursue sustainability? Michael Brown, Samantha Cheng, and Jim Tolisano propose a two step solution.
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The Politics of Biodiversity: Two Experiences with Thinking and Working Politically

Carolyn Heaps
November 29, 2018
4 Minute Read
What does thinking and working politically on biodiversity projects look like? Carolyn Heaps shares experiences and lessons learned from projects in Guatemala and Indonesia.
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News: Chemonics at Global Innovation Week

September 28, 2017
2 Minute Read
During Global Innovation Week on September 27 and 28, Chemonics announced its commitment to innovation in global development and USAID awarded Digital Development Awards to two Chemonics-implemented projects.
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Wildlife and Plant Trafficking – Is Prohibition the Only Answer?

Steve Collins
October 26, 2016
4 Minute Read
Rural development expert Steve Collins questions whether merely prohibiting wildlife and plant trafficking is enough to curb these widespread crimes.
A large group of adult and young elephants bunched together in a brown and green savanna.

Diffusing Land-Use Conflict with Science and Transparency

Brian App
September 6, 2016
4 Minute Read
Brian App discusses a model for resolving land-use conflicts using GIS mapping and transparent stakeholder discussions.