Natural Resources Management

Women in Fisheries in Asia: 1978-2016

This article on the milestones achieved by women in the fisheries in Asia- Pacific is based on existing material and contributions. The milestones are just a start and are somewhat biased towards research and government agency actions, and contain less than we would like on grassroots action. Part of the lack of grassroots coverage is due to the lack of public visibility, especially on the internet, of women’s grassroots groups and actions.

Removing Barriers to Women Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Decentralized Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Poor

Rapidly falling renewable technology costs and new business models mean that decentralized energy solutions hold great promise to accelerate universal sustainable energy access. Across developing countries, women are typically the primary household energy managers. Close to their customers, women entrepreneurs have the potential to lower customer acquisition and servicing costs and drive these new decentralized solutions. However, they remain under-represented in the industry.

Gender, Headship, and the Life Cycle: Landownership in Four Asian Countries

Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather than individual, rights to land, many of the data are collected at the household rather than the individual level.

Gender and Drylands Governance: Empowering Women for Change

This study investigates women’s participation and opportunities for empowerment within this context of complex dryland governance. The research was commissioned by the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPC-Nairobi) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in order to explore issues of dryland women’s governance.

Policy Brief: Financing for Agriculture: How to boost opportunities in developing countries

This policy brief explores the financial needs of agriculture in developing countries and the instruments available to address these needs. It examines the challenges in obtaining financing for agricultural investments, the role of different actors, and the options for governments to enhance the legal and policy environment of the financial system to support agricultural development.

UNEP Handbook for Stakeholder Engagement

The handbook was developed in association with the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS). The Handbook presents the current rules and practices for the engagement of Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) in UNEP's work, based on rules of procedure of the UN Environment Assembly of UNEP (UNEA).

2015 The State of Food Insecurity in the World

This year´s annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report takes stock of progress made towards achieving the internationally established Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) and World Food Summit hunger targets and reflects on what needs to be done, as we transition to the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. The report reviews progress made since 1990 for every country and region as well as for the world as a whole.