Check the stories from our team on learning and implementing the SUSTAIN initiative

Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river

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Down the slopes of the Udzungwa Mountains, Alvinus Linus Ngwale and his colleagues are enthusiastically wading through a river. Each wearing gumboots, they look focused as they fish out small...

IUCN teamed up with me in my spatial geek role as Director of Conservation Geography for the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). Building on work by William Laurance, a Research Professor...

By Maria Ana Borges. My recent trip to Mozambique for the SUSTAIN-Africa Initiative included consultation and engagement with small and big businesses.

During these discussions, we often talked about the...

Michael Nkonu manages SUSTAIN’s work in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania (SAGCOT). He leads project planning in the field, and by developing local networks and partnerships ensures the...

October 2016 - Marie Parramon Gurney is the lead coordinator in Africa for SUSTAIN, an initiative to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in African growth corridors with the aim of...

Green finance is gaining momentum. More and more private investors consider investing in nature an opportunity to combine economic interests with social and environmental responsibility. IUCN, both in the Netherlands...

By Romie Goedicke. All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation organizations engage companies to contribute to...

In southern Tanzania constructive dialogues are a primary avenue for exploring and reconciling different and sometimes competing stakeholder perspectives within landscapes. The Land Use Dialogue initiative, coordinated by The Forests...

By Michael Kwame Nkonu, IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa Programme Coordinator. Business and biodiversity are often seen as unrelated, at least, this is the case in conventional business thinking. However, this traditional mindset...

Chris Buss is the Deputy Director of the Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, based at the IUCN Headquarters in Gland. He leads the programme’s contribution to SUSTAIN’s monitoring, evaluation...

November 2016 - Andrea’s programme design and fundraising role with AWF (the SUSTAIN partner leading on implementation in the Ihemi-Kilombero cluster, Tanzania) helps bring the theory of inclusive green growth...