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Supporting adaptation action and climate resilience in 2021

Supporting adaptation action and climate resilience in 2021

(Originally published on 1st February, 2021, as a post on LSE’s Grantham Research Institute blog. See the full publication here.) Authors: Declan Conway and Katharine Vincent We all have to live with the risks posed by climate change, and learning how best to adapt will continue for decades into the future. There are no blueprints: …

Four Steps for the Earth: a holistic approach to saving nature

Four Steps for the Earth: a holistic approach to saving nature

22nd January 2021 As we enter a last-chance decade for tackling the global nature crisis, scientists have outlined a new framework for implementing global commitments to restoring nature, The Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy, or Four Steps for the Earth. This comes as 2021 marks the beginning of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration as well …

DCP holds its Internal Mid-Term Conference :  22nd – 25th Sep 2020

DCP holds its Internal Mid-Term Conference : 22nd – 25th Sep 2020

As the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) nears its final year (2021), over 40 researchers and project partners from 11 institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, China and the UK met for an internal mid-term conference, held semi-virtually from 22nd – 25th of Sep 2020. This global virtual meeting replaced DCP’s initial plan to host an in-person Midterm …

DCP HELPS GUIDE NEW CORRIDOR LEGISLATION IN NIGERIA

DCP HELPS GUIDE NEW CORRIDOR LEGISLATION IN NIGERIA

During July and August 2020, the value of the Development Corridors Partnership as a growing network, resource and driver of real practical change gained momentum. As part of the process of updating their existing Minerals and Mining Act (2007), the Federal Government of Nigeria recently sought technical assistance from the UK government. Of particular interest …

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

By Sicily Fiennes (Intern/UNEP-WCMC) UNEP-WCMC is leading the process to map and visualise research taking place across 4 country teams, within the GCRF Development Corridors Partnership. We are critically considering the proposed outputs and planning plausible ways that these could lead to outcomes and longer-term impacts. By taking this approach, we hope to better fill …

Read our Scoping Study for Tanzania

Read our Scoping Study for Tanzania

We recently completed our scoping study for Tanzania. It provides an over-arching view of development corridors in Tanzania, and how they are implemented. We identify key capacity and research gaps in development corridor decision making. We also identify key actors, stakeholders, policies and challenges in some of the largest development corridor projects in Tanzania. This …

New appointments for our Independent Advisory Panel

New appointments for our Independent Advisory Panel

The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) of the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) are very pleased to announce the appointment of a chair and one new member. New Chair of the IAP John Harker, will be taking up the role of Chair of the IAP with immediate effect.  John has had an illustrious career in diplomatic, academic …

Research and capacity building priorities

Research and capacity building priorities

We’ve just published a report! Informed by recent research activities, scoping work, and planning meetings, the report outlines the agreed research direction for: our focal development corridors, existing capacity needs and capacity building plans for 2019 and beyond, and key challenges and next steps. Our focal corridors include: the Standard Gauge Railway the Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia …

Kenya scoping study published

Kenya scoping study published

We’ve just completed our scoping study for Kenya – a document aimed to outline the current status of development corridors in the country. We wanted to understand the relationship between these infrastructural developments, people and the environment. This study forms the basis of our work within the Development Corridors Partnership – allowing us to plan …