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Reflections from our recent work, and topical issues for the sector

Climate change and land grabbing

Every week I receive an email from the pressure group GRAIN offering updates on the global land grab and the varied responses to it. From time to time I forward some of these to Zoe Millington to be posted on Mokoro’s Land Rights in Africa website. I found it really striking that in the week…

Are rubies undermining Maasai culture?

Ruby mining is driving rapid expansion of the Tanzanian village of Mundarara. While earnings from mining are providing new opportunities for the majority Maasai population, two members of the community spoke to Jim Grabham about the socio-cultural impacts of the mining boom and the threats facing the pastoralist way of life. Rosa Lopelel was returning…

Education in Emergencies

Mokoro’s evaluation of UNICEF’s contribution to education in humanitarian settings is currently in full swing, and we felt this was an opportune time to convene a seminar exploring this nascent and important branch of humanitarian action. As such, on 21 June 2019 we were extremely excited to welcome several practitioners working at the forefront of…

Still Networking

I couldn’t have been more delighted that Rachael Knight’s May Day Mokoro seminar on community land rights in Africa was such an unqualified success. Why so? Well, it goes back to my early links with Mokoro. These came largely through Martin Adams while I was working as a land rights adviser in Africa for Oxfam….

Left behind

Narangerel Yansanjav is a senior researcher and board member of the Mongolian NGO, People Centered Conservation (PCC), and a senior team member of the global WOLTS project.   “I am one of the woman-headed households in this soum. I have been a herder for many years. For me life is still good, because I have…

The story behind the numbers

On 11 January 2019 Mokoro was delighted to host a seminar on qualitative evidence-gathering methods. Following our previous seminar on collecting evidence for development, this seminar looked further into some of the qualitative approaches available and their use by and usefulness for policy makers and practitioners. Our panel of four was chaired by Catherine Dom…

Building bridges, not walls

  On 20 November 2018 the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report was launched in London at an event hosted by UKFIET, along with BAICE, with approximately 150 people attending. Other launch events happened on the same day in Berlin, Bangkok and Nairobi, with more events scheduled over the following few months. The 2019 GEM…

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