Opinion pieces and features from our team, ESPA researchers and others working on science and practice relevant to ESPA…

Bringing Our Research to Bear in Bangladesh

28 July, 2016
By Paul van Gardingen
I recently returned from a trip to Bangladesh to attend the 21st Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting. Further information can be found in my blog here.
Whilst there I took the opportunity to catch up with other important stakeholders focussed on the best ways to get ESPA’s amazing research from the region used in the region (and beyond). I met with Dr Saleemul Huq from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, a key department of the Independent University of Bangladesh. Our discussion centred on possible ways to enhance how ESPA and the University can work together...
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Governing Coastal and Marine Resources: Learning the Challenges of Multi-level Governance

27 July, 2016
By Dr Fiona Nunan


  • The multiple ways people benefit for natural resources mean there are multiple stakeholders involved in natural resource governance
  • ESPA project CESEA is looking to scale up and replicate the success of Mikoko Pamoja, the world's first community led mangrove conservation programme  
  • Interactions between "actors" tends to be occasional and dependent on specific projects. There is little sharing of data, and sucess or otherwise is often dependent on personalities rather than organisations.
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