IIED, Namati and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) have developed a new initiative to support governments, civil society, local communities and private sector actors in improving the governance and practices of land-based investments.
The Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) project involves:
- Sustained, in-depth work in three sub-Saharan African countries, including Sierra Leone, to support policy development and implementation, legal empowerment, and dialogue between actors, both at the national level and in selected sites
- An international facility for responsive support to governments, civil society, local communities and other relevant actors, for example through training and support regarding policy development and implementation, legal empowerment, and dialogue between actors, and
- Enhancing understanding and improving practices among key actors, globally and in specific targeted contexts, through developing and disseminating innovative responses to key challenges.
In the first few months of the project, priority is being given to monitoring, responding to and anticipating developments occurring in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. Further partner organisations will also be identified during project implementation.
Read more on the launch of ALIGN here.