In 2008, the CARE-WWF Alliance embarked on a unique strategic partnership that seeks to realize coequal conservation and development objectives. The CARE-WWF Alliance seeks to ensure that communities, including poor women, have the knowledge, capacities and will to hold local leaders and government agency duty-bearers accountable for implementing policies and enforcing laws that contribute to livelihood security and ecosystem health.

Below are a series of seven learning briefs detailing different aspects of the CARE-WWF Alliance’s work in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nepal.

Learning Brief 1: Value Addition through Integrating Conservation & Development

Value Addition Through Integrating Conservation and Development: Lessons from Mozambique, Tanzania and Nepal

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This learning brief details the CARE-WWF Alliance’s work in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nepal and demonstrates that integrating socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable approaches adds value by building social and ecological resilience to climate change and other stressors.


Learning Brief 2: A Rights-Based Approach to Community Conservation

A Rights-Based Approach to Community Conservation: Strategies for Empowering Marginalized Groups and Addressing Gender Inequalities in Nepal

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This learning brief details successful strategies that have built poor, vulnerable and socially-excluded leadership capacity and confidence alongside government capacity to monitor and enforce enabling policies.


Learning Brief 3: Successful Approaches for Promoting Best-Practice Adoption

Learning Brief 3: Successful Approaches for Promoting Best-Practice Adoption: Lessons for Sustainable Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Tanzania

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Drawing on experience in agriculture, this learning brief highlights successful approaches for promoting community adoption of best practices in CBNRM and beyond.


Learning Brief 4: Creating a New Kind of Protected Area

Creating a New Kind of Protected Area: Best Practices in Mozambique for Influencing Policy to Empower Communities

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This learning brief details how, through joint advocacy, the Alliance contributed to the Government of Mozambique’s decision to designate a new protected area in 2012. The P&S Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) is the first nature reserve in Mozambique to permit local use and to formalize co-management with communities.


Learning Brief 5: Effective Strategies for Improving Policy Implementation and Law Enforcement at the Community and District Levels

Effective Strategies for Improving Policy Implementation and Law Enforcement at the Community and District Level in Tanzania

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This learning brief shares strategies that have proven effective in improving good governance around resource management and use in the Alliance’s Nachingwea pilot project in southern Tanzania.


Learning Brief 6: Using Markets to Unlock Opportunities for the Rural Poor and the Environment

Using Markets to Unlock Opportunities for the Rural Poor and the Environment: Early Lessons on Making Investments More Socially and Environmentally Responsible in SAGCOT

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This learning brief distills early lessons from Alliance strategies to date and draws out implications for how to approach influencing private sector actors in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) moving forward.


Learning Brief 7: Learning and Sharing to Improve Integrated Conservation and Development Programs

Learning and Sharing to Improve Integrated Conservation and Development Programs: Best Practices from Mozambique, Tanzania and Nepal

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This brief describes evaluation, research, and learning approaches the Alliance has used to advance evidence, lessons, and impacts across its integrated conservation and development portfolio.