Transforming Governance

Governance, institutions and policy

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The social, institutional and political setting is of critical importance to achieving improved livelihoods, environmental sustainability and strengthened resilience. By supporting an enabling environment for policy making and implementation of sustainable development, this theme contributes to the strengthening of community-level institutions that are the basis of sustainable livelihoods and which provide access to external markets and institutions.

At its heart, sustainable development is about giving people the opportunity to build resilience by providing them with more options in their lives and livelihoods. This theme aims to provide new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.

Guidance on various approaches for Transforming Governance

This theme aspires to develop methodologies and/or tools, conduct analysis and provide evidence (while understanding barriers and limitations) in the following areas:

  • innovative knowledge-sharing with a range of stakeholders and policymakers on the impact of action plans, governance arrangements and practices for sustainable development.

This guidance will continue to grow and evolve based on feedback. If you have new methods, tools or applications to add, please create a new article so it can be linked to the guidance pages. 

Participating Organisations


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Fondo Accion

Non-profit organization - Colombia at Fondo Acción
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Taneesha Mohan

Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of York, at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Jess Kavonic

Project Manager: UNA Rivers at ICLEI Africa
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Mark McCaffrey

Senior Research Fellow at ECOS
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Gloria Bulus

Climate Change Reality Leader
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Joanna Martin

Visibility and Communications Expert at GCCA Tanzania
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Wiesje Korf

Design research in climate communication
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Maurice Otieno

Chief Environment Planning Officer
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Fareed Ullah

House No. 1, Gul Mohar Road, University Town Peshawar
360 - climate adaptation.

Philippa Thornton

at University of Oxford


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