Jes Weigelt

Head of Programmes

Jes is responsible for co-steering TMG’s programmes, and overall strategic development. He has more than 10 years’ experience in providing science-based policy advice in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Jes' thematic interests span natural resources governance, transitions to sustainability, co-creation of knowledge, and social innovation.

Jes Weigelt
The Right Way to Fight Global Hunger
News

The Right Way to Fight Global Hunger

Immediate responses to the current hunger crisis must also support the long-term transformation of food systems.
Transformation: does the term still have value?
Blog Post

Transformation: does the term still have value?

TMG think piece series
It starts with people: The human rights imperative for achieving large-scale restoration targets
Blog Post

It starts with people: The human rights imperative for achieving large-scale restoration targets

Contextualising a GFFA Expert Panel hosted by TMG Research
People and Planet
Blog Post

People and Planet

Empowering African communities in ecosystem restoration
Towards a cultural reset in restoring Africa’s drylands
Blog Post

Towards a cultural reset in restoring Africa’s drylands

Insights for empowering community-led land management as the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030) kicks off
To protect ecosystems, invest in women’s capacities!
Blog Post

To protect ecosystems, invest in women’s capacities!

This International Women’s Day we highlight the importance of women to the success of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030
Creating an enabling environment for nature-based solutions to climate change
Blog Post

Creating an enabling environment for nature-based solutions to climate change

Global goals will not percolate by themselves, local evidence is fundamental to implementing nature-based solutions to climate change
Building Our Food Systems Back Better
Blog Post

Building Our Food Systems Back Better

What is required to make food systems provide sufficient, healthy food while not harming the planet? How should food security be maintained given the threat posed by climate change?
Global Soil Week 2021: Kenya Country Report

Working Paper

Global Soil Week 2021: Kenya Country Report

Brian Washe Kazungu, Anna Kramer, Jes Weigelt, Oscar Schmidt

This report from the Global Soil Week 2021 monitors the effects of Land Degradation Neutrality measures on land governance in Kenya.

Transforming food systems from the bottom up

Info Brief

Transforming food systems from the bottom up

Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Jes Weigelt and Kader Baba

How locally developed social innovations can strengthen enabling environments for soil restoration

Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and LDN

Technical Guide

Technical Guide on the Integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security into the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and LDN

FAO, UNCCD, TMG Research

TMG contributed to this technical guide that aims to inform policy and decision makers on the potential and means whereby which legitimate and secure tenure can accelerate progress towards LDN and other restoration commitments.

The Human Rights and Land Navigator: Strengthening responsible land governance

Working Paper

The Human Rights and Land Navigator: Strengthening responsible land governance

Ilse Pelkmans, David Betge, Elena Müller & Jes Weigelt

Introducing the Human Rights and Land Navigator, an online database that links the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT) to binding human rights standards

Responsible Land Governance in Land Degradation Neutrality Programmes: Insights from Benin and Kenya

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Responsible Land Governance in Land Degradation Neutrality Programmes: Insights from Benin and Kenya

Check Abdel Kader Baba, Brian Washe Kazungu, Jes Weigelt & Anna Kramer

Global Soil Week 2021 Synthesis Report

Ecosistemas para la resiliencia - Propiciando la adaptación dirigida por la comunidad: Cinco conceptos claves de Guatemala y la India

Report

Ecosistemas para la resiliencia - Propiciando la adaptación dirigida por la comunidad: Cinco conceptos claves de Guatemala y la India

Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Marai El Fassi, Devaraj de Condappa, Jes Weigelt, Lucía Benavides, Wangu Mwangi, Edgar Selvin Pérez Pérez, Amelia Coj Sajvin, Rita De León, Marcella D’Souza, Arjuna Srinidhi, María Amalia Porta, Ana Victoria Rodríguez

Un informe que pone de relieve las condiciones favorables en las que la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas puede aplicarse eficazmente a nivel comunitario

Ecosystems for resilience, Enabling community-led adaptation : Five key insights from Guatemala and India

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Ecosystems for resilience, Enabling community-led adaptation : Five key insights from Guatemala and India

Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Marai El Fassi, Devaraj de Condappa, Jes Weigelt, Lucía Benavides, Wangu Mwangi, Edgar Selvin Pérez Pérez, Amelia Coj Sajvin, Rita De León, Marcella D’Souza, Arjuna Srinidhi, María Amalia Porta, Ana Victoria Rodríguez

A policy paper highlighting the enabling conditions under which ecosystem-based adaptation can be effectively implemented at community level

Research for Change: Towards a transformative research strategy for climate-resilient agriculture in Germany

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Research for Change: Towards a transformative research strategy for climate-resilient agriculture in Germany

Christine Chemnitz, Jes Weigelt, Corinna Enders, Anna Häring, Folkhard Isermeyer, Martin Kunisch, Alexander Müller, Susanne Neubert, Henrike Rieken, Rolf Sommer, Friedhelm Taube, Jens Tuider, Hubert Wiggering

A paper proposing elements of a national research strategy for a transformation of the German agricultural sector towards climate resilience

Strengthening civic spaces in spatial planning processes - A technical guide on regulated spatial planning and tenure to balance societal priorities in the use of land, fisheries and forests

Technical Guide

Strengthening civic spaces in spatial planning processes - A technical guide on regulated spatial planning and tenure to balance societal priorities in the use of land, fisheries and forests

Jes Weigelt, Anna Katharina Kramer, Samie Blasingame, Sonja Scheele

Decisions over tenure – who gets access to land, fisheries and forests, for how long, and under what conditions – have important implications for people’s livelihoods.

One Investment, many Benefits: Soil Rehabilitation for Poverty Reduction, Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation, and Biodiversity Protection

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One Investment, many Benefits: Soil Rehabilitation for Poverty Reduction, Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation, and Biodiversity Protection

Carolin Sperk, Jes Weigelt, Alexander Müller, Jonathan Davis, Ravi Prabhu

Soil rehabilitation offers great potential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the goals of the Paris Agreement while contributing to “leaving no one behind”:

Wege zu einem Gesellschaftsvertrag für eine zukunftsfähige LandWirtschaft

Working Paper

Wege zu einem Gesellschaftsvertrag für eine zukunftsfähige LandWirtschaft

Jes Weigelt, Melf-Hinrich Ehlers, Alexander Müller

Es ist unbestritten: Die Landwirtschaft steht vor gewaltigen Herausforderungen - weltweit und auch in Deutschland. Die wachsende globale Bevölkerung erhöht die Nachfrage nach Lebensmitteln, Konsumgewohnheiten ändern sich.

Opportunities for Voluntary Land Consolidation in Ethiopia: Farmers' Perspectives

Working Paper

Opportunities for Voluntary Land Consolidation in Ethiopia: Farmers' Perspectives

Girum Getachew Alemu, Ezana Amdework Atsbeha, Larissa Stiem-Bhatia, Jes Weigelt

The TMG research project focusses on socio-economic, cultural and political-institutional factors that constrain farmers’ uptake of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices.

From The Bottom Up: Creating an enabling environment for sustainable land management

Technical Guide

From The Bottom Up: Creating an enabling environment for sustainable land management

Anna Kramer, Jes Weigelt, Alexander Müller, Samie Blasingame

This guide presents investment strategies designed to create an enabling environment for sustainable land management (SLM) and ecosystem restoration.

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