The Eldis Blog

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  • 18 September 2015
    This blog was first posted on the CDKN website. Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor to CDKN and Chair of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Steering Group, introduces the Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto and its revolutionary proposals.
  • 8 September 2015
    The Sustainable Development Goals must not neglect a quarter of the world’s population, argues Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative.
  • 20 August 2015
    Women’s involvement in agricultural work is closely associated with the provision of care for children and therefore plays an important part in determining nutritional outcomes. Haris Gazdar, Collective for Social Science Research in Pakistan, shares his reflections on the norms around women’s work in agriculture in Pakistan.
  • 11 August 2015
    No country has yet achieved equality for women and girls: they are still denied their basic human rights and are denied a full say in decisions that affect their lives. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have real potential to transform the lives of women and girls, but they must be accompanied by equally ambitious ways in which to measure progress.
  • 31 July 2015
    To mark World Breastfeeding Week, Sigit Sulistyo, World Vision Indonesia, writes for Eldis on the importance of supporting breastfeeding mothers at work in Indonesia.
  • 28 July 2015
    As the UN post-2015 summit in September approaches how does the current draft of the SDGs shape up with respect to nutrition? Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute with Jennifer Thompson and Joanna Francis of Concern share their reflections. All are members of the International Coalition on Advocating Nutrition (ICAN) 
  • 28 July 2015
    Although Africa has the potential to produce all the food the continent needs it faces a heavy burden of food insecurity, undernutrition and an increasing problem of obesity. Dr. Namukolo Covic, IFPRI in Ethiopia, writes for Eldis on the role for research in addressing these issues. 
  • 20 July 2015
    From 8-10 June, stakeholders in urban areas around the globe will descend on Bonn, Germany for the sixth time, to talk about making cities more resilient to climate change.
  • 20 July 2015
    As part of our series gathering reflections on the recent SDG "zero draft" text Deepak Sanan of the CLTS Foundation looks at the draft goal on availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation.
  • 20 July 2015
    By Priya Nath, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post-2015), VSO. Women leaders that VSO works with. (Photo credit Adriane Ohanesian)
  • 20 July 2015
    Marion Stevens, Coordinator at WISH Associates and Research Associate at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, shares her reflections on the Zero Draft of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • 3 July 2015
    This piece was originally written for COP20 in Lima by Ana Pueyo, IDS and Emma Wilson, IIED.

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