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Transforming information into climate action

Eldis Climate Change Editor Fatema Rajabali recently participated in an IDS/REEEP side event at the Warsaw climate conference (COP 19) titled Transforming information into knowledge and climate action. Fatema and the rest of the panel discussed how knowledge brokers like Eldis are working to address information challenges facing climate and development professionals - with a focus on four key challenges:

South-South Cooperation in aid, trade and FDI?

Over the last decade both trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging economies to Africa has increased substantially.  These new economic relationships present many opportunities for African countries, but can also be seen to challenge existing relationships with traditional OECD partners.

World Health Summit 2013: an Eldis Storify

Eldis has been following the World Health Summit 2013 which took place in Berlin, Germany from October 20th - 22nd. We created the following Storify, focusing specifically on the Global Health track of the Summit, bringing together different interesting and relevant information and news on Global Health from the Summit and beyond.

 

APCOM - Male sexual health

November 19th, 2013 is International Men's Day, with a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. To commemorate this day, we thought this collection of documents below, selected by APCOM, focusing on male sexual health is particularly pertinent.

Following the Warsaw climate conference #cop19

Eldis tracked discussions around COP19, with a focus on looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Using the storytelling platform Storify, we have highlighted some of the best research, resources and thinking on development and climate change relevant to the conference agenda and discussions. The Storify was updated daily throughout the event, including live coverage by our own Fatema Rajabali who was present at the event in Poland.

Announcing the new Eldis Nutrition Resource Guide

We're very pleased to announce the launch of a new Eldis Resource Guide focused on Nutrition.

The new Guide offers easily navigable access to an extensive collection of the best research evidence, policy documents, toolkits and other free-to-access resources relating to nutrition and makes the best of Eldis’ ability to link knowledge across development sectors such as health, agriculture, education and governance: a critical challenge for nutrition.

Assessing the quality of evidence

The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence in the design and delivery of development policies and practice.

Measuring climate finance effectiveness

In the case of climate change, national policies and structures tend to follow international interests and funding available, mainly provided by UNFCCC structures. Given the scarcity of financial resources we need to use what we have in the best way.

Launch of new gender and social movements resource

Across the world there are active social movements demanding an end to gendered injustice in all domains of our social, economic, political and cultural lives. But activists still encounter strong resistance to changing gendered politics and practices within movements and allied organisations.

Evidence on Demand

Eldis have been working with the Evidence on Demand information hub to make a new range of high quality research synthesis available through our Resource Guides and Country Profiles.

Evidence on Demand logoEvidence on Demand is a DFID-supported information hub designed to give development professionals access to world class information and services that will help them to make evidence-based decisions.

Making All Voices Count - Call for Proposals

Making All Voices Count, a programme aimed at making governments more responsive, has announced its First Call for Proposals.

Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation and research to enable and enhance citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

The First Call for Proposals is open from 24 September until 8 November and organisations, businesses, individuals, research institutes and governments are invited to apply.

New Lancet series nourishes G8 discussion

There has been a lot of attention to and activity around the issue of nutrition in recent months in the lead-up to the G8 meeting, which took place in Northern Ireland on June 17th and 18th. Campaigns and events - including the IF campaign and the Nutrition for Growth Summit - aimed to increase financial and political commitments to, and action on, hunger and nutrition.

A number of key resources have been produced to contribute to the discussion, debate and evidence base, and we highlight them below.

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