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Workshop report. Strengthening landscape governance capacities in Bhutan: UWICE-Bumthang, Bhutan, 13–19 March, 2017International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) represent one of the world’s most diverse ecoregions, with ecosystems ranging from tropical humid forests to arid, alpine grasslands. Each of these ecosystems has its own rich biodiversity and provides services crucial to the lives and livelihoods of more than 200 million people living in the region and almost 1.3 billon people living in river basins downstream.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017IntroductionDocument
Contributions by the private sector to climate change mitigation: lessons from the Plantec Coffee Estate in NepalInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Agroforestry in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is a suitable biological mitigation intervention that contributes to NDC targets and REDD+ objectives. With that in mind, this paper attempts to demonstrate the ways in which a private sector business has established an agroforestry system on 38.5 ha and its role in increasing carbon stock.Document
Tools, platforms and mechanisms to support accountability to disaster-affected populations in the PhilippinesInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, a number of national and local government tools, platforms and mechanisms were put in place to support the coordination of national government efforts to respond to the disaster. Many of these tools, platforms and mechanisms are web-based and accessible to the public.Document
Workshop on Opportunities for Transboundary Collaboration for Conservation and Development along the Northern Section of the China-Myanmar Border 13–14 December 2016, Kunming, ChinaInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Management Bureaus (Baoshan and Nujiang) of Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (GNNR), and related institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences jointly organized a workshop on Potential Opportunities for Transboundary Collaboration for Conservation and Development along the Northern Section of the China-Myanmar BorDocument2016In this chapter, we clarify what is meant by public-private partnerships (PPPs), provide examples of both successful and less successful PPPs and describe some broad lessons. We see scope for PPPs that would reduce aspects of undernutrition. However, this optimism comes with significant caveats.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2015Discussions surrounding public-private partnerships (PPPs) in undernutrition are characterized by optimism by some, mistrust by many, and confusion by all. Optimism, because the private sector is seen as a potential source of expertise, technical resources, and new funding for nutrition.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2015The Transform Nutrition consortium recently reviewed approaches to scaling up impact on nutrition, and a number of elements repeatedly emerged as key factors.DocumentTransform Nutrition, 2015Over the last five years or so, a broad-based consensus on the “what” questions in nutrition has solidified. We know a lot more about what is driving malnutrition and we know more about the type of interventions that are needed to respond. And yet, we continue to struggle with the “how” questions.Document
Do more empowered citizens make more accountable states? Power and legitimacy in legal empowerment initiatives in Kenya and South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Many marginalised groups face difficulties in accessing essential services, such as housing, health care and water – even though their rights to these services are enshrined in international and often in national laws.