Development Progress Special Event: Through the people’s lens

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:00
​The Overseas Development Institute invites you to join an evening of lively discussion on shifting narratives and images of development progress.

With unprecedented access to technology, those at the grassroots can now tell their own stories direct to a world stage. How does this challenge perceptions of development? And what does this mean for the traditional story-tellers – journalists, photographers, film-makers and charities?

The evening will feature a keynote speaker and expert panel debate, with plenty of opportunity for guests to meet people from different disciplines, explore the exhibition, and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles inspired by the six countries that feature in the project.

All welcome. Admission free.

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Development Progress Photography Exhibition: Through the people’s lens

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:00
​Greater progress is being made today than at any other time in history, with poverty rates plummeting and striking advances across all areas of human development.

Meet those experiencing these changes first-hand.

This exhibition hosted at the Royal Geographical Society and in partnership with PhotoVoice showcases photographs and narratives by community memebers in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia who were supported by PhotoVoice to share their views on what's working and why.

Areas explored by local community members include education, maternal health, political voice, urban poverty, women’s empowerment, water management and renewable energy.

All welcome. Admission free.

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What is the future of official statistics in the Big Data era?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2015-01-19 00:00
​Digital data are increasingly changing the shape of our world. At the same time, attention is also being paid to the woeful state of development data – we know the least about those who are most lacking, and people often lack the information and capacities they need to bring about change. Unsurprisingly this has led to a focus on how we can harness the potential of the new and rapidly evolving digital landscape to meet some of these acute data gaps, and more profoundly, to improve policymaking and citizen empowerment. But while some insist that Big Data may provide an opportunity to ‘leapfrog’ statistical systems in developing countries, others argue that Big Data is largely Big Hype, and that traditional statistical concerns and methods limit its applications for official statistics. And new concerns altogether are emerging including around privacy and ownership of personal data.
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Development & Climate days

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Sat, 2014-12-06 00:00
​For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, setting the world on a path to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions within a generation.

The frameworks to be agreed in 2015 must work together to this end. But how can climate and poverty agendas be best connected?

Join us at COP20 in Lima for two days of innovative approaches and incisive dialogue, focused on bringing zero-zero within reach.

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Climate Finance: What is it worth?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-12-05 00:00
​The event will reflect on a decade of experience with public and private finance for climate action in developing countries and address key questions including: What difference is climate finance making? How do public and private finance interact, and how do we bring the two together to foster ambitious and effective action on climate change?
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The evolving humanitarian system: a truly global approach?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-12-04 00:00
​The 3rd HPG Annual Lecture will be delivered by Alexander Alimov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Addressing the shifts taking place in the humanitarian landscape, with reference to Russia’s humanitarian aid policy, how they are perceived by the ‘traditional’ system and potential for cooperation, Alimov will shed light on the rising global players at large in humanitarian action.
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Does poverty drive violence against children?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-12-03 00:00
​On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, significant steps have been made in protecting child rights and providing a platform for children’s’ voices to be heard, but progress is patchy with some children being left behind, their rights ignored, their wellbeing compromised, and their futures in question.  This continues regardless of other development gains occurring around them.

This event is the culmination of a three-year project highlighting the links between poverty reduction strategies and child protection initiatives with the aim of enhancing global efforts to tackle the alarming scale of child protection deficits in developing country contexts.  The project illuminates the role that poverty plays as a driver of child ill-being, but also illustrates that standard anti-poverty responses can still fail to reach children, without more nuanced action.

In order to inspire effective action to improve children’s wellbeing and capabilities, this programme of work seeks to improve the visibility of child protection deficits and underlying drivers, position child protection concerns within anti-poverty and development programmes and to promote co-ordinated and inter-sectoral action for sustainable impact.

This event will present evidence from research in Uganda, Ethiopia and Vietnam, and from an examination of multiple programme evaluations, which illustrates not only the linkages between poverty and child rights, but also possible solutions to violence against children, including the wider involvement of poverty actors. 

Discussion: How does the development community as a whole address the causes and consequences of violence against children?


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Strategies to improve security and justice for women and girls: programme experiences from multiple contexts

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2014-12-02 00:00
​​Security and justice programming is increasingly recognising the unique security and justice needs of women and girls and seeking to tailor interventions accordingly. This event will draw on programmes in South Sudan and Pakistan to explore how security and justice programming can better meet the needs of women and girls. 
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Groundwater, poverty and development

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:00
This one-day meeting, jointly convened by the UPGro Knowledge Broker Team and ODI’s Water Policy Programme, will showcase current research and practice concerning groundwater and its role in poverty alleviation and development.  The meeting will highlight research needs and identify good practices.
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How nations succeed: working with the grain

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:00

This event will question how the implications of a ‘good fit’ approach to institutional reform differ in practice from advocacy of ‘best practice’; the timescale on which all countries may be expected to get good governance; whether a simple typology can capture the range of variation across current regimes and countries; how thinking has reached this point – and where it needs to go next. 

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How nations suceed: working with the grain

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:00

This event will question how the implications of a ‘good fit’ approach to institutional reform differ in practice from advocacy of ‘best practice’; the timescale on which all countries may be expected to get good governance; whether a simple typology can capture the range of variation across current regimes and countries; how thinking has reached this point – and where it needs to go next. 

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World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-11-26 00:00
​Isabel Ortiz, Director Social Protection, ILO, will present the ILO’s annual World Social Protection Report at ODI. Social protection policy is also at the heart of debates on the post-2015 framework and the SDGs. The report covers a range of pressing topics for the social protection policymakers and academics
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From the municipality up: engaging local government in urban humanitarian response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:00
​This event is the next in ALNAP's urban webinar series, and focuses on working with local government in humanitarian preparedness and response.
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Vulnerability, inclusion and empowerment: recommendations for the post-2015 framework for DRR

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:00
​With the successor to the international agreement to reduce disaster risk - the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) to be agreed in 2015 we consider what recommendations for a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction should look like.
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Development Progress: fuel production in Brazil

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:00
Infographic showing how Brazil has become a global leader in ethanol fuel development, reducing its reliance on imported fuel.
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Development Progress: Brazil's national grid

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:00
Infographic comparing the size of Brazil's national electricity grid with the size of Europe.
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Progress on women's empowerment: from technical fixes to political action

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:00
This working paper looks at how women's empowerment is put into action as well as how the development community can contribute to its progress.
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Doing development differently: rising to the challenge

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:00
At the ODI / Harvard Building State Capability programme October 2014 event 'Doing development differently', we spoke to Joel Hellman (World Bank), Tom Murphy (Humanosphere). Andy Ratcliffe (Africa Governance Initiative), Jaime Faustino (The Asia Foundation), Duncan Green (Oxfam) and Kathy Bain (World Bank) about how we can rise to the challenges posed by doing development differently. For more information and resources about doing development differently, visit odi.org/doing-development-differently
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G20 uses $88 billion of taxpayers' money to support fossil fuel exploration

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:00
A new report by ODI and Oil Change International has found that G20 governments are supporting exploration for new oil, gas and coal reserves to the tune of $88 billion a year - despite pledging to phase out 'inefficient' fossil fuel subsidies in 2009. In this video, report author Shelagh Whitley discusses the key findings of the report. Rather than continuing to support exploration for fossil fuels - most which need to be left in the ground to avoid dangerous global warming - she calls on G20 governments to shift their support to the clean energy transition. For the full report, individual G20 country studies, infographics and more, go to http://odi.org/g20-fossil-fuel-subsidies
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DANS NOTRE EAU? DES IGNIFUGEANTS, DU NANOARGENT ANTIMICROBIEN ET DE L’ESTROGÈNE DE SYNTHÈSE : La région des lacs expérimentaux termine sa première saison de recherche sous sa nouvelle direction

IISD - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:58
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OTTAWA & WINNIPEG – 20 novembre 2014 – Que trouve-t-on dans l’eau de nos lacs? Comme nous l’avons appris cette année, la réponse comprend de plus en plus fréquemment des éléments tels que des ignifugeants et des formes de nanoargent antimicrobien provenant de nos vêtements et des produits pour bébé, de l’estrogène de synthèse et autres hormones composant les produits pharmaceutiques jetés dans les égouts, ainsi que du mercure rejeté par les usines fonctionnant au charbon. 

 

Si nous en connaissons un peu plus au sujet de ce « cocktail chimique », c’est parce que les chercheurs de la Région des lacs expérimentaux (IISD-ELA) au Canada ont clos leur première saison de recherche sous leur nouvelle direction. Ce laboratoire naturel formé de 58...
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