The data revolution: finding the missing millions

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
​Join us for the UK launch of the flagship report 'The data revolution: finding the missing millions', with a panel debate on the data revolution, the importance of data for development and how the data revolution can be used to help the world's poorest people.
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Girls' and women's rights: progress under threat in a fragile world?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:00
​Awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights, Dr Shirin Ebadi, one of the first female judges in Iran, delivers the keynote speech at the third event in our #GlobalChallenges series. 
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#GlobalChallenges: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:00
​Awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, one of the first female judges in Iran, delivers the keynote speech at the third event in our #GlobalChallenges series. 
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How tackling climate change will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-05-14 00:00

Hosted by CDKN, economists from Metroeconomica and HR Wallingford launch the findings of their recent research on how tackling climate change will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Europe's migrant crisis: what can be done?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
​This year has already seen more than 1,500 migrants die in the Mediterranean as thousands attempt to flee Africa and the Middle East for Europe - what can be done to stop the soaring death rate?
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Harnessing private enterprise for climate compatible development

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
​CDKN hosts a conversation between pioneering companies and leaders to understand the role that they see for business and finance as non-State actors to further climate compatible development – and to explore the enabling conditions necessary for achieving scale and impact.

 

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Kenya as a services hub: The role of services in economic transformation

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2015-04-28 00:00
This workshop will assess the role of services in economic transformation and job creation in Kenya; followed by in depth discussions of two services sectors (IT enabled services, financial services). The workshop forms part of a project of ODI’s Supporting Economic Transformation Programme. The aims are to (i) examine Kenya as an example of services-led transformation (ii) examine what needs to be done to raise Kenya’s services sector to become a regional and global services hub; (iii) examine the costs and benefits of a services-led approach to economic transformation and employment vis-à-vis an agriculture or manufacturing-led approach.
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Doing development differently: Philippines workshop

​This event follows on from last year's event at Harvard on Doing Development Differently, and will explore examples of Doing Development Differently in the Philippines and Asia. 
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Designing the Development Agency of the future

​A two day conference for senior directors of development ministries and agencies and other high-level experts to discuss the implications of a changing development agenda, the features that make an agency efficient, and lessons from how agencies are evolving.
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This Week’s Posts

RESOURCES: New version of AGROVOC, integrating land governance and tenure

In partnership with the Land Portal Foundation, the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) project, facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has released a new version of AGROVOC, the world’s most comprehensive multilingual agricultural vocabulary.  This version includes 100 new concepts related to land tenure and governance. Read more about this exciting new development here.

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture, Purdue university

The Purdue University College of Agriculture is seeking to hire a visionary, entrepreneurial individual as Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture to provide creative leadership for its globally recognized international programs in learning, discovery, and engagement.  Please see full details here.

PUBLICATIONS: Greening Agrarian Studies, Special Issue

The Journal of Peasant Studies has released a special issue that brings together 40 articles on various environmental themes that speak to critical agrarian studies (e.g., climate change, biodiversity, biotechnology, conservation, agroecology, and so on). All 40 articles are open access from 17 April 2015 (International Day of Peasant Struggle) to 31 December 2015 and available here.

AWARDS: Jagdeesh Rao Puppala of the Foundation for Ecological Security receives the 2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

We want to congratulate CAPRi collaborator Jagdeesh Rao Puppala and the Foundation for Ecological Security for receiving a 2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Awards distinguish transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale change, and are poised to make an even greater impact on the world. Jagdeesh Rao Puppala and the FES team have long promoted the idea that the well-being of rural communities depends on the balance of social and ecological systems. FES helps villagers secure community rights to publicly-owned land and support regulations to manage it in a more sustainable and productive way. The result of this collaborative work has been higher quality of soil, water, and biodiversity, leading to improved agricultural productivity and economic security for the rural poor. To date, FES has secured community rights to nearly 4 million acres of land in India, providing communities a solid foundation on which to build local democracies, sustainable livelihoods and better futures. Read more about the work of FES here and about the Skoll Foundation Award here.

PUBLICATION: Water-Smart Agriculture in East Africa

This Sourcebook on Water-Smart Agriculture in East Africa offers a collection of case studies from soil conservation to building resilience, including farmers’ own innovative practices, that further develop the Water-Smart Agriculture approach in East Africa aimed at a specific group of users- development managers, educators, local administrators and policy makers.  These are the people who can utilize such practical research outputs, thereby enabling impact at scale at both local and national levels. The sourcebook is available here.

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CBA9

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:00
​ODI is attending the ninth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-30 April 2015.
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States oppose plan to give advance green clearance to auction-bound mines

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:00
States have opposed a mines ministry proposal to grant conditional green clearances to mineral-bearing areas even before they are put up for auction. The suggestion, made in a draft of rules prepared
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MCG orders 1.25-metre 'breathing' space for trees

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:00
Following orders from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the MCG has asked all its junior engineers to ensure that no tree under its jurisdiction is choked by concrete. A minimum space of 1.25 metres
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RTR: Forest dept told to file report

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:00
A day after TOI reported that the Rao Tula Ram flyover project has been held up due to lack of forest clearance for tree cutting, environment minister Asim Ahmed Khan held a meeting with the forest department
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Amazon Deforestation: A Tenth Of Tree Lost In Past 50 Years, Drastic Impact On Climate Change

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:00
A new study funded by the Natural Environment Research Council has revealed that nearly a one tenth of plants and trees in the dense Amazon rain forest has been lost in the last five decades. The researchers
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Kenya: New Plan Alloes Ogiek Back to Public Forests

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:00
The Ogiek and other indigenous communities will now be allowed back to forests for activities the government deems compatible with conservation. The plan has been mooted under the National Forest Programme
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The role of index-based triggers in social protection shock response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:00
Index-based trigger mechanisms are an innovative instrument used to help ensure timely and adequate social protection response in the event of a shock. This report identifies the potential advantages and limitations of the inclusion of index-based triggers in social protection programmes and the factors that facilitate their successful implementation.
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The data revolution

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:00

Following the launch of our new report The data revolution: finding the missing millions at the Cartagena Data Festival, a number of experts have blogged on the impact better access to data can have on the power dynamics between people, governments and the private sector.

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WEBINAR: Guide to preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for Least Developed Countries

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:00
​A CDKN and Ricardo AEA hosted webinar on how Least Developed Countries can best prepare for Intended Nationally Determned Contributions in the lead up the COP 21 in Paris. 
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Ministry refuses to relax norms for 35 border projects

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:00
Days after the environment ministry relaxed rules to help create strategic defence infrastructure, the tribal affairs ministry refused to exempt these projects in the border states of north and north-east
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