The 2014 CAPE conference: Does money matter? The role of finance in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00

Will money matter for the future of development? When much of the wider discourse is focused on how to raise more money, the 2014 CAPE conference will ask what sort of difference that money can make in practice.

Categories: Forestry News

Conflict and disaster reporting: Does the public still care?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00

On 23 October 1984, the BBC aired a landmark report on the famine in Ethiopia. Describing the crisis as a ‘biblical famine’, the report galvanised the public, spurred the UK government into action and prompted the creation of the infamous Live Aid concert. Join us at The Frontline Club as we examine the current state of conflict and disaster reporting and how humanitarian agencies can work with the media to raise awareness and much-needed funds.

Categories: Forestry News

Finding ‘evidence’ for what works in security and justice programming

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
​​This session will discuss the struggle with the notion of ‘evidence’ in justice and security programming. Using the categories of proof, principle and plausibility, the session will reframe the question of ‘what works’ by broadening it to the question of ‘why something might plausibly work’ and why on some issues neither research nor practice seems to be able to learn.
Categories: Forestry News

2014 International Conference on Emergency Management

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-10-16 00:00
The Humanitarian Policy Group will be taking part in the ‘2014 International Conference on Emergency Management’ on 28-29 September, organised by the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) and Tsinghua University. This conference is aimed at promoting learning among Chinese and international researchers and decision-makers from all administrative levels.

 

Categories: Forestry News

Senior Leadership Programme on Risk Management and Disaster Response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2014-10-13 00:00
​The Senior Leadership Programme on Disaster Response and Risk Management in Beijing is aimed at experienced professionals and senior leaders from Chinese government agencies, international organisations and the private sector with 10+ years of experience who wish to enhance their ability to lead during crises such as natural disasters in China and across the Asia-Pacific region.

Categories: Forestry News

The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations that provides independent advice and evidence to improve agricultural policy and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of this Policy Dialogue event is to present key findings and policy insights emerging from a range of Future Agricultures Consortium’s recent research activities.

Categories: Forestry News

The Polictical Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations that provides independent advice and evidence to improve agricultural policy and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of this Policy Dialogue event is to present key findings and policy insights emerging from a range of Future Agricultures Consortium’s recent research activities.

Categories: Forestry News

Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations that provides independent advice and evidence to improve agricultural policy and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of this Policy Dialogue event is to present key findings and policy insights emerging from a range of Future Agricultures Consortium’s recent research activities.

Categories: Forestry News

Rural wages in Asia

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-09-18 00:00

Join us for the launch of our ‘Rural wages in Asia’ report, in which we: check how rural wages are changing for countries in (East, South and Southeast) Asia; look at potential causes; and consider the implications for rural development and poverty, for food prices and food security and for economic growth, both in Asia and in other parts of the developing world.

Categories: Forestry News

New directions in governance

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:00
​This conference, organised in partnership with the World Bank's Governance Partnership Facility (GPF) will explore the priorities and challenges for governance in development, as well as sharing innovative examples of governance in country programmes and thematic sectors.
Categories: Forestry News

Ten months after Typhoon Haiyan: Lessons from the response and how to prepare for the future

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-09-12 00:00
The WHO Representative to the Philippines, Dr. Julie Hall MBE joins a panel at ODI to discuss what happened before, during and after the largest typhoon ever to make landfall hit the Philippines.
Categories: Forestry News

Nine months after Typhoon Haiyan: Lessons from the response and how to prepare for the future

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-09-12 00:00
The WHO Representative to the Philippines, Dr. Julie Hall MBE joins a panel at ODI to discuss what happened before, during and after the largest typhoon ever to make landfall hit the Philippines.
Categories: Forestry News

Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus: lessons for the SDGs

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00
​This event will examine how certain developing countries have tackled the trade-offs inherent within the food-water-energy nexus, balancing environmental concerns with the need for development, and it will reflect on the importance of integrating across sectors for the implementation of the SDGs. New research conducted as part of ODI’s Development Progress project will be discussed.
Categories: Forestry News

Climate change & the post 2015 development framework: Developing country perspectives

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-09-10 00:00

​Through this event, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network intends to explore the linkages between climate change and the post-2015 development framework. The event brings together experts and practitioners in climate change and sustainable development to present and discuss the views of developing countries. The outcomes will be shared with the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General in advance of the Leaders’ Summit on climate change in New York in September.

Categories: Forestry News

Global value chains in Asia: Is everyone benefitting?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-09-05 00:00
​The seminar will discuss critical issues for inclusive growth in Asia and the rest of the developing world.

Categories: Forestry News

European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) present to the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the European Parliament

ODI Environment and Climate Change - 5 hours 44 min ago
​On the first day the European Parliament resumes, 1st September 2014, Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), is presenting ETTG's key findings to the Foreign Affairs European Parliament Committee in Brussels. This event is being live streamed.

The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) is made up of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn; the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht; Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), Madrid; and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London.

Categories: Forestry News

How to ensure accountability and oversight in security and justice programming

ODI Environment and Climate Change - 5 hours 44 min ago
​A number of major UK and internationally delivered security and justice programmes have been characterised by a lack of focus on issues of accountability. In this event, Piet Biesheuvel will outline multiple models of accountability, and how accountability affects major security and justice actors. 

Categories: Forestry News

Child Marriage in South Asia

Eldis News - Sun, 2014-08-31 19:14

Child marriage is a human rights crisis occurring on an alarming scale in South Asia. South Asia accounts for almost half of all child marriages that occur globally. Child marriage does not constitute a single rights violation; rather, every instance of it triggers a continuum of violations that continues throughout a girl’s life.

Governments in South Asia have an absolute legal obligation to eliminate child marriage. The extensive repercussions of child marriage violate the international and constitutional obligations of states to protect children's rights. The persistence of child marriage in South Asia indicates the widespread failure of governments to address one of the most critical human rights issues facing women and girls in the region.

This briefing paper primarily focuses on violations of women’s and girls’ reproductive rights and right to be free from sexual violence arising from child marriage in six South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This publication is intended to serve as a resource for those interested in using international and constitutional legal norms to establish government accountability for child marriage through human rights advocacy and litigation. It is also meant to serve as a critical resource for government officials.

The most important finding identified in this briefing paper is that, by failing to enact and enforce laws that clearly and consistently prohibit child marriage, governments in the region are complicit in the grave violations of human and constitutional rights experienced by married girls. These governments are responsible for perpetuating legal and practical barriers that make girls vulnerable to child marriage, and deny effective legal remedies to those trapped in such marriages.

Categories: Forestry News

Women’s Social Security and Protection in India

Eldis News - Sun, 2014-08-31 18:42

What are the real-life situations and challenges relating to Indian women’s social security and protection, and what can be done to improve them?

This publication documents the Conference on Women’s Social Security and Protection in India (6–7 May 2013), held at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. The main objective of the conference was to identify and unpack various perspectives on the issue of social security for women in India by bringing together a diverse range of participants from government, trade unions, women’s organisations and UN agencies.

The various conference participants pointed to the existence of a number of government-sponsored schemes for promoting the social welfare of women; and for achieving other goals – such as poverty amelioration, reduction in malnutrition and provision of healthcare and basic services, with a special focus on women. However, it was argued, these social security programmes still do not reach the most vulnerable sections of society, especially marginalised women, due to various systemic failures.

With a view towards addressing these issues and ensuring the efficient delivery of social security schemes for women, efforts were made to raise questions and seek possible answers and solutions to them during the course of the conference.

The participants shortlisted certain recommendations and suggestions for future action to ensure social security for all female workers. These recommendations are delineated at the conclusion of this publication in the form of a Charter of Demands.

Categories: Forestry News

The Other Asian Enigma: Explaining the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Bangladesh

Eldis News - Fri, 2014-08-29 14:40

South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition — the so - called Asian enigma . Yet contrary to this stereotype , Bangladesh has manage d to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. In this paper we aim to understand the sources of this unheralded success with the aspiration of deriv ing policy - relevant lessons from Bangladesh’s experience. To do s o we employ a regression analysis of five rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys covering the period from 1997 to 2011. Statistical decompositions suggest that five broad factors explain slightly more than half of the improvement in height - for - age z scores and stunting rates: rapid gains in both maternal and paternal education , wealth accumulation , increased utilization of or access to prenatal and neonatal health services , reductions in open defecation, and demographic changes in the form of reduced fertility rates and longer birth intervals. Most of these broader economic and social improvements can be plausibly linked to pro - poor economic policies and community - led development schemes, and for the most part the results are robust to various sensitiv ity analyses. However, it is also notable that our statistical model leaves a substantial share of Bangladesh’s success an unexplained enigma

Categories: Forestry News

Pages

Subscribe to forestrynepal aggregator - Forestry News

 

Sign up now to join forestryNEPAL - an online community of people interested in Nepalese forestry and related sector. Connect with your peers, share your work, and make your opinion count!

Newsletter

Get forestryNepal news straight to your inbox.