Impact Investing is a growing developmental tool. It can play a good role in the development of any country especially in developing countries. For example, the Impact Investor can invest their money for food production, preservation and food processing. In our world, there are many countries where sometimes food…Continue
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Recently I received an email from the people who host my personal website telling me that from February 2014 my domain name would no longer be supported.
Oblivion is not something we want to contemplate.
My initial reaction was rage. My domain name is my name and therefore a key to my branding and my business. And…
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At Nestlé we believe that actions speak louder than words. We have to deliver what we promise. We have to be transparent if we are to persuade our stakeholders, our partners, and our critics, that we are building our business in a long-term, sustainable way.
This month we’ve achieved a significant step towards greater transparency, receiving an A+ rating from the Global Reporting…
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Nineteen new case studies on use of ICTs in relation to climate change in developing countries are available at: http://www.niccd.org/casestudies.htm
- ICTs, Climate Change and Disaster Management
- New ICT Routes to Climate Change Adaptation
- ICTs and Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change
- ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation
- ICTs and Climate Change…Continue
Added by Richard Heeks on February 27, 2012 at 6:46pm — No Comments
I wrote this in a moment of frustration, when it was clear to me that the capacity that needed to be built was not with local partners, but with upper management.
Are you building your capacity to prepare for what Dennis Whittle, co-founder of GlobalGiving.org, terms the pending “democratization of aid"? It's time for the ability and penchant to work with organizations of any size or type…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 27, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments
When Mette Müller, founder of Best Self Experience, shared the following comment on my blog, I knew I wanted to invite her to share her story:
“The grassroots [organizations] that I have worked with have been excellent in seeing development as a process rather than a large checkbox... but many aid workers (sorry sorry sorry for the generalisation) seem to misunderstand this, and project their own ambitions and understanding of…Continue
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"...acquiring two cats may have led to my shrinking consumption of meat..."
see New SSPP Blog Post from from Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy http://sspp.proquest.com
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I attended two entirely different Washington D.C. aid industry events yesterday.
The first was a Society for International Development panel entitled, “M&E in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors: Differences and Shared Advantages” and the second was “…Continue
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"Hillary Clinton unveils initiative on clean cooking stoves," was among last year’s highlights at the Millennium Development Goals Summit. On this World Pneumonia Day, what has become of The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves? Has yet another “silver bullet” failed to make a difference for those in the…Continue
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Stronger, more sustainable community-based organizations can contribute to a more effective and participatory civil society…Continue
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“Disaster Management, Developing Country Communities & Climate Change: The Role of ICTs” by Nonita Yap argues ICTs have a central role in management of climate-related disasters. But strategic changes are needed. Information systems should be development- rather than disaster- or climate-focused. More interoperable and routinely-used rather than specialised applications are required. ICTs should be used more to enable accountability of disaster response efforts:…Continue
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"Informational Governance of Cliimate Change Organisations" analyses how organisations active in climate change should incorporate ICTs into their strategic thinking. It builds a model of "informational governance" with questions to help these organisations identify challenges and opportunities, and enable an effective strategic response:…Continue
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A recent online paper builds four new conceptual models - i) Climate change vulnerability in developing countries; ii) Climate change adaptation and adaptive capacity of communities and wider 'livelihood systems'; iii) Climate change resilience; iv) The contribution of ICTs to 'e-resilience' and 'e-adaptation'. The models can be used as the foundation…Continue
Added by Richard Heeks on July 7, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments
We have recently completed a scoping study that charts strands and trends in the literature on ICTs, climate change and development, and develops an overview model of the key ICT application areas - mitigation, strategy, monitoring and adaptation:…Continue
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