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  • This is the case of how UNDP has worked for the integration of the historically excluded multicultural and multiethnic Autonomic Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua in a mono-ethnic and Pacific-oriented State. Local and national levels are intertwined in this search for human development through capacity development. The Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast, formerly known as Mosquitia, was militarily incorporated to Nicaragua in 1894. This has resulted in over 100 years of tensions between the...
  • Towards the end of 2008, SNV Uganda signed a partnership agreement with Mukwano group of companies to implement an all inclusive business model for enhanced growth, equity and competitiveness within the oilseed value chain. Initially, the company used to import seed for only farmers it had contracted to work with, but currently imports sunflower planting seeds for all the farmers interested in growing sunflower country wide. In the period up to last year, Mukwano supported an oilseed out grower...
  • This study explores the growth of capacity in IUCN in Asia over the period from its inception in 1995 to early 2005, with the aim of broadly assessing how capacity was built, maintained and strengthened over that period. This regional component of IUCN-the World Conservation Union employs 445 staff members who work in partnership with 136 governmental and non-governmental members to focus on the conservation and rehabilitation of landscapes, ecosystems, habitats and species in Asia. In the...
  • UNDP supported 9 States and 36 Local Government Areas to conduct a Capacity Assessment and is in the process of supporting the Capacity Development response in these States and Local Government Areas, as a part of strengthening capacity for the Governance of HIV and AIDS. Due to the high rate of staff turnover at the state and Local Government level along with the shifting democratic processes, there is a stunted capacity of programme managers and implementers of the different programme areas....
  • IRRI-PETRRA project developed a model research-education linkage was developed amongst farmers, NGOs, universities and national-international agricultural research institutes that ensured pro-poor impact on the livelihoods of the poor farmers. Farmers' demand was used to conduct graduate research (MS & PhD) by university teachers and NGO practitioners jointly. PETRRA, an IRRI managed and DFID funded, agricultural research and PETRRA project was implemented in Bangladesh for five years...
  • A poor community in northern Egypt mobilized itself to improve waste water processing. The Geziret El Sheir project succeeded in establishing a regular and fully functional system for waste water collection and disposal. As confidence grew in its own ability to bring about change, the community embarked on improvements in other aspects of environmental management. All along, local authorities offered vital contributions not only to the project, but also in replicating and upstreaming the...
  • UNDP Montenegro coordinates implementation of the biggest regional programme UNDP has committed to in South Eastern Europe to date. Main goals: improved environmental situation and life quality for citizens through least-cost measures, improved local and national policy dialogue and supply of domestic professional services in the environmental management sector. The implementation of a 3-year $15 million Western Balkans Environmental Hot Spots Programme (WBEP) involves six countries/territories...
  • An integrated approach to country planning was piloted in Sierra Leone to include a Capacity Development approach. This involved mapping country priorities to FAO's Results Based System. Special attention was given to the 'Expert Crisis' found in the ministries primarily due staffing losses due to the war. In Sierra Leone, CD in Agriculture and Rural Development deals with what is called the 'Expert Crisis' as well as basic CD needs in most sectors. The Expert Crisis refers...
  • The project helped to develop the nationwide Government of Georgia Network (GGN), which offers a reliable e-network to connect remote agencies. GGN provides a swift and effective exchange of information between citizens and government organizations. “E-governance” was an exotic notion to most Georgians in 2006, when the Office of the State Minister on Reforms Coordination launched the nationwide Government of Georgia Network (GGN) initiative. The GGN offers a reliable network to...
  • Le cas articule une approche programmatique et méthodologique encapsulant à la lois le développement des capacités des parties prenantes et l’influence de la prise de décision nationale. La conjugaison des opportunités et des mécanismes programmatiques a permis – au niveau sub-national – d’identifier et reconnaître les droits des communautés locales aux forêts et – au niveau national - d’amener la prise de décision à les consolider et à les institutionnaliser...
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a relatively new nation, with half of its population under the age of 18 years. Responding to the Youth Crisis tells the story of how the RMI government, with assistance from ADB, set out to strengthen domestic capacity to improve services for youth in the Marshalls. The case highlights the importance of participatory processes and describes how an innovative approach to outsourcing youth welfare services to civil service providers was introduced....
  • For nearly two decades now UNDP has been supporting developing countries’ capacities to better understand and monitor aid flows channelled to them. Upon demand from governments and donors, UNDP has assisted national authorities, especially in the Africa region, in setting up the first generation of Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS), namely the Development Cooperation Analysis System (DCAS), which was used to track aid flows and produce annual or bi-annual national development...
  • Esta experiencia es el proceso actual de desarrollo y fortalecimiento de capacidades de los actores locales relacionados con la gestión ambiental en la provincia de Ayabaca, desde el 2008, estamos construyendo participativamente un sistema local para el cuidado, aprovechamiento y uso sostenible del ambiente mediante instrumentos estratégicos concertados. Ayabaca, provincia peruana norandina, posee grandes riquezas naturales y culturales (bosques nativos, amplia biodiversidad, minerales,...
  • The PRONI-model inspires constructive change in post-conflict societies empowering youth using a process-structure platform that produce immediate solutions to conflict as well as long-term vision for sustainable social change. The model has been implemented in post-conflict Western Balkan from 1997 and up to this day. The Story:The model aims to improve democracy through social reconstruction and conflict transformation interventions that focus on youth work, social education and community...
  • A través del Taller Regional para Hidromensores, 21 profesionales de 7 países fueron capacitados en técnicas para la medición de caudales de ríos (líquidos y sólidos). Organizado por el Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible de la OEA (DDS/OEA) como parte del Programa Centroamericano para la Alerta Temprana ante Inundaciones en Pequeñas Cuencas y Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad: Desarrollo de una Plataforma Regional, contó el apoyo del INETER (Nicaragua) y la OMM. El instructor del taller fue...
  • Following the floods and cyclones of 2000 and 2001 in Mozambique, the government set in motion a post-flood reconstruction programme, quickly revealing its leadership as well as its ability to rally the international community and perform a number of functions efficiently and transparently. Strong government commitment to programme goals provided the incentive for donors to pledge significant resources and agree to work largely through the national system, including the government’s...
  • The Mountain Areas Conservancy Project in Pakistan works with local communities to control hunting and conserve biodiversity. For IUCN in Pakistan, poverty alleviation is no new buzz word, considering its large, long term field project, the Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP) where local communities were engaged in conservation of natural resources with an understanding of its short term economic gain and the long term benefits of sustainable use of natural resources. The MACP in the...
  • The Hub is a global network of spaces and communities that give social innovators access to the facilities, knowledge and connections they need to grow their initiatives. Hubs create fluid, inclusive, stimulating environments of collaboration and support in order to convene, connect, facilitate and strengthen diverse social and entrepreneurial initiatives. The Hub began when a group of architects, designers and social innovators from the UK worked alongside a community in Soweto - using...
  • Local governing bodies in India are hamstrung by a paucity of independent sources of funds which prevent them from fulfilling actual needs of the community. The case describes a Panchayat in India which developed innovative ways to gather funds by instituting taxation. Decentralization is a vital means to achieve greater impact in combating poverty as decentralized Governments are likely to be closer and responsive to the needs of the poor. There is a need for the basic rural unit, the...
  • One of Malaysia’s strengths is its ethnically diverse society, consisting of the majority Malays and indigenous groups (Bumiputera), as well as Chinese, Indians and others. Capacity development interventions have arisen from the need to advance Malaysia’s standing as a new state, but also to address ethnic imbalances inherited from colonial rule. Two priorities have been clear. The first involved increasing wealth among the Bumiputera so they could be entrepreneurs in their own...