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  • In 2009, as part of the CDF’s attempts to improve the capacity development support to central and municipal level, in cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government Administration, we undertook the assessment of municipal capacities to fulfil their mandate, pertinent to own and delegated competencies, as part of decentralisation. Despite the vast financial and human resources invested in Kosovo, progress in developing national capacities and strengthening public institutions has been...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Kenya went through trying period after 2007 polls that affected both individuals and organizations working within the community. Staff members whether from the “correct” or “wrong” tribe, went through personal tribulations. Each had their own ways of dealing with the conflict that was encouraged by a process called Appreciative Inquiry. Every five years Kenya goes through a general election. Historically this period poses insecurity and instability. Moreover, the 2007...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Puente in the Caribbean is a horizontal cooperation initiative which seeks to strengthen social protection strategies in CARICOM countries, by transferring the knowledge and lessons learned on the Chile Puente Program through capacity building activities. It was launched in June 2007 as a pilot program, involving Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago and is in its second phase with four additional countries. It is financed by CIDA and the Government of Chile.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • This initiative focuses on creating and using knowledge transfer mechanisms and share debt management models and protocols by continuously exchanging experiences across countries in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Debt Management Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides the necessary resources for: i) facilitating shared research in the subject area and knowledge transfer activities among participating countries, including south-south cooperation...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The Government of Southern Sudan’s Ministry of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation aims to improve access to water supply and sanitation services for approximately eight million people living in rural areas. To achieve this, development and implementation of a comprehensive operations and maintenance system for water sources is essential. In order to set up a sound operations and maintenance system, reliable data on the functionality of water points is critical. Unfortunately baseline data...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • Light for all campaign by promoting cheaper Solar Tukis has reached nearly 15,000 remote households in Nepal. The campaign has also enhanced national capacity to disseminate Solar Tukis to wider scale and formulate subsidy policy, which aimed to benefit additional 310,000 households during country's transitional period. The cost of Maoist insurgency in Nepal is very high. Many of the development initiatives could not be carried out due to conflict and low security situation. During the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Información y conocimiento. Conectar, compartir, intercambiar, visibilizar, desarrollar capacidades y conocimientos para promover la igualdad de género en Latinoamérica y El Caribe. Este es el principal objetivo del Proyecto Regional del RBLAC/PNUD América Latina Genera: gestión del conocimiento para la igualdad de género. En las dos últimas décadas, los avances en la región en materia de igualdad de género han sido considerables, pero discontinuos, heterogéneos y a menudo unidos a ciertos...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The political crisis and violence that followed the December 2007 General election threatened the existence of Kenya as a nation state. The case describes the transition journey from crisis to coalition government, where President and PM have reconciled the need to realize quick wins and leading by example. Riots erupted in Kenya after 2007 presidential election when the Electoral Commission declared H.E. President Kibaki the winner on December 30, placing him ahead of Odinga. More than 1,200...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In India planning is imposed from above which ignores local needs and priorities. The case describes a Panchayat in India which conducted its wn microplanning exercise and determined its need and priorities. Decentralization is a vital necessity for local empowerment and to achieve greater impact in combating poverty. Devolution of powers through constitutionally mandated bodies with an objective to reduce poverty through an empowerment strategy creates space for people to effectively...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The case presents the partnering of a dairy company (TSEGA & Family Dairy Enterprise / T&FDE, SNV client) with national and regional R&D partners and the combination of appropriate approaches and specific expertise in order to develop and promote quality-based payment systems for milk, responding to new business opportunities. An SNV client (T&FDE; milk collector and processor) identified a new business opportunity – marketing of “prime quality” milk and milk...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • In 2004, as part of a pilot initiative on decentralized service delivery in the 4 poorest regions in Ethiopia, 34 illiterate villagers were trained to build, install, and maintain solar photo-voltaic PV systems bringing electricity for the first time to remote villages. The sun was just beginning to dip below the horizon, coloring the azure sky with brilliant pink and orange hues. Ahadi Ahmed realized that she had to pick up the pace. Gingerly perched on top of the thatched roof of her neighbor...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El encuentro de una niña o niño con su propio potencial y la trascendencia que dicho potencial tiene para los demás y para sí mismo constituye uno de los mayores acontecimientos de su vida y despierta en ellos enormes capacidades de superación y de adaptación. El Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano en Bolivia (PNUD-Julio/2006), menciona "que los niños no construyen sus capacidades ni adquieren derechos por sí solos, sino en el contexto de diversas formas familiares, comunitarias y estatales de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Se trata de una capacitación vivencial llamada la Ruta de Aprendizaje a través de la cual mujeres representantes de concejos y alcaldías visitaron municipios centroamericanos destacados por su papel en la reducción de las desigualdades de género. Al final de la Ruta las participantes presentaron propuestas para aplicar lo aprendido durante la capacitación en sus países y sus municipios. Participaron mujeres de Centro y Sur América.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • In 2003, the bloodless Rose Revolution ushered in an era of unprecedented reform in the Republic of Georgia.  Widespread dissatisfaction with the undemocratic and corrupt post-Soviet regime culminated in the 2004 election of Mikheil Saakashvili as president.  Riding a wave of popular support and eager to act before the political winds shifted, Saakashvili immediately targeted the corrupt police service, seen by many Georgians as the epitome of state dysfunction.  By the end of...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2009
  • Through a gradual and organic process of capacity development, a Jordanian environmental NGO evolved from humble beginnings into an effective and respected institution with the capacity for research, advocacy, policy advice and community mobilization. The Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society (JREDS) has built partnerships with various public agencies, and with other NGOs and community organizations, both nationally and regionally. Starting as a beneficiary of the Global Environmental...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • Machulishchi is a small town near Minsk with population of some 8 thousands people. Lack of opportunities to be engaged in some activities led to increased law offences, and different kinds of addiction among teenagers. Capacity building of local activists helped to unify community in addressing this problem. "Podsnezhnik" (Snowflower), local Charitable Public Association committed to prevent drug-addiction and HIV/AIDS among youth, decided to gain community support for its objective...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair
  • Using an innovative approach to capacity building, a group of SMEs harnessed the capacity that existed with their organization to achieve significant reductions to their environmental impacts in way that actually improved profitability. Prevailing wisdom would have us believe that SMEs, particularly in Africa, cannot take their environmental responsibilities seriously, "It’s a luxury that they cannot afford. Besides, they do not have the capacity – the human capital – to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This is a story of how Ecological Sanitation has changed peoples’ lives in three poor communities in the Philippines and how the partnership between a Local Government Unit and an NGO that share a common desire to help the poor can bring about social change in communities. Three low-income, water-scarce communities in San Fernando City, La Union Province in northern Philippines adopted Ecological Sanitation (Ecosan) in 2004 and successfully improved their health and environment conditions...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • First Steps is a Christian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea. Since North Korea is suffering from food and energy shortages, First Steps introduced soymilk processing machines that do not require electricity. Currently, more than 80,000 children are daily benefitting from the program. First Steps is a Christian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea through programs which provide...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Swasti participated in development and is implementing the Gap Inc. PACE program in India. PACE is a capacity building initiative to empower women garment workers and help them realise their potential in professional and personal spheres, leading to enhanced quality of women’s lives, workplace effectiveness and business growth. The garment sector is a major employer of women from relatively poor socio- economic and education profiles. A large number are first generation formal workers....
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
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