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  • When Daviz Simango took office in 2003 as the mayor of Beira, Mozambique’s second most prominent city, the odds were stacked against him. A member of the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO, or the Mozambique Resistance Movement), Simango was one of just five opposition mayors in the country.  Mozambique’s long and bitter civil war between RENAMO, a guerrilla movement at the time, and the ruling party, the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO, or the Liberation...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • A nationwide survey conducted in Niger in April 2010 on rural and urban household vulnerability to food insecurity revealed that the most affected zones and the people most in need of aid are located in the regions of Maradi (29.3%), Tahoua (24.5%) and Tillabéry (24%). The most dire circumstances are in the Department of Illéla, in particular, in a number of villages in the Badaguichiri zone (all in the Tahoua region). This situation has been harmful to local operations, especially in the...
    SNV Case story collection 2010
  • UNFPA worked intensively in Pader District for over two years to build local capacity, improve coordination, and establish sustainable systems for GBV response and prevention. The result is improved district capacity and commitment to address GBV, evident by a GBV Ordinance developed under district leadership and passed in January 2010. Pader District in Northern Uganda was devastated by over 20 years of conflict. The war displaced 1.8 million individuals—90% of the population. During the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Common pot provides food to children with nutritional deficit. Children follow the joint kitchen 12-day plan; this plan is based on recovering the community’s best and most ingenious recipes. The plan seeks to have a nutritionist supervising and reinforcing these recipes/food preparation processes. Let’s Eat! “COMMON COOKING POT”, an alternative to the food crisis and child malnutrition. It rains heavily in Loma Negra, a Concepción community of Masaya. The bad...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • En 1993, comenzamos EcA Para ello: Sensibilizamos al medio empresarial y los capacitamos. Inlcuimos a las personas con discapacidad intelectual en el puesto. Realizamos un seguimiento sistematizado para facilitar su permanencia y promoción. Mas de 160 jóvenes ya fueron incluidos. Mas del 85% conserva su puesto de trabajo. El programa nace en el año 1993, con los siguientes objetivos: Insertar al joven con discapacidad al mundo laboral; Favorecer el desarrollo de sus capacidades; Concienciar a...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Proyecto iniciado en 2007 en el marco del Sistema Interamericano de Metrología (SIM). Objetivos: Fortalecer la cooperación regional Ampliar la capacidad técnica de los Institutos Nacionales de Metrología de Bolivia y Perú Contribuir a la eficiencia del mercado de gas natural y a la protección del consumidor Potenciar los servicios de referencia para asistir a consumidores, empresas de suministro de gas y autoridades reguladoras de Bolivia y Perú.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Facilitating persons with disabilities (PWDs) and their groups/organizations in the context of disability and development, APCD provides training and information support based on its network in the Asia and Pacific region. Particularly, APCD’s approach is to mobilize resources at all levels (individual, organizational, and societal) in collaboration with over 30 focal point organizations (government ministries/agencies in charge of disability) and around 200 associate organizations (self-...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The RCB Project is a 5 year donor funded development intervention which has its genesis in South- South collaboration and is based participatory approaches and innovative methodologies. The project is funded to an amount of USD 10.5m by the CIDA. Palama established effective partnerships based on mutual respect and cooperation with 3 partner Management Development Institutes (MDIs) and the donor, CIDA. This is a South South multi-country project involving the donor through trilateral...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • This Case is about cooperation between Argentina and Bangladesh for dealing with arsenic contamination of water and food. In Bangladesh arsenic is in waters for supplying a population of hundred millions. Moreover, well waters are used mainly for irrigation in agricultural production, and toxic migrates to crops, as in certain areas of Argentina cropland. Solving this problem with scarce resources is a big challenge and needs different approaches from very different countries and cultures.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The process of preparing PRSPs has served as an opportunity for enhancing participation and civic engagement in national policy-making processes in many countries. In some cases, they have helped develop other capacities just by dint of their rigour and requirements. The PRSP for the Republic of Yemen is a case in point; preparation called for the government to upgrade its capabilities in a number of areas. In the process, it seeded a new, more inclusive culture of policy-making, and helped...
    Other collections 2003
  • Beginning in the late 1980s, Rio de Janeiro suffered increasing urban violence as the drug trade moved south from the Caribbean.  The favelas, shantytowns and slums on the hillsides surrounding Brazil's second-largest city, saw a rise in both inter-gang violence and clashes between police and drug traffickers.  Innocent bystanders often died in the crossfire.  In 2007, working with the support of the governor, the state's secretary for public security, José Mariano...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development: Stories of Institutions 2010
  • The results are already apparent, as teachers and students are engaging in a wide range of educational activities that integrate technology, curriculum-based collaborative projects. they collaborating to share their experiences and enhance their technical and pedagogical skills, which have empowered them to use creativity in their daily lessons. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has realized the importance of focusing on the human capital development factors in line with the future knowledge-...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Tsunami combined with the end of the 30-year conflict in 2005 had a significant impact on the Provincial Government. The theme of the recovery was to build back better, however the challenge has been to sustain the recovery in which the Government and international community invested over $6 billion. When the Tsunami hit Aceh in 2004, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) developed a strategy to rebuild back Aceh better than before the Tsunami. However, thirty years of conflict had severely...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This case story elaborates on the achievements made in areas of improving sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia through a capacity development initiative. This involved promotion of a community-led sanitation approach to influence behaviour of rural communities to stop open defecation and adopt safe sanitation and hygiene practices. Ethiopia is one of the Sub-Saran African countries with low access to sanitation and hygiene. According to the country sanitation report (2008), only half of its...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • This case story is a reflection on the cooperative efforts of the national parliaments of the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa in the reduction of small arms. Few other regions in the world have been hit so hard by so many wars and domestic conflicts as the countries in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa over the past fifteen years. Traders and brokers of small arms cool-headedly spotted the opportunities in these regions. Local demand was huge as many militia and rebel groups...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
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