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  • Water filtration systems, coastal bunds and other technologies that are tailored to the conditions and needs of local communities can help reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts like increased saltwater intrusion caused by sea level rise or storm surges, or more frequent and severe drought. A key challenge, however, is ensuring such technologies are properly operated and maintained. The partners of the AdaptCap project, a European Commission-financed initiative implemented with coastal...
    Capacity.org 2013
  • When Ernest Bai Koroma assumed the presidency of Sierra Leone in 2007, he promised to run his government as efficiently as a private business. A few years earlier, a brutal 11-year civil war had ended, leaving an estimated 50,000 dead and an additional two million displaced. The effects of the war gutted the government’s capacity to deliver basic services. Koroma launched an ambitious agenda that targeted key areas for improvement including energy, agriculture,...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2012
  • 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...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • UNDP-Government of India collaboration piloted an initiative in select villages for strengthening local governance. It built capacities of villagers and elected representatives through independent animators,State and non-State actors. Informed participation in local governance increased leading to village micro plans. Learnings were incorporated in future programmes and policy. In 1993-94, India amended its Constitution to introduce a third tier of governments (apart from national and state...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El Instituto de la Defensa Pública Penal es una institución autónoma del sistema de justicia de Guatemala. Su estructura organizativa funcional está orientada y va dirigida a la población de escasos recursos económicos, que buscan tener acceso a la justicia y que se vele por el respeto al debido proceso. Asimismo se da atención a mujeres, niñas y adolescentes víctima de violencia en todas sus formas, cumpliendo nuestra misión, mediante asesoría y asistencia jurídica gratuita.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • El Proyecto GPdNH es una contribución al fortalecimiento de las capacidades del gobierno haitiano para cuantificar, analizar y tomar decisiones sobre la inversión social destinada a la niñez en Haití. Específicamente, el proyecto pretende estimar los recursos públicos invertidos para el desarrollo de los niños, niñas y adolescentes de dicho país, a partir de la metodología desarrollada por la DAGPyPS y UNICEF en la Argentina.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • NAM CSSTC--in cooperation with the GoI, and JICA/GoJ—has implemented a training programme on microfinance for African region since 2004.The Batch I (2004-2006) focused on the operational aspects of microfinance, whilst the Batch II (2007-2011) emphasized the establishment and management of microfinance institution (MFI). The idea is also based on positive feedbacks expressed by the alumni of the past TCTPs.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • During the implementation of the Capacity Building of Local Governance Actors in Tanzania, the media was acknowledged as a local governance actor that had not been initially included in the programme design. A media policy (2007-2009) was developed to guide the engagement of media especially in a situation where Civil Society and Private Sector Organisations are weak and have very limited capacity to venture their issues and reach the larger public. The mass media form an important channel for...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • This case study examines how one district in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi - Takalar district – took up the challenge of tackling rural poverty through the use of participatory development and community empowerment methodologies. The study looks at the capacity that was required of various local stakeholders, traces the processes through which the district in partnership with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) undertook to develop the necessary capacity, and...
    ECDPM Discussion Papers 2004
  • Convened by the South African NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), the War on Poverty Forum collected numerous anti-poverty programmes around a common agenda: holding public hearings to solicit a wide range of perspectives from ordinary citizens on key policy issues such as health, the environment and housing. A large number of the responses called for redressing grievances, for which separate mechanisms were established. This voice mechanism proved capable of culling a rich and informative body of public...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • 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 Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
  • The story showcases a systems thinking based capacity development initiative in road construction that successfully worked across different types of levels, a) different scales of human organisation: individual - team - organization – network – society, and b) geographic or administrative units: communities (micro) – districts (meso) – nation state (macro). It illustrates the importance of understanding the ‘multi-level’ nature of capacity for achieving local...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair
  • Mozambique’s first multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in October 1994 followed 16 years of civil war. Because neither side had won the conflict, the stakes of the contest were high. Mutual distrust characterized the run-up to the vote. A new electoral law in early 1994 created a multiparty election commission that forced the parties to work together on overcoming the many operational challenges of running elections in a sprawling country severely damaged by...
    Princeton Innovations for Successful Societies 2010
  • In recognition of the Palestinian Ministry of Health’s commitment to reform, The Flagship Project tailored a self-assessment approach and supported the development of an Institutional Development Plan for the MoH. The process yielded positive results and helped unite all actors behind a comprehensive plan for reform driven by the Ministry. Sustainability of health sector reform is particularly challenging in environments where state institutions are weak or not fully established due to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Programme reinforces community capacity for knowledge generation and transfer. HIV and other social services are strengthened, with communities demanding delivery of services for Human Rights promotion. It strengthens grassroots democracy - local forum to address community challenges, needs, perspectives, and attitudes; gender based violence, conflict resolution, and promoting accountability. Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) through Community Conversations (CC) encourages and empowers...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El Programa busca contribuir a ampliar y consolidar los sistemas de transmisión, generación y aplicación del conocimiento científico y tecnológico, favoreciendo la formación de recursos humanos en temas prioritarios para el desarrollo regional, así como el estudio de las problemáticas más apremiantes. El programa se desarrollará por invitación a académicos mexicanos y centroamericanos que tienen ya una relación de colaboración a través de proyectos de cooperación académica en áreas prioritarias...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Human resource development and capacity building projects/activities provided to member countries in other seven areas of cooperation: trade and investment facilitation, agricultural cooperation, industrial and energy cooperation, transport linkages, tourism cooperation, public Health, and environment. To bridge development gaps between Thailand and Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, based on each country’s comparative advantages with the recognition of the needs of partnership building...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • En Latinoamérica, muchos países necesitan compilar la información sobre los programas de cooperación internacional existentes en su territorio, para la toma de decisiones y planeación de la cooperación por parte de los diferentes actores involucrados. A lo largo de los últimos años, Colombia ha desarrollado Mapas de Cooperación, que son sistemas de información diseñados para la eficiente administración y divulgación de la cooperación internacional. Hasta el momento, Colombia, a través de su...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Education is a priority sector for the Zambian government. In support of the delivery of accessible quality education, SNV Zambia is engaged with Ministry of Education through a Memorandum of Understanding that addresses selected targets as stipulated in the National Implementation Framework 2008-2010 based on the Education and Skills Development Chapter of the Fifth National Development Plan. In this agreement SNV provides technical assistance towards decentralization processes, strengthening...
    SNV Case story collection 2009
  • This Capacity Development Brief summarizes the results of a multidonor team review of four examples of post-crisis capacity development interventions in the Solomon Islands in 2005–08 whose performance was frequently cited as successful by local stakeholders. Although not based on post-project evaluations, the review found a number of patterns and potential lessons: (1) responding to immediate needs fosters national ownership, (2) “quick wins” can lay the basis for wider...
    WBI Capacity Development Briefs 2009
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