April’s 45 Top Resources: Climate | Gender | Participation | Farmer Markets | Water | Agriculture | REDD+

April’s 45 Top Resources: Climate | Adaptation | Climate Smart Ag. | Climate Finance | Gender | Farmer Markets | Environment | Livelihood

Special April Newsletter on the Best New Resources for Adaptation, Development, Sustainability and Nonprofit Programs

We have so many excellent resources come through CSDi that we periodically compile them and share them in an occasional, special newsletter.

Please note: web addresses change frequently – if one doesn’t work simply type the resource title into your browser.

 
1. CLIMATE CHANGE
U.N. climate panel: Governments must do more in face of dire global-warming threats
Darryl Fears
Washington Post
April 13, 2014
 
On the Job Training. CSDi distance programs on  Adaptation, Development, Sustainability, Climate Change and DRR programs begin May 6.
 
How to win the argument on climate change – a five-point plan
Simon Maxwell
CDKN
March 2014
 
How NOT to do climate aid
Katie Peters and Simon Levine
ODI
February 2014
 
Integrating climate change in the post-2015 development agenda
Andrew Scott, Helen Picot
CDKN
March 2014
 
What the climate movement must learn from the fight against AIDS
Assaad Razzouk
The Independent
18 March, 2014
 
Where the rain falls: Evidence from 8 countries on how vulnerable households use migration to manage the risk of rainfall variability and food insecurity
Koko Warner & Tamer Afifi
Climate and Development
November 2013
 
100 Projects: The Best of 3 Years of Partner Field Projects
Center for Sustainable Development
 
2. CLIMATE FINANCE
AfDB climate finance newsletter
African Development Bank
January-February 2014
 
3. ADAPTATION
Adaptation Frontiers: European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice Presentation PDFs
CIRCLE-2
March 2014
 
Adaptation to climate change in water, sanitation and hygiene – assessing risks, appraising options in Africa
Naomi Oates; Ian Ross; Roger Calow; Richard Carter; Julian Doczi
ODI
March 2014
 
The economics of climate change adaptation in Africa’s water sector: a review and a way forward
Julian Doczi; Ian Ross
ODI
March 2014
 
Close to home: subnational strategies for climate compatible development
Barbara Anton, Ali Cambray, Mairi Dupar and Astrid Westerlind-Wigstroem with Elizabeth Gogoi
CDKN and ICLEI
April, 2014
 
Africa Adaptation Newsletter Issue 5
Ed. Richard Munang
Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet)
January / February, 2014
 
4. CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE
Extreme vulnerability of smallholder farmers to agricultural risks and climate change in Madagascar
Harvey, C.A., Z.L Rakotobe, N.S. Rao, R. Dave, H. Razafimahatratra, R. H. Rabarijohn, H. Rajaofara, and J. MacKinnon
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
February 2014
 
Climate-smart landscapes: Opportunities and challenges for integrating adaptation and mitigation in tropical agricultural landscapes
Harvey, C.A. , M. Chacon, C. Donatti, E, Garen, L. Hannah, A. Andrade, L. Bede, D. Brown, A. Calle, J. Chara, C. Celment, E. Gray, M.H. Hoang, P. Minang, A.M. Rodriguez, C. Seeberg-Elverfeldt, B. Semroc, S. Shames, S. Smuckler, E. Somarriba, E. Torquebiau, J. van Etten and E. Wollenberg.
Conservation Letters
2013
 
Innovation in smallholder farming in Africa: recent advances & recommendations
Triomphe B, Waters-Bayer A, Klerkx L, Schut M, Cullen B, Kamau G & LeBorgne E (eds.)
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agricultural Innovation Systems in Africa (AISA)
20 March, 2014
 
ONLINE RESOURCE: seedsystem.org aims to improve seed security in high stress & vulnerable areas across the world
 
The Role of Voluntary Agricultural Certification Standards in Quantifying and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Exploring the Cocoa, Coffee, Palm Oil and Shrimp Aquaculture Sectors
Adam Gibbon, Julianne Baroody and Richard McNally
SNVs​ REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP)
2014
 
Feldafing Principles for enhancing agricultural innovation
Editorial Committee: Dr. Ann Waters-Bayer, Michel Bernhardt, Piers Bocock, Dr. Patrick Dugan, Dr. Joerg Lohmann, and Dr. Sidi Sanyang
GIZ
November 2013
 
5. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
100 Projects: 3 Year Summary Of Partner Field Projects
Center for Sustainable Development
 
Become a CSDi Field Partner: New Field Partner Program
Center for Sustainable Development
 
Malawi’s Open Aid Map
Catherine Weaver, Stephen Davenport, Justin Baker, Michael Findley, Christian Peratsakis, and Josh Powell
The Robert Strauss Center
2014
 
The Chronic Poverty Report 2014-2015
Andrew Shepherd, Lucy Scott, Chiara Mariotti, Flora Kessy, Raghav Gaiha, Lucia da Corta, Katharina Hanifnia, Nidhi Kaicker, Amanda Lenhardt, Charles Lwanga-Ntale, Binayak Sen, Bandita Sijapati, Tim Strawson, Ganesh Thapa, Helen Underhill, Leni Wild
ODI
2014
 
Launch of the Aid Transparency Index
David Hall-Matthews
Publish What You Fund
2014
 
 
Inclusive Green Growth in Zambia: Scoping the needs and potentials
Tasila Banda and Steve Bass
IIED
2014
 
New Research Warns of Exacerbated “Land Grab” Through Carbon Trade
The Rights and Resources Initiative
March, 2014
 
Author seeking contributions to book of case studies of successful sustainable development programmes
Anita Meldrum
I am putting together a book of case studies of successful programmes that are sustainable and applicable to developing countries in sub saharan Africa. I ma seeking case studies if any member would like to contribute.
anita.meldrum@gcu.ac.uk
 
6. WATER
A new book about sub sharan Africa and water: Seeking contributors
Anita Meldrun
Glasgow Caledonian University
I am putting together a book about sub sharan Africa and water and am seeking case studeis of capacity building and successful community engagment for it. I need contributors. If you know anyone who might like to contribute, please let me know.
If you would like more information contact her at: anita.meldrum@gcu.ac.uk.
 
Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty
James McWilliams
New York Times
March 7, 2014
 
IRC showcasing WASHCost Calculator at Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India
IRC
2014
 
The World Water Development Report 2014, Water and Energy
UNESCO
2014
 
7. PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT
Participatory Impact Assessment: A Design Guide
Evaluación Participativa Del Impacto: Guía para profesionales
Évaluation D’impact Participative: Guide à Destination Des Praticien
Andy Catley, John Burns, Dawit Abebe, Omeno Suji
Feinstein International Center | Tufts University
March 2014
 
Collective action among African smallholders
Wanyama, Fredrick, Poulton, Colin, Markelova, Helen, Dutilly, Céline, Hendrikse, George, Bijman, Jos, Francesconi, Gian Nicola, Bernard, Tanguy, Cook, Michael, Badiane, Ousmane, Wouterse, Fleur
IFPRI
2014
 
New Papers on Inclusive Innovation
Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester
2014
 
Conceptualising Inclusive Innovation; Foster, C. & Heeks, R.
 
Analysing Policy for Inclusive Innovation; Foster, C. & Heeks, R.
 
Innovation and Scaling of ICT for the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid; Foster, C. & Heeks, R.
 
Inclusive Innovation: Definition, Conceptualisation and Future Research Priorities; RICHARD HEEKS, MIRTA AMALIA, ROBERT KINTU & NISHANT SHAH
 
8. GENDER
PUBLICATION: Special Issue on Land, Gender, and Food Security
Feminist Economics
2014
 
Feminist Evaluation & Research: Theory & Practice
Ed.: Sharon Brisolara, Denise Seigart, Saumitra SenGupta
Guilford Press
April 2014
 
Pursuing gender equality in land administration
Helle Munk Ravnborg, Rachel Spichiger
Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS)
February 2014
 
9. NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY
A Resource Book for Permaculture
Lachlan McKenzie with Ego Lemos
IDEP
2006
 
Globalized diet: More food, less diversity, more associated risks
Stefanie Neno
CIAT
March 2014
 
Can government-allocated land contribute to food security? West Bengal’s microplot allocation program.
Santos, Florence, Fletschner, Diana, Savath, Vivien and Peterman, Amber
IFPRI
2013
 
Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry.
Marion Davis,and Matilda Palm
SIANI
2014
 
Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition.
Marion S. Davis, Eskil Mattsson, Matilda Palm, Jenny Friman, Maria Ölund, and Ekaterina Bessonova
SIANI
2014
 
10. FARMERS AND MARKETS
Five Skill Sets for Smallholder Farmers
Catholic Relief Services
2014
 
11. FORESTRY AND REDD+
Making REDD+ work for communities and forest: three shared lessons for project designers
Steve Ball, Jasper Makala
IIED
March 2014
 
12. SPRING QUARTER

 
Spring Quarter Final Call: Training programs begin May 6.
 
Become the Solution. 18 distance training programs starting in the next 2 weeks. Learn more about becoming part of the solution to the challenges faced by nonprofits and NGOs.
 
Which training track best fits your organization’s current need:
1. New Project. Design a sustainable, impact oriented project from scratch. Read more.
2. Pre-launch.  Fine-tune a project you are about to launch to increase its impact and sustainability. Read more.
3. Projects in process.  Fine-tune a project in process to solve challenges with the project and increase its impact. Read more.
 
If one of the tracks above fulfills organizational need, then the training and consulting programs offered below are for you. Simply use these programs to further develop and organize your project; work with our expert consultants to perfect it.
 
“Tim Magee, and his colleagues at CSDi, are to be commended for producing a change in the way development is practiced, and so directly contribute to the improvement of millions of lives around the world.”

Howard White
Executive Director, 3ie

 
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We look forward to working with you in our training programs.
 
Sincerely,
 
Tim Magee, Executive Director
 
Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge, Oxford, England.
 
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