July’s 32 Top Resources: Climate Change | CBA | REDD+ | Climate Finance | CSA

July’s 32 Top Resources: Climate Change | CBA | REDD+ | Climate Finance | CSA
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 | Community Based Adaptation

CSDi Summer and Fall Training
2 Month International Blended Training Program: September 2-October 31, 2013
Including a 5 Day Live Workshop: Antigua, Guatemala: September 30 – October 4, 2013
El Programa en Español
Programa de Capacitación Internacional de 2 Meses: 2 de septiembre al 31 de octubre de 2013
An option: These training programs in 100% distance learning.

Comparative analysis of climate change vulnerability assessments: lessons from Tunisia and Indonesia
Anne Hammill, Livia Bizikova, Julie Dekens, Matthew McCandless
International Institute for Sustainable Development
March 2013

Climate resilience and disaster risk management. Stories of change from CDKN
April 2013

Climate change and ecosystem based adaptation: a new pragmatic approach to buffering climate change impacts
Richard Munang, Ibrahim Thiaw, Keith Alverson, Musonda Mumba, Jian Liu, and Mike Rivington

CBA 7 conference proceedings. Community-based adaptation: Mainstreaming CBA international and local planning
seventh international conference. April 2013. Dhaka Bangladesh

Conference Concept: West Africa learning event – community-based adaptation
hosted by Adaptation Learning Program, CARE International
September 2013

Webinar/PowerPoint. Monitoring and evaluation for community-based adaptation: unpacking the CARE PMERL and ARCAB approaches and their interconnection
Tina Rossing and Lucy Faulkner
May 2013

Good Practice. Climate change adaptation and mitigation.
AfriCAN Climate

8 Principles Of Good Practice
AfriCAN Climate


Assessing the Climate Impacts of Cookstove Projects: Issues in Emissions Accounting
Stockholm Environment Institute

2. Climate Smart Agriculture
Smallholder Farmers Perception of the Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Rain Fed Agricultural Practices in Semiarid and Subhumid Regions of Kenya
Jokastah Wanzuu Kalungu, Walter Leal Filho, and David Harris
Journal of Environment and Earth Science

Our Coming Food Crisis
Discusses farm scale activities such as the need for composting.
Gary Paul Nabhan
New York Times
July 2013

Guinea: farmers restore soil fertility with composted market waste
Discusses farmers in Africa using compost on a community scale for their farms.
Ibrahima Sory Cisse
Farm Radio Weekly
July 2013

3. Climate Finance
Maneuvering the Mosaic. State of the voluntary carbon markets 2013
Forest Trends Ecosystem Marketplace
May 2013

Ready for Climate Finance: GIZ’s Approach to Making Climate Finance Work

4. Livelihoods, Smallholders & Markets, Job Preparation
Enhancing Smallholder Farmer Participation in Markets: The IMOD Way
William D. Dar

Evaluating the Business Case for Investment in the Resilience of the Tourism Sector of Small Island Developing States
Roché Mahon, Susanne Becken and Hamish Rennie
Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

Alternative Agricultural Markets for Improved Livelihoods
BAOBAB special issue
June 2013

Volunteers More Likely to Land Jobs, Study Finds
Corporation for National and Community Service
June 2013

Should I take that unpaid internship?
Kate Warren
June 2013

5. Disaster Risk Reduction
Compendium Of IOM Activities In Disaster Risk Reduction And Resilience

6. Forestry and REDD+
Landscapes for public goods: multifunctional mosaics are fairer by far
June 2013

Safeguards in REDD+ and Forest Carbon Standards: A Review of Social, Environmental and Procedural Concepts and Application
Stephanie Roe, Charlotte Streck, Luke Pritchard, John Costenbader
May 2013

Community Participation and Benefits in REDD+: A Review of Initial Outcomes and Lessons
Kathleen Lawlor, Erin Myers Madeira, Jill Blockhus and David J. Ganz
May 2013

7. Collective Action
Resource conflict, collective action, and resilience: an analytical framework
Ratner, B.D. ; Meinzen-Dick, R. ; May, C. ; Haglund, E.
March 2013

8. Water Management
Cap-Net.org: Training Materials
26 handbooks, manuals and toolkits

9. Health
Was Blind, but Now She Sees
Nicholas D Kristof
New York Times
July 17, 2013

The world’s creeping challenge
Jenny Lei Ravelo
July 2013

10. Education
Tanzanian girl’s long walk to education
July 2013

Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.
Jennifer Preston
New York Times
July 2013

11. Northern Nonprofits
Broken Promises
Byron L. Dorgan
New York Times
July 2013

Abandoned In Indian Country
New York Times
July 2013

Pain on the Reservation
Annie Lowrey
New York Times
July 2013

12. Summer and Fall Training
A 5 Day Live Workshop: Antigua, Guatemala: September 30 – October 4, 2013

Programa de Capacitación Internacional de 2 Meses: 2 de septiembre al 31 de octubre de 2013


International Adaptation Training: Designing & Funding CBA Projects. Come Study with Us September 30 in Beautiful Guatemala. Blended Distance and Live Training.
This blended learning workshop will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village, and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it. Follow link for detailed syllabus.

  1. Conduct a participatory needs assessment with a community in your own country in preparation for the Guatemala workshop—guided by CSDi staff.
  2. Upon arriving in Guatemala, use the needs assessment to begin the development of a complete, fundable, launchable project in this 5-day training workshop.
  3. Return home and launch your project with the continued guidance of your CSDi workshop leader.

 Northern Nonprofit: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects in Developed Nations. Blended Distance and Live Training.
If you work with a nonprofit in a northern country working on traditional programs such as food banks, animal rescue, teen drop-in centers, homeless shelters, day care centers, community development, or environmental restoration—OL 101 for Northern Nonprofits will help you develop a sustainable, impact oriented, local project. Take this course as a 100% Distance Learning Program. Follow the link to learn more.
The course will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, and leave you with the practical tools to sustain it. For example, student projects have included efforts to help communities in Europe and North America with community development, youth employment, income generation, empowering immigrant women, the Inuit and climate change, and environmental restoration.
International Development: Designing & Funding International Development Projects. 2 Month Blended Distance and Live Training.
Are you working in international development in areas such as food security, health and hygiene, watershed management, agriculture, or income generation? Then this training program is for you. Read the syllabus and see how the course is organized.
This two-month training program will present an ‘online field experience,’ and lead participants in the process of developing sustainable, self sufficient communities. This blended learning program will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village.
An Option: 100% Distance Learning. Join us on August 6 for an intensive series of courses with other international students.
Are you a donor, a development practitioner, in a job transition, or a student who wants to learn more about what works in designing impact-oriented projects? Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities—both individually and through North/South student partnerships.

Our online courses use each class assignment as a concrete step in developing a real project within a real community. You will take an assignment into the field and use it as a solution-oriented activity that you do together with community members—thereby finishing one component of the project you are developing in the class. And there you have it: an online field course with tangible, concrete results.
Visit Online Learning to see a listing of Summer Quarter distance learning courses and blended distance learning & live workshop programs.
Would you like to learn about:
Advanced Courses:
Blended Distance/Live Workshop Training Programs: Designing & Funding Sustainable Projects
These blended training programs are available in 3 specialized sections:
We look forward to working with you in our training programs.
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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