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  • 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
  • The CSNP is a learning initiative amongst 13 African church partners of PYM Aid Norway. Highly participatory annual meetings, complemented by visits between partners, have enabled considerable learning to take place and more importantly be applied in practice. This has had catalytic knock-on effects on networking outside CSNP. This case study shows the value of strong local ownership and facilitation in South-South learning.
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • La actividad a la que refiere este Caso corresponde a la asistencia brindada por la Asociación Mutual de Protección Familiar de Argentina (AMPF) a entidades miembros de la Organización de Entidades Mutuales de las Américas (Odema) en los países mencionados anteriormente para la transferencia de conocimientos y experiencia operativa de los servicios mutuales de Salud, Trabajo Social, Ayudas Económicas, Farmacia y Comunicación Social. Con el objetivo de brindar mas y mejores servicios sociales a...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The Mountain Areas Conservancy Project in Pakistan works with local communities to control hunting and conserve biodiversity. For IUCN in Pakistan, poverty alleviation is no new buzz word, considering its large, long term field project, the Mountain Areas Conservancy Project (MACP) where local communities were engaged in conservation of natural resources with an understanding of its short term economic gain and the long term benefits of sustainable use of natural resources. The MACP in the...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Autrefois, les populations au Burkina Faso étaient peu impliquées dans le développement de leur communauté. Aujourd’hui, ce sont elles qui décident des priorités et des investissements nécessaires. À la base de ce changement, il y a les plans communaux de développement. Les populations doivent pouvoir participer aux décisions les concernant. En jouant un rôle actif, elles se rendent compte qu’elles peuvent influencer leur vie et participent ainsi directement aux activités de...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • La construcción de un sistema de transporte masivo involucra retos institucionales, financieros, operativos e incluso culturales, por cuanto representa un elemento estructurador de la planeación urbana de la ciudad. En las ciudades con población numerosa, los sistemas de transporte masivo tipo BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), representan una solución óptima para el transporte de pasajeros debido a que tienen costos y tiempos de implementación relativamente moderados en comparación con otras...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • The South-East Europe Education Cooperation Network (SEE-ECN) is a broadbased, low-cost regional project. It supports the exchange of information, ideas, and know-how for the reform and improvement of education in 11 countries. The network began with a sense of urgency over the need to enhance education standards, and took off through strategic kick-starting from external finance. As a virtual meeting place, it has brought people together and mobilized capacities across the region, stimulating...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 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
  • The aim of the Living Labs initiative is to create and enhance an innovation-driven development process in rural communities, as a major driving force for sustainable development, strengthen the innovation policy, and strategic alliances for improving the livelihoods and quality of life of rural communities in the world. The pilot consist of innovation environments in real-life settings, in which community-driven innovation is fully integrated within the co-creation process of new services,...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • El proyecto AméricaLatinaGenera trabaja en la vinculación del enfoque de género con el de gestión de riesgos en América Latina desde 2006 con dos estrategias fundamentales, la gestión del conocimiento y el desarrollo de capacidades. Los riesgos también se construyen socialmente. El incremento del número de desastres asociados a eventos naturales y de sus fatales consecuencias, ha puesto de manifiesto la evidente relación que existe entre desarrollo humano, la vulnerabilidad diferenciada de la...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • As Indonesia is one of the most prone countries to disasters, DRR efforts have to be implemented in a systematic and holistic approach. It has to be integrated into development process including on education. Thus, mainstreaming DRR into national education system is a must to build the capacity of community. Indonesia is a country with great potential to sustain geologic, biologic, hydrometeorologic, environmental, technological and social disasters. Global climate change has also begun to show...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • How community of small villages handled, with minimum support, the solar electrification workshop and installation process, the post-installation management and the benefit community gained. Benishangul Gumuz people’s national Regional State was established in 1994 according to new constitution of Ethiopia, which created federal system of government. The newly reorganized federal system of governance, ethno-linguistic based, gave profound opportunity to citizen, particularly minority, to...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is rapidly gaining popularity in Africa following the successful experiences in a number of countries. The approach provides an innovative and cutting-edge mean for development of local solutions to complex livelihood problems and to stimulate community empowerment. The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach was originally pioneered in Indonesia in the late 1980s and developed by FAO in partnership with national governments for introducing integrated pest...
    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 initiative aims to contribute to protecting the social security rights of migrant workers of the MERCOSUR countries, through the creation of a Single Data Base for Social Security Institutions (SDSI) in the MERCOSUR region. The purpose is to integrate the social security systems of the MERCOSUR countries by through developing and implementing a Data Transfer and Validation System (DTVS) to process retiree benefits under MERCOSUR’s Multilateral Social Security Agreement. The...
    South-South Opportunity 2010
  • Built the capacity of 4 CBOs in 4 districts to select and build the capacity of 120 youth peer leaders aged 16 to 25 to communicate messages of SRH & HIV prevention and positive behavior to their peers. Four youth centres were established for youth to access these services. Sri Lanka with an estimated population of 20 million comprises of 28% young persons in the age group of 10-24 years. This includes 19.7% between the ages of 10-19 (adolescents). The school curriculum does not provide...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • A group of 36 youth – initially unconvinced – were trained in Behavior Change Communication and engaged as Social Mobilisers for a large Solid Waste Management Project. Having worked intensively they grew confident and responsible. They organized themselves and built up an institution and resolved to be the guardian of local development. Kolkata Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (KSWMIP) meant for six municipalities in Hooghly has a strong social component for motivating...
    UNDP Capacity is Development knowledge fair 2010
  • Nanotechnology has enabled the synthesis of  molecular and atomic clusters that work like small machines -- a new generation of intelligent materials that are maintenance-free, efficient, reliable, contain no moving parts, do not create heat when operating, and are unaffected by weather.  This technology can be used to harness the energy of ocean waves and generate electricity. The proposed system would appear as a compound floating fabric of millions of tiny piezoelectric crystals...
    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
  • Project implementation often suffers from poor collaboration between the main actors – the recipient organization, project staff and the donor. A team-based approach to project management, where different stakeholders collectively share responsibility, may heighten the chance for success by creating a forum for ongoing capacity development, collective monitoring and a matching of expectations, in accordance with locally perceived priorities. Such an approach was tried in Laos as part of...
    UNDP Ownership Leadership and Transformation 2003
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