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May 2013 CSDi Newsletter
May News | $75 Courses | Final Call May 7 | Papua New Guinea | Climate Smart Ag. | Field Guides | May Resources
$75 Courses
This is the news you have been waiting for!
Thanks to the generosity of a new donor we've been able to lower the price of our online courses to:
  • $150 for students of developed nations
  • $75 for students from developing nations
To qualify for the $75 scholarship you need to be a full-time resident and citizen of a developing nation.
New in Project Design
Designing and Funding Sustainable Development Projects. You can choose to work on a project in a developed nation (Northern Nonprofit) or a project in a developing nation (International Development).

The northern track will focus on traditional nonprofit projects that could include food banks, animal rescue, homeless shelters, day care centers or community development.

The international track will focus on development projects such as food security, water, health, income generation, and education.  So far, student projects have addressed 270 different kinds of activities.
Spring Quarter Final Call: Courses Begin May 7
We've trained development professionals from 475 organizations in 146 countries to develop projects impacting over 300,000 people. Student projects have utilized 270 different kinds of solution-oriented activities to address community need. Scan the list to see which would work best for your project.
New Electives Fine Tune your Projects with this Powerful array of Elective Courses
Papua New Guinea Challenges with Poverty, Health and Malnourishment for 2,500 Families
Ben Sipa (Papua New Guinea) and Naomi Soncag (United States) have been working on a project on the Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea. Their project is focused on a lack of access to public services, poverty, and malnourished, sick children.
Climate variability changes the pattern of dry and wet seasons and negatively impacts the collection of fruits, nuts and other forest products on seasonal basis. An increase in climate change related heat enhances malaria bone mosquitoes gain new heights that makes not only children sick but adult as well. See photos and read more about their project.
Special Newsletter April Special Newsletter: Climate Smart Agriculture
1. South Sudan. Piotr Barczak Trains Farmers in Climate Smart Agriculture
2. Tanzania. Adaptation Through Conservation Agriculture
3. Saint Lucia. Adaptation, Agriculture and Livelihoods
4. Mozambique. Finding Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions to Famine
5. Kilimanjaro. Extreme Weather Events Create Food Insecurity for 1300 Households
6. OL 333 CSA News. Update on Climate Smart Agriculture Course
7. Field Guide. Managing Soil and Water on Sloping Agricultural Terrain
3 Field Guides These Field Guides Look at the Importance of Project Promotion and Careful Planning
1. Capturing Compelling Photos from the Field. One of the biggest challenges that I see with nonprofits is a shortage of good quality photographs. This month we will look at compelling photos that capture by illustration, the impact of the project.
2. Developing a Community Level Water Conservation and Management Plan. A shortage of water or unreliable access to water is one of the biggest issues in development. Community water sources dry up during climate change related drought—or seasonally during the dry season.
3. Developing A Disaster Risk Reduction Plan For Your Community. It is estimated that 70% of recent disasters were related to extreme weather events—a proportion that is likely to grow as climate change processes increase the unpredictability and intensity of weather events.
Best of May Resources Collective Action Has Been Rising to the Forefront in Recent Years
1. Women's Collective Action: Unlocking the potential of agricultural markets. Oxfam. Engaging women in Collective Action to ensure food security and sustainability–as well as equity–in agricultural and rural development has advantages for improving the position of small-scale farmers in markets.
2. Online CBA Course Field Assignment Templates Now Available Online.  A Field Guide to Community-Based Adaptation is supported by a user-friendly website where readers can download online resources and field assignment templates which they can tailor to their own specific projects.
3. CDKN Agriculture and Climate Change - Learning from experience and early interventions. These case studies from a number of different countries were developed for an agriculture and climate change workshop supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network.
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Keep up with progress that your fellow students—and new and up-and-coming students are making on their projects.

We post project information every week—as well as new resources that we've discovered. In the past month we've posted articles on soil conservation, project promotion, designing and funding projects, water conservation, DRR planning and a demonstration farm in Vietnam.

Students from a dozen countries have just posted information about their projects too!.
If you have a question don't hesitate to contact us at: Online.Learning@csd-i.org.

To learn about other partner projects in real time, please visit the Adopt a Village page, our Facebook Page and visit the CSDi Development Community to see their regular postings.
Learn more about design and implementing Community Based Development Projects.
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