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February's 35 Top Resources: Climate | Adaptation | Gender | DRR | Finance | SIDS | Arid Lands

February's 35 Top Resources: Climate | Adaptation | Gender | DRR | Finance | SIDS | Arid Lands
Special February 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.

CSDi Distance Learning Spring Academy in Adaptation, Development, Sustainability, Nonprofit Climate Change and DRR programs. Courses begin March 4
 
1. CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate Change Is a Challenge For Sustainable Development
Rachel Kyte
Gaidar Forum
Moscow
January 15, 2014
 
Farmers in a changing climate – Does gender matter?
Yianna Lambrou and Sibyl Nelson
FAO
 
March 4: Join CSDi for an intensive series of courses with other students from all over the world.
Community Based Adaptation
Climate Smart Agriculture
Designing and Funding Northern Nonprofit Projects
International Development
Community Based DRR
 
2. CLIMATE FINANCE
Ensuring devolution supports adaptation and climate resilient growth in Kenya
Ced Hesse and James Pattinson
IIED
 
3. ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
The indirect effects of adaptation: Pathways for vulnerability redistribution in the Colombian coffee sector
Aaron Atteridge & Elise Remling
 
Minimum Standards for local climate smart disaster risk reduction
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
 
Community Based Adaptation: An Empowering Approach for Climate Resilient Development and Risk Reduction
Nicola Ward, Fiona Percy
CARE
 
The indirect effects of adaptation: Pathways for vulnerability redistribution in the Colombian coffee sector
Aaron Atteridge & Denise Remling
 

Climate Change Vulnerability and Capacity in the Arid and Semi-arid Lands

Emma Bowa
CARE
 
New Report and Communique from the West Africa Learning Event on CBA
Peter Gubbels
CARE
September, 2013
 
Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement
Edited by Matthias Dietz, Heiko Garrelts
Routledge
2014
 
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change. Scaling it up.
Edited by: E. Lisa F. Schipper, Jessica Ayers, Hannah Reid, Saleemul Huq, Atiq Rahman
Routledge
 
Optimum fisheries management under climate variability: Evidence from artisanal marine fishing in Ghana.
Edited Wisdom Akpalu, Isaac Dasmani, and Ametefee K. Normanyo
UNU-WIDER
January 2014
 
4. CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE
Everything you wanted to know about Climate Change and Agriculture
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts2014/#

5. DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction - Good Practice
Gautam, D. R. Kailali Disaster
Mercy Corps
2009
 
Community-based Disaster Risk Management: Field Practitioner’s Handbook
Imelda Abarquez and Zubair Murshed
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
 
Good Practices & Lessons Learnt on Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Upland Vietnam
Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

Community Based Early Warning System: A Best Practice Guide for Upland Areas of Vietnam
CECI (Centre for International Studies and Cooperation)

Framework on Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Upland Areas of Vietnam
CECI (Centre for International Studies and Cooperation)
http://www.ceci.ca/assets/Asia/Asia-Publications/CBDRM-Framework.pdf

Flood Preparedness Initiatives of High Risk Communities of Jakarta
Gabrielle Iglesias
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Conceptualizing an established network of a community based flood early warning system: Case of Cawang, East Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jonatan A. Lassa, Saut Sagala, Adi Suryadini
Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change
 

Good Practices of Enhancement Early Warning System for High Populated Cities – A case study of Jakarta Flood

Harkunti P. RAHAYU and Seigo NASU
Kochi University of Technology

6. AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION
Effectiveness of agricultural interventions that aim to improve nutritional status of children: systematic review
Edoardo Masset, Lawrence Haddad, Alexander Cornelius, and Jairo Isaza-Castro
British Medical Journal
January 2012

The role of integrated home gardens and local, neglected and underutilized plant species in food security in Nepal and meeting the Millennium Development Goal 1
Roshan Pudasaini, Sajal Sthapit, Rojee Suwal and Bhuwon Sthapit
Self Employed Women's Association
2009

http://www.b4fn.org/fileadmin/B4FN_Docs/documents/Diversity_for_Food_and_Diets/CS2-Sthapitetal.pd

Agricultural Biodiversity Is Essential for a Sustainable Improvement in Food and Nutrition Security
Emile A Frison, Jeremy Cherfas and Toby Hodgkin
Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition
Marion Davis, Matilda Palm, Eskil Mattsson, Ekaterina Bessonova
Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI)
Forest, Climate & Livelihood Research Network (Focali)
February 2014

http://www.siani.se/sites/clients.codepositive.com/files/document/siani_policy_brief_-_food_security.pdf

The Seeds of a New Generation

Michael Moss
New York Times
February 4, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/dining/the-seeds-of-a-new-generation.html?_r=0

7. AGROFORESTRY

Marion Davis, Matilda Palm, Eskil Mattsson, Ekaterina Bessonova
Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI)
Forest, Climate & Livelihood Research Network (Focali)
February 2014
http://www.siani.se/brief/agroforestry_land_restoration

8. FORESTRY
Local Environmental, Economic and Social Tragedies of International Interventions on Community Based Forest Management for Global Environmental Conservation: A Critical Evaluation
Bhubaneswor Dhakal
Open Journal of Forestry
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=42219#.Uu_IlPuJPF9

9. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Plan Vivo Standard for Community Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunity Assessment for the Snohomish Estuary: The Climate Benefits of Estuary Restoration
Crooks, S., Rybczyk, J., O’Connell, K., Devier, D.L., Poppe, K., Emmett-Mattox, S.
Restore America's Estuaries, Environmental Science Associates, EarthCorps, and Western Washington University
February 2014
http://www.estuaries.org/landmark-coastal-blue-carbon-report-released.html

10. COLLECTIVE ACTION
Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments
FAO
http://news.capri.cgiar.org/2014/01/publication-fao-case-studies-on-gender.html
 
Women, Donors and Land Administration The Tanzania Case
Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Scholastica Haule
Danish Institute of International Studies
2013
http://www.risdrwanda.org/spip.php?article207
 
The Impact of Land Property Rights Interventions on Investment and Agricultural Productivity in Developing Countries: a Systematic Review
Steven Lawry, Cyrus Samii, Ruth Hall, Aaron Leopold, Donna Hornby, Farai Mtero
The Campbell Library
 

11. ISLAND STATES

Kiribati: Tiny island’s struggle with overpopulation
Julian Siddle
BBC News Science and Environment
 
12. WATER
Ecosystem Approaches in Integrated Water Resources Management
Dimple Roy, Jane Barr, and Henry David Venema
 
13. SPRING QUARTER
Distance Learning Courses Begin March 4.  Haga click aquí para Cursos en Español.
We've trained development professionals from 500 organizations in 149 countries to develop projects impacting over 350,000 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.
 
14. ELECTIVES Fine Tune your Projects with this Powerful array of Elective Courses
 
15. International Workshop: Designing and Funding CBA Projects. Come Study with Us March 10.
Two Month Blended Distance & Live Training
This blended training program includes 6 days in the field.
In this training we 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 arrival at the workshop, use the needs assessment to begin the development of a complete, fundable, launchable project in this 6-day training workshop.
  3. Return home and launch your project with the continued guidance of your CSDi workshop leader.
Designing and Funding CBA Projects is available in both a:
1. 100% Distance Learning Program beginning March 4.
2. A Two Month Blended Distance and Live Training program beginning March 10.
 16. Northern Nonprofit: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects in Developed Nations. 
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—Diploma OL 240 for Northern Nonprofits will help you develop a sustainable, impact oriented, local project. Follow the links below 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.
 Northern Nonprofit: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects in Developed Nations is available in both a:
1. 100% Distance Learning Program beginning March 4.
2. A Two Month Blended Distance and Live Training program beginning March 10.
 
17. International Development: Designing & Funding International Development Projects.
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. Follow the links below to read the syllabus and see how the course is organized.
 
This 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.
International Development: Designing & Funding International Development Projects is available in both a:
1. 100% Distance Learning Program beginning March 4.
2. A Two Month Blended Distance and Live Training program beginning March 10.
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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