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Scaling up microinsurance

Sustainability of Microinsurance schemes The nature of microinsurance raises questions as to the sustainability of the schemes currently on offer. By their nature microinsurance premiums are low cost...
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Outcome Mapping

What is it about? Outcome mapping is an innovative approach to planning, monitoring and evaluating international development work. The approach was first developed by the IDRC in the late 1990s in an...
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Introducing Agency into Water Resource Simulation Models

Making WEAP actor-oriented Human-environment interactions and feedback are essential to consider in IWRM research particularly where we are concerned with adaptive water management in the context of...
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Institute for the Popularization and Application of Science, Burkina Faso

Some information on the work of the Institute for the Popularization and Application of Science (IAVS) based in Burkina Faso. IAVS Courses IAVS offers courses in the field of climate change which...
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Community participation and monitoring

An Ideal Participatory Development Taken from Rowley and Lonsdale, submitted 2006 . See also Participatory Processes and Social Learning An effective participatory development depends on good...
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Community Cereal Banks

Photo credit: Venex_jpb/Creative Commons A cereal bank is a community-based institution involving a village or a group of villages that stocks and manages the operations of acquiring, pricing and...
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Climate Change and Health

Climate-related diseases are responsible for a large proportion of the global burden of disease. Human health is therefore not surprising predicted to be adversely affected by projected climate...
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Bridging methods

These are methods that move from the realm of exploratory, somewhat open-ended and unstructured data collection phases, used with stakeholders during fieldwork to the more formal representation of...
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Agent-based modelling

An introduction 1. An agent is an autonomous piece of program code representing an actor in a social system [1] , which can be used to model many or multiple types of agency at different levels of...
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Water Harvesting in Sudan

In semi arid zones such as North Darfur where the rainfall is concentrated over short periods of time, balancing water demand with supply is difficult. The regularity of rainfall and quantity of...
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Tana WEAP-ABM

Micro-finance for landscape protection to manage energy-water systems Objectives To evaluate Green Water Credits (GWC) related to carbon and renewable energy To apply ABM to energy policy in...
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References for Latin America Regional Strategy

Aguilar, Y. 2007 El Cambio Climatico en Centroamerica: manifestaciones, riesgos y adaptacion. Ammour, T. and Elizondo, D. 2008 Central American Policies and Initiatives in Environment, Natural...
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Methodology of Senegal NCAP Project

Tourism The tourism sector, which contributes 4.6% of Senegal's GDP is the second leading foreign exchange generator in the country. Over 20,000 international visitors per year come to Senegal,...
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Mali NCAP Project

Community Meeting in Massabla Introduction Like many sub-Saharan countries, Mali already experiences the effects of severe droughts and rainfall variability, leading to problems of water supply and...
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Lyambai Vulnerability and Adaptation Project Workshop

Context Oxen ploughing rice field in Limulunga (identified by the community as an adaptation option). Photo M. Monde Mongu is one seven districts in the Western Province of Zambia. It is the land of...
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Lake Titicaca Bolivia: Climate Context

This region is in the dry inter-Andean valleys of Bolivia (Ribera et al., 2006) and covers the municipalities of Batallas, Ancoraimes and Carabuco. These municipalities are located in the northern...
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Key findings from Senegal NCAP Project

Tourism Climatic threats to the Senegalese tourism sector are shown in Table 1. The risk to the Senegalese tourist industry is that the combined impact of these threats, which would include...
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Key findings from Guatemala NCAP Project

Assessing Impacts Having developed the WEAP applications for the Rio Naranjo and Rio San Jose/Rio Shutaque catchments it was possible to assess what the impact would be on critical water factors. As...
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Key findings from Bangladesh NCAP Project

Coping Measures: Inherent Resilience Coping practices are often spontaneous and an immediate response of vulnerable people to different shocks. People use the means that are available to them in...
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Improving the use of seasonal climate forecasts in Lesotho

In Lesotho, seasonal climate forecasts are produced by Lesotho Meteorological Services and disseminated nationally. These forecasts, that provide probabilities of how much rainfall is expected during...
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How to practice soil fertility

Moisture stress affects over two thirds of all soils in semi-arid areas while soil fertility degradation has been described as the second most important constraint to food security in Africa. Despite...
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Climate Change and Agrobiodiversity Research

The aims and objectives of the Agrobiodiversity and Climate Change project are: To bring together information from rural communities, indigenous peoples and research workers on how they use...
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Climate adaptation in the mountains of Lesotho

Anecdotal evidence collected from community members in the Highlands of Lesotho indicate a keen awareness of longer term changes in the local climate and the need to adapt in response to these.

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Bolivia NCAP project: Lake Titicaca findings

This page summarises the key findings for the Lake Titicaca region from the Bolivia NCAP Project . For background information and context on the Lake Titicaca region, please see this page. The...
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