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Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Do pro-poor policies increase water coverage? An analysis of service delivery in Kampala’s informal settlements

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World Bank

Executive Summary

Background

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has undertaken a wide range of reforms in the urban water sector since the inception of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) in 1997 (updated in 2000 and 2004).
The PEAP provided a framework for development of multisector targets and investment programs at national, district, and local levels.

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New manual helps Africa's Muslim farmers tackle climate change

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:00 PM
Author: Pius Sawa

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change.

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Mensaje del Día de Acción contra las Minas 2014: promover un mundo libre de minas

Nueva York - El 4 de abril, Día de Acción contra las Minas, la ONU contribuirá a la concientización sobre los efectos devastadores que los restos explosivos de guerra siguen teniendo sobre las comunidades, incluso décadas después de que los conflictos lleguen a su fin.

Este año, tras el anuncio por parte de Jordania y Uganda de que son países libres de minas, que Etiopía y Mozambique esperan poder anunciar que pronto van a seguir su ejemplo, y que otros países están acabando con las municiones en racimo, se está dando un paso más hacia un mundo más seguro.

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Œuvrer pour un monde sans mines antipersonnel

Le 4 avril, Journée internationale de la lutte antimines, l’ONU aidera à attirer l’attention sur le coût humain dévastateur des restes explosifs de guerre dans certaines communautés, parfois des dizaines d’années après la fin d’un conflit.

Cette année, alors que la Jordanie et l’Ouganda viennent de se déclarer débarrassés de leurs champs de mines, l’Éthiopie et le Mozambique s’apprêtent à annoncer qu’ils devraient bientôt faire de même. Comme d’autres pays sont, eux aussi, en train d’éliminer leurs armes à sous-munitions, le monde est en passe de devenir moins dangereux.

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Mine Action Day 2014 - A Roundup of UNDP's Demining Efforts

New York - On Mine Action Day on 4 April, the UN will help raise awareness of the devastating toll that explosive remnants of war continue to exact upon communities, sometimes decades after conflicts come to an end.

This year, with Jordan and Uganda recently announcing that they are free of mine fields, Ethiopia and Mozambique expected to announce that they will soon follow suit, and other countries ridding themselves of cluster munitions, we are one step closer to a safer world.

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PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, Issue 1-2014

The first 2014 issue of the GPS Update features a report from a seminar at PRIO with Betty Bigombe, former chief mediator in the conflict between the Lord's resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda. This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO and internationally, including; PRIO Researchers visit to project partner in DR Congo, a PhD course on Gender, Peace and Security organized by PRIO Researchers Inger Skjelsbæk and Torunn L.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) 4 April 2014, vol. 89, 14 (pp. 141–152) [EN/FR]

Contents

141 Progress towards measles pre-elimination, African Region, 2011-2012
151 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January- February 2014

Sommaire

141 Progrès en vue de la préélimination de la rougeole dans la Région africaine 2011-2012
151 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-février 2014

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Le partenariat Afrique-UE : 2 Unions, 1 Vision

Introduction

Le partenariat stratégique Afrique-UE

Dans un monde en mutation constante, une chose est sûre : l’Afrique et l’Europe resteront chacune le plus proche voisin de l’autre. Les 54 pays d’Afrique et les 28 États membres de l’Union européenne (UE) ont en commun une proximité géographique, une histoire et un devenir.

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Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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The IDDRSI Strategy

IGAD DROUGHT DISASTER RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE (IDDRSI)

January 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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UN and IGAD strengthen ties on resilience and humanitarian action

Around 65 per cent of the IGAD region receives less than 600mm in rainfall every year. This year’s Summit seeks to keep the spotlight on commitments made to end drought emergencies.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Sahel meningitis outbreaks linked to wind and dust levels, claim scientists

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Guardian

Researchers collaborate with health officials to plan vaccination campaigns after discovering how to predict seasonal outbreaks.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

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Helpdesk Research Report: Restrictions on humanitarian aid to refugees

Question

Restrictions on humanitarian aid to refugees: What lessons can be learnt from situations in which host governments have allowed humanitarian assistance to refugees in camps, but put restrictions on aid to those in host communities? What has been the impact of such policies and how has the humanitarian community responded to these restrictions?

Helpdesk response

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World Bank Boosts Support for Pastoralists in Horn of Africa

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$122 million for a regional pastoralism project to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa and strengthen the capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional organization that works to promote sustainable development of pastoralism in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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IPC Newsletter Vol. 3, Issue 3, February 2014

The third issue of the new IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), the 3rd Chronic Scale Synthesis Meeting, and the ISS Pilots in Tanzania and Honduras. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Un nouveau rapport préconise les mesures à prendre pour réduire et éliminer les inégalités auxquelles les agricultrices doivent faire face en Afrique

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 18 mars 2014 - Lutter contre les inégalités dont les agricultrices sont victimes à maints égards en Afrique est crucial pour réduire la pauvreté, doper la croissance économique et nourrir une population toujours plus nombreuse, selon le rapport publié aujourd’hui par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et l’organisation ONE.

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Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa

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World Bank

Gender Gap Holds Back Africa’s Women Farmers: New Report Identifies Policy Interventions to Narrow and Eliminate Gender Inequality

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 –Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign.