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10 Jan 2017 description

The purpose of this report is to outline the experience of piloting a set of developed survey questions meant to assess gender dynamics and women's empowerment in markets, in the Lake Chad basin Regional Market Assessment (WFP, ACF, et al. 2016). It should be used as a historical overview of lessons learned and good practices in developing tools to assess and monitor gender and empowerment in humanitarian crises.

15 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

The Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) held a number of monitoring missions in the implementing regions of Tambacounda, Kolda and Kaffrine. The preliminary results show a number of rice fields badly affected by the early end of rains in September. As a consequence, the projections on the harvest in the areas visited are quite negative in comparison with last year’s results.

WFP Assistance

12 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions. The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2015, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

17 Nov 2016 description

By Aurélien Tobie, Senior Researcher and Activity Coordinator, Mali civil society and peacebuilding

The 2012 crisis in Mali triggered a strong response from regional, international, national and non-state actors in a country that, until then, had been considered an example of democratic stability in the unstable Sahel region. Crucially, civil society also mobilized to support peace negotiations and conflict resolution efforts at the community level.

26 Oct 2016 description
report Women Under Siege

By Shaista Aziz/Guest Blogger

Maiduguri, Nigeria—Yagna Ibrahim is a woman who has a presence that is difficult to ignore. She strides into the room with grace and confidence, pulls out a chair, and sits down next to her friend and fellow women’s rights activist, Rabia Musa.

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20 Oct 2016 description

Nigeria faces immense humanitarian and protection challenges due to the ongoing insurgency in the North East. The conflict has caused grave human rights violations, impacting particularly on the most vulnerable civilians. As of August 2016, there are 2,093,030 persons internally displaced in the North East and North Central regions, with 83% of the displacements originating from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States as a result of the insurgency.

09 Aug 2016 description

Résumé d’orientation

La contribution qu’apportent les projets de développement à la résilience des personnes, des ménages et des communautés face aux risques de changements et de catastrophes climatiques dépendra en grande mesure de la pertinence de leurs activités par rapport au contexte local et de la façon dont les Organisations Non-Gouvernementales (ONGs) s’attaqueront à la dynamique sociale et aux rapports de pouvoir existants.

09 Aug 2016 description

Sophie Rigg, Emma Lovell et Florence Pichon

Cette étude de cas fait partie d’un ensemble de quatre études commandées par BRACED pour évaluer les liens entre résilience et genre dans le cadre des projets de ses partenaires. Elle fait état des approches appliquées pour promouvoir l’égalité entre hommes et femmes au sein du programme Zaman Lebidi, ainsi que des défis et opportunités rencontrés dans ce contexte.

Messages clés

09 Aug 2016 description

Sophie Rigg, Emma Lovell and Florence Pichon

This case study is one of four commissioned by BRACED to assess the links between resilience and gender in partners’ projects. It documents approaches used to promote gender equality within the Zaman Lebidi project as well as the latent challenges and opportunities faced in the process.

Key Messages

05 Jul 2016 description
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Fossé entre l’aide française et les besoins de ses pays prioritaires : le cas de la sous-nutrition

Paris, 5 juillet 2016 – En contradiction avec la loi Canfin*, l’aide publique au développement française (APD) est en décalage profond avec les préoccupations de ses pays prioritaires. Si ceux-ci  font de la lutte contre la sous-nutrition une priorité, c’est loin d’être le cas de la France, dont la part de l’APD consacrée à la nutrition ne dépasse pas 2,2% dans ces pays (dont 91% à des projets d’aide alimentaire d’urgence).

01 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In Senegal, WFP and cooperating partners are capitalizing on 5 years’ experience in the implementation of Cereal banks. Reflexion is ongoing on the scaling up this activity.

  • Supported by WFP Center of Excellence against hunger in Brazil, Senegalese ministry of education initiated a cost analysis and investment case study for School Meals programme to prepare a transition action plan for a national School Meals programme.

Operational Updates

29 Jun 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

This booklet presents the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative. The SWEDD is the result of a joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group, is a response to a call made by the presidents of the six Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

The overall goal of the project is to accelerate the demographic transition, to spur the demographic dividend, and to reduce gender inequality in the Sahel region.

03 Jun 2016 description

SYNTHESE EXECUTIVE

Contexte et objectifs de l’étude Link NCA

L’étude SMART de 2014 a montré des résultats alarmants concernant le district sanitaire d’Abdi. En effet, un taux de malnutrition aiguë globale de 17,4% a été révélé, dont 4,0% de malnutrition aiguë sévère. Suite à cela, International Medical Corps a décidé de venir appuyer le Ministère de la Santé dans son programme de PCIMA.