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31 May 2011 description

Stemming post-harvest waste crucial to African food security, Grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total $4 billion, FAO/WB reportRome/Accra, 31 May 2011 - Investing in post-harvest technologies to reduce food losses could significantly increase the food supply in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new FAO/World Bank report released today as technical experts from around the region meet to discuss the issue.The report, Missing Food: The Case of Postharvest Grain Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa, …

30 Apr 2011 description

This is the 2nd edition of the Disaster Risk Management Program for Priority Countries, originally published by GFDRR in 2009. It now includes the country programs missing in the first edition (Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, and Philippines 1) as well as an update of the DRM Country Program for Haiti (to take into account the impact of the January 2010 earthquake), Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica.

30 Apr 2011 description

This on-line newsletter gathers information about about the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR) and its partners' activities in Africa.

27 Apr 2011 description

Adeleke Salami, Zuzana Brixiova, Hesham Kandil and Albert Mafusire

I – Background

31 Jan 2011 description

In June 2003, representatives of government and multilateral donors, UN institutions, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other organizations involved in humanitarian action gathered at an international meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting’s objectives were to review the humanitarian community’s past achievements and to define a new paradigm for Good Humanitarian Donorship.

29 Apr 2010 description

Turning learning

Enabling pastoralist livelihood systems in the Horn of Africa

Sara Pantuliano and Sara Pavanello, HPG

30 Dec 2009 description

Foreword

At its 5th meeting in copenhagen in november 2008, the GFDrr consultative Group asked the secretariat to focus on a select group of priority countries to achieve increased impact. in GFDrr’s Track ii, Mainstreaming Disaster risk reduction in Development, this lead to a prioritization of operations in 20 core countries, including Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall islands, Mozambique, Nepal, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Solomon islands, Togo, vietnam, and Republic of Yemen.

12 Oct 2009 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

i. INTRODUCTION TO THE EVALUATION

1.This evaluation of the DG ECHO Food Aid Budget Line (FABL) was undertaken in accordance with the requirement for DG ECHO to comply with Article 18 of the European Council's Regulation on Humanitarian Aid (1257/96) which reaffirms the importance of independent assessment and the requirements of the European Community's Financial Regulations, which state that evaluation is a part of sound financial management.

2.A number of changes made the evaluation process particularly challenging.

01 Oct 2009 description

Executive Summary

This report analyses the current state of global humanitarian reform efforts from an NGO perspective by synthesising a series of mapping studies carried out between November 2008 and February 2009 that looked at humanitarian reform in five different countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Lessons from other contexts are also brought in to strengthen the analysis and provide an overview of humanitarian reform.

01 Oct 2009 description

The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is becoming more and more commonplace around the world and the spread of mobile phones, computers and the internet even to the remotest places of the world is evident. In addition to their intrinsic value, the value of using ICT as a means to achieve more significant development related goals, has been widely recognized. In a post-conflict context the use of ICT is a means of enabling effective and sustainable state-building.

Modern conflicts are often rooted in ineffective and exclusive governance.

29 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including

01 Mar 2008 description
report World Vision

Talking about sanitation is not "nice". It's a matter of life and death. Poor hygiene leads directly to diseases such as cholera and diarrhea - which in turn kill five million people a year, mostly children.

Better sanitation facilities could reduce diarrhea-related morbidity by more than one third, while improved hygiene, such as proper hand-washing, can halve the rate of diarrheal disease and respiratory tract infections in the first place.

31 Dec 2007 description

POLICY AND COORDINATION

Highlights

• UNMAS celebrated its 10th anniversary.

• The General Assembly reaffirmed UNMAS’ role as the focal point for mine action within the UN system.

• The UN Mine Action Team supported efforts by Member States to develop a legally binding instrument that addresses the impact of cluster munitions.

• The Secretary-General reported on progress and challenges in mine action in over 40 reports to the Security Council on a wide range of country situations and thematic issues.