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The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today, such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a new way of doing business, so as to collaboratively contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) approach has evolved to support leaders and development practitioners how to navigate this complexity and manage their initiative/organisation successfully towards sustainable development impact.
The steady increase in climate related disasters such as floods, cyclones, storm surges and drought have increased the exposure and vulnerability of communities, their livelihoods, physical infrastructure and economic networks. An increasing hazard risk results in higher human and economic losses from disaster events.
On a global scale aquaculture has been growing steadily in the past decades. The global demand for aquaculture products is driven by an increasing world population, stagnant capture fisheries production and a growing awareness of the positive impact of consumption of fish and other aquatic products on human health. Fish and other seafood have become important export commodities for several developing countries. Especially in East, South and S.E. Asia aquaculture is a well-established and growing sector.
Every year it becomes clearer that climate change is happening at a rapid pace and that it will have a profound impact on agriculture and management of natural resources. Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely to constrain economic development and poverty reduction efforts.
Local fresh food markets and value chains are potential vehicles to achieve inclusive development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. This course provides a platform for professionals where experiences in these domains are shared, and strategic action plans for positive change developed.
Rights based approach to food and nutrition security
There are an estimated 805 million people undernourished in the world, who go to bed hungry every day. One in eight persons world-wide suffers from life-long negative impact of undernutrition. Children are the most obvious victims. Not only increased morbidity and mortality is observed, but also learning disabilities, delayed cognitive development and poor health.
Bridging the rural/urban divide, this course uses an adapted version of Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for boosting urban and rural wealth through agribusiness cluster development. How local communities and youth can play a role in co-creating interventions for positive change in this field, is zoomed into.