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Bangladesh streamlines agriculture subsidy
Feb 11, 2010 The Bangladeshi government announces a novel agriculture input assistance card that will allow marginal, small and medium farmers to get a cash subsidy. The new system will streamline service delivery, enable automatic cash transfers and reduce misappropriation.
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UN approves Bhutan's hydropower project
Apr 13, 2010 Bhutan's Dagachhu River hydropower project wins UN Cross-Border approval with an expected emissions reduction by about 500,000 tonnes per year. Developed jointly by India and Bhutan it will provide low-cost electricity to rural domestic customers in Bhutan, as well as export clean energy to India.
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India releases guidelines on mental health care
Jan 21, 2010 Mental heath care in India would be re-strategised with a community based approach and an initial allocation of Rs 1,000 crore, integrating it at the level of primary heatlh care. Creating qualified manpower is a major component of this programme.
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UN for global coordination in reducing disaster risk
Apr 28, 2009 At the release of a report, Tsunami Lessons Learned, UN chief has highlighted the need for governments to adopt strategic action in reducing disaster risk. Investing in flood control measures, good buildings and coastal management can help nations to cope with severe weather events.
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Disabled in Bangladesh demand more opportunities
Apr 29, 2009 People with disabilities in Bangladesh have demanded opportunities for skill development training and extended support from government in the form of reservations in public services. The problem of joblessness among physically challenged people is rampant in the country.
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Water project brings ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka
Jun 12, 2009 They had to go miles to fetch water and had never dreamt that some day it would be supplied right at their doorsteps. This became a reality with their own and the efforts of Gemidiriya Community Development, an NGO working in Sri Lankan villages on the issue of livelihood improvement.
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Recovering from conflict
Oct 29, 2008 UNDP’s latest report Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity emphasises that recovery programming in war-torn countries must be based on sound understanding of local dynamics. It calls upon international partners to rebuild state’s capacity by generating employment and restoring livelihoods.
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Making water integral to sustainable development
Mar 24, 2009 United Nations World Water Development Report: Water in a Changing World (WWDR-3) released recently focuses on linking water to the decisions on sustainable development. It presents a comprehensive review of the world’s freshwater resources and addresses various themes for a holistic living.
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Enriching community media
Mar 27, 2009 Internews has released a new guide: The business of changing lives. It focuses on the growing popularity of citizen journalism and integration of technologies in community media. The publication also talks of its role in meeting the MDGs.
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Making education inclusive
Mar 31, 2009 Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies has released a pocket guide titled: Education in Emergencies: Including Everyone. The booklet talks of making quality education participatory and accessible to all, especially the disadvantaged and previously excluded learners.
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Building a friendly education system
Jun 26, 2009 UNICEF has developed a manual on Child-Friendly Schools, that addresses total needs of a child as a learner and aims to create an environment that offers quality education to every youngster. It also includes an e-learning package for capacity building.
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Synergising climate and development challenges
Sep 03, 2009 United Nations latest report World Economic and Social Survey 2009 highlights the impact of climate change on developing countries and the need for stronger efforts to cut down emissions. The document recommends a combination of large-scale investments and active government policy interventions for holistic development.
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Diversifying livelihoods
Sep 09, 2009 Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods a publication of FAO highlights the need for integrated farming system to increase income. It stresses on the need for diversifying livelihood for smallholders to bring in multiple benefits and lead to farmer empowerment.
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IT initative to expand digital literacy in western India
Nov 27, 2008 In a move to fulfill the manpower needs of a thriving software industry in the state, a public limited company plans to set up 1,000 IT Gyan Kendras in western India. These e-learning centres will train youth in basic computer skills and improve their employment prospects.
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HCL offers single window solution to Indian schools
Aug 27, 2009 HCL's new learning solution DigiSchool will help school management with content management, lesson planning, a digital multimedia library and bus-tracking system for student safety. The new software was launched at the ongoing eINDIA conference at Hyderabad.
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Technology revolutionising society
Nov 19, 2009 Communities are benefiting from several e-learning packages, resource centres and mobile and internet access facilities. A series of programmes and doorstep services are contributing towards education and overall rural development in Sri Lanka and India.
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Unbelievable Bihar: A brand new image of the state
Jul 15, 2010 On the likes of Incredible India and Vibrant Gujarat, ‘Unbelievable Bihar’, a new website is being prepared that would provide information on the state’s identity, culture, and several initiatives taken for industrial development. Visitors would be able to access details through pictures, video films and articles.
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India launches Sanchar Shakti to e-mpower rural women
Mar 08, 2011 In an attempt to bridge the digital divide, the Sanchar Shakti scheme envisages creating ICT skills among rural women by providing useful information to women about health, social issues and government schemes over their mobile phones. The scheme seeks involvement of women Self Help Groups for its successful implementation.
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Carpet earnings bring women hope
Nov 10, 2008 Amidst the turbulence caused by the Gorkhaland agitation in eastern India, carpet weaving has helped Darjeeling's women sustain their livelihoods. Trained by Hayden Hall, a local NGO, the skill has also infused them with confidence and hope in troubled times.
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Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change
Nov 19, 2008 A top-down approach to planning with local participation is critical for coping with global warming. A recently held conference in the Indian capital focused on community adaptation with regard to energy, water and land use through information, training and awareness.
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Afghan and Pakistani women learn physiotherapy
Mar 03, 2009 A UNHCR-funded project in Pakistan is helping local and refugee women learn physiotherapy skills. Launched with an objective to qualify them in community rehabilitation, the course trains needy Afghan and Pakistani women in treating a wide range of injuries and conditions.
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Building the capacity of women to cope with 'peak water'
Mar 23, 2009 At the fifth World Water Forum (WWF) in Istanbul experts from international organisations expressed concern on the severity of the water crisis. Women’s group highlighted the need for equal access to safe drinking water and greater participation of female community leaders in the management of world’s supplies.
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India polls to be disabled friendly
Apr 13, 2009 India’s 15th Lok Sabha election will be a landmark achievement in the disability movement. Following a Supreme Court order, braille-enabled electronic voting machines and ramps will make polling booths accessible to the disabled. The election commission however has failed to run an effective promotional campaign.
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ILO to help Indian domestic workers hone their skills
Jul 11, 2009 Domestic work in India is often regarded as the most denigrating and humiliating job without any social security or decent wages. ILO along with the Indian government launched a programme in the Indian capital last week to develop skills of these workers and help them move up the social ladder.
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Overcoming rural poverty
Nov 24, 2009 IFAD’s publication Community-driven development decision tools for rural development programmes highlights the role played by community-based organisations in the economic and social development processes. It will prove useful to government officials, development practitioners and field technical staff who are financing, designing or implementing community projects for rural poverty reduction.
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South Asia: A subdued recovery
Feb 25, 2010 World Bank new report, Global Economic Prospects 2010 examines the consequences of the crisis in developing countries. It points out that though South Asia appears to have escaped the worst effects of the global economic crisis, the slowdown in regional GDP growth was the lowest among all developing regions.
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A rural cadre of health workers for India
Jun 21, 2010 To address the acute shortage of health workers in rural areas, a survey for NRHM suggested specialised rural healthcare providers as an alternative. The study conducted for Chhattisgarh found low competency of paramedics, in the absence of a physician to be dangerous and detrimental to the public health system.
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Community service for first-time convicts
Jun 28, 2010 Andhra Pradesh has come up with a novel idea to reform convicts by introducing them to social services. The Bill to be introduced in the coming monsoon session of the Assembly will allow prisoners to work in slums, hospital or public place under the supervision of a probationary officer.
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Double tragedy for the disabled
Jul 05, 2010 A study reveals that more and more physically challenged are being pushed into begging in Bangladesh, without much social support. To end the crisis, the government plans to locate the vulnerable and integrate them under the disability card programme, and will also provide them interest free loans.
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Inclusion for forest conservation
Jul 19, 2010 Maharashtra government has decided to give preference to women self-help groups in setting up micro and small industries based on local forest produce. The move aims to expand forest reserves and conserve soil and water while building capacities among tribal and rural women of the state.
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