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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Eldis Development Reporter - Mapping tribal development in India, Digital Security for LGBTI Communities, Obama’s Global Food Security Act - politics of provisions? Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop

In this issue: Mapping tribal development in India, Digital Security for LGBTI Communities, Obama's Global Food Security Act - a new global politics of provisions? Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop...

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Eldis Development Reporter

30 August 2016
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Welcome to our latest selection of highlights from Eldis chosen by our editors. To see the complete list of recent additions, visit our website. You can also receive updates as an RSS Newsfeed, via Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to one of our regular updates on key development themes.


In this issue:

  1. Mapping tribal development in India through the lens of MGNREGS
  2. Digital Security for LGBTI Communities
  3. Obama's Global Food Security Act - a new global politics of provisions?
  4. Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing


  5. Mapping tribal development in India through the lens of MGNREGS

    This week we highlight a new piece written by Anannya Chakraborty, researcher with IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development. This Blog showcases the key learnings of Odisha Modernising Economy, Governance and Administration (OMEGA) Programme, which is working to understand how innovative interventions can ensure income and livelihood security to culturally, socially and geographically isolated tribal communities in India.

    You can read Anannya's article on tribal development issues here.



    Digital Security for LGBTI Communities

    For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, especially in places where non-conventional sexualities are stigmatised, threatened or even illegal, access to online LGBTI communities provides essential space to connect with allies, friends and the broader movement. These positive developments have however come with new opportunities for homophobic responses, violence and coercion.

    This new Eldis gender update looks at cases where people's security have been put at risk connecting through online forums and apps and goes on to recommend a set of resources to help LGBTI communities improve their security both on and offline.



    Obama's Global Food Security Act - a new global politics of provisions?

    The United States Government's 'Global Food Security Act of 2016' was signed by President Obama in July. In this Blog piece written for The Impact Initiative, Naomi Hossain explores the global politics of food provision - for instance, does global hunger breed global terrorism?

    Naomi's Blog looks at the implications of the Act.



    Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing

    There are still a few places available for our landmark learning event to celebrate 20 years of Eldis: "From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development." On 15 and 16 September Eldis will host a two-day workshop at IDS in Brighton to reflect on the key lessons from the first 20 years (or more) of digital knowledge sharing in global development and to examine the challenges and opportunities for our sector moving forward.

    There's still time left to register!.

 


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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Eldis Gender Reporter - Digital Security for LGBTI Communities

In this issue: Digital Security for LGBTI Communities

Gender

Highlighting research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. Focusing on issues such as gender mainstreaming, measuring change, legal and policy frameworks on gender and human rights, and successful initiatives from the field.

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Eldis Gender Reporter

30 August 2016
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This is our regular bulletin that highlights recent publications on gender equality issues.

The documents highlighted here are available to download online without charge. If you are unable to access any of these materials online and would like to receive a copy of a document as an email attachment, please contact our editor at the email address given below.


In this issue:

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, especially in places where non-conventional sexualities are stigmatised, threatened or even illegal, access to online LGBTI communities provides essential space to connect with allies, friends and the broader movement, and to learn about more about sexual rights. These positive developments have however come with new opportunities for homophobic responses, violence and coercion.

This update looks at cases where people's security have been put at risk connecting through online forums and apps - including a recent incident at the Rio Olympics – and goes on to recommend a set of resources to help LGBTI communities improve their security both on and offline.
Security in-a-Box Community Focus: digital security tools and tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa
Produced by: Tactical Technology Collective (2014)

Tactical Tech have created a new guide: Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the second in the series of Security in-a-box Community Focus guides, which aim to further integrate digital security into the context of particular communities and human rights defenders.

This guide was created specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Intersex individuals and human rights defenders in the sub-Saharan region in Africa, and was written in collaboration with human rights defenders from the community. The guide was written and published in the context of continuous and determined legal, religious, social, economic and digital marginalisation and harassment of the LGBTI community in most of the region.

Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa explores common threats, such as entrapment, extortion, harassment, and unauthorised access to devices. The guide then links to the tools and tactics which can help LGBTI persons to stay safe.

The guide includes all the existing chapters of our Security in-a-Box toolkit (created in collaboration with Frontline Defenders), as well as testimonies of human rights defenders from the community, examples and accounts of attacks, and additional chapters on Risk Analysis and Safer Use of Internet Cafes and LGBTI dating sites.

Available online at: http://www.genderit.org/sites/default/upload/cf-lgbti-africa.pdf Back to list
Tools and tactics for the LGBTI community in the Middle-East and North Africa | security in-a-box
Produced by: Tactical Technology Collective (2014)

Tactical Tech have created a guide: Tools and Tactics for the LGBTI community in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA). This is the first in the series of Security in-a-box Community Focus guides, which aim to further integrate digital security into the context of particular communities and human rights defenders.

This guide was created specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Intersex individuals and human rights defenders in the MENA region, and was written in collaboration with human rights defenders from the community. The guide was written and published in the context of continuous and determined legal, religious, social, economic and digital marginalisation and harassment of the LGBTI community in most of the region.

The guide explores common threats, such as entrapment, extortion, harassment, and unauthorised access to devices and then links to the tools and tactics which can help LGBTI persons in the MENA region to stay safe.

The guide includes all the existing chapters of the Security in-a-Box toolkit (created in collaboration with Frontline Defenders), as well as testimonies of human rights defenders from the community, examples and accounts of attacks, and additional chapters on Risk Analysis and Safer Use of Internet Cafes and LGBTI dating sites.

Available online at: https://securityinabox.org/en/lgbti-mena Back to list
Ononymous
Produced by: Tactical Technology Collective (2016)

This project was designed by Tactical Technology Collective and supported by Level Up to bring together a collection of materials around protecting yourself online. These projects have been curated and have been produced by a number of different individuals and organisations including Tactical Technology Collective, Front Line Defenders, EFF, Open Data City, The Tor Project, The Centre for Investigative Journalists and Access Now. 

 Tactical Technology thought it would be a good idea to show all the projects on a single page - as it is particularly useful tool for presenting the projects, and their different approaches and examples to promoting online security (including videos, data visualisations and tool kits), in workshops, trainings and presentations. 

Available online at: https://ononymous.org/ Back to list
Research Methods and Visualisation Tools for Online LGBT Communities
Authors: P. Oosterhoff
Produced by: Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES] (2014)

Field research among geographically dispersed communities is time-consuming and costly. When people are stigmatised, field research has additional ethical and logistical problems. In many countries lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are both geographically dispersed and stigmatised. Online research methods and tools are therefore particularly interesting instruments for researchers and activists who work with LGBT communities. In countries where same-sex relations are criminal, such as in the Middle East and North Africa region, online communities can be the only way for LGBT people to relate to peers (ILGA 2014). Even in countries where access to social media and publishing on the internet is legally restricted, LGBT people have large online communities (Oosterhoff, Hoang and Quach 2014).

This methodology brief outlines the main steps and considerations for choosing research methods and data visualisation among LGBT individuals in resource-poor settings. Although this report focuses on LGBT, online data collection and data visualisation have broader relevance for thinktanks, whose targeted audiences increasingly function in complex digital environments.

Available online at: https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/4273/ER89%20Research%20Methods%20and%20Visualisation%20Tools%20for%20Online%20LGBT%20Communities.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y Back to list
Responding to the Safety and Security Needs of LGBTI Communities and Organisations: A situational analysis of Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Produced by: Hivos (2013)

The Safety and Security Project within Hivos's (Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries) LGBTI Programme aims to ensure that LGBTI persons are able to live and work within safe communities without the fear of persecution, physical or property harm or intimidation, and with the full enjoyment of their human rights. Hivos has for several years been supporting the work of LGBTI organisations and more recently has responded on an ad hoc basis to security issues faced by organisations and individuals. Given the nature, extent and on-going occurrence of safety and security threats to LGBTI individuals and organisations, Hivos saw the need to review its strategy in regard to LGBTI hate crimes in the region in order to develop a more coherent and sustainable strategy.

This review sets out to assess and address the follwing issues in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe: 

  • The extent and level of threats of homophobic violence experienced by LGBTI groups and individuals; 
  • To identify prevention, response and mitigation mechanisms employed by organisations; 
  • To identify safety and security tools and capacities in place; 
  • To look at the types and levels of support available to individuals and organisations that are targeted by homophobic violence and threats; 
  • To review safety and security programmes and strategies to prevent and respond to homophobic violence targeted at LGBTI communities; 
  • and To make recommendations to Hivos in regard to providing further support for LGBTI organisations and individuals in the region

Available online at: https://www.hivos.org/sites/default/files/report_by_rosa_regional_lgbti_safety_and_security_project_2013_0.pdf Back to list
Inclusion and Security of LGBTI Workers
Produced by: RedR - Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (2016)

RedR UK and EISF hosted a workshop on Friday 22nd January 2016, exploring current practices and issues that international development and humanitarian organisations' encounter when approaching the inclusion and security of both international and national LGBTI aid workers. The need for this workshop arose from the lack of current discussion on these topics, as well as the wide-scale lack of adequate polices or best practices in ensuring the inclusion and security of workers within the humanitarian and development sectors. Related to this is the huge lack of available data on the experiences of LGBTI aid workers, including; regional and country data on the number of aid workers identifying as LGBTI, any correlation or trends between identifying as LGBTI and the type and frequency of security incidents, and documented incidents of labour discrimination related to LGBTI workers. 

 This report captures outcomes from the workshop along two broad aims: i) Explore the experiences of LBGTI humanitarian field workers and organisations, through expert speakers, participants' experiences and case studies, in order to understand and capture the challenges faced in operating as an LGBTI aid worker. ii) Hear from international private sector firms, which have successfully integrated LGBTI inclusion into their organisational policies and practices, in order to look at ways the humanitarian and development sectors can adopted or adapt such practices in their work and organisational identities.
 

Supporting Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex human rights defenders in the digital age
Authors: O'Clunaigh Dan
Produced by: Feminist Africa (2013)

The widespread diffusion of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) has empowered activists and minority communities to spread information, campaign, build communities and challenge injustice in new and powerful ways. The LGBTI activist community has been no exception to this, as the increased potential for communication beyond established social channels, less confined by social norms and geographic isolation has facilitated LGBTI people's expression and development of identity and ability to join forces to challenge the dangers and injustices faced by the community. 

However, the spread of ICTs have also created new opportunities for antagonists to subject human rights defenders' to entrapment, control, intimidation and harassment. This has led to the need for an awarenessraising and capacity-building effort in order to strengthen Human Rights Defenders' (HRDs) capacities to react against emerging threats to their wellbeing from the digital space. Over the past decade, Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech) has been at the forefront of this movement. Working with actors in the field of Human Rights, including Front Line Defenders, Tactical Tech's effort has spawned the development of a range of toolkits and guides, awareness-raising and training initiatives in order to build capacities among HRDs in terms of their wellbeing, the security of their communities and the safeguarding of their information and privacy. 
 
This article details the development and content of the first such materials to be developed with this in mind – a digital security guide for the Arabic-speaking LGBTI community – the first version of which was launched in September of 2013

Available online at: http://agi.ac.za/sites/agi.ac.za/files/_supporting_lesbian_gay_bisexual_transgender_and_intersex_human_rights_defenders_in_the_digital_age.pdf Back to list

 

 


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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Eldis Climate Change and Development Reporter

In this issue: The latest additions to the Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide...

Climate change

With a focus across adaptation, mitigation & development, the climate change guide covers agriculture & food security, natural resource management, poverty & vulnerability, governance, health, gender, finance, & low carbon energy.

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Eldis Climate Change and Development Reporter

25 August 2016
Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide: http://www.eldis.org/climate

This is our regular bulletin that highlights recent publications on climate change and development issues.

The documents are available without charge on the web. If you are unable to access any of these materials online and would like to receive a copy of a document as an email attachment, please contact our editor at the email address given below.


In this issue:

 



Lessons from implementing, adapting and sustaining community-based adaptive marine resource management
Authors: P. Cohen; A. Schwarz; D. Boso; Z. Hilly

Produced by: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (2014)

This brief explores lessons from community experience of implementing management plans for community-based adaptive resource management in Solomon Islands. It focuses on the lessons learned from the different stages of: implementing, adapting and sustaining community-based adaptive marine resource management. Community-based marine resource management is recognised by the Government of Solomon Islands as the principle strategy for use in marine conservation and small-scale fisheries management. This strategy is particularly important in Solomon Islands due to the constitutionally recognized customary tenure systems that are in place in rural areas where the majority of the population resides.


Available online at: http://pubs.iclarm.net/resource_centre/AAS-2014-16.pdf Back to list
What climate services do farmers and pastoralists need in Tanzania?
Authors: J.Y. Coulibaly

Produced by: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (2015)

This report presents final findings from the baseline data collection exercise conducted for Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. The GFCS programme, having a focus on agriculture, food security, health and disaster risk reduction, is implemented in Tanzania and Malawi. Under the auspices of this GFCS project, the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is responsible to support baseline data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to evaluate climate services for farmers and pastoralists in Tanzania. The purpose of this report is to inform national partners on farmers' current access and needs for climate information services.
Communities of agro-pastoralists and pastoralists interviewed have little access to climate information, which is generally not associated with agricultural advice. To increase the relevance and communication of climate information in their communities, respondents have recommended training of local extension agents and traditional leaders on the concepts of climate information, having site specific information and using local languages and brochures. The forecasts of greatest interest include start of the rain and expected amount of rainfall over the season. Preferred formats cited by men are radio messages, visits from extension agents while women selected voice message on cell phones and villages communicators. Messengers suggested for radio presenters, local extension agents and village leaders highly recommended by women.
The Adaptation Program in Africa, which targets Tanzania and Malawi, is the first multi-agency initiative to be implemented under GFCS. It is a 3-year project, funded by the Government of Norway, that aims to strengthen capacity both to develop and use climate services and combines cutting-edge science with traditional knowledge.


Available online at: http://www.gfcs-climate.org/sites/default/files/projects/Climate%20Services%20Adaptation%20Programme%20in%20Africa%20-%20Building%20Resilience%20in%20Disaster%20Risk%20Management%2C%20Food%20Security%20and%20Health//WP%20110_Baseline%20Tanzania.pdf Back to list
Taking climate justice into our own hands: a model climate compensation act
Authors: A. Gage; M. Wewerinke

Produced by: (2015)

The authors of a Climate Change Compensation Act propose that the document can be used, depending on one's interpretation of the law, to either clarify the law related to climate change litigation or to alter the law to make climate litigation possible.

It starts with two concepts:

1. It has never been legal to knowingly destroy property, lives, and, indeed, entire nations – either in international law or national law.

2. A country has legal authority over harm that occurs within its borders, even if the causes of that harm are global.

The authors suggest that these two concepts open the door to a country's courts making orders, and its government making laws, related to legal consequences of fossil fuel pollution - particularly as it relates to global sources of fossil fuel pollution from corporations; and further that they allow a country's citizens to petition their own courts and tribunals under their own laws to hold global fossil fuel companies accountable for the harm that their product is causing.


Available online at: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/565777bfe4b0509ba9e4f31e/t/5666fee5dc5cb481d318cb85/1449590501349/web_version_final.pdf Back to list
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector
Produced by: United Nations Children's Fund (2012)

This resource manual, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector, is primarily a capacity development tool to support governments and their development partners in guaranteeing the right to quality education for all children.

This manual builds upon the goals set by the CRC, the Hyogo Framework for a ction, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education for a ll (EF a ) movement. Focusing on equity and rights, this resource manual aims to enhance the climate change adaptation, mitigation, resilience and risk reduction capacities of children and their communities in response to changing physical environments.


Available online at: http://www.unicef.org/cfs/files/UNICEF-ClimateChange-ResourceManual-lores-c.pdf Back to list
Resilience: the big picture - top themes and trends
Produced by: Overseas Development Institute (2016)

Building resilience – the practice of 'making people, communities and systems better prepared to withstand catastrophic events (both natural and manmade) and able to bounce back more quickly and emerge stronger from these shocks and stresses' – increasingly features in international development discourse and practice. The topic cuts across sectors, scales and contexts, helping people prepare for, cope with and respond to a host of different shocks and stresses, from social, economic and cultural, to physical, environmental and political.

This report uses infographics to identify the key themes and emerging trends in resilience thinking and practice. The report includes sections on:

  • the rise in the use of the term 'resilience' in books, scholarly journals and scientific research across a range of disciplines
  • the salience of different themes within resilience thinking
  • identification of geographies of resilience: by pinpointing the countries of author affiliation, and the regions studied in resilience literature
  • examination of resilience on Twitter: looking at key themes and trends most frequently used in relation to 'resilience'
  • analysis of the characteristics of resilience: looking at the way in which academic and grey literature explore awareness, diversity, self-regulation, integration and adaptiveness
  • inclusion of resilience in the post-2015 agenda, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the UNFCCC COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change

Available online at: https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf Back to list
Identification and analysis of uncertainty in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in South and Southeast Asia
Authors: P van der Keur

Produced by: Elsevier (2016)

This paper addresses the mainstreaming of uncertainty in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) using as a case South and Southeast Asia, a region highly vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters. Improvements in the implementation of DRR and CCA at the community and regional levels can be realized when the underlying uncertainties are understood and made transparent by all those involved in the science, practice and decision making of natural hazard management. This theme has been explored in a think tank fashion through knowledge elicitation and sharing among experts in the research community as well as practitioners and policy advisers with extensive experience with and insight into DRR and CCA at the regional and/or local levels. The intended result has been the identification of the means by which the capacity to integrate uncertainty can be developed. In this elicitation process, sources of uncertainty associated with the implementation of best practices in DRR and CCA at the regional and local levels. The results of presented are considered by the stakeholders involved to be valuable in expanding capacity to plan and implement more effective DRR and CCA policies and measures particularly at the community level where uncertainty plays a central role for those most vulnerable to current and future climate extreme events, and socio-economic constraints and changes. [author's abstract]


Available online at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/297676681_Identification_and_analysis_of_uncertainty_in_disaster_risk_reduction_and_climate_change_adaptation_in_South_and_Southeast_Asia Back to list
Cost and returns of renewable energy in sub-saharan Africa
Authors: A. Pueyo

Produced by: Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES] (2016)

The allocation of finance for the provision of green electricity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) should be informed by two questions. Which generation technologies are financially viable? And which generation technologies are affordable? The reserachers' analysis addresses these for Kenya and Ghana by calculating the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) and internal rate of return (IRR) for a portfolio of renewable energy ( RE ) technologies under different scenarios.

Results show better fundamentals in Kenya for the successful implementation of renewable energy projects. Wind and geothermal technology offer low - cost electricity and healthy returns on investment. Solar photovoltaics ( PV ) could be competitive with expensive diesel generation but its current price does not a llow for cost recovery. Kenyan feed-in tariffs (FiT s) protect investors against currency devaluation and the off-taker is creditworthy.

Ghana'€™s renewable electricity (except hydro) is expensive in comparison and offers lower returns. This is mainly due to high financing costs and lower - quality RE resources . Additionally, RE investors in Ghana are not protected against further currency devaluation by the existing FiT scheme and there are concerns about the creditworthiness of the off-taker. Policymakers, the research suggests, should target these key constraints to affordability and profitability to support a higher penetration of renewables in the country.

The role of public finance and public-€"private partnership is particularly highlighted as a way forward to improve the financial performance of renewable energy in SSA.


Available online at: http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/11297/ER190_CostandReturnsofRenewableEnergyinSubSaharanAfricaAComparisonofKenyaandGhana.pdf;jsessionid=364AA619759A9CFDF5F3249883398DAE?sequence=1 Back to list
Re-shaping policy and institutions for integrating climate and disaster resilience
Produced by: Institute of Development Studies UK (2016)

Evidence from across Africa and Asia signifies that shifting seasonal patterns and high intensity extreme events are already eroding community and household resilience to a wide set of external shocks. Investing in integrated and flexible institutional and policy frameworks is a first step towards creating a policy environment that can build resilience to climate and disaster risks.

Two years of action, dialogue and research with partners seeking to strengthen climate and disaster resilience across Asia and Africa provides a strong knowledge base to inform this process. Key policy recommendations include: 

  • National agencies should facilitate horizontal integration through cross-government collaboration and engagement with civil society, business and citizens, to develop integrated policy and action on disaster risk, climate change and poverty reduction.
  • National agencies and international donors should provide incentives for collaboration between the different communities of practice.
  • Political leadership on integration at the national level should be backed up with clear guidelines and resources to support action and implementation at all levels.
  • Systems and structures should be established to facilitate vertical integration.
  • Ensure that technical and specialist knowledge is integrated into processes at the local level, leading to more informed and coherent strategies for managing change and uncertainty.
  • Accountability mechanisms should be strengthened between communities and local government to enable more informed disaster and climate risk action.
  • Donors should allow for adjustments in programme design which are responsive to new and emerging external knowledge and changing local conditions.
  • Donor funding should invest in programmes that support both technological experimentation and provide safety nets for community experimentation for building local climate and disaster resilience mechanisms. 

 


Available online at: http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/2496/Re-shaping%20policy%20and%20Institutions%20for%20integrating%20climate%20and%20disaster%20resilience.pdf?sequence=1 Back to list

 

 


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