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Entries in climate change (35)

Thursday
Apr162015

Extending Impact: Factors Influencing Households to Adopt Disaster-Resistant Practices in Post-disaster Settings

  

CRS has helped more than 165,000 families in disaster‑affected communities to reconstruct their homes using specific hazard-resistant practices over the past decade. This report outlines the findings of a study conducted by CRS to examine the use of these practices by individuals without program support.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Governance at the Grassroots: An Analysis of Local Government Structures in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Governance at the Grassroots: An Analysis of Local Government Structures in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali   

This study analyzes governance issues in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. It focuses on the links between decentralization and local government's management of disaster risk reduction. The study offers recommendations to strengthen a project that builds resilience to climate change.

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Agence Corade to conduct this analysis.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Gouvernance à la base: Rapport d'analyse de la gouvernance locale dans les régions Sahéliennes du Niger, du Burkina Faso et du Mali

Gouvernance a la base   

This study analyzes questions that relate to governance in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. It focuses on the links between decentralization and local government’s management of disaster risk reduction. The study offers recommendations to strengthen a project that builds resilience to climate change.

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Agence Corade to conduct this analysis.

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Monday
Sep222014

Adapting to the Sahel's Changing Climate: Local Approaches; An Economic and Technical Feasibility Analysis of Adaptation Techniques in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Adapting to the Sahel's Changing Climate: Local Approaches; An Economic and Technical Feasibility Analysis of Adaptation Techniques in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali   

This report assesses the threats that climate change poses for vulnerable populations and ecosystems in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. The report identifies adaptation strategies. It also proposes climate-smart agricultural technologies and strategies.

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy to write this report.

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Monday
Sep222014

Building Livelihoods on the Front Lines of Climate Change: Identifying Market Opportunities and Agricultural Value Chains in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Building Livelihoods on the Front Lines of Climate Change: Identifying Market Opportunities and Agricultural Value Chains in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali   

This report assesses various market opportunities in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. It examines priority crop, livestock and forestry value chains for men and women. It also identifies barriers to inclusion and opportunities for full participation.

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy to write this report.

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Monday
Sep222014

Literature Review of Land Tenure in Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali: Context and Opportunities

Literature Review of Land Tenure in Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali: Context and Opportunities   

This paper describes options for engaging with the complex issue of land tenure as it relates to broader social, economic, and environmental resilience in the Sahel regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.

The paper gives special attention to vulnerable groups such as women and pastoralists.

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Monday
Sep222014

Rapport des sessions d’écoute dans les villages et auprès des leaders dans les regions sahéliennes du Niger, du Burkina Faso, et du Mali

Rapport des sessions d’écoute dans les villages et auprès des leaders dans les regions sahéliennes du Niger, du Burkina Faso, et du Mali   

Catholic Relief Services commissioned national research teams in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali to conduct focus groups with community members and key leaders.

The focus groups revealed local knowledge, perspectives and concerns about a project that was designed to promote resilience.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa   

How can relief and development programs promote resilience in regions that experience recurrent crises? The six case studies in this document describe some of the ways that CRS has responded to the following challenges in the Horn of Africa:

  • Drought-related climate change
  • Environmental degradation
  • Floods
  • Crop pests and diseases

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Monday
May132013

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi  

This brief describes how CRS' Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program is helping reduce food insecurity in almost 215,000 chronically food insecure households in Southern Malawi. WALA is a 5-year integrated food security program funded by USAID's Food for Peace and managed by a consortium of nine NGOs, led by CRS.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation   

Toward Resilience is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations that are working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides

  • essential introductory information,
  • principles of effective practice,
  • guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings,
  • case studies and
  • links to tools and resources.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l’adaptation au changement climatique

Vers la resilience : Un guide pour la reduction des risques de catastrophes et ladaptation au changement climatique   

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l'adaptation au changement climatique est un document d’introduction destiné au personnel des organisations humanitaires et de développement, travaillant avec les populations dont la vie et les droits sont menacés par les catastrophes et le changement climatique.

Le guide fournit des informations préliminaires essentielles, des principes de pratique efficace, des directives pour l’action dans un large éventail de secteurs et de contextes, des études de cas et des liens vers des outils et des ressources utiles pour l’application d’une approche de la réduction des risques de catastrophe et de l’adaptation au changement climatique intégrée et fondée sur le droit.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guia para la reduccion del riesgo de desastres y adaptacion al Cambio Climatico   

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático es un recurso de carácter introductorio destinado al personal de organizaciones de desarrollo y ayuda humanitaria que trabaja con personas cuyas vidas y derechos se ven amenazados por los desastres y el cambio climático.

La guía contiene información introductoria, principios de prácticas efectivas, directrices para la acción en una serie de sectores y entornos, estudios de caso y enlaces de internet hacia herramientas y recursos útiles para la aplicación de un enfoque integrado basado en derechos para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la adaptación al cambio climático.

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Monday
Feb042013

Climate Change: From Concepts to Action; A Guide for Development Practitioners

Climate Change: From Concepts to Action   

Climate change poses threats and opportunities to the rural poor. This guide

  • reviews the evidence of climate change,
  • introduces three strategies for dealing with climate change and
  • provides concrete ways to help the rural poor adapt.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Farmer Field Schools

Farmer Field Schools   

Farmers in El Salvador are adapting to climate change by adopting new livelihood strategies. Farmer Field Schools in eight communities have helped farmers select appropriate seed varieties, stock a community seed bank, micro-irrigate their crops and improve an early warning system.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change   

In Honduras, Catholic Relief Services helped communities adapt to climate change by teaching them about drought-resistant crops, installing meteorological stations and assisting with an early warning system.

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