North America & Caribbean

 

There are 11 items related to North America & Caribbean. Items are listed by date added.

 

Evaluation of UNDP Support to Conflict-Affected Countries

Evaluation of UNDP Support to Conflict-Affected Countries

Source: United Nations Development Programme, 2006

Author(s): Mary Kaldor

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan

Topics: Programming

Added: 11/05/2015

 

Nearly 33 million people around the world were rendered homeless last year due to violent conflicts. The many agencies of the UN system are actively engaged in supporting these communities to reclaim the right to live with dignity and security. Crisis prevention and recovery is a core practice area for...

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Disaster-Conflict Interface: Comparative Experiences

Disaster-Conflict Interface: Comparative Experiences

Source: UNDP, 2011

Author(s): Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP

Countries: Bolivia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Zimbabwe

Topics: Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 17/01/2015

 

Many developing countries experience both disasters and conflict at the same time. The interaction between the two creates and perpetuates vulnerabilities that place communities at risk, further entrenching poverty and inequality. Development trends such as climate change and unsustainable urbanization likely will make these issues worse.     It makes intuitive sense to...

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Building Disaster Recovery Institutions through South-South Policy Transfer: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Haiti

Building Disaster Recovery Institutions through South-South Policy Transfer: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Haiti

Source: Anchor Academic Publishing , 2013

Author(s): Ralph Myers

Countries: Haiti, Indonesia

Topics: Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 07/10/2014

 

Since the humanitarian response to the 1994 Rwanda genocide, there has been a growing body of literature on quality and accountability in humanitarian action. One of the most recent trends has been a focus on 'humanitarian cooperation' between the governments of disaster affected countries and other humanitarian actors. The research...

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Water and War: ICRC Response

Water and War: ICRC Response

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross, 2009

Author(s): Robert Mardini

Countries: Haiti, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 09/07/2014

 

In 2008, close to 15 million people in more than 40 war-affected countries benefited from ICRC water and habitat programmes, with more than 400 engineers and technicians working under often extremely difficult conditions. In the event of an armed conflict or other situation of violence, the objective of the ICRC’s water...

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Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

Source: Woodrow Wilson international Center for Scholars, 2013

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Eritera, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 30/05/2014

 

Combating hunger can help prevent conflict, according to a new report from the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, which recommends that food assistance and peacebuilding programs work together to better accomplish their goals.  “Conflict and food are intertwined in ways that affect the lives of millions of hungry and...

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Designing Environmental Restoration  Programs in Politically Fragile States:  Lessons from Haiti

Designing Environmental Restoration Programs in Politically Fragile States: Lessons from Haiti

Source: Alex Fischer and Marc A. Levy, 2011

Countries: Haiti

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/04/2014

 

Haiti is a fragile state influenced by extreme poverty, a weak government, high natural disaster risk, and severe environmental degradation (de Sherbinin 1996; Howard 1998; Murray and Bannister 2004; ICG 2009). These elements of fragility are linked in a perverse web of interactions. Natural disasters prevent sustained economic growth, limit...

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Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Source: UNDP, 2012

Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Nepal, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia

Topics: Governance, Programming

Added: 13/11/2013

 

Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility. Relying on interviews with policy makers, partners and programme staff this publication...

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Haiti-Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone

Haiti-Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone

Source: UNEP, 2013

Countries: Haiti

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 09/11/2013

 

Haiti-Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an 18 month long assessment of the border between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the Dominican Republic, a middle-income...

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Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods and Security

Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods and Security

Source: Editors: Mark Halle, Richard Matthew, Jason Switzer (IISD and IUCN), 2003

Countries: Haiti, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods

Added: 09/11/2013

 

In the space of a very few months, conflict prevention and resolution have become the central questions on the desks of ministers and civil servants. Yet the nature of the conflicts we face today differs fundamentally from the competition between nations that shook the world six decades ago. Today’s conflicts...

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UNEP in Haiti: 2010 Year in Review

UNEP in Haiti: 2010 Year in Review

Source: UNEP, 2011

Countries: Haiti

Topics: Assessment, Economic Recovery , Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“The massive earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 left in its wake a plethora of environmental problems to compound the devastation and human misery inflicted on the country’s citizens. As the year ended, most of these problems remained unsolved.”

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