Asia & Pacific

 

There are 650 items related to Asia & Pacific. Items are listed by date added.

 

Myanmar: Act Immediately to Protect Displaced People's Rights

Myanmar: Act Immediately to Protect Displaced People's Rights

Source: Michel Gabaudan and Melanie Teff, Refugees International, 2014

Countries: Myanmar, Sri Lanka

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 19/03/2014

 

As Myanmar continues its renewed engagement with the international community, it must begin to address the serious violations of the rights of ethnic minorities that plague the country. Nearly two years after violence erupted in June 2012, almost 140,000 Muslims (primarily Rohingyas) remain displaced in Rakhine State in conditions of...

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Case Study on Land in Burma

Case Study on Land in Burma

Source: Giles Henley (Evidence on Demand), 2014

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/03/2014

 

Burma is a fragile state undergoing a period of profound economic and political reform following a period of conflict and isolation. As the poorest country in South Asia, land is the main asset for many people, especially in rural areas where most of Burma’s population lives. However, most farmers have...

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Critical Reflection on ‘Land Grabbing’ in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Critical Reflection on ‘Land Grabbing’ in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Source: A. Graf, C. Kruckow and S. Gemperle (KOFF, FriEnt), 2013

Countries: Cambodia

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/03/2014

 

This roundtable on conflict sensitive water and land management assembled representatives of Swiss civil society and state agencies. They debated the implications of land acquisition on their work as well as their responses. The event featured the two country cases of Ethiopia and Cambodia, where negative consequences of land acquisitions...

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How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, 2012

Countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 13/03/2014

 

  This increased recognition of the importance of conflict sensitivity led to the formation of the Conflict Sensitivity Consortium in 2008, which brought together a broad Spectrum of development, humanitarian, multi-mandate and peacebuilding organisations. The consortium comprises 35 humanitarian, development, peacebuilding, and multi-mandate NGOs operating in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka...

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Renewable Natural Resources: Practical Lessons for Conflict-Sensitive Development

Renewable Natural Resources: Practical Lessons for Conflict-Sensitive Development

Source: Sandra Ruckstuhl (World Bank), 2009

Countries: Afghanistan, Ecuador, India, Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/03/2014

 

This  paper  explores  how  a  “conflict  and  violence‐sensitive”  framework  in project  assessment,  design  and implementation  facilitates  early  identification and mitigation of negative consequences of competition and dispute, and promotes sustainable development over the longer term. It discusses the role of renewable resources in perpetuating conflict and violence, and distills lessons from selected development programming experiences in managing conflict  risks  associated  with  these  dynamics. The study emphasizes that building capacity to productively address conflict and to improve community resilience to ecological change decreases vulnerability to violence, and improves livelihoods,particularly for the world’s poorest communities.  The study draws on a range of development experience and specifically examines six case studies: three from the World Bank portfolio and three external to the Bank. Of the World Bank projects, the paper considers Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management Project (India), Land Conflict and Vulnerability Pilot Project (Afghanistan), and Second Fadama Development Project (Nigeria). The paper also studies three external cases: Conservation of Managed Indigenous Areas (Ecuador) and Building the Capacity of ICCN to Resolve and Manage Environmental Conflicts in Virunga National Park (DRC), both financed by USAID; and the Community Development Component of GTZ’s Palestinian Water Program (West Bank). The concluding chapter outlines good practice and lessons learned from experience, emphasizing principals for building institutional and organizational capacity that  support  constructive  conflict management.

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Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Pecebuilding: Resource Pack

Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Pecebuilding: Resource Pack

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, 2004

Countries: Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 13/03/2014

 

Over the last decade there has been a growing realisation that humanitarian assistance sometimes feeds conflict rather than alleviates it, and that development aid sometimes exacerbates tensions. This has led to the development of tools to understand the relationship between programming and conflict.   This Resource Pack seeks to document current practice,available frameworks and lessons learned. At...

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Greening in the Red Zone

Greening in the Red Zone

Source: Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Krasny , 2014

Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Germany , Guatemala, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Netherlands

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/02/2014

 

‘Greening in the red zone’ refers to post-catastrophe, community-based stewardship of nature, and how these often spontaneous, local stewardship actions serve as a source of social-ecological resilience in the face of severe hardship. In this introductory chapter, we provide the reader with the fundamentals needed to understand our argument for...

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Bougainville Stability Desk Study

Bougainville Stability Desk Study

Source: United States Agency for International Development, 2013

Countries: Papua New Guinea

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 11/02/2014

 

The peace process in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, is widely recognized as a successful peacebuilding effort; yet the post-conflict order remains fragile. The legacy of the war is still apparent: armed groups remain outside the peace process; reconciliation of local conflicts is unfinished; political development and economic recovery has been...

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Jumpstarting Post-conflict Strategic Water Resources Protection from a Changing Global Perspective: Gaps and Prospects in Afghanistan

Jumpstarting Post-conflict Strategic Water Resources Protection from a Changing Global Perspective: Gaps and Prospects in Afghanistan

Source: H. Habib, A.J. Anceno, J. Fiddes, J. Beekma , M. Ilyuschenko, V. Nitivattananon, O.V. Shipin (ScienceDirect), 2013

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Economic Recovery , Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/02/2014

 

Notwithstanding ambiguities, long-term economic resurgence in Afghanistan amidst water insecurity exacerbated by climate change decisively requires a water protection strategy that will complement a multitude of agro industrial and socioeconomic activities in an environmentally sustainable and climate resilient manner. In this paper, we begin with a perspective on institutions, legislation,...

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Guidance Note: Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Guidance Note: Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Source: UNDP, 2013

Countries: Bangladesh, Honduras, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 17/01/2014

 

Focussing on urgent post-crisis assistance, this guidance note provides practical advice to UNDP Country Offices on how to plan, design and implement a short-term project that swiftly links governments and communities in the assessment, repair and reconstruction of essential community infrastructure such as local roads, bridges, irrigation canals, schools, health...

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