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A place for subnational governments at the international climate negotiating table

<p>It can be difficult for subnational governments and cities to acquire a place at the negotiating table for international climate events, such as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gatherings. This is despite the fact that subnational governments are often best placed to implement the outcomes of climate change negotiations. The role of cities in global geopolitical negotiations and agreements has been undervalued, with subnational governments dependent on national structures to carry their message forward, even as the city space gains ever greater prominence with rapid global urbanisation. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local government associations (LGAs) have stepped into this often contested and politically charged space to represent the voices of subnational governments and cities on the world stage. They profile the need for co-ordinated, effective climate action at subnational level through improved vertical and horizontal co-operation with central governments and other role players in the climate action space.</p><p>Recommendations: To ensure that the targets and action measures from international climate agreements are relevant and implementable at the local scale, an institutional architecture should:</p><ul><li>actively strengthen internal co-operation and collaboration between national and subnational governments by moving beyond ‘consultation’ to a model of ‘co-production’ in the climate change policy sphere</li><li>adopt fiscal measures that allow for the rapid movement of finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures from donor organisations to subnational governments</li><li>deepen the collaboration between transnational actors, central and subnational governments to maximise the opportunities for innovative and locally relevant mitigation and adaptation measures</li><li>recognise potential intra-governmental sensitivities and plan accordingly for conflict resolution measures that diffuse tensions that may arise</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 03:43:44 GMT

Accelerating threats from climate change: disasters and displacement in Myanmar

<p>In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian crises. As the government strives to juggle humanitarian needs with longer-term development issues, it must confront its extreme vulnerability to disasters and climate change. At present, flood-affected communities in some of the poorest and most conflict-ridden areas of the country have yet to recover, including those which were hastily relocated. In the near-term, the government and its development partners must help those displaced by the 2015 floods and landslides to restore their livelihoods and enhance their resilience to future disasters. Over the longer-term, the government will also need to work with its partners to build its technical capacity to better mitigate the adverse impacts of disasters and climate change on displacement and migration. Failure to do so will only continue to undermine development and exacerbate Myanmar’s other challenges.</p><p>Recommendations:</p><ul><li>Donor governments and development and humanitarian agencies with expertise in disaster risk management must work collaboratively to support the Myanmar government in developing and implementing proven strategies that mitigate disaster displacement risk among the most vulnerable communities. This includes increasing financial and technical support, especially at the local level, to effectively address the risks and underlying socio-economic drivers of displacement and migration in the context of disasters and climate change<br />•<br />The Myanmar government, with the support of the multi-lateral development banks, donor governments, the United Nations (UN), and the private sector, must prioritize investments in recovery and livelihood restoration in those areas worst affected by the 2015 floods and landslides including increased support for the implementation of the Myanmar government’s National Recovery Framework.<br />•<br />The Myanmar government and its partners, with the support of technical experts and international initiatives such as the Platform on Disaster Displacement, should develop policies, procedures, and guidelines for planned relocation. Such guidelines must be implemented at the local level through training and capacity building to ensure that relocation is fully consensual and participatory, respects the human rights of affected individuals, and is accompanied by the multi-year funding necessary to provide relocated households with land, safe and secure housing, and access to livelihoods and services.<br />•<br />Members of the UN humanitarian country team in Myanmar providing support for relocation of disaster-displaced communities must develop joint internal guidelines for operationalizing their role. This should include working with the Myanmar government and development agencies to try to ensure that planned relocation is accompanied by comprehensive, long-term support and monitoring so that it is sustainable and does not increase vulnerability or protection risks.</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 02:25:22 GMT

The changing role of NGOs in supporting climate services

<p>Growing recognition of the importance of expanding access to locally appropriate services has led NGOs to play an increasing role as brokers and intermediaries of climate information.</p><p>This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information. In particular, we focus on NGOs’ roles as knowledge brokers and intermediaries and how these contribute to the overall effectiveness of the climate services value chain in developing countries.</p><p>Key messages:</p><ul><li>climate services play a key role in supporting the resilience of people and<br />communities but continue to be inaccessible to large numbers of climate-vulnerable people. Through programmes like BRACED, NGOs are increasingly taking on intermediary roles, helping users to acquire, understand, value and consider climate information within their<br />decision-making processes</li><li>there is a risk, however, that NGOs will make uncoordinated attempts to move into the climate services sector, while national meteorological and hydrological agencies are also being tasked to be more user-driven</li><li>to maximise the potential of NGOs to contribute positively to climate services, we propose five areas of interaction and engagement to help to address these risks. These are: improving knowledge sharing;<br />enhancing coordination on planned activities; enhancing collaboration across systems and scales; focusing on knowledge co-production; and emphasising learning processes. These areas require new actions from not only NGOs, but also national meteorological and hydrological agencies, national and local governments, and international funders</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 02:08:47 GMT

Assessing the evidence: opportunities and challenges of migration in building resilience against climate change in the Republic of Mauritius

<p>The World Risk Report (UNU, 2015) ranks the Republic of Mauritius seventh among the 15 most exposed countries to natural hazards, namely sea-level rise, cyclones and floods; and thirteenth among 171 countries for its disaster risk. However, being aware of climate change challenges, the Government of Mauritius has initiated studies more than a decade ago and subsequently took action to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies.</p><p>This study analyses the prospects that migration could offer to mitigate the effects of climate change both in the short run and over the long term for the Republic of Mauritius. In fact, the migration profile of the country is multifaceted. It has been found that there is an increasing demand for international labour to work in the low-skilled sectors, while there is currently a high number of Mauritians, particularly those who study abroad, who seek to migrate because of better job prospects and opportunities. Within Mauritius, there is a high mobility of people migrating across districts and to and from Rodrigues. There is now evidence that some people from Rodrigues are coming to settle to Mauritius Island because of environment and climate-related issues. In addition, as the population is becoming older, Mauritius will, in a decade or so, become a human capital-stressed economy. These migration dynamics must be put in perspective to encompass climate change threats besides addressing socioeconomic, political and demographic challenges.</p><p>Some of the policy recommendations that emerge from the study:</p><ul><li>develop an action plan that emphasizes the restoration of degraded or potentially degradable natural capital over the long term to contain migration and sustain livelihoods</li><li>institute a disaster management protocol for areas with high population density and where built-up areas fail to respond to unexpected natural hazards</li><li>establish comprehensive relocation plans for highly exposed and vulnerable communities, including squatters both in coastal and urban areas, living in precarious conditions</li><li>set up a framework to address the long-run sustainable livelihoods schemes with respect to internal migration and the outer islands. A special framework could be devised for those who have to migrate due to the degradation of the natural capital caused by climate change</li><li>foster dialogues on migration management and potential migratory outcomes of natural hazards within a regional context</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 02:00:18 GMT

Assessing the evidence: migration, environment and climate change in Morocco

<p>On one hand, environmental and climatic factors account for migration to Morocco from sub-Saharan and movements out of and within the country, especially to the major coastal cities; and on the other hand, they also put further pressure on natural resources in the most part of rural areas. With the severe impacts of climate change expected to rise in intensity in the coming decades, sudden-onset events, such as floods and storms, as well as slow-onset processes, such as droughts and desertification, will further intensify these movements and challenge local and national policymakers.</p><p>This report: (a) carefully lists both the slow-onset and the sudden-onset climate impacts and (where possible) points to migratory movements and trends connected to or induced by these impacts; (b) discusses the state of different policy areas with respect to environmental migration, their interconnectedness and their potential for further development; and (c) assesses the state of research and identifies major knowledge gaps that should be filled through future research.</p><p>The report concludes the following:</p><ul><li>Morocco is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Both slow-onset processes, such as desertification, sea-level rise and salinization, as well as sudden-onset events, such as floods and storms, are expected to worsen in the future, affecting more people in all parts of the country</li><li>displacement due to extreme weather events is already a reality and slow-onset climate impacts are likely to already impact the movement of people – notably rural-to-urban migration and the settlement of nomadic pastoralist communities. Internal and international immigration movements also have an impact on vulnerable degraded areas. The country’s seismic activity further enlarges the risk of environmentally induced displacement</li><li>major migration policy and climate policy developments are under way and high on the Moroccan policy agenda. However, both policy areas need to be better linked to effectively tackle the many dimensions of environmental and climate migration as a cross-cutting issue</li><li>more empirical research is needed on the linkages between migration, environment and climate change, in order to understand the realities of human mobility in a changing climate and support the policymaking process through evidence. Research in Morocco has until now focused on specific climate stressors or migratory movements. In a next phase, it should stress the linkages and the interconnectedness</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 01:47:24 GMT

Africa’s climate: Helping decision‑makers make sense of climate information

<p>African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges.<br /><br />This report is designed as a guide for scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners on the continent. The research presents an overview of climate trends across central, eastern, western, and southern Africa, and is distilled into a series of factsheets that are tailored for specific sub-regions and countries.</p><p>The report consists of 15 factsheets that are grouped into three sections:</p><ul><li>Regional Overviews focus on regionally relevant questions for east, west, central and southern Africa </li><li>Burning Questions focus on the key issues relating to the ability of the current science to accurately provide climate change projections and communicate future climate change in Africa</li><li>Country Factsheets provide information on the climate and the possible impacts for Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, and Zambia. They also consider how climate information is used in Tanzania and Malawi, and how accessible the information is to the communities that need it</li></ul>

06 Dec 2016 05:19:15 GMT

Livelihood vulnerability and adaptation in Kolar District, Karnataka, India: Mapping risks and responses

<p>During March and April 2016, ASSAR India’s researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) conducted 18 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in nine villages in Kolar District, Karnataka. The FGDs were gender-differentiated and ensured representation from different income groups, castes, and religions.</p><p>Focussing on migration as a key livelihood strategy to address vulnerability, and one that spans the rural-urban continuum, this project conducted research in the Kolar District. Kolar falls in the eastern dry agro-climatic zone in south Karnataka. <br /><br />The district is characterised by erratic rainfall, low soil moisture, high groundwater exploitation, and rapid land use change, all of which are mediated by social inequalities and governance challenges to shape local vulnerability. <br /><br />Climatic and non-climatic stressors challenge natural resource-based livelihoods in the district and people are coping by moving into tenuous and unsafe employment in urban centres to work as construction labourers, gardeners, and domestic helpers. Migration and commuting has emerged as a key livelihood strategy, but one that may further exacerbate the vulnerability of those who move into cities and those who are left behind.</p><p>Key messages:</p><ul><li>climatic factors such as drought and erratic rain shape livelihood vulnerability (especially of farmers in Kolar). Other factors such as natural resource degradation, lack of capital to invest in farming, market fluctuations,<br />village proximity to road networks, one’s gender and caste, as well as changing aspirations of the youth shape the choices that people are making to deal with this vulnerability</li><li>in Kolar, many people are coping with everyday risk by diversifying their livelihoods into non-agricultural jobs, but these jobs are often informal and impermanent in nature</li><li>while external actors such as the government and local NGOs are investing in building local capacity, without addressing the multi-scale structural issues that drive vulnerability (e.g., caste-based differential access to subsidies), these investments may not meet intended outcomes of adaptation</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:40:23 GMT

Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Sangamner Sub-Region, Maharashtra

<p>The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency. This brief identifies and characterises the key vulnerabilities in Sangamner.</p><p>Key insights:</p><ul><li>groundwater is the primary source of water for both the agricultural and drinking needs of the area. However, the widespread, regional overexploitation of groundwater, compromises its access and availability, and makes its management and governance crucial</li><li>there has been a regional shift in cropping patterns from food crops to cash crops. There has also been an increase in crossbred milch cattle and buffalos, and a decline in indigenous breeds. These shifts are high-profit, high-risk strategies and could increase vulnerabilities, particularly in the case of poor and marginal farmers</li><li>in Maharashtra, government, private and civil society actors have been taking steps to use information technology to provide weather, crop and market-related services to farmers. By providing farmers with timely, reliable, and useful information, these services have the potential to reduce farmer vulnerability to both climatic and non-climatic risks</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:34:03 GMT

Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Moyar Bhavani sub-region, Tamil Nadu

<p>The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency. In this brief identifies and and characterises the key vulnerabilities in Moyar Bhavani.</p><p>Key insights:</p><ul><li>smallholders dependent on natural resources for their livelihood will be primarily affected by the impacts of climate change, and will often be the least able to adapt. These impacts will be felt most severely in resource stressed regions particularly semi-arid areas of poorly developed regions</li><li>smallholder farmers in the region are most susceptible to the vagaries of climate; this, coupled with pressure from urbanisation and inept development policies, renders them highly vulnerable. Short-term coping mechanisms and strategies used to augment income are often maladaptive in the long-term</li><li>indigenous populations in the regions have tenuous livelihood structures. Loss of traditional practices, unproductive farming, market risks, unresponsive and obscure governance structures, and a depleting natural resource base are some of the risks that these communities face</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:07:38 GMT

Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Bangalore sub-region, Karnataka

<p>The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency.</p><p>Key insights:</p><ul><li>in a dynamic sub-region such as Bangalore, we need a more nuanced understanding of the dimensions and differentiation of vulnerability in order for climate change adaptation policy and practice to better address the causes of this vulnerability</li><li>dynamic small subsets (“micro-hotspots”) exist within the larger semi-arid sub-regions. Within these micro-hotspots, an understanding of (a) both current and future climate variability, (b) non-climatic risks, and (c) their coupled influence, are topics that need attention and further exploration</li><li>inappropriate institutional regimes intensify existing inequity in accessing public services, natural resources, knowledge and power. A responsive governance framework is therefore imperative to meet local and sub-regional imbalances</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:02:25 GMT

Planning for climate change in the semi-arid regions of India

<p>Although slightly variable across study sites, the SARs of India have experienced accelerated warming trends between 1971 and 2007. Mean daily temperatures have increased marginally faster than the national average (0.02&nbsp; oC/year).<br /><br />Rainfall patterns for the same period have been highly variable across SARs of India, and the country in general. Across the ASSAR states, the average summer monsoon rainfall has decreased by 0.01-1.40 mm/year, and the monsoon onset and rainfall patterns have become more erratic.<br /><br />Extreme weather events are expected to increase in most of India and some semi-arid regions are considered to be high vulnerability areas. The SARs are particularly prone to flash floods, and have witnessed a noticeable increase in hot days and heat waves between 1961-2010, lasting as long as 12–16 days in some areas.</p><p>Critical sectors (e.g., agriculture, forestry, water resources) will be affected as drought and flood hazards intensify the demand for land, food, water and livestock forage.<br /><br />Heat-stress related impacts will be more severe for rural and urban communities as thresholds on livestock, crops and infrastructure will be reached sooner.<br /><br />India faces rapid and unplanned urbanization, resulting in poor quality of urban life. Migrants are more vulnerable due to a lack of access to public services and limited livelihood options. Extreme weather exacerbates existing locational risks through urban flooding, heat stress and disease dynamics.</p><p>The way forward:</p><ul><li>through rainfall variability, drought, and flood hazards, climate change presents many risks to human livelihoods and wellbeing in the semi-arid areas of India. These risks include: resource degradation and conflict, food insecurity, human health, and plant and animal diseases. However climate change is only one of the major stressors, and there are other global and regional drivers such as spread of introduced invasive species, unsustainable exploitation of ground-water, CO2 fertilization and nitrogen deposition that could have major impacts on semi-arid ecosystems in the future</li><li>in rural and urban India climate change necessitates a multi-institutional and multi-sectoral response. A spectrum of factors that includes market forces, emerging development dynamics, depleting natural resources and climate change leaves communities fractured and vulnerable</li><li>to enable effective adaptation, there has to be a recognition of, and response to, multiple governance regimes – including the need for governance to engage with relevant actors and institutions, links between planning and execution, engagements in both top-down and bottom-up planning, and the involvement of state, civil society, citizens and private sectors</li><li>the existing base of impact studies are limited in scope and restricted to the water sector and major agricultural crops. Additional research is needed to understand climatic impacts in addition to other global change drivers on these social ecological systems. Additionally, improved understanding of the northeast monsoon behaviour will have major policy implications, especially for southeastern India. Assessing climatic risks—and the corresponding climate impacts—at much finer scales is crucial</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 10:54:43 GMT

South Asia Regional Diagnostic Study

<p>India faces a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable. Key vulnerabilities and risks are found to be deeply embedded within the existing social and biophysical conditions of people and socio-ecological systems, which emerge as critical barriers to effective, widespread and sustained adaptation.</p><p>ASSAR has recently completed its Regional Diagnostic Study phase which took stock of the current state of knowledge on the extant and emergent climatic and non-climatic risks in Africa and India. During this phase ASSAR explored why different people are differentially vulnerable to these risks and how people, governments and other stakeholders at various scales are responding to current and future climatic and non-climatic challenges.</p><p>Most current development-adaptation interventions in India and the sub-regions focus on water and agricultural sectors. Evidence from various adaptation projects suggests that risk management strategies at various scales and initiated by various actors, are enabling building of local adaptive capacities. However, such changes are not uniform across regions, sectors or scales. India’s rural systems have seen relatively higher and longer investment in direct climate change adaptation projects, as well as those that have adaptation co-benefits such as interventions for livelihood diversification, biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Given large development deficits and the vulnerabilities of the rural poor, coping strategies to manage risk are more common than adaptive action.</p><p>Governance and institutional barriers emerge as a key constraint to ongoing and future adaptation. Governance in much of India is fragmented, making coordination across different agencies and scales challenging. Cities in particular accumulate and generate new risks through unplanned development and deepening inequality. Urban settlements are vulnerable to food, energy and water fragility and consequent social and political unrest. Planning, including for risk management, often takes place at higher levels of government, while the role of local bodies, civil society and communities tends to be that of implementation with little room for innovation. The ways in which governance acts as a key barrier to adaptation are a) multiplicity and redundancy of actors and institutions, b) fragmentation of planning and execution, c) prevalence of top-down planning, d) institutional rigidity and path dependency and e) absence of certain actors and sectors in the planning process such as private sector participation and health.</p>

02 Dec 2016 10:46:11 GMT

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of India

<p>India and the sub-regions face a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable. Key vulnerabilities and risks are found to be deeply embedded within the existing social and biophysical conditions of people and socio-ecological systems, which emerge as a critical barrier to effective, widespread and sustained adaptation.<br /><br />The welfare cost of climate change impacts in India varies across geography and sectors. Given the natural resource-based livelihoods, high incidence of poverty and inherent socio-economic inequities, a significant section of the rural population is resource-constrained to adapt to the current and projected future climate variability. While households dependent on agriculture are affected directly, those living in urban areas are also affected by declining agricultural productivity and ongoing agrarian crisis in semi-arid areas. The situation is compounded by rapid and unplanned urbanisation, resulting in an intense competition for resources and land. The quality of life for the urban poor is characterised by the lack of access to social capital, poor quality of employment and exclusion from public services; in turn making the inhabitants highly vulnerable to social and environmental risk.</p><p>Critical sectors in the sub-region (agriculture, forests, water) are affected significantly by the changing climatic regime. Available evidence on the changing climatic regime in India and the sub-regions underscores the emergent climatic dimensions of risks that the sub-regions are exposed to.</p><p>The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project aims to develop a nuanced understanding of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions (SARs), as well as implementable plans to transform current adaptation processes in a way that makes them proactive, and widespread. This research project is being implemented in regions of Africa and India.</p><p>Three major developmental transformation (‘transformative adaptation’) options exist in India: 1) increase productivity of existing biophysical and socio-economic systems, 2) create new sustainable livelihood forms and/or, 3) shift population from fragile ecosystems. It is pertinent to highlight that whichover option is embraced, it should be able to sustain existing ecosystems to some extent, respect embedded socio-cultural dynamics, innovate around redundant and archaic governance and institutional structures, and respond to emergent climate-induced risks (such as changing precipitation and temperature patterns).<br /><br />This report thus summarises key findings from the Regional Diagnostic Studies (RDS) for South Asia. It discusses the socio-economic and biophysical context in India and the sub-regions (Chapter 2) and identifies major gaps in the existing literature in areas of climate science, vulnerability and adaptation in (Chapters 3, 4 and 5 respectively). It also draws on key informant interviews (KIIs) with multiple stakeholders to enrich our understanding of research gaps and key dialogues in the climate adaptation discourse (Annexe 1.2). By doing so, it will inform forthcoming research in the Regional Research Programme (RRP) phase.</p>

02 Dec 2016 10:39:36 GMT

Water, Megacities and global change: portraits of 15 emblematic cities of the world

<p>Numerous studies have explored urban growth and the emergence of the megapolitan phenomenon through increasing growth in the number of cities with over 10 million inhabitants. Similarly, the processes of climate change are also the subject of study from various perspectives as part of more operational approaches or research. Rather, the objective here is to highlight the impacts of those global changes (urban growth and climate) on megacities, their resources, and their water and sanitation services. What emerges is a singular vulnerability: megacities concentrate populations, services and goods. This amplifies the consequences of water-related risks (e.g. largescale floods, lack of resources, environmental pollution and other challenges).</p><p>This overview of 15 emblematic cities calls for general mobilisation to devise the sustainable urban policies the world needs. All these urban centres share a number of common characteristics: expansive size, disparities between rich and poor districts, environmental and industrial demand that strains the natural resources of an entire region – not to mention the economic weight of the country as a whole – and a wide range of cultural, scientific and educational resources.</p><p>Cities included:</p><ul><li>Beijing</li><li>Buenos Aires</li><li>Chicago</li><li>Ho Chi Minh City</li><li>Istanbul, Lagos</li><li>London</li><li>Los Angeles</li><li>Manila</li><li>Mexico City</li><li>Mumbai</li><li>New York</li><li>Paris</li><li>Seoul</li><li>Tokyo</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 10:22:32 GMT

Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

<p>Climate change is expected to disproportionately affect agriculture; however, there is limited information on smallholder farmers ‘ overall vulnerability and adaptation needs. This paper estimates the impact of climatic shocks on the household agricultural income and subsequently, on farmers ‘ adaptation strategies. Relying on data from a survey conducted in several communities in Bangladesh in 2011 and based on an IV probit approach, the results show that a one percentage point climate induced decline in agricultural income pushes households to adapt by almost 3 percentage points.<br /><br />However, certain strategies are too costly and cannot be afforded in bad times. For those strategies, we provide evidence of barriers that constrain the development and deployment of adaptive measures, noticeably access to electricity and wealth.</p>

01 Dec 2016 12:20:47 GMT

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Grenada national protected areas GAP assessment

<p>The objective of this analysis was to understand a baseline in 2007 of how well the system of protected areas represents Grenada&rsquo;s biodiversity and what actions could be taken to ensure good representation of that biodiversity.</p><p>It reviews the gap between convention targets and the data from protected areas. It identified threats to the conservation occurrences were evaluated by the development of a &ldquo;human footprint&rdquo; derived from mapped human activities such as roads, development, agriculture, hotels, marinas, ports, population density, fishing intensity, and other extractive industries. The threats were mapped out based on their range of impact and intensity level. The range of impact was expressed by the distance from the activity that the particular activity would still have an impact on biodiversity.</p>

14 Jan 2016 12:29:18 GMT

Fourth national report of Grenada to the convention on biological diversity

<p>Grenada in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme commissioned the elaboration of the Fourth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in accordance with Article 26 of the Convention and COP Decision VIII/14 in 2007.</p><p>The Sustainable Development Council was used as the forum for engaging&nbsp; various stakeholders to examine the biodiversity; its status, trends, and threats, and the environmental sustainability of the island and their potential impacts on resilience.</p><p>Work of the report recommenced in 2009. The materials used as the basis for the report was public policy documentation published by the Government of Grenada with the intent to ensure sound environmental management is fully integrated into the national policy framework.</p>

14 Jan 2016 12:08:52 GMT

Nature Index Costa Rica: an IPBES pilot project

<p>The &ldquo;Nature Index Costa Rica&rdquo; (NI-CR)&nbsp; has&nbsp; been&nbsp; a&nbsp; one-year&nbsp; pilot&nbsp; project&nbsp; to demonstrate and promote the&nbsp; capacity-building objectives of the Intergovernmental Platform on&nbsp; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio) in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) have tested the Norwegian Nature&nbsp; Index&nbsp; methodology&nbsp; and&nbsp; IT&nbsp; platform on&nbsp; Costa&nbsp; Rican&nbsp; forest&nbsp; ecosystems, in&nbsp; a&nbsp; collaboration with a number experts from Costa Rican institutions specialized in biodiversity assessments.<br />The NI-CR pilot project has</p><ul><li>demonstrated the relevance of the Nature Index for IPBES as a platform for international collaboration and mutual capacity-building in biodiversity assessment.</li><li>shown&nbsp; that&nbsp; the Nature Index methodology&nbsp; and&nbsp; IT-platform&nbsp; are a&nbsp; tool for &ldquo;gap&nbsp; analysis&ldquo; in biodiversity monitoring information in support of conservation area management.</li><li>shown the potential of Nature&nbsp; Index methodology to&nbsp; strengthen sustainability&nbsp; indicators reporting and natural capital accounting in Costa Rica.</li><li>illustrated the Nature Index platform&rsquo;s relevance for CBD national data clearinghouse.</li><li>demonstrated&nbsp; the potential&nbsp; of&nbsp; the Nature&nbsp; Index to&nbsp; coordinate&nbsp; national data&nbsp; and&nbsp; institutions across conservation sectors,&nbsp; in particular the potential to fill gaps in national level biodiversity safeguards reporting of REDD+.</li><li>identified a number of limitations, solutions, and opportunities in the current NI methodology which would facilitate scaling up of the pilot project findings to full implementation at national level and improve future transfer of NI to other countries.</li></ul>

30 Dec 2015 13:21:26 GMT

Plant variety protection in developing countries: A tool for designing a Sui Generis plant variety protection system: An alternative to UPOV 1991

<p>A new tool to assist developing countries in designing a &ldquo;custom made&rdquo; plant variety protection suitable for the seed and agricultural systems that prevail in developing countries has been published by an international group of NGOs.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was presented on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Rome, 5-9 October 2015.</p><p>Members of the World Trade Organization with the exception of least developed countries are required to make available some form of intellectual property protection for plant varieties. They have ample flexibility to design a sui generis (unique) system that is appropriate for their agricultural systems. &nbsp;</p><p>The 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 1991) offers a rigid model inappropriate for developing countries. It ignores the characteristics of the seed supply systems in those countries, where farmers produce a large part of the seeds and other propagating material, and limits farmers&rsquo; traditional practices of saving, exchanging and selling plant materials. These activities are crucial to preserving a diversified supply of seeds, adapted to local conditions and a changing environment as well as support farmers&rsquo; livelihoods.</p><p>UPOV 1991 requirements also undermine implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.</p><p>Therefore the purpose of this tool is to present an alternative to UPOV 1991 taking into account the needs and realities of farmers in developing countries as well as alternative sui generis plant variety protection systems that exist in some developing countries. This tool is to support policy makers, civil society organisations and farmer organizations engaged in the development of a plant variety protection system.</p><p>Chapter 1 examines the origins of plant variety protection through intellectual property rights and UPOV. Chapter 2 elaborates on the requirements of the Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement administered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that has flexibilities available to WTO members as well as the context and provisions of other international instruments relevant to plant genetic resources. These currently include the CBD, its Nagoya Protocol and the ITPGRFA. Chapter 3 discusses the key features of UPOV 1991 and its implications for developing countries.</p><p>Chapter 4 proposes model provisions for key features that are essential to designing a sui generis plant variety protection regime and these may be adapted to national circumstances.&nbsp; Chapter 5 addresses the obstacles that developing countries may face in designing sui generis plant variety protection legislation, arguments against and in favour of non-UPOV- type of sui generis regimes, and recommendations for actions to be taken when developing a national law.</p>

23 Dec 2015 09:14:43 GMT

Climate adapted vilages. The Development Fund's model for local climate adaptation. Honduras

<p>The Climate Adapted Villages model aims to make farmers and local communities capable of organizing themselves, identifying climate threats and practicing climate smart agriculture, enabling them to adapt to the current consequences of a changing climate. The model focuses on building capacity and expertise in local communities, so that they can manage their own recourses and implement measures for climate change adaptation, in a systematic and effective way. Communities gain a strong ownership to the activities, and the method can be transferred of other areas. Many countries want to do something on climate adaptation, but hesitate to allocate money directly to poor people in rural areas. However, more climate adaptation measures should take place where people are the most vulnerable, i.e among poor people in rural areas.<br />The main focus of the CAV model is promoting a collective management of community resources such as forests, water, energy, soils, plants and animal diversity. A key element in CAV is to ensure that communities themselves participate, and take center stage throughout the processes, from the climate vulnerability assessment to the planning and further implementation of the adaptation plan.<br />The CAV model contains three main stages. The first stage, to know, means to gather knowledge and to analyze the problems (climate vulnerability assessment). A second stage, to do, addresses the planning and design of adaptation measures and their implementation. The third stage, to sustain, addresses sustainability issues, which go beyond the project period. It is about maintaining and securing the projects&rsquo; achievements in the long-run.</p>

22 Dec 2015 14:37:35 GMT

Final review of the project "REDD+ Readiness in south west Tanzania" implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Tanzania Program

<p>The project&nbsp; was designed and implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Tanzania Program to build capacity and knowledge for Tanzania to participate actively in REDD+ activities, with a focus on the montane forests of the Southern Highlands. The stated purpose of the project was&nbsp; &ldquo;to&nbsp;&nbsp; design&nbsp;&nbsp; and&nbsp;&nbsp; carry&nbsp;&nbsp; out a robust&nbsp;&nbsp; baseline&nbsp;&nbsp; study&nbsp;&nbsp; to&nbsp;&nbsp; provide&nbsp;&nbsp; methods&nbsp;&nbsp; for&nbsp;&nbsp; estimating deforestation, carbon sequestration, emissions and leakage in southwest Tanzania&rsquo;s four most important&nbsp; forests&nbsp; covering&nbsp; 52,680 hectares&rdquo;. In&nbsp; addition&nbsp; to contributing&nbsp; to&nbsp; the&nbsp; development&nbsp; of tools and collection of data for carbon monitoring, the project also aimed to reach over 100,000 people&nbsp; through&nbsp; economic&nbsp; incentives&nbsp; and&nbsp; address&nbsp; the&nbsp; drivers&nbsp; of&nbsp; deforestation&nbsp; through&nbsp; education and woodlot establishment. According to the project document it was anticipated that the project would provide an estimate of the levels of emission reductions that could be expected should the target forests be included in a national level REDD+ initiative. The project covered forests and 40 communities within the existing long-term sites of WCS and included Mt Rungwe Nature Reserve, Mporoto Ridge Forest Reserve, Livingstone Forest within Kitulo National Park in Mbeya Region and Mbizi catchment forest reserve in Rukwa Region.</p><p>Final Review of REDD+ Pilot Projects in Tanzania Report No. 3.</p>

15 Dec 2015 17:41:55 GMT

Locating human-wildlife interactions: Landscape constructions and responses to large carnivore conservation in India and Norway

<p>People&#39;s reactions to large carnivores take many forms, ranging from support and coexistence to resistance and conflict. While these reactions are the outcome of many different factors, in this paper we specifically explore the link between social constructions of landscapes and divergent responses to large carnivore presence. We compare case studies from four different landscapes shared by people and large carnivores, in India and Norway. We use social construction of landscapes as a key concept to explore responses to large carnivores in the context of ecological, economic, social, and cultural changes in these areas. Based on this comparison, we argue that the process of change is complex, with a plurality of responses from the groups affected by it. The response to large carnivore presence is influenced by many different factors, of which the interpretation of change-particularly landscape change-plays a significant role.</p>

26 Nov 2015 10:31:03 GMT

Access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing from their use (ABS) – state of implementation and research gaps

<p>Commissioned&nbsp; by&nbsp; the&nbsp; PBL&nbsp; Netherlands&nbsp; Environmental Assessment&nbsp; Agency the&nbsp; report provides an international&nbsp;&nbsp; review of the current&nbsp; situation&nbsp; in access and benefit sharing (ABS) related to genetic resources and the research needs in&nbsp; this&nbsp; field.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The&nbsp; report&nbsp; concludes&nbsp; that&nbsp; even&nbsp; if&nbsp; an&nbsp; international ABS regime has been in place for more than 20 years, implementation at the national level has&nbsp; been&nbsp; slow&nbsp; both&nbsp; in&nbsp; terms&nbsp; of&nbsp; enacting&nbsp; access&nbsp; legislation&nbsp; and&nbsp; legislation&nbsp; to support&nbsp;&nbsp; compliance&nbsp;&nbsp; with&nbsp;&nbsp; access&nbsp;&nbsp; legislation.&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;&nbsp; fairly&nbsp;&nbsp; large&nbsp;&nbsp; amount&nbsp;&nbsp; of bioprospecting&nbsp; activities&nbsp; have&nbsp; been&nbsp; generated&nbsp; but - apparently - few&nbsp; with&nbsp; a commercial intent and thus with few examples and low amounts of monetary benefits. Research on&nbsp; ABS&nbsp; has&nbsp; mainly been theoretical and less research has been&nbsp; conducted&nbsp; on&nbsp; ABS&nbsp; in&nbsp; practice.&nbsp; Main&nbsp; research&nbsp; gaps&nbsp; are:&nbsp; 1)&nbsp; Actual&nbsp; and potential&nbsp;&nbsp; contribution&nbsp;&nbsp; of&nbsp;&nbsp; ABS&nbsp;&nbsp; to&nbsp;&nbsp; conservation&nbsp;&nbsp; and&nbsp;&nbsp; sustainable&nbsp;&nbsp; use&nbsp;&nbsp; of biodiversity;&nbsp; 2)&nbsp; ABS,&nbsp; equity&nbsp; and&nbsp; standard&nbsp; setting;&nbsp; 3)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ABS&nbsp; beyond&nbsp; genetic resources;&nbsp; 4)&nbsp; Business&nbsp; approaches&nbsp; to&nbsp; ABS;&nbsp; 5)&nbsp; Mapping&nbsp; the&nbsp; value&nbsp; chain&nbsp; of genetic/biological material from its collection to an end product.</p>

30 Oct 2015 19:44:14 GMT

Preparing for FOCAC VI: China - South Africa co-operation in conservation and renewable energy

<p>As China&rsquo;s development puts increasing pressure on the environment, various measures have been implemented both domestically and, increasingly, abroad in an attempt to limit the impact. China&rsquo;s environmental engagement at an international level, including the agreement between the United States (US) President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to cut carbon emissions (12 November 2014), signals the growing urgency of the issue.</p><p>Within the context of the China-South Africa engagement, there are also signs of this shift. Two key areas where this is evident are in China&rsquo;s growing role in conservation and the renewable energy sector. China&rsquo;s domestic demand for wildlife goods has motivated the Chinese government to sign a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with African governments. In the renewable energy sector again, Africa&rsquo;s energy needs and untapped capacity for electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) has created a vast potential market for global Chinese renewable energy firms. Both areas have become increasingly important topics within China-Africa relations, and feature on the Forum of China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) agenda.</p><p>This policy brief examines the role of these two themes as a way of demonstrating some of the concrete ways in which China-Africa interaction is evolving in a world where sustainable development has become key.</p><p>Recommendation:</p><ul><li><p>co-operation between South Africa and China illustrates that agreements made need to be specific to the issue of concern. The second MoU in 2013 was particularly aimed at curbing the scourge of rhino poaching through co-operation in law enforcement, compliance with international conventions and other relevant legislation. Since the agreement, the Chinese government have been more co-operative. Thus, more African governments affected by the poaching crisis need to enter into detailed agreements on environmental conservation and illegal wildlife trade in order for effective regulation and law enforcement</p></li><li><p>FOCAC should be used as a platform to address the problem where African governments, especially South Africa, can set the agenda regarding illegal wildlife trade and put hard pressure on their Chinese counterparts by bringing poachers to book</p></li><li><p>South Africa is a lucrative market for Chinese RE companies, but the local RE industry requires more skills and technical (technological) knowledge if it is to truly become sustainable on the long-term. More should be done on a bi-lateral basis to formalise the transfer of skills and technical knowledge between South African and Chinese actors in the RE sector. Technology transfer should be more clearly articulated in any new FOCAC agreements as a priority in China-Africa co-operation</p></li><li><p>the South African RE case has shown that a combination of laws and the provision of market security can stimulate economic investment in which African economies can themselves move up the value chain. South Africa with its relatively strong administrative capacity should provide assistance to fellow African states to follow suit</p></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p>

25 Aug 2015 14:18:47 GMT

Demonstrating 'respect' for the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards: the importance of community-collected information

<p>This paper argues that stakeholder groups &ndash; specifically indigenous and local communities living in or directly dependent upon forests &ndash; can often offer an important source of knowledge and capacity.</p><p>It highlights that these people can support data gathering for safeguard information needs, especially in places where existing monitoring systems cannot do so comprehensively. The paper argues that their involvement is important for protecting their rights, and critical for minimising the risk that REDD+, or the safeguards, could fail to meet their objectives.</p><p>It is argued that community information on a small number of indicators, consolidated at a national scale, can be useful for assessing the effectiveness of all of the safeguards. Information gathering by adequately trained communities can be as cost effective and accurate as professional information gathering, allowing decision-makers under budget and capacity constraints to build confidently on existing community-based information systems.</p><p>[Adapted from source]</p>

11 Aug 2015 16:49:43 GMT

Integrating indigenous, local and modern knowledge for sustainable conservation and management of forest ecosystems in Nepal

<p>This paper reports on the documentation and assessment of different community based traditional and local forest and pasture management practices, drawn from five case examples in five districts of Nepal.</p><p>These cases cover aspects including evolution, innovations, and adaptation processes. Using field-based shared learning approaches, the paper explores the challenges and opportunities of integrating, synergising, and complementing indigenous practices with modern scientific knowledge and technologies.</p><p>Climate change, as the newest driver of deforestation, forest land degradation in Nepal, has been impacting forest ecosystem by fragmenting habitats, altering species composition, changing growing season, lowering biomass productivity, and increasing risks of fires and floods. The paper highlights that indigenous peoples and local communities have been coping with these changes by using their indigenous local knowledge, skills, and practices (ILKP) and making them more adaptive and resilient.</p><p>[Adapted from source]</p>

03 Aug 2015 16:20:39 GMT

Projected climate change and impact on bioclimatic conditions in Central and South-Central Asia

<p>This report summarizes a set of bioclimatic indicators and the expected impacts of climate change on bioclimatic conditions in Central and South-Central Asia.</p><p>It is intended to provide a basis for understanding the potential impacts of climate change across Central and South-Central Asia and a knowledge base for the design and implementation of agroforestry practices, environmental conservation efforts, and sustainable development.</p><p>Under all scenarios, the spatial analysis indicates quick and drastic change in bioclimatic conditions in the near to medium term, and predicts significant and increasing biophysical and biological perturbation for biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services, and agricultural and pastoral production systems.<br />The major conclusion of the report is a necessity to recognize the central role of a rapidly changing climate and environment across central and south-central Asia, and the need to plan for adaptation within almost all aspects of sustainable development and conservation planning, efforts and policy.</p><p>[Adapted from source]</p>

07 Jul 2015 14:58:47 GMT

The dynamics of large infrastructure development in conservation of the Serengeti Ecosystem - the case study of a road through Serengeti National Park. Phase 1 report.

<p>This report presents results from the first field surveys for the five Thematic Areas &ndash; Biodiversity (Zoology and Botany), Human and Animal Health (HAH), Environmental Science, and Socio-ecology - that was conducted along the proposed Serengeti road in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts. The project area comprises five sections, four of which are within community areas and one inside Serengeti National Park. The study is part of the capacity building project under &lsquo;Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services&rsquo; (IPBES) in Serengeti Ecosystem of Northern Tanzania.</p><p>The report highlights on background information to the study, objectives, research design and methodology, preliminary results, and important conclusions and predictions.</p>

13 May 2015 09:35:09 GMT

Factors affecting local ecological knowledge and perceived threats to the kori bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus) in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Northern Tanzania

<p>This study examines local tribal knowledge regarding the ecology of the kori bustard (<em>Ardeotis kori struthiunculus</em>) and assessed threats to this species in Northern Serengeti communities. A picture of an indigenous kori bustard was presented to survey participants in villages in the study area. General knowledge on the kori bustard was tested in relation to the bird&rsquo;s general habitat, nesting habitat, food and number of individuals in groups. Of the survey respondents, 56.7% knew the name of the kori bustard and were therefore included in further analyses. The Maasai tribe showed the greatest knowledge of the species, with 98% of individuals identifying the species correctly. Additionally, male survey participants were generally more knowledgeable than females. No differences among age groups or individuals with different education levels were found, suggesting that there is a local knowledge transfer of the species to all age groups regardless of educational level of respondents and that education is not an obstacle to the local knowledge. The study concludes that nature of activities e.g. nomadic and social life, gender and tribes were contributing factors to the knowledge of the kori bustard in the northern Serengeti.</p>

02 May 2015 19:19:54 GMT

Interim assessment of revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPS)

<p>On behalf of UNEP-WCMC and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, Balakrishna Pisupati and Christian Prip have conducted an interim assessment of 25 national biodiversity strategies and action plans submitted after the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the &quot;Aichi Targets&quot; at CBD COP 10 in 2010. The review was commissioned as an activity in the UNEP project &ldquo;Support to GEF eligible countries for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 17 through a Globally Guided NBSAPs Update Process&rdquo;, funded by the Global Environment Facility. The assessment undertakes a preliminary review of how countries have considered the Strategic Plan of the CBD and the readiness to achieve the Aichi Targets at national level. Although the assessment is based on a limited number of NBSAPs developed after 2010 (25), indications are that most NBSAPs use the Aichi Targets as an overall framework to set national targets and/or national priorities for action. However, as was the case for pre-2010 NBSAPs, issues of a cross-cutting nature beyond the direct drivers of biodiversity loss have received limited attention. This also applies to legal preparedness and resource mobilization for biodiversity. The assessment provides specific examples of national actions suggested in the revised NBSAPs, and a set of generic recommendations for countries that are still to finalize their NBSAPs. The interim assessment will be followed up by a more comprehensive assessment when a larger number of CBD Parties have submitted revised NBSAPs.</p>

13 Apr 2015 18:13:44 GMT

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2016 ITF Annual Summit: Green and Inclusive Transport

The Annual International Transport Forum Summit is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. It will take place in Leipzig, Germany from 18-20 May 2016, under the Presidency of Denmark under the theme "Green and Inclusive Transport ".

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:59:00 GMT

Financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate change

This article addresses the potential implications of climate change for the financial management of disaster risks. It outlines the contribution of insurance to reducing the economic disruption of disaster events and policy approaches to supporting the penetration of disaster insurance coverage and the capacity of insurance markets to absorb disaster risks.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:09:00 GMT

Finance and climate: The transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy from a financial sector perspective

Climate change is a major political and economic challenge. This paper sketches out its relevance for the financial sector. Necessary low-carbon investments imply a significant yet manageable financing gap. Beyond capital mobilisation that has attracted most attention until now, the main challenge is ensuring a transition-consistent capital reallocation.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:07:00 GMT

Decarbonising the global economy: The direction of travel after COP21 - Live video

The IEA is pleased to announce the second event in its new distinguished speaker series, Big IdEAs, which brings global leaders and decision makers to the IEA to share their views on a range of global issues. On Friday 29 January starting at 11h30, Professor Sir David King, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, will speak on "Towards decarbonising the global economy".

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:35:00 GMT

Social Costs of Morbidity Impacts of Air Pollution - Environment Working Paper

Outdoor air pollution is a major determinant of health worldwide. The objective of this paper is to inform the development of improved estimates of the social costs of human morbidity impacts resulting from outdoor air pollution in two components; namely to develop a core set of pollutant-health end-points to be covered when estimating the costs of morbidity, and to review current estimates of the cost of morbidity from air pollution.

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMT

COP21 was decades in the making, so how do we make future decades work for climate? Insights blog

Given the years of preparation – and for some OECD colleagues, a life’s work – my hope was for an enduring, ambitious text, helping us to avoid climate catastrophe. My expectation was far less grand, more closely aligned to the reality of getting 195 countries to adopt an agreement with legal force.

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMT

Sector-level approach to estimating mobilised private climate finance: The case of renewable energy - Environment Working Paper

In order to help address climate finance-related information needs under the UNFCCC, this paper explores the extent to which currently-available secondary data make it possible to estimate private finance mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries.

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:55:00 GMT

How OECD and IEA contributed to COP21 - Insights blog

With the world welcoming the new comprehensive global climate agreement at COP21 aiming to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it is worth noting the significant contribution that the OECD family has made. These contributions were aptly summarized in a useful joint statement by the secretariats of OECD, IEA, International Transport Forum and Nuclear Energy Agency right after COP21 kicked off.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:57:00 GMT

Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 19:59:00 GMT

OECD at #COP21

World leaders faced a fundamental dilemma: take strong action to address the risks associated with climate change, or see the ability to limit this threat slip from their grasp. Check out how the OECD contributed to get a successful outcome on 12 December at COP21 in Paris.

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:22:00 GMT

Climate disclosure: knowledge powers change

Everybody is interested in the impacts of what companies are doing and the environmental practices and impacts of doing business are coming under increasing scrutiny. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría looks at how both governments and investors are ready to scale up climate disclosure and the use of climate information.

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:11:00 GMT

Israel Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation

Despite a relatively good performance on several points compared to other countries, there is still scope for improving the effectiveness of Israel’s taxation policy from an environmental perspective.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:30:00 GMT

Climate change mitigation: We must do more

Countries everywhere have committed to fighting climate change but many are still subsidising fossil fuels, investing little in green technologies, failing to put a realistic price on carbon, and allowing transport emissions to grow. Much more can and should be done.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:50:00 GMT

Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change

OECD urges efforts to better price carbon as new analysis finds that 90% of CO2-emissions are priced below EUR 30 per tonne, a low-end estimate of climate damage, and 60% are not priced at all. Effective Carbon Rates in the OECD and Selected Partner Economies calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:00:00 GMT

Statement by OECD-IEA-ITF-NEA for COP21

The world looks to the Paris Conference of the Parties to deliver a new climate agreement that transforms our development pathway. Success at COP21 can drive and accelerate the transition to a cleaner, healthier and more secure future, locking-in sustainable economic growth and development.

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 17:16:00 GMT

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Rio+20: A voice from Sheffield, UK

Ruby Smith, 21, is a support planning co-ordinator for Sheffield Council, in Sheffield, UKRio+20 is a unique and historic opportunity for world leaders to prioritise development and plan a better world for future generations.I would like to ask delegates to remember the importance of putting...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Rio+20: A voice from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Seida Saric is country director for Women for Women International in Bosnia and HerzegovinaFoundations of any development rest on active and equal participation of both men and women in social, political and economic spheres of life. Women play a much more active role which, in turn, does not have...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter

This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)

This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

This report discusses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region; it was undertaken in order to inform USAID's Regional Development ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Cities and Resilience

This policy brief highlights the key issues discussed at the Cities and Resilience Dialogue held in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2009. The event assessed ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter

This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)

This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

This report discusses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region; it was undertaken in order to inform USAID's Regional Development ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

This report discusses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region; it was undertaken in order to inform USAID's Regional Development ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

The doughnut can help Rio+20 see sustainable development in the round | Kate Raworth

Resource use has both an environmental ceiling and a social foundation, below which lies deprivation, but the doughnut-shaped space between the two demands our attentionIn 2009, Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre brought together some of the world's leading Earth-system scientists...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Rio+20 Earth summit: walkout at 'green economy' talks

Negotiators from developing countries insist wealthy nations must help fund their move to sustainable developmentEurope's financial crisis should not be used as an excuse for inaction and underfunding of moves towards a more sustainable global economy, a senior Brazilian diplomat warned at the...

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

U.S. proposes tighter rules on soot pollution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed stricter standards to control harmful soot from heavy industry on Friday, a move expected to save lives but which drew criticism from Republicans and industry worried the costs of compliance will hurt the economy.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Analysis: CO2 market has failed to promote cleaner energy

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's emissions trading scheme has failed to create incentives for utilities to use cleaner energy fuels, meaning that governments will have to switch to simpler tools, such as subsidies and regulation, to enforce emissions reduction targets.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Australia cuts number of firms to pay carbon tax

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will levy a controversial carbon tax on about half the number of companies originally expected, a government list released on Friday shows, which may limit the economic and political impact of the tax which starts on July 1.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Cities Bet They Can Curb Traffic With Games of Chance

To tackle congestion, clogged urban centers are testing the lure of prizes to persuade motorists to change their driving habits.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Africa: Can Rio+20 Create a Climate of Change for Poor Communities?

[AlertNet]Climate change is often described in numbers - degrees of temperature rise, metric tonnes of carbon emissions. These numbers add up to devastating consequences: erratic rainfall, crop failure, hunger. But climate change also has a human face.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Africa: Seizing the Opportunity for a Sustainable Future

[AlertNet]The 1992 Earth Summit was a bright moment for the environmental movement. For the first time, presidents and prime ministers - more than 100 in all - were "coming together to save the earth," as a headline on the cover of Time magazine put it.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

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World Business

Food industry warns of higher prices without EU workers

The UK faces higher food prices without continued access to EU workers, 30 trade associations have warned.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:19:46 GMT

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:51:20 GMT

McDonald's to move non-US tax base to UK

McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the firm says.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:53:19 GMT

Courtside gambling ads dumped from Australian Open

Controversial courtside ads for William Hill will not be featured at next month's tennis tournament.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:44:59 GMT

ECB extends bond-buying scheme but at slower pace

The European Central Bank will extend its bond-buying scheme by nine months but cut its purchases by €20bn a month.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:45:16 GMT

Volkswagen emissions: UK and six other nations face legal action

The EU is taking legal action against the UK and six other nations for failing to take - or consider taking - action against Volkswagen.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:54:38 GMT

Japan's third-quarter growth rate revised down sharply

Japan's economy grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter of the year, as business investment fell.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:01:36 GMT

Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

Banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris, says France's leading financial regulator.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:05:05 GMT

E-cigarettes major concern, says US

The US Surgeon General says the use of e-cigarettes by children is "a major public health concern".

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:07:44 GMT

Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:42:27 GMT

Sports Direct chairman lambasts critics as profits fall

Sports Direct's chairman says an "extreme" media campaign has harmed its reputation as profits fall.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:41:16 GMT

'Easy money' schemes a risk to young

Young adults are increasingly tempted to become money mules - risking a fraud conviction for a few hundred pounds, a protection body says.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:56:43 GMT

National Grid sells majority stake in gas pipe network

National Grid agrees to sell a 61% stake in its gas pipe network to a global group of investors.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:03:01 GMT

BBC World News business headlines

The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:00:31 GMT

Singapore to shut down 2G network

Singapore prepares to shut down its 2G mobile phone network leaving thousands looking for a new service.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:44:57 GMT

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Kuwait- Why not follow the example of Castro

(MENAFN - Arab Times) Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli Former Minister of Oil FIDEL CASTRO, the man who ruled Cuba for half a century, died at the age of 90. The Island of Cuba declared 10 ...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:15:09 GMT

Waka, Waka ... this time for Africa

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It was not 'Haka' but the 'Waka, 'Waka that blared on the sound system at The Sevens. And a little later, songstress Tina Turner, the 77-year old R & B, p...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:46 GMT

UAE- Rendezvous with Emirati champion racers

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) With karting blood in their genes, and an early start to the sport, the Daman Speed Academy champion racers Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi have taken the junio...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:47 GMT

No school trips to hills, beaches in UAE

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Following complaints from parents, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has banned private schools across the country from taking students on trips to beaches,...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:50 GMT

UAE- HIPA to host 'Soorah Challenge' photo competition for children at Meet d3

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 8th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, HIPA, is set to host a ph...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:43 GMT

Islamic Development Bank lists US$1.25 billion Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 8th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The Islamic Development Bank, IDB, listed a US$1.25 billion Sukuk today on Nasdaq Dubai, the region's in...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:44 GMT

Dinner in Dubai from 150ft off the ground? Go here

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Soon enough, you'll be able to enjoy a hearty meal, freshly made - reminiscent of home cooking from up to 50 metres high, suspended in the sky. Yes, there...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:50 GMT

Abu Dhabi Aviation and CAE expand commercial and business aviation training agreement

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 8th December, 2016 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Aviation, ADA, and CAE Inc., a Canadian company specialising in training for civil aviation, d...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:44 GMT

UAE- Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police and Consul-General of Azerbaijan discuss cooperation

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN, 8th December, 2016 (WAM) -- Brigadier Sheikh Sultan Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, and Parviz Ismayilzada, ...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:44 GMT

Arab Thought Foundation to hold FIKR15 conference in Abu Dhabi

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 8th December, 2016 (WAM) -- Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and in collaboratio...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:27:44 GMT

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An inclusive South Africa needs more investment and jobs

South Africa has made impressive social progress over the past two decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty and broadening access to essential services like water, electricity and sanitation.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Employment situation, first quarter 2015, OECD

OECD employment rate increases to 66.1% in first quarter of 2015

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:19:00 GMT

La OCDE establece la hoja de ruta para la adhesión de Costa Rica

La OCDE ha definido las pautas encaminadas a la adhesión de Costa Rica a la Organización, reforzando así su compromiso de dar cabida a nuevos países miembros.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMT

OECD establishes roadmap for membership with Costa Rica

The OECD set out a clear path for Costa Rica’s accession to the Organisation, reinforcing the OECD’s commitment to further extend its global membership.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:00 GMT

Countries should address disruptive effects of the digital economy

Countries are making increased efforts to develop their digital economies in a way that will maximise social and economic benefits, but now need to address the risk of disruption in areas like privacy and jobs, according to a new OECD report.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT

OECD holds three tax events in Addis to promote domestic resource mobilisation

The OECD is holding three tax events on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:01:00 GMT

Tax Inspectors Without Borders:OECD and UNDP to work with developing countries to make tax audits more effective

The OECD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new initiative to help developing countries bolster domestic revenues by strengthening their tax audit capacities.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT

OECD establishes roadmap for membership with Lithuania

The OECD set out a clear path for Lithuania’s accession to the Organisation, reinforcing the OECD’s commitment to further extend its global membership.

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:01:00 GMT

Jobs outlook improving slowly but millions risk being trapped at bottom of economic ladder

The jobs recovery is slowly gathering pace, but employment will remain well below pre-crisis levels in many countries, especially in Europe, through to the end of 2016, according to a new OECD report.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, July 2015

Composite leading indicators continue to point to growth convergence in most major economies

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:23:00 GMT

Canada could do more to help laid-off workers

Canada should improve the support its employment services offer to help laid-off workers find a new job more quickly, according to a new OECD report.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMT

Slow growth in health spending but Europe lags behind

Many European countries saw further reductions in health spending in 2013, according to OECD Health Statistics 2015. Health spending continued to shrink in Greece, Italy and Portugal in 2013. Most countries in the European Union reported real per capita health spending below the levels of 2009. Outside of Europe, health spending has been growing at around 2.5% per year since 2010.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Relaunch productivity to boost growth and well-being

The slowdown in productivity over the past decade has added to concerns about the long-term economic outlook. But new OECD research shows that policy reforms can revive the diffusion of innovation and make better use of human talent to clear the path for higher and more inclusive productivity growth.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:00:00 GMT

More effort needed on government integrity to help restore public trust

Countries need to do more to identify and reduce conflicts of interest and other breaches of integrity to help win back trust in national governments, which surveys suggest remains below pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:46:00 GMT

Contributions to GDP growth: first quarter 2015, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

Private consumption, main driver of OECD GDP growth in the first quarter of 2015

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:35:00 GMT

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Economic Development

The closing of democratic space for trade unions

Weakening of workers' rights in most regions is being aggravated by severe crackdowns on freedom of speech and assembly, according to the 2016 Global Rights Index. Restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, including severe crackdowns in some countries, increased by 22%, with 50 out of 141 countries surveyed recording restrictions.

Agenda for transformation, solidarity, democracy

The year 2015 was marked on the one hand by the inability of the European Union (EU) to emerge from the crisis, and on the other by a dramatic rise in the number of people taking flight from their homes and from their homelands, because of wars and terrorist attacks, in many cases caused by the destructive policies of the EU and of its member states.

Global economy faces major headwinds in 2016

The world economy stumbled in 2015 and only a modest improvement is projected for 2016/17 as a number of cyclical and structural headwinds persist, says the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2016 report. Global growth is estimated at a mere 2.4% in 2015.

The Latin American Left is losing ground

Within a few weeks leftwing governments in Latin America have experienced a breath-taking decline. The Latin American (centre-) left forces suffered several strategic defeats. They occurred in the biggest Latin American economies. First in Argentina, than in Venezuela, and also in Brazil the days of an uncontested majority of left forces are definitely over now.

The World Bank's new Gender Equality strategy

14 years after their previous strategy on gender mainstreaming, the WBG has decided to develop a new Gender Equality (GE) Strategy. This briefing document presents WIDE+ critical reflections and key recommendations to enhance the new World Bank Group's (WBG) strategy on Gender Equality.

Greece: Merkel's victory - a Pyrrhic victory?

The Euro Zone Summit on 12-13 July 2015 forced the Greek Syriza-led government into accepting practically all demands of the other euro zone states. In return, the Greek government received the prospect that negotiations on renewed credit programme might commence and the vague promise that longer grace and payment periods on the Greek debt might be considered.

Greek crisis out of control

Everything is possible. The crisis has reached such a precipitating dynamics, that nobody is able to fully control the process. There might still come a last minute muddling through compromise. But there might also be insolvency and a subsequent Grexit either by accident or by intention.

Fight tax avoidance and reform investment policies

Two crucial issues are dealt with in the new World Investment Report: A fundamental reform of the international investment regime and more coherence between international tax and investment policies. According to the authors of the report there must be no contradiction between the policy imperative of taking action against tax avoidance and facilitating productive investment in sustainable development.

New labour standard for the informal economy

At its 104th conference in the first half of June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted a new international labour standard that is expected to help hundreds of millions of workers and economic units move out of informality and into the formal economy.

Rehabilitating the c word

What do the writer-activist Naomi Klein, the academic economist Thomas Piketty, the art curator Okwui Enwezor and the Catholic Pope have in common? A cosmopolitan lifestyle? Concern for humanity? A knack for controversy? All of that. But something more substantive too.

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A place for subnational governments at the international climate negotiating table

<p>It can be difficult for subnational governments and cities to acquire a place at the negotiating table for international climate events, such as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gatherings. This is despite the fact that subnational governments are often best placed to implement the outcomes of climate change negotiations. The role of cities in global geopolitical negotiations and agreements has been undervalued, with subnational governments dependent on national structures to carry their message forward, even as the city space gains ever greater prominence with rapid global urbanisation. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local government associations (LGAs) have stepped into this often contested and politically charged space to represent the voices of subnational governments and cities on the world stage. They profile the need for co-ordinated, effective climate action at subnational level through improved vertical and horizontal co-operation with central governments and other role players in the climate action space.</p><p>Recommendations: To ensure that the targets and action measures from international climate agreements are relevant and implementable at the local scale, an institutional architecture should:</p><ul><li>actively strengthen internal co-operation and collaboration between national and subnational governments by moving beyond ‘consultation’ to a model of ‘co-production’ in the climate change policy sphere</li><li>adopt fiscal measures that allow for the rapid movement of finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures from donor organisations to subnational governments</li><li>deepen the collaboration between transnational actors, central and subnational governments to maximise the opportunities for innovative and locally relevant mitigation and adaptation measures</li><li>recognise potential intra-governmental sensitivities and plan accordingly for conflict resolution measures that diffuse tensions that may arise</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 03:43:44 GMT

Nigeria’s foreign policy before Buhari: global expectations amid domestic and regional challenges

<p>A country well-endowed in terms of population, natural resources and<br />geographic size, Nigeria’s post-independence foreign policy has been<br />marked by a near-constant striving for influence within its region and beyond. This especially resonates in the articulations of Nigeria’s foreign policy, which places Africa at the centre of its foreign engagements, its commitment to global peacekeeping operations and its efforts at mediation and development co-operation in West Africa, in particular. However, since its return to an electoral democracy in 1999, Nigeria has struggled to duplicate its assertive and activist foreign policies of the 1970s and 1980s, and its status as ‘regional<br />hegemon’ or ‘pivotal state’ has been called into question. Critics list numerous factors that have led to this gridlock – from a chaotic post-1999 political economy due to fluctuating oil prices and economic difficulties to the failure to deal with the Boko Haram insurgency. Compounding these maladies, a corrupt elite and docile leadership have done little to accomplish the regional goals of ECOWAS and the AU.</p><p>On a broader scale, Nigeria’s election to the UN Security Council in January 2014 bought it little clout globally, especially in light of the Jonathan administration’s inability to adequately combat Boko Haram. Furthermore, on a continental level, the demographic and economic<br />giant has all but lost its pre-eminence to post-apartheid South Africa as ‘the voice of Africa’, as little has been done to further evolve the country’s foreign policy past its decolonisation and anti-apartheid agenda. There is a need for strong and legitimate leadership that will build a more diversified economy and stronger institutions to drive a clean government and safeguard the rule of law. It is thus crucial that the public policymaking process be democratised, including for foreign policy. It is only by doing so that Nigeria can close the gap between its domestic realities and its regional, continental and global ambitions, and foster an interest-driven foreign policy in line with the spirit of the 1999 constitution.</p>

08 Dec 2016 03:35:37 GMT

Accelerating threats from climate change: disasters and displacement in Myanmar

<p>In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian crises. As the government strives to juggle humanitarian needs with longer-term development issues, it must confront its extreme vulnerability to disasters and climate change. At present, flood-affected communities in some of the poorest and most conflict-ridden areas of the country have yet to recover, including those which were hastily relocated. In the near-term, the government and its development partners must help those displaced by the 2015 floods and landslides to restore their livelihoods and enhance their resilience to future disasters. Over the longer-term, the government will also need to work with its partners to build its technical capacity to better mitigate the adverse impacts of disasters and climate change on displacement and migration. Failure to do so will only continue to undermine development and exacerbate Myanmar’s other challenges.</p><p>Recommendations:</p><ul><li>Donor governments and development and humanitarian agencies with expertise in disaster risk management must work collaboratively to support the Myanmar government in developing and implementing proven strategies that mitigate disaster displacement risk among the most vulnerable communities. This includes increasing financial and technical support, especially at the local level, to effectively address the risks and underlying socio-economic drivers of displacement and migration in the context of disasters and climate change<br />•<br />The Myanmar government, with the support of the multi-lateral development banks, donor governments, the United Nations (UN), and the private sector, must prioritize investments in recovery and livelihood restoration in those areas worst affected by the 2015 floods and landslides including increased support for the implementation of the Myanmar government’s National Recovery Framework.<br />•<br />The Myanmar government and its partners, with the support of technical experts and international initiatives such as the Platform on Disaster Displacement, should develop policies, procedures, and guidelines for planned relocation. Such guidelines must be implemented at the local level through training and capacity building to ensure that relocation is fully consensual and participatory, respects the human rights of affected individuals, and is accompanied by the multi-year funding necessary to provide relocated households with land, safe and secure housing, and access to livelihoods and services.<br />•<br />Members of the UN humanitarian country team in Myanmar providing support for relocation of disaster-displaced communities must develop joint internal guidelines for operationalizing their role. This should include working with the Myanmar government and development agencies to try to ensure that planned relocation is accompanied by comprehensive, long-term support and monitoring so that it is sustainable and does not increase vulnerability or protection risks.</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 02:25:22 GMT

The changing role of NGOs in supporting climate services

<p>Growing recognition of the importance of expanding access to locally appropriate services has led NGOs to play an increasing role as brokers and intermediaries of climate information.</p><p>This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information. In particular, we focus on NGOs’ roles as knowledge brokers and intermediaries and how these contribute to the overall effectiveness of the climate services value chain in developing countries.</p><p>Key messages:</p><ul><li>climate services play a key role in supporting the resilience of people and<br />communities but continue to be inaccessible to large numbers of climate-vulnerable people. Through programmes like BRACED, NGOs are increasingly taking on intermediary roles, helping users to acquire, understand, value and consider climate information within their<br />decision-making processes</li><li>there is a risk, however, that NGOs will make uncoordinated attempts to move into the climate services sector, while national meteorological and hydrological agencies are also being tasked to be more user-driven</li><li>to maximise the potential of NGOs to contribute positively to climate services, we propose five areas of interaction and engagement to help to address these risks. These are: improving knowledge sharing;<br />enhancing coordination on planned activities; enhancing collaboration across systems and scales; focusing on knowledge co-production; and emphasising learning processes. These areas require new actions from not only NGOs, but also national meteorological and hydrological agencies, national and local governments, and international funders</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 02:08:47 GMT

Assessing the evidence: opportunities and challenges of migration in building resilience against climate change in the Republic of Mauritius

<p>The World Risk Report (UNU, 2015) ranks the Republic of Mauritius seventh among the 15 most exposed countries to natural hazards, namely sea-level rise, cyclones and floods; and thirteenth among 171 countries for its disaster risk. However, being aware of climate change challenges, the Government of Mauritius has initiated studies more than a decade ago and subsequently took action to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies.</p><p>This study analyses the prospects that migration could offer to mitigate the effects of climate change both in the short run and over the long term for the Republic of Mauritius. In fact, the migration profile of the country is multifaceted. It has been found that there is an increasing demand for international labour to work in the low-skilled sectors, while there is currently a high number of Mauritians, particularly those who study abroad, who seek to migrate because of better job prospects and opportunities. Within Mauritius, there is a high mobility of people migrating across districts and to and from Rodrigues. There is now evidence that some people from Rodrigues are coming to settle to Mauritius Island because of environment and climate-related issues. In addition, as the population is becoming older, Mauritius will, in a decade or so, become a human capital-stressed economy. These migration dynamics must be put in perspective to encompass climate change threats besides addressing socioeconomic, political and demographic challenges.</p><p>Some of the policy recommendations that emerge from the study:</p><ul><li>develop an action plan that emphasizes the restoration of degraded or potentially degradable natural capital over the long term to contain migration and sustain livelihoods</li><li>institute a disaster management protocol for areas with high population density and where built-up areas fail to respond to unexpected natural hazards</li><li>establish comprehensive relocation plans for highly exposed and vulnerable communities, including squatters both in coastal and urban areas, living in precarious conditions</li><li>set up a framework to address the long-run sustainable livelihoods schemes with respect to internal migration and the outer islands. A special framework could be devised for those who have to migrate due to the degradation of the natural capital caused by climate change</li><li>foster dialogues on migration management and potential migratory outcomes of natural hazards within a regional context</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 02:00:18 GMT

Assessing the evidence: migration, environment and climate change in Morocco

<p>On one hand, environmental and climatic factors account for migration to Morocco from sub-Saharan and movements out of and within the country, especially to the major coastal cities; and on the other hand, they also put further pressure on natural resources in the most part of rural areas. With the severe impacts of climate change expected to rise in intensity in the coming decades, sudden-onset events, such as floods and storms, as well as slow-onset processes, such as droughts and desertification, will further intensify these movements and challenge local and national policymakers.</p><p>This report: (a) carefully lists both the slow-onset and the sudden-onset climate impacts and (where possible) points to migratory movements and trends connected to or induced by these impacts; (b) discusses the state of different policy areas with respect to environmental migration, their interconnectedness and their potential for further development; and (c) assesses the state of research and identifies major knowledge gaps that should be filled through future research.</p><p>The report concludes the following:</p><ul><li>Morocco is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Both slow-onset processes, such as desertification, sea-level rise and salinization, as well as sudden-onset events, such as floods and storms, are expected to worsen in the future, affecting more people in all parts of the country</li><li>displacement due to extreme weather events is already a reality and slow-onset climate impacts are likely to already impact the movement of people – notably rural-to-urban migration and the settlement of nomadic pastoralist communities. Internal and international immigration movements also have an impact on vulnerable degraded areas. The country’s seismic activity further enlarges the risk of environmentally induced displacement</li><li>major migration policy and climate policy developments are under way and high on the Moroccan policy agenda. However, both policy areas need to be better linked to effectively tackle the many dimensions of environmental and climate migration as a cross-cutting issue</li><li>more empirical research is needed on the linkages between migration, environment and climate change, in order to understand the realities of human mobility in a changing climate and support the policymaking process through evidence. Research in Morocco has until now focused on specific climate stressors or migratory movements. In a next phase, it should stress the linkages and the interconnectedness</li></ul>

08 Dec 2016 01:47:24 GMT

Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people

<p>Numerous reports have linked AIDS’ impacts on young people and their long term food insecurity, through, for instance, orphans’ failure to inherit property and resources; inability to retain rights to land which they are too young or inexperienced to farm; or interruption of intergenerational knowledge transfer following parental deaths. Hitherto, however, reports have only addressed isolated aspects of young people’s livelihood prospects, and most lack substantive evidence. Impacts of AIDS on young people’s attitudes and dispositions remain neglected.&nbsp; responds to the clear need to understand better how AIDS affects young people’s livelihood participation in varying geographical/livelihood contexts.</p><p>The research covered in this report aimed to generate new, in- depth understanding of how AIDS, in interaction with other factors, is impacting on the livelihood activities, opportunities and choices of young people in rural southern Africa. This was intended to support the development of policies and interventions that enhance AIDS- affected young people’s prospects of achieving sustainable, food -secure livelihoods throughout the region.</p>

06 Dec 2016 12:19:41 GMT

Africa’s climate: Helping decision‑makers make sense of climate information

<p>African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges.<br /><br />This report is designed as a guide for scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners on the continent. The research presents an overview of climate trends across central, eastern, western, and southern Africa, and is distilled into a series of factsheets that are tailored for specific sub-regions and countries.</p><p>The report consists of 15 factsheets that are grouped into three sections:</p><ul><li>Regional Overviews focus on regionally relevant questions for east, west, central and southern Africa </li><li>Burning Questions focus on the key issues relating to the ability of the current science to accurately provide climate change projections and communicate future climate change in Africa</li><li>Country Factsheets provide information on the climate and the possible impacts for Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, and Zambia. They also consider how climate information is used in Tanzania and Malawi, and how accessible the information is to the communities that need it</li></ul>

06 Dec 2016 05:19:15 GMT

Livelihood vulnerability and adaptation in Kolar District, Karnataka, India: Mapping risks and responses

<p>During March and April 2016, ASSAR India’s researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) conducted 18 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in nine villages in Kolar District, Karnataka. The FGDs were gender-differentiated and ensured representation from different income groups, castes, and religions.</p><p>Focussing on migration as a key livelihood strategy to address vulnerability, and one that spans the rural-urban continuum, this project conducted research in the Kolar District. Kolar falls in the eastern dry agro-climatic zone in south Karnataka. <br /><br />The district is characterised by erratic rainfall, low soil moisture, high groundwater exploitation, and rapid land use change, all of which are mediated by social inequalities and governance challenges to shape local vulnerability. <br /><br />Climatic and non-climatic stressors challenge natural resource-based livelihoods in the district and people are coping by moving into tenuous and unsafe employment in urban centres to work as construction labourers, gardeners, and domestic helpers. Migration and commuting has emerged as a key livelihood strategy, but one that may further exacerbate the vulnerability of those who move into cities and those who are left behind.</p><p>Key messages:</p><ul><li>climatic factors such as drought and erratic rain shape livelihood vulnerability (especially of farmers in Kolar). Other factors such as natural resource degradation, lack of capital to invest in farming, market fluctuations,<br />village proximity to road networks, one’s gender and caste, as well as changing aspirations of the youth shape the choices that people are making to deal with this vulnerability</li><li>in Kolar, many people are coping with everyday risk by diversifying their livelihoods into non-agricultural jobs, but these jobs are often informal and impermanent in nature</li><li>while external actors such as the government and local NGOs are investing in building local capacity, without addressing the multi-scale structural issues that drive vulnerability (e.g., caste-based differential access to subsidies), these investments may not meet intended outcomes of adaptation</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:40:23 GMT

Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Sangamner Sub-Region, Maharashtra

<p>The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency. This brief identifies and characterises the key vulnerabilities in Sangamner.</p><p>Key insights:</p><ul><li>groundwater is the primary source of water for both the agricultural and drinking needs of the area. However, the widespread, regional overexploitation of groundwater, compromises its access and availability, and makes its management and governance crucial</li><li>there has been a regional shift in cropping patterns from food crops to cash crops. There has also been an increase in crossbred milch cattle and buffalos, and a decline in indigenous breeds. These shifts are high-profit, high-risk strategies and could increase vulnerabilities, particularly in the case of poor and marginal farmers</li><li>in Maharashtra, government, private and civil society actors have been taking steps to use information technology to provide weather, crop and market-related services to farmers. By providing farmers with timely, reliable, and useful information, these services have the potential to reduce farmer vulnerability to both climatic and non-climatic risks</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:34:03 GMT

Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Moyar Bhavani sub-region, Tamil Nadu

<p>The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency. In this brief identifies and and characterises the key vulnerabilities in Moyar Bhavani.</p><p>Key insights:</p><ul><li>smallholders dependent on natural resources for their livelihood will be primarily affected by the impacts of climate change, and will often be the least able to adapt. These impacts will be felt most severely in resource stressed regions particularly semi-arid areas of poorly developed regions</li><li>smallholder farmers in the region are most susceptible to the vagaries of climate; this, coupled with pressure from urbanisation and inept development policies, renders them highly vulnerable. Short-term coping mechanisms and strategies used to augment income are often maladaptive in the long-term</li><li>indigenous populations in the regions have tenuous livelihood structures. Loss of traditional practices, unproductive farming, market risks, unresponsive and obscure governance structures, and a depleting natural resource base are some of the risks that these communities face</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:07:38 GMT

Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Bangalore sub-region, Karnataka

<p>The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency.</p><p>Key insights:</p><ul><li>in a dynamic sub-region such as Bangalore, we need a more nuanced understanding of the dimensions and differentiation of vulnerability in order for climate change adaptation policy and practice to better address the causes of this vulnerability</li><li>dynamic small subsets (“micro-hotspots”) exist within the larger semi-arid sub-regions. Within these micro-hotspots, an understanding of (a) both current and future climate variability, (b) non-climatic risks, and (c) their coupled influence, are topics that need attention and further exploration</li><li>inappropriate institutional regimes intensify existing inequity in accessing public services, natural resources, knowledge and power. A responsive governance framework is therefore imperative to meet local and sub-regional imbalances</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 11:02:25 GMT

Planning for climate change in the semi-arid regions of India

<p>Although slightly variable across study sites, the SARs of India have experienced accelerated warming trends between 1971 and 2007. Mean daily temperatures have increased marginally faster than the national average (0.02&nbsp; oC/year).<br /><br />Rainfall patterns for the same period have been highly variable across SARs of India, and the country in general. Across the ASSAR states, the average summer monsoon rainfall has decreased by 0.01-1.40 mm/year, and the monsoon onset and rainfall patterns have become more erratic.<br /><br />Extreme weather events are expected to increase in most of India and some semi-arid regions are considered to be high vulnerability areas. The SARs are particularly prone to flash floods, and have witnessed a noticeable increase in hot days and heat waves between 1961-2010, lasting as long as 12–16 days in some areas.</p><p>Critical sectors (e.g., agriculture, forestry, water resources) will be affected as drought and flood hazards intensify the demand for land, food, water and livestock forage.<br /><br />Heat-stress related impacts will be more severe for rural and urban communities as thresholds on livestock, crops and infrastructure will be reached sooner.<br /><br />India faces rapid and unplanned urbanization, resulting in poor quality of urban life. Migrants are more vulnerable due to a lack of access to public services and limited livelihood options. Extreme weather exacerbates existing locational risks through urban flooding, heat stress and disease dynamics.</p><p>The way forward:</p><ul><li>through rainfall variability, drought, and flood hazards, climate change presents many risks to human livelihoods and wellbeing in the semi-arid areas of India. These risks include: resource degradation and conflict, food insecurity, human health, and plant and animal diseases. However climate change is only one of the major stressors, and there are other global and regional drivers such as spread of introduced invasive species, unsustainable exploitation of ground-water, CO2 fertilization and nitrogen deposition that could have major impacts on semi-arid ecosystems in the future</li><li>in rural and urban India climate change necessitates a multi-institutional and multi-sectoral response. A spectrum of factors that includes market forces, emerging development dynamics, depleting natural resources and climate change leaves communities fractured and vulnerable</li><li>to enable effective adaptation, there has to be a recognition of, and response to, multiple governance regimes – including the need for governance to engage with relevant actors and institutions, links between planning and execution, engagements in both top-down and bottom-up planning, and the involvement of state, civil society, citizens and private sectors</li><li>the existing base of impact studies are limited in scope and restricted to the water sector and major agricultural crops. Additional research is needed to understand climatic impacts in addition to other global change drivers on these social ecological systems. Additionally, improved understanding of the northeast monsoon behaviour will have major policy implications, especially for southeastern India. Assessing climatic risks—and the corresponding climate impacts—at much finer scales is crucial</li></ul>

02 Dec 2016 10:54:43 GMT

South Asia Regional Diagnostic Study

<p>India faces a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable. Key vulnerabilities and risks are found to be deeply embedded within the existing social and biophysical conditions of people and socio-ecological systems, which emerge as critical barriers to effective, widespread and sustained adaptation.</p><p>ASSAR has recently completed its Regional Diagnostic Study phase which took stock of the current state of knowledge on the extant and emergent climatic and non-climatic risks in Africa and India. During this phase ASSAR explored why different people are differentially vulnerable to these risks and how people, governments and other stakeholders at various scales are responding to current and future climatic and non-climatic challenges.</p><p>Most current development-adaptation interventions in India and the sub-regions focus on water and agricultural sectors. Evidence from various adaptation projects suggests that risk management strategies at various scales and initiated by various actors, are enabling building of local adaptive capacities. However, such changes are not uniform across regions, sectors or scales. India’s rural systems have seen relatively higher and longer investment in direct climate change adaptation projects, as well as those that have adaptation co-benefits such as interventions for livelihood diversification, biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Given large development deficits and the vulnerabilities of the rural poor, coping strategies to manage risk are more common than adaptive action.</p><p>Governance and institutional barriers emerge as a key constraint to ongoing and future adaptation. Governance in much of India is fragmented, making coordination across different agencies and scales challenging. Cities in particular accumulate and generate new risks through unplanned development and deepening inequality. Urban settlements are vulnerable to food, energy and water fragility and consequent social and political unrest. Planning, including for risk management, often takes place at higher levels of government, while the role of local bodies, civil society and communities tends to be that of implementation with little room for innovation. The ways in which governance acts as a key barrier to adaptation are a) multiplicity and redundancy of actors and institutions, b) fragmentation of planning and execution, c) prevalence of top-down planning, d) institutional rigidity and path dependency and e) absence of certain actors and sectors in the planning process such as private sector participation and health.</p>

02 Dec 2016 10:46:11 GMT

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of India

<p>India and the sub-regions face a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable. Key vulnerabilities and risks are found to be deeply embedded within the existing social and biophysical conditions of people and socio-ecological systems, which emerge as a critical barrier to effective, widespread and sustained adaptation.<br /><br />The welfare cost of climate change impacts in India varies across geography and sectors. Given the natural resource-based livelihoods, high incidence of poverty and inherent socio-economic inequities, a significant section of the rural population is resource-constrained to adapt to the current and projected future climate variability. While households dependent on agriculture are affected directly, those living in urban areas are also affected by declining agricultural productivity and ongoing agrarian crisis in semi-arid areas. The situation is compounded by rapid and unplanned urbanisation, resulting in an intense competition for resources and land. The quality of life for the urban poor is characterised by the lack of access to social capital, poor quality of employment and exclusion from public services; in turn making the inhabitants highly vulnerable to social and environmental risk.</p><p>Critical sectors in the sub-region (agriculture, forests, water) are affected significantly by the changing climatic regime. Available evidence on the changing climatic regime in India and the sub-regions underscores the emergent climatic dimensions of risks that the sub-regions are exposed to.</p><p>The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project aims to develop a nuanced understanding of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions (SARs), as well as implementable plans to transform current adaptation processes in a way that makes them proactive, and widespread. This research project is being implemented in regions of Africa and India.</p><p>Three major developmental transformation (‘transformative adaptation’) options exist in India: 1) increase productivity of existing biophysical and socio-economic systems, 2) create new sustainable livelihood forms and/or, 3) shift population from fragile ecosystems. It is pertinent to highlight that whichover option is embraced, it should be able to sustain existing ecosystems to some extent, respect embedded socio-cultural dynamics, innovate around redundant and archaic governance and institutional structures, and respond to emergent climate-induced risks (such as changing precipitation and temperature patterns).<br /><br />This report thus summarises key findings from the Regional Diagnostic Studies (RDS) for South Asia. It discusses the socio-economic and biophysical context in India and the sub-regions (Chapter 2) and identifies major gaps in the existing literature in areas of climate science, vulnerability and adaptation in (Chapters 3, 4 and 5 respectively). It also draws on key informant interviews (KIIs) with multiple stakeholders to enrich our understanding of research gaps and key dialogues in the climate adaptation discourse (Annexe 1.2). By doing so, it will inform forthcoming research in the Regional Research Programme (RRP) phase.</p>

02 Dec 2016 10:39:36 GMT

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2016 ITF Annual Summit: Green and Inclusive Transport

The Annual International Transport Forum Summit is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. It will take place in Leipzig, Germany from 18-20 May 2016, under the Presidency of Denmark under the theme "Green and Inclusive Transport ".

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:59:00 GMT

The Sustainable Development Goals and Development Co-operation - Insights Blog

The Sustainable Development Goals which world leaders agreed on in 2015 are focussed on people, peace and planet. Achieving goals requires a transformational, integrated, and universal agenda that is based on effective policies, sufficient pecunia and true partnerships. Latest OECD Insights blog post by Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee.

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:29:00 GMT

Flabber-gassed by our noxious air: can electric vehicles save us? Insights Blog

Paris is a beautiful city but has an ugly problem with air pollution. Using 2 wheels to get to work, one becomes acutely aware of this insidious addiction to cars, and the “essence” of the problem, DIESEL.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:47:00 GMT

OECD Green Growth Newsletter

Read our latest February edition and all previous issues of the newsletter. The February issue takes a look back at the highlights of the 2015 Green Growth and Sustainable Forum, and recent publications and events related to Green Growth topics.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:59:00 GMT

Kazakhstan signs OECD Green Growth Declaration

There are now 44 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Kazakhstan has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Brazil, Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:20:00 GMT

Social Costs of Morbidity Impacts of Air Pollution - Environment Working Paper

Outdoor air pollution is a major determinant of health worldwide. The objective of this paper is to inform the development of improved estimates of the social costs of human morbidity impacts resulting from outdoor air pollution in two components; namely to develop a core set of pollutant-health end-points to be covered when estimating the costs of morbidity, and to review current estimates of the cost of morbidity from air pollution.

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMT

OECD LEED Resilience Webinar: Transitioning to a Green Economy (26 January 2016)

The OECD LEED research project “Building resilience through greater adaptability to long-term challenges” aims to explore the link between local resilience and the capacity to adapt to long-term challenges such as ageing populations and the shift to a green economy. Join the webinar on 26 January 2016, 5 pm (Paris time).

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The Importance of a Policy Coherence Lens for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals - Insights blog

The OECD defines policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) as an approach and policy tool to integrate the economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions of sustainable development at all stages of domestic and international policy making. This blog details the OECD's PCSD framework and its goals.

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Measuring Multidimensional Well-being and Sustainable Development - Insight blog

As part of the Better Life Index, Sustainable Development forms a multi-faceted key role in the way the OECD carries out its policy analysis. This latest blog from the OECD's Chief Statistician outlines how this is done.

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:05:00 GMT

Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2015 - Enabling the next industrial revolution: Systems innovation for green growth

Achieving green growth requires ambitious transition management policies in key sectors such as energy, transport, water and agriculture. Provided that the pace of innovation in a number of these key areas is growing faster than ever before, the 2015 GGSD Forum examined how to foster the "next industrial revolution" by harnessing the potential of systems innovation policies to support green growth.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:04:00 GMT

How OECD and IEA contributed to COP21 - Insights blog

With the world welcoming the new comprehensive global climate agreement at COP21 aiming to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it is worth noting the significant contribution that the OECD family has made. These contributions were aptly summarized in a useful joint statement by the secretariats of OECD, IEA, International Transport Forum and Nuclear Energy Agency right after COP21 kicked off.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:57:00 GMT

Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 19:59:00 GMT

Israel Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation

Despite a relatively good performance on several points compared to other countries, there is still scope for improving the effectiveness of Israel’s taxation policy from an environmental perspective.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:30:00 GMT

A Californian enigma: Record-high agricultural revenues during the most severe drought in history

Drought in California has been in the headlines frequently these last three years, with startling pictures of empty reservoirs, rivers and canals, wildfires, disappearing snowpack and dry earth. Yet these dramatic effects have not stopped the agricultural sector from growing.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:28:00 GMT

Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change

OECD urges efforts to better price carbon as new analysis finds that 90% of CO2-emissions are priced below EUR 30 per tonne, a low-end estimate of climate damage, and 60% are not priced at all. Effective Carbon Rates in the OECD and Selected Partner Economies calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:00:00 GMT

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OECD Insights: Making Trade and Investment Work for People

Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges explicitly recognise that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. That desired end is stronger and more inclusive growth, better jobs for more people, and improved societal well-being.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:16:00 GMT

OECD’s Gurría welcomes WTO agreements

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the World Trade Organization and its members for their accomplishments at the 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:48:00 GMT

International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2015

G20 total international merchandise trade continues to fall in Q3 2015

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:19:00 GMT

Monitoring investment and trade measures

G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:00 GMT

Aid for Trade 10 years on - Keeping it Effective

This paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Aid for Trade initiative. After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and, most importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:11:00 GMT

OECD Technical Workshop on Foreign Direct Investment and Global Value Chains

The workshop will discuss the first results of the OECD Secretariat’s work on integrating FDI statistics into the analysis of Global Value Chains (OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added Initiative) to better account for foreign ownership.

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:06:00 GMT

Inclusive Global Value Chains: Policy options in trade and complementary areas for GVC integration by small and medium enterprises and low income developing countries

The new OECD-WBG report on "Inclusive Global Value Chains: Policy options in trade and complementary areas for GVC Integration by small and medium enterprises and low-income developing countries" was presented to G20 Trade Ministers in October 2015.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:00 GMT

OECD Secretary-General Gurría hails TPP agreement

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement reached between governments in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:41:00 GMT

We need global policy coherence in trade and investment to boost growth

Mounting fears of another slowdown in the global economy call for bolder policy responses. Trade and investment are a case in point. The latest WTO forecasts suggest 2015 will be the fourth year running that global trade volumes grow less than 3%, barely at—or below—the rate of GDP growth. Before

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:13:00 GMT

Support to fossil fuels remains high and the time is ripe for change

Government support to fossil fuel consumption and production in OECD countries and key emerging economies remains high, at USD 160-200 billion annually, according to a new OECD report. This support is hampering global efforts to curb emissions and combat climate change.

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:49:00 GMT

International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2015

G7 and BRIICS merchandise trade continues to slow in second quarter of 2015

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:50:00 GMT

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015: Reducing trade costs for inclusive, sustainable growth

The 2015 joint OECD/WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance focusses on how reducing trade costs will help in achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:11:00 GMT

OECD publishes new analysis of local content requirements and their role in trade policy

OECD's latest research provides new evidence of the detrimental effects that local content requirements have on the imposing country’s own economy.

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:30:00 GMT

OECD Ministers reinforce importance of investment for strong, green and inclusive growth

The OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level reinforced member governments’ support across a broad range of key OECD work.

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:24:00 GMT

Global trade costs could drop dramatically if countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, OECD says

Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could reduce worldwide trade costs by anywhere from 12.5% to 17.5%, according to new OECD analysis, with the greatest benefits accruing in developing countries.

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 09:18:00 GMT

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant

<p><strong>Exciting opportunity for M&amp;E Experts to contribute to AAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan</strong></p> <ul> <li>24 month Period Offer contract</li> <li>Activities carried throughout Indonesia and home base</li> <li>Open to national and international individuals and organisations</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Program</strong></p> <p>Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards is an integral part of Australia&rsquo;s development cooperation program with Indonesia and has enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years. Australia Awards addresses two key challenges: to fill a gap in the pool of individuals with the higher-level capacity to contribute to Indonesia&rsquo;s development; and the need for a strong deep relationship based on mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>The Position</strong></p> <p><strong>MEL Assistant (493329)</strong></p> <p>The MEL Assistant is responsible for supporting the MEL team in implementing the MEL plan, reporting directly to the MEL Manager. The MEL Assistant will be responsible for coordinating logistics for MEL-related activities and assisting the MEL unit, as well as evaluators and researchers during data collection in the field. The MEL Assistant must be detail-oriented, flexible and effective at time management, with proven working experience in project administration, organising events and ability to work with officials from the Government of Indonesia, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and DFAT&rsquo;s programming partners. Indonesian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.</p> <p><strong>Standing Offer arrangement</strong></p> <p>Those selected for the above position will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement with Coffey to provide periodic inputs as needed for a 2-year period until end of March 2018.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p>To review a detailed position description and to lodge an application for this tentative position, please visit <strong>www.careers.coffey.com</strong> and search by the job number <strong>493329</strong>.</p> <p><em>For any enquiries, please contact <a href="mailto:internationaldevelopment@coffey.com">internationaldevelopment@coffey.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Applications close: 3 March 2016 (6pm Jakarta time)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 23:10:35 GMT

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Analysts

<p><strong>Exciting opportunity for M&amp;E Experts to contribute to AAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan</strong></p> <ul> <li>24 month Period Offer contract</li> <li>Activities carried throughout Indonesia and home base</li> <li>Open to national and international individuals and organisations</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Program</strong></p> <p>Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards is an integral part of Australia&rsquo;s development cooperation program with Indonesia and has enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years. Australia Awards addresses two key challenges: to fill a gap in the pool of individuals with the higher-level capacity to contribute to Indonesia&rsquo;s development; and the need for a strong deep relationship based on mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>The Position</strong></p> <p><strong>MEL Analysts (493328)</strong></p> <p>The MEL Analyst is responsible for supporting the Coffey&rsquo;s MEL teams in Indonesia with implementing their MEL strategies and plans. The position will report directly to the MEL Manager in the program for which the work is being conducted. A particular focus will be upon assisting MEL units and STORE evaluators with data analysis by tailoring information to meet their needs. This would include presenting information in user-friendly formats through the use of graphics, info-graphics, tables, charts and models, where appropriate, to improve the quality and impact of reports and evaluation products. The MEL Analyst requires proven experience as a researcher or data analysts, with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, quantitative and qualitative research skills, conceptual skills, presentation skills, writing skills, and the ability to work in teams and to deadlines. This position is classified as B2 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.</p> <p><strong>Standing Offer arrangement</strong></p> <p>Those selected for the above position will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement with Coffey to provide periodic inputs as needed for a 2-year period until end of March 2018.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p>To review a detailed position description and to lodge an application for this tentative position, please visit <strong>www.careers.coffey.com</strong> and search by the job number <strong>493328</strong>.</p> <p><em>For any enquiries, please contact <a href="mailto:internationaldevelopment@coffey.com">internationaldevelopment@coffey.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Applications close: 3 March 2016 (6pm Jakarta time)</strong></p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:59:13 GMT

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Evaluators

<p><strong>Exciting opportunity for M&amp;E Experts to contribute to AAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan</strong></p> <ul> <li>24 month Period Offer contract</li> <li>Activities carried throughout Indonesia and home base</li> <li>Open to national and international individuals and organisations</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Program</strong></p> <p>Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards is an integral part of Australia&rsquo;s development cooperation program with Indonesia and has enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years. Australia Awards addresses two key challenges: to fill a gap in the pool of individuals with the higher-level capacity to contribute to Indonesia&rsquo;s development; and the need for a strong deep relationship based on mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>The Position</strong></p> <p><strong>MEL Evaluators ( 493327)</strong></p> <p>The Evaluators will deliver the research and evaluation services outlined in the RFT for the MEL Plan. Selected Evaluators will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement to provide the services over a 24 month period. Evaluators will have demonstrated experience in evaluating Australian aid and scholarships programs applied within the government departments, preferably in Indonesia. Evaluation experience in human resources development and organisational development programs is a must. The ability to use evaluation to contribute to learning and continuous improvement is essential. This position is classified as C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Evaluators can be individuals, groups of individuals, not-for-profit organisations, or private sector firms.</p> <p><strong>Standing Offer arrangement</strong></p> <p>Those selected for the above position will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement with Coffey to provide periodic inputs as needed for a 2-year period until end of March 2018.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p>To review a detailed position description and to lodge an application for this tentative position, please visit <strong>www.careers.coffey.com</strong> and search by the job number <strong>493327</strong>.</p> <p><em>For any enquiries, please contact <a href="mailto:internationaldevelopment@coffey.com">internationaldevelopment@coffey.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Applications close: 3 March 2016 (6pm Jakarta time)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:50:58 GMT

3 Assistants techniques internationaux - Conseillers techniques en santé publique

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche trois (h/f):</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Assistants Techniques Internationaux &ndash;</strong></p> <p><strong>Conseillers techniques Sant&eacute; publique - R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">R&eacute;f: RDC/14/194</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kisangani, Kikwit ou G&eacute;m&eacute;na</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nous recrutons pour ces trois localisations. Vu la situation particuli&egrave;rement isol&eacute;e de G&eacute;m&eacute;na, voire de Kikwit, la personne recrut&eacute;e devra faire preuve d'une bonne r&eacute;sistance au stress et &agrave; l'isolement.</p> <p>Ces 2 postes (G&eacute;m&eacute;na et Kikwit) ne conviennent pas, &agrave; priori, &agrave; une personne accompagn&eacute;e de sa famille.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Merci de mentionner vos choix clairement si vous n&rsquo;indiquez aucune pr&eacute;f&eacute;rence, nous consid&eacute;rons que vous postulez pour les 3 localisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat: </strong>36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>: entre 5.977,54 euros et 8.931,91 euros(en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Le programme</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, mais avec des liens avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">L&rsquo;intervention &laquo;&nbsp;Programme d&rsquo;appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS)&nbsp;&raquo; (PADP) est une composante du programme sant&eacute; de la coop&eacute;ration Belgo-Congolaise. Ce programme s&rsquo;inscrit dans la dynamique de d&eacute;centralisation en RDC avec la cr&eacute;ation d&rsquo;un syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute; en multiples niveaux avec des r&ocirc;les et responsabilit&eacute;s sp&eacute;cifiques &agrave; chacun. L&rsquo;appui s&rsquo;&eacute;tend sur 3 divisions provinciales, &agrave; savoir la DPS de Kwilu avec si&egrave;ge &agrave; Bandundu-ville, la DPS de Sud-Ubangi avec si&egrave;ge &agrave; G&eacute;m&eacute;na, et la DPS de Thsopo avec si&egrave;ge &agrave; Kisangani.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">Les orientations sp&eacute;cifiques de la composante PADP sont un focus permanent sur la qualit&eacute; des services offerts &agrave; la population des ZS, l&rsquo;introduction &ndash; g&eacute;n&eacute;ralisation d&rsquo;un acc&egrave;s &eacute;quitable &agrave; une offre de services avec tarif uniforme &ndash; forfaitaire subventionn&eacute;e, un d&eacute;veloppement de l&rsquo;outil ICT en phase avec le Plan National de D&eacute;veloppement de l&rsquo;Informatique en Sant&eacute; (PNDIS), ainsi qu&rsquo;un accent sur l&rsquo;approche bas&eacute; sur les droits humains.&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: small;">Toute la composante introduit &eacute;galement la strat&eacute;gie de financement des performances, qui veut que tout financement soit conditionn&eacute; par les performances des acteurs. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">L&rsquo;objectif sp&eacute;cifique de l&rsquo;intervention est que les zones de sant&eacute; cibl&eacute;es montrent une meilleure performance en termes de qualit&eacute; et accessibilit&eacute; des soins de leurs services de sant&eacute; &agrave; travers un accompagnement fonctionnel par les Equipes Cadres de Zones (ECZS) et les DPS. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">La composante s&rsquo;ex&eacute;cutera en r&eacute;gie, avec une d&eacute;l&eacute;gation importante de ressources et responsabilit&eacute;s vers le partenaire &agrave; travers des conventions de subsides. Cette modalit&eacute; permet de contractualiser et responsabiliser les diff&eacute;rents niveaux d&rsquo;appui (DPS, ECZS, H&ocirc;pital G&eacute;n&eacute;ral de R&eacute;f&eacute;rences HGR et Centre de Sant&eacute; CS).&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">La fonction</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sous la supervision du coordinateur du programme Sant&eacute;, l&rsquo;expertise vise principalement un transfert de comp&eacute;tences et de savoir-faire pour&nbsp;:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Le renforcement technique de l&rsquo;&eacute;quipe de la DPS dans le d&eacute;ploiement de ses fonctions comme entit&eacute; charg&eacute;e de piloter l&rsquo;application de la Politique Sanitaire Nationale (SRSS) dans les zones de sant&eacute; qu&rsquo;elle chapeaute&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;appui aux fonctions du bureau d&rsquo;Appui technique, du bureau d&rsquo;Information sanitaire et Recherche et du bureau Inspection et contr&ocirc;le. De fa&ccedil;on plus globale, apporter au chef de division son conseil technique dans le pilotage de l&rsquo;ensemble de la DPS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>La coordination avec les autres Partenaires Techniques Financiers (PTF) impliqu&eacute;s dans le d&eacute;veloppement sanitaire de la province, avec un r&ocirc;le proactif de lancement d&rsquo;initiatives de collaboration&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;appui aux zones de sant&eacute; dans la mise en &oelig;uvre des activit&eacute;s du projet, notamment celles orient&eacute;es vers l&rsquo;am&eacute;lioration de la qualit&eacute; et l&rsquo;accessibilit&eacute; des soins.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chacun des trois experts travaillera au sein de la Division Provinciale de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) du Minist&egrave;re Provincial de la Sant&eacute; (MS) correspondant, soit dans la DPS Tshopo &agrave; Kisangani, dans la DPS Sud Ubangi &agrave; Gemena et dans la DPS Kwilu &agrave; Bandundu-ville. Le m&eacute;decin chef de la division sera son homologue. Il effectuera des d&eacute;placements au sein de sa province et entre cette province et les deux autres appuy&eacute;es, et &agrave; Kinshasa afin de veiller aux liens entre les composantes du programme sant&eacute; belgo-congolais et entre le terrain, le niveau interm&eacute;diaire et le niveau central.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;expert aura pour responsabilit&eacute;s principales de :</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p>Assurer la bonne ex&eacute;cution de l&rsquo;intervention et la gestion optimale des fonds mis &agrave; disposition par la Belgique qu&rsquo;il g&egrave;re en concertation avec le chef de division de la Division Provinciale de la Sant&eacute;&nbsp;(DPS) ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Repr&eacute;senter la CTB au niveau provincial pour tout ce qui concerne le PADP&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DPS en ce qui concerne les fonctions techniques avec un accent sp&eacute;cial sur la recherche et le leadership accompagnateur&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la r&eacute;forme au sein de la DPS et ZS, notamment dans la rationalisation du personnel et l&rsquo;organisation des bureaux&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Renforcer les interactions et les lignes de communication entre les bureaux au sein de la DPS, avec les bureaux de zone (BZS) et entre les niveaux central et interm&eacute;diaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Renforcer les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales des &eacute;quipes (DPS, ECZ), &agrave; travers des formations sur place et &agrave; distance&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Faciliter une concertation r&eacute;guli&egrave;re entre la DPS et les acteurs op&eacute;rationnels&nbsp;: &eacute;tablir des contacts r&eacute;guliers avec les Partenaires Techniques Financiers (PTF) actifs au niveau provincial pour se concerter sur la mise en &oelig;uvre du plan de d&eacute;veloppement provincial, activit&eacute;s et investissements&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration d&rsquo;un plan op&eacute;rationnel annuel r&eacute;aliste qui int&egrave;gre un budget multibailleurs, et la revue annuelle de la DPS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>D&eacute;velopper, en s&rsquo;appuyant sur l&rsquo;Assistant Technique National (ATN), une gestion transparente au niveau de la DPS et des ZS appuy&eacute;es&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; l&rsquo;organisation d&rsquo;un syst&egrave;me de supervision int&eacute;gr&eacute;e du niveau DPS vers les ZS avec un appui syst&eacute;mique &agrave; l&rsquo;ECZ et &agrave; l&rsquo;HGR&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; la planification de l&rsquo;utilisation des ressources d&rsquo;une fa&ccedil;on concert&eacute;e &agrave; destination de la DPS et des ZS: formations, recrutement d&rsquo;expertise, planification ascendante, appui en gestion administrative et financi&egrave;re, supervision et coordination de la DPS vers les ZS, et recherche action&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assurer la gestion efficace de toute information utile pour un bon fonctionnement du Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute;, notamment la capitalisation d&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience r&eacute;cente et de remont&eacute;e des preuves op&eacute;rationnelles de la recherche-action&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagner ou faciliter les missions techniques sur le terrain ou des expertises recrut&eacute;es dans le cadre de l&rsquo;intervention&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DPS pour avoir un inventaire op&eacute;rationnel et &agrave; jour des activit&eacute;s des diff&eacute;rents acteurs afin de jouer pleinement son r&ocirc;le de coordinateur et de r&eacute;gulateur&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer et faciliter les plates-formes de concertation au niveau DPS, y compris avec les PTF et le priv&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la consolidation du syst&egrave;me de tarification forfaitaire harmonis&eacute; avec la DPS et les ECZS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagner la mise en place d&rsquo;une strat&eacute;gie par rapport &agrave; la maintenance, &agrave; travers des &eacute;tudes et la recherche action et une motivation dans le cadre du FBP&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des activit&eacute;s pr&eacute;vues dans le cadre logique pour l&rsquo;atteinte des r&eacute;sultats interm&eacute;diaires &agrave; travers un planning rigoureux et un monitoring et rapportage r&eacute;gulier&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Soumettre &agrave; la SMCL (instance de pilotage de l&rsquo;intervention) les plans de travail, des rapports d&rsquo;avancement, des rapports de suivi - &eacute;valuation ainsi qu&rsquo;un rapport final d&rsquo;ex&eacute;cution&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, si n&eacute;cessaire, &agrave; la SMCL les ajustements ou modifications des activit&eacute;s et r&eacute;sultats interm&eacute;diaires&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la bonne gestion des ressources financi&egrave;res et mat&eacute;rielles du projet.&nbsp; V&eacute;rifier l&rsquo;ex&eacute;cution physique et financi&egrave;re des tranches allou&eacute;es aux ZS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagner la capitalisation des exp&eacute;riences et tirer les le&ccedil;ons pour les prestations futures et conseils &agrave; communiquer au MSP &agrave; travers la participation aux exercices de capitalisation qui seront men&eacute;es avec les ZS, les DPS, le MSP et la coop&eacute;ration belge&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour le cas sp&eacute;cifique de Tshopo&nbsp;: superviser l&rsquo;assistant technique international du PLVS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour le cas sp&eacute;cifique de Kwilu et Sud-Ubangi&nbsp;: superviser l&rsquo;assistant technique national du PLVS&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Le profil</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Niveau de formation : </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Docteur en M&eacute;decine et Master en Sant&eacute; Publique.</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e: </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience professionnelle de minimum 5 ans, dont minimum 2 ans dans un contexte de pays en d&eacute;veloppement dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration internationale.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience&nbsp; prouv&eacute;e en :</p> <ol> <li> <p>Planification, organisation et gestion au niveau sant&eacute; provincial</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagnement d&rsquo;un processus de gestion du changement</p> </li> <li> <p>Supervision, formation, suivi-&eacute;valuation</p> </li> <li> <p>Encadrement et d&eacute;veloppement des ZS, des ECZ et DPS</p> </li> <li> <p>D&eacute;veloppement organisationnel</p> </li> </ol></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience additionnelle souhait&eacute;e:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Une exp&eacute;rience pr&eacute;alable dans un poste similaire au sein d&rsquo;une organisation de coop&eacute;ration dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique et en d&eacute;veloppement organisationnel&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Une connaissance pr&eacute;alable du contexte congolais et de son syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute; (ou tout au moins de l&rsquo;Afrique centrale).</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes comportementales: </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; &agrave; travailler dans un milieu multiculturel et multidisciplinaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; de facilitation, accompagnement, n&eacute;gociation&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Communication active et passive, capacit&eacute; d&rsquo;empathie, flexibilit&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; de gestion de conflits&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; de r&eacute;flexion conceptuelle&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Aptitudes en animation d&rsquo;&eacute;quipes et en formation&nbsp;;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes techniques : </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute;s &agrave; mener de la recherche-action et des enqu&ecirc;tes&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellente ma&icirc;trise du fran&ccedil;ais&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Tr&egrave;s bonne ma&icirc;trise de l&rsquo;outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de donn&eacute;es).</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)?</span></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le 28/02/2016 via notre site Web</strong>: <a href="http://www.btcctb.org/"><span style="color: #0000ff;">www.btcctb.org</span></a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65 ou via humres@btcctb.org.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Attention&nbsp;!</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p>Nous recrutons pour trois localisations diff&eacute;rentes: G&eacute;m&eacute;na, Kikwit, Kisangani.</p> <p>Vu la situation particuli&egrave;rement isol&eacute;e de G&eacute;m&eacute;na, voire de Kikwit, la personne recrut&eacute;e devra faire preuve d'une bonne r&eacute;sistance au stress et &agrave; l'isolement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ces 2 postes (G&eacute;m&eacute;na et Kikwit) ne conviennent pas, &agrave; priori, &agrave; une personne accompagn&eacute;e de sa famille.</p> <p>Merci de mentionner vos choix clairement si vous ne mentionnez pas de lieu d&rsquo;affectation, nous consid&eacute;rons que vous postulez pour les 3 localisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Assistant technique international - Expert en gestion pharmaceutique

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche un (h/f):</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Assistant Technique International &ndash;</strong></p> <p><strong>Expert en Gestion pharmaceutique</strong></p> <p>R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">R&eacute;f: RDC/14/193-3 </span></strong></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kinshasa (avec d&eacute;placements fr&eacute;quents en province)</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat: </strong>36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>: entre 6.594,96 euros et 9.794,61 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></h3> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Le programme</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, avec toutefois des liens qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Cette intervention belge, telle qu&rsquo;elle a &eacute;t&eacute; d&eacute;finie dans la phase d&rsquo;identification, s&rsquo;aligne pleinement dans la politique de sant&eacute; du MSP. Ce programme contribue, en effet, &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des objectifs du Gouvernement dans le secteur de la sant&eacute; par son appui &agrave; diff&eacute;rentes structures centralis&eacute;es et d&eacute;centralis&eacute;es, par son alignement clair &agrave; la Strat&eacute;gie de Renforcement du Syst&egrave;me de Sant&eacute; (SRSS) et au Plan National de D&eacute;veloppement Sanitaire (PNDS).</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>Dans cette optique, 4 structures centrales du MPS &ndash; d&eacute;j&agrave; appuy&eacute;es durant les phases pr&eacute;c&eacute;dentes &agrave; travers la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale belge ou la coop&eacute;ration d&eacute;l&eacute;gu&eacute;e avec l&rsquo;Union Europ&eacute;enne &ndash; sont concern&eacute;es par le Programme :</p> <ul> <li>La Direction des Etudes et de la Planification (DEP)&nbsp;;</li> <li>La future Direction Administrative et Financi&egrave;re (DAF)&nbsp;;</li> <li>Les structures du Syst&egrave;me National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (SNAME)&nbsp;: (i) La direction de la Pharmacie du M&eacute;dicament (DPM), (ii) le Programme National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments (PNAM), (iii) la F&eacute;d&eacute;ration des Centrales d'Achat des M&eacute;dicaments (FEDECAME) et (iv) les Centrales de Distributions R&eacute;gionales de M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (CDR).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;objectif g&eacute;n&eacute;ral du programme est de contribuer &agrave; l&rsquo;am&eacute;lioration de l&rsquo;&eacute;tat de sant&eacute; de la population dans le cadre global de lutte contre la pauvret&eacute;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le programme du Niveau Central est structur&eacute; en 3 objectifs sp&eacute;cifiques, intitul&eacute;s de la mani&egrave;re suivante : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la DEP sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer ses missions dans la mise en &oelig;uvre, le suivi et l&rsquo;&eacute;valuation du PNDS en priorit&eacute; dans les aspects de r&eacute;forme du secteur et du d&eacute;veloppement des zones de sant&eacute;.</p> </li> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la Direction de Lutte contre la Maladie sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer son leadership de gestion multi-bailleurs des maladies end&eacute;mo-&eacute;pid&eacute;miques et des maladies non transmissibles</p> </li> <li> <p>L'approvisionnement r&eacute;gulier et p&eacute;renne en m&eacute;dicaments, dispositifs m&eacute;dicaux et produits de diagnostic essentiels de qualit&eacute; &agrave; un prix accessible, mission prioritaire du SNAME, est assur&eacute; par la FEDECAME, r&eacute;gul&eacute; par la DPM, suivi par le PNAM, et destin&eacute; &agrave; toutes les Formations sanitaires des ZS cibl&eacute;es, via les CDR de Kisangani (CAMEKIS), de Bwamanda (CAMENE) et de Kikwit (CAMEBASU).</p> </li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">La fonction</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">L&rsquo;expertise apport&eacute;e par l&rsquo;ATI gestionnaire pharmaceutique est essentiellement un appui institutionnel au d&eacute;veloppement du Syst&egrave;me National d&rsquo;Approvisionnements en M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (SNAME</span><span style="font-size: small;">), en concertation &eacute;troite avec les appuis apport&eacute;s dans le cadre du programme belge au niveau central et &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">provincial.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Cette expertise apporte un renforcement de comp&eacute;tences et de savoir-faire pour&nbsp;que :</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Le Programme National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments puisse jouer son r&ocirc;le de coordination, de suivi et supervision du fonctionnement de la FEDECAME, des CDR et des pharmacies des zones de sant&eacute; (ZS)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Les trois CDR de Kisangani, Bwamanda et Kikwit- appuy&eacute;s dans le cadre du programme de la coop&eacute;ration belge &ndash; puissent assurer la disponibilit&eacute; des m&eacute;dicaments de qualit&eacute; et &agrave; prix accessible provenant de la FEDECAME jusqu&rsquo;au zones de sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Le fonctionnement de la FEDECAME &ndash; et en particulier le Bureau d&rsquo;achat de Kinshasa puisse assurer une disponibilit&eacute; continue des m&eacute;dicaments dans les CDR&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Les principales fonctions r&egrave;glementaires de la DPM &ndash; en particulier l&rsquo;enregistrement et l&rsquo;inspection &ndash; puissent&nbsp; &ecirc;tre renforc&eacute;es. &nbsp;</p> <p>L&rsquo;ATI expert en gestion pharmaceutique rapporte au Coordinateur de Programme. Ses responsabilit&eacute;s sont partag&eacute;es en deux volets interd&eacute;pendants.</p> <p><strong><em>Volet technique&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;ATI doit assurer un encadrement technique pour le volet d&rsquo;appui au SNAME et en particulier au PNAM. En tant que senior manager de l&rsquo;&eacute;quipe du PNAM et en &eacute;troite collaboration avec l&rsquo;&eacute;quipe de la DPM, il assurera un appui&nbsp;:</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Pour le renforcement technique du PNAM (organisation interne des activit&eacute;s prioritaires, pr&eacute;paration des documents et outils techniques, suivi SNIS-MED, besoins des partenaires, etc.). Proposition des TDR pour les missions d&rsquo;appui technique&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour un encadrement technique et un suivi de la mise en &oelig;uvre des CDR&nbsp;(analyse des diff&eacute;rentes activit&eacute;s des bureaux, gestion financi&egrave;re, mise en place des actions correctrices, proposition de TDR pour les missions d&rsquo;appui technique, etc.)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>A la FEDECAME, pour (i) identifier les besoins techniques et financiers, (ii) soutenir le bureau achats dans le suivi des flux financiers et mati&egrave;res, (iii) analyser les indicateurs de performance, (iv) proposer des TDR pour les missions d&rsquo;appui technique&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour la DPM, en relation &eacute;troite avec les autres partenaires impliqu&eacute;s, identifier les besoins de renforcement notamment en mati&egrave;re de r&eacute;glementation, d&rsquo;enregistrement et d&rsquo;inspection. Suivi des activit&eacute;s financ&eacute;es.</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Volet gestion&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;ATI sera responsable en particulier des t&acirc;ches suivantes&nbsp;:</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Appuyer le Coordinateur de Programme dans la pr&eacute;paration des diff&eacute;rentes SMCL (Structure Mixte de Concertation Locale). Il s&rsquo;agira notamment des plans de travail de l&rsquo;intervention, des rapports d&rsquo;avancement trimestriels, des rapports de suivi &amp; &eacute;valuation selon les canevas de la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, en collaboration &eacute;troite avec les directions centrales concern&eacute;es par le programme et aux structures de suivi (comit&eacute; de pilotage, SMCL) toutes actions utiles concernant des r&eacute;orientations n&eacute;cessaires du programme&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des activit&eacute;s pr&eacute;vues dans le cadre logique concernant l&rsquo;appui au SNAME pour l&rsquo;atteinte des r&eacute;sultats attendus&nbsp;;</p> <p>En outre, il identifiera les besoins de renforcement pour&nbsp;:</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>La mise en place du plan strat&eacute;gique et du plan annuel du SNAME (planification des activit&eacute;s annuelles par ordre de priorit&eacute;s, &eacute;laboration d&rsquo;indicateurs de r&eacute;sultats et &eacute;valuation semestrielle et annuelle &agrave; partir d&rsquo;un&nbsp; tableau de bord, etc.)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;organisation des ressources humaines et la mise en place des comp&eacute;tences (identification et mise en place du plan de formation)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;organisation des&nbsp; missions des partenaires&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>La gestion de l&rsquo;Assistance Technique &agrave; court terme.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Le profil</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">L&rsquo;Assistant Technique International est un </span><span style="font-size: small;">gestionnaire pharmaceutique<strong>, </strong></span><span style="font-size: small;">pr&eacute;sentant un profil de pharmacien ou m&eacute;decin de sant&eacute; publique ou &eacute;conomiste de la sant&eacute; avec une forte comp&eacute;tence pharmaceutique. Il poss&egrave;de des capacit&eacute;s de management d&rsquo;&eacute;quipe et </span><span style="font-size: small;">une exp&eacute;rience des syst&egrave;mes de sant&eacute;, de pr&eacute;f&eacute;rence en Afrique subsaharienne.</span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Niveau de formation :</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Dipl&ocirc;me universitaire de pharmacien, m&eacute;decin ou &eacute;conomiste de la sant&eacute;.</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e: </strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience professionnelle de minimum 7 ans dans le domaine de la gestion du m&eacute;dicament au niveau d&rsquo;un syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute;, dont au minimum 4 ans dans un contexte de pays en d&eacute;veloppement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience av&eacute;r&eacute;e dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique et/ou dipl&ocirc;me correspondant&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en gestion du cycle de projet dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration internationale&nbsp;: planification, organisation, gestion, coordination, supervision, suivi-&eacute;valuation du syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en accompagnement de processus de gestion du changement.</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience additionnelle souhait&eacute;e&nbsp;:</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience pr&eacute;alable dans un poste similaire au sein d&rsquo;une organisation de coop&eacute;ration dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Connaissance du contexte congolais.</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes comportementales :</strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; av&eacute;r&eacute;e &agrave; travailler dans un milieu multiculturel et multidisciplinaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Comp&eacute;tences interpersonnelles av&eacute;r&eacute;es (capacit&eacute; de facilitation, accompagnement, n&eacute;gociation, flexibilit&eacute;, attitude empathique, travail en r&eacute;seau)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>&nbsp;Aptitudes en animations d&rsquo;&eacute;quipe et en formation.</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes techniques&nbsp;: </strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Bonne capacit&eacute; de r&eacute;flexion conceptuelle&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute;s &agrave; mener de la recherche-action et des enqu&ecirc;tes&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellente ma&icirc;trise du fran&ccedil;ais, bonne ma&icirc;trise de la lecture anglophone&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Bonne ma&icirc;trise de l&rsquo;outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de donn&eacute;es).</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)?</span></strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le&nbsp;28/02/2016 via notre site Web</strong>: <a href="http://www.btcctb.org/"><span style="color: #0000ff;">www.btcctb.org</span></a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:51:13 GMT

Assistant Technique International - Expert en Economie de la santé

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche un (h/f):</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>Assistant Technique International &ndash;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Expert en Economie de la sant&eacute;</strong></p> <p>R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>R&eacute;f.&nbsp;:</strong> <strong>RDC/14/193-1</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kinshasa (avec d&eacute;placements fr&eacute;quents en province)</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat</strong>: 36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>&nbsp;: entre 6.594,96 euros et 9.794,61 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Le programme</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</p> <p>Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, avec toutefois des liens qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</p> <p>Cette intervention belge, telle qu&rsquo;elle a &eacute;t&eacute; d&eacute;finie dans la phase d&rsquo;identification, s&rsquo;aligne pleinement dans la politique de sant&eacute; du MSP. Ce programme contribue, en effet, &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des objectifs du Gouvernement dans le secteur de la sant&eacute; par son appui &agrave; diff&eacute;rentes structures centralis&eacute;es et d&eacute;centralis&eacute;es du Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique, par son alignement clair &agrave; la Strat&eacute;gie de Renforcement du Syst&egrave;me de Sant&eacute; (SRSS) et au Plan National de D&eacute;veloppement Sanitaire (PNDS).</p> <p>Dans cette optique, 4 structures centrales du MPS &ndash; d&eacute;j&agrave; appuy&eacute;es durant les phases pr&eacute;c&eacute;dentes &agrave; travers la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale belge ou la coop&eacute;ration d&eacute;l&eacute;gu&eacute;e avec l&rsquo;Union Europ&eacute;enne &ndash; sont concern&eacute;es par le Programme :</p> <ul> <li>La Direction des Etudes et de la Planification (DEP)&nbsp;;</li> <li>La future Direction Administrative et Financi&egrave;re (DAF)&nbsp;;</li> <li>Les structures du Syst&egrave;me National d&rsquo;Approvisionnements en M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (SNAME)&nbsp;: (i) La direction de la Pharmacie du M&eacute;dicament (DPM), (ii) le Programme National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments (PNAM), (iii) la F&eacute;d&eacute;ration des Centrales d'Achat des M&eacute;dicaments (FEDECAME) et (iv) les Centrales de Distributions R&eacute;gionales de M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (CDR).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;objectif g&eacute;n&eacute;ral du programme est de contribuer &agrave; l&rsquo;am&eacute;lioration de l&rsquo;&eacute;tat de sant&eacute; de la population dans le cadre global de lutte contre la pauvret&eacute;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le programme du Niveau Central est structur&eacute; en 3 objectifs sp&eacute;cifiques, intitul&eacute;s de la mani&egrave;re suivante : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la DEP sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer ses missions dans la mise en &oelig;uvre, le suivi et l&rsquo;&eacute;valuation du PNDS en priorit&eacute; dans les aspects de r&eacute;forme du secteur et du d&eacute;veloppement des zones de sant&eacute;.</p> </li> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la Direction de Lutte contre la Maladie &nbsp;(DLM) sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer son leadership de gestion multi-bailleurs des maladies end&eacute;mo-&eacute;pid&eacute;miques et des maladies non transmissibles</p> </li> <li> <p>L'approvisionnement r&eacute;gulier et p&eacute;renne en m&eacute;dicaments, dispositifs m&eacute;dicaux et produits de diagnostic essentiels de qualit&eacute; &agrave; un prix accessible, mission prioritaire du SNAME, est assur&eacute; par la FEDECAME, r&eacute;gul&eacute; par la DPM, suivi par le PNAM, et destin&eacute; &agrave; toutes les Formations sanitaires des ZS cibl&eacute;es, via les CDR de Kisangani (CAMEKIS), de Bwamanda (CAMENE) et de Kikwit (CAMEBASU).</p> </li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>La fonction</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;expertise apport&eacute;e par l&rsquo;ATI en Economie de la Sant&eacute; est essentiellement un appui institutionnel aux directions centrales (DEP et DLM), en concertation &eacute;troite avec les appuis apport&eacute;s dans le cadre du programme belge au niveau provincial. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Cette expertise apporte un renforcement de comp&eacute;tences et de savoir-faire pour : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Accompagner les directions centrales et les divisions provinciales dans le cadre de la r&eacute;forme du secteur de la sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DEP dans son r&ocirc;le strat&eacute;gique, en tenant compte des r&eacute;sultats des recherches sur le syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute; en termes d&rsquo;exp&eacute;riences et de capitalisation des &eacute;tudes ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DEP pour assurer une planification coordonn&eacute;e &agrave; tous les niveaux, et une coordination (i) au sein du minist&egrave;re, (ii) avec les minist&egrave;res connexes &agrave; la sant&eacute; et (iii) avec l&rsquo;ensemble des diff&eacute;rents partenaires techniques et financiers du secteur de la sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DEP dans les aspects sp&eacute;cifiques du renforcement sectoriel en ce qui concerne (i) l&rsquo;appui aux structures centrales et d&eacute;centralis&eacute;es, (ii) la mise en place de la future Direction des Affaires Financi&egrave;res, (iii) le d&eacute;veloppement de la gestion de l&rsquo;information strat&eacute;gique, (iv) l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration des politiques et des documents cl&eacute;s du secteur, notamment dans le domaine du financement et la mise en place de la Couverture Sant&eacute; Universelle&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer les bureaux de la DEP et de la DLM par rapport &agrave; leurs d&eacute;veloppements manag&eacute;riaux internes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>L&rsquo;ATI rapporte au Coordinateur du Programme.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ses t&acirc;ches principales concernent deux volets sp&eacute;cifiques&nbsp;:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Volet technique&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Mettre en place des m&eacute;canismes de coordination au niveau du Minist&egrave;re avec tous les acteurs concern&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Apporter un appui technique au niveau des diff&eacute;rentes instances de coordination et de dialogue au niveau national&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Donner un appui (i) dans la mise en &oelig;uvre de la strat&eacute;gie sectorielle, (ii) le d&eacute;veloppement de l&rsquo;information strat&eacute;gique, notamment au travers de la mise en place d&rsquo;un &laquo; centre de veille strat&eacute;gique &raquo;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Apporter un appui dans (i) l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration des protocoles des &eacute;tudes, la r&eacute;plication des exp&eacute;riences de terrain ainsi que dans la diffusion des r&eacute;sultats des recherches et (ii) dans l&rsquo;articulation des interactions avec les &eacute;coles de sant&eacute; publiques nationales et internationales, en particulier avec le projet RIPSEC de l&rsquo;Union Europ&eacute;enne&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Apporter un appui dans (i) l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration des documents cl&eacute;s du secteur et (ii) la poursuite du processus de r&eacute;forme du secteur de la sant&eacute;.&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Soutenir la DEP dans (i) l'&eacute;laboration et la validation de la strat&eacute;gie de financement de la sant&eacute; et (ii) la finalisation du projet de loi sur la couverture sant&eacute; universelle&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la r&eacute;flexion strat&eacute;gique autour du financement de la sant&eacute; au sein de la commission financement et couverture sant&eacute; universelle du comit&eacute; national de pilotage&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Faciliter un &eacute;change r&eacute;gulier entre les appuis centraux et provinciaux du programme et la capitalisation des exp&eacute;riences du programme en autres Partenaires Techniques Financiers (PTF), en particulier concernant les aspects de financement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>En &eacute;troite collaboration avec les diff&eacute;rentes directions centrales (i) suivre et appuyer le processus de restructuration de l'actuelle Cellule d&rsquo;Appui &agrave; la Gestion Financi&egrave;re (CAG-F) en Direction Administrative et Financi&egrave;re (DAF) et (ii) appuyer le fonctionnement de la future DAF ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Donner un appui technique &agrave; la r&eacute;organisation interne de la DEP et DLM et assurer la documentation de cette exp&eacute;rience&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; la r&eacute;daction des termes de r&eacute;f&eacute;rence des &eacute;valuations externes, appuyer les &eacute;valuateurs et assurer les diff&eacute;rentes discussions concernant les conclusions de leurs visites&nbsp;;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Volet gestion&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Appuyer le Coordinateur de Programme dans la pr&eacute;paration des diff&eacute;rentes SMCL (Structure Mixte de Concertation Locale) ; il s&rsquo;agira notamment des plans de travail de l&rsquo;intervention, des rapports d&rsquo;avancement trimestriels, des rapports de suivi &amp; &eacute;valuation selon les canevas de la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, en collaboration &eacute;troite avec les directions centrales concern&eacute;es par le programme, aux structures de suivi toutes actions utiles concernant des r&eacute;orientations n&eacute;cessaires du programme&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des activit&eacute;s pr&eacute;vues dans le cadre logique concernant l&rsquo;appui &agrave; la DEP pour l&rsquo;atteinte des r&eacute;sultats attendus&nbsp;;</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Le profil</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;Expert en Economie de la Sant&eacute; poss&egrave;de une large exp&eacute;rience des diff&eacute;rentes composantes des syst&egrave;mes de sant&eacute; en Afrique subsaharienne.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><strong>Niveau de formation</strong> : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Master en &eacute;conomie avec une sp&eacute;cialisation/orientation &eacute;conomie de la sant&eacute;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e: </strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience professionnelle de minimum 7 ans dans le domaine du financement de la Sant&eacute;, dont au minimum 4 ans dans un contexte de pays en d&eacute;veloppement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en gestion du cycle de projet dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration internationale: planification, organisation, gestion, coordination, supervision, suivi-&eacute;valuation du syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en accompagnement d&rsquo;un processus de gestion du changement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en renforcement des capacit&eacute;s en lien avec les aspects d&rsquo;&eacute;conomie de la sant&eacute;.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Exp&eacute;rience additionnelle souhait&eacute;e&nbsp;:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Exp&eacute;rience dans le domaine de la couverture sanitaire universelle ou dans les financements des politiques de sant&eacute; au niveau d&rsquo;un minist&egrave;re de la sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</li> <li>Exp&eacute;rience pr&eacute;alable dans un poste similaire au sein d&rsquo;une organisation de coop&eacute;ration dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique&nbsp;;</li> <li>Connaissance du contexte congolais.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aptitudes comportementales : </span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</li> <li>Capacit&eacute; av&eacute;r&eacute;e &agrave; travailler dans un milieu multiculturel et multidisciplinaire&nbsp;;</li> <li>Comp&eacute;tences interpersonnelles av&eacute;r&eacute;es&nbsp;: capacit&eacute; de facilitation, accompagnement, n&eacute;gociation, flexibilit&eacute;, attitude empathique, travail en r&eacute;seau ;</li> <li>Aptitudes en animations d&rsquo;&eacute;quipe et en formation.</li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aptitudes techniques : </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Bonne capacit&eacute; de r&eacute;flexion conceptuelle ;</li> <li>Capacit&eacute; &agrave; mener de la recherche-action et des enqu&ecirc;tes&nbsp;;</li> <li>Excellente ma&icirc;trise du fran&ccedil;ais, bonne ma&icirc;trise de la lecture anglophone&nbsp;;</li> <li>Bonne ma&icirc;trise de l&rsquo;outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de donn&eacute;es).</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)&nbsp;?</strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le 28/02/2016 </strong>via notre <a href="mailto:http://www.btcctb.org/fr/offres-d-emploi"><strong>site web</strong></a> <a href="http://www.btcctb.org/">www.btcctb.org</a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au +32&nbsp;(0)2&nbsp;505&nbsp;18 65.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:50:13 GMT

Assistant Technique International - Expert prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche un (h/f):</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Assistant Technique International &ndash;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Expert prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles</strong></p> <p>R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>R&eacute;f.&nbsp;:</strong> <strong>RDC/14/191-1</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kisangani (avec d&eacute;placements fr&eacute;quents en province)</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat</strong>: 36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>: entre 5.977,54 euros et 8.931,91 euros(en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Le programme</span></strong></p> <p>Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</p> <p>Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, avec toutefois des liens qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Chaque composante du programme identifie ses propres activit&eacute;s et aura une ind&eacute;pendance de gestion et de d&eacute;cision. Cependant, des m&eacute;canismes de concertation et de planification conjointe seront &eacute;tablis pour s&rsquo;assurer que des synergies et des actions compl&eacute;mentaires soient r&eacute;alis&eacute;es. Le programme sant&eacute; a &eacute;t&eacute; con&ccedil;u comme un appui institutionnel au secteur &agrave; base d&rsquo;un cycle d&rsquo;apprentissage continu et d&rsquo;un accompagnement du processus de la r&eacute;forme sanitaire. Il est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par une approche int&eacute;gr&eacute;e et coordonn&eacute;e et s&rsquo;inscrit &eacute;galement dans une approche multi-bailleurs. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le PLVS s&rsquo;inscrit &eacute;galement dans la mise en &oelig;uvre de la Strat&eacute;gie Nationale de Lutte contre les Violences Bas&eacute;es sur le Genre (SNLVSBG) et d&eacute;veloppe une approche &laquo;&nbsp;One Stop Centre&nbsp;&raquo; (OSC) dans une version adapt&eacute;e au contexte sp&eacute;cifique du secteur de la sant&eacute; en RDC. Le PLVS envisage de renforcer le r&ocirc;le sp&eacute;cifique du secteur de la sant&eacute; dans la prise en charge des victimes, notamment la prise en charge m&eacute;dicale et la prise en charge psychologique/psychosociale. Pour les services d&rsquo;aide juridique et de r&eacute;insertion socio-&eacute;conomique, les structures de sant&eacute; cibl&eacute;es s&rsquo;engagent &agrave; d&eacute;velopper un syst&egrave;me de r&eacute;f&eacute;rence et contre-r&eacute;f&eacute;rence avec les acteurs &laquo;&nbsp;externes&nbsp;&raquo; concern&eacute;s. Une telle approche a comme point de d&eacute;part fondamental le bien-&ecirc;tre de la victime et son droit &agrave; la sant&eacute;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">L&rsquo;approche OSC n&rsquo;envisage pas seulement la victime comme individu isol&eacute; mais prend compte de la victime comme membre de sa communaut&eacute;. La sensibilisation communautaire est une composante essentielle du projet et aborde la probl&eacute;matique de la violence sexuelle dans un contexte plus vaste d&rsquo;in&eacute;galit&eacute;s de genre et de violences bas&eacute;es sur le genre. Le PLVS identifiera &eacute;galement des synergies possibles avec d&rsquo;autres interventions de la CTB dans les provinces cibl&eacute;es.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">La prise en charge des victimes de violence sexuelle (VVS) entre dans le paquet des soins int&eacute;gr&eacute;s. Le principe de l&rsquo;int&eacute;gration m&egrave;ne le projet &agrave; &eacute;tablir un protocole sp&eacute;cifique&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: small;">&agrave; base d&rsquo;une analyse des 4 protocoles g&eacute;n&eacute;riques existants partant du r&ocirc;le du sect</span><span style="font-size: small;">eur de la sant&eacute; et adapt&eacute; aux responsabilit&eacute;s sp&eacute;cifiques de chaque niveau. Les interventions m&eacute;dicales ne peuvent pas &ecirc;tre limit&eacute;es aux cons&eacute;quences imm&eacute;diates de la violence sexuelle mais doivent assurer un continuum des soins &agrave; long terme &agrave; cause des grossesses. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">Le </span><span style="font-size: small;">PLVS investit beaucoup dans le d&eacute;veloppement d&rsquo;une approche bas&eacute;e sur des &eacute;vidences scientifiques&nbsp;et l&rsquo;usage du <em>&laquo;&nbsp;Grounded Theory&nbsp;&raquo;. </em></span><span style="font-size: small;">La conception du PLVS est bas&eacute;e sur l&rsquo;hypoth&egrave;se qu&rsquo;une prise en charge des victimes appropri&eacute;e et adapt&eacute;e aux contextes socio-culturels et socio-&eacute;conomiques sp&eacute;cifiques de la r&eacute;gion, aboutira dans une meilleure qualit&eacute; des soins et par cons&eacute;quence d&rsquo;un accroissement de la demande de services. Le </span><em><span style="font-size: small;">&laquo;&nbsp;Grounded Theory</span></em><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;&raquo; est une approche scientifique qui r&eacute;pond au mieux aux besoins d&rsquo;une analyse qualitative qui pourrait r&eacute;pondre aux questions autour des r&ocirc;les et d&eacute;terminants de succ&egrave;s de la prise en charge des VVS.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Etant donn&eacute; le caract&egrave;re exp&eacute;rimental de cette premi&egrave;re phase, il sera impossible d&rsquo;introduire la strat&eacute;gie et les comp&eacute;tences dans l&rsquo;enti&egrave;ret&eacute; des zones de sant&eacute; cibl&eacute;es par ce programme sant&eacute; d&egrave;s le d&eacute;but. Le Centre Alwaleed &agrave; Kisangani est le seul endroit o&ugrave; se trouve un centre de prise en charge avec une comp&eacute;tence satisfaisante sur laquelle le PLVS pourra se greffer. Dans une deuxi&egrave;me phase de centres sp&eacute;cialis&eacute;s pour la prise en charge des VVS seront &eacute;tablis dans les deux autres provinces et plus particuli&egrave;rement dans l&rsquo;H&ocirc;pital G&eacute;n&eacute;ral de R&eacute;f&eacute;rence (HGR) de la Zone de Sant&eacute; (ZS) du Gemena et la ZS de Mosango.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Le PLVS actuel a &eacute;t&eacute; con&ccedil;u comme une premi&egrave;re phase de &laquo;&nbsp;d&eacute;monstration&nbsp;&raquo; et s&rsquo;inscrit dans une vision &agrave; plus long terme qui doit mener &agrave; une consolidation de ses r&eacute;sultats du comme approche nationale et &agrave; un renforcement r&eacute;el et durable du secteur de la sant&eacute; dans la prise en charge des VVS.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>La fonction</strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;expert en prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles est responsable des activit&eacute;s du PLVS dans 3 zones d&rsquo;intervention: Tshopo, Kwilu et Sud-Ubangi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Il/elle est positionn&eacute;(e) &agrave; la Division Provinciale de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) de la Tshopo (Kisangani).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Il/elle rapporte &agrave; l&rsquo;ATI coordinateur du Programme d&rsquo;appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; et les Zones de Sant&eacute; (PADP) &agrave; Kisangani et supervise les assistants techniques nationaux (ATN) du PLVS dans les trois provinces d&rsquo;intervention.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ses principales responsabilit&eacute;s sont les suivantes:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Apporter son expertise technique &agrave; l&rsquo;ensemble de la mise en &oelig;uvre et du suivi des activit&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Collaborer avec les services partenaires et transf&eacute;rer&nbsp; ses propres connaissances aux autres partenaires institutionnels&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, au vu du contexte et de l&rsquo;&eacute;volution du programme, des orientations op&eacute;rationnelles et les soumettre &agrave; la validation de l&rsquo;Instance de pilotage du programme (SMLC)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Permettre une mise en &oelig;uvre optimale de toutes les actions et superviser dans les aspects techniques, p&eacute;dagogiques et scientifiques le travail des consultants internationaux et nationaux&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assurer le suivi des activit&eacute;s du programme&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assurer les liens et synergies des activit&eacute;s dans les diff&eacute;rents volets et suivre de pr&egrave;s la planification des activit&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Garantir les &eacute;changes et synergies avec d'autres interventions dans le domaine de la Sant&eacute; et organiser dans ce cadre des r&eacute;unions p&eacute;riodiques de concertation&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Garantir le respect des th&egrave;mes transversaux dans les diff&eacute;rent volets du projet comme la question du genre, le VIH/SIDA, les droits de l&rsquo;enfant, etc&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Elaborer les rapports semestriels, annuels ainsi que le rapport final conform&eacute;ment aux indications contenues dans le document du projet et selon les formats et standards de la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Valider les rapports financiers conform&eacute;ment au canevas et aux p&eacute;riodicit&eacute;s en application &agrave; la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>R&eacute;diger les dossiers d&rsquo;appels d&rsquo;offres et en garantir la r&eacute;gularit&eacute; en termes de proc&eacute;dures ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; la capitalisation des exp&eacute;riences du projet ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pr&eacute;parer et participer aux r&eacute;unions de SMCL.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Le profil</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Niveau de formation:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Dipl&ocirc;me universitaire (minimum bac+4) en psychologie clinique ou m&eacute;decin en sant&eacute; publique.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e :</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience de minimum 5 ans dans le secteur de la prise en charge multisectorielle des VVS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Connaissances et exp&eacute;rience en mati&egrave;re de renforcement des capacit&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience de minimum 5 ans dans la gestion d&rsquo;un ou de plusieurs projets de coop&eacute;ration internationale.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes comportementales :</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Sens du networking&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Leadership et capacit&eacute; &agrave; animer une &eacute;quipe multiculturelle et pluridisciplinaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Grandes capacit&eacute;s de communication orale et de conduite de r&eacute;unions&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellentes capacit&eacute;s r&eacute;dactionnelles (formulation de rapports et autres documents &eacute;crits)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Sensibilit&eacute; quant &agrave; la question du genre et aux effets des in&eacute;galit&eacute;s de genre sur la prise en charge des VVS.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Aptitudes techniques :</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Gestion de projets&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Tr&egrave;s bon niveau de fran&ccedil;ais oral et &eacute;crit&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Ma&icirc;trise des outils informatiques courants&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Connaissances pratiques des th&egrave;mes transversaux.</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)&nbsp;?</span></strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le 28/02/2016 </strong>via notre <a href="mailto:http://www.btcctb.org/fr/offres-d-emploi"><strong>site web</strong></a><a href="http://www.btcctb.org/"><strong>www.btcctb.org</strong></a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au +32&nbsp;(0)2&nbsp;505&nbsp;18 65.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:49:09 GMT

International Consultant to conduct Situation Analysis – UNICEF Moldova

<p><strong>UNICEF Moldova is looking for an International Consultant to conduct a Situation Analysis of the status of children and women in Moldova</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Objective:&nbsp; </strong>The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a rights-based, equity-focused Situation Analysis (SitAn) focusing on an assessment of the status, trends and situation in regard to the realization of children&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s rights in Moldova and provision of recommendations to address identified shortfalls and disparities to accelerate progress towards development goals</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The consultant will:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Lead the process for development of UNICEF Situation Analysis for Moldova, including but not limited to: guide the work and ensure quality inputs from national consultants, oversee the preparation of reports as per timelines defined in TORs&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Conduct a desk review of available research and studies to assess the manifestations of and analyse major causes of child rights shortfalls and inequities</p> </li> <li> <p>Prepare, lead and supervise the in-country data collection, interviews with stakeholders and field visits for data collection</p> </li> <li> <p>Conduct and in-depth causal analysis of the major drivers of child right inequities in key specific areas</p> </li> <li> <p>Consolidation research findings and prepare final full SitAn report</p> </li> <li> <p>Develop Summary Report&nbsp; with key findings, conclusions and recommendations&nbsp; (25 pages)</p> </li> <li> <p>Finalize the SitAn report following inputs from government counterparts</p> </li> <li> <p>Support the validation of the analysis for the realization of child rights with equity, including by preparing and presenting key findings of the report at a Validation Workshop (PPP and other materials</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more details on duties and minimum requirements, please refer to the <strong>Terms of reference (ToR)</strong>, available on <a href="http://www.un.md/jobdetails/1223/"><span style="color: #0563c1; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">http://www.un.md/jobdetails/1223/</span></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HOW TO APPLY:</strong> Please send detailed resume/CV or United Nations Personal History Form (P11) and a cover letter in English, indicating <strong>required fee</strong>, quoting <strong>International Consultant Situation Analysis Development</strong>, to <a href="mailto:chisinaurecruit@unicef.org"><span style="color: #0563c1;">chisinaurecruit@unicef.org</span></a>.&nbsp; Queries can be directed to the same email address. Applications for this position must be received no later than on: <strong>2 March 2016</strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all backgrounds and minority groups, including persons with disabilities, to apply.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>UNICEF is a global organization that seeks to improve the lives and health of children, especially the most vulnerable ones. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. For more information about UNICEF and its work in Moldova visit: </em><a href="http://www.unicef.md/"><em><span style="color: #0563c1;">http://www.unicef.md/</span></em></a><em>You can also follow us on </em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/UNICEFMoldova?hc_location=timeline"><em><span style="color: #0563c1;">Facebook</span></em></a><em>and </em><a href="https://twitter.com/MoldovaUNICEF"><em><span style="color: #0563c1;">Twitter</span></em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>We would appreciate a wider circulation in order to reach a broader range of interested candidates!</strong></p>

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:08:34 GMT

Finance Director

<p style="text-align: left;" align="right">Finance Director</p> <p><strong>For our Programs in Afghanistan HealthNet is looking for a pro-active and pragmatic Finance Director with strong capacity building skills to lead the finance department.</strong></p> <p><strong><br />About us</strong></p> <p>HealthNet is a Dutch aid agency that works on health in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use &lsquo;health&rsquo; as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use &lsquo;health&rsquo; as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Afghanistan Programs</strong></p> <p>HealthNet TPO has an extensive track record in Afghanistan, which has&nbsp; been built around three independent programmes: i) the Health Care Support Program, ii) the Malaria Control Program and iii) the Mental Health and Psychosocial Program. HealthNet TPO is currently working in approximately 16 provinces.&nbsp; The turnover in Afghanistan last year was approximately 11,4 million euro&rsquo;s. The main funding sources are the Global Fund fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, USAID, WHO, WFP and Gavi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During Q4 2015 the processes and procedures of the Finance Department were checked and where necessary updated by a consultant. The quality of the Finance Department has improved since yet we need to safeguard the improvements made so far and work on further strengthening the department. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br /><strong>Your key accountabilities and outputs</strong></p> <p>You will be a member of the Afghanistan Management Team and report to the Head of Mission Afghanistan and the Financial Controller at the head office in Amsterdam. You will lead the finance department (6 people) and be responsible for the financial management of the organization in Afghanistan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your main tasks will be:</p> <ul> <li>Strengthen the structure, setup and procedures/processes of the finance department on the basis of the recent updated Finance manual.</li> <li>Department activities aligned with the Planning and Control Cycle</li> <li>Providing timely Risk analysis.</li> <li>Monitoring and improving Internal Control procedures and processes.</li> <li>Act as contact person for auditors, insurance, bank and donors.</li> <li>Coaching the Finance Department with emphasis on &lsquo;learning/improving by doing&rsquo; i.e. new structure, setup and procedures/processes are introduced, explained and trained, and put into daily practice</li> <li>Advise and support HNTPO management and participate in the local management board.</li> </ul> <p>Your expected outputs include:</p> <ul> <li>Timely produced, reliable, periodic reports including a liquidity planning;</li> <li>Reliable donor reports based on HNTPO reporting processes. &nbsp;</li> <li>A trained finance department staffing capable of implementing their manual(s);</li> <li>A Monthly liquidity plan;</li> <li>An annual budget with regularly forecast.</li> <li>Improved job descriptions (strong links to the organizational chart and manual);</li> <li>Optimal use of hardware and financial software</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You can / have</strong></p> <ul> <li>Accountant/ controlling qualification preferred, (ACCA, CIMA, IIA) or equivalent;;</li> <li>More than 7 years experience in the field of Finance with both experience in an accounting role and in a department managerial role;</li> <li>Proven experience in capacity building;</li> <li>Experience with donor regulations;</li> <li>Fluent (speaking and writing) in English preferably fluent in local languages;</li> <li>Excellent communication skills</li> <li>Excellent planning and organization skills;</li> <li>Strong analytical skills;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We offer</strong></p> <ul> <li>A dynamic, international, cultural diverse working environment;</li> <li>A full time position for 40 hours a week, starting as soon as possible initially for 1 year with the option to extend based on performance.</li> <li>A maximum gross monthly salary of USD 3.500 based on a 40 hour work week (fulltime employment) and benefits</li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>How to apply</strong></p> <p>To apply please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation and a maximum of 4 pages) to: recruitment@hntpo.org by March 9, 2016. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: FEAFG Qualified Afghan nationals and women are strongly encouraged to apply.</p> <p>For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via <a href="mailto:recruitment@hntpo.org">recruitment@hntpo.org</a> or 020-6200005.</p> <p>For more information about HealthNet, please visit <a href="http://www.healthnettpo.org">www.healthnettpo.org</a></p>

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:26:38 GMT

Programme Manager– ECHO Health Cluster Support

<p><strong>Maternity Cover &ndash; 12 month fixed term contract</strong></p> <p>We are looking for an experienced and professional Programme Manager to join us and manage a high profile programme, aimed at improving health coordination for all humanitarian actors in the highest graded emergencies globally.</p> <p>Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors &ndash; including governments, multi-laterals and trusts &ndash; and drives lasting change. Together, we save children&rsquo;s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.</p> <p>As Programme Manager you will manage the continuation of the health cluster support project whilst also leading on proposal development for new programme funding and actively seek funding for programme continuation. You will continue to manage the inter agency programme in close collaboration with the WHO and lead on the deployment of inter-agency surge personnel and supporting the Global Health Cluster&rsquo;s Capacity Building work. In addition you will:</p> <ul> <li>Manage the programme officer and three Humanitarian Surge Personnel deployed through the Health Cluster programme</li> <li>Be responsible for all financial and narrative reporting to both ECHO and OFDA donors</li> <li>Actively participate on the Global Health Cluster Capacity Building Task Team and Information Management Task Team</li> <li>Support and engage with the Global Health Cluster work plan</li> <li>Ensure clear coordination, communication and regular updates and meetings with consortium members</li> <li>Maintain oversight of all deployments for deployable staff and ensure records of deployments and activities are kept up to date.</li> </ul> <p>To be successful you will have experience working globally in an INGO environment with a proven track record in proposal development, grant management and consortium management. You should also have experience of successfully writing new programmes and securing funding. In addition you will:</p> <ul> <li>Be a confident public speaker with excellent inter personal skills and experience of remote line management of staff</li> <li>Have a proven track record in managing complex consortium projects</li> <li>Have a strong understanding of humanitarian programme design, quality programming and effective delivery</li> <li>Have strong skills in the usage of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, project management tools and other financial systems</li> <li>Have a good understanding of humanitarian aid architecture and relevance of the cluster approach</li> <li>Have field experience with good understanding of challenges working in insecure and remote locations.</li> </ul> <p><strong>At Save the Children our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.</strong></p> <p><strong>To apply please visit our website. <br /> <br /> Closing date: 21<sup>st</sup> February 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Start date: 28<sup>th</sup> April 2016</strong></p>

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:35:53 GMT

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

<p>Applications are invited from suitably qualified non-Ghanaian applicants for the post of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (International Professional Category).</p> <p><br />VN No.: VN-16-07 Post Level: P2<br />Duty Station: Accra<br />Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment Duration: 364 days</p> <p>Job purpose<br />Under direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, L3, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&amp;E) Officer will provide professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring &amp; evaluation (M&amp;E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership.</p> <p><br />MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES<br />1. Support preparation and maintenance of Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation &amp; Research Planning (IMEP) to provide strategic priority and realistic planning of activities for M&amp;E.<br />2. Monitor Country Office performance systematically and collect, analyze and report data for key indicators of the Annual Management Plan and management reports.<br />3. Contribute to ensuring that evaluations are designed and carried out with quality processes and products in line with UNICEF&rsquo;s priorities and strategies, and that evaluation findings, recommendations and reports are used to improve programme performance and are effectively disseminated to the intended audience. Keep major partners abreast and/or contribute to these exercises as required.<br />4. Contribute to strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes; this includes M&amp;E support to the UNICEF field office and regional M&amp;E task forces linked to the District Data Initiative.<br />5. Ensure achievement of effective communication and partnerships in carrying out integrated planning of research, monitoring and evaluation activities within the Country Office and with the Regional office and with all other stakeholders, including national partners, the UN Country Team and the international community; and the results are shared with all partners to stimulate joint engagement</p> <p><br />MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS</p> <p><br />Education<br />University degree in social sciences, development planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.</p> <p><br />Work Experience<br />Two years of professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities. Developing country experience is required. Experience in advanced data analysis, statistical methods and analysis tools are an asset.</p> <p><br />Language Proficiency<br />Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.<br />Competency Profile<br />i) Core Values (Required)<br />&bull; Commitment<br />&bull; Diversity and Inclusion<br />&bull; Integrity<br />ii) Core Competencies (Required)<br />? Working With People (2)<br />? Communication (1)<br />? Drive for Results (1)<br />iii) Functional Competencies (Required)<br />? Formulating Strategies and Concepts (1)<br />? Analyzing (2)<br />? Applying Technical Expertise (2)<br />? Planning and Organizing (2)<br />iv) Specific Technical Knowledge (Required)<br />? Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, and reporting.<br />? Expertise in data collection methods and processes.<br />? Expertise in evaluation process management, follow-up on recommendations and dissemination of M&amp;E results.<br />? Demography, statistics, and data management.<br />? Methodology of M&amp;E, theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods.</p> <p><br />If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter that addresses all requirements (academic and work experience) supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History form (which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/p11.doc) and photocopies of other supporting documents to:</p> <p><br />HRghana@unicef.org</p> <p>OR</p> <p>The Human Resources Manager<br />UNICEF, P.O. Box 5051, Accra-North<br />Applications can also be hand delivered to:<br />Location: 4-8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments<br />(Behind UNDP, near Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters on the Ring Road)</p> <p><br />Closing Date: 29 February 2016</p> <p>PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY THE TITLE AND VACANCY NUMBER OF THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING TO ON THE ENVELOPE</p> <p><br />Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test. Applications submitted without P11 form will not be considered.<br />Well qualified candidates, particularly females are encouraged to apply.</p> <p><br />NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!</p>

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:13:46 GMT

Evaluation Team Leader

<p>Social Impact, Inc. is putting together a roster of evaluators for ongoing opportunities through the new USAID-funded Liberia Strategic Analysis Program. <strong>The team is urgently looking for a team leader with 10+ years of evaluation experience and a background in agriculture/food security.</strong></p> <div>International candidates with immediate availability are highly encouraged to apply. Please disregard the Feb. 8 deadline listed on the advert.</div>

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:27:26 GMT

Entertainment Officer

<p><strong>1. Overview</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>1.1. Background &amp; Description of the role</strong></p> <p>War Child looks forward to a world in which children&rsquo;s lives aren&rsquo;t torn apart by war. We&rsquo;re on the ground protecting children suffering the worst effects of war including child soldiers, victims of rape and abduction, disabled children and street children. We&rsquo;re keeping them safe, getting them into education and giving them the tools and support to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. We&rsquo;re a small organisation with a big ambition to improve and change the lives of all children affected by war across the world. We&rsquo;re a platform for children&rsquo;s voices to be heard, we lobby global leaders and policy makers to ensure they keep their promises to respect and protect children&rsquo;s rights, we work with local communities in the countries where we work to change attitudes and behaviours. We believe in the power of music to get our message across. With a little help from our music friends, we&rsquo;ve put on the most prestigious and memorable gigs in history.</p> <p>War Child is looking for an exceptional candidate to support our diverse fundraising work. The Entertainment Officer role is crucial for our award-winning, creative Fundraising Division, in supporting the team in raising funds to continue this rapid growth and expansion of our impact. The role will have a focus on supporting War Child&rsquo;s Music &amp; Entertainment team with both existing events in our portfolio plus new fundraising concepts that are in development.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p><strong>1.2. Key Responsibilities</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>To research and write reports periodically to analyse the market landscape and support effective decision making in the department</li> <li>To input into all strategic planning and delivery of the department&rsquo;s objectives, events and campaigns</li> <li>To input into all departmental presentations and reports</li> <li>To assist in delivering and developing successful events and fundraising concepts, maximising all opportunities</li> <li>To successfully deliver War Child events including current portfolio (Aviate show, Winter Wassail, Passport To BRITs Week) and future portfolio (Rockumentary Film Festival, HELP Refugees etc)</li> <li>To successfully deliver event activity as part of our ongoing and future festival partnerships including Lovebox, Field Day, Citadel, Wilderness, Bestival, Isle Of Wight, House festival</li> <li>To play a part in each campaign aspect of integrated campaigns; production, marketing, sponsorship, talent liaison, content etc</li> <li>To assist in coordinating cross-organisation working groups; agendas, status notes</li> <li>To create and design impact reports, asks and project outlines</li> <li>To manage smaller projects on an ad-hoc basis; e.g. special releases, signed prints etc</li> <li>To deliver against a &pound;50,000 fundraising target set out as part of annual objectives</li> <li>To proactively identify new creative fundraising concepts</li> <li>To be the first response to incoming enquiries from reactive sources; putting ideas through the robust planning and screening process to decipher value versus investment</li> <li>To liaise and build excellent relationships with fundraising teams and comms teams including PR, digital and social</li> <li>To manage relationships with suppliers on projects including bid analysis, lead times and billing</li> <li>To manage venue bookings on projects including bid analysis, lead times and billing</li> <li>To coordinate marketing collateral and manage approvals</li> <li>To lead on guest management and entry access at events; implementing smooth donor engagement</li> <li>Represent War Child at relevant events (may require working outside office hours)</li> <li>To support all sponsor management, led by Managers and Head of department</li> <li>To monitor news in sponsorship of music, sport, comedy and film</li> <li>Utilise War Child&rsquo;s fundraising database as a relationship management tool to record, monitor and report on existing partnerships</li> <li>To share administration responsibilities amongst the wider team</li> <li>To promote and communicate War Child&rsquo;s aims, mission, policies and work clearly and effectively</li> <li>Catalogue assets that can feed into the strategic plan on a project by project basis</li> <li>To allocate income budget codes incoming donations in preparation for data entry and to liaise with the finance team to reconcile income to all</li> <li>To assist with data entry into our in-house database, Supporter 360 (Salesforce &ndash; ensuring we maintain data integrity by achieving a high level of attention to detail</li> <li>To assist with managing project budgets</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>1.3. Responsible to</strong></p> <ul> <li>Music &amp; Entertainment Manager</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>1.4. Working With</strong></p> </div> <p>The role involves working closely with the following stakeholders</p> <ul> <li>All staff in the Fundraising Directorate</li> <li>All staff in the Comms &amp; Advocacy Directorate</li> <li>Other War Child colleagues</li> <li>War Child&rsquo;s Key sponsors and supporters&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>1.5. Responsible for</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Providing direct support to the Music &amp; Entertainment team<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>1.6. </strong><strong>Contractual Terms </strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Position: Permanent</li> <li>Salary: &pound;26,500 per annum</li> <li>Working Hours: 9am &ndash; 5pm (full time, 37.5 hours per week)</li> <li>Place of Work: War Child UK HQ, Linton House, 39-51 Highgate Road, London NW5 1RT</li> <li>Probation: 6 months (TBC depending on successful candidate)</li> <li>Pension: Match up to 5% employee contributions into an approved independent pension scheme&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>2. Personal Specification - Essential Requirements</strong>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>War Child&rsquo;s office is a fun and lively environment made up of small group of extremely dedicated staff and volunteers. We&rsquo;re looking for someone who can fit in well and bring their own personality and creativity to our fundraising and the wider charity.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>2.1. Experience</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Supporting project managers in delivering event logistics and promotion</li> <li>Conducting desk research to support presentation writing and planning</li> <li>Writing presentations and reports to pitch and demonstrate impact</li> <li>Income generation and management</li> <li>Event management including production and promotion</li> <li>Delivering fundraising events from end to end</li> <li>Good understanding of charity fundraising mechanisms</li> <li>Some understanding of sponsor and partner management</li> <li>Good understanding of the live music and entertainment sector</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>2.2. Expertise:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Proactive and confident to work independently</li> <li>Good creative and commercial awareness</li> <li>Ability to follow direction and report on progress to line manager</li> <li>Passion for music and entertainment</li> <li>Demonstrate a flexible attitude to working, including some weekend working and potential travel</li> <li>IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office and database<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>2.3. Key Competencies</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Understanding of, and commitment to, War Child&rsquo;s vision, mission and aims.</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communicator</li> <li>Relationship development with both internal and external stakeholders</li> <li>Ability to effectively organise and prioritise your own workload whilst making effective decisions</li> <li>Attention to detail and quality control with a key focus on achieving results</li> <li>Focus on continuous improvement with the ability to contribute towards a culture of innovation and making an impact.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>2.4. Legal</strong></p> <ul> <li>Eligible to work in the UK</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>3. Desirable</strong></p> <ul> <li>Involvement on a marketing or fundraising project</li> <li>Experience of Salesforce&rsquo;s supporter 360</li> <li>Understanding of budgets, financial reporting and strategies</li> <li>Experience of managing own projects</li> <li>Broad interest and knowledge of the charity sector&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>4. Application Process</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Please fill out War Child Application Form and email it to <a href="mailto:recruitment@warchild.org.uk">recruitment@warchild.org.uk</a> by <strong>Friday 18<sup>th</sup> March 2016 at 5.00pm. (Please note, we do not accept CVs).</strong></li> <li>Interviews will be held on <strong>Wednesday 23<sup>rd</sup> or Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> March 2016.</strong></li> <li>After your interview you will be asked to complete a short written test. <ul> <li>Any offer made post the interview will be conditional on receipt of 3 favourable written references, (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). War Child reserves the right to call the referees, in case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms.</li> <li>The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a DBS Police check, a medical check for overseas travel purposes, be compliant and sign up to War Child&rsquo;s Child Protection Policy prior to a final offer being made.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:26:02 GMT

Programs Manager

<p>IFOAM &ndash; Organics International is calling for a full time</p> <p><strong><em>Programs Manager. </em></strong></p> <p>Sustainability in agriculture is an unsolved challenge despite growing evidence of the need for a paradigm shift towards new production systems that put ecological resources, rural societies, cultural expressions, public social welfare and the economic viability of smallholder family farming in the foreground. Organic Agriculture offers solutions that can contribute to sustainable development in rural areas.</p> <p>IFOAM &ndash; Organics International leads, unites and assists the global organic movement. It has about 800 affiliates in nearly 120 countries and also acts as a Global Action Network with numerous allies. It has a vision of truly sustainable agriculture and value chains around the world. Systems and operations have to be guided by the four principles of health, ecology, fairness and care.</p> <p>As one of the five strategic pillars of IFOAM &ndash; Organics International, the Programs Department aims at progressing toward complex development objectives. Our projects seek to strengthen stakeholders and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable households in need of innovation and adaptation, challenged by food insecurity, biodiversity loss, climate change, the depletion of natural resources and economic shocks.</p> <p>Holistic, people-centered approaches with a focus on access to nutrition &ndash; particularly for women and children &ndash; and market-oriented value chain facilitation form the backbone of our work towards poverty alleviation.</p> <p>The Programs Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the program strategy, including the portfolio development. The Programs Manager reports to the Executive Director and coordinates a team of currently 4 full-time-equivalent Programs staff. As part of the management team, the Programs Manager will also contribute to the strategic institutional development of IFOAM &ndash; Organics International.</p> <p><strong>QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE </strong></p> <p>We are looking for a very experienced program manager with at least 10 years of relevant experience and with proven skills in programs strategy development, project acquisition, staff management and project implementation. The position requires the following key competencies:</p> <ul> <li>Sound knowledge of Organic Agriculture and its challenges globally, particularly in low-income countries, combined with a high level of commitment to and passion for true sustainability in agriculture; ?</li> <li>Knowledge of recent trends in development cooperation and experience in rural development, including agriculture, processing, market access and sector building for poverty alleviation and diversified nutrition. ? ?</li> <li>Sharp and smart strategy and impact chain development for convincing project concepts, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Strong ability to recognize and integrate opportunities that can offer effective outcomes on both shoestring budgets and on complex, well-funded activities; ?</li> <li>First-hand experience in planning and implementing complex international projects in a civil society environment, cooperating with the private and public sectors; ?</li> <li>Exceptional fundraising capabilities, including networking, proposal development, accountability and a drive to deliver on commitments; ?</li> <li>Excellent social and intercultural communication skills. Ability to build capacity with participatory approaches and to gain trust and respect of allies and partners; ?</li> <li>Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of additional languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Mandarin or Russian) is desirable; ?</li> <li>Willingness to contribute to a culture of open dialogue and constructive, mutual feedback as part of a diverse management team; ?</li> <li>Sound organizational skills including the management of budget, staff, consortium partner relationships, volunteers and assets. Professional, hands-on and outcome-oriented working style, capable of achieving fast progress in complex and parallel multi- stakeholder processes; ?</li> <li>Excellent self-management skills including time, deadlines and task management, priority setting and self-motivation.</li> </ul> <p>?<strong>Details of the position: </strong>?This challenging, full-time position will be based at our head office in Bonn, Germany in an attractive geographical and institutional setting and provide the opportunity for international and intercontinental travel. The salary is competitive, in line with similar international non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience, skills and performance.</p> <p><strong>Application Instructions: </strong>?Please submit a full CV, letter of motivation, salary expectations and the contact details of two references, all in one PDF document to Thomas Cierpka, Deputy Director, t.cierpka@ifoam.bio. ?<br /> Strategic and content related questions can be addressed to Markus Arbenz, Executive Director of IFOAM &ndash; Organics International, m.arbenz@ifoam.bio. ?</p>

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:39:05 GMT

Director, Fundraising & Government Relations - Europe

<p><strong>Position Summary</strong></p> <p>Governmental and private sector support are absolutely critical for all Teach For All&rsquo;s network organizations to launch and scale thriving movements for educational equity within their nations. As the Director, Fundraising &amp; Government Relations &ndash; Europe you will use your problem solving and relationship building skills and leverage the power of our global network to develop the capacity of a portfolio of European partner organizations, helping them create legal pathways to placing their teachers, build diversified funding bases and set themselves up for strong growth over the years to come.&nbsp;You will act as a member of the European regional team that aims to grow the capacity and impact of Teach For All&rsquo;s largest region (15 partners) as well as a global team of Fundraising &amp;Government Relations specialists.&nbsp; This person will report to the Lead Director, Fundraising&amp; Government Relations - Europe with a dotted line to the Senior Director, Partner Engagement &ndash; Europe. Internally, this position is known as Director, Public &amp; Private Sector Support-Europe.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Outcomes </strong></p> <p>The Director, Fundraising &amp; Government Relations will aim to increase the scale of partner programs (measured by number of teachers placed in schools), their financial viability (measured by increased revenue and funding diversity), and their satisfaction with Teach For All&rsquo;s support of their work in building fundraising and government relations partnerships.</p> <p><strong>Responsibilities </strong></p> <p>The Director, Fundraising &amp; Government Relations&rsquo; primary responsibility is to support a portfolio of partners in the region in building fundraising and government relations support to increase their scale and impact.&nbsp;</p> <p>Activities might include:</p> <ul> <li>50% Virtual and in-person coaching of local partner organization CEOs and senior staff, including working alongside them in external meetings to develop their confidence and ability to build financial and political support for their organizations and the Teach For All Network <ul> <li>Help partner staff self-reflect and identify patterns in their work and behavior</li> <li>Understand partner organization&rsquo;s needs in the areas of fundraising, government relations and placement of teachers and leverage resources from across the Teach For All Network to support their work</li> <li>Capturing and synthesizing the region&rsquo;s knowledge/best practices and providing thought partnership related to key questions in the areas of fundraising and government relations</li> </ul> </li> <li>20% Creating resources and tools that can be used by local partner organizations <ul> <li>Some of the resources and tools include case studies of successful fundraising campaigns and examples of financial tracking system</li> </ul> </li> <li>15% Designing and executing conferences that advance the thinking and practice of local partner organizations (i.e. leading trainings, small group learning experiences, webinars)</li> <li>10% Coordinating with other Teach For All regional staff to create regional fundraising or government relations partnerships that benefit partners and Teach For All</li> <li>5% Facilitating direct connections between local partner organizations so they can learn from each other</li> </ul> <p><strong>Requirements</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum 7 years full time work experience</li> <li>Proven track record of success in fundraising and/or government relations</li> <li>Prior experience as a staff member of one of Teach For All&rsquo;s network partners useful</li> <li>Experience working and/or living in the region preferred</li> <li>Ability to work in English required</li> <li>Fluency in other regional languages (Spanish, French, German, Russian) is preferred, but not required<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Exceptional reasoning and strategic problem solving abilities</li> <li>Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse individuals, and to influence and motivate others at a high level</li> <li>Ability to deeply understand and operate sensitively within a local cultural context</li> <li>Ability to be adaptable to an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture</li> <li>Exemplifies Teach For All&rsquo;s core values and a commitment to Teach For All&rsquo;s mission:</li> <ul> <li>Belief in and a propensity toward seeking <strong>transformational change</strong></li> <li>Drive toward <strong>constant learning</strong> and improvement</li> <li>Embodies <strong>mutual responsibility</strong> in relationships with partners and teams</li> <li>Reflects a <strong>sense of possibility</strong> in mindset and vision<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Work Authorization</strong><strong><br /></strong>Candidates for this position must possess European Union work authorization in order to be considered. <br /><strong><br /><strong>Travel and Hours</strong></strong><br /> Travel expected, approximately 50%, mostly within the region to provide direct support to partner organizations, but also some travel out-of-region to run conference sessions, attend team conferences etc. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.</p> <p><strong>Compensation</strong><br /> Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.&nbsp;In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Apply now</strong><br /> Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter directly online.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://teachforall.avature.net/career/JobDetail/London-strongly-preferred-Location-in-the-European-region-required-Director-Fundraising-Government-Relations-Europe/498">http://teachforall.avature.net/career/JobDetail/London-strongly-preferred-Location-in-the-European-region-required-Director-Fundraising-Government-Relations-Europe/498</a></span></p> <p><strong>About Teach For All</strong></p> <p>A GLOBAL PROBLEM&hellip;</p> <p>Around the world, 250 million children lack the skills necessary to read, write, or perform basic mathematics.&nbsp; In rich and poor countries alike, where children are born often determines the quality of their education, and, ultimately, their future opportunities. This educational inequity is a multi-faceted and systemic global problem that affects us all&mdash;perpetuating poverty, dividing societies, and weakening economies.</p> <p>&nbsp;&hellip;CALLS FOR A GLOBAL APPROACH&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;A world of expanding educational opportunity and decreasing disparities is a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world where more children are able to fulfill their true potential.</p> <p>Launched in 2007, Teach For All is a global network of over 30 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity in their countries. Each organization recruits and develops diverse individuals from a range of academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high need classrooms and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, in pursuit of expanded opportunity for children.</p> <p>SOLUTIONS ARE SHAREABLE&nbsp;</p> <p>Because there is so much to learn across borders, Teach For All takes a global approach. While each context is unique, similarities in the nature of educational inequity from place to place lead to shareable solutions. As partner organizations and their teachers and alumni learn from each other and innovate, their impact is accelerated at the national and global levels.</p> <p>Teach For All works to accelerate partners&rsquo; progress and increase their impact by providing direct support, facilitating connections across the network, accessing global resources for the benefit of the whole, and fostering the leadership development of staff, teachers, and alumni.&nbsp;</p> <p>Together, Teach For All programs around the world are working to ensure that one day, all children&mdash;everywhere&mdash;can attain an excellent education.&nbsp;</p>

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:57:03 GMT

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