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Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2016This article argues that inequality in access to water and sanitation is largely caused and legitimised by different forms of invisible power that prevent universal access. It shows how invisible power combined with structural violence and experiences of unequal citizenship result in dismal access to water that cause systematic harm to poor and marginalised women and men.OrganisationDocument
Evaluation of growth, milk and manure production in Norwegian dairy goats in one highland of Tanzania 30 years after introductionSouth African Journal of Animal Science, 2017Dairy goats have been imported into Tanzania since the 1960s to improve the milk production of Small East African (SEA) goats through crossbreeding. The SEA goats have poor genetic potential for milk.Document
Vulnerability to climate change and adaptation strategies of local communities in Malawi: experiences of women fish-processing groups in the Lake Chilwa BasinEarth System Dynamics, 2016In recent years, research on climate change and human security has received much attention among policy makers and academia alike.DocumentIOPscience, 2017The central role of forests in climate change mitigation, as recognized in the Paris agreement, makes it increasingly important to develop and test methods for monitoring and evaluating the carbon effectiveness of REDD+.Document
Workshop report: Research policy interface: incentivizing communities for ecosystem services in Nepal, 9 November 2016International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017In 2005, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) emphasized the importance of the link between the ecosystem, ecosystem services and human wellbeing to policy makers. The concept of ecosystem services is widely discussed in scientific and policy discourse.Document
Regional training of trainers: promoting innovative livelihoods (ecotourism and value chains) for sustainable landscape management 18–25 September 2016International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre. It serves eight regional member countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan – in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Heavy rainfall (480 mm) on 16 July 2015 triggered a huge landslide (DGSE and GDKU, 2016) that dammed the Tui Lam Lui River approximately 52 km upstream of Yazagyo Dam near Hangken Village, Falam District in the Upper Chin hill region in northwestern Myanmar.