Climate Change, Resilience, Peace & Conflict

07.09.2012 A Day of Known Unknowns

Today the main part of the conference got up and running, the theme was Nature+ Climate.  In the main auditorium high level dialogues were running throughout the day whilst smaller sessions between 1-6hrs were held in the surrounding conference area.  SIANI was present at two of these sessions and you can read my session notes below.

From motorbike to mobile phone: new extension services for rural farmers through mobile ICT

With 40 million people pushed into poverty since 2010, and a world population predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, the demands on already diminishing finite resources are growing. Countries such as Brazil and the U.S.

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06.09.2012 The World Conservation Congress Opens

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

In 2012 it is being held on the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea.

Recognising the African woman farmer article & Interviews with the authors

Boys learning new ideas of masculinity around campfires in rural Africa and “sisterhoods” formed to provide a common voice to women are starting to change attitudes about African women farmers, say the authors of a forthcoming book about gender and agriculture.

Sustainable development after Rio+20: formulating global sustainable development goals

Jeffrey D. Sachs

A seminar with Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Followed by a panel debate including

Vikten av långsiktighet - så kan biståndet förhindra katastrof och hunger

Seminariet arrangerades i Almedalen den 2 juli i samarbete med The Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative, SIANI, FAO Norden, Röda Korset och Swedish Water House. 


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Ecological Sanitation in peri-urban area of El Alto city, Bolivia

The general objective is to improve health and the living conditions of the families settled in peri-urban areas of El Alto city, through the provision of ecological toilets with a sustainable and productive approach.  The water supply of El Alto and La Paz depends on deep wells and glaciers (snowy-mountains).

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Landscapes in a Carbon Focused World

Picture courtesy of Feral Arts (CC BY 2.0)

SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen invite you to a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.

The ‘landscape’ view has risen in importance within discussions on sustainability, resilience, improved agriculture and climate change.

No Food and Nutrition Security without Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Event part of WWW 2012

WASH investments substantially contribute to food and nutrition security: Making more out of available food through improved health and increasing harvests through productive sanitation.

Arbetsmöte: Nya mål för ekologisk produktion och konsumtion

Styrgruppen för Ekologiskt Forum tar nu ett initiativ för att utveckla nya branschmål. Det är viktigt att komma med positiva besked om att vi vill öka den ekologiska marknaden i Sverige och detta görs bäst av de aktörer som verkligen är intresserade av denna utveckling.