International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Elsewhere on the Web The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – https://www.iied.org –  is a global leader in sustainable development. “Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others. Founded in 1971 by economist Barbara Ward, who forged the concept and cause of sustainable …

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one …

Capacity Building

Buzzwords Capacity Building = Process of developing and strengthening the skills that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world. What if we thought of digital literacy as a form of capacity building? An enabling environment comes from capacity building that is both top-down and ground-up. Build the capacity to …

Development

Buzzwords Development = The act or process of creating something over a period of time Spotlight International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Planeta.com Education Growth Rural Development Sustainability

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in 1996, to …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Rural Development

Rural development … Definition Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas, often relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Rural development has traditionally centered on the exploitation of land-intensive natural resources such as agriculture and forestry. – Wikipedia World Food Day Connection October 16 is World Food Day, …

Woodrow Wilson Center Hosts Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico flag Washington, DC – Less than one year from Mexico’s presidential election, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue welcome the former head of government of Mexico City and three-time candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador for an open and frank discussion of his policy proposals and his view on domestic and foreign …