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Bridging perspectives

Authors: Bali, N., Chen M.A. & Kanbur, R.
Publication date: 2012

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

Authors: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) (for UN)
Publication date: 2008

This publication highlights seventeen examples of how the private sector engages in partnerships to reduce the risk of disaster. An attempt has been made to divide the examples into the three partnership types:

Wagging the dragon’s tail: emerging practices in participatory poverty reduction in China

Authors: several authors for IIED

This special issue of Participatory Learning and Action focuses on China to investigate the interface between government and communities and how this is changing as a precondition to poverty eradication. Participation is becoming key to reducing poverty through improving livelihoods, at the same time as sustaining the environment, maintaining China’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity and ensuring good governance.

Participatory mapping for adaptation to climate change: the case of Boe Boe, Solomon Islands

Author: Piccolella, A.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9 (1): 24-36

Critics of top-down, expert-driven approaches to adaptation suggest the need for tools and methods capable of addressing the gap between scientific and local understanding of climate change. After a lengthy period in which participatory mapping in the context of climate change was overlooked, attention has now turned to Participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) for adaptation planning.

Coalitions and the organization of multi-stakeholder action: A case study of agricultural research and extension in Rajasthan, India

Author: Ruth Alsop
Publication date: 1998

Decentralization implies an increase in the number of stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of interventions. This paper draws upon the experience of a multi-stakeholder program in India which has sought to increase the contribution of rainfed agriculture to rural household's economic portfolios. The strategy has been one of enhancing government research and extension service provision through collaboration and coalition building between NGOs and government line departments.

Facilitating discussion on the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs: a series of events

Author: Baquet, Z.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9(1): 93-107

How do you facilitate an ongoing discussion around a complex issue such as the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs?

Practice Change in Community Pharmacy: A Case Study of Multiple Stakeholders’ Perspectives (Mississippi)

Authors: Elrod, S. et alii.
Publication date: 2012 In: Innovations in Pharmacy, Vol. 3 (3), Article 82

With this case study, the authors aimed to obtain and present a multi-stakeholder perspective of community pharmacy practice change, where community pharmacists make the transition to also providing patient care practices.

UN Global Compact: case studies of multistakeholder partnership. Policy dialogue on business in zones of conflict

Author: edited by Virginia Haufler (for UN Global Compact)
Publication date: 2002

Members of the UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Business in Zones of Conflict participate in several partnerships that seek to reduce or prevent violent conflict, manage the effects of conflict, or rebuild a country previously suffering from civil conflict.

Legitimacy and Standard Development in Multi-stakeholder Initiatives: A Case Study of the Leonardo Academy’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard Initiative

Authors: Hatanaka, M. & Konefal, J.
Publication date: 2012

Non-state, market-driven forms of governance, especially those that use multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), have become a prominent mechanism for regulating food and agriculture. While the standards generated by MSIs and their implementation have been studied widely, the internal practices of MSIs have received less attention. This article addresses this research gap using a case study of the Leonardo Academy’s sustainable agriculture standard initiative.

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