Reinventing Institutions

Uganda's HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity (KMCC) initiative

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Uganda's HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity (KMCC) initiative  was set up in 2012 as a core component of the HIV prevention strategy that is being funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Its over-arching mission is to help to improve the communication of knowledge in order to bring about a stronger response to HIV/AIDS in Uganda. To achieve this, KMCC is bringing together both Uganda-grown and international experts in HIV/AIDS, knowledge management, and communications to work with different partners in Uganda.

Bridging and Bonding: Improving the Links Between Transparency and Accountability Actors

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Authors: Wanjiku Kelbert, A.
Publication date: 2014

The first Learning and Inspiration Event hosted by Making All Voices Count brought together people with different kinds of expertise to think collaboratively about how technology can be used to enhance citizen engagement and improve government responsiveness. 

A review of evidence, agreements, concepts and tools relating to participatory agricultural research

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Author: Blackie, M.
Publication date: 2014

This is a rapid desk based study to identify an overview of evidence, agreements, concepts and tools relating to participatory agricultural research. The review was undertaken using both peer reviewed and grey literature from the major development agencies (both multilateral and national), national and international research institutes and think tanks, and regional and subregional research organisations.

Participatory planning, justice, and climate change in Durban, South Africa

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Authors: Blackie, M.
Publication date: 2009 (Environment and Planning A 2010, volume 42, pages 99-115)

This paper looks at how participatory governance is treated in the literatures on social justice and climate change and based on a case study of Durban, South Africa, the paper discusses the effectiveness of participatory structures in practice. 

Gender justice and climate justice: community-based strategies to increase women’s political agency in watershed management in times of climate change

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Authors: Figueiredo, P. & ; Perkins, P.E.
Publication date: 2011

This paper discusses South-North initiatives and models for community-based environmental and climate change education which are using the democratic opening provided by watershed-based governance structures to broaden grassroots participation, especially of women, in political processes.

Dialogic Approaches to Global Challenges: Moving from “Dialogue Fatigue” to Dialogic Change Processes

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Authors: Pruitt, B. & Waddell, S.
Publication date: 2005

This working paper of the Generative Dialogue Project looks at dialogic change processes, which involve people coming together seeking to make positive change through conversation and agreement as an answer to the challenges of globalization.

It zooms in on the case of climate change, followed by an analysis of global change initiatives. It concludes that this new model of organizing will not supplant the existing international system but it is an essential complement to it.

Kenya: democracy and political participation. Discussion paper.

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Authors: Kanyinga, K.
Publication date: 2014

This discussion paper examines the challenges of democracy and participation in Kenya; it explores the general promise and failure of Kenya’s hesitant transition to democracy. The paper seeks to find out what went wrong with the project to bring ‘democracy and participation’ to Kenya.

Gender and Inclusion Toolbox: participatory research in climate change and agriculture

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Author: Jost, C., Ferdous, N. & Spicer, T.D.
Publication date: 2014

This manual introduces a wide range of participatory strategies and tools for research to guide the implementation of climate smart agriculture and efforts to achieve food security in rural communities. It is intended for NGO practitioners and program designers interested in diagnostic and action research for gender sensitive and socially inclusive climate change programs.

Alice Hausman on Measuring Community-Defined Indicators of Success

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In this blog post, Alice Hausman, professor of Public Health at Temple University shares a lesson learned and hot tips on measuring community based on her work as community based participatory research (CBPR) evaluator of youth violence prevention initiatives in urban environments. 

Read more at: http://aea365.org/blog/alice-hausman-on-measuring-community-defined-indi...

Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons

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Author: Zyck, S.A. 
Publication date: 2014

Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. 

This report explores how the UN proactively employed the good offices of the secretary-general to open an impartial space for dialogue where none had previously been considered possible