This course will show that gender mainstreaming increases the effectiveness of investments in food security and preventive measures for climate change. The course provides tools and strategies to include a gender equality perspective in projects and programmes on climate change and food security.
Only two viruses have ever been discussed by the UN Security Council, both terrifying blood-borne viruses that first emerged in Africa — HIV/AIDS, which first brought the Security Council together in 2000, and Ebola, the subject of an unusual resolution that was passed unanimously on 18 September.
“Nutrire il pianeta, energia per la vita” sono temi globali perché riguardano le popolazioni di tutto il mondo e perché investono tutti i livelli: non solo le istituzioni e i governi, ma anche l’industria, le associazioni, i cittadini.
In terms of international development aid, South Korea represents a unique case. It has remodeled from being a recipient nation to that of being a donor in the space of half a century. It thus has been designated an emerging donor, yet in November 2009 it became a member of the Oecd Development Assistance Committee (Dac), conferring upon it similar status to established donor nations.
Il naufragio avvenuto lo scorso 4 ottobre al largo di Lampedusa, costato la vita a 366 persone, è solo l’ultima di una serie di tragedie del mare che hanno assunto la natura di vera e propria emergenza. Uomini in fuga da situazioni di guerra e disordine cercano un approdo nella “fortezza Europa”, trovando spesso sofferenza e morte. Diventa sempre più evidente, dunque, come l’approccio europeo basato sulla mera gestione dell’emergenza non sia più sufficiente a fare fronte a una situazione sempre più problematica. Ma da dove vengono i migranti? Quali risposte hanno messo in campo, rispettivamente, Italia e Europa? Questo ISPI Dossier analizza le incognite legate alla difficoltà nel trovare una soluzione a livello europeo, cercando di mettere in evidenza le maggiori problematiche.
Post-conflict democratisation processes in Sub-Saharan Africa imply difficult challenges for the actors involved. The main difficulties stem from the nature of African politics and the post-colonial legacy of African states. The dire economic conditions in which independent African states had to operate make democratic efforts more complicated, given the nature of the electoral processes which are too often based on a winner-takes-all electoral rule that fits European political settings but less so African political frameworks.
High growth rates and a renewed importance of African resources suggest that Sub-Saharan Africa might be finally on the way towards self-reliance.
The Policy Brief analyzes whether the new economic trends support the claim that aid dependency is decreasing in Sub-Saharan Africa and whether new aid modalities, such as budget support, are reducing de facto dependency.
While Africa in the last 20 years has been the most conflict-prone region in the world, recent trends show some positive developments in this respect. However, the improvements are resting on fragile grounds, and the permanence of regional areas of conflict suggest that it is still important to focus on the issue. This policy brief intends to assess who should keep caring about conflict in Africa, including external actors.
Established mechanisms that have worked reasonably well for the coordination of the international humanitarian assistance to conflict situations seem to fail in the heated response to large-scale earthquakes.
This paper discusses how some technical specificities of shuch emergency interventions interact with the exponential growth in the number and diversity of the actors and with a confused international legal framework to make the coordination of earthquake response a huge and evolving challenge.