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  1. End of Year Video

    2022, another eventful year comes to an end: from webinars and learning activities to knowledge sharing and thought-provoking content, Capacity4dev continues to be one of the top community platforms for international development professionals worldwide.   Thanks for coming along for the ride and stay tuned for all that’s coming in 2023! Capacity4dev is YOU! 
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    23 December 2022
  2. Serie Global Gateway: La movilidad sostenible se vuelve rural

    En todo el mundo, los miembros de la comunidad Capacity4dev están fortaleciendo las conexiones entre Europa y los países socios, desarrollando soluciones eficaces para la movilidad universal. Como plataforma de promoción de la innovación, Capacity4dev ha entrevistado al equipo que está detrás de la Buffalo Bicycle, uno de los programas de más rápido crecimiento presentados durante los Días de Desarrollo Europeos temáticos de Global Gateway 2022 e implementados por la agencia de desarrollo alemana (GIZ).
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    7 December 2022
  3. Les Global Gateway : La mobilité verte en milieu rural

    Partout dans le monde, les membres de la communauté Capacity4dev renforcent les liens entre l'Europe et les pays partenaires, en développant des solutions efficaces pour la mobilité universelle. En tant que plateforme de promotion de l'innovation, Capacity4dev a interviewé l'équipe qui se trouve derrière le Buffalo Bicycle, l'un des programmes à la croissance la plus rapide présenté lors des Journées européennes du développement 2022 sur le thème du Global Gateway et mis en œuvre par l'agence allemande de développement (GIZ).
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    7 December 2022
  4. V&V Green Mobility Goes Rural

    Global Gateway Series: Green Mobility Goes Rural

    Discover the latest Capacity4Dev community innovations in transportation from the team that stands behind the Buffalo Bicycle, one of the fastest growing programmes showcased during the 2022 Global Gateway-themed European Development Days and implemented by the German development agency (GIZ).
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    19 September 2022
  5. Solar energy in Cambodia: lessons learnt from the SWITCH-Asia programme

    Almost 80% of Cambodians live in rural areas with limited access to clean and affordable energy. The EU promotes sustainable consumption patterns and changes behaviours by supporting micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) to switch to solar energy sources.
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    5 April 2022
  6. Gender equality in environmental programmes: Insights from the PEUMP in the Pacific

    The gender equality-environmental nexus appeared in the international debate more than two decades ago. Still, a lot needs to be done. The international community gathers to discuss how to achieve gender equality in the context of climate change policies and programmes. This article offers insights from one of the EU co-funded programmes mainstreaming gender across ocean and coastal fisheries management.
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    14 March 2022
  7. Team Europe - Working better together for effective development cooperation

    In 2011, the Busan Principles defined what makes good-quality, effective development cooperation worldwide. However, in the ten years since Busan ODA (Official Development Assistance), programmes have become more fragmented and less effective. The Team Europe approach – adopted by the EU and its Member States in 2020 – is a commitment to delivering more and better impact through building joint coordinated, more effective European development cooperation. Capacity4dev spoke with country-level practitioners to learn from their experience on the Team Europe approach.
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    19 January 2022
  8. Team Europe - Mieux travailler ensemble pour une coopération pour le développement efficace

    En 2011, les Principes de Busan ont défini ce qui fait une coopération au développement efficace et de qualité dans le monde. Cependant, au cours des dix années qui ont suivi l'APD de Busan (Aide publique au développement), les programmes sont devenus plus fragmentés et moins efficaces. L'approche Team Europe - adoptée par l'UE et ses États membres en 2020 - est un engagement à produire un impact plus important et de meilleure qualité en mettant en place une coopération européenne au développement conjointe, coordonnée et plus efficace. Capacity4dev s'est entretenu avec des professionnels au niveau national pour tirer parti de leur expérience de l'approche de Team Europe.
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    19 January 2022
  9. Gestion des migrations en Afrique orientale et australe pendant le COVID-19

    Migration et développement vont de pair. Depuis la nuit des temps, les humains ont essayé de surmonter l'adversité et d'améliorer leurs conditions économiques et sociales en se déplaçant vers d'autres lieux. Les moyens de communication et de transport modernes ont multiplié les possibilités de se déplacer, mais le COVID-19 a posé d'immenses défis aux migrants. Vous trouverez ci-dessous quelques bonnes pratiques de l'Afrique orientale et australe en la matière.
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    17 December 2021
  10. Migration management in Eastern and Southern Africa during COVID-19

    Migration and development go hand in hand. Since the beginning of time, humans have tried to overcome adversity and improve their economic and social conditions by moving to other places. Modern communication and transportation have increased the opportunities to move, but COVID-19 has challenged migrants immensely. Below are some best practices from Eastern and Southern African on this matter.
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    17 December 2021
  11. Empowering health workers in Zimbabwe to advance universal health coverage during COVID-19

    The EU has been supporting the global fight against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and it is committed to making national health systems more resilient. Partner countries have faced many challenges including the distribution of emergency supplies to strengthen local health systems, the launch of national vaccination campaigns and the boosting of economic recovery. The EU has supported its partners across the world wherever necessary and whenever possible, including in Zimbabwe.
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    10 December 2021
  12. Intercultural awareness and capacity for development effectiveness

    International partnerships, being multicultural in nature, often face cultural differences which can generate misunderstandings, tension, and inefficiency. There are both tangible and intangible cultural barriers in EU interventions limiting the capacity to work with internal and external teams. As a result, the quality of policy dialogue and interventions management is hindered, and thus results and relationships are affected. To deal with this situation, solutions are needed.
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    26 November 2021
  13. Empowering children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The world celebrates the anniversary of the Declaration of Children’s Rights adopted on 20 November 1959 by the UN General Assembly. Although one in three people worldwide is a minor, most societies still undervalue the opinion of children and teens. However, young activists like Greta Thunberg and Francisco Vera prove that – for a better world – their voices matter.
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    19 November 2021
  14. Empoderando a niños y jóvenes en América Latina y el Caribe

    El mundo celebra el aniversario de la Declaración de los Derechos del Niño adoptada el 20 de noviembre de 1959 por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas. Aunque una de cada tres personas en todo el mundo es un menor, la mayoría de las sociedades todavía subestiman la opinión de los niños y los adolescentes. Sin embargo, jóvenes activistas como Greta Thunberg y Francisco Vera demuestran que –para un mundo mejor– sus voces importan.
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    19 November 2021
  15. Cross-border collaboration in Middle East for Environmental Sustainability

    The Middle East has faced political tension, military conflicts and other disputes for many years. It is, as a result, a region with one of the most enduring conflicts in the world. The EU has set out its policy on the Middle East in a series of high-level public statements including the Venice Declaration of 1980, the Berlin Declaration of 1999, the Seville Declaration and the Roadmap for Peace of 2002, as well as multiple Council conclusions . Against this backdrop, ongoing environmental challenges have severely affected local communities and showcased their transboundary repercussions on neighbouring regions and countries including Palestine, Israel and Jordan. Hence, in spite of regional conflicts, a new ground for cross-border collaboration has emerged with joint research providing supranational solutions to environmental issues.
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    10 November 2021
  16. Des villes pour le commerce équitable: Des alliances pour une chaîne de chocolat durable

    Les villes hébergent plus de la moitié de la population mondiale et représentent 80% de la production économique mondiale. Elles ouvrent la voie en tant que pionniers sur les questions de durabilité, en développant des solutions innovantes pour les défis environnementaux, sociaux et économiques. Une meilleure connaissance des conditions locales spécifiques permet de développer et de promouvoir des solutions adaptées au contexte et qui sont plus susceptibles de trouver un écho auprès des citoyens, et d'avoir ainsi plus d'impact. Les villes jouent un rôle fondamental dans la réalisation des ODD, et des alliances entre villes voient régulièrement le jour. Le partenariat entre Bruges en Belgique et Ebolowa au Cameroun met en évidence le potentiel de synergies entre l'hémisphère sud et l'hémisphère nord.
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    27 October 2021
  17. Cities for Fair Trade: Alliances for a Sustainable Chocolate Chain

    Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population and 80% of the global economic output. They lead the way as pioneers on sustainability issues, developing innovative solutions for environmental, social and economic challenges. Better knowledge about specific local conditions allows the development and promotion of context-specific solutions that are more likely to resonate with citizens, thus having greater impact. Cities play a crucial role in achieving the SDGs, and city-to-city alliances are steadily emerging. The partnership between Bruges, Belgium, and Ebolowa, Cameroon, highlights the potential of synergies among the Global South and Global North.
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    26 October 2021
  18. Empowering rural women to achieve sustainable wildlife management

    Women and girls are at the heart of rural communities worldwide. Their contribution to ending poverty and ensuring food security is fundamental. They also play a critical role in natural resource management and can influence how their communities hunt and fish, improve sanitation, protect habitats and comply with conservation laws.
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    15 October 2021
  19. Mural in Canterbury

    Sanitisation and sensitisation: How inter-agency cooperation and community buy-in help COVID-19 relief efforts in urban Jamaica

    COVID-19 has had a significant negative effect on the economy of Jamaica. As a developing country, the island is heavily reliant on tourism and remittances for revenue. Earnings from the tourism sector dropped sharply – due to low visitor arrivals since March 2020 – when the island closed its borders following its first positive COVID-19 case. The economic contraction and significant loss of revenues has bolstered the case for social intervention programmes to meet the needs of the most vulnerable citizens, many of whom live in inner-city areas.
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    4 October 2021
  20. Unsustainable consumption and production in LAC

    Promoting sustainable production and consumption in Latin America

    Unsustainable consumption and production patterns are at the heart of the triple planetary crisis: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Environmental degradation has become even more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the fragility of our societies. The EU and UNEP are joining forces with multiple stakeholders to ensure a greener future.
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    13 September 2021
  21. Consumo y de producción no sostenibles en ALC

    Promoción de la producción y el consumo sostenibles en América Latina

    Los patrones de consumo y de producción no sostenibles se encuentran en el centro de la triple crisis planetaria: cambio climático, pérdida de biodiversidad y contaminación La degradación medioambiental se ha vuelto aún más evidente durante la pandemia de COVID-19, lo que pone de relieve la fragilidad de nuestras sociedades. La UE y el PNUMA están aunando esfuerzos con múltiples partes interesadas para garantizar un futuro más verde.
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    13 September 2021
  22. Protéger les civils en temps de guerre avec la force militaire conjointe du G5 Sahel : de la théorie à la pratique

    Pour la protection des populations civiles, il est crucial que les troupes déployées dans les zones de guerre respectent le droit international des droits de l'homme (DIDH), le droit international humanitaire (DIH) et le droit des réfugiés (DDR). C'est ce qui est entrepris au Sahel par la force militaire conjointe, créée en 2017, par cinq pays de la région appelée Force Conjointe du G5 Sahel (FC-G5S). Les efforts de collaboration de ces pays pour lutter contre le terrorisme, la criminalité transnationale organisée et la traite des êtres humains sont soutenus par des mesures et des mécanismes concrets et sur mesure qui protègent les civils avec le soutien de l'ONU et de l'UE.
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    19 August 2021
  23. Protecting civilians in war with the G5 Sahel joint military force: from theory to practice

    For the protection of civilian populations, it is crucial that troops deployed in war zones respect International Human Rights Law (IHRL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Refugee Law (IRL). This is undertaken in the Sahel by the joint military force, created in 2017, by five countries in the region called the Force Conjointe du G5 Sahel (FC-G5S). The collaborative efforts of these countries to combat terrorism, transnational organised crime and human trafficking are supported by concrete and tailor-made measures and mechanisms which protect civilians with the support of the UN and the EU.
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    19 August 2021
  24. Team Europe-Kenya Partnership: community-led wildlife conservation

    Team Europe-Kenya Partnership: community-led wildlife conservation

    Team Europe is an important partner for Kenya’s development cooperation in the commitment to achieve the country’s national priorities and the drive towards the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals. The Team Europe-Kenya partnership is rooted in a joint commitment for prosperity with the aim of improving the quality of life for all. It also contributes to addressing the main challenges identified in Kenya’s national development Vision 2030. One focus of the joint efforts of this partnership is the promotion of conservation.
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    9 August 2021
  25. Tackling adolescent pregnancy in Panama

    Tackling adolescent pregnancy in Panama

    Adolescent pregnancy is a complex issue, often with severe consequences. Latin America has the second-highest teen fertility rate globally -well above Asia, North America, and Europe. For 15 years, the European Union's flagship programme for social cohesion in Latin America EUROsociAL+ has been providing technical support to policy reforms at the national and territorial level, with a strong emphasis on gender equality and women empowerment. On International Youth Skills Day, it is an opportunity to tackle this hugely important public health issue.
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    15 July 2021
  26. Abordando el embarazo en la adolescencia en Panamá

    Abordando el embarazo en la adolescencia en Panamá

    El embarazo en la adolescencia es un tema complejo, acompañado a menudo de graves consecuencias. América Latina tiene la segunda tasa de fecundidad durante la adolescencia más alta del mundo, muy por encima de Asia, América del Norte y Europa. Durante 15 años, el programa insignia de la Unión Europea para la cohesión social en América Latina, EUROsociAL+, ha brindado apoyo técnico a las reformas de políticas a nivel nacional y territorial, con un fuerte énfasis en la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres. En el Día Mundial de las Habilidades de la Juventud, es una oportunidad para abordar este problema de salud pública de enorme importancia.
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    15 July 2021