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Year: 2009
The Third International Workshop on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 18-24 February 2009
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Year: 2009
This section contains list of key resources on mountain biodiversity aggregated from different sources focusing on the global and key regional resources
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Year: 2009
Articles in this edition of the Mountain Forum Bulletin include:
  • Mountain Diversity - A Global Heritage - Eva M
  • Are Ethiopian Highlands changing? Amphibians as Ecosystem Indicators - Simon Loader, Abebe Mengistu, Silvia Schwaller, David Gower, Peter Nagel, Abebe Getahun, Samy Saber and Roman Kassahun
  • PARADISE LOST? Conservation of Mount Marsabit Forest Ecosystem, Northern Kenya - Wario R. Adano
  • Responses to Threats and Impacts on the Outstanding Biodiversity Values of Low-Altitude Mountains in South Western Australia - Anne Cochrane, Sarah Barrett and John Watson
  • Impacts of Armed Conflict on Mountain Biodiversity: Experiences from Nepal - Bishnu Upreti
  • Conservation of Agrobiodiversity through Traditionally Cultivating ‘Barahnaja’ in the Garhwal Himalaya, India - Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Crop Improvement in a Fragile Agro-Ecosystem: Insights from Guangxi, China - Song Yiching, Zhang Shihuang, with Ronnie Vernooy
  • Intensified Sheep Grazing Decreases the Biodiversity of Alpine Grasslands in the Carpathians, Romania - Bruno Baur
  • Main Threats to Mountain Biodiversity in Georgia - George Nakhutsrishvili, Maia Akhalkatsi and Otar Abdaladze
  • Recent Change of Alpine Vegetation and Plant Species Richness in the Swedish Scandes - Leif Kullman
  • Mountain Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Cultures - Promila Kapoor-Vijay
  • Spread of Non-Native Plant Species into Mountains: Now is the Time to Act - Keith McDougall, Sylvia Haider, Tim Seipel, Christoph Kueffer and MIREN Consortium
  • Changes in Biodiversity Patterns in the High Andes - Understanding the Consequences and Seeking Adaptation to Global Change - Anton Seimon, Karina Yager , Tracie Seimon, Steve Schmidt, Alfredo Grau, Stephan Beck, Carolina García, Alfredo Tupayachi, Preston Sowell, Jerry Touval and Stephan Halloy
  • Protection of the Cloud Forests and Their Biodiversity in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela - Winfried Meier
  • Transboundary Landscape Conservation in the Eastern Himalaya – Interview with Dr. Nakul Chettri - Samuel Thomas and Ujol Sherchan
  • Global Mountain Biodiversity - Eva Spehn
  • Global Change in Mountain Regions: The Mountain Research Initiative - Claudia Drexler
  • ICIMOD’s International Conference, Workshops on Mountain Biodiversity - ICIMOD
  • Photo Exhibition: Changing Landscapes - Nonna Lamponen
  • Biodiversity and Climate Change Research Programme of the Snow and Mountain Research Centre of Andorra (CENMA) - Marta Doménech
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities - Guilluame Prudent
  • Caribou of the Canadian Rockies: Understanding Environmental Change in the Context of Conservation and Evolution - Byron Weckworth
  • Thoughts on the Food Crisis in the Andes - Judith Kuan Cubillas, Consultora de CONDESAN
  • Invertebrate Monitoring at GLORIA Target Regions: The First Results From the Urals and Need for Global Networking - Yuri Mikhailov
  • Walking through My Land: A Little Sparrow - Walter Bishop V.
  • Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Centre Database (MIRC)
  • Angeliki Geronteli, on behalf of the N.T .U.A., M.I.R.C
  • Technological Innovation Servicing Biodiversity - Lourdes Chuquipiondo (RAMP PERU)
  • Birds from the Albertine Rift - Michel Louette (RMCA)
  • Agrobiodiversity in the Alps: Establishment of a Long-Term Monitoring System - Elli Broxham
  • Project Snow Leopard: Participatory Conservation Model for the Indian Himalaya - Pranav Trivedi
  • The Importance of Mediterranean Alpine Biodiversity in Central Spain - Rosario Gavilán and Alba Gutiérrez Girón
  • New Views of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya for Conserving Biodiversity - Daniel J. Miller
  • Vegetation Types of the Endangered Eastern Ghats Mountain Ecosystem in Southern Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India - G Areendran, Prakash Rao and Krishna Raj
  • Useful Resources for Mountain Biodiversity
  • Mountain Calendar

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Year: 2008
The main focus in id21 natural resource Highlights 6 is water
Year: 2008

This, the first Mountain Research Initiative newsletter includes articles on the following:

  • Global change research in the Biosphere Reserve Val Müstair and the Swiss National Park (BVM–SNP)

  • The Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains – a progress report

  • The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN)

  • Swiss Experiment: an e-science platform for interdisciplinary collaboration in environmental research

  • The contribution of satellite remote sensing to the monitoring of cryosphere in mountains

  • High Elevations working group: a new element of the Coordinated Energy and water cycle Observation Project

Also included is news on the first year of the global change research network for African Mountains; the MRI Europe progress report 2008 and Science for the Carpathians (S4C) - a brief history

This publication can also be accessed at http://mri.scnatweb.ch/dmdocuments/mri_news_no1-2008.pdf


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Year: 2008
Since the official launching workshop in Krakow (May 2008), the science community has become larger and more tangible although an institutional body has not been formed so far
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Year: 2008
This newsletter includes:
  • Progress Report of the ICSU Regional Office for Africa;
  • Introducing the African Highlands Initiative;
  • Publication of the proceedings of the Kampala Workshop on a “Global Change Research Network for African Mountains”;
  • International Conference on: Traditional Forest-related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa

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Year: 2008
The Mountain Forum Bulletin focuses on the theme of climate change in mountains and adaptation to climate change
Year: 2007
This issue of id21 insights focuses on water governance:
  • New directions for water governance: Water governance is a significant feature of international development policymaking
  • The question of scale: The question of the appropriate scale or level at which governments should operate has traditionally been important in political and economic discussions. It has also become a key issue within development policy, with policymakers thinking that this determines institutional effectiveness.
  • Money matters: Only 45 percent of public water points in central Tanzania are functioning. Research in the Dodoma and Singida regions shows that poor financial management often undermines the sustainable use of water.
  • Recovering the costs of rural water supply: Inadequate water supply and poor sanitation are serious problems for rural communities in Cross River State, southern Nigeria. Concern Universal works with these communities to strengthen their capacity to manage water and sanitation facilities.
  • Achieving water security: Water security means people have secure rights to use water, including future generations. For poor people, this comes from fair and adequate representation in policymaking processes. They also need improved water technology, and management processes that they can use.
  • Water rights for water governance: Rights and entitlements at the societal level are some of the resources for water governance. Viewing water rights from a legal perspective helps to analyse the policy debate on rights of access to water. There are three principal legal forms of a right to water – a human right, a property right and a contractual right.
  • Competition for water: There is considerable literature on international water negotiations, but most research ignores local conflicts over water. In fact, violent 'water riots' at local levels are more common than inter-state 'water wars'.
  • Rethinking the management of agricultural water: In the past thirty years, there have been many efforts to reform agricultural water management in developing countries. However, these have produced few positive results. Policymakers should rethink water sector reforms, particularly now that investment in water infrastructure is increasing.

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Year: 2007
This issue of id21 insights focuses on the quality of teachers:
  • More and better teachers needed - Achieving quality education for all: Eighteen million primary school teachers are needed over the next decade to meet Universal Primary Education (UPE) goals, says a recent report from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics
  • Effective professional development: Continuing — or in-service — professional development (CPD) for teachers is widely considered a critical condition for improved instructional quality and student learning.
  • Missing in action - Addressing teacher absenteeism: Getting teachers to come to work is a major barrier to improving education outcomes in some developing countries, especially in South Asia. Governments often spend 70 to 90 percent of their recurrent education budgets on teacher salaries, without the most basic of returns.
  • Changes in the primary teaching profession in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa: For many countries in sub-Saharan Africa achieving universal access to quality primary education has meant recruiting many more teachers at the same time as improving the quality of teaching.
  • Gender equality and HIV and AIDS in Uganda: HIV and AIDS widen existing inequalities of access to education for boys and girls. Research in Luweero district in central Uganda shows the negative impact of HIV and AIDS on primary school teachers and students in rural areas. Particular efforts are required to ensure that teachers can fulfil their potential to promote gender equality in schools.
  • Fighting for their lives - Political violence against teachers in Colombia: Awareness of the scale of human rights violations against Colombian trade unionists is growing. Of the 1,174 reported murders of trade unionists worldwide between 1999 and 2005, 860 were Colombian and half of these were teachers, according to the Colombian National Trade Union School.
  • Finding the pathway - Women teachers' aspirations in northern Pakistan: Women teachers face enormous cultural challenges in northern Pakistan. Research from the Aga Khan University explores women's experiences of trying to build teaching careers within this patriarchal society and looks at how they balance their multiple commitments.
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