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Valérie Cavin & Mariko Meyer, April 2017 0

WASH and Behavior Change: Six Key Lessons from an Evidence-based “Learning Expedition” in Haiti, Mali, Benin, and Mozambique

First published on on April 12, 2017 HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a Swiss-based international development organization. Our vision is a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner. In addition to our regular work undertaken in the context of

Arjumand Nizami & Jawad Ali, January 2017 0

The Youth Want to: THINK – ADAPT 2016

A conference planned for about 250 participants attracted over five hundred participants from several universities! The jubilation on the faces of students was worth seeing. The parallel sessions were full with half of the participants standing and keenly listening to the speakers. The heads of 35 different university departments, 20 public institutions (including environment, agriculture,

Rupa Mukerji, November 2016 0

Paris Agreement and its promise to the poor

On a recent visit to Mali I met farmer Eromi Saanu, working in the hot April sun on his quarter hectare plot of land. He is a pioneer in his village in the practice of zai, a laborious way to grow a crop on dry, infertile soils. Working for over a month with just a

Sarah Byrne, February 2016 3

Engaging religious authorities as advocates: experiences from Afghanistan

“Religious leaders have a say in almost all aspects of life” – my colleague Khalid’s assessment of the influence of religious leaders’ moral authority in rural Afghanistan is comprehensive. In many of the contexts in which we work, religious leaders have remained somewhat outside of the “comfort zone” of development organisations (particularly non-denominational ones). The

Rupa Mukerji, December 2015 0
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Switzerland’s fair share

Climate adaption activities in Peru. Paris, in our minds is currently associated with dastardly acts of terrorism but very soon, it could forever be associated with an agreement that marks a large step forward in stopping the dangerous slide into inaction and blame games that have marked climate change negotiations in the past decade. The