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[E-book] Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Emergency Procurement

Looking ahead to the AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2015, the Aid and International Development...

  •  April 07, 2015

[Infographic] How PPPs between telecommunications and humanitarian agencies can save lives

In preparation for their upcoming AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit, the Aid and International...

  •  March 17, 2015

Inmarsat’s BGAN Link for eHealth

SOS Children’s Villages and Safe Triage Ltd use BGAN Link to bring health monitoring to...

  •  May 29, 2015

Meeting the Nutrition Needs of Children in Disaster and Development

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that every child have the...

  •  May 26, 2015

Emerging climate change cross- border conflicts along the Kenyan borderlands

Environmental issues straddle borders and boundary lines. There are many different ways states and borderland...

  •  May 19, 2015

Building Resilience, Transforming the Future: The Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

Women are disproportionately affected by disasters but are rarely included in disaster planning. The Third...

  •  May 15, 2015

Are natural disasters on the rise?

Cyclone Lam, Pam and now Nathan – natural disasters have filled our news in recent...

  •  May 15, 2015

The Role of mLearning: Technological Breakthroughs for Global Literacy

mLearning is the ability to access educational resources, tools and materials at any time and...

  •  May 14, 2015

Building Disaster Response Capacity Across the Civil-Military Spectrum

States are increasingly contributing military assets in disaster emergencies. Many governments are gearing up for...

  •  May 12, 2015

Safe Motherhood: Continuum of Care for Maternal Health in Disasters

This weekend marked Mother’s Day and as such is a poignant reminder of the challenges...

  •  May 11, 2015

Solutions That Are Saving Lives in Humanitarian Response

As record numbers of people are displaced by disaster and conflict, the humanitarian community faces...

  •  May 08, 2015

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Chronic Undernutrition

Nutrition has always been important to development.  Good nutrition allows for healthy growth and development...

  •  May 07, 2015

#NepalQuake: The Need for Effective Emergency Response and Recovery as the Death Toll Rises

On Saturday, April 25th Nepal was struck by a massive 7.8 earthquake, the worst to...

  •  May 06, 2015

HESCO® Flood and Storm Barriers

HESCO® flood and storm barriers are used around the world to defend against threats posed...

  •  April 29, 2015

The Budongo Forest Landscape: Diets, Food Security and Nutrition

Around the Budongo forest, expanding sugarcane production, the establishment of tree plantations and forest loss...

  •  April 28, 2015

A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

Digital Humanitarians are responding in full force to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. Information...

  •  April 27, 2015

SkyLIFE Technology and Immediate Disaster Relief

Despite the tremendous advances in disaster preparedness and improved management of humanitarian supply chains since...

  •  April 27, 2015

World Malaria Day 2015: Creating a Malaria Free World

Malaria is a deadly disease transmitted to people through bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. On...

  •  April 23, 2015

Promoting healthy insect ecosystems in Cambodia to ensure agricultural sustainability

In order to feed a rapidly-growing population sustainably amid growing pressure from a changing climate,...

  •  April 21, 2015

The power of hygiene promotion in South Sudan

I’ve been travelling through the states of Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap, gathering stories...

  •  April 17, 2015

WaterAid: It’s time all babies had a Healthy Start

Fleur Anderson, WaterAid’s Global Head of Campaigns, explains why safe water, toilets and good hygiene...

  •  April 14, 2015

The role of research in food and nutrition security

A major new report spells out what science can, and can’t do to help provide...

  •  April 10, 2015

Higher education, distance learning and technology

There has been phenomenal growth in higher education (HE) in the Commonwealth, as in the...

  •  April 10, 2015

Emerging Technologies and Emerging Needs For Urbanised Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural disasters are increasing in frequency, intensity, unpredictability and economic costs. In the last few...

  •  April 07, 2015

Disaster-related displacement: time to put knowledge into action

IDMC report reveals an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for...

  •  March 31, 2015

Women’s Business Organisations, Public Procurement and Sustainable Development.

Procurement is about the transparent use of public funds and value for money, but must...

  •  March 30, 2015

Will the UN’s disaster risk framework withstand a changing climate?

Reducing disaster risk is probably something to write home about – right? Not according to...

  •  March 25, 2015

World Water Day: Water Security and Sustainable Development

A secure water world is emerging as a top human development priority in the Post-2015...

  •  March 20, 2015

Cyclone Pam’s Path of Destruction and Recovery Response

Vanuatu’s President has appealed to the international community for support after Cyclone Pam caused “unprecedented...

  •  March 20, 2015

Cities Must Plan for Climate Disasters: 5 Considerations for Sendai

On an ordinary morning in January 1995, the city of Kobe, Japan shook for less...

  •  March 19, 2015

Help us Identify Solutions that Save Lives

We are researching thousands of solutions deployed in more than 100 countries to give NGOs,...

  •  March 12, 2015

AIDF NAME TOP 100 TWITTER ACCOUNTS IN HUMANITARIAN AID AND DEVELOPMENT

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released their ‘Top 100 Accounts to Follow...

  •  March 03, 2015

M-farming: Empowering farmers through mobile technology

Agriculture is the backbone to most African economies, representing 15% of the continents total GDP....

  •  February 19, 2015

Strengthening civil society in peace building: evolving perspectives from South East Myanmar

One of the speeches I delivered last year after the Ramon Magsaysay Awards was at...

  •  February 13, 2015

The natural quality-quantity dilemma: food security in Asia

With global population exceeding the 7-billion mark this year, developing regions face profound implications for...

  •  February 13, 2015

AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit 2015 Dates Announced

Following four successful AIDF events in Asia, the Aid & International Development Forum is pleased...

  •  February 12, 2015

Social Media Generates Social Capital: Implications for City Resilience and Disaster Response

A new empirical and peer-reviewed study provides “the first evidence that online networks are able...

  •  December 19, 2014

IFRC’s World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk

 Recently there has been an increased focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in humanitarian policy,...

  •  December 01, 2014

Global Gathering in Washington D.C Drives Humanitarian Industry Forward

Last week, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted its 6th annual Disaster Relief...

  •  November 26, 2014

Journalist Brings Third-World to Life in New Book of Photo Essays

GROUNDTRUTH: Work Play and Conflict in the Third World, by Ben Barber, is a new...

  •  November 06, 2014

Media training session to strengthen journalists’ coverage of disaster zones

On Tuesday 18th November, the Voice of America, the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the...

  •  November 06, 2014

BUILDING TRUST, BUILDING TEAMS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Among the bad news these days is that humanitarian responders large and small are reeling...

  •  November 05, 2014

International Gathering in Jakarta to Discuss Food Security

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) recently hosted Asia-Pacific’s leading Food Security Summit. The...

  •  October 17, 2014

The Path to Success – Tackling the Nutrition Paradox through Public-Private Partnerships

Having been to a variety of different conferences around food security and nutrition, the one...

  •  October 17, 2014

Infographic: Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction

This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is...

  •  October 16, 2014

Making irrigation more efficient and effective

Water was once considered a limitless resource. We now know that fresh water supplies are...

  •  October 14, 2014

Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria and Senegal

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a...

  •  October 02, 2014

Just Enough, Not Too Much: Striking the Technology Balance in Water Emergencies

Emergency water systems represent a range of technologies and costs for delivering reliable clean drinking...

  •  October 02, 2014

CIAT partners with the AIDF Food Security Summit

Save the date for this international debate on efficient and sustainable food production in Asia....

  •  September 19, 2014

Fire retardant tests show very promising results

On World Refugee Day, Friday 20 June 2014, NRS International has tested the burning behavior...

  •  September 05, 2014

Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security: Highlights from the IFPRI 2020 Conference

Resilience is not just a buzzword. It has new meaning. It is about ability, capacity,...

  •  August 28, 2014

World Humanitarian Day:  Infographic about the importance of partnerships in disaster management

Aid & International Development Forum, releases an infographic on “How Partnerships & Technology Can Improve...

  •  August 15, 2014

Food Security summit on agricultural and nutrition challenges and solutions in Asia Pacific

Government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector companies are gathering in October...

  •  August 07, 2014

Top 50 Organisations to Follow on Twitter

Welcome to the list of Who to Follow on Twitter for Disaster Relief. This list...

  •  August 06, 2014

The current state of fleet risk for risk management in the aid and development space

The current state of fleet risk and best practices for risk management in the aid...

  •  August 05, 2014

Sustainable agriculture and food systems in Asia

This technical briefing builds upon the discussions and presentations given at the SWITCH-Asia session on...

  •  August 05, 2014

Challenges in humanitarian information management and exchange: evidence from Haiti

There is a growing recognition of the critical role humanitarian information management and exchange (HIME)...

  •  August 05, 2014

FMC Corporation opens new Asia Innovation Center in Shanghai

FMC Corporation, officially opened its Asia Innovation Center in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the...

  •  July 30, 2014

Top 50 Organisations to Follow on Twitter

  Welcome to the list of ‘Who to Follow on Twitter for Food Security’. This...

  •  July 30, 2014

Disaster relief summit to address the world’s increasing need of more efficient disaster response

NGOs, UN agencies, Governments, Military & Defense representatives, and private sector experts will gather in...

  •  July 24, 2014

World Population Day - Addressing issues of food and water insecurity

11 of July marks international World Population Day, an annual event that aims to raise...

  •  July 11, 2014

MOBILITY IS THE KEY

Whether we are discussing pre-disaster risk reduction methodologies or post disaster response, one overarching factor...

  •  July 02, 2014

Do High Food Prices Cause Food Riots?

2010 was a rough year for the global food system; droughts and wildfires consumed about...

  •  June 23, 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict took place earlier this month between...

  •  June 17, 2014

The Impact of Water Scarcity on Rural Groups in the Asia-Pacific Region

THE IMPACT OF WATER SCARCITY ON RURAL GROUPS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION This paper draws...

  •  June 17, 2014

Food and thriving people: paradigm shifts for fair and sustainable food systems

This article looks beyond the physical sciences to address the problems of hunger, malnutrition, and...

  •  June 02, 2014

Water & Energy: Combine them both…and it will push growth!

The Swiss- based company Trunz Water Systems developed an entrepreneurial-driven business model, a so-called NEXUS...

  •  May 14, 2014

Ministerial Gathering at the AIDF Water Security Summit

The Aid International & Development Forum (AIDF) recently hosted Asia-Pacific’s first major water security summit...

  •  April 30, 2014

INTEGRATED FLOOD MANAGEMENT (IFM): a new approach to flood management

The traditional approach to floods focused on reactive practices to reduce exposure to flooding and...

  •  April 09, 2014

FACING DROUGHTS - The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP)

The IPCC finds with high confidence an increased risk of drought-related water and food shortage...

  •  April 09, 2014

IPPC Report - The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report yesterday that says the effects...

  •  April 01, 2014

NURTURING PARTNERSHIPS

The report has been produced based on contributions from world-leading experts including FAO, ADB, UNESCAP,...

  •  March 14, 2014

CATALYZING WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

We are delighted to republish the “Catalyzing Water for Sustainable Development and Growth” report from...

  •  March 14, 2014

#CRISISMAPPING FOR RECOVERY: CRISIS CLEAN UP - A COLLABORATION TOOL

A truism in emergency management is that after a disaster thousands of people want to...

  •  February 26, 2014

DIGITAL HUMANITARIANS: FROM HAITI EARTHQUAKE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA

We’ve been able to process and make sense of a quarter of a million tweets...

  •  February 26, 2014

WATER: AT THE CENTER OF THE WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS

The nexus of water, energy and food issues is at the heart of many global...

  •  February 26, 2014

STRENGTHENING URBAN WATER SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

As future water supplies become increasingly threatened by climate change – characterised by increased flooding...

  •  February 26, 2014

REDUCING FOOD WASTE TO HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

It is a sobering fact of modern life that while in some countries food is...

  •  February 26, 2014

ROLE OF EMERGING COUNTRIES IN CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change, and the sector, together with forestry and land-use...

  •  February 26, 2014

COMBINING RADIO, SMS AND ADVANCED COMPUTING FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

I’m headed to the Philippines this week to collaborate with the UN Office for the...

  •  February 26, 2014

WATER SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Ghana and its Volta River, which supports the livelihoods of millions in six West African...

  •  February 26, 2014

THE SCOPE FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Dealing with food insecurity is among the greatest global challenges over the next decades. Food...

  •  February 25, 2014

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