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- Participatory risk assessment: a new approach for safer food in vulnerable African communities
Women play the major role in food supply in developing countries, but too often their ability to feed their families properly is compromised; the result is high levels of food-borne disease and consequent limited access to higher-value markets. We argue t ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35
- Web 2.0: a new chapter in development in practice?
This brief paper outlines a range of facilities and new developments in web-based and Internet services. While many of the applications are being used for publishing, dialogue, research, and feedback in development, the question remains of how profoundly ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Development information flows
In real development, information can sometimes be more important than funding, but has to be accessible and appropriate for it to work. Field-level development can be frustrating and difficult; the mass of information may be overwhelming as well as limite ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Four steps to community media as a development tool
Community media represent a crucial input in development processes, playing an important role in democratisation, social struggles, and awareness raising. But they often face difficulties on the financial and legal levels due to the constraints created ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:29
- An innovative community-based waste disposal scheme in Hyderabad
The author highlights a community participation scheme in Hyderabad, India, which allowed informal sector workers, organised by the Municipality, to take steps towards a more cost-effective and ecocentric method of waste management. This article also appe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- Attitude counts: engaging with rice farmers in West Africa
An international project called PADS promoted participatory learning and action research with inland valley rainfed rice farmers in West Africa. All countries received the same training, similar funding, and the same leadership. Although the staff in Gh ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 11:31
- Participatory technology development in agricultural mechanisation in Nepal: how it happened and lessons learned
International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT) projects on new resource-conservation technologies (RCTs) in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of Nepal aimed to strengthen equity of access, poverty reduction, and gender orientation in current rural mecha ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Using multi-dimensional scaling to promote dialogue among development professionals in conference settings
Conferences are typically organised around specialist presentations and panel discussions in ways that do not foster broad participation or effective knowledge-sharing. The paper describes a computer-based method to facilitate focused dialogue among parti ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Help or hindrance: the role of UK-based NGOs in building technological capability in small-scale development projects
Technological capability underpins economic development, but analysis of interviews with workers in international, UK-based NGOs suggests that it is rarely addressed explicitly when considering support for development work. Instead, the core values of the ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- Mobile phones and community development: a contact zone between media and citizenship
Mobile cellular phones have already been used widely around the world for activism, social and economic development, and new cultural and communicative forms. Despite this widespread use of mobile phones, they remain a relatively un-theorised and un-dis ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 11:43