IFAD's Associate Vice President For Programs, Kevin Cleaver, spoke at this IFPRI hosted event on scaling up.
As governments, donors, and other key actors deepen their commitments to improve food security and reduce poverty, they are increasingly focusing on how successful development interventions can be scaled up, i.e. expanded, replicated, and adapted to new and different contexts, for greater and sustained impact. IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative commissioned a set of 20 policy briefs, edited by Johannes Linn, to better understand the different pathways for scaling up, the drivers that push the scaling up process forward, and the spaces that enable initiatives to be scaled up. The briefs are drawn from the experiences of a wide range of actors spanning local communities to nongovernmental organizations, private business, governments, and donors.
This IFAD produced video for advocacy and public information focusses on the fact that eighty per cent of Bangladesh lies on a floodplain less than 5 metres above sea level. It discusses how, as sea levels rise and seasonal storms become more severe, millions of farmers living along the country's southern coast could lose their land and livelihoods, putting the entire country's food security at risk. THe video describes how, fighting against time, six branches of government and international donors work together to help farmers adapt.
How many meetings have you attended where you couldn't read what the facilitator wrote on the flipchart? Graphic Facilitator Donna McGeorge gives some quick tips about livening up your flip charts.
The International Day Against Homophobia is observed every year on 17 May, the date that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of mental illnesses. It is a unifying time that provides an opportunity to organize educational and awareness activities. People from all walks of life are invited to reflect on homophobia and its devastating effects. Today, people around the world still face violence, inequality, and even torture or execution because of who they love, how they look, or who they are. Sexual orientation and gender identity should never lead to discrimination or abuse.
In this video, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay talks about the human cost of homophobia and transphobia. Around the world, people are arrested, attacked, tortured and killed, just for being in a loving relationship. "We cannot let these abuses stand", the High Commissioner says, calling on States to repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices. "Punish violence and hatred, not love," she says.