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The PRIA experience
Mandakini Pant

enabled to make strategic life choices. • Adult education, as a tool for information dissemination, awareness raising, capacity building and translation of skills into practice, assumes significance to strengthen public leadership roles. The scope moves beyond training in specific knowledge and skills to empowerment, so that marginalized communities gain confidence, esteem and become aware of innate and acquired capacities and capabilities. • The education and training programmes for enhancing leadership skills of marginalized communities focused on cognitive change

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Mark Pelling, Alejandro Barcena, Hayley Leck, Ibidun Adelekan, David Dodman, Hamadou Issaka, Cassidy Johnson, Mtafu Manda, Blessing Mberu, Ezebunwa Nwokocha, Emmanuel Osuteye, and Soumana Boubacar

.g. environmental/public health risk; man-made hazards such as poor solid waste management), small and large events, their interlinkages and relative changes in their nature, scale and distribution (Fraser et al., 2017 ). This chapter draws from a large multi-disciplinary, multi-country programme of research and capacity building – Urban Africa: Risk, Knowledge (Urban ARK) – focused on understanding risk in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme works in nine cities across eight countries and aims to address gaps in data, understandings and the capacity to break

in African cities and collaborative futures
From the development of a national surveillance system to the birth of an international network
Roberto Pasetto and Ivano Iavarone

(World Health Organization 2013a). Another relevant improvement was the production of a specific training module, “Methods for risk assessment related to contaminated sites,” which included a cross-­sector training package developed by WHO for environment and health experts in Capacity Building in Environment and Health (World Health Organization 2013b). For the first time, the training course introduced concepts and guidance on how to deal with environmental health in contaminated sites using simple and frequently available vital statistics as proposed by the SENTIERI

in Toxic truths
Dave Morland

to as the ‘long-term process of autonomous capacity building’. The principle of acting for yourself has long been treasured by social anarchists and was the message enunciated by Kropotkin in his article ‘Act for yourselves’ in Freedom in 1887 (Kropotkin, 1988). To the extent that local communities and movements mobilise against capital and globalisation, for instance, such actions are a clear reinforcement of this anarchist principle. In this form, resistance resides at the core of new social movements’ strategies. It occurs at multiple levels, assumes many

in Changing anarchism
Open Access (free)
Budd L. Hall, Edward T. Jackson, Rajesh Tandon, Jean-Marc Fontan, and Nirmala Lall

critically important. The several case studies in our book coming out of the PRIA work in India show a degree of sophistication both in practice and in theory of how a civil society-based research and capacity-building organization has moved not only into the realm of the academic but beyond. The new architecture of knowledge that we speak of is here. In the present formulation, institutions of higher education are expected to serve three missions: teaching, research and service. The mission of ‘service’ is seen independent of teaching (or education) and research (or

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Open Access (free)
Shirin M. Rai

national machineries in terms of their location, authority to review legislation, activities, and access to the internet and other resources. The Division also issues, twice a year, a global directory of national machineries for the advancement of women, and undertakes technical cooperation activities to support efforts by member states aimed at strengthening national machineries, particularly in developing countries. One of the current technical cooperation activities undertaken by DAW is a project on ‘Capacity Building of National Machineries for Gender Equality’ in

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Joy Molina Mirasol, Felix S. Mirasol, Estela C. Itaas Jr., and Benjamin Maputi

multi-sectoral watershed characterization study within the four barangays. It was noted that LPM capacity building resulted not only in aggressive enforcement of environmental laws but also in implementation of various programmes to carry out their mandate as members of the LGU. There is increased awareness and skills of LPMs which can be converted into action through ordinances and programmes by incorporating environmental activities in their annual investment plans. There will be a proactive policy formulation to address the issues and concerns identified during the

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Stuart Horsman

stabilise and rehabilitate the environmental situation and develop the region’s institutional capacity in order to implement the remedial work.49 In Phase One, the World Bank temporarily moved out of its traditional financial and technical roles to become an active participant in related negotiations.50 By Phase Two, however, the World Bank had returned to its more traditional role, focusing upon financial assistance and support of regional management and capacity building. Both the UNDP and EU-TACIS’s Water Resources Management and Agricultural Production (WARMAP) have

in Limiting institutions?
Elana Wilson Rowe

the AMEC project was denied entry to Russia on a routine work visit. The Russian MFA later stated that this representative had been engaged in illegal information gathering, even though all AMEC work had been carried out either on request or agreement from the Russian Northern Fleet and other relevant authorities (Bellona, 2007). This rejection of the AMEC representative sends a signal of changing attitudes in Russian political and security circles towards both being a recipient of ‘aid’ via capacity-​building and the extent to which the Russian North (the military

in Arctic governance
Promises and perils
Prashanth Parameswaran

administration’s end in early 2017. Capacity-building efforts like the LMI continued, but faced immense resourcing difficulties even as new initiatives from China such as the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation developed later but gained steam more quickly. 29 Other initiatives were considered and had begun to be articulated in areas like infrastructure, innovation and entrepreneurship, but were not advanced by the end of Obama’s second term. Even though officials had indicated that concerns behind some of these initiatives, like inadequate staffing and resources, may have been

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific