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  • Socio-Technical Manual for Training of Trainers on Eco-Village Development in South Asia

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    Front page of the ToT Socio Technical Manual on Eco-Village Development in South Asia
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    Manual on Participatory Planning, Technology and Knowledge Transfer of Eco-Village Development (EVD) in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Published by the Eco-Village Development Project Partners: INFORSE, INFORSE-South Asia, INSEDA in India, CRT/N in Nepal, IDEA in Sri Lanka, Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh, CAN-South Asia and DIB (project coordinator) in Denmark.
    132 pages. 2018 December. Available: English, Hindi, Nepali, Bangla, and Sinhala.

  • MicroEnergy International GmbH

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    Organisation
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    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    MicroEnergy International (MEI) is a German private consulting organisation providing targeted technical assistance and training services to microfinance institutions, clean energy technology providers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs in developing countries. MEI's mission is to mobilize and support financial, technical and scientific actors to provide households and microentreprises at the Base of the Pyramid with reliable, affordable, and climate-friendly energy solutions.

  • Building Resilience through Decentralised Water Resource Management in the Caribbean

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    CTCN
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    Water resources are greatly impacted by the effects of climate change, and so it comes as no surprise that many of the programmes implemented by PPCR countries focus on enhancing water resilience. The case studies presented here, provide some examples of how PPCR countries in the Caribbean are working towards achieving this goal through decentralised solution. 

  • Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation

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    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Bangladesh
    Relation to CTCN:
    TA proponent

    The Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) was established by the government of Bangladesh in 1990 with the intent to alleviate poverty through generating employment opportunities. PKSF disburses funds to microfinance institutions (MFIs) to implement development programs. Since its establishment in 1990, PKSF disbursed BDT 454 billion (USD 6.15 billion) to 8.6 million borrowers.

  • Andean Agriculture in the face of Climate Change

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    The main objective of this publication is to provide a reference framework for the key themes and concepts involved in the MEbA project, particularly those related to climate change, adaptation, ecosystems and microfinance. It also aims to provide background information on the Andean region, its ecosystems and the agricultural activity practised there. Finally, it highlights the role of the microfinance sector in promoting climate change adaptation, with a particular emphasis on sustainable approaches.

  • Microfinance for Ecosystem-based adaptation - Options, costs and benefits

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    The MEbA project recently published its first systematisation effort to identify adaptation measures that could be promoted through microfinance products and services. The 40 selected principles may be implemented independently or in conjunction to support small-holder producers in adapting to Climate Change effects. The measures are organised in descriptive fact sheets that contain the required information to put each EbA option into practice. The ultimate goal of this exercise was to integrate EbA options within the microfinance context.

  • Mobisol GmbH

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    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    Mobisol delivers a clean, affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households living without reliable access to energy. The Berlin-based company combines solar energy with mobile technology, microfinance and comprehensive customer service to provide high-tech solar home systems (SHS's) powerful enough to electrify whole households and small businesses in developing nations. Using mobile banking services the cost can be paid off conveniently via mobile phone in a 36-month instalment plan.

  • Enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa: an exploration into alternative investment options

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    This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions regarding the future viability of pastoral farming, arguing that these livelihoods should be sedentarised and diversified. Simultaneously, others argue for their wholesale protection.

  • Gender: A key dimension linking agricultural programs to improved nutrition and health

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    Empirical evidence shows that increasing women’s control over land, physical assets, and financial assets serves to raise agricultural productivity, improve child health and nutrition, and increase expenditures on education, as women are more likely than men to spend income on food, healthcare and the education of their children.