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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

    Forest conflict in Asia is on the rise as various stakeholders have different views about and interests in the management of increasingly scarce resources. Unfortunately, in many instances, local communities and indigenous peoples suffer the most when such conflicts play out. Focusing on how rights (or a lack thereof) instigate conflict and how collective action plays a role in conflict management, this paper examines eight cases from six countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2011
    Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

    This document highlights the key achievements and challenges of the "Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+" project in the Asia-Pacific region from August 2010 to July 2011. 

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2011
    China, Laos, Nepal, Global

    The workshop was attended by 89 participants representing government agencies, national assembly, civil society groups, and international organizations working in Lao PDR. In order to share experience of reforming forest tenure from other countries, resource persons were also invited from China, Nepal, Brazil and Vietnam.The key objective of the workshop was to continue the process of learning on forest land tenure reform from various countries, review and reflect on the current states of forest tenure in Lao PDR, and work out on pathways to forest tenure change.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Vietnam

    ABSTRACTED FROM INTRODUCTION: Women’s access to and control over land can potentially lead to gender equality alongside addressing material deprivation. Land is not just a productive asset and a source of material wealth, but equally a source of security, status and recognition. Substantive gender equality is both relational and multi-dimensional, cutting across race, class, caste, age, educational and locational hierarchies and can only be achieved if rights are seen as socially legitimate.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2011
    Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Africa, South America, Western Africa

    Despite challenges in many river

    basins, overall the planet has

    enough water to meet the full range

    of peoples’ and ecosystems’ needs

    for the foreseeable future, but

    equity will only be achieved through

    judicious and creative management.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    This working paper reviews the experiences of the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) with 14 “small

    grants for impact” that were contracted in early 2006 and operated for periods of 12 to 18 months. For a total

    investment of under US$1 million – less than the equivalent of a typical 3-5 year CPWF research for development

    project in Phase 1, the small grant projects made significant contributions to identifying water and food technology

    for specific end users (thus showing the potential of CPWF research in general); to better understanding of

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia, Asia

    Watersheds face a range of degradation challenges associated with human activities, such as pollution, deforestation and changes in sediment generation. The way they are managed has a profound cascading effect on natural resources and communities in the wider basin. Although watersheds play a critical role as the basic hydrological unit within a river basin they are often neglected in river basin management.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2011
    Laos, Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    This note on integrating gender issues in recovery and reconstruction planning is the fifth in a series of guidance notes on gender issues in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in East Asia and Pacific region. There are number of key challenges that women face in different elements of post disaster risk reconstruction and recovery. This note addresses the following bottlenecks: a) housing, land titling and property rights, b) health and post disaster violence, c) community services and infrastructure restoration, and d) poverty reduction, livelihood restoration and economic development.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Bangladesh, United States of America, Afghanistan, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, United Kingdom, Guinea, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Yemen, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Japan, India, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Asia, Oceania

    Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 20. Ce document analyse les caractéristiques des systèmes de propriété communale dans divers pays d’Asie. Les pressions actuelles du marché sur les ressources naturelles créent à la fois des défis et des opportunités pour les communautés et pour les gouvernements en vue d’utiliser et de renforcer les systèmes de propriété commune pour promouvoir la gestion durable des ressources naturelles. Des politiques et des institutions ad hoc sont nécessaires pour promouvoir la redevabilité des acteurs et la bonne gouvernance de ces ressources.

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