Publications | ELLA
27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 1: City Level Climate Change Plans and Policies

Based on interviews with experts from Quito and Mexico City regarding their experiences with city level climate change planning, practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia discussed local realities, and considered means of enhancing urban climate plans and policies.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 2: Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the City Level

Two Brazilian experts involved in climate vulnerability and risk mapping showed participants how such exercises have been carried out in large cities in the country, and why they are so important. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed whether risk mapping has been carried out in their cities, whether there has been a climate focus and the challenges that need to be overcome for mapping to be more effective.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 3: Integrating Climate Considerations into Urban Land-Use Planning

Interviews with experts from Montevideo, Uruguay and Cartagena, Colombia provided details of how climate change considerations have been successful integrated into urban land-use planning. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed how these and other methods might be adopted in their respective cities.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 4: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

This online discussion brought together a range of African, Asian and Latin American experts to debate urban climate disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, and analyse the importance of political and financial support in effectively reducing climate risk.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 5: Early Warning Systems

Based on case studies of Brazilian, Colombian and Bolivian experiences with early warning systems (EWS) for sudden-onset extreme weather events in urban areas, experts from Africa, Latin America and Asia examined how EWS may be enhanced in their cities.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 6: Community Involvement and Capacity Building for DRR

Based upon successful example of community participation in urban DRR in Latin America, experts from Africa and Asia discussed existing practices in their cities and how community involvement might be enhanced.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 7: Improving Infrastructure for Climate Resilience in Cities

Experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed infrastructural weakness in cities that are exacerbated by climate change, considered the causes for such weaknesses and possible means of overcoming these. Examples of successful programmes related to energy, housing, waste management and water management in Latin American cities were shared with Learning Alliance participants.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 8: Climate Resilient Buildings and Urban Upgrading

This discussion encouraged participants to share examples of laws, programmes and projects that have improved the resilience of commercial and residential buildings to climate change. In particular, participants discussed the concept of green building, urban upgrading in informal settlements and green roofing.

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27
May
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 9: Low Carbon Development Strategies

Based on successful Latin American practices in low-carbon transport, energy efficiency and waste management, experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed the current state low carbon development strategies in their cities, and the need for further actions.

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30
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 1: A Framework to Protect and Defend Human Rights

The advancement of human rights is a persistent challenge in the global South. Participants in an online learning programme from Asia, Africa and Latin America reflected on the usefulness of establishing and enforcing legal frameworks to protect and defend human rights.

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30
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 2: Promoting and Guaranteeing Human Rights

Participants from Asia, Africa and Latin America reflected on mechanisms for promoting and guaranteeing human rights, and how these could be adapted to their own contexts.

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30
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 3: Collective and Ethnic Minority Rights

Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin American reflected on ways to respect and protect collective and ethnic minority rights.

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22
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Summary: Promoting Small-scale Sustainable Farming and Rural Development

This Learning Alliance guided members in an exploration of Latin American policies and practice promoting small-scale sustainable farming, and promoted exchange of experiences with other countries on key issues such as food security and integrating small-scale farms into large-scale agribusiness.

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22
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 1: Market Reforms: Success and Limitations

Participants discussed Latin American experiences with market reforms introduced during recent decades. With a focus on the impacts on small-scale farming, participants shared their own perspectives and assessed how Latin American experience and knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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21
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 2: Addressing the Limitations: Territorial Rural Development

Participants learn about the territorial approach to rural development applied in Latin America and exchange experiences from their own countries.

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21
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 3: Public Policies to Sustain Small-scale Farming

The Moderator aimed to share knowledge and foster debate on three main policy issues regarding sustainable small-scale farming. Participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such policies could be adapted to their own regions.

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9
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 1: Key Issues and Responses in Developing Countries

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 2: Strengthening Adaptive Capacity

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Apr
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 3: Long-term Considerations

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve long-term considerations of climate change adaptation in arid and semi-arid lands in developing regions.

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27
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 1: Strengthening the Legal Framework to Ensure Transparency and Access to Information

Module 1 of the Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight discussed howFreedom of Information Acts, regional institutions and civil society initiatives have helped advance the right to information and set strong bases for civil society to work on improving social justice.

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27
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 2: Innovative Measures to Promote Citizen Oversight

Module 2 discussed examples of innovative measures for promoting citizen oversight in Latin America, and participants reflected on how elements of these practices could be replicated in their own countries.

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27
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 3: Improving Government Accountability through Mechanisms for Citizen Participation

Module 3 discussed how Latin American participatory mechanisms have improved government accountability, increased involvement of civil society in decision-making processes and strengthened alliances between citizens and their representatives.

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20
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Summary: Achieving Responsible Investments

Participants gained knowledge of a range of Latin American experiences of policy and practice that promote responsible investments in extractive industries, to examine the potential for application in their own country contexts.

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20
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 1: Land Use Planning and Access

Module 1 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding land use planning and access in the context of extractive industries. Participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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20
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 2: Environmental Protection and Mitigation

Module 2 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding environmental protection and mitigation in the context of extractive industries. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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20
Mar
2014
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 3: Preventing and Addressing Social Conflicts

Module 3 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries (LEA1) aimed to exchange knowledge on a range of issues regarding extractive industries and social conflicts. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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