From the graduate seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris a student thesis on “Feminism and Sustainable development in Ukraine”. The report is available for review and comment at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41h-Am2TpUHYXBsUTlNS29kTkk.
Update from Caroline Barber, Head of Programmes, Transaid
The organisation I work for (Transaid) were involved in an initiative to train female drivers and transport officers from a cooperative in Accra so that they could manage the transport of agricultural products to market themselves. This was back in 2007/2008. The programme had some success but there were a number of challenges, for example perceived issues of security for women drivers on long distance vehicles, the carrying capacity of the vehicles (which were sourced as a donation) were also probably too small to really drive down the transport costs enough. In time some of the coops decided to turn the vehicles into tro tros (mini bus taxis and hire men to drive them).
World Bank Position Paper of August 2006
How far have we come on the issues that bring us here over the last decade? What better way to find out than to have a look at the position paper prepared by the World Bank in August 2006.
– – – > IT TURNS OUT QUITE A LOT. KEEP READING.
Researchers in Canada have determined that mandatory helmet laws have no impact on bicycling injury hospitalization rates. Other factors, namely mode share, were much more likely to affect the outcome.
Main conclusions of investigation:
In support of project underway of United Nations University’s Global Health Institute
The Research for Community Access Partnership would like to inform you of the following opportunity:
Call for Research concepts in “Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Transport”
Following on from the Gender Mainstreaming discussion facilitated on GATNET during November-December 2015, The Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) is pleased to publish a call for research concepts from researchers and practitioners to further explore aspects that will contribute to the key research areas.
ReCAP is interested in supporting an understanding of Gender Mainstreaming among those within the ReCAP community and beyond who are able to influence policy and practice in Africa and Asia (particularly in ReCAP partner countries). Individuals or organisations in Africa and Asia can submit research concepts, independently or in collaboration with other individuals or organisations in Africa, Asia or the rest of the world.
ReCAP envisages commissioning a ‘cluster’ of several proposals, each less than GBP 50,000. However, one or more larger collaborative projects could be considered.
Interested organisations or individuals can request the full document by sending an e-mail to Edson.Madeira@cardno.com with copy to Rebecca.Hunt@Cardno.uk.com, stating the project reference No.GEN2044B on the e-mail subject.
All submissions must be received by no later than 22nd February 2016, 17:00 UK time.
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