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  • Women as Agents of Change in Sudan - norad.no
    We are learning from these gains and include them in our study materials We strive for low maternal mortality high parliamentary participation and high participation in education Sudanese people should be able to think that this can be done Hear the whole interview here listen to Women as Agents of Change in Sudan on Audioboo A female member of the Sudanese parliament is a student at the AUW Regional Institute of Gender Diversity Peace and Rights She says she is using knowledge from her studies directly in her work at parliament and has been approached by other women in parliament who would also like to enrol at the Institute Interview with parliament member Botheyna Saad Rhama in another Audioboo post on this site How does the Institute prepare the member of parliament and possibly others for their work to make laws and policies gender sensitive This is linked to our civic activities public lectures and recruitment of students We focus both on the executive and the legislative bodies as necessary change will come from these two bodies We have six women in ministry positions Unless we target women in the legislature they will not be the change agents that the women s movement would like to have in terms of for instance policies and budgets Unless there are budgets and resources women s empowerment and development will not be achieved What are some of the reactions you are getting from men in Sudanese society from media colleagues at the university politicians There is a diversity of responses There are allies people who ignore what we are doing and those who are in opposition The opposition is basically from an Islamic discourse who believe we are bringing something that is anti Islam Allies are usually from two categories 1 Genuine believers or 2 Those who want to let women do things or who see opportunities for funding for research including with a gender sensitive approach What I believe is important now is to focus on the young generation of males Change is needed There is a gap between the girls who have become more activist and liberal while most boys are backward in their thinking and attitudes toward girls This will create a problem for the girls especially at home and later in marriage One of my struggles is to open Ahfad University for Women also to men at least for the master program But there is resistance About Dr Badri Dr Balghis Badri is a pioneer over several decades of women and development studies in Sudan Her father founded Ahfad University for Women AUW in Khartoum in 1966 Dr Badri received her PhD in social anthropology from Hull University in the United Kingdom in 1978 She has taught part time at AUW since 1974 and full time since 1997 In 2002 she created and became director of the AUW Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies This Institute merged in 2010 with Ahfad University for Women s Regional Institute of

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  • Conservation Agriculture gains ground i... - norad.no
    ecological and human disaster led to the development of a new farming system The plough was replaced by direct seeding with minimum soil disturbance This system protects the soil increases productivity and reduces emission of greenhouse gases and is often characterised as climate smart agriculture Africa is now initiating a shift to CA farming systems Norway supports this work in a number of countries and CA is one of the key results areas under the Norwegian strategy for food and nutrition security in a climate perspective Norad has developed a partnership with regional African organizations under the African Union that will enable these to scale up relevant programs Learn more about the introduction and up scaling of Conservation Agriculture CA in Zambia Farmers first To support the farmer centred CA adoption the First African Congress for Conservation Agriculture intends to bring together key CA stakeholders including farmers and their organisations from the continent to interact and co own a permanent CA knowledge and information sharing platform that takes into account the needs of farmers increased networking partnerships and information sharing on CA The overall objective of the congress is to share experiences and lessons and facilitate alliances to unblock hindrances to expanded and scaled up adoption of conservation agriculture especially among the smallholder farming systems and related industry in Africa The African Conservation Tillage Network ACT is the main organiser of this first Congress ACT receives support from the Civil Society Department at Norad to implement a regional CA program in partnership with regional and national farmer s organisations A number of Norwegian supported programs and Norwegian partner institutions will attend the congress Conservation agriculture is no quick fix but a systemic change that increases productivity of the land while gradually rebuilding soil fertility Photo Ken Opprann Tweet More information

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  • Saving Lives at Birth: Round IIII - Req... - norad.no
    S Agency for International Development USAID the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Canada and the U K Government Department for International Development invite global problem solvers to answer their fourth call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in poor hard to reach communities around the time of childbirth The partnership seek innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains technology service delivery demand side innovation that empowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of and access health care during pregnancy childbirth and the early postnatal period especially the first two days after birth The partnership is especially looking for interventions that Increase access to primary health care for women and newborns by at least 50 Substantially improve the quality of care as measured by health outcomes and Lead to improved and sustained healthy behavior Successful innovators will be funded and managed independently by one of two funding mechanisms pooled resources from USAID the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and the Government of Norway or Grand Challenges Canada and supported collectively as a community of innovators by all five partners Tweet Learn more and answer the call for innovative ideas Download a copy of the RFA Submit your application no later then Thursday March 27 2014 at 2 00 pm EST Use the www savinglivesatbirth net apply Questions Send them to GrandChallenge2014 usaid gov by February 7 Visit savinglivesatbirth net to meet the community of innovators Contacts El noush Haitham Senior Adviser Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy

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  • Footage from the Norad Conference 2013 ... - norad.no
    Conference 2013 Footage from the Norad Conference 2013 now available All speeches interviews conversations and discussions at the Norad Conference held in Oslo on 11th December 2013 are now available for streaming Published 17 12 2013 Updated 17 12 2013 Print Tweet Watch alle videos via the playlist below or cms content follow this link for a complete listing of the clips on our Norwegian site You can also go directly to Norad s YouTube channel for viewing Click on the Norad Conference 2013 playlist Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and public administration Global health Education and research Democracy and Good Governance Countries Africa Asia and Oceania Latin America Middle East Tools publications Publications Guidelines for quality assurance Norwegian Aid Statistics Aid transparency Evaluation What is evaluation Implementation of evaluations Evaluation program Ongoing evaluations Planned evaluations Tender notification Publications Handbook and reference documents International cooperation on evaluations News Contact us Support International organisations network Climate and forest initiativ support scheme NORHED Private

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  • "The White Gold" - Interview with Tashi Pem - norad.no
    of the Norad assisted Strengthening of Energy Sector Phase IV project in Bhutan Photo Terje Fjeldsgård Andersen Norad In which ways do the hydropower projects benefit the people of Bhutan In June this year 2013 the national electricity coverage was 90 Putting up grids in our mountainous country is a challenge but our goal is 100 coverage by the end of this year The revenue from the export of electricity is stimulating the economy and is one of the main sectors contributing to the country s revenue Tashi Pem explains Challenges Workers at Punatshangchhu Photo Ken Opprann So what are the main challenges for the project in Bhutan One of the greatest challenges to the project is geology The Himalayan mountains are young with unstable land mass Hydropower demands a lot of subsurface exploration which is not only expensive but at times unpredictable Tashi Pem explains Given that hydropower resources are the most important resource we have it is important that we have a good data base on it Currently one of the challenges that we face in hydropower development is the lack of data Therefore the project is strengthening the network system of our hydro meteorology Having a good prefeasibility and feasibility report is very important in order to attract private investors Tashi Pem continues The project is helping us with two prefeasibility studies and one feasibility study The plan is to bid out these projects to the private investors in the coming years Another challenge Tashi Pem points out is Enhancing the institutional capacity of the energy sector so that our dependence on the outside consultants is reduced in the future We also need to strengthen the capacity of our electricity regulator so that the electricity sector functions in the safest and most efficient manner Reporting as a challenge Monitoring and checking the systems Photo Ken Opprann The change in the reporting system from conventional ways of reporting on activities to reporting on outcomes of the activities undertaken has been a challenge We had a difficult start Tashi explains How do we start thinking in terms of outcome for example But we take on the challenge We have to ask ourselves Is this enough How does each activity undertaken as part of the project contribute to the outcome we set to achieve I m excited to go back home and work on it The Gross National Happiness Commission GNHC The Gross National Happiness Commission makes sure development helps the people Photo Ken Opprann How does the Gross National Happiness Commission work and what is their role in this project We put together 5 year plans that we submit to them and they consolidate the plans from every sector in the country so that it is in line with our development philosophy GNH They make sure that the economic development is balanced with the environment and social aspects They also look for funding and manage all aids that come into the country The GNHC are also responsible for reviewing

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  • Norway and education in emergencies and... - norad.no
    have been able to continue their education NRC and Save the Children are both actors that provide education opportunities to children affected by conflict We will include examples of that in Norads results report 2013 which will be published at the Norad conference on 11 December According to the UN Secretary General s 2013 report on Children and Armed Conflict attacks on education including against students teachers and education facilities are happening in over 17 countries Of particular concern is the increase in reports of the use of schools for military purposes Worryingly humanitarian aid to education has continued to decrease despite an overwhelming humanitarian education needs in ongoing emergencies The difference is notable in 2010 humanitarian aid to education amounted to 2 3 percent of global humanitarian funding In 2012 it was only 1 4 In 2012 despite being one of the sectors with the lowest funding requests only 26 of the education needs were covered leaving a funding gap of USD 221 million At the same time there is evidence that in the midst of conflict education plays an important role in providing a return to a sense of normality Education helps to restore hope and can contribute to stability Education can also provide people with important knowledge and skills which can enable them to protect themselves during the crisis and to manage the transition to peace Education must be seen as one of the most essential tools for ensuring early recovery Avoiding a lost generation of children without education is an important means of reducing the long term cost of conflict on individuals and on society as a whole We also know that in societies where enrolment in secondary education especially for male is low there is a higher risk of conflict Secondary education including technical and vocational training for young people which is relevant and can lead to job opportunities is therefore of great importance It is therefore very important to discuss what we have achieved so far and how we can strengthen our support to education in fragile situations In this regard we are pleased to welcome Christine Smith Ellison and Alan Smith from the University of Ulster who will present a study which they have conducted on behalf of Norad This study has looked at historical trends concepts and international best practice and actors within the field of education in emergencies In addition the study has analysed Norway s support to education in fragile situations This study will form the basis of the discussions in today s seminar and we are looking forward to this presentation I would like to thank our collaborators Save the Children and NRC for all their input and support in organizing this seminar And I would like to thank all of you for coming and encourage you to raise your voices and join in the dialogue throughout the day Finally I would like to give the floor to today s facilitator Eldrid Midttun who will guide us through today

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  • News - norad.no
    change this situation 28 08 2013 Review of Norwegian Support to Somalia through UNDP This report is an independent review of Norwegian support to statebuilding peacebuilding and democracy through UNDP during the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia The review covers the 2010 program and the 2011 2015 five year program until 2012 28 08 2013 Review of Norwegian Support to Somalia through National Democratic Institute NDI This report is an independent review of Norwegian support to statebuilding peacebuilding and democracy through National Democratic Institute NDI during the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia The review covers the period November 2009 to the end of 2012 27 05 2013 Lessons from UN Support to Conflict Affected Countries The seminar Lessons from UN Support of Conflict Affected Countries in the Context of UN Peace Operations provided an opportunity to learn from different evaluations across different UN agencies The seminar was recorded watch it again here 27 05 2013 HRH The Crown Princess Mette Marit to Women Deliver The Norwegian delegation is ready when Women Deliver takes place in Kuala Lumpur the coming days 30 04 2013 Female genital mutilation cutting and obstetric complications We do not know if there is a direct causal link between female genital mutilation cutting FGM C and delivery related problems but there is a statistical relationship concludes a new report from the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services 28 02 2013 Aquaculture and development cooperation Much useful information was presented at a seminar on aquaculture for employees at the Norwegian Embassies in Asia in January 2013 11 02 2013 Saving Lives at Birth Round III Request for Applications The partnership Saving Lives at Birth seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor hard to reach communities around the time of delivery Previous

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  • News - norad.no
    received 290 applications for seed money 97 applications are granted support 06 11 2012 Great interest for NORHED The deadline for seed money for NORHED expired 5 November 26 09 2012 Organizations in civil society contribute to the Climate and Forest Initiative The support provided to civil society organizations by Norway s International Climate and Forest Initiative has contributed to valuable capacity building of civil society at local and national level according to a new evaluation of the initiative 25 09 2012 Eight Grants Given to Improve Women s and Children s Health Using Mobile Technology The Innovation Working Group IWG of the UN Secretary General s Every Woman Every Child global strategy and mHealth Alliance announced the eight 2012 winners of catalytic grants today 19 09 2012 Call for NORHED seed funding 2012 This announcement invites collaborative higher education institution partnerships to submit proposals for seed funding for NORHED projects 19 09 2012 NORHED call for seed funding Norad s new programme for capacity building for higher education and research NORHED will announce a call for seed funding on Friday 21 September 09 07 2012 Update on evaluation of concept notes Norad Climate and Forest Initiative funding scheme for civil society By the time of the deadline Norad received 625 concept notes that were qualified for consideration of support Of these only around 40 applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal 04 07 2012 Stakeholders need to focus on health workers at the frontline That is one of the recommendations from the Consultation on Improving Access to Health Workers at the Frontline for Better Maternal and Child Survival that was held in Nairobi 25 to 27 June 2012 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251

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