In the process of updating the land resources planning (LRP) process to meet the emerging challenges, FAO launched a survey on participatory land resource planning (LRP) tools last year. The next step is to organize an international consultation workshop with the main aim of bringing together experts and practitioners from various sectors and geographic regions, with experience in natural resources management, land evaluation and land use planning.
Participatory Land Resource Planning (LRP) Tools Workshop
Women and Rural Economy: Gradual Step towards SDGs
Empowering women economically can lead a route to sustainable development while reducing gender gaps. Among them is entrepreneurship, enabling women to make a greater contribution to development. Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for women means increasing women participation in leadership and decision making as well as guaranteeing their rights to productive resources. Goal 5, 8, and 9 in the SDGs indicate the importance of gender equality and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) growth.
Information brought Social Protection Programmes to another level
The implementation of social protection programmes often deviates from its targeted measure and recipients. Government and experts have been making efforts to improving the programme effectiveness. For instance, the Indonesian Government has reformed the distribution pattern of subsidized rice for the poor (Raskin) by utilizing identification card as an access to Raskin. Additionally, information is considered as one of the essential tools to raise citizen awareness about their rights to public service.
Lessons from scaling-up Successful Interventions in the Dry Zone: Non-government-led interventions
On 20–21 December 2016, various NGOs which are implementing the projects in Myanmar Dry Zone area participated in Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on ‘Scaling-up Interventions for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Myanmar’s Dry Zone’ in Nay Pyi Taw. This dialogue is organized by CAPSA, the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization and Network Activities Group under a project funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) and implemented in partnership with the Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Myanmar.
Global Nutrition Report 2017: Binding Nutrition across SDGs
On 4 November 2017, the Global Nutrition Report 2017 was launched at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan, Italy. The report presents nutrition issues at a larger scale; linking how nutrition can benefit from and contribute to other development sectors and issues. Particularly, how its improvement can be helpful in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) beyond the goal 2 (end hunger).
Global Land Outlook: Rights, Rewards, and Respects for Land Resources to Form a Sustainable Future
In September 2017, at the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 13), UNCCD have launched the first edition of the Global Land Outlook (GLO) in Ordos, China. The GLO comes up with overview of global land resources condition, its trends, and agenda for action.
2017 Indonesia Development Forum: Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihood
On Wednesday, 9 August 2017, CAPSA staff participated in the 2017 Indonesia Development Forum jointly held by the Ministry of National Development Planning of Indonesia (BAPPENAS) and the Australian Government. The Forum is a platform for Indonesian leaders to develop strategies for better growth in Indonesia, to strengthen cooperation amongst them, as well as to gain insight from academia, NGO, the private sector, and other members of society.
UN High-Level Political Forum finds that progress in the SDGs is unequally distributed, pledges that "no one is left behind"
Ministers and representatives convened mid-July at the UN headquarters in New York for the fifth High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to discuss developments related to the overarching theme of “Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World.” The forum has the mandate to review the commitment and progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and provides recommendations after considering new and emerging sustainable development challenges. It meets under the General Assembly every four years and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in other years.
CAPSA - UNESCAP participates in “the 3rd annual Aid & International Development Asia Summit” in Myanmar
From 14-15 June 2017, CAPSA- UNESCAP participated in the “the 3rd Annual Aid & International Development Asia Summit” held in Nya Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The forum focused on exchange innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in Southeast Asia. The two-day forum brought together of about 200 senior decision maker delegations from regional governments, UN agencies, International and regional NGOs, investors, donors, businesses and the private sector. The forum offered unparalleled opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and debate to bring escalating issues of disaster relief, food security, access to healthcare and use of mobile technologies to the forefront of regional agenda.
Policy options for scaling up agricultural development in the Dry Zone
One of the sessions within Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on ‘Scaling-up Interventions for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Myanmar’s Dry Zone’ is seeking some policy options for scaling up agricultural development in the Dry Zone, Myanmar.