RAIN is an international networking organization that seeks to link people and organizations in the field of water harvesting. Sharing information in an open and transparent manner is therefore one of our key objectives. Accordingly, RAIN has decided to publish all its project data according to the IATI standard.
(International Aid Transparency Initiative) is an open standard format for the publication of information by organizations in the aid and development sector.
Open data sharing is of vital importance to RAIN as it will help us to expand our network and play a major role in shifting the water sector towards more effective use of rainwater. RAIN wants to reach to practitioners, policy-makers, decision-makers and the general public around the world. By working together and creating change we can make rainwater belong to everyone.
In May 2012, when the oil palm grower
was first listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, its share issue was 31 times oversubscribed. The following year, Bumitama Agri was targeted by several NGOs about its land clearance activities. Aidenvironment contributed to the research for a campaign by
Friends of the Earth
Aidenvironment will soon start an analysis of ecosystem restoration projects run by the
. The Ecosystem Alliance is a partnership between
. Working through an international network of NGOs, the Alliance helps local communities to manage and use ecosystems in a sustainable way.
Aidenvironment performed a midterm evaluation of PAX’s Extractives, Conflict and Human Rights program. PAX is an international NGO that strives for protection of human security in conflict areas, reducing and stopping conflicts, and building peace. The program runs from 2011 to 2015 in Colombia, South Sudan, and DRC. It aims to limit human rights violations and conflicts associated with extractive industries and promote peace and justice. The program takes action at the community level in the mining areas themselves as well as at the national and international levels. The midterm evaluation carried out by Aidenvironment focused mainly on the activities and results in Colombia.
Aidenvironment is conducting a final evaluation of phase two of the
Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme
(SFFP). SFFP is a six-year program divided into two program periods, from 2008 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2013. The final evaluation focuses on the latter period. The main objective of SFFP is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged small producers by strengthening market linkages. The focus on low income countries, conflict-affected regions, gender equality and climate change reflects Fairtrade’s strategic intent to deepen its development impact.
During the year Aidenvironment has worked on several assignments in the cocoa sector. For the
International Finance Corporation
(IFC) we developed a sustainable transformation model and conducted and in-depth investigation of the West African cocoa sector, together with our consortium partners
International Institute for Environment and Development
. Aidenvironment also reviewed Solidaridad’s Cocoa Support Program and are currently evaluating cocoa-related programs by
. UTZ Certified recently selected Aidenvironment to conduct a baseline study of the Indonesian cocoa sector. Many successes are there, however work still has to be done. The current dynamic in the cocoa sector is already generating interesting results and some potential lessons for other sectors are starting to emerge.