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Chain Reaction Research organizes well-attended Side Event at the PRI in Person Conference

Chain Reaction Research convened a discussion on the financial materiality of deforestation risks in the palm oil, soy and beef supply chains at a side event during the PRI in Person conference in Paris on 12 September 2019. PRI in Person, organized by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), is the world’s largest gathering of

By Judith Knibbe 2 years ago
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Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainability in Indonesia’s Domestic Palm Oil Industry

Aidenvironment and the Sustainable Biofuel Network met with Pertamina, Indonesia’s national energy company, to discuss how palm oil and other materials sourced for the country’s biodiesel blending policy can meet sustainability requirements. The meeting, held on 4 September 2019 with Mr. Hendra Yoga and Mr. Zarkoni of Pertamina’s Renewable Energy Development Research Division, was part

By Judith Knibbe 2 years ago
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Aidenvironment capacitates organisations on DRR-WASH linkages in Bangladesh

Last summer in Barguna municipality, in the coastal zone of Bangladesh, RAIN conducted a training “Connecting DRR and climate resilient WASH”. DORP, one of the WASH SDG partners in Bangladesh, has planned to activate Disaster Management Committees on Union and Municipality level and coach these Committees on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) action planning. The expected

By Judith Knibbe 2 years ago
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Proof of concept: 3R as a climate change adaptation measure for coastal communities

Past August Maarten Onneweer on behalf of RAIN, facilitated a workshop and evaluated the impact seeing if positive proof of concept could be given to use 3R as a means to develop a method to climate proof vulnerable areas In Coron, Palawan, the Philippines . Saltwater intrusion, rising sea levels and dropping freshwater levels have

By Judith Knibbe 2 years ago
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Igunga Eco-villages project reaches final phase

The Igunga Eco-villages project in North-West Tanzania is building resilience into vulnerable rural Tanzanian communities through reduced poverty and improved adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change. The EU funded project has been running for 4.5 years and is now in its final phase. In August this year Niels Lenderink visited Igunga to take

By Judith Knibbe 2 years ago
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Aidenvironment visits South Piauí, Brazil

Recently, Joana Faggin (Senior Consultant) was in Brazil for a visit to South Piauí, in the Matopiba region of Cerrado biome. The trip was organized by Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos, a local partner in some of the sustainability risks analysis that Aidenvironment developed in the scope of Chain Reaction Research. Other international

By Judith Knibbe 2 years ago
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Research shows; land documentation vital for food security

There have been various initiatives to formalise land rights in Uganda by the Ugandan government and several other players. In collaboration with Meridia (or Landmap B.V.), Aidenvironment trainees Shakilah Karungi and Agaba Derrick, through the East African office, carried out desk research on the current state of affairs regarding land documentation in Uganda. A striking

By beheerder 2 years ago
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Aidenvironment finalist in Global Forest Watch User Story Contest

Aidenvironment participated in the annual Global Forest Watch (GFW) User Story Contest making it to the finals. Aidenvironment uses the GFW platform to observe and process the deforestation alerts across different tropical forest for two projects; Chain Reaction Research and the Rapid-response Deforestation Monitoring System. On their blog, GFW said about Aidenvironment: “ Accounting for

By beheerder 2 years ago
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RAIN increases farmers access to shallow groundwater in Tanzania

Aidenvironment, through its brand RAIN, implements innovative water buffer interventions (3R) to increase access to water in Igunga, Tanzania. The Igunga Eco-village project aims to increase the resilience of 9 farmer communities. Igunga farmers are in the unfavourable position of lacking access to surface water and natural springs. Although average yearly rainfall is over 700mm,

By beheerder 2 years ago
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How to sustain rooftop rain water harvesting initiatives in coastal Bangladesh?

Well designed and hygienically managed rooftop rainwater harvesting systems can offer proper drinking-water to communities, one of the important goals under SDG6. As part of the WASH Alliance SDG program in Bangladesh, two coastal municipalities – in Satkhira and Barguna district – have been selected to pilot an innovative business approach to implement rooftop rainwater

By beheerder 2 years ago