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All Projects from the Annual Call for Projects 2005

Annual Call for Projects 2005 Creating a New Dynamic for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Development: Establishing a PPP "Toolkit" for Countries at the Pre-PPP Stage

Can governments in partnership with the private sector and non-profit organisations promote peace and sustainable development? This is the primary question of this project.

This research will examine whether, and under what conditions, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) can be conceived to include criteria for peace and sustainable development. This would include considerations for sustainable management of resources, equitable access to these resources for both women and men affected by the PPPs, as well as their safety, the security...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 Enhancing National Capacities to Assess Wildlife Trade Policies in Support of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

This two-year multidisciplinary project, approved by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) in 2005, will promote sustainable development by enhancing the capacities of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to assess, design and implement effective national wildlife trade policies. Well-designed wildlife trade policies can play an essential role in protecting biodiversity, reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

A key aim of this project is to improve the availability of...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 Interdisciplinary Network for Sustainable Management of Marine Biodiversity: Environmental and Social Diagnosis of Marine Turtles in the South-West Indian Ocean

Marine turtles, a common heritage of humankind, are seriously threatened throughout the world. Some global solutions have been developed, implicating international actors in common strategies covering the worlds' oceans. The islands of the south-western Indian Ocean and particularly Madagascar are areas of high concentration and migration for five endangered species. Several research and conservation programmes for marine turtles exist in this sector, but none are devoted to them in the area of Maintirano (which is covered by the...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 Involvement of Armed Non-State Actors in the Landmine Problem and Recommendations for their Positive Contribution to a Landmine Ban and Mine Action

The aim of this project is to provide a comprehensive picture of the complex role that armed non-State actors (NSAs) play in the landmine problem and to propose concrete recommendations for including them in efforts to ban landmines and cooperate in mine action.

Although NSAs have always existed, in the last twenty years the international community has become acutely aware of their importance in achieving universal compliance with human rights law and international humanitarian law. This is particularly true for the norm prohibiting...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Projects: Evaluating 12 Years of Cooperation

The first Israeli-Palestinian international academic conference on water was held in Z├╝rich in December 1992. It served as a prelude to the "water" component of the Oslo accords.

The conference represented the starting point of a long series of cooperative projects between Israelis and Palestinians aimed at addressing water-related issues in a context of shortages and conflicts over appropriation questions.

In parallel to the negotiations and official cooperation between authorities and governmental institutions of both parties...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 Measuring Equity of Reproductive Health Services

Countries committed themselves to the attainment of "universal access to reproductive health for all by 2015" in 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). However, considerable literature shows unequal use of reproductive health services by population sub-groups. At the Millennium Summit in 2000, the international community set goals and targets to promote improvements in development and health. Three out of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are related to different aspects of reproductive health. In...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Related Services: the Key Role of Local Authorities

Although local authorities in developing countries often play a significant role in fostering construction projects and related activities, information and knowledge about their potential for promoting decent work (including the creation of employment) in such a sector through good policy-making and strategic allocation of public resources is still poorly understood. Publications on decent work have not acknowledged the potential role of local authorities but focused on the private sector. In addition, many development and aid agencies have...

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Annual Call for Projects 2005 The Development Potential of Trans-National Migrants in the Health Sector in Switzerland

The project, approved by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) in 2005 relates to the current debate on the common themes of migration and development: how can countries of origin profit in the best possible way from the human, social and financial capital represented by their citizens established abroad?

The contribution of migrants to the development of their country of origin cannot be dissociated from their statute, standards of living and integration in the host country. Consequently, this project proposes to examine...

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