Natural Resources

13 Jan 2009

This report covers the review of the current GTZ supported project, Support to River Basin Organizations in SADC, and was written on the basis of the consultants’ understanding of views expressed during the many interviews with relevant stakeholders and information gathered from the multiplicity of documents reviewed.

13 Jan 2009

The modern ecological sanitation (ecosan) concept represents the culmination of the paradigm shift initiated in response to satisfying the health needs of unserved, mostly poor population groups. Education has a clear role to play, both in acknowledging the paradigm shift in sanitation and in incorporating the interdisciplinary theme of innovative sustainable sanitation systems into teaching curricula.

13 Jan 2009

This study captures and highlights the major results of USAID’s efforts in ensuring that communities benefit from natural forest management. The history of USAID forestry programs is chronicled in this summary (Volume One); the complete study (Volume Two: Study Results and Volume Three: Focus Country Profiles); the accompanying bibliographic database; and other materials, which are designed to assist the agency in formulating and evaluating policy and programmatic recommendations for future natural forest management programming.

13 Jan 2009

This document provides details of the National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (PNEAR) in Chad, the first phase of which will be implemented in the Mayo Kebbi and Tandjile regions.

13 Jan 2009

People who live in poverty are those exposed to the worst environmental and health risks. Overall, somewhere between 25% and 33% of the global burden of disease can be attributed to environmental factors. This proportion is larger in conditions of poverty, where more environmental hazards are present in the nearby living and working environment, and people have less capacity to protect themselves against exposure and effects of harmful or unpleasant pollutants.