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DM2009 Finalists Build Strong Presence on Blog

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DM2009 finalists have been major participants in this blog.  Since the site re-launched on Oct. 27, 2009, 33 finalists from 25 countries have contributed 12 articles, been interviewed 14 times, quoted 18 times, and commented twice.  Here's a breakdown of finalist contributions by country.  The linked names will take you to the finalists' projects, and the linked titles to the finalists' contributions.

 

Bangladesh

 

Belize

 

Ecuador

 

El Salvador

 

Ghana

 

India

 

Indonesia

 

Kenya

 

Laos

 

Maldives

 

Mali

 

Mexico

 

Mozambique

 

Nepal

 

Nicaragua

 

Nigeria

 

Peru

 

Philippines

 

Russia

 

Samoa

 

Serbia

 

Tanzania

 

Vanuatu

 

Venezuela

 

Vietnam

 

All finalists also contributed videos to the DM Channel on YouTube (featured on the upper-right-hand side of this page), and some participated in video interviews that are also included in the Channel.

 

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Here is a link to a climate change adaptation pilot project report in Ethiopia. The case was mentioned in the film "Hope in a changing climate" and was screened in the COP15. Here is a link to the document. Any feedbacks are also appreciated. Thanks. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1544531 Abstract: In the last two decades Ethiopia has been implementing a community based environmental rehabilitation program that focused on water and soil conservation with optimistic outcomes. This paper describes the experience of a successful local based and cost effective intervention that transformed a food-insecure, drought-prone Ethiopian village into a sustainable community in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. The result is a partnership between the local community, the government, micro-credit institutions and extension agents. The regional food security bureau calls it a food security demonstration project. Sharing this experience with the wider world is timely as “climate change adaptation” has become a buzz phrase. The experience of this “bright spot” as opposed to “hotspot” is important because it is a testimony that climate change adaptation policies should be considered part of the development process and be implemented at the local level. It is believed that when such holistic interventions are upscaled the problems associated with food security might be resolved sustainably.

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