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Enhancing the mobility of disabled people : guidelines for practitioners

VENTER, C J
et al
2004

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These guidelines are directed at engineers, planners, government officials, policy makers, transport operators and disabled people in developing countries. The aim is to enable these groups to work together to improve the mobility of people with disabilities. The guide works through examples of good practice in areas such as personal mobility, pedestrian footways, bus stops, trains, car parking and signage, and also includes discussion on advocacy, funding, training and formulating policy

Enhancing the mobility of disabled people : guidelines for practitioners

VENTER, C
et al
2004

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Aimed at improving the accessibility of transport and so decreasing the mobilty barriers faced by disabled people. Although baskc transport accessibility problems are common to all countries, solutions from country cannot simply be transplanted. This publication uses principles of universal design to improve access to pedestrian and transport systems for all users

Involving the community : a guide to participatory development communication

BESSETTE, Guy
2004

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This manual argues that communication facilitates the development process. It conceptualises communication as interaction between and among the people whose development is being considered. In this way, communication becomes the development process itself, and the stakeholders - community members or their supporters who share an interest in the outcome - are development communicators as well. Using examples from environmental and natural resource management to illustrate participatory development communication, the manual is adaptable to other development areas, including health. It describes the root concepts of participatory development communication, a ten-step methodology for its application, and suggests communication tools appropriate to the approach. In an annex appended to the book, the author presents a summary of the changing perception of the relationship between the twin processes of communication and development. This adds a theoretical background to the material that gives it more depth for development researchers and practitioners for whom the book is intended, and will also be useful for development communication students

Guide our steps : 101 participatory Bible studies on development issues

CARTER, Isabel
2004

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This is a tool for communities and groups willing to reflect on the Scripture and Christian understanding of development issues. Covers a wide range of topics, including environment, advocacy, nutrition, water and sanitation, health disasters but also church's role and spiritual growth. Each topic is briefly commented, and provided with a relevant passage from the Bible and a set of questions to guide discussion during group meetings and workshops

Accessibility for the disabled : a design manual for a barrier free environment

URBAN MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE LEBANESE COMPANY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BEIRUT CENTRAL DISTRICT (SOLIDERE)
UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR WESTERN ASIA (ESCWA)
2004

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This manual provides technical information and designs for use in planning a barrier-free environment. It is divided into the following five sections: urban design considerations; architectural design considerations; building types; implementation checklists; and appendices. Information is highlighted about both indoor and outdoor designs. This manual is useful for people interested in planning accessible environments

The child health MDG : what water, sanitation and hygiene can do

FISHER, Julie
2004

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This briefing note presents information about water, sanitation and hygiene relating to child health - the fourth millennium development goal. Key information is presented with supporting facts, case examples and photos. This resource is useful for people interested in child health and water, sanitation and hygiene

Living conditions among people with activity limitations in Zimbabwe : a representative regional survey

EIDE, Arne H
et al
December 2003

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"This report presents the findings of a study about the livelihoods of people with disability in Zimbabwe using data from household surveys with and without people with disabilities. The report, one of a series of regional research reports to establish baseline data on living conditions among people in Southern Africa, looks at the fields of health, employment, education, living conditions and services for people with disabilities"

Water supply and sanitation access and use by physically disabled people : report of field-work in Bangladesh

JONES, Hazel
REED, R
October 2003

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This report was produced as part of phase 2 of the Knowledge and Research project : water supply and sanitation access and use by physically disabled people. The purpose of the field-work was to ascertain whether or not Bangladesh would be suitable for in-depth field-work. The report documents the methodology used and the findings of the research

Anti-personal mines : their consequences : the fight against them

FEREY, Jean-Pierre
October 2003

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This resource provides detailed information on the construction, use, and impact of anti-personal landmines. The last section outlines the fight against their use, and advocates for stronger international humanitarian law to protect the rights of civilians affected by their use

Water supply and sanitation access and use by physically disabled people : revised inception report

JONES, Hazel
REED, R
July 2003

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This report was produced at the end of phase 1 of the Knowledge and Research project : water supply and sanitation access and use by physically disabled people. The findings of phase 1 are built upon to produce this inception report for phase 2 of the project. The report describes phase 1 of the project and its findings. It summarises the implications of these findings and the key issues to be addressed in phase 2 of the project. It gives the project logical framework, workplan, and Output ot Purpose summary report

People with disabilities in crisis response

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
May 2003

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The ILO's InFocus programme on crisis response and reconstruction has focused particularly on disabled ex-combatants in a number of countries including Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Namibia. Projects in these countries have assisted governments, agencies, local NGOs and organisations of persons with disabilities to provide vocational skills training, mostly in mainstream vocational training centres but also in special rehabilitation centres

Transport for all : what should we measure?

RICKERT, Tom
2003

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Environmental factors are addressed in this paper in regard to accessibility. Asking questions alone raises awareness about access effectively. Including disabled people themselves in decision-making is essential and leads to empowerment, better planning of the urban development and relevant evaluation indicators

Cowboy diplomacy : how the US undermines international environmental, human rights, disarmament and health agreements

INFACT
2003

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This document describes the USA's tendency to play a major role in shaping treaties, and then not sign them, or sign and then ignore its obligations. Examples include the Kyoto Protocol, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Landmine Ban Treaty, and the verification protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention. This threatens international law and cooperation, the environment, human rights and public health. The report covers several examples in detail, and the implications this has for the negotiations around the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

Information and communication technologies and poverty reduction in Sub Saharan Africa : a learning study (synthesis)

GERSTER, Richard
ZIMMERMAN, Sonja
2003

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A report of the learning study carried out as part of the Building Digital Opportunities (BDO) programme.The study focuses on mapping the experiences of BDO partners with ICTs and poverty reduction in order to enable BDO partners to improve their understanding of the role of ICTs in poverty reduction and play a pro-poor role in multilateral forums like the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It draws on research into the use of information and communication technology in Mali, Uganda and Zambia, and examines progress in fulfilling BDO's global objective to ensure that such technology contributes to the achievement of the 8 Millenium Development Goals and 17 Millenium Development Targets

Landmine monitor report 2003 : toward a mine-free world - executive summary

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN LANDMINES
2003

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The summary of the fith Landmine Monitor Report collects information and assesses the response by the international community to the global landmine crisis. The different sections of the summary give information about the international ban of landmines, humanitarian mine action, assistance to survivors of landmines, funding of mine action and regional overviews.

Health : an ecosystem approach

LEBEL, Jean
2003

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Can people remain healthy in a world that is sick? Many ecological disasters can be directly traced to careless exploitation of the environment, with human beings as first perpetrator and then victim. Our health closely mirrors the health of our surroundings: this is the basis of the Ecohealth approach. It recognizes the links between humans and their biophysical, social, and economic environments, and that these links are reflected in the population's state of health. This is a new area of research, requiring input from scientists, community and interest groups, and decision-makers. This book describes this new approach, providing lessons and recommendations from various IDRC-supported research activities. It demonstrates how decision-makers, in particular, can use the ecohealth approach to formulate policies and solutions that are both immediately visible and sustainable over the long term

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