Category News: Rural Development - Natural Resource Management

Walking a Tightrope Under Covid-19

: Published: December 21, 2020:

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I have to admit, this is a somewhat attention-grabbing title for an experience report that attempts to describe the balancing act that my work as an advisor in the development sector in Mozambique in 2020 entailed. What do I mean here by tightrope walk?

I went to Mozambique at …

Interview Series - Programme Report 2020: Senegal

: Published: August 24, 2021:

Reporting processes usually dont make it to rank in our office favorite task charts. Their content, however, is quite interesting, which is why we decided to have a special interview series in order to pack up the report contents in a more entertaining way. In this post Jasmin Thomas, Programme Coordinator of Senegal, shares her personal point …

Interview Series - Programme Report 2020: Central America

: Published: September 30, 2021:

Welcome to round 3 of our interview series on the 2020 programme reports. This time, we invited our colleague Kristina Kroyer, programme coordinator of Central America, to share her thoughts on the process, highlights, lessons learned and surprises with us. Keep reading and find out what has moved our partner organisations in Central America in 2020.

Kristina, how …

Diego Santos and Central America: "Let's show the people that we stand with them!"

: Published: November 2, 2020:

In the midst of one meeting after the other and the thorough handover process of the Programme Coordination of the Central American Region to his successor Kristina Kroyer, Diego Santos-Santiago managed to take the time to have a chat with me, answer some questions and paint a picture of the current situation in Central America regarding our …

Solutions for living in harmony with semiarid climate

: Published: October 14, 2020:

Hans Gnadlinger has been working with HORIZONT3000 for over 20 years as a TA in Brazil. At the moment he is already retired, but he keeps collaborating with national and international networks of rainwater harvesting experts.: : In our projects at HORIZONT3000 rainwater harvesting is a very current topic, which is why we ran our lastest KNOWLYMPICS under …

Papua New Guinea - The End or the Beginning?

: Published: September 21, 2020:

A personal essay of a returnee

I am sitting in the train on my way through the beautiful Austrian alps. Lush green, blue lakes, pleasant temperatures. I’ve been back „home“ for three months now and still it makes me sad, whenever Papua comes to my mind. I decide to use the time of my train ride to put …

A day in the life of a Technical Advisor: Peter Tantius

: Published: September 15, 2020:

The Knowledge Management team is always busy trying to make knowledge transfers possible and easier between members of our community. Recently, Peter Tantius, Technical Advisor (TA) in Mozambique, has supported our intentions often. He got in touch with us in order to share several documents that he thought might be of benefit for other projects as well …

FSM and fight to save the conifers in El Salvador

Publicado: 27 de agosto, 2020

Una de las organizaciones ganadoras de los últimos CONOCILÍMPICOS 2019/2020 fue la Fundación Segundo Montes de El Salvador.: : La experiencia que submitieron trata de como salvar las reservas de coníferas en El Salvador luchando contra la plaga del gorgojo descortezador del pino. Con el premio que ganaron realizaron otra iniciativa relacionada a su …

Non-profit and for-profit hand in hand?

: Published: July 15, 2020:

First steps towards collaboration between organic farmers and the tourism and gastronomy sector in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve in El Salvador.

In 2007 UNESCO declared a natural area in the West of El Salvador as the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve (RBA-I for its Spanish abbreviation). The goal of this declaration is to minimize conflict between development and conservation. The …

Triangular Technical Advisory

: Published: May 7, 2020:

A Triangular Technical Advisory is a so-called south-south cooperation, in which the capacities of one of the Partner Organizations are beneficial for another one or more Partner Organizations. As a new instrument within the Technical Advisory Program this innovative concept focusses on knowledge transfer between the Partner Organisations. One PO, the ‘Receiving Partner Organisation’ demands advisory from …

KNOWLYMPICS... and the Winners Are...

: Published: March 17, 2020:

In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our Partners.  For this purpose we produce one-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (In Detail “Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure”) based on the …

SDG Intern Story: A report from Kampala

: Published: March 17, 2020:

I would like to share a report with you from Vanessa Scheungraber – one of our SDG-Interns, who has spent three months in Kampala collaborating in the ERI project. This is what she wants to share about her experience: : : : : In June 2019, after a one-week preparation course, …

Senegal: Participative Research on Agroecology

: Published: February 11, 2020:

Retrouvez la version française ci-dessous.: : Agroecology is the trending topic when it comes to sustainable and effective solutions regarding Rural Development. Thats the reason why I would like to introduce you to this project about Participative Investigation on Agroecology in the Nioro du Rip Department in Senegal, which is still ongoing until the end of this year. I …

Soil Conservation and Evaluation in Mozambique

: Published: January 20, 2020:

Any sustainable farming operation will have to consider that soils are a crucial and diminishing resource in agricultural production. Soils take a long time to form (thousands of years) and can be destroyed within just a few years. Fertile land is essential for sustaining agriculture. The productivity of land has, however, decreased due to more intensive use …

Sharing knowledge on Securing Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees

: Published: December 19, 2019:

Sharing knowledge on securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees was the theme of a recent sharing event in Arua (20.-21.11.2019), Uganda organised by the resident NGO PALM Corps together with AFARD and HORIZONT3000. The event concluded the first joint project by AFARD and PALM Corps that aimed at securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees and host communities …

Videos: Communitiy of Practice Meeting “Familia Campesina”

: Published: November 15, 2019:

On October 22 and 23, 2019, participants from several HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala met at the PACAMAN Training Center (CCDA) in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala.: : The topic of this Community of Practice (Familia Campesina – Peasant Family) was Strategies for the promotion of agroecology facing the effects of Climate Change.: : …

KNOWLYMPICS 2019 Announcement

: Published: October 25, 2019:

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In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our partners.  For this purpose we produce single-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from …

Knowledge Management: Let the drawings do the talking

: Published: July 30, 2019:

KNOW-HOW3000 is all about joint learning and sharing activities. Communities of Practice (CoP) pose a great space for these purposes. In this post we would like to talk about Central Americas CoP and present a quick retrospective of their activities throughout 2018.: : As part of the final report of 2018 on the KNOW-HOW3000 programme our dear colleagues …

Sector Update #1: Rural Development & Natural Resource Management

: Published: August 16, 2019:

Together with the launch of the KNOW-HOW3000 News Area, we are also initiating the Sector Update Series and I am excited to be the first one to update our Community on what the Rural Development sector is up to right now.: : Just to give you an idea about what you can expect from this series: We, the Sector …

Climate Change Senegal: "Think Globally, Act Locally"

: Published: July 1, 2019:

May stands for Intercambio – at least in the little HORIZONT3000 Universe. 2019 was no exception. All of the Regional and Country Office directors, representatives from our Member Organisations as well as the HORIZONT3000 Vienna team got together to review last years plans and achievements and to discuss results, new developments and strategies.: : During a small break between …

FACING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH PARTICIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT

: Published: May 22, 2019:

This experience has to be highlighted – and this is exactly what blueEnergy, our partner organisation in Nicaragua did. They have created an interactive platform to present the iniciative “Families and communities adapting to climate change.” The platform not only presents the measures they have taken to strengthen the populations capacities in dealing with the effects of …

KNOWLYMPICS 2018

Since KNOW-HOW3000 is all about sharing and learning from experiences, we have brought the KNOWLYMPICS into being. Our goal was to create an opportunity for our network to find a different, more dynamic approach to knowledge management. That’s the reason why we came up with KNOWLYMPICS – our Knowledge Management Games.: : They were held in summer 2018 for the third time. …

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