Our Flagship Projects include efforts the work of IFSD professionals based on their passion and commitment. Currently we have six Flagship Projects:
Green City: Urban forest and trees conservation and management
As nearly half of the people live in the cities, human’s relationship with trees has become primarily an urban phenomenon. In the urban landscapes, every tree and its parts are considered in the design and planning work. The challenge in planning is – how we ensure trees and greenery in the urban space. As part of its Green City initiative, IFSD is partnering with various stakeholders to develop and promote urban trees and green space through research, engagement and innovation in Australia (New South Wales), Nepal, and India.
Water Security: Improving water access, management, institutions and policy in urban areas under changing climate
As the world becomes urbanised and climate impact gets worse, water insecurity is looming large around the world. As one of the flagship initiatives of IFSD, Water Security seeks to nurture and promote practices and institutions for enhancing water security in the contexts of population growth, rapid urbanisation, climate change, and escalating social inequalities.
HighEd-Serv: Advisory services for higher degrees through research, professional practice, innovation
Students spend most of their early career years in higher education, and many have to put months or even years of extra efforts to get jobs or get self-employed after graduation. Under this Flagship HighEd-Serv, IFSD is collaborating with a select group of universities in Australia and the UK to facilitate and create opportunities for deserving candidates around alternative modalities for higher degrees. As we build such partnerships, we are keenly looking to assist prospective students to obtain higher degrees fro recognised universities that will have much bigger impact in individual careers and the wider society.
Agrifood School: Agriculture and food security through improved technology, institutions, and systems of innovations
As the world needs more food, there is a pressure on how we improve agriculture and food systems. As one of the flagships, Agrifood School undertakes research and offers solutions on sustainable agriculture and food systems innovations.
Diaspora for SDG: Diaspora for Sustainable Development Goals
As remittance overtakes international development aid, the diaspora has now become an important player in poverty reduction. And diaspora brings not just money – but also emotional commitment, technologies and social networks to their countries of origin, and thus can make significant contributions to Sustainable Development Goals. Under its initiative Diaspora for SDG, IFSD is fostering partnerships with governments, communities, and researchers to spark new thinking on the role of the diaspora in international development.
MEL for Development: Sharing resources and providing services on monitoring, evaluation and policy learning
Program management, monitoring, and evaluation have all become a crucial aspect of managing change and facilitating development across both developed and developing countries. MEL for Development is IFSD’s flagship initiative to offer methodological and research based solutions to contribute to practical, transformative and sustainable change that is required in every realms of community, public and the corporate life.