Policy Insight 01/2021: Conservation Agriculture and COVID-19
IFSD has just launched a new event study on the topic of conservation agriculture and how it can aid in the COVID-19 recovery process in the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The authors argue that conservation agriculture benefits to makers, communities and ecosystems are proven, but more demonstration work is needed to pursue the policy makers and supporters. […]
Re-imagining International Development in Times of COVID-19 Disruption
IFSD’s Principal Advisor Dr Hemant Ojha and Nepal representative Dr Mani Banjade jointly presented a paper to a virtual Roundtable held on 9 November 2020 organised by Institute for Global Development (IGD) of University of New South Wales. The title of the Roundtable was ‘Reimagining Development: How do Practice-Based Approaches Shape the Localisation of Development?’. […]
IFSD Team Participated in Australian Water Partnership Workshop
IFSD team participated in Australian Water Partnership (AWO) Workshop between 3-5 February 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The AWP annual workshop was attended by 71 partner organisations from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Nepal, Italy. Staff of AWP, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), DFAT Canberra and DFAT Posts from Bangkok […]
Gender justice in COVID-19 response
The news of a partner throwing out his wife out of main window when she had fever in the mid-night is perhaps a pick of gender based violence we can see happening inside families in times of COVID-19 crisis. In this Webinar, Dr Basundhara Bhattarai surveys the contours of escalated forms of violence and injustice […]
From Research to Policy Impact: Actionable Areas for Transformation
For researchers committed to creating positive impact on the society, sharing research insights with a global ‘research-for-development’ organisation is a special moment. IFSD Director Dr Ojha was invited by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to share experience of linking research with policy in natural resources management. As well as practical insights, he used […]
Designing Community Participation Strategies for Sustainability
Dr Hemant Ojha will discuss current challenges in ensuring community participation in sustainability innovation, drawing on 20 years work.
Beyond Participatory Research: How Can We Do Locally Engaged Research?
For more than 50 years now, we have been doing Participatory Research to solve community problems and sustainability challenges. We have also improved this strategy of engagement and learning continually over time.