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The IISD is a Canadian policy research institute that publishes books, papers and policy briefs on issues affecting sustainable development such as climate change, governance and natural resources. The IISD Reporting Services focuses on environmental issues and publishes news and event coverage as well as the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (see ENB). The organisation also runs the Climate-L.Org blog and hosts a number of networks, including the Trade Knowledge Network and the Sustainable Coffee Partnership.
Knowledge for Development is a web-based source of information on science and technology for agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It promotes collaboration between agricultural research and development scientists and technologists in ACP countries, and facilitates dialogue between ACP and European communities with the aim of strengthening policy formulation on science and technology issues.
This website contains a number of useful documents on biofuels and biotechnology in ACP countries.
Makeshift is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to documenting examples of innovation and creativity across the world. It covers topics such as technology, business and art from a range of authors, focused on grassroots projects in developing countries.
The website publishes feature articles, infographics and videos, as well as access to the full magazine through subscription.
This non-profit organisation works with partners in Ghana and Uganda to improve the control and treatment of malaria. It offers services such as programme design and development, consultancy services, and technical support services to other non-governmental organisations. Information resources include annual reports, publications, and links to journals and organisations.
The website of South Africa's Kruger National Park provides information about malaria that is especially useful for visitors. The page describes how malaria spreads, and notes the times of day and months of year when people are at high risk of infection at the park. It lists precautionary measures including prophylactic drugs, and a 24-hour hotline to access detailed information about what can be done to minimise risk.
This initiative, run by the non-profit organisation CABI (the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International), aims to improve food security by reducing crop losses. It helps smallholder farmers by gathering and disseminating information about plant health via plant clinics and a knowledge bank. The knowledge bank is hosted on CABI's website, and contains key plant health information from across the world, including a diagnostic tool and factsheet library. A map is available to view pest and crop distribution data alongside other information, including climate data. The website also enables access to publications, and includes a media centre providing press releases, news, and multimedia.
This programme was set up by several nongovernmental organisations to promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing nations. It aims to facilitate the use of indigenous knowledge to help farmers devise systems to cope with change, achieve food security, sustain livelihoods and protect the environment. It also works towards integrating local innovations into formal agricultural research.
The website offers information on projects arranged by country and project theme, as well as relevant news and events. It also publishes extensive resources including links to publications, training materials and a gallery with audiovisual resources.
This online library — an open access, free to publish, full-text journal database — aims to strengthen the academic journal evaluation and accreditation systems in South Africa, and help develop national capacities in scientific editing and publishing. It is part of the SciELO Brazil project. The portal gives access to articles that can be searched by title, subject, keyword, and publication date. It also provides access to journal citation reports with information about metrics, such as impact factors.
SERVIR is a regional environmental imaging and monitoring system — operating in Africa and Latin America — built on satellite and geospatial data. It can monitor and forecast ecological changes and natural hazards. The website publishes interactive maps including near real-time satellite feeds of regional weather and ecological conditions, and real time updates on fires, floods, red tides and weather conditions. It also provides access to 3D imaging software.
SA HealthInfo provides information about health and health research issues in Southern Africa, with topics ranging from HIV and malaria, to traditional medicines and nutrition. This part of the site provides information about ethics in research, including the South African MRC's latest guidance.
The African Union Biosafety Project — a joint initiative of the African Union and the German Development Corporation — aims to help African countries meet their obligations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and promotes adopting the African Model Law on Safety in Biotechnology as a common framework for biosafety regulation in Africa.
The project publishes basic information on its aims, objectives and management as well as documentation about its activities and meetings. It provides copies of the Model Law in four major languages and links to related websites.
OpenDOAR is a directory of open access repositories — institutional and subject-based archives of academic papers, books, datasets, conferences, patents and multimedia that are free to access.
The directory covers 29 topics including agriculture, technology, health, environment and medicine in over 50 languages.
Repositories listed in the directory can be searched — and statistically analysed with the help of OpenDOAR charts — by topic, language and content or software type.
UNESCO's Global Ethics Observatory is an extensive database of ethics experts, institutions, teaching programmes, legislation, codes of conduct and resources relevant to ethical and human rights-based approaches to science and technology issues, including global environmental change and bioethics. These resources are intended to support member states' ethics-related activities. The website provides access to the network of databases which are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. It also provides information about data collection methods, other publications and support activities available for member states, and regional information centres.
These country-level reports, published by the Climate Systems and Policy research cluster at the University of Oxford, provide data on observed and projected climates in 52 countries in the developing world.
Each report contains maps, diagrams, tables and a narrative of the data, putting it in the context of the country's general climate. Files in text format with datasets containing underlying and model data can be downloaded for further use.
After the release of the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2001, UNEP and GRID Arendal published this set of 25 graphics focused on the special challenges that Africa faces due to expected long term climate change.
Three sections cover the evidence of change in Africa, the science driving these changes, and vulnerability to — and trends in — extreme events on the continent. The graphics also show the severity of climate impacts on fresh water, human health, and food in Africa.
The WHO Global InfoBase has, for the first time, assembled in one place, country-level risk factor data stratified by age and sex, with complete source and survey information. The current version of the InfoBase contains over 130,000 data points from more than 2,800 sources. Currently the InfoBase contains reports on 180 out of 192 WHO Member States. A unique feature is that each record can be linked back to all its survey information, including the primary source.
The database is updated daily and provides users with comparable country-level mortality, mean systolic blood pressure, mean body mass index, and overweight/obesity data. A search function allows users to customise their data search based on specific criteria, and shows data in text tables and graphs.