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Alistair Cole

1 Regional capacity building in Europe Much of the devolution debate in Wales has centred upon the uniqueness of Welsh constitutional arrangements and political traditions. There has been a strong temptation to resort to a form of Welsh exceptionalism to explain the emergence of the new Welsh quasi-polity. A comparative dimension facilitates a just appreciation of what really is distinctive within Wales and which trends are more generally applicable in similar regions. In Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation, the intention has been to deepen the understanding

in Beyond devolution and decentralisation
Alistair Cole

5 Decentralisation and political capacity building in Brittany This chapter addresses the theme of decentralisation and political capacity building in Brittany. Venturing inside the Brittany regional council provides an opportunity to investigate the functioning of the region as a political institution, and to explore the theme of public policy-making within Brittany. It will be argued that the influence of the French regions (and Brittany in particular) is tied up with interdependent policy-making and the quality of horizontal and vertical relationships. The

in Beyond devolution and decentralisation
Sara Wong

‘impact’ and ‘capacity building’ in conflict research from often unidirectional conceptualisations (i.e. skills and knowledge flowing from the ‘Global North’ to the ‘Global South’), to a more complex picture of mutual learning and knowledge exchange. While our key objective, as situated within a wider international research project, was to create a locally relevant ‘creative research output’, I suggest that a significant ‘impact’ made through our collaboration was in the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Community–university research partnerships in global perspectives

This book is based on a three-year international comparative study on poverty reduction and sustainability strategies . It provides evidence from twenty case studies around the world on the power and potential of community and higher education based scholars and activists working together in the co-creation of transformative knowledge. Opening with a theoretical overview of knowledge, democracy and action, the book is followed by analytical chapters providing lessons learned and capacity building, and on the theory and practice of community university research partnerships. It also includes lessons on models of evaluation, approaches to measuring the impact and an agenda for future research and policy recommendations. The book overviews the concept of engaged scholarship and then moves to focus on community-university research partnerships. It is based on a global empirical study of the role of community-university research partnerships within the context of poverty alleviation, the creation of sustainable societies and, broadly speaking, the Millennium Development Goals. The book frames the contribution of community-university research partnerships within a larger knowledge democracy framework, linking this practice to other spaces of knowledge democracy. These include the open access movement, new acceptance of the methods of community-based and participatory research and the call for cognitive justice or the need for epistemologies of the Global South. It takes a particular look at the variety of structures that have been created in the various universities and civil society research organizations to facilitate and enhance research partnerships.

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Phoebe Shambaugh
and
Bertrand Taithe

field report submitted by Sara Wong on the artist-academic collaborative project PostiveNegatives and the Drugs & (dis)order project foregrounds the questions of authorship, knowledge production and power relations suggested in the research articles. The report reflects critically on one of the group’s creative collaborations – part of the Drugs and (dis)order project in Colombia – and particularly on the interpersonal relations and questions of capacity building and learning which form part of

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Humanitarian Disruption in Conflict Settings
Maelle L’Homme

/emergency room consultations and 5,800 inpatient department admissions each year. Throughout the project’s duration, the scope of medical services evolved constantly, from an initial focus on primary healthcare to a comprehensive secondary healthcare package. Efforts made to improve the quality of the care provided translated into huge investments in infrastructure, sophisticated diagnostic capacities, capacity building for the staff, as well as advocacy and research

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development
Alexandra Cosima Budabin
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Lisa Ann Richey

conflict-mineral narrative and the Dodd–Frank Act. In Ben Affleck and the ECI’s story to do development through good business, the Northeastern province becomes a place that needs and is open for other kinds of trade in ‘conflict-free’ commodities. But, to recover this, it also needs investment and capacity building which American brands can support by investing and providing for through CSR. As such, besides the ‘positive’ discursive turn, there may be a positive impact of

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Louise Beaumais

assessments and monitoring and evaluation activities …, information management solutions and … organizational capacity building programmes that support aid stakeholders to plan and respond to crises’. 26 Together, these organisations have created REACH, which aims to provide ‘granular data, timely information and in-depth analysis from contexts of crisis, disaster and displacement’. 27 NGOs specialising in mapping, such as CartONG

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technology on fair and reasonable terms and conditions’. To that end, they shall ‘endeavour to foster favourable economic and social conditions’ for such transfer for ‘the benefit of all parties concerned on an equitable basis’ (art. 266(3)). Article 266(2) shifts the emphasis from the transfer of technology as such to the broader concept of capacity-building (discussed below), by providing that States shall

in The law of the sea
Scott N. Romaniuk
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Emeka Thaddues Njoku
, and
Arundhati Bhattacharyya

terrorist activities (US Department of State, 2017 ). Furthermore, the US government is assisting the Bangladeshi government in areas of training the youth of Bangladesh to build the resilience of the mechanism of anti-terrorism. Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program is a leading counter-terrorism capacity building program for law enforcement of selected partners

in Counter-terrorism and civil society