Does power push knowledge when it comes to development in arid and semi-arid areas?

Does power push knowledge when it comes to development in arid and semi-arid areas?

The more I think about development challenges, and the more I see and hear people talking about them, the more I think they come down to a struggle between knowledge and power. Knowledge in the sense of who acquires the right, the space and the legitimacy to convey their knowledge – and who doesn’t. And power in the sense of...power.

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Head in the Clouds: The Dream of Harvesting Water from Fog

Head in the Clouds: The Dream of Harvesting Water from Fog

Dr. Schemenauer, the god-father of modern fog collection, persists in his work helping establish fog-water systems for isolated high-country communities in the developing world through FogQuest, the NGO he co-founded in 2000. He makes community engagement a priority in his projects.

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Can ecosystem-based adaptation help deliver the promise of Paris?

Can ecosystem-based adaptation help deliver the promise of Paris?

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is gaining traction as a way to help manage the threats of climate change. But for the policy community to realise EbA's real potential as a viable response for climate vulnerable communities, we need to plug knowledge gaps on how it works, when and why.

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When technocratic approaches don't really lead to transformation

When technocratic approaches don't really lead to transformation

While there is increasing awareness and recognition that humans can’t continue living as we have, actually doing things differently – what I will refer to as transformation – remains rare and little explored.

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