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Author: Su Braden
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: vietnam, casebook, development, video
Number of Pages: 116
Published: 1998-02-01
ISBN-10: 0855983701
ISBN-13: 9780855983703

How can marginalized communities represent themselves directly to the authorities that control their lives? This casebook examines an experiment in Vietnam, where Su Braden trained a team of NGO workers from four countries in the participatory use of video for community development. The team then worked with villagers to make video tapes about issues identified and researched by the local community. Villagers formed editorial groups to script the programs, direct the video teams, and check the editing a process that encouraged critical analysis of their problems. They showed the finished produ

Author: Rachel Hastie
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: casebook, bosnia, war, society, children, disabled
Number of Pages: 148
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0855983736
ISBN-13: 9780855983734

This casebook analyzes the lessons for working with disabled children learned from a radical and ambitious program initiated by Oxfam GB at the height of the war in Bosnia. As elsewhere in Eastern Europe, disabled children in Former Yugoslavia were traditionally cared for in centralized institutions which were run by State-paid professionals. When State services began to break down under the pressure of war Oxfam assumed responsibility for one such centre in Tuzla. The emphasis of the centre gradually evolved from the provision of clinical services to the integration of the children into the l

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, research, international, issues, ethical, casebook
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 9241547723
ISBN-13: 9789241547727

This casebook collects 64 case studies each of which raises an important and difficult ethical issue connected with planning, reviewing or conducting health-related research. The book's purpose is to contribute to thoughtful analysis of these issues by researchers and members of research ethics committees (REC "s known in some places as ethical review committees or institutional review boards) particularly those involved with studies that are conducted or sponsored internationally. This collection is envisioned principally as a tool to aid educational programs from short workshops on research

Author: Oscar Newman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: space, defensible, creating
Number of Pages: 139
Published: 1996-07
ISBN-10: 0788145282
ISBN-13: 9780788145285

The appearance of Oscar Newman's Defensible SpaceÓ in 1972 signaled the establishment of a new criminological subdiscipline that has come to be called by many Crime Prevention Through Environmental DesignÓ or CPTED. Over the years, Mr. Newman's ideas have proven to have significant merit in helping the Nation's citizens reclaim their urban neighborhoods. This casebook will assist public & private organizations with the implementation of Defensible Space theory. This monograph draws directly from Mr. Newman's experience as consulting architect. Illustrations.

Author: Isobel Birch
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: kenya, casebook, development, pastoral, perspectives
Number of Pages: 164
Published: 2001-10
ISBN-10: 0855984678
ISBN-13: 9780855984670

An objective account of a major Oxfam initiative: the Wajir pastoral development project in northeast Kenya, with its distinctive emphasis on community participation. It explains how marginalized groups are developing their own pastoral associations to represent their interests, and Oxfam's role in facilitating that process. It describes an integrated approach to pastoral development: supporting the livelihoods of livestock keepers and those who have lost their animals; devising strategies to address drought and conflict as part of a longer-term agenda for sustainable development; and working

Author: Lina Payne
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: casebook, uganda, settlement, refugee, communities, rebuilding
Number of Pages: 204
Published: 1998-12
ISBN-10: 0855983949
ISBN-13: 9780855983949

This book gives a critical account of a complex and ambitious refugee-settlement program in support of 55,000 refugees who fled in 1993 from armed conflict in south Sudan into a remote and insecure region of north-west Uganda. In helping refugees to rebuild self-reliant, sustainable communities, Oxfam's vision was to treat them as people with their own capacities and dignity. This book relates how structures were established to ensure the representation of all groups, particularly the most vulnerable. It considers the questions of integration with the local host population; site-suitability an

Author: Joe Human
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: india, casebook, management, forest, community
Number of Pages: 188
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 0855984392
ISBN-13: 9780855984397

Forests throughout India are under threat from modern enterprises such as logging, dams, mines and irrigation schemes, and also from a breakdown in traditional forest-protection systems. Local communities, traditionally dependent on forests, find their livelihoods under chronic strain.This book tells the story of a forest-protection movement, Friends of Trees and Living Beings, in the state of Orissa, which has grown from spontaneous local action in the mid-1970s into a network of forest-management organizations with respected expertise and widespread influence.The authors analyze the successe
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