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Biogas production using water hyacinths to meet collective energy needs in a sahelian country

Almoustapha, O. et al. (22 janv. 2009)

This paper presents a pilot project that investigates the possibility of producing biogas from a mixture of water hyacinth and fresh rumen residue – replacing firewood as a source of fuel – to meet the energy needs of a maternity facility in Niamey (Niger). The discontinuous-type installation ( ...

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Waste and Development – Perspectives from the Ground

Dias, Sonia (4 juin 2012)

Millions of people worldwide make a living collecting, sorting, recycling, and selling valuable materials disposed of as waste.  Waste pickers contribute to public health, reduce the costs associated with municipal solid waste management, and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the ...

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Living City: community mobilization to build active transport policies and programs in Santiago, Chile

Sagaris, L. (17 sept. 2010)

Although the usefulness of walking and cycling to promote health is increasingly recognized, the importance of civil society leadership in developing new policies and activities is often overlooked. This case study, of Living City (Ciudad Viva) a community-based organization in Santiago, Chile, ...

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Developing Communities around Factories through Strategic CSR : A Critical Step towards Shared  Value in India

Sridhar Murthy, Srikrishna et al. (15 avr. 2016)

The Indian CSR context has changed in the last few years (particularly following the amendment to Section 135 of the Indian Companies Act in 2013) : there is now a requirement for corporate firms to devote 2 % of their net profit to social impact. The stake is particularly crucial for ...

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How to restore dry forest ecosystems

Nalvarte, Jaime (11 oct. 2012)

AIDER is a Peruvian non-governmental organization working since 1992 on forest management activities, watershed management and urban forest management on tropical humid and dry forest at a national level. AIDER and the José Ignacio Távara Pasapera rural community have been working on dry forest ...

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Democratic innovations: reshaping public governance?

Crouzel, Ivan (5 nov. 2014)

From Europe to Latin America, from Asia to Africa, and across the Arab world, the news is full of examples of disconnect between governments and citizens. Public institutions are not meeting—or are no longer meeting—the needs and expectations of the population. At the same time, the increase in ...

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The role of peddling in consumption in modern Europe

Fontaine, Laurence (25 nov. 2014)

After stressing the importance of the market in the survival strategies of European populations, the article highlights the role, nature and structure of the networks of peddlers in pre-industrial Europe. Far from being limited to the distribution of new goods, these networks of peddlers were also ...

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Community health and its failures in the Kayes region of Mali

Boidin, Bruno et al. (6 nov. 2012)

This article looks at advances and failures of community health in Mali. The work is based upon a study undertaken on the ground with community health bodies and their users in the Kayes region. The results show that despite the services provided by community health, this can only be a real tool for ...

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Foreword

Tall, Thierno Bocar (7 oct. 2016)

“We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” Although Thomas Edison’s famous 1887 boast turned out to be prophetic for the western world, there is no avoiding the fact that it still does not apply to developing countries, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa. Here, ...

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