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Revisiting regionalism and the contemporary world Order...

November 08, 2019

"Revisiting Regionalism and the Contemporary World Order" is the project's aim and title of the latest publication of an international research team piloted by Elise Féron Tampere Peace Research Institute (and Board member of Pilot4dev). In a changing global environment, find out more about the changes of regional movements, in relation with a quickly evolving international order...

Towards Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities

July 11, 2019

With an urban growth averaging 4,4% annually, Indonesia experiences the highest rate of urbanization in Asia (higher than in India and China). It is predicted that 68% of the population will live in cities in the next decade.

Urban population densities exceed 15,000 habitants/km² in cities like Jakarta and more than 30,000 habs/km² in some inner-city areas. Urban areas host most of the vulnerable populations, as well as vital and social infrastructure, while local governments have increased pressure to develop services, infrastructure, employment (U.N. Habitat).

 

This is why the project CRIC: Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities will  set up a long lasting and unique cooperation between cities and research centres in Europe, Indonesia and other countries from South East Asia, and to contribute substantially to sustainable integrated urban development, good governance, and climate adaptation/mitigation through long lasting partnerships, and tools such as sustainable local action plans, early warning tools and experts panels.

The Specific objectives are:

- To strengthen good governance: continued promotion of good governance, and the necessary policy and legal frameworks to implement urban policies.

- The sustainable use of resources by cities: Climate mitigation and adaptation can be achieved by a better understanding of local resources, and the empowerment of people.

- Social cohesiveness and inclusive cities: The project will pay a special attention to the question of informal settlements, rural migrants and marginalisation.

-  Resilience and actions for the environment: the project will support the transition to more resource efficient systems of production and consumption. It will develop early warning systems for the selected cities, and an analysis of the main sources of pollution.

-  Prosperity and Innovation in cities, innovation, culture, design, and the identification of sustainable financing mechanisms.

-   The promotion of triangular cooperation: will be developed with knowledge exchange and joint trainings among countries from the South and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, India, and Nepal).

This project is co-funded by the European Union and led by the cities’ network UCLG Asia.

Towards Pilot Research and Dialogue in Tanzania

June 23, 2019

Although Tanzania has been considered as a model of performance in the fiscal arena, the country is at a crossroad of its strategic macro-economic development. The needs remain important in terms of public expenditure, health facilities, water and sanitation, education and poverty alleviation programs. The country has enough assets and resources to become a leader on sustainability and stability in the region. The human resources and skills’ potentials are tremendous. As many of its neighbours, Tanzania is also facing challenges related to governance, implementation of the tax system, fairness in tax harmonization, poverty alleviation, infrastructure, agricultural modernization, access to facilities in remote areas, and job opportunities for the youth.

Stability, security and cohesiveness are part of the country’s long-term positioning.

 

Tanzania’s population is estimated to grow, as well as urbanization. Young people are a huge potential for development and represent an asset for macroeconomic reforms. A growing population will trigger an increased demand for infrastructure and amenities. Development is dependent on infrastructure development, trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Economic corridors and an increased consumer base. Heavy Infrastructure investment into rail, port and road is expected to be one of the main drivers of the G.D.P, creating a burden for the trade deficit and for the value of the currency.

The global objective of the project Pilot4Research and Dialogue is to promote dialogue on economic, resources, policy and fiscal governance in Tanzania and to create a platform for sustainable dialogue including public and private stakeholders in different regions. The other objectives are :

1.To promote and disseminate high quality and evidence-based research on policies, resources, economic and fiscal governance

2. To nurture debate among stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors, on economic and fiscal governance issues, especially with government stakeholders

3. To increase research capacity and expand the links, networks and connections among economic and governance research institutions in Tanzania.

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union and led by TAPRI Tampere Peace Research Institute

 

Why restoring Corals and Mangroves is more than needed...

May 28, 2019

As many other islands, Guadeloupe is a small island territory located in the intertropical zone. This situation makes it particularly vulnerable to various threats induced by climate change, such as the risks associated with accelerated coastal erosion (sea level rise, increased cyclone intensity). Moreover, 31 of the 32 towns of Guadeloupe are located on the littoral and are vulnerable to climate change.

Nevertheless, some marine and coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs can significantly reduce erosion and also protect coasts during cyclonic events. In addition, seagrass beds and mangroves are natural carbon sinks, sequestering atmospheric CO2 that is partly responsible for climate change. It is therefore essential to protect these coastal and marine ecosystems, but also to restore them where possible to create a climate adaptation strategy for the territory.

This is why the Cayoli program And the project Climate Adapt (with Pilot4dev) proposes to restore ecosystems including corals to improve the climate adaptation strategy. 

Pilot4Dev Activity Report now available...

April 22, 2019

2018 - 2019 has been marked with many activities and partnerships' development on support to civil society, sustainability, climate adaptation and resilience of ecosystems, support to dialogue, justice and womens' rights. Download our activity report. 

Pilot4DEV General Assembly

March 27, 2019

Pilot4Dev celebrated its second General Assembly on March 28th in Brussels. This will be the opportunity to highlight our achievements. We developed partnerships in 8 countries and more regions, to support climate action, development, gender equality, but also civic rights and dialogue with civil society. 

Climate in a Stormy Global Environment

September 25, 2018

PILOT4DEV organized in June a panel on Climate during the 4th Entreps Awards event on S.D.Gs. The videos are now available on our blog. The panel took place at the European Committee of the Regions. We welcomed Evelyne Huytebroeck, former Minister for the Environment, Meera Ghani ECOLISE, Bjorn Stockhausen, Seas at Risk and Emmanuel Katrakis, the European Confederation of recycling industries. Visit our blog for more info...

Climate Change and Cities

May 05, 2019

Climate Change and Cities is a susbtancial book/report, recently published by  the University Climate Change Research Network at the Cambridge University Press (links: UK / USA). It has been recognized as innovative and impactful, with concrete opportunities for continued contribution to the field of urban planning and urban design. The confluence of research and operational application is providing a blueprint for how to convincingly configure sustainable and climate-resilient urban districts. 

Women's Rights: Hidden part of the Iceberg?

March 26, 2018

Women's rights were under the spotlight at Pilot4dev event on March 27th !

We had the pleasure to welcome successful women & role models as speakers and in the audience ! The panel was interactive.

The debate included some strong statements: Download our draft report


"With school and education, girls want to build ambitions and want a better future for themselves!"

"Gender equality is a must! Hope and change will come with the Millenials.."

"Women's rights are about not accepting inequalities, violence, discrimination... and about raising awareness. It is also about security"....

Download our Draft report and Watch our video Interviews!

STUDY VISIT TO METZ TRANSFORMING CITY 19/20 MAY 2018

Join an extraordinary visit to Castles, Bio-Farms, Old and New architecture... Eco-Tourism on the spot, but also free time in Wallonia, Metz, Nancy & Luxembourg city. Great guides & Dinner in a Castle...

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Departure from Brussels.

January 01, 2020

Join our Evening and Networking Debate on March 27th at 18:30 in Brussels...with Cristina Gallach, Former U.N. Undersecretary General and Equal Opportunities Advisor - Council of the European Union, Jennifer Vasta, Owner of Foundation PIKA on Education, Gauri Khandekar V.U.B. and Global Relations Forum, Marie Cécile Naves Academic Expert...

Agenda in English           

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Great Speakers at our launch event "Climate and Development"

"We have to Foster adaptation and Resilience since infrastructure since infrastructure and health are already affected by Climate Change" Prof. van Ypersele...

"Cities are going faster than States dealing with Climate Change : Cities are the first victims, the first answers and the first opportunities facing Climate Change!" We need to work from the local to the global!". Evelyne Huytebroeck

The panel gathered brilliant speakers: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, UN Global Sustainable Development Report, former Chair of IPCC, UCL Centre for Earth and Life Research, Evelyne Huytebroeck Former Minister for the Environment, M.P. and Local Cllr. Gauri Khandekar, Researcher V.U.B. Institute for European Studies and Global Relations Forum, and Fu Jing, Journalist and Deputy Chief of China Daily Europe.

They presented up to date overviews of current global and local actions on to fight against climate change, with outlooks on challenges, threats and opportunities.

Report in Chinese

The EU rolled out a pionneer strategy on plastics

January 30, 2018

This first ever strategy on plastics adopted by the EU may be the first step for circular economy to come true. It plans to change the production (reinventing plastics), curbing waste (especially sea litter), and to improve recycling creating major opportunities for investment and environmental protection. It also ambitions to spur global action.

Climate and Development Embarking on a Sustainable Path?

January 30, 2018

Join our conversation with Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele one of the leading recognized global expert on Climate change, Evelyne Huytebroeck   former Minister for the environment, Fu Jing from China Daily and others to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Climate and Development Policies....

Place: Nordic House- 3 rue du Luxembourg- 6.00 pm on February 20th.

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Meru Cultural Centre: Our Eco-Tourism Project in Tanzania

January 15, 2018

Meru Cultural Centre is our local community owned project for Eco-tourism and village accomodation in Arusha (Tanzania). The aim is to develop cultural and ecological tourism, respectful of nature and the environment, while promoting the local culture.

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