Last week, catastrophic rains and floods impacted Germany and Belgium. In particular, the cities of Liege, provinces of Namur and Luxembourg heavily suffered.
While many inhabitants had to flee their homes, others unfortunately perished due to the sudden onset of the rising waters.
This is a stark reminder that climate change cannot be ignored anymore and that regardless of the the geographic area, communities need to be prepared and adapt to the evermore present and changing threat.
The work carried out by organisations involved in international development is now more crucial than ever. Good practices in terms of early warning systems and territory planning are going to become key in preventing and mitigating these phenomenons going forward.
Pilot4dev works towards an adaptation fund which you can support here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fund-for-climate-change-resilience-building
On 26th May 2021, the southwest coastal areas in Bangladesh got struck by Cyclone Yaas. The aftermath of the cyclone led to a breakdown of the coastal embankments. The collapse of coastal embankments has caused the roads around them to flood and break down. This has led to a major disruption to public life and has flooded homes in the nearby villages, causing several people to be displaced. Since much of the area is flooded, food is scarce.
In reaction to this event, Pilot4DEV mobilized the resources it gathered through the Climate Resilience Fund to support LEDARS in providing relief to the local residents. We are happy to announce that our donation was allocated and helped provide relief to 50 households in villages located in the southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh.
We congratulate Professor Élise Féron on her contribution to The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research. Dr. Élise Féron is a board member of Pilot4DEV and Director of our program Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue in Tanzania. You can find more about the project here: https://www.pilot4dev.com/projects/94-pilot-4-research-and-dialogue
Pilot4DEV will be accompanying EcoPorts for the renewal of the EcoPorts label certification for the Grand Port de Maritime Guadeloupe. This is in accordance with our current LifeAdapt Island project that is focused on the restoration and conservation of the mangroves throughout the maritime area of Guadeloupe. You can learn more about the project here: https://www.pilot4dev.com/projects/95-life-adapt-island-restoration-of-eco-systems
The EcoPorts label certification is provided to proactive ports in Europe which are taking voluntary steps to integrate environmentally-friendly targets to make ports more sustainable. Ports are critical points of access and connection for cargo to be passed back and forth between railroads, trucks, and ships. This is why it is crucial for ports to be the first step to embracing a more sustainable approach that will then trickle down and shape the global supply chain.
Not only this, but sustainable and environmentally friendly ports are important for taking the next steps towards better waste management and conservation of marine life. For this, EcoPorts facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange between different ports that encourage cooperation through collaborative environmental projects.
We believe that the renewal of this certification - for the Grand Port de Maritime Guadeloupe - points to a more sustainable future through cooperation between various stakeholders for the conservation of marine life and the improvement of port activities in Guadeloupe.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Youssef Diab, Board Member at Pilot4dev will be co-organising an event on inert soil usage as a key ressource for the future of cities.
Following a first colloquium in April 2019 titled La terre dans tous les états, which focused on urban land as a resource and material with numerous aspects, ECT and EIVP are expanding the conversation by putting land at the center of contemporary discussions on sustainability. Their teaching and research Chair places a strong emphasis on social, environmental, and economic issues.
The conference Urban Land, Positive Values for the City of Tomorrow proposes that this resource be treated as:
The event will be in french and is designed as a hybrid one: it will be possible to attend the presentations online or physically premises, with a limit of 85 physical participants per session (half capacity).
You can register here:
We are pleased to announce that Professor Jeffrey Raven, Board Member at Pilot4dev will be moderating a webinar on the reorganisation and adaptation of cities in a post-covid landscape.
The second of three high-profile events titled Post-COVID Cities, “Reinventing Global Cities,” focuses on the future of New York City after the pandemic.
Participants in this program will learn how other global cities emerging from the pandemic are
positioning themselves to achieve aspirational social goals while implementing zero-carbon policies for the twenty-first century.
We invite you to explore the key findings of the first Pilot 4 Research and Dialogue study encompassed into 3 separate policy briefs. Those briefs intent to summarize the effects of Macroeconomic policies on the mining sector, progress in regards to SDGs and Tanzanian youth employment and future.
The key focus of this study is to present the results of the interim assessment, which aimed to conduct an in-depth overview of Tanzania's macroeconomic and fiscal reforms as the second FYDP II (2015/16-2020/21) is implemented.
You can find below the 3 policy briefs below for ease of access:
This policy brief addresses the mining sector's current problems in order to offer guidance for the next step of reforms. The brief focuses on gold mining in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and large-scale mining subsectors, respectively.
This brief reflects primarily on the main concerns in the new SDG deployment model that key stakeholders must address. The brief also suggests realistic approaches Tanzania might take to completely realize the SDGs' potential at the local level.
This policy brief uses a case study from SUGECO's "Youth Special Incentive Schemes in Agribusiness in Tanzania (2014-2019)" project to argue for a more successful model of youth engagement in agribusiness.
In the coming months, two additional studies will be released by the Pilot 4 research and dialogue project, we will keep you updated as they become available.
Pilot4dev conducted a CRIC workshop on coastal capacity development to help climate resilient disaster responses on March 19, 2021. The event was coordinated by Pilot4Dev with the support of UCLG ASPAC, and featured ideas from European, Indonesian, and Indian experts to assist local governments in coastal cities in planning for the impacts of climate change.
Pilot4dev is pleased to announce that we are organising two workshop sessions on the 19th of March 2021.
The first workshop will take place between 9.00 am to 11.00 am (CET) and will treat about Coastal areas and Climate Adaptation (in the framework with the CRIC project).
The full agenda for the morning session is available at this link.
Registrations are open at the following link: https://forms.gle/6J5EiUkAfmX7E3kh8
The second workshop session will take place between 2.00 pm CET to 4.00 pm (CET) and will treat about Circular Economy as a chance for the oceans' protection (In the framework of the project Life’Adapt Island).
The full agenda for the afternoon session is available at this link.
For this session you can register at the following link: https://forms.gle/6J5EiUkAfmX7E3kh8
We are proud to announce that we have crossed another milestone, this month we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary.
Pilot4dev was founded in the beginning of 2018 at the initiative of Dr. Pascaline Gaborit, our Director with the advice of high-level experts. The idea was that there was a gap in connecting pioneering initiatives for sustainable development, and not enough efforts in implementing SDGs. What started out as a small NGO working to connect stakeholders to support worldwide sustainable development has now grown to a point where we have been able to expand our team with the arrival of Emmanuel Rivéra as project officer! Our organization has countless achievements and accomplishments, especially from last year which proved exceptionally productive for us.
We propelled in full swing our activities on three different EU funded projects taking place in South East Asia (Indonesia and India), Tanzania and Guadeloupe.
It would never have been possible either without the support from the Pilot4dev board of directors and the co-funding of the European Union to three collaborative projects on Climate resilience, Adaptation and Dialogue for Development.
We are also grateful to our partners who trusted in us to work together to build innovative projects promoting resilience, dialogue and climate adaptation/mitigation. The demands, challenges and feedbacks received from our projects have pushed us towards more efforts over the last year.
We plan to keep our organization growing even more in 2021 and to continue to support worldwide sustainable projects the best way we do: by working together. With your support we wish to sustain our action, promote actions on the ground and increase our impact.
is an independent initiative that connects global stakeholders active in Pilot development initiatives in the areas of Climate, Cities, Governance, Conflicts/Stability, the Environment and more generally the implementation of SDGs including Gender Equality.
This project is co-funded by the European Union