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Publications
Development and Indigenous Peoples in Africa

This Issues Paper on Development and Indigenous Peoples in Africa has been prepared by the Compliance and Safeguards Division of the African Development Bank to give an overview of the state of Indigenous People in Africa, highlighting the options for their inclusion by the Bank in development projects the Bank undertakes in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs).

In performing this assignment, the study team greatly utilized knowledge, information and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders across the continent - governments, civil society organizations, the African Union Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa, which helped the team to draw scenarios, analyze case studies, compare situations and draw conclusions for the report.

Projects and Programmes
Indigenous Peoples in Canada: the Dialogues Project

Discover ‘Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Immigrant Communities in Vancouver’, a project convened by the City of Vancouver, in collaboration with community partners (the Dialogues Project).

Its goal is to promote increased understanding and stronger relationships between indigenous and immigrant communities within the City. The project began in January 2010 and runs until July 2011.

All the details, from the beginning of the journey until the assessment of future directions and reflections, have been captured in this great e-book!

Publications
Indigenous Peoples & Development: 8 case studies for a peaceful and plentiful planet

Discover the good practices and lessons learned regarding indigenous peoples development through the experiences from eight case studies that are presented in this report, with examples of successful practices and approaches in World Bank-financed projects that have had positive impacts on indigenous communities, specifically along one or more of the thematic areas.

The goal of this study is to initiate a process for developing a better understanding of good practices for the sustainable development of indigenous peoples, to enhance the capacity of the Bank and its partners in developing projects that support culturally appropriate development activities for indigenous peoples, and to advance the effective application of the Bank’s policy on indigenous peoples.

Publications
Increasing opportunities for Aboriginal people in the workplace

How to increase opportunities for Indigenous people in the workplace? Deloitte's Dialogue on diversity report answers the question.

Indigenous people make up the fastest-growing segment of Canada’s labour force. Meanwhile, Canadian companies are having trouble filling job vacancies. So why the disconnect between these two groups? And what can we do to increase opportunities for Indigenous people in the workplace? Deloitte's team posed these questions to a variety of stakeholders as part of their third annual “Dialogue on diversity” roundtables held across the country. They listened and learned from passionate, proactive speakers who shared success stories and best practices, as well as their perspectives on the need for:

  • a long-term commitment to building relationships
  • greater collaboration
  • education
  • accommodation
  • cultural understanding

Deloitte's team has compiled all the insights, ideas and recommendations of these discussions in their third annual Dialogue on diversity report.

Projects and Programmes
Community Radio Broadcasting for Empowering Rural People

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)'s approach to media development is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive, and it takes into account the challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in Bangladesh including community radio development giving voices for the voiceless.

The program is aimed at empowering the vulnerable and marginalized groups of the society, reducing social inequality, building capacity to making easy access to information on social safety net.

Publications
Latinoamérica indígena en el siglo XXI : primera década

This report, prepared by a World Bank team, presents a critical review of the data available and the main challenges facing indigenous Latin Americans with the aim of contributing to these discussions. The report is based on microdata extracted from censuses in 16 countries and household surveys in 9 countries, as well as on a review of secondary data, regulatory frameworks, and regional experiences.

The report is also available in English and Portuguese.

Media
We Are Humanity

The Jarawas are the last descendants of the first humains.

Somewhere on this planet, there still exists a secret place isolated from the rest of the world. The last untouched paradise where the first humans are still living the same way from the beginning of humankind. They are the Jarawas.

Director Alexandre Dereims whose documentaries have received numerous awards (international prize of the Red Cross, Albert London prize, Golden Nymph of Monaco), he gives the floor to this people in danger while launching a petition to sanctuarise the islands where they survive in his most recent film:

We Are Humanity / Nous sommes l'Humanité (2017). 

On the Andamas Islands, off India, in an isolated place from the rest of the world, the Jarawas still live as at the beginning of humanity. Having come from Africa 70,000 years ago, they are only 400 and their way of life is threatened by the Indian settlers who want to transform their territory by exploiting the forests and by transforming these islands in tourist paradise.

They are the ancestors of the Asian people and the American natives.

Today, there is only a population of 400 people left.

 

 

Media
Cultures with Vivendi: Intercultural Dialogue

This section provides bridges between continents, invites to learn more about other cultures and fosters a spirit of openness via a number of testimonials and reports.

"Culture(s) with Vivendi" is in line with Vivendi's corporate social responsibility strategy, which aims to promote cultural diversity, facilitate access to knowledge, encourage the expression of talent and participation in cultural life, and promote a spirit of openness.


Launched on 21 May 2012, Culture(s) with Vivendi aims at providing a concrete illustration of the role played by cultural and creative industries in fostering economic growth, enhancing social cohesion and fuelling innovation. The website is composed of four parts:

  • the "Artist Inspiration" section shows the diversity of musical and cinematographic influences that help artistic creativity to flourish;

  • the "Creative jobs" section presents the value chain and the wealth of career paths within the cultural industries, explained by actual professionals in the field

  • the "Intercultural Dialogue" section demonstrates the linkages between culture and mutual understanding;

  • the "De Facto" section puts culture at the heart of sustainable development through facts and figures, testimonies and reports. "De Facto"  is a forum for those to want to highlight the linkages between culture, human development, openness, access to knowledge and fight against poverty. It serves as a resource center gathering the statements on why and how culture should be integrated within the new world sustainable development agenda and the Millennium Goals that will be agreed on for 2015-2030.

Publications
Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance understanding about Africa in the United States.

The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.

Media
Life at the Café

An association of zinc and metal professionals wants to bring the bistros and terraces of Paris into the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO as both an art of living and a proven form of social connection..

Already, in 2010, it was the gastronomic meal of the French that had integrated the list of intangible cultural heritage. It is not always about high gastronomy but rather the popular ritual of the meal, daily or for special occasions, that of the holidays or the one where we receive guests, the dish of the day at the bistro or the bourgeois cuisine. It is both an art of living and a proven form of social connection. Tomorrow, it is therefore the cafes and terraces of Paris that could be included in the list of Unesco.

 

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Une association de professionnels du zinc veut faire entrer les bistrots et terrasses de Paris au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’Unesco.

Déjà, en 2010, c’était le repas gastronomique des Français qui avait intégré la liste du patrimoine culturel immatériel. Il ne s’agissait pas en l’occurrence de la haute gastronomie mais du rituel populaire du repas, quotidien ou exceptionnel, celui des fêtes ou bien celui où l’on reçoit, le plat du jour au bistrot ou la cuisine bourgeoise. Soit à la fois un art de vivre et une forme éprouvée du lien social. Demain, ce sont donc les cafés et terrasses de Paris qui pourraient figurer dans la liste de l’Unesco.