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Item108479-001 - countering youth radicalization in Tunisia through inclusion - brochure project(2018-12) Ben Salah, Nizar; Al Nighaoui, Imen; Bahrini, Slim; Canavan, KristenThe study brochure provides a brief outline of the project. It aims to establish the centrality of inclusion within deradicalization and prevention programs that could respond to violent extremism in the context of post-revolutionary Tunisia. Item108479-001 - Countering Youth Radicalization in Tunisia through Inclusion - General Background Note(2018-12) Rafaa Chehoudi; Nizar Ben Salah, Roland Gillah, Imen AlNighaouiThe author observes convergent trends of increasing violent extremism alongside reinforced democratization since the fall of Zine al- Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. The number of Tunisians joining radical groups within Tunisia or in foreign groups raises concerns. Existing scholarship suggests that violent extremism should decline while the country moves further toward a more consolidated democracy. This background note addresses these issues, their context and history, and how youth engagement can be fostered. Item108479-001- General background note : tackling youth radicalization through inclusion in post-revolutionary Tunisia(2019-03) Ben Salah, Nizar; Ah Nighaoui, ImenThis background note addresses issues of youth radicalization in Tunisia, context, and history. It discusses convergent trends of increasing violent extremism with democratization, as well as effects of extremism/terrorism on the economy. The number of Tunisians joining radical groups either in Tunisia or in foreign groups raises concerns. The paper traces acts of terrorism and violence in the country’s recent history, with a multi-pronged response by the Tunisian government based on four pillars: prevention, protection, prosecution and response to attacks. Item108479-001-Annual Event Report(2019) Ben Salah, Nizar; Alnighaoui, ImenThe main topics of the conference (2019) during the two days were: inclusion of Tunisian youth and its impact on preventing and mitigating Violent Extremism, and; the dilemma of the returning Tunisian Foreign Fighters. Findings are from the first phase of the research. Historically, religion has influenced traditions and social norms. However, societal conservatism has substituted religion. According to the research participants, community influence along with traditions and social norms are the basis of conservatism. Civic Engagement can provide a sense of belonging to a community of youth and help them maintain personal and professional skills. Item12 ground-breaking projects revolutionizing the developing world(2017) International Development Research Centre; Canadian GeographicHow do ideas evolve to become ground-breaking solutions? The following pages illustrate how the research supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre turns ideas into action, and contributes to improving lives in the global south. Item12 projets avant-gardistes qui révolutionnent le monde en développement(2017) Centre de recherches pour le développement international; Canadian Geographic Item1st annual rangelands congress 2015(2015-08-11) Jacqueline, Macharia; Lucy, WaruingiThe conference event built on the cooperation and coordination of organizers and other stakeholders with major interest in rangelands ecosystems and landscapes. It focused on the state of rangelands, trends that have taken place overtime, threats to their sustainability, and options for the future. A strategic plan clearly delineating objectives, goals and activities of the Rangelands Association of Kenya was developed and prepared for progressive implementation. This report provides reviews of presentations and discussions of this important conference, participants, and speakers. Item2011 Dame Nita Barrow visitorship : final technical report(2013-05-12) International Development Research Centre (IDRC)This grant supported the visit of Shanthi Diariam, the fourteenth Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor, to the University of Toronto (UT) and the initial development of ‘Friends of the Dame Nita Barrow Visitorship.’ During her residence at UT, Ms. Dairiam taught a graduate course in the Adult Education and Community Development Program (AECD) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). The report reviews activities, meetings, lectures and future plans for the ‘Friends of the Dame Nita Barrow Visitorship.’ Dame Ruth Nita Barrow was the first female Governor-General of Barbados. Item2012-2019 Novel insights briefs(CARIAA, 2019-02) CARIAAThe CARIAA Novel Insights Briefs booklet compiles the key insights that emerged from CARIAA, on the most pertinent topics for climate adaptation, including: 1.5°C Warming, Migration, Gender and Social Equity, Effective Adaptation, and Research for Impact. Item2012-2019 Résumé des nouvelles connaissances(IRCAA / CARIAA, 2019-02) IRCAALe livret de la série sur les nouvelles connaissances de l’IRCAAA donne un aperçu des principales idées qui se sont dégagées de l’IRCAAA, sur les sujets les plus pertinents pour l’adaptation aux changements climatiques, y compris: réchauffement de + 1.5°C, migrations, a l’équité sociale et l’égalité entre les sexes, adaptation efficace, et recherches en action. Item2018 INGSA research associate grant summary : full report(2019-02-16) International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA); Mills, Grant; Cowen, LaraThe International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) provides a forum for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government. The report provides a summary of awards and activities related to the inaugural round of INGSA research grants in 2018. Grants were provided to scientists and researchers for supporting projects in their region on the thematic priority of: The role of Science Advice in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Item2018 Policy community survey - Global report prepared for the Think Tank Initiative Feb. 2019(Globescan, 2019-02) Hazime, Nadia; Binbrek, Salim; Femke, De ManIn 2018, the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) commissioned GlobeScan a global stakeholder research consultancy, to conduct a survey of policy stakeholders in three regions: Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Through the Policy Community Survey, the Think Tank Initiative aims to better understand the information needs and uses of policy actors in specific countries, as well as their perceptions of think tanks. Item2019 Kirindon literacy study : using ABRACADABRA and READS(2021) Lysenko, Larysa; Abrami, Phil; Wade, Anne; Del Col, Nancy; Waichinga, Anne; Kedoki, Julius; WaGioko, Maina; Kiforo, Enos; Iminza, RoseTwo grade-one English teachers and their students from two World Vision schools in Kirindon (a remote region of Narok County, Kenya) participated in this study; one teacher used ABRA-READS as part of her English Language instruction (40 students) and one control teacher (40 students) did not use the tools. Analysis of findings show that after exposure to the ABRA and READS instruction, the students improved their scores at a higher rate than their peers from the control class. ABRA/READS students showed significantly larger improvements in Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Total Grade. The software helped learners become active learners and to reason faster. Item250 thousand families challenge : bringing to bear food practice on health, equity and sustainability in Ecuador(2020-03-31) Que rico esThe project has stimulated increased family-level investment in Andean crops, direct purchasing and agroecology, and has motivated people to engage in public debates on food and agriculture. Ecuador’s Colectivo Agroecologico influenced the 2008 Constitution which stipulates transition from food security to food sovereignty, including a ban on genetically modified seeds and crops. Thousands of families have joined a campaign that promotes fresh, agroecological food produced by family farmers. Item2nd specialized technical committee meeting on education, science and technology (STC-EST 2) : draft decisions(2017-10) African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)The paper outlines draft decisions by Education and Science & Technology Ministers of Education and endorsed by African Union (AU) Member States, for further promotion of education and teacher programmes as well as development of science technology and innovation (STI) strategies. Item3D-printed prosthesis to support female survivors of domestic violence, accidents or cancer treatment in Brazil(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)During development before birth and throughout life, the human body can be mutilated or amputated due to a variety of causes. This study investigates how 3D printing as an innovative technology can be utilized for prostheses production for women with visible disabilities caused by domestic violence, accidents, medical conditions, or cancer treatment. 3D printing offers a more sustainable alternative when compared to traditional prosthetics as it allows for higher levels of customization at lower production costs. This project used Design Science Research (DSR), which incorporates theory, artifact development, creativity, and innovation as a methodological approach. This project investigates the impacts of 3D printing technology on gendered design prosthesis to rehabilitate identity, confidence and independence of women in low- and middle-income countries.