This program proposes to develop, with a network of partners, a methodological framework for the implementation of an integrated approach to regional (and territory) development. The objective is to reinforce in-country knowledge management, analysis and organization capacity in order to:
Prevent the generation of social and territorial disparities with a better coherence of regional organization that will make local development actions more sustainable.
To take into account the multiple components of the territory (biophysical, socio-economic, political) and the multiple spatial interactions (relation urban-rural, mobility, biodiversity, local-global) in natural resources management;
To realize, with local actors and decision makers, an evaluation and appropriation of information, knowledge, and analytical methods which are directed towards a better understanding of territorial development; to adjust to operational objectives (fight against poverty, food insecurity, market integration, strategic planning).
AIDeR: Territory, Development (presentation in pdf document)
The priorities of CIAT and IRD lie at the intersection of three components: improvement of natural resources management in an objective of sustainability; fight against poverty and food insecurity; development of comparative methods on the basis of effective partnerships.
The study areas were therefore selected according to three criteria: 1) incidence of poverty; 2) strategic importance of the use of the natural resources; 3) existence of a network of capable researchers and institutions. In addition these areas are included in three economic integration zones at the edge of the large world economic blocks:
Three programs will be developed:
IRD : Mazurek Hubert US ESPACE - firstname.lastname@example.org
CIAT : Nathalie Beaulieu Rural Innovation Institute - email@example.com