School Health Manual
Comprehensive School Health Teachers Activity Manual

The School Sanitation Manual was released by Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development during the launch of National School Sanitation Initiative on 27th April 2010. The manual is part of the CBSE curriculum and consist of 4 manuals.

The first Manual Vol 1 is addressed to all stakeholders concerned with school health. The other three manuals are activity based manuals for teachers.

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Hygiene and Sanitation Software an overview of approaches

Authors: Andy Peal, Barbara Evans,and Carolien van der Voorden

Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Brought out by the WSSCC secretariat to assist their national coordinators and WASH coalition, the document describes the various hygiene and sanitation ‘software’ approaches that have been deployed over the last 40 years by NGOs, development agencies, national and local governments in all types of settings – urban, informal-urban and rural.

There are many different software approaches and there is often confusion over for example, what a particular approach is designed to achieve, what it comprises, when and where it should be used, how it should be implemented or how much it costs.

The purposes of this document are to clarify some of the confusion in the sector about the terminology and language used and provide a ‘ready reference’ or introduction to some of the more commonly-used approaches. It is intended to be used as a resource tool by both a newcomer to the subject and by the more experienced practitioner who wishes to gain knowledge of other approaches with which he or she is not familiar.

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Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation

Pages: 416
Biodiversity loss and persistent poverty in developing countries have been recognised as major international problems that require urgent attention. However, there is debate on the nature and scale of the links between these two problems, and the efforts to address them. The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation provides a guide to, and commentary on, the different strands of the current conservation-poverty debate. Among the areas of debate covered are:

The lack of attention to biodiversity concerns in international development policy
The social implications of protectionist conservation policy
The roles and responsibilities of conservation NGOs towards local communities
The links between climate change, biodiversity and poverty reduction, and in particular the implication of discussions around reduced emissions from deforestation (REDD) as a climate change mitigation strategy.
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World Environment Day: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future”

Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political atte
ntion and action.

The year 2010 has been declared as the International Year of Biodiversity. It is an opportunity to stress the importance of biodiversity for human well-being, reflect on our achievements to safeguard it and encourage a redoubling of our efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss. The World Environment Day reflects this concern in its theme for the year - “Many Species. One P
lanet. One Future.” It emphasises the urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. A world without biodiversity is a very bleak prospect. Millions of people and millions of species all share the same planet, and only together can we enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

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