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Research, Collation and dissemination

SARID collates and distributes information on sustainable development and technology projects, research and literature through web links and publications.

We also assemble directories of significant institutions, agencies, personnel, and resources to enable regions to find relevant approaches, organizations, partners or funding.

This information can be found under relevant sections throughout the SARID website.

We invite interested parties to submit papers and articles on topics on or related to sustainable development to editors@sarid.net (see Submissions for guidelines).

 

Invited Articles, Research Papers and Policy Reports

SARID provides analyses, strategies and practical solutions for long-range development and technology planning commensurate with sustainable regional development and environmental resource protection.

These publications can also be found under relevant sections throughout the SARID website.

We invite interested parties to submit papers and articles on topics on or related to sustainable development to editors@sarid.net (see Submissions for guidelines).

 

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Vocational training of Afghan Refugees - by Jasmin Mehovic, June 2004
Afghani films have shown the potential of moving pictures to depict historical developments in a way that no other medium can do at the present time, with the same ingenuity and charm seen in movies made by their neighbors.

Afghan Cinema
By Jasmin Mehovic, April 2004
Afghan filmmakers are aware that the power of ”moving pictures” lies in their ability to foster communication among the Afghans themselves. Afghani films occupy a role not of mere observers, but rather of a catalyst for sociopolitical and cultural change in this country.

Rainwater Harvesting Technologies in Sri Lanka
By Vinod Moonesinghe, Environment Foundation Ltd., Sri Lanka, January 2004
The uninterrupted supply of water for domestic purposes in Sri Lanka has long been taken for granted. The water-supply infrastructure has not kept pace with needs and rainwater harvesting has not been promoted as in India, where urban authorities have amended their by-laws to facilitate it.

Soma Thero and Christmas
By Vinod Moonesinghe, Sri Lanka, December 2003
The demise of the Venerable Gangodawila Soma, a ‘Television Cleric’, a champion of the Sinhala-Buddhist (as opposed to the pristine Buddhist) cause, has seen an unprecedented (in the case of a clergyman) public display of emotion. (With links)

The Bar Reef Special Management Area Plan
By Vinod Moonsinghe, Environment Foundation Ltd., Sri Lanka, December 2003
Although it was declared a marine sanctuary in 1992, there has been virtually no management of the Bar Reef, off the western coast of the Putlam district, and it is under threat both from natural enemies and from human activity. Now it is at the centre of an effort at conservation through sustainable development with popular participation.

Piecemaking: Vocational Training for Underprivileged Women in Pakistan
By Salma Shakir, SARID Project Coordinator, June 2003
I have been a quilter for over two decades, and enjoy piece making. SARID recently funded me for a quilting project in Pakistan. The idea behind my project was to introduce the principles of American quilt making to women who already had some needlework experience in order to ease their labor.

Waste: A Global problem
by Vinod Moonesinghe, SARID project coordinator for Sri Lanka, May 2003
An Italian-registered ship unloaded 184 containers in Colombo harbour under controversial circumstances. The incident raised fears that Sri Lanka was to be a dumping ground for toxic waste from more industrialised countries. But it also focussed Sri Lankan views on the global nature of the waste disposal problem.

• Dolphins, War & the Environment
by Vinod Moonesinghe, SARID project coordinator for Sri Lanka, May 2003
Soon after the forces of the United States of America captured a foothold, two especially trained bottle-nosed Atlantic dolphins were flown in to seek mines in the approaches to the Iraqi deep-sea port. These are not the first marine mammals that have been used in war. However, the use of dolphins in the Iraq war highlights the dangers to the environment that are likely to proceed from the conflict.

Ants & Humans: Flood Defence in a Wetter World
by Vinod Moonesinghe, SARID project coordinator for Sri Lanka, May 2003
The highly effective activity of an obscure species of ant when faced with water damage to their nests was in contrast to the seeming inability of humans in Sri Lanka to cope with seasonal flooding.

Housing Design for Hot Arid Regions
By Javed Sultan, AIA, SARID Executive Director, May 2003
Guidelines for the cost effective physical design of housing in hot, arid regions, based on the review of submitted housing plans from Mali.

The Use of Ultraviolet Radiation for Controlling Microbiological Fouling in a Wastewater System
By Arif Jaffer, Baker Petrolite, December 2002

 

 

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