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July 2022
Welcome to another edition of GDRC's Newsletter, MOSAIC! The newsletter highlights GDRC's work for the month related to its 15 research programms. Each month's newsletter is uploaded at the end of the month.
This month's highlight
Highlightihg a theme that GDRC is currently working on
Learning Lab:
The delivery of timely and packaged information at the right level to the right users facilitates informed decision-making.

Recognizing the importance of this need, GDRC has interlinked the three programmes under its Information Sphere (Knowledge Management, Information Design, and ICTs for Development) to form a 'Learning Lab'

What is the Learning Lab? It is a place where different aspects of the learning process are analyzed and studied. It looks at the entire life-cycle of information management, from collection and analysis, to presentation and use of information.

For GDRC, the Learning Lab represents a critical skill that we all have to posses to be able to use the right form of technology to present information in the right format, in order to manage knowledge properly.

Visit "The Learning Lab"
@ GDRC's Information Sphere
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Publications and reprots produced this month
BooksGDRC aims to help users define their professional boundaries within a larger developmental process. This is done by facilitating the customization, contextualization, and localization of available information.

This month's output includes:
Urban Planning and Development: A Japanese Flavour
   Case Study Series E-145. July 2022.
   GDRC progranne: The NGO Café

Rethinking Port Areas: Minato Mirai 21 in Yokohama, Japan
   Case Study Series E-162. July 2022
   GDRC progranne: Urban Environmental Management
Alphabetical listing of GDRC's work themes
This month's random alphabet, is S. Among the programme themes and projects handled by GDRC under "S" include:

■  Slums and Squatter Settlements
Income and other gaps in health, education, skills, etc. manifest themselves in slums and squatter settlements of most urban areas in developing countries.

But slums are not 'problems' that have to be 'solved' - but are indeed a result of lopsided and vested urban policies covering land ownership, infrastructure provision and maintenance, and other socio-economic issues. And for the poor, they represent a solution.

This section explores the above issues through the definitions of slums and squatters, and the processes that drive the development of such settlements.

Other themes under "S":
■ SDGs Info-Repository
■ SDGs (GDRC and the ... )
■ Serendipitous Tags [Blog]
■ Seven Triads of Sustainability
■ Slums and Squatters
■ Smart Cities
■ SMEs and the Environment
■ Starting an NGO
■ Sustainable Business Concepts - Going Green
■ Sustainable Development Concepts
■ Sustainable Education
■ Sustainable Sanitation
■ Sustainable Tourism
■ Sustainable Tourism Colloqui [Blog]
■ Sustainability Dashboard (SDGs) [Blog]

Explore all of GDRC's A to Z themes through the Sitemap

International Days this month
This month's international days and observances
In July , the world community celebrates:
• 3 (First Saturday) International Day of Cooperatives
11 World Population Day
• 15 World Youth Skills Day
• 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons
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