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  1. Rural Migration: An Opportunity, Not A Challenge

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 (IPS) - While it can be a challenging issue, migration must be seen as an opportunity and be met with sound, coherent policies that neither stem nor promote the phenomenon.

  2. Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation.

  3. World Food Day: World Hunger is on the Rise Again

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    ROME, Oct 15 (IPS) - According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over 820 million people are currently suffering from chronic undernourishment across the globe. The reasons for the surge are complex, but are attributed to increasing conflict, economic slowdowns and the rise in extreme weather events related to climate change.

  4. Helping Ethiopia Achieve Green Growth and Avoid Industrialised Nations’ Environmental Mistakes

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 (IPS) - As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

  5. Students Go Green to End Global Energy Poverty

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 15 (IPS) - In Africa, over 640 million people – almost double the population of United States – have no access to electricity, with many relying on dirty sources of energy sources for heating, cooking and lighting.

    While not offering a solution to the electricity gap in Africa, Brian Kakembo Galabuzi, a Ugandan economics student, can offer a cleaner and cheaper solution.

  6. Latin America Backslides in Struggle to Reach Zero Hunger Goal

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Oct 14 (IPS) - This article forms part of the IPS coverage for World Food Day, celebrated on October 16.For the third consecutive year, South America slid backwards in the global struggle to achieve zero hunger by 2030, with 39 million people living with hunger and five million children suffering from malnutrition.

  7. Indonesia Unveils Low Carbon Development Framework

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    JAKARTA, Oct 12 (IPS) - Indonesia is convinced that low carbon development and a green economy are key to further boosting economic growth without sacrificing environmental sustainability and social inclusivity.

  8. Rwanda Leverages Green Climate Fund’s Opportunities to Fast-Track Sustainable Development

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    KIGALI, Oct 12 (IPS) - In a move to achieve its green growth aspirations by 2050, Rwanda has placed a major focus on promoting project proposals that shift away from "business as usual" and have a significant impact on curbing climate change while attracting private investment.

  9. Kenyan Women Turning the Tables on Traditional Banking and Land Ownership

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Oct 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories to mark World Food Day October 16.It was less than eight months ago that Mary Auma and her three children, from Ahero in Kenya's Nyanza region, were living in a one-room house in an informal settlement. Ahero is largely agricultural and each day Auma would go and purchase large quantities of milk and resell it – earning only a 10 percent profit.

  10. Latin American Rural Women Call for Recognition and Policies

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    LIMA, Oct 12 (IPS) - This article forms part of IPS coverage of International Rural Women's Day, celebrated Oct. 15.Rural women in Latin America play a key role with respect to attaining goals such as sustainable development in the countryside, food security and the reduction of hunger in the region. But they remain invisible and vulnerable and require recognition and public policies to overcome this neglect.

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