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  1. Low Awareness Restrains Growth of Solar Technologies

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe, May 07 (IPS) - Every year, Amos Chandiringa, 43, a farmer in Nemaire village in Makoni district in northeastern Zimbabwe, laboriously waters his tobacco nursery with a watering can. The toil of the job often leaves him without the energy or time to do other household chores.

  2. Leading from the Front: Zambia Launches Plant a Million Trees Initiative

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    CHINSALI, Zambia, May 03 (IPS) - As global climate experts meet in Bonn this week to discuss how to take climate action forward, Zambia counts itself amongst the leaders as President Edgar Lungu officially launches the Plant a Million (PAM) trees Initiative.

  3. Mounting Debt Threatens UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - Elliot Harris is Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist of the United Nations Division of Economic and Social Affairs & Chris Lane is Special Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the United NationsIn 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an overarching policy roadmap through 2030. These goals are predicated on the idea that for a sustainable future, economic growth must go hand-in-hand with social inclusion and protection of the environment.

  4. Blending Finance Not SDG Financing Silver Bullet

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (IPS) - After largely failing to provide 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income (GNI) in aid to developing countries for almost half a century since making the commitment, donor countries have recently promoted blended finance (BF) as a solution to the financing for development challenge. Blending refers to combining public development funds (in the form of grants, technical assistance or interest indemnification) with loans from private lenders.

  5. In Beacon of Press Freedom, Dark Spots Persist

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    ACCRA, Apr 30 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.Ghana is a living contradiction, at least in the arena of freedom of expression, free speech and press freedom.

  6. Kenya- Overcoming Rivalry & Conflict Through Cultural Diplomacy

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Cultural diplomacy is a soft power that promotes the exchange of ideas, information, art, and culture to strengthen friendship and cooperation among nations and communities.

  7. Africa’s Millennials Using Technology to Drive Change

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Eleni Mourdoukoutas writes for Africa Renewal* When some 276 teenage girls were kidnapped from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria in April 2014, Oby Ezekwesili, a civil society activist and former World Bank vice president, was disheartened by the lacklustre response of her government and local television stations.

  8. Revving Up Green Growth

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - While sustainable development may still seem elusive to some, a new initiative wants to pave a path for nations working towards a greener future. Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, or P4G, is a new partnership initiative that aims to boost countries' efforts in achieving the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  9. From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 (IPS) - Joyce Nganga is policy advisor with WACI Health, an African regional health advocacy NGO headquartered in Kenya. Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs.

  10. Development Prospects for Hundreds of Millions Remain in Jeopardy

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, addressing the Forum on Financing for DevelopmentThe global economy is strengthening. A broad-based economic upturn has underpinned progress in many areas. But significant weaknesses and medium-term risks in the world economy continue to challenge our efforts. As a result, the development prospects of hundreds of millions of people remain in jeopardy.

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