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  1. Senegal's Migrant Returnees Become Storytellers

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - Khoudia Ndiaye and Ndeye Fatou Sall set up a smartphone on a tripod to begin recording a video interview with Daro Thiam in Hann Bel-Air, a neighbourhood in Senegal's capital Dakar. Hann Bel-Air is the departure point for many of the migrants who leave the city and country on irregular routes – boats to Spain, crossing the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean Sea, or to countries nearby.

  2. Women as Influencers

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Migrants as Messengers awareness-raising campaign (MaM), developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), uses innovative mobile technology to empower migrants to share their experiences and to provide a platform for others to do the same.

  3. When Gender Parity Knocks at the UN Door, Does Merit Fly Out of the Window?

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - As gender empowerment gathers momentum, both inside and outside the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce shortly a set of new proposals to improve UN human resources policies-- specifically aimed at increasing gender and geographical diversity within the Secretariat.

  4. Conserving Africa’s Precious Resource Base While Fighting Hunger

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct 10 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Kalongo Chitengi, is Zambia Country Director of Self Help Africa, a Farming First supporter.Rosemary Chate's seven children gather around the table inside their home in Malela, a village in Zambia's remote Northern Province. They dig their spoons into bowls of food prepared by their mother – for the second time that day.

  5. As Amazon Warms, Tropical Butterflies and Lizards Seek the Shade

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    PORT OF SPAIN, Oct 09 (IPS) - Recent research at a centre in Guyana shows that some types of butterflies and lizards in the Amazon have been seeking shelter from the heat as Amazonian temperatures rise.

  6. Improving Infrastructure Planning In Developing Countries

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Infrastructure investment is necessary, but hardly sufficient to enable developing countries to transform their economies to achieve sustainable prosperity, according to this year's UNCTAD Trade and Development Report: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion (TDR 2018), released in late September.

  7. Consumption & Emissions: Rich Indians v/s Rich (& Poor) Americans

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Oct 09 (IPS) - The growing consumption of the ‘rich' in ‘poor' countries has been a running theme in the climate change debate for some time now. A large majority of opinion makers in developed countries, especially the US, are convinced that rising consumption of the rich in the developing world is responsible for climate change.

  8. Farmers Generate Their Own Electricity in El Salvador

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    Joya de Talchiga, EL SALVADOR, Oct 08 (IPS) - In Lilian Gómez's house, nestled in the mountains of eastern El Salvador, the darkness of the night was barely relieved by the faint, trembling flames of a pair of candles, just like in the houses of her neighbours. Until now.

  9. Caribbean-American Artist Blazes in New Show

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    PARIS, Oct 08 (IPS) - When Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings were shown in France a few years ago, a visitor overheard a teenager remarking that the artwork seemed to have come from "a very angry little boy".

  10. Leveraging the Potential for Green Growth in Vulnerable Countries

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 08 (IPS) - In May the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced next year's summit on climate. This assertion has given green growth and the Global Green Growth Institute international momentum, which was reflected in the events of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

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