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  1. Fostering Green, Made-In-Africa Innovations

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    KIGALI, Nov 30 (IPS) - Over 1000 policy makers, experts, investors and financial specialists from across Africa are gathered this week in Kigali, at a week-long Africa Green Growth Forum 2018 to discuss how to foster green, made-in-Africa innovations to meet the needs of the continent. 

  2. VIDEO: Seeking Ways to Include Women in the Blue Economy

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 29 (IPS) - Women make up about half of the over 120 million people whose livelihood depend on the blue economy. But women play only a marginal role in the blue economy with most of them earning subsistence income. Women are mainly excluded from more important aspects of the Blue Economy like shipping and large scale fishing.

  3. Mobile Phones Exposed to Growing Cyber Threats

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Paul Makin is the head of mobile money at Consult HyperionMobile phones are helping millions of low-income customers to access financial services for the first time, but they are also exposing them to new cyber threats they could never have imagined.

  4. Combatting Climate Change with Bamboo

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    ROME, Nov 29 (IPS) - Did you know bamboo can help combat climate change? Fast growing and flexible, bamboo plants and products can store more carbon than certain types of tree. Bamboo is also used around the world as a source of renewable energy, and to make thousands of durable products - providing a lifeline for communities vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

  5. Re-Defining Poverty in its Many Dimensions

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Carolina Rivera is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP and Monica Jahangir is a Policy and Advocacy Officer at the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

    Poverty has many dimensions beyond a lack of money. The need for a better understanding of the multiple ways people experience poverty is gaining momentum, as is the importance of measuring the often - overlapping deprivations people face. Understanding both is vital for better decision making.

  6. Marine Waste Turning the Earth into a Plastic Planet

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 28 (IPS) - Africa risks being the worst plastic-polluted place on earth within three decades overtaking Asia, says a continental network calling for African contributions to solving the growing threat of marine waste.

  7. ITUC at a Crossroads as Sharan Burrow is Challenged

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 28 (IPS) - A fight for the position of Secretary-General divides the ITUC ahead of the World Congress in December. Where some see a choice between diplomacy and activism, others say it's a question of internal democracy.

  8. Senegal Talks Green Growth this Week

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    KAMPALA, Nov 28 (IPS) - Global Green Growth Week 2018 is taking take place in Dakar, Senegal from 26-29 November with a focus on strengthening collaborations, sharing experiences and best practices in the new green growth economy.

  9. Over Half of the World’s Tropical Forests Have been Destroyed, Say Conservationists

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 28 (IPS) - Biodiversity conservationists have revealed that at least 10 more percent of land than what is currently being used to grow green crops will be required to successfully replace fossil fuels with alternatives derived from natural sources such as biofuel.

  10. Multilateralism Undermined by Globalization’s Discontents

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (IPS) - On 24 October 1945, the world's most inclusive multilateral institution, the United Nations, was born to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, ... reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, … establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom" (UN Charter: Preamble).

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