News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. Slow food, Accelerating Biodiversity in the Field and On Our Plates

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Aug 02 (IPS) - Edward Mukiibi was forced to do agriculture at school as punishment for misbehaviour.

  2. Biogas Production Awaits Greater Incentives in Cuba

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Aug 02 (IPS) - Standing in front of a blue flame on her stove, getting ready to brew coffee, Mayra Rojas says the biodigester built in the backyard of her home in western Cuba has become a key part of her daily life and a pillar of her family's well-being.

  3. Frugal Innovation is Key to Advancing the UNs Global Goal for Education

    - Inter Press Service

    CAMBRIDGE, UK, Aug 02 (IPS) - The world needs tens of millions of new teachers by 2030, according to UNESCO – an order of magnitude that requires “frugal innovation.” I’ve studied frugal innovation for more than a decade, and it holds a vital key to this global challenge. A model created by BRAC in Bangladesh deserves special attention in this worldwide pursuit.

  4. Neo-Colonial Currency Enables French Exploitation

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 02 (IPS) - Colonial-style currency board arrangements have enabled continuing imperialist exploitation decades after the end of formal colonial rule. Such neo-colonial monetary systems persist despite modest reforms.

  5. Introducing 'Hope Over Fate': the Story of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and BRAC

    - Inter Press Service

    Redding Conn, USA, Aug 01 (IPS) - About seven years ago, I started working on a project with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of BRAC. It was originally supposed to be a memoir: the story of Abed, the mild-mannered accountant who would rid the world of poverty, as told by the man himself.

  6. INTERVIEW: Accessible finance is key to realizing Uganda’s potential

    - UN News

    Northern Uganda suffers from a development gap with the rest of the country, with high rates of poverty and unemployment. UN News spoke to Dmitry Pozhidaev, head of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) office in Uganda, to find out what the agency is doing to improve funding access to individuals and businesses, and put them on the right path to success.

  7. First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

    - UN News

    Dekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his business was pushed to the verge of collapse and, after a bruising two-year period, it’s now slowly recovering.

  8. Sidestepping Hunger & Boosting Food Security

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jul 29 (IPS) - Until Russia went to war on Ukraine in February, Ukraine was known as the “breadbasket of Europe”. One of the largest grain exporters in the world, it provided about 10 per cent of globally traded wheat and corn and 37 per cent of sunflower oil, United Nations figures show. The yellow and blue of its flag mimic its rolling golden fields under blue summer skies.

  9. Historic WTO Deal Could Threaten Subsidies, Lifeline for Jamaican Fishers

    - Inter Press Service

    Kingston, Jul 28 (IPS) - In the 21 years it took the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to agree on a historic deal on fishing subsidies, the lives of fisherfolk in Rocky Point, Clarendon, have seen many ups and downs.

  10. Fear Returns to Argentina, Once Again on the Brink

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Jul 27 (IPS) - Darío is a locksmith in Flores, a traditional middle-class neighborhood in the Argentine capital, who will have to stop working in the next few days. "Suppliers have suspended the delivery of locks, due to a lack of merchandise or because of prices," he laments. His case is an illustration of an economy gone mad in a country that once again finds itself on the brink of the abyss.

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