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‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

18 February 2018 | Humanitarian Aid The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, … Continue Reading ‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

SUBMITTED BY CLAUDIA W. SADOFF ON WED, 11/22/2017 | CO-AUTHORS: ANDERS JAGERSKOG Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more … Continue Reading Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our … Continue Reading Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Cambodian farmers participate in cross-site visits to learn about Integrated Pest Management practices

 By Xenina Ibabao at 1:54 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Farmers adapt new technologies by integrating new knowledge to existing practices based on their present conditions. The Ecologically-based Participatory Integrated Pest Management for rice … Continue Reading Cambodian farmers participate in cross-site visits to learn about Integrated Pest Management practices

The Environmental Impacts of Warehousing Refugees in Camps in Developing Countries

Much of the literature on refugee warehousing and their impacts on the host country’s environment assumes that refugees are exceptional resource degraders. The dominant conceptualization of refugees’ impacts on the … Continue Reading The Environmental Impacts of Warehousing Refugees in Camps in Developing Countries

Using Big Data to Help Combat Malnutrition in Africa

  Dr. Debisi Araba, CIAT   In this guest blog for the #SDG2countdown campaign‘s week on SDG2.2: ending malnutrition, Dr. Debisi Araba outlines a new big data initiative designed to detect … Continue Reading Using Big Data to Help Combat Malnutrition in Africa

Global warming could create 150 million ‘climate refugees’ by 2050

Environmental Justice Foundation report says 10% of the global population is at risk of forced displacement due to climate change. John Vidal in Barcelona – Monday 2 November 2009 19.05 EST Global warming will … Continue Reading Global warming could create 150 million ‘climate refugees’ by 2050

Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

By Phemo Kgomotso, Regional Technical Specialist, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Date: June 16, 2017 Would forced migration end, if people knew that they could survive and … Continue Reading Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL MORRIS & RAFFAELLO ON THU, 06/15/2017 As the global development community marks World Day to Combat Desertification on June 17, large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa will be gripped … Continue Reading In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

A new era for development

By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective … Continue Reading A new era for development

Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, according to a new UNDP-IFRC report, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, contributing to widening inequalities in the region New York, … Continue Reading Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

Uganda: Harvesting water to build community resilience in Karamoja

  By Lydia Wamala; 10 Jul 2015 Source(s):World Food Programme (WFP) Nayese Village, Karamoja – As Regina Nakwang, Veronica Locham, Lina Sagal and Cecilia Kapel look down at the completed sand dam, … Continue Reading Uganda: Harvesting water to build community resilience in Karamoja

International Disaster Conference & Exop

MONDAY, AUGUST 31 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (CLICK TO REGISTER) ABOUT IDCE: The mission of the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) is to unite public and private sector … Continue Reading International Disaster Conference & Exop

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