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Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

By Mantoe Phakathi in Manzini | Published on 02/11/2017 | 11:42 AM | Even as they plan to demand more cash at UN talks in Bonn this week, poor countries lack the ability to … Continue Reading Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

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

Welcoming Alena Kalodzitsa

Please allow me to introduce Ms. Alena Kalodzitsa.  Alena has decided to come on board as one of our Technical Specialists in the capacity of the Economic Development & Social Policy … Continue Reading Welcoming Alena Kalodzitsa

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns 11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries … Continue Reading Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

25-28 JULY, 2017 | 9AM – 5PMFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Mail Organiser(s): RMIT, Manchester Metropolitan University, HAW Hamburg RMIT 124 La Trobe St. Melbourne The Symposium at RMIT University is designed to foster and … Continue Reading SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

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

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

By Chris Weller at the Business Insider, Jun. 8, 2017, 11:41 AM If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for … Continue Reading France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Opinion|Analysis Politics | Domestic & Foreign Policy:  By Jenkins Macedo | June 10, 2017 | 08:50 PM As a nation, we have reached a pivotal point in our history since … Continue Reading What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

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

Give up or carry on? Being an academic in South Sudan

Written by:  David Malual W. Kuany. Posted on: March 21, 2016 David Malual W. Kuany discusses the difficulties encountered by universities in the world’s newest country Register now to attend … Continue Reading Give up or carry on? Being an academic in South Sudan

The environment gets its day in court

Written by: KATE EVANS. Posted on: March 14, 2016 The message was clear: Don’t think you can get away with it. In 2012 Indonesian palm oil company PT Kallista Alam sent … Continue Reading The environment gets its day in court

Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

VIENTIANE, March 7 (Xinhua) — An official from International Finance Corporation (IFC) urged Lao government to better understand cumulative river and ecosystem-wide impacts, which was of vital importance to achieving … Continue Reading Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

Regional Workshop Held On Sustainable Oil Palm Production

Organised by Proforest, which is leading the Initiative on behalf of Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020, the workshop was held in collaboration with the Government through the Ministry of Food … Continue Reading Regional Workshop Held On Sustainable Oil Palm Production

Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in Press releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ethiopian organizations, USAID, and CIMMYT partner for rapid help to drought-hit farmers ADDIS ABABA – As government and external … Continue Reading Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

Where the Governors Got it Wrong: Resettling Syrian Refugees in the United States

Source: Jakarta Post “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Overview In the last few days, the world witnessed one of the horrible terror attacks … Continue Reading Where the Governors Got it Wrong: Resettling Syrian Refugees in the United States

The way forward for African universities

  This is the text of a speech delivered at the University of Johannesburg on 30 July 2015 I think the critical phrase is – “situate higher education at the … Continue Reading The way forward for African universities

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