Category: International Relations, Law & Development

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 institutions that transcend the buzzwords of “partnerships”, “engagement” and “reform” The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]

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Go Fund: Ekxang Community Resource Center

Jenkins M Photo Credit: Hansila S.   You can fund this project by making your kind donation at: Ekxang Community Resource Center Introduction In 2013, I (Jenkins Macedo) was privileged to have won a research grant from the Center of Global Food Security at Purdue University  to undertake a field research project […]

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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 1000 hectares of Sumatran peat forest up in flames so they could use the land for agriculture. The […]

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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 sustainable hydropower projects. Kate Lazarus, team leader for the Mekong Sustainable Hydropower Program at IFC told Xinhua that […]

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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 centre of the development agenda” We have gathered here at the University of Johannesburg to consider an important […]

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