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Improved Husbandry Practices Boosts Aquaculture in Kenya

People at Gasi Beach in Kwale County, on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, wait for fishermen to buy their daily catch. Demand for fish in Kenya is on the rise courtesy of fast population growth of around three percent per year and increased awareness ...

Venture Capital Can Turbo Charge Growth in Emerging Markets

Employees of Africa’s Talking, a platform for software developers, working at their desks in Nairobi, Kenya on February 13, 2018. Credit: Dominic Chavez/International Finance Corporation By Anna ShenNEW YORK, Nov 19 2018 (IPS) Global poverty is undoubtedly ...

Educating Children Starts With Parents

Children need support and guidance at a very early stage from their homes and communities | Photo courtesy: Meraki By Seemant DadwalNEW DELHI, Nov 19 2018 (IPS) Neha is a first-generation learner. Her mother, Hema, a maid, wants her only daughter to ...

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics

By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS) A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing ...

GGGI Coastal Landscape Restoration and Bio-economy Scoping Mission to the Ayeyarwady Delta

By GGGINov 16 2018 (GGGI) The Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GGGI on February 9, 2017 to collaborate in implementation of green growth strategies and projects; and to strengthen the government’s institutional ...

Gender equality key to green growth in Lao PDR says new policy brief, potentially adding USD 3.7 billion to annual GDP by 2025

By GGGIVientiane, Nov 16 2018 (GGGI) Improving gender equality can have a profound effect on economic growth and is integral to maximising green growth, according to a new policy brief by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The policy brief focuses ...

Rohingya Protest Against Return to Myanmar and Halt Repatriation

Rohingya refugees protested on Thursday, Nov. 15, against their voluntary repatriation to Myanmar. Credit: Mohammad Mojibur Rahman/IPS By Naimul HaqCOX’S BAZAR/DHAKA, Nov 16 2018 (IPS) Thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Cox’s Bazar, ...

2018 World Tolerance Day: Executive Director of the Geneva Centre appeals to decision-makers to sign and endorse 2018 World Conference outcome declaration

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Nov 16 2018 (Geneva Centre) On the occasion of the 2018 World Tolerance Day, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy has called upon decision-makers worldwide to sign and endorse the declaration “Moving ...

IOM Launches ‘Holding On’ Campaign: A Virtual Reality Experience of Internal Displacement

Holding On VR exhibitions have been held in ten locations around the world since July. The Holding On digital campaign launched yesterday. Credit: IOM By International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Nov 16 2018 (IOM) Marking the 20th anniversary ...

Kenya Looks to Lead the Way in Developing the Blue Economy’s Potential

While Africa is bordered by two oceans and two seas, African-owned ships account for a tiny fraction – just over 1 percent – of the world’s shipping. Much of Sierra Leone’s indigenous fishing continues to be carried out by traditional methods ...
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