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[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] African farmers were bankable

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] African farmers were bankable Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank I don’t have an interest in small things. I have an interest in big things.  And when I got to Rockefeller Foundation, we had a technology that was called “tissue culture banana,” which is a technology that allowed you to increase the yield of bananas from about 14 tons per hectare to about 40 tons per hectare. But, the problem was, it will cost you a dollar fifty cents. And I went to my boss at the Rockefeller Foundation.   I asked him “give me five hundred thousand dollars to go and do an experiment.”  And he agreed to do the experiment in Uganda. So, I went to Uganda and went to this bank and I said “well, look, here’s five hundred thousand dollars, put it on your balance sheet but lend it to poor farmers. If it works and if they pay your money back, now here’s the deal, next year, you are going to have to put one million dol

Worldwide Displacement Tops 70 Million, UN Refugee Chief Urges Greater Solidarity in Response

Worldwide Displacement Tops 70 Million, UN Refugee Chief Urges Greater Solidarity in Response  2019.06.19 UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency The number of people fleeing war, persecution, and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen in its almost 70 years. Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released today, shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. To put this in perspective, this is double the level of 20 years ago, 2.3 million more than a year ago, and corresponds to a population between that of Thailand and Turkey. Within the 70.8 million figure in the Global Trends report are three main groups. The first is refugees, meaning people forced to flee their country because of conflict, war or persecution. In 2018, the number of refugees reached 25.9 million worldwide, 500,000 more than in 2017. Included in this total are 5.5 million Palestine refugees who are under th

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] FGM is pure child abuse

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] FGM is pure child abuse Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World Well, first of all, you need to have a right.  You have to have your own life and your own decision in life.  To make such decisions.  But when it comes to FGM, it’s child abuse.  Pure child abuse.  A little, 2-year-old child is being mutilated And it’s okay to accept this?  Child abuse is child abuse, no matter where it is.  It needs to be addressed and stopped immediately.  But somehow, in other parts of the world, it’s called traditions, but no. Nobody took FGM seriously.  Nobody cared. But it’s still child abuse.  Pure children are going through this. To see more videos related to Sunhak Peace Prize, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/videos

Opening Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2019

Opening Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2019 2019.06.12. African Development Bank Group Your Excellency, President OBIANG NGUEMA MBASAGO of Equatorial Guinea.... I welcome you to the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group. This annual event is always a unique opportunity to share with you the Bank's perspectives on the state of Africa's economy, provide updates on the Bank's work and exchange views on emerging issues shaping the future of the continent. The Theme for this year's annual meeting is Regional Integration. Three years ago in Zambia, the focus of our Annual Meetings was Light up and Power Africa. Two years ago, in India, our focus was on Feed Africa. And last year, in South Korea, the focus of our Annual Meetings was Industrialize Africa. This year, we chose to focus on Integrate Africa

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] I do not want Africa to be a museum of poverty

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] I do not want Africa to be a museum of poverty Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank If you take a look at Africa today, five of the fastest growing economies in the world, are in Africa. If you take a look at the youngest population in the world, it’s in Africa.  If you look at the foreign direct investment of Africa, in 2010, it only 10 billion dollars. Look at it, last year, 50 billion dollars. If you look at the consumer expenditures, how people are spending money, by 2030 in Africa, it will reach 23.5 trillion dollars.  As a banker, I look at economic figures, and many people don’t realize that Africa today, you have 17 African countries that are growing at above 5%, in terms of GDP growth. That is remarkable. And you have another 21 that are growing between 3~5%. So, Africa is resilient, Africa has a lot of riches. But, I do not want Africa to be a museum of poverty. I want Africa to be a land of

Eighteenth National Meeting of Emergency

Eighteenth National Meeting of Emergency Radio Lombardia 2019.06.17. Milan will host the 18th National Emergency meeting on 28th, 29th, and 30th June. The city of Milan, where Emergency was born thanks to the doctor and surgeon Gino Strada, will host a series of conferences, meetings, a theater show, an exhibition and a concert. We will start from the Teatro del Verme with the first meeting with the public that will open this meeting until arriving on Saturday night for the concert at the “Gianni Brera” Civic Arena. In addition, a multimedia path will be set up to allow visitors to visit a war hospital and a photographic exhibition in Via Dante. All events are free until places are exhausted. For all 3 days there will be a via Beltrami an InfoPoint where you can talk to volunteers as well as get information about the program and organized events.  Original article available at:  https://www.radiolombardia.it/2019/06/17/diciottesimo-incontro-nazionale-di-emergenc

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Education, the key to eradicating FGM

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Education, the key to eradicating FGM Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World For the last 5, 6 years now, ‘Desert Flower Foundation’.  We focus on one thing.  That is education, and I believe that to change anything in this world. You need to be educated.  You have to be informed. And you have to be aware.  So, education is the key and that is the direction we have been going for the last 10 years.  We have schools in Africa that we are building to educate girls.  We have more than 1000 girls. We have three schools at the moment in the middle of construction, and that’s a good thing. That’s the way we are going, and this is the direction.  Education.  We need money, to build more schools, And at the moment, the school’s in West Africa, but I want schools all over Africa for girls. So we’d be grateful if we get any kind of support in an

Sustainable Brand Vivobarefoot Collaborates with Former Model and Activist Waris Dirie on Ethiopia-Made Shoe Collection

Sustainable Brand Vivobarefoot Collaborates with Former Model and Activist Waris Dirie on Ethiopia-Made Shoe Collection eco WARRIOR PRINCESS 2019.06.08 Sustainable barefoot shoe brand Vivobarefoot has launched ‘Ababa’ a new Soul of Africa range made in Ethiopia in collaboration with non-profit organization, Desert Flower Foundation. Soul of Africa, a social enterprise founded by the sixth generation shoemaker the late Lance Clark, facilitates the provision of employment, knowledge transfer and income generation through shoemaking, creating sustainable supply chains and supporting community projects. The business has generated over $2 million in wages and provided 18,000 children with education in South Africa.  The new Vivobarefoot shoe range also features ‘Born Free Born Nomad’ prints inspired by Somali supermodel and human rights activist Waris Dirie, who founded Desert Flower Foundation. Dirie set up the foundation to raise awareness and stop the barbaric and c

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Poverty is not pretty

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Poverty is not pretty   Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank I grew up as a kid, recognizing that poverty was not normal. Having gone through poverty myself. So, when I was doing my doctoral studies in the US, and people would talk about poverty, inequality, I knew poverty was not a theory. I lived through it. And I know poverty is not pretty and nobody wants to be poor. So, I grew up with that as my life ambition. That’s what I wanted to do with my life, to help others, to get hundreds of, millions of people, out of poverty, to make sure that we are not transferring poverty from one generation to the others, and to make sure that we are creating hope and better life for people all the time. To see more videos related to Sunhak Peace Prize, please visit the link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/videos%EB%A5%BC

Is Climate Change to Blame for the Disappearance of Three Islands?

Three islands disappeared in the past year. Is climate change to blame? NBC News  2019.06.09 Anote Tong can remember when Tebunginako, on the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, was a thriving village. But beginning in the 1970s, the tide started inching closer to the houses in the village. Over the years, as strong winds whipped up monster waves and climate change caused sea levels to rise, water inundated the island, overwhelming a seawall that had been built to protect the community. Barely anything remains of the village today. “It’s no longer there,” Tong said. “What we do have is a church sitting in the middle of the sea when the tide comes in.” Tong served as president of Kiribati, a country made up of 32 atolls, from 2003 to 2016. Over that time, he watched as erosion damaged food crops, seawater flooded freshwater ponds and residents were forced to retreat. He has become outspoken in describing the “existential threat from climate c

GINO "AGAINST" MATTEO SALVINI / "We are all in the same boat ..."

GINO "AGAINST" MATTEO SALVINI / "We are all in the same boat ..." IlSussidiario.net 2019.06.09 Gino Strada is among the guests of Che Storia è la musica, the event show of Ezio Bosso aired on Sunday 9 June 2019. Three and a half hours of music and entertainment with the Italian pianist and composer ready to give the Italian public an unprecedented show. An evening of music, entertainment, but also sharing with the participation of many guests: from Luca Bizzarri to journalist Enrico Mentana, from Nicoletta Mantovani to Roby and Alessandra Facchinetti, from Alfonso Signorini to rugby player Andrea Lo Cicero. And again: Anna Tifu, Andrea Zanotti and the Sosat Choir. T he long list also includes Gino Strada, doctor who founded the Italian NGO Emergency doctor with his wife Teresa Sarti. At Il Manifesto Strada he told the first 25 years of Emergency: "they have been 25 useful years. Useful to many people because we have treated more than 10 mil