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Democracy and peace will only be achieved through education - Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

Facebook, Afghan Institute of Learning 2019.12.24 "Democracy and peace will only be achieved through education, by involving young, old, students, doctors, lawyers, artists, civil society - all the change-makers who have the power of influence. If they cooperate/work as a team we can build a nation of diversity."  - Dr. Yacoobi 

Modena: 25 Years of Emergency in a Photographic Story

Modena: 25 years of Emergency in a photographic story BOLOGNA2000 2019.12.13 Emergency is turning 25 and Galleria Europa will have a photo exhibition set up, which will open on December 15, Sunday. From the first project carried out at the hospital in Kigali, Rwanda in 1994 until today, the association founded by Gino Strada has opened dozens of health centers and hospitals and treated over ten million people in 18 countries, with more than fifty projects currently active. The volunteers of the Modena group, with the patronage of the municipality, have decided to tell this long and intense story with the images exhibited in Galleria Europa. During its inauguration on December 15th, Manuela Valenti, head of the pediatric division of Emergency, who worked in hospitals in Afghanistan and Suda, and Nico Piro, journalist, and writer, dealing with crises and conflicts will be introduced to speak. The exhibition, with free admission, will be open until Sunday 22 December on Mo

Q&A: The Uncharted Territory of Climate Solutions

The uncharted territory of climate solutions DEVEX.com 2019.12.11 MADRID — Anote Tong, former president of the island nation between 2003 and 2016, realized the threat of climate change early on and began to prepare for what was to come, putting his country at the forefront of international climate solutions. “Based on the predictions of the science, our islands will go underwater,” Tong told Devex in an interview during the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid. “So unless we can do some very radical adaptation strategies, I’m afraid we have to move ... You don’t wait around, you must begin to plan.” In conversation with Devex, Tong discussed a number of reversals on previous policies, the adaptation plans he developed, his experience during previous climate change negotiations, and his hopes for COP25. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity. You became president of Kiribati in 2003; at what point did you first become aware of

How Africa is Slowly Turning the Healthcare Tide

How Africa is slowly turning the healthcare tide  Africa Times 2019.11.27 Last week brought a landmark agreement between the World Health Organisation and the African Union, designed to help the continent push towards the goal of universal healthcare. Under the terms of the agreement, inked at the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, the international organisation will provide specialist support to Africa’s medical agencies, reinforce its defence against epidemics and help member-states develop sustainable financing models. The headline economic figures remain stark. Africa, which encompasses 11% of the world’s total population, still accounts for 60% percent of all global HIV/Aids cases and over 90% of deaths from malaria. Years of war, corruption and internecine conflict have prevented the creation of modern healthcare infrastructure; today, less than half of Africans have access to adequate medical facilities. Many of the brightest medical students continue to leave for Europ

By 2023, Senegal will achieve food self-sufficiency - Macky Sall

Senegal, a starving country with a self-sufficiency rate of less than 20 percent. Senegal’s agriculture has always faced many problems such as it’s land turning into wastelands, and the moving of young people from the rural areas. In 2014, President Macky Sall started promoting mechanization of farming and waterways, and introduced new technologies for crop cultivation, successfully increasing the grain production by three times in 2018. “Development starts when we produce what we eat, and when we eat what we produce.”, says a local farmer in Saint-Louis region in Senegal.

Kiribati, a small island nation in the South Pacific, will submerge by 2050

Scientists predict that Kiribati, a small island nation in the South Pacific, will submerge by 2050. Kiribati is one of the world’s least greenhouse gas emitters, but it is said to become the first country in the world to disappear into the water. Ban Ki-moon, the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize laureate who visited Kiribati in 2011 to promote climate change solutions said, “I met a boy when I visited Kiribati. The boy was terrified of being swept away by the waters while sleeping   at night. Climate change is a serious threat to the survival of low-lying coastal countries. We need to protect our world so that children and our grandchildren do not have to wonder why the adults could have been so irresponsible. Our only option is to act now.”