Posted by CID sourced from Inter Press Service on 1 August 2014
Nearly 100 civil-society groups react to a draft policy policy from the World Bank that risks rolling back several decades of reforms designed to protect indigenous populations, the poor and sensitive ecosystems.
Posted by CID from Thompson Reuters Foundation on 31 July 2014
A study shows drug resistant malaria parasites have spread across Southeast Asia including Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. There are fears that if the resistance spreads out of Asia and into Africa, much of the progress in reducing deaths from malaria will be reversed.
Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters on 31 July 2014
Raised in Nigeria, Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on America’s Next Top Model. Nnenna is the face of the Kechie’s Project and supports her own sisters educations. She discusses the importance of education for girls in order to improve gender equality.
Posted by CID sourced from Al Jazeera on 31 July 2014
Decades after the European powers carved up the African continent for their own imperial needs, Africa is undergoing a new wave of resource and strategic exploitation – some are calling it the new scramble for Africa.
This document summarises the responses from civil society groups to the outcome document on the SDGs. The majority of the responses are positive, supporting the document as a significant step forward, while some CSOs express disappointment in the language used and the limits of the goals.