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[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:57
For seven years, the CTO’s rural connectivity conference has been leading the way in creating a platform for the in-depth deliberations on how universal access can be achieved through the multi-stakeholder partnerships. The 7th Annual CRC Africa 2012, held under the aegis of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Information and Communication and hosted by the national regulator, Natcom, will carry on the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 09:53
A tree-planting initiative observing World Environment Day 2012 brought together students of the St Luke’s School, members of the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division and sand miners Carib Sand and Stone Ltd. With Minister for the Environment Kenneth Darroux in attendance, the students got down to planting trees and flowers along the Pointe Michel to Loubiere Road. Carib Sand and Stone General... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 08:43
While India's new Model Residential Tenancy Act is praised as a liberal solution to the lack of affordable housing, Robin Houterman argues that a fast rental deregulation will not only worsen the housing shortage but also weaken low-income households in the overstressed market rental sector of Mumbai. In 2011, the Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation produced a new Model... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:08
A few years ago, the idea of a Green Economy with its links to sustainable development and poverty eradication, was a novel concept confined to development practitioners and academics. This year, it is among the top two issues that will be deliberated by policymakers at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The 2012 WED theme, ‘Green Economy: Does It Include You?’ reflects... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:07
Twenty years after it first hosted the event, Brazil will once again lead the global celebrations for World Environment Day on 5 June 2012. And just two weeks after World Environment Day, Brazil will also host the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. We are honored by the international recognition Brazil has received for integrating the three pillars of sustainability... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:04
As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world.  This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does it include you?”, underscores the need for everyone to play their part in keeping humankind's ecological footprint within planetary boundaries. The... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:53
There is growing interest within the global health community in the potential public health impact of integrating different health services into a single delivery setting.  Integrating programs for HIV, family planning (FP), and maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) would address patients’ multiple needs at once, and may enhance program effectiveness and efficiency. Integration for Impact,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:02
World Environment Day (WED) celebrations got underway on 1st June, 2012 under the shadow of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue as the Government of Brazil and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Green Passport initiative aimed at changing the behavior of travelers and  tourists within and outside the country. On a misty morning, looking down on the host city of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:39
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. This is where some people shut off their minds because they find the concept of the Green Economy a little too complex to understand. On the contrary, the Green Economy is really something that is applicable all around... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 09:30
With 21 days to go until Rio+20, ICLEI published the wide-ranging study Local Sustainability 2012. The study takes stock of progress in sustainable development since the original Rio Conference in 1992, and looks to the future, offering a list of recommendations to global leaders. Separated into two complementary sections - a global review and case studies - the study documents the variety of... Read more