Somalia: Droughts and livelihood consequence
The Somali Media for Environment, Science Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is today circulating the latest reports from the frontline views on famine in Somalia. The current drought situation continues to cause displacement, particularly of the pastoralist communities in various parts of the country.
On July 22, 2011 the United Nations declared an statement dedicating that famine…Continue
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Six months ago (February 2011) justice sector reform activists the world over were teeth to teeth on ways to review justice sector reform agenda and support collaborative effort toward sustainable partnerships in favour of best options for the reform stakeholders. You may wish to review the opinions of experts, practitioners, and stakeholders that have continued to be uploaded. I view myself simply as an activist/stakeholder and my opinions on matters touching on the VALUE OF RESTORATIVE…Continue
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FOOD SECURITY FROM FARM TO INDUSTRY
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
‘Food security’ as a theme has been reverberating the planet for over two (2) decades now. I still recall, upon my return to graduate school in 1997 to take up development studies (w/ global political economy foundation), that food security was already a wave in terms of advocacy clamors.
Since 1998, I was involved in couples of projects about food production, which includes…Continue
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WORLD AIDS DAY
This is a call for applications for grantees to…Continue
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The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) is a youth-led network of associations working towards peacebuilding, gender mainstreaming and advocacy.
The International Secretariat is based in The Hague, The Netherlands and is currently looking for new interns to join the team.
UNOY Peacebuilders internships offer young people an opportunity to gain work experience in the field of peace-building, join an enthusiastic international team, learn new skills and be in contact…Continue
A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This months edition features articles on improving peacebuilding evaluation, local perceptions of international aid interventions, and approaches to citizen policing. To receive the email newsletter each month, please …Continue
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The recent attention afforded to the Somali famine has mostly infuriated me. It’s not because I don’t care about those who are starving, quite the contrary; it’s more that I am infuriated with the way that the crisis is being painted in the media. For example:
The way it is so constantly referred to as a “natural disaster”, the result of drought or climate change, or some other ecological problem, as opposed to being a…Continue
TEXTILE IN AFRICA: TAKING STOCK OF DEVELOPMENT TAKE-OFF
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
As in any enterprise, the industrial sector of any developing country begins with a ‘take off’ stage. In that stage or phase, capital goods industries considered as sine qua non for take-off are textiles, steel, and coal/energy.
Such a phase was well optimized in Western and Asian countries that are way past their own ‘infantile’ stage of industries. Textiles…Continue
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Recently I’ve been reading “The Future State of the World: As It Relates to the Australian Aid Program” which was commissioned by the Australian government ahead of the significant expansion of their overseas aid program. It makes for interesting, if not disturbing, reading. Anybody who has spent a few minutes thinking about the range of complex problems the world faces cannot be unaware of how interconnected the challenges are. …Continue
I do not know whether this is really ‘an NGO trend’, as the GUARDIAN calls it, to send bloggers to the field to write on organisation’s projects (‘Blogging from Bangladesh-more poverty tourism?’), but Heather Armstrong’s reflections and…Continue
While Palestinians try to unite (Hamas-Fatah deal) and promote their case in UN (recognition of independence) and on the ground (flopped air-flotilla and failed Flotilla II on July) and while so-called Middle East…Continue
Nicole Bohe- With religious symbols being installed at the new 9/11 Memorial and Museum, conflict was bound to arise. [For more on this story, you can Google it or check out this …Continue
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Dr. Celestin Tchamabe Ngaleu
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL: FAST-TRACKING CLEAN ENERGY
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Green energy is making waves across the globe today. Diverse technologies that redound to sustainable energy are being developed at very dizzying paces.
Such developments are most welcome, given that the fossil fuel reserves of the planet are running out fast. Depletion could be experienced in just five (5) decades’ time. So far, the environment had…Continue
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In June 2009, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) began working with The Protection Project (TPP) of The Johns Hopkins…Continue