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March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa

Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa


The Kenyan-based African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe) launched yesterday on 30th march, 2011 the most avoidable technology system, (ADOPT) Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology to Climate Change and is also a kind of preservation on agriculture approach for smallholder cereal livestock production in drier areas to…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 31, 2011 at 12:30 — 1 Comment


Newly minted climate scientist Ousmane Ndiaye is bringing the forecasting expertise he developed at IRI and Columbia back to his native Senegal. We have a nice profile of Dr. Ndiaye over on the IRI web site. 

Ousmane Ndiaye…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on March 30, 2011 at 21:54 — No Comments

Who Cares-God can only save them..

During January, I wrote an article on the preparedness of our government and agencies in disaster preparedness (Link>>) in Himalayan region of Asia. And  now we could see the nature’s fury in earthquake and Tsunami in… Continue

Added by K N Vajpai on March 25, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Urban Water and Sanitation: Who cares about Poor?

The city development planning and judicious resource allocation in most of the cities in South Asian countries is a big challenge.  Among the basic amenities, water and sanitation remained the core concern that lead to health problems, livelihood losses and an impediment to economic growth.  Given the population growth and rapid migration from rural to urban areas, the cities… Continue

Added by K N Vajpai on March 25, 2011 at 13:57 — No Comments

How does it Matter to my Social values and Environmental Ethics?

You might have come across, as I, the ‘social values’ and ‘environmental ethics’, while your interaction with people in various organizations and institutions across development sector (d-sector) i.e. social and environmental domains. I am talking about our public sector organizations, civil society groups, research institutions, think tanks, corporate led societies,… Continue

Added by K N Vajpai on March 25, 2011 at 13:52 — No Comments

The Future of Food

Added by Julian Cribb on March 13, 2011 at 0:37 — No Comments

Training workshop for African press officers

Are you an African press officer?


If so, check out this capacity-building workshop during the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar in June. There are some travel bursaries available.....


This all-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to African science, particularly in the fields of science and medicine, by providing targeted training and networking for press officers from African research institutes. It will utilise the…


Added by MikeShanahan on March 11, 2011 at 16:07 — No Comments

Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award

Voting is open for the Climate Change Communicator of the Year award for activities in 2010.


The nominees include our Climate Change Media Partnership programme (set up by IIED, Internews and Panos). You can read our full nomination text below, and you can vote online here:



Added by MikeShanahan on March 10, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Climate and Public Health Professionals Train Together

Since 2008, public-health professionals and climate scientists from around the world have come to Columbia University to take part in the Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health. Participants spend two weeks learning how to use climate information to make better decisions for health-care planning and disease prevention. The event is organized by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on March 4, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

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