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April 2010 Blog Posts (11)


C’est un grand plaisir pour nous de vous annoncer la création de l’Alliance de Journalistes Scientifiques Africains de la Diaspora, l’« AJSAD » ou Alliance of African Science…


Added by David ILUNGA KABANGA on April 28, 2010 at 14:50 — 1 Comment

How will Africa Move to Green Revolution and Feed Scientists Tactics?

How will Africa Move to Green Revolution and Feed Scientists Tactics?

Africa faced many challenges which are unresolved…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on April 28, 2010 at 1:38 — No Comments

Surf the WAVE for Earth Day 2010


Added by Oli Lacigova on April 22, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Creating More Useful Forecasts

My colleague, Ashley Curtis has written a nice story on a recent workshop held in China by the IRI and WMO...

Seasonal forecasts can be effective tools for agricultural planners, water resources managers and other decision makers. For example, after torrential rains and floods wreaked havoc in the West African nation of Ghana in 2007, displacing some 400,000 people there, the regional…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on April 21, 2010 at 21:28 — No Comments

Comparing Abu Dhabi's new green building rating system to the American and British Systems

A new article on comparing Estidama's Pearls Rating Method to LEED and BREEAM

Added by Karim Elgendy on April 19, 2010 at 19:27 — No Comments

Solar pump promises higher crop yields in power-hungry Bangladesh

By Syful Islam

DHAKA (AlertNet) - Farmers in Bangladesh's northern Naogaon district are anticipating higher yields thanks to a solar-powered pump that will irrigate around 50 acres of land in area that previously had no access to…


Added by Syful Islam on April 13, 2010 at 12:57 — No Comments

Ministers Responsible For Meteorology in Africa Meet For the First Time To Address the challenges of Climate Change

Ministers Responsible For Meteorology in Africa Meet For the First Time To Address the challenges of Climate Change…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on April 13, 2010 at 0:04 — No Comments

SAUDI ARABIA: Women research density is higher than advanced countries

While women constitute only slightly more than one-quarter of the world’s researchers, women represent 17 % of total Saudi researchers which is higher than that in Germany (12%), Japan (12%) and Korea (11%), and the same as in Luxembourg, according to a recent international report.

"This is the result of qualitative and quantitative improvements in educational, training and engagement opportunities offered to Saudi women through the establishment of more than…


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Added by Karim Elgendy on April 9, 2010 at 23:34 — No Comments

Interdisciplinary education -- the overlooked missing element that undermines university education in the Middle East

The more you work in the Middle East, the more you see not only its many wonderful aspects but also the negative elements that undermine development and hold the region back.

One of these is the near-absence of interdisciplinary education.

Starting in the 11th grade, Egyptian students take one of three tracks -- literary, scientific, or mathematical. Whichever track they take, they study almost no subjects in the other tracks from then on, even if they stay in…


Added by Jennifer Bremer on April 4, 2010 at 9:29 — No Comments

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