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August 2010 Blog Posts (8)

What is Climate Risk Management?

The second installment of a three-part series we're running over at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society web site. IRI Director-General, Stephen Zebiak, gets into more detail on defining climate risk management. An excerpt from the piece below:



"Once we've identified the best technologies and practices, the fourth and final step is finding the "real world" arrangements that enable their implementation. Using the example of an early-warning system for… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on August 30, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Michael Scott Mater Foundation Continues Progress in Sustainability

By:

James D. Purefoy

MSMF Communications



The Michael Scott Mater Foundation (MSMF) continues to make progress in the area of sustainability in the Iraqi higher education

system. Read the following article:…



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Added by Michael Scott Mater Foundation on August 12, 2010 at 14:19 — No Comments

Wellcome Trust news and blog RSS feeds

Hello there!



I'm rediscovering this network after a long absence.



I've just added to my page RSS feeds to the latest from the Wellcome Trust news and features website, as well as the Wellcome Trust blog (both of which I help to run).



News and features: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/index.htm

Blog: http://wellcometrust.wordpress.com/



See… Continue

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on August 10, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

Telecommunication expansion and reducing Digital Divide for making Digital Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country of more than 15 core people. There are 5.5 core users are now using mobile or PSTN phone for communication. This journey begins from the last 13 years. The overall tele-density is quiet satisfactory at present. There are six mobile operators and more than 13 PSTN operators are in Bangladesh market. They are taking vast expansion plan to cover up the whole country. Already the mobile operators covered the whole country with their GSM & CDMA frequency. At present the… Continue

Added by Kamrul Hasan on August 8, 2010 at 7:52 — 1 Comment

Writing Fellowships on Forced Migration for journalists/researchers from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

*A) TWO SHORT DURATION WRITING FELLOWSHIPS ON FORCED MIGRATION FOR

CANDIDATES FROM NEPAL, SRI LANKA OR BANGLADESH*



The Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) is announcing *Two writing

fellowships on Forced Migration in South Asia* for

researchers/activists/journalists working on issues related to forced

migration for candidates from *Nepal , Sri Lanka or Bangladesh*. *Interested

applicants are requested to email their proposal (not more than one… Continue

Added by Rina Mukherji on August 7, 2010 at 15:44 — 1 Comment

Due South - new research and policy blog on environment and development

The International Institute for Environment and Development has been at the forefront of sustainable development research and policy since 1971. Its new Due South blog challenges conventional wisdom with information and insights that are rooted in the experiences of countries and communities across the global South. IIED invites readers to share their perspectives through the…

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Added by MikeShanahan on August 6, 2010 at 10:39 — No Comments

The Coming Famine

I am seeking views and contributions from across Research and Media Network on how we meet the challenge of feeding 10 billion people sustainably within 50 years.

For background, see:

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features-global-food-crisis/20101304-20832.html

For a detailed appraisal and some solutions, see:…

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Added by Julian Cribb on August 1, 2010 at 2:47 — No Comments

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