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November 2009 Blog Posts (19)

Science: Development and Poverty Reduction

Also subjects to scientific debates: Development and Poverty Reduction. See what is going on in those academic discussions and read about their relevance for future actions developmental actions and politics:



"The Broker" is a European magazine discussing trends in developmental discussions and politics. The print magazine can be ordered free of charge:

http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/



The discussions take place in the blog… Continue

Added by Hanns-J. (Hajo) Neubert on November 30, 2009 at 19:41 — No Comments

Earth Journalism Award to Oliver Loefken

Oliver Loefken, vice-chair of the German Science Writers TELI won the Earth Journalism Award with his article about Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Masdar City is a test-tube town designed to spare the environment both greenhouse gases and waste. He will receive his award during the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, 7-18 December.



Now Oliver is nominated for the Global Public Award. Please vote for him:… Continue

Added by Hanns-J. (Hajo) Neubert on November 27, 2009 at 13:53 — No Comments

Mekong Media Conference Coming in December

How have economic integration and openness shaped the media

environment in the Mekong region? What do audiences expect in the age

of more openness? What changes in press laws and access to information

have taken place in the last 15 years?



These are just some of the questions to be discussed and debated at

the Mekong Media Forum, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Chiang Mai,

Thailand on Dec. 9-12, 2009.



The conference will gather Mekong journalists,… Continue

Added by Lynette Lee Corporal on November 26, 2009 at 9:10 — No Comments

Agricultural Experts on Crops, Fisheries, Water, Livestock Available in Lead-up to COP15

To schedule an interview, please contact:

Jeff Haskins at +254 729 871 422 or jhaskins@burnesscommunications.com

Megan Dold at +1 301 280 5720 or mdold@burnesscommunications.com



***MEDIA AVAILABILITY***



Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Climate Change



Editor’s note: For stories, photos, and other information, please visit the CGIAR climate blog at… Continue

Added by Megan Dold on November 25, 2009 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Interview Opportunities: Separating Fact from Fiction on Forests, REDD and Climate

***MEDIA AVAILABILITY***



To schedule an interview, please contact:

Jeff Haskins at +254 729 871 422 or jhaskins@burnesscommunications.com

James Clarke at +62 812 113 4889 or j.clarke@cgiar.org



Separating Fact from Fiction on Forests, REDD and Climate



Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) may be the only concrete success to come out of COP15, but many challenges will need to be overcome for REDD to effectively reduce… Continue

Added by Jeff Haskins on November 24, 2009 at 12:08 — No Comments

World’s largest humanitarian network adopts ambitious blueprint for coming decade

World’s largest humanitarian network adopts ambitious blueprint for coming decade



The 17th General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has ended with the unanimous adoption of Strategy 2020 – a plan that lays out the collective commitments of its 186 members.





Strategy 2020 aims to better fulfill the potential of the Red Cross Red Crescent at all levels, and to develop… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 21, 2009 at 17:37 — No Comments

World’s largest humanitarian network adopts ambitious blueprint for coming decade

World’s largest humanitarian network adopts ambitious blueprint for coming decade



The 17th General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has ended with the unanimous adoption of Strategy 2020 – a plan that lays out the collective commitments of its 186 members.





Strategy 2020 aims to better fulfill the potential of the Red Cross Red Crescent at all levels, and to develop… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 21, 2009 at 17:37 — No Comments

The World Child Rights Day and the current situation of Somali Children

The World Child Rights Day and the current situation of Somali Children



The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.



The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. Today, 193 states have ratified the CRC. In fact, only two countries in the world — Somalia and the United States — have… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 21, 2009 at 17:13 — No Comments

The World Child Rights Day and the current situation of Somali Children

The World Child Rights Day and the current situation of Somali Children



The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.



The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. Today, 193 states have ratified the CRC. In fact, only two countries in the world — Somalia and the United States — have… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 21, 2009 at 17:13 — No Comments

Michael Scott Mater Foundation (MSMF) Making Progress in Iraq

The Michael Scott Mater (MSMF) is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Concord, North Carolina. The primary mission of MSMF is to provide humanitarian outreach in the areas of sustainable engineering and renewable energy. MSMF's primary initiative is named International Promotion of Sustainable Engineering (IPOSE).



What is… Continue

Added by Michael Scott Mater Foundation on November 20, 2009 at 2:50 — No Comments

Unknown diseases is hunting the displaced people around near Mogadishu

Unknown diseases is hunting the displaced people around near Mogadishu



Unknown diseases affected the displaced Somali people from one person to another where there is no single person not affected, while the doctors did know what the disease is but they said it is skin disease.



Dr. Hawa Abdi the administrator of the Hawa Abdi hospital located in the around near area of Mogadishu told to the National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ) that… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 17, 2009 at 20:47 — No Comments

World's largest humanitarian network to meet for first time in Africa

Nairobi/Geneva – Delegates from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will gather in Nairobi from 18 to 25 November to address today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. It's the first time ever that the world's largest humanitarian network will hold a Movement-wide meeting of its leaders in Africa.



From 18 to 21 November, the 17th session of the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will address several… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 17, 2009 at 20:44 — No Comments

COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit

IIED has today published a four-page briefing paper for journalists about the COP15 climate change summit that will take place in Copenhagen in December.



This briefing covers COP15, its build up and its aftermath. It explains key processes, major actions to be agreed and possible outcomes.



It has been reviewed by three international lawyers who sit on national delegations during UN negotiations.



It covers things like:

• The future of the Kyoto Protocol – do… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on November 17, 2009 at 15:52 — No Comments

Obama tells Myanmar junta to free Suu Kyi

By VIJAY JOSHI, Associated Press Writer Vijay Joshi



Associated Press Writer



President Barack Obama on Sunday told Myanmar's junta to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an unusual face-to-face interaction with a top leader of the ruling military.



Obama delivered the strong message during his summit with leaders of 10 Southeast Asian nations, which included Myanmar Prime Minister Gen. Thein Sein.



White House press secretary Robert Gibbs… Continue

Added by Owino D Gabriel on November 15, 2009 at 17:57 — No Comments

IRI Climate Scientist Appointed to NAS Advisory Panel

Lisa Goddard, a climate scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has been appointed to the National Academies of Science's prestigious Climate Research Committee. She will be helping to promote progress in her field and give advice to government agencies on the scientific aspects of climate and climate change. The CRC also represents the United States in the…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on November 13, 2009 at 22:00 — No Comments

Vacancy for (Senior) Programme Officer Strategic Communication [deadline 01 Dec 2009]

The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Netherlands, is looking for a (Senior) Programme Officer Strategic Communication.



The main responsibility for this position is to assist in strengthening IRC’s communication role as a global advocate for sustainable WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) services in developing countries. For this a thorough understanding of processes of change and influencing is needed, as well as good knowledge of the potential of media… Continue

Added by Cor Dietvorst on November 13, 2009 at 12:06 — No Comments

Science and Environment Journalists Association launched in Somalia

Science and Environment Journalists Association launched in Somalia



Somali journalists recently lauched the National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ) to ensure the reporting of science news and the plight of Somalia environment in general.



NASSEJ is the legitimate and representative organ and voice of science and environmental journalists in Somalia and is a member of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ), Arab… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on November 12, 2009 at 20:22 — No Comments

New Book, Millions Fed, Showcases Best Approaches to Fight Hunger

As heads of state gather in Rome next week for the World Summit on Food Security, a new book pulls together – for the first time – major successes in agricultural development that have brought millions of people out of hunger over the past 50 years. The book, Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine what works in agriculture – what sorts of programs, policies, and investments have had a proven impact on… Continue

Added by Michael Rubinstein on November 11, 2009 at 22:51 — No Comments

SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR - DR. THOMAS C. SPARKS

Please enjoy the story of the achievement of an American scientist collected for you from R&D Magazine.

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By some estimates, there are more than a million insect species in this world. Only a small percentage of this number is detrimental to the quality of our lives, but these are the species that drive research by scientists like Dr. Thomas C. Sparks, R&D Magazine’s 44th Scientist of the Year. The entomologist’s job is to… Continue

Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on November 3, 2009 at 2:25 — No Comments

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