Trained teachers: A key to unlocking literacy for the most vulnerable children — World Vision International

Trained teachers: A key to unlocking literacy for the most vulnerable children By Andrew Clucas, Senior Advisor, Quality and Innovation – Education Today, more children around the world are attending school than ever before. However, over 617 million children and adolescents are still not achieving basic literacy and numeracy skills, despite increased access to education.…

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Two and a Half Drops: How Village Level Committees in Bhojdari Tackled the Issue of Drinking Water in Times of Drought — Water, Land & Livelihoods

By Nikhil Nikam “Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace and one for science.” – John F. Kennedy When the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) was initiated in 1989 and operationalized in 1992, the overall goal of the programme was poverty reduction through people-managed […]

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Nigeria: Visiting Abia State Governor seeks partnership with African Development Bank to transform state into industrial hub — Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source

A thriving entrepreneurship industry and agricultural base in Nigeria’s Abia State are the foundation for the creation of a potentially viable industrial hub, its governor Okezie Ikpeazu told the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) Tuesday. Ikpeazu met with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to discuss investment… Read […]

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Europe’s Anti-Science Plague Descends On Africa — Watts Up With That?

From The GWPF Date: 19/02/20 European Scientist European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of widespread famine. Map: FOA The fast-breeding desert locust has invaded Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, creating a state of emergency. The pests recently landed in Djibouti, Eritrea, Oman and […]

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Uganda faces heavy losses without GMO banana, economist warns — Genetic Literacy Project

A leading Ugandan economist is warning of heavy financial losses among banana farmers if they don’t soon adopt a genetically modified (GM) variety that can resist the devastating bacterial wilt disease. Farmers growing one hectare of GM bananas would likely earn an extra US$300 per year, while those who do not adopt the improved varieties […]

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Viewpoint: As the debut of Golden Rice in the Philippines nears, Greenpeace escalates ‘monstrous’ attacks on nutrition-enhanced GMO staple — Genetic Literacy Project

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African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks — Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source

For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption accounts for more than half of GDP growth; report calls for urgent investment in education and infrastructure for good returns in long-term GDP; “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labor market each year and only 3 […]

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Equatorial Guinea officially launches Year of Investment 2020 Campaign — Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source

Equatorial Guinea has kicked off a year-long investment campaign aimed at driving capital investment into the country’s bankable projects; Major U.S. firms have pledged to increase their investment in Equatorial Guinea in 2020, along with Nigerian banking and financial institutions; Notable investment-ready projects include the construction of two modular oil refineries, an ammonia plant, a […]

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