Coming Down the Davos Mountain with a Gender Lens

By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Feb 15 2020 – In a recent report by World Economic Forum (WEF) shows women suffer a “triple whammy” in the workplace. Without drastic action, gender parity will take more than a lifetime to achieve. This is the challenge that Katja Iversen, President and CEO of Women Deliver is staring down. […]

The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 2020 – Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love. But there is a tragic dark side which stays in the shadows, when considering violence against women, […]

Why Paraguay Can Be a “Beacon State” for Forest Management

Credit: UNDP, Paraguay By Achim Steiner, Inger Andersen and Qu DongyuASUNCION, Paraguay, Feb 14 2020 – Imagine a forest that covered half of your entire country. A biodiverse forest which supports thousands of species from giant anteaters to armadillos to jaguars. A forest that is home to one the world’s last uncontacted tribes.1 That forest […]

Amplifying Voices of Climate Activists of Color

Ranton Anjain, 17, from the Marshall Islands, speaks at a press conference announcing a collective action being taken on behalf of young people facing the impacts of the climate crisis. UNICEF/Radhika Chalasani By Esther NgumbiILLINOIS, United States, Feb 14 2020 – Recently, the Associated Press cropped out Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate from a […]

Desert Locusts Invade East Africa

Credit: Harald Matern from Pixabay. By Nelson Mandela OgemaNAIROBI, Feb 14 2020 – Widespread hatching and movement of destructive desert locusts will turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warns. “Breeding continues in the Horn of Africa, which will cause locusts […]

From Cocoa to Chocolate, Made With Love in Africa

Diogo Vaz, a company in the idyllic island of Sao Tome and Principe in West Africa, is producing organic luxury chocolate from rare cocoa varieties. Courtesy: Diogo Vaz By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Feb 14 2020 (IPS) A premium chocolate maker in São Tomé and Príncipe is on a drive to promote the taste for “made in Africa” […]

Flywire Acquires Simplee to Transform Healthcare Payments Experience


Nyxoah raises €25 million in private funding round


Jacada Broadens Hyperautomation and Actionable Intelligence with Interact 12 Release


Restoring Competition in ”Winner-took-All” Digital Platform Markets

By Ebru Gokce DessemondGENEVA, Feb 13 2020 – Digital platforms are at the centre of the global economy and daily lives of consumers. A handful of these platforms have become dominant in specific markets without facing meaningful competition. They include Amazon as a marketplace, Facebook in social networking, Google in search engines and Apple and […]

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