The Future of Journalism

By Andrés CañizálezCARACAS, Apr 7 2020 – All over the world, journalism is going through an era of uncertainty. It is not yet clear what the business model for the news field will be, and this is happening precisely at a time when information is a central issue in every person’s life. The coronavirus pandemic […]

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

A dated photo of a mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. Advocates worry that there will be numerous kinds of impact on women’s access to sexual and reproductive health facilities around the world as countries and cities are under lockdown under the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPS By […]

Women in Africa Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Pandemic

By Linda Eckerbom ColeKAMPALA, Uganda, Apr 7 2020 – We are living in uncertain times. All of us are experiencing the Corona pandemic in various ways. For most it means quarantine and physical isolation. We worry about family members, loss of income and not knowing what the future will look like- or how long this […]

Green Counter-Revolution in Africa?

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 7 2020 – In 2006, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation jointly launched the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The African Green Revolution Forum claims AGRA is the “world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture”. The initial AGRA goals […]

Reimagining Farming Post-Covid Pandemic

Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO By Dr. Kakoli GhoshROME, Apr 6 2020 – Together with medical services and transportation, farming and food production have been correctly identified as ‘essential services’ by all countries under lockdown. The Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a dent in the food supply and so far, there are no reports […]

Human Rights and Compassion Must Guide Enforcement of COVID-19 Mitigation

President Uhuru Kenyatta leads the charge against Covid-19. He speaks to the nation fromHarambee House, Nairobi, March 14, 2020. Photo-State House By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 2020 – Covid-19 infections continue to rise, bringing normal life to a virtualstandstill and causing countries to shut themselves off from the rest of the world. Increasingly, governments […]

Growing Youth Activism for Environmental Protection in Africa

Yusuf KanoteHuka has worked as miner for the last 30 years, in Mungama ridge, Taita-Taveta County. The majority of artisanal miners in Kenya use rudimentary tools which make the process laborious, dangerous and time-consuming. Yusuf was one of the 100 county artisanal and small-scale miners who participated in environment management & environmental protection trainings offered […]

Pandemic Crisis May Trigger Societal Restructuring

Dr Mah Hui Lim has been a university professor and banker, in the private sector and with the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Michael Heng, Former professor in Management Science. By Mah Hui Lim and Michael HengPENANG and SINGAPORE, Apr 6 2020 – The Chinese word for crisis consists of two characters – “weiji”. Wei means […]

The Boardwalk For Birds: Protecting Lake Victoria’s Dunga Beach Wetland

Dunga Papyrus Boardwalk tour guide Edgar Ochieng shows a handbook documenting birds found at Dunga Beach. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuKISUMU, Kenya, Apr 6 2020 (IPS) At around 11am on a Saturday, Luke Okomo arrives at Dunga Beach, on the outskirts of Kenya’s Kisumu City, and heads straight to what is known as the […]

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries – Part 2

By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 6 2020 – What is likely to be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing economies? In the first of this two part article  we looked at possible short term disruptions and discussed actions by the private sector and Governments. These included mobilizing available public resources […]

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