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The Global Media Journal, African Edition invites submissions for its next issue with a theme of media and governance in Africa. This issue is primarily focused on ways and means of addressing the issues of governance in Africa and how its application can be subject to wars as well as socio-political or economic crises.
Within this theme "media and governance in Africa," the GMJ, African Edition encourages research papers addressing the challenges facing > the Africa media…Continue
Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on January 23, 2013 at 4:35 — No Comments
Today, information about global warming and climate change is readily available to average global citizens who watch TV news, and are able to see satellite pictures of changes in ocean temperatures, or of glaciers melting. However, the public risk perception affects…Continue
Added by Climate Himalaya on December 11, 2012 at 13:26 — No Comments
This is an introductory video of Mountain Voice project of Climate Himalaya, that advocates the need of better planning and implementation strategies in the Himalayan Mountain region of South Asia. The Mountain Voice' is a multimedia series of Climate Himalaya that captures the experiences, thoughts and opinions of people, practitioners, policy makers and researchers on various climate linked issues in the Himalayan region of South Asia. In this series we interact with people to record their…Continue
Added by Climate Himalaya on October 15, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments
BY SUDARSHAN CHHOTORAY
We need to review and revisit Odisha Climate Change Action Plan
The hurry on which Odisha Climate Change Action Plan (OCCAP) has been finalised without adequate consultation with all stake holders has raised a many eyebrows. Though Government of India has already announced the inclusion of all State Action Plans and National Plan on Climate Change under 12th Plan it needs to mention here that, state plans like…
Added by SUDARSHAN CHHOTRAY on August 30, 2012 at 14:47 — No Comments
Climate Change is alarming global issue but same time South Asia region is witnessing its worst impacts in from one decade. Tsunamis in Srilanka, Floods in Pakistan and Bangladesh and drought in some parts of India are the facts of this climate crisis. Whole South Asia region in tropical atmosphere so Pakistan, India and other countries are witnessing the late monsoon rains these days. Due to impacts of extreme weather, the rain pattern changed in this region.
It was a time when…Continue
Added by Aakash Santorai on August 30, 2012 at 10:27 — No Comments
Until recently, smallholders have been unable to take advantage of the world’s growing carbon market, which is based on organizations selling the carbon they capture – for example through tree-planting – to countries or companies which wish to offset their own emissions. The difficulty of producing the minimum volumes required by the trade, the cost of registering projects and measuring carbon stocks, a lack of business skills – these are among the factors which have prevented smallholders…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Kahurani on July 23, 2012 at 15:16 — No Comments
"Earthly things have changed and it is because we have started cutting down trees everywhere," said middle-aged Lariba Mohammed, a vegetable farmer near Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region, 658 km north of the Ghanaian capital Accra.
Lariba, a mother of five children, is only one of the speakers at a community meeting on the declining rains that had affected agricultural production in the north part of the West African country.
Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on March 1, 2012 at 20:10 — No Comments
Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on December 19, 2011 at 18:40 — No Comments
I’d like to introduce you all to our new publication: ‘Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of change from CDKN’.
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Added by Amiera Sawas on November 10, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
Cape Town, 2 November 2011 – The countdown to Durban has begun as Fairtrade farmers prepare to participate at COP17! Despite the devastating impacts climate change is having on their farms, the voice of Fairtrade farmers has not been heard within the climate change negotiations. A continued failure to do so will have drastic ripple effects across the developing world. In response, Fairtrade Africa has taken the lead in engaging the Fair Trade movement in the…Continue
Added by Rachel Mhene on November 4, 2011 at 14:42 — No Comments
Added by Rachel Mhene on November 4, 2011 at 14:32 — No Comments
The Summit is co-organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations, the Climate and Health Council, Health Care Without Harm and the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal. It is also being organized in partnership with the World Health Organization, the World Medical Association and the International Council of Nurses, among others.
The event will bring key health…Continue
Added by Alejandra Livschitz on November 4, 2011 at 14:31 — No Comments
According to the World Bank, there are currently over 1.4 billion people live at the poverty line. "Poverty" here is defined as an economic condition of lacking both money and basic necessities needed to successfully live, such as food, water, education, healthcare, and shelter. However, "poverty" may therefore also be defined as the economic condition of lacking predictable and stable means of meeting basic life needs. Ironically, guarding economic growth is often the key consideration in…Continue
Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on November 1, 2011 at 19:09 — No Comments
Take a look at these two photographs and play spot the difference.
To my mind, the top photo shows a forest. It is dense and diverse, a home to hundreds of species of trees, hundreds of species of bird and mammals and reptiles and fish, and many thousands of other forms of life that it would take a lifetime to…Continue
Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on May 22, 2011 at 20:27 — No Comments
Mr George Scott, Chief Director of Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (MEST) has said a sustainable socio-economic development could be achieved if the nation's environmental resources were protected.
"We need all hands on deck to deal with the nation's…Continue
Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on April 13, 2011 at 11:43 — No Comments
Ibrahim Isaka, 12, is the first child of a family of five and hails from Katanga, a community in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region.
The parents of Ibrahim are Mr Abudullah Isaka, a farmer and Madam Hafsa Mumuni a fish monger while his siblings attend basic school.
The ambition of Ibrahim is to become a public health officer to help fight the many diseases at Katanga.
However, his hope of rising from the junior high school to the…Continue
Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on April 1, 2011 at 4:14 — No Comments
A feature by Albert Oppong- Ansah
It was the Thursday evening of May 23 1991 when Agya Yaw Nkrumah who was stuck in his sick bed, called his two children to offer them the orientation of their lifetime.
The 86-year- old man told his curious children: “My kids! Lend me your ears; throughout my life, what has made me who I am today is that I heeded the advice passed on to me by my father.”
“It is always the best to ‘Make Hey Whiles the Sun Shines’,” was exactly what my late Dad…
Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on April 1, 2011 at 4:00 — No Comments
Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa
The Kenyan-based African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe) launched yesterday on 30th march, 2011 the most avoidable technology system, (ADOPT) Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology to Climate Change and is also a kind of preservation on agriculture approach for smallholder cereal livestock production in drier areas to…Continue
Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 31, 2011 at 12:23 — No Comments