Tag: Development & Aid

UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen Talks About the Power of Popular Culture and ‘Sounds Right’

UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen at the launch of ‘Sounds Right’. Credit: Naureen Hossain/IPS by Naureen Hossain (new york) Monday, April 22, 2024 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) – UN Live’s CEO, Katja Iversen, says the way to engage people in the environment is through popular culture—film, music, gaming, sports, food, and fashion. […]

Fine, Sanctions, or Waiver: Iranian Gas Will Come at a Price for Pakistan

The Iranian/Pakistani gas pipeline likely to top agenda for the visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Pakistan. The visit takes place in an atmosphere of renewed tensions in the Middle East and a threat of US sanctions. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Sunday, April 21, 2024 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Apr 21 (IPS) […]

Portable Ginnery Could Revive Kenyas Ailing Cotton Industry

A mini ginnery could ensure the future of the cotton industry in Kenya. Credit: Wilson Odhiambo/IPS by Wilson Odhiambo (nairobi) Friday, April 19, 2024 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Apr 19 (IPS) – Kirinyaga University may have just breathed new life into Kenya’s ailing cotton industry as varsity dons develop a portable cotton ginnery. For an industry […]

Better Incentives Needed to Expand Solar Energy in Cuba

Solar panels line the rooftop of the home of Cuban entrepreneur Felix Morffi, in the municipality of Regla, Havana. Large consumers in the residential sector could find in the installation of solar panels a way to offset the amount of their energy bill through cogeneration for self-consumption or receive a payment for injecting clean energy […]

Africa Pushing Limits To Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security Access

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the current African Union (AU) commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure. She believes that cross-border approaches are critical for clean energy affordability. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (abu dhabi) Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Inter Press Service ABU DHABI, Apr 17 (IPS) – Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, […]

Solar Power and Biogas Empower Women Farmers in Brazil

Leide Aparecida Souza, president of the Association of Residents of the Genipapo Settlement in the rural area of Acreúna, a municipality in central-western Brazil, stands next to breads and pastries from the bakery where 14 rural women work. The women’s empowerment and self-esteem have been boosted by the fact that they earn their own income, […]

Leaders Need to Break the Chokehold of Debt and Austerity. Our Health Depends on it

The annual World Bank-IMF Spring meetings will take place April 17-19 in Washington DC. Opinion by Jaime Atienza (washington dc) Monday, April 15, 2024 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Apr 15 (IPS) – As leaders gather for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank amid the cherry blossom trees of Washington, DC, there is […]

Secondary Education Is a Bottleneck in Brazil

Teachers protest in São Paulo on Jan. 9, 2024 for better working conditions and remuneration in public education in Brazil. Most teachers are women, and they face complex physical and mental conditions in exercising their profession. CREDIT: Roberto Parizotti / ProfeSP by Mario Osava (rio de janeiro) Monday, April 15, 2024 Inter Press Service RIO DE […]

IPCI 2024: Oslo Commitment Protects Sexual and Reproductive Rights Across All Contexts

Ase Kristin Ask Bakke, MP and Chair of APPG Norway, reads the Oslo Statement of Commitment. Alando Terrelonge, MP, Jamaica, chair of the IPCI Drafting Committee, sits second from left. Credit: Naureen Hossain/IPS by Naureen Hossain (oslo) Friday, April 12, 2024 Inter Press Service OSLO, Apr 12 (IPS) – Parliamentarians from 112 countries have adopted the […]

Women Affected by Gender-Biased Climate Change Deserve Justice

More research is needed into the negative impacts of climate change on women for them to access climate justice. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (bulawayo) Thursday, April 11, 2024 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Apr 11 (IPS) – While research into the unequal impacts of climate change on women is growing, more is needed to enable […]

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