Saturday, April 17, 2021

Women and Girls to the Front

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BEIJING, Apr 06 (IPS) - Women hold up half the sky. Some years ago, Sarah al-Amiri, a young Emirati engineer, had a fixed...

Mexico Looks to the Heavens for a Solution to Its Water Crisis

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MEXICO CITY, Apr 05 (IPS) - In neighbourhoods like Tehuixtitla in southern Mexico City, rain brings joy, because it provides water for showering,...

Tech Savvy Youth with High Social-Emotional Skills Succeed in Agriculture – Study Shows

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IBADAAN, Nigeria, Mar 23 (IPS) - Saheed Babajide, a young animal production graduate and a manager at a national milk production company in Iseyin,...

Malawian Youth Wipe Away Unemployment Tears with Agribusiness

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BLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 10 (IPS) - After getting tired of searching for employment for seven years, Feston Zale from Chileka area in Malawi’s...

Women Are the Future of Africas COVID-19 Recovery

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NAIROBI, Mar 06 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic is arguably one of the biggest disruptors to modern day life as we know it....

International Womens Day, 2021Removing Barriers to Womens Leading Role in African Agriculture

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IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 04 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.Africa’s...

Protests by Indian Farmers Spread Panic in Image-Conscious Modi Government

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NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Sanjay Kapoor is editor of Delhi's Hardnews magazine and General Secretary of the Editors Guild of...

How Marginalised Women in India Bore an Extra Burden of COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic

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NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women living in rural India and those belonging to marginalised communities faced an enormous burden during...

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience

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SINGAPORE, Feb 22 (IPS) - Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world...

Transition to Digital Economy Must Ensure Access to Those in the Digital Gap

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (IPS) - It is crucial to ensure that any transition to a digital economy has mechanisms in place that...

Nepal Struggles to Preserve Its Indigenous Languages as Those Speaking Them Dwindle

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KATMANDU, Feb 03 (IPS) - At last count Nepal had 129 spoken languages, but even as new ones are identified, others are becoming...

Internationally COVID-19 Extracted a Heavy Toll on Older People

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 (IPS) - Internationally COVID-19 extracted a heavy toll on older people – raising concerns in the Asia Pacific...

60 Days on, Indias Biggest Farmers Protest Show No Sign of Weakening

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HYDERABAD, Jan 27 (IPS) - Yesterday, Jan. 26, India celebrated its Republic Day. But it was marked by scenes of farmers driving their...

Making African Continental Free Trade Area Work for Women in a Post-COVID-19 World

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Jan 06 (IPS) - Angela Lusigi is, UNDP Resident Representative in GhanaOn 1st January 2021, trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area...

This Is Not a Goodbye, Kenya – Asante na Kwaheri ya Kuonana

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 04 (IPS) - Happy New Year, Kenya.Several milestones in my personal and professional life have made Kenya a cherished place...