Posts tagged ‘Irish NGOs’

Why are all eyes on Mexico this week?

This week, Dóchas member organisations and NGOs from around the world gather in Mexico, to see how their experience can help improve the world’s efforts to end poverty.

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On Twitter: Irish NGOs mark the Rwanda genocide anniversary

A look at Twitter, and how Irish NGOs marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

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Continue Reading 07/04/2014 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

The Vikings are here!

A large, multi-national, multi-site, multi-agency exercise in civil-military cooperation is taking place, and Irish NGOs are in the midst of it. – This blog post sets out the background, lets you watch fictitious TV, and invites you to read up on “civil-military cooperation”, or CIMIC.

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Continue Reading 02/04/2014 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

It’s the economy, again. – A response to Siobhán McGee

Tom Roche of Just Forests reacts to Siobhán McGee’s article on changing business attitudes to development.

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Continue Reading 30/03/2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

“It’s the economy, stupid.”

Siobhán McGee, Fellow in Business and Development at the UCD School of Business, reflects on whether there is a bias amongst business people against doing business with Africa, and whether that stops Irish businesses from engaging with the opportunities on the continent.

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Continue Reading 27/03/2014 at 10:08 pm 4 comments

On World Water Day, remember what water means

Last Saturday, March 22nd, marked World Water Day. An opportunity to reflect on the importance of safe and equitable access to water.

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Continue Reading 24/03/2014 at 11:18 am 1 comment

Celebrating the Potato

A blog post in honour of the development benefits of Ireland’s national dish.

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44-year-old Thauzeni Theka is a member of a small-scale irrigation group that's been supported by Self Help Africa in Mkhonde village, Malawi.

He's been growing tomatoes and cabbage since 2010, and has used the money he has earned to buy two bicycles (inset), four goats, and new tin sheets to re-roof his house. 
Thauzeni says he is also sending all of his kids to school with the money he is earning on the project. 
#Malawi #agriculture #tomatoes Vanilla from the DRC.

Indonesia and Madagascar are the world's largest producers. But farmers in Eastern Congo are now also exporting it.

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice after saffron, because growing the vanilla seed pods is labour-intensive. Six kilos of the green pods, for which the farmers receive some €44, results in about 1 kilo of brown pods which, once milled, packed and shipped, sells for some €75 per kilo to companies that use the spice.

Photo: workers processing the vanilla pod harvest.

#vanilla #congo #drc #africa #worldsbestnews #trade #spices In #Somalia, school meals are helping more girls continue in school, including these at the Abdirahman Godyare primary #school.

Girls have often been expected to stay home and help with chores, but the daily meals encourage families to continue sending them to class. (Photo: WFP/Laila Ali, 21 October 2013) Bike riders in the campaign against Ebola.

Commercial motorbike riders have started an intensive face-to-face awareness raising campaign that seeks to reach between 150,000 and 200,000 people over a two month period in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 
Read more at http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/08/undp-engages-bike-riders-and-vulnerable-groups-on-ebola/

#sierraleone #africa #ebola #motorbikes #awareness #UNDP #Dublin #Cork #ireland #worldsbestnews #positiveireland #getready "Mozambikes" fights poverty through BIKES and affordable transport.

50% of Mozambicans live below the poverty line. For them, going to school, work or the market means walking great distances. 
To make good bicycles available to poor people, and to help combat congestion in Mozambique’s major cities, the people behind Mozambikes started producing sturdy, green bicycles. 
Read more at http://www.mozambikes.com/en/benefits 
#mocambique #manufacturing #upliftingnews #worldsbestnews #cycling #benefits #poverty #transport #health #education #globaldev #commute Do you want to catch up with some of the many stories we have published on The World's Best News?

You will find many of our back catalogue stories grouped on Instagram:

Stories from AFRICA: http://bit.ly/1xq8cwy

Stories from LATIN AMERICA: http://bit.ly/1rRnzfh 
Stories about the work of Irish NGOs: http://bit.ly/WqxF7R 
Stories about work in the area of HEALTH, WATER and SANITATION: http://bit.ly/1qw2C6Y 
Stories about work in the area of AGRICULTURE and FOOD: http://bit.ly/WvqFqC 
Also, you can always do a search for #worldsbestnews In Chile, fog is promising a bright future.

In the Atacama desert and Chile's dry northern areas, scientists are working to reduce the costs of "fog catching" technology.

Fog catchers, fine mesh nets erected on foggy hillsides, capture tiny droplets of water, which can then be stored in tanks and used for drinking water and irrigation.

Read more at: http://www.scidev.net/global/water/feature/fog-catchers-dream-big-to-boost-water-security.html

#Chile
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#upliftingnews Haiti has been struggling with deforestation ever since decolonisation. But the country's reliance on charcoal as cooking fuel is further deteriorating the situation.

In response to this situation, the UN's World Food Programme has begun a project aimed at reducing the charcoal used in the country's 115,200 elementary schools. Everyday, more than a million children in the country receive a hot nutritious meal at school, and by providing schools with cooking stoves fuelled by briquettes made of recycled paper and cardboard, the programme hopes to show the potential of alternative fuels.

Read more at http://home.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/liaison_offices/wfp254238.pdf

#Haiti #fuel #forest #deforestation #uplifting #upliftingnews #positive #worldsbestnews #sustainable #school #education #UN #WFP The Quilombola people, descendants of slaves who fled the country’s cotton plantations in the 19th century, live along tributaries of the Amazon river.

The Pro-Indian Commission of São Paulo (CPI), has hired a well-known firm of lawyers to help Quilombola communities to win the collective titles to their lands, to contest unfair tax bills and to protect themselves against threats from illegal timber, mining companies and the construction of dams.

Photograph: Tabitha Ross/Christian Aid

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2013/jun/24/brazil-qu
ilombola-land-rights-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu#/?picture=410611410&index=0

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