Tag Archives: Development & Aid

<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>Removing Barriers to Womens Leading Role in African Agriculture

Opinion by Nteranya Sanginga (ibadan, nigeria) Thursday, March 04, 2021 Inter Press Service 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 population will double by 2050 if growth rates continue their trajectory, but the creation of jobs is not keeping pace, […]

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries

UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Opinion by Ian Richards (geneva) Thursday, March 04, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Mar 04 (IPS) – The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing […]

International Women’s Day, 2021 – Women in Leadership Positions: An Economists View of International Women’s Day

Opinion by Mauro Teodori (canberra, australia) Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Inter Press Service CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 03 (IPS) – The COVID-19 pandemic (henceforth pandemic) has women particularly hard. In almost all countries, women constitute the bulk of the labour force in the service sector, which was hardest hit by the pandemic. Furthermore, they also represent a […]

What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post COVID-19 Recovery?

Matteo Marchisio Opinion by Matteo Marchisio (beijing) Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Inter Press Service BEIJING, Mar 02 (IPS) – Five years ago, at the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations, world leaders adopted the ambitious Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The Agenda was to be accomplished through the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development […]

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

Apple farmers in Kashmir package their crops to send to a mandi or market yard. According to policy, wholesale transactions between farmers and traders must take place in a mandi, yet the market yards have become hubs of widespread corruption where a small group of sale agents have taken control. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS Opinion by […]

A Technology-based Parasol of Protection for Victims of Domestic Abuse

The Parasol Cooperative Opinion by Kim She Joon (new york) Monday, March 01, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) – During the COVID19 lockdown, there has been an approximate 25% increase in domestic abuse, dubbed by the United Nations as the ‘pandemic within a pandemic’. While the home is perceived as a secure […]

End Inequality and Achieve Sustainable Development for All

Amakobe Sande Opinion by Siddharth Chatterjee, Amakobe Sande (beijing) Monday, March 01, 2021 Inter Press Service BEIJING, Mar 01 (IPS) – Back in the 1990s, the discovery of antiretrovirals offered a ray of hope to save people’s lives from the HIV epidemic. Over this decade, people living with HIV benefited from the scientific advances and began […]

To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

Opinion by Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara (suva, fiji) Monday, March 01, 2021 Inter Press Service SUVA, Fiji, Mar 01 (IPS) – An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, the pathway to leadership is through service because to be able to lead is […]

A Growing Shift in the Narrative about Climate Action

Forest women in Anantagiri forest in the south-east of India check out their solar dryer. (file photo) There is a growing shift and awareness in mainstream political, corporate and public debate about the need for climate action. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS. by Samira Sadeque (united nations) Thursday, February 25, 2021 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 […]

The Global Insecurity of Climate Change

by Nalisha Kalideen (bonn, germany) Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Inter Press Service BONN, Germany, Feb 24 (IPS) – For Sudanese youth, climate change is synonymous with insecurity. “We are living in a continuous insecurity due to many factors that puts Sudan on top of the list when it comes to climate vulnerability,” said Nisreen Elsaim, Sudanese […]