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“The Ocean Is Not a Dumping Ground”

An internationally renowned scientist, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius’s sixth president on June 5, 2015 – and one of the few Muslim women heads of state in the world. Her nomination constituted a major event in the island’s quest for greater gender parity and women’s empowerment, giving a higher profile to women in the public and democratic sphere of Mauritius.

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Climate change: The School of the Americas is long dead

An article appeared last week in the Guardian newspaper penned by Arctic researcher Victoria Herrman. It is mild in tone, maybe because academics are generally encouraged to present a calm and authoritative demeanour to the public. The subject matter, however, is rather wild.

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Photo competition: Change the Planet through your Lens

As part of the “Change for the planet- Care for the people” campaign, CIDSE, the European platform of Catholic NGOs, of which Focsiv is also part, has launched an international photo competition targeted both at professional photographers and amateurs who particularly care for social and environmental change. Deadline to submit photos: April 23rd 2017.

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Three Times as Many Mobile Phones as Toilets in Africa

Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) – Though key to good health and economic wellbeing, water and sanitation remain less of a development priority in Africa, where high costs and poor policy implementation constrain getting clean water and flush toilets to millions.

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Online tool explores countries’ climate action plans

Mar1

Nairobi – A new interactive online tool that helps countries to access and compare their priorities and ambitions related to climate action plans has been developed. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Explorer could contribute to the global climate action in the context of the UN climate negotiations, according to its developers.

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Climate change is smallholders’ pain

Experts use many numbers when talking about climate change. However, rising temperatures, the resulting crop failure and consequent loss of livelihoods and destitution of millions of households are this year’s most important and urgent developments for millions of smallholder farmers across African agro-ecological landscapes.

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