Articles Tagged with the word ‘development’
22 May 2014
Drones are not usually thought of as a tool for good, but entrepreneur and airborne logistics activist Andreas Raptopoulos thinks otherwise, Danielle Batist reports
16 May 2014
The UK government will consider the impact on women’s and girls’ rights as part of its international aid spending, after a new law is passed promoting gender equality
25 Apr 2014
From infamous drugs cartels, record homicide levels and widespread poverty, to economic strength, innovation and enterprise, Colombia’s city of Medellin has undergone a serious transition that’s changing the attitudes of citizens and tourists alike
07 Apr 2014
A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed
04 Mar 2014
Nicola Slawson talks to Tamsin Chislett, partnerships manager of Living Goods, a company giving away its successful ‘Avon Lady’-style business model in a bid to bolster healthcare in developing countries
20 Jun 2013
New reports from the UN indicate that some of the poorest countries could be rid of extreme poverty in two decades
10 Jun 2013
New technology, which involves patients simply spitting into a cup, could vastly reduce waiting times for TB diagnosis
11 Apr 2013
Despite being the figurehead of a country on the up, Uruguay president José Mujica donates his earnings to charity and lives on a small modest farm. Matthew Pike considers how his grounded principles are changing the political landscape
04 Feb 2013
Thembi Mutch looks at the reality of volunteering in Africa and gives advice on how to make it work for all parties involved
16 Nov 2012
A positive cycle of enterprise financing and increasing citizen empowerment is slowly improving Africa’s economic prospects and reducing poverty, according to findings from a development summit in Brussels
20 Sep 2012
The government of Peru has launched a new effort to reduce child labour in the country
06 May 2011
Cape Verde has become one of the most successful self-sustaining economies in sub-Saharan Africa and earned a reputation as one of its star democracies
13 Dec 2010
Planning permission has been given for the UK's first solar power station to situated on the seven acre site of the former Wheal Jane tin mine, near Truro
14 Sep 2010
Pioneering, community-owned farm to construct a new eco-building that will house a tea room and educational facilities
09 Jun 2010
The Cochabamba Project, a UK-based financial co-operative, is on the look out for ethical investors seeking opportunities that will grow.
03 Mar 2010
Groups of people are getting together to help create more affordable housing in their local areas, while strengthening their communities.
09 Feb 2010
On January 11th this year the Peace Boat set off on its 68th voyage from Kenya with young delegates, from Japan and eleven African nations, all set to address the issues of ending poverty.
08 Sep 2009
Presidents Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, recently met to officially open their new Trans-boundary Peace Park.
08 Sep 2009
Imagine each and every surface under the sun covered with a film that captures light and transforms it into electricity.