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November 27th, 2012

MDG3 and FLOW group photo in The Hague.

IPS was invited by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join the conference “Women Moving Mountains” (#wmm) marking the closure of the successful MDG3 Fund and the kick-off of its successor: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW). You can follow ongoing IPS coverage of equality and empowerment at our gender news site, find us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @thegenderwire. Read more »

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November 16th, 2012

As part of an ongoing partnership with IFAD to raise the voices and concerns of smallholder farmers in West and Central Africa, IPS Africa is reporting this week from the IFAD regional forum in Banjul. A bi-lingual English / French TerraViva publication will be shared with all the delegates, telling the stories of young farmers from across the region. Features on new cassava varieties, continuing food security concerns, coffee production, solar power and irrigation schemes, and urban farming are contributed from Yaounde, Dakar, Kampala, Ouagadougou and Abidjan.

Read more features and listen to podcasts at our sites Africa’s Young Farmers Seeding the Future and Jeunes Agriculteurs d’Afrique Ensemencer l’Avenir

The latest stories are also available to read on your mobile phone using the www.ipsnews.net address.

 

More about: Africa, Agriculture, aid effectiveness, climate change, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
March 6th, 2012

As the second week of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) gets underway at the United Nations in New York you can catch up with all our reporting on our gender pages.

Echoing one of the priority themes of the CSW this year IPS reports from India and Bangladesh – Rural Women Are Leading the Way – Will the World Follow? An interview with Liane Schalatek, of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in North America looks at one dimension of this issue – Climate Funding Needs Gender Equity.

Gender budgeting is another focus of the meeting and IPS reports from Warsaw on Little Money to Promote Gender Equality in Eastern Europe.

 

 

More about: aid effectiveness, climate change, Global, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs
November 23rd, 2011

Inter Press Service (IPS) is sending a team of reporters from Africa and South Asia to report on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, and the Global Civil Society Forum that precedes it. The team will produce daily features and analysis for an IPS TerraViva online site in English and Spanish and in several Asian languages. Selected reports will feature in IPS’s global news service.

Follow the team’s coverage in real time on Twitter at @ipsnews and connect with IPS news on Facebook.

IPS reporting will reflect the agency’s focus on the South and the emergence of South-South co-operation as a powerful dimension of the aid effectiveness debate. Civil society, participating as full partners in the HLF4, and the gender perspective, will be prominent in the reporting.

The Busan TerraViva site has a useful archive that looks back to IPS coverage of previous HLFs and other international financing for development meetings. Finally, the coverage from South Korea is linked out to the concurrent negotiations in South Africa about climate change, where IPS has an African-led reporting team preparing a Durban TerraViva.

More about: Africa, aid effectiveness, Asia & Pacific, climate change, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Sustainable development, United Nations

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