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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
November 18th, 2011

Mario Osava, IPS senior correspondent in Brazil,  has been reporting for many years about the country’s development projects, their effect in communities, on the environment and for the economy.

Mott Foundation describes Osava’s recent work in the story Brazil’s development: Is it sustainable for people and planet?

More stories by Osava are available at “Letter from Brazil“.

Follow Osava on twitter at @MarioOsava.

 

More about: Globalization and the South, Latin America, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 21st, 2011

IPS director general Mario Lubetkin, Claudia Antunes, Editor, Folha de S. Paulo and GCIS deputy CEO Vusi Mona discuss how to prmomote the IBSA story. Photo: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela

 

IPS partnered with the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) to bring together Indian, Brazilian and South African media leaders to discuss issues of mutual concern ahead of the IBSA Summit in Pretoria, South Africa in October.

About 40 editors, media stakeholders and observers attended the IBSA Editors Forum on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was held with the support of the Government Communication and Information Services (GCIS) of South Africa and the World Bank. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, IBSA, Latin America, Providing news and content
October 21st, 2011

Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) participants. Credit: IPS

 

Young IPS reporters joined young entrepreneurs from around the world in Cotonou, Benin, in October to share knowledge and mark the launch of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN).

IPS Africa, with support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), provided reporters with multimedia skills to promote innovative coverage of agriculture targeted at the youth. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Globalization and the South, Projects, Sustainable development
October 3rd, 2011

IPS held its 2011 annual meetings in Helsinki, Finland from the 13th – 16th October.

A public seminar on the theme of “Migration and Communication: Re-balancing information flows and dialogue”, jointly organised with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), took place on the morning of October 13th.

Latest estimates from IOM suggest that international migrants could number 405 million by 2050 if migration continues to grow at the same pace as during the last 20 years. In the context of these projections much of the public discourse around the issue has been negative. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, IOM, migration, Norwegian Refugee Council, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, UNICEF, United Nations

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