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August 14th, 2014

IPS Asia-Pacific editor and staff writer Kanya D’Almeida was invited to participate in a historic gathering in Cape Town, South Africa – the quadrennial meeting of the 93-year-old War Resister’s International (WRI) – from July 4 to 8.

IPS Asia-Pacific editor and staff writer Kanya D’Almeida participates in a theme group on climate change at the War Resisters International conference in Cape Town, July 4-8, 2014. Credit: Ecosocialist Horizons

IPS Asia-Pacific editor and staff writer Kanya D’Almeida participates in a theme group on climate change at the War Resisters International conference in Cape Town, July 4-8, 2014. Credit: Ecosocialist Horizons

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August 14th, 2014

IPS UN Correspondent Joan Erakit was invited by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to be part of a seven-week media mission to Haiti, Sierra Leone, Niger, Ethiopia, Burundi, Madagascar and Laos. Erakit travelled to remote areas within each country to look specifically at reproductive health and family planning.

UN Correspondent Joan Erakit interviews young women about early marriage, reproductive health and education at a “Safe House” in Niamey, Niger. July 4, 2014. Credit: Joan Erakit

UN Correspondent Joan Erakit interviews young women about early marriage, reproductive health and education at a “Safe House” in Niamey, Niger. July 4, 2014. Credit: Joan Erakit

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June 26th, 2014

During his visits to New York and Johannesburg in May and early June, IPS Director General Ramesh Jaura attended the Board meetings of IPS North America and IPS Africa, and was confirmed as a new board member of the two regional organizations. He availed of the opportunity to interact with colleagues based in New York and reporting from the United Nations as well as those operating from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ramesh Jaura (second from left) with IPS Africa staff and some board members from left to right, Tafadzwa Rafemoyo, Nqabomzi Bikitsha, Govin Reddy (outgoing IPS Africa Board Chairperson), Paula Fray, Kervine Phiri, Kudzai Makombe and Nalisha Adams.

Ramesh Jaura (second from left) with IPS Africa staff and some board members from left to right, Tafadzwa Rafemoyo, Nqabomzi Bikitsha, Govin Reddy (outgoing IPS Africa Board Chairperson), Paula Fray, Kervine Phiri, Kudzai Makombe and Nalisha Adams.

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May 23rd, 2014

IPS Africa, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is holding a reporting on inequalities workshop from May the 22nd – 23rd. The workshop seeks to enhance journalists’ understanding of and reporting on inequalities to enable them to write analytical and thought provoking stories on this key issue. According to the U.N. Research Institute for Social Development, income inequalities between and within countries have worsened in recent decades, with citizenship and location continuing to determine life chances despite globalisation. Meanwhile, in Africa, the number of people living in poverty has doubled since the 1980s. Join the conversation on twitter, using the hashtag #incomegap

reporting on inequalities workshop from May the 22nd – 23rd

 

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March 18th, 2014

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IPS Africa, with the support of the Heinrich Boll Foundation Southern Africa, has published a handbook for journalists titled Climate Governance in Africa. It was launched recently in Abuja, Nigeria at a climate governance consultative workshop for journalists.
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