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November 28th, 2011

 

 

Inter Press Service (IPS) has assembled a contingent of largely African journalists to report from the “African COP” – COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. The team will produce daily features, analysis and podcasts for TerraViva and material in English, Spanish and French for IPS’s global news service and Tierramérica.

Follow the team’s coverage in real-time on Twitter at @ipsenvironment and @ipsafrica and connect with IPS Environment and IPS Africa on Facebook.

IPS reporting will reflect the agency’s focus on the South and the role of civil society, with particular emphasis on the activity of non-governmental organisations, adaptation in poor countries and the gender dimensions of climate change.

The COP17 TerraViva site has a useful archive that looks back to IPS coverage of previous COP conferences. Finally, the coverage from South Africa is linked out to the concurrent negotiations in South Korea about Aid Effectiveness and the preceding Global Civil Society Forum, where IPS has a reporting team preparing a Busan TerraViva

More about: Agricultura, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
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
November 11th, 2011

IPS will be reporting from the Global Microcredit Summit (Valladolid, Spain – 14-17 November, 2011), the world’s largest microfinance gathering which assembles a full range of stakeholders including practitioners, advocates, investors, UN agencies, donors, domestic government agencies, and many more.

IPS correspondents will provide special daily coverage from the Summit, in English and Spanish, beginning Monday, Nov. 14.

Articles can be found on the IPS mini-sites focused on micro-finance:

Microfinance: Can Micro Loans Make a Macro Difference? (English)

Microfinanzas: Microcréditos con macro resultados (Spanish)

 

More about: Dissemination and networking, Global, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
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

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