The Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP) is a key core poverty Programme aimed at addressing the challenge of housing problems affecting the majority of the urban population who live in slums and informal settlements. The Government and the UN-HABITAT entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15th February 2003 to upgrade slums and informal settlements in Kenya starting with selected slums within the administrative boundaries of the Nairobi, Mavoko, Mombasa and Kisumu. The… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Bridget, by all accounts, should be just another hopeless statistic of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kenya.
Bridget lost both parents to HIV. She's an orphan. She grew up in a part of Kenya with no access to clean water. Her community struggled with a lack of food. Add it all together and she shouldn't have been
standing there... the day we passed by.
This wasn't a planned show and tell...
But a few years ago, something started that would forever change… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 24, 2011 at 12:22pm —
Better vision for Africa - with help of India
By Devirupa Mitra
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Forty-three-year-old Keerti Pradhan, a health management specialist, went to Africa for the first time in 2000. Since then, he has become passionate about applying India's success in the eye care sector to Africa.
He has been helping Africans improve their vision through low-cost Indian technology. And with Indian private companies now flocking to Africa, Pradhan hopes one of… Continue
Added by KEERTI BHUSAN PRADHAN on January 24, 2011 at 10:34am —
The economic outlook for several African countries is expected to improve this year, according to a leading analyst.
"In 2011 there is a chance that we will get that much closer to those pre-crisis trend growth rates," said Razia Khan, head of African research for Standard Chartered Bank.
"We were looking at 6% to 7% growth rate in a number of frontier market economies -- that is the key expectation," she said.
Issuing a positive outlook, Khan, whose job is to investigate… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 23, 2011 at 9:00am —
Qualified candidates, please send CV and cover letter to Dean Thompson at email@example.com by Friday, January 28, 2011. Note - this position would be supported by a part time research assistant who would be based in Washington, D.C. However, the desired candidate need not be DC based.… Continue
Added by Aaron Leonard on January 20, 2011 at 6:53pm —
The govt of Kenya (and other developing nations) need to partner and involve private sectors and development partners in addressing youth employment issues in ensuring sound economic policies,annual budgets and other development plans are factored in their strategies so as to ensure the government alone will not carry the burden of ensuring that close to 750,000 youths who leaves various institution each year seeking to gain meaningful employment. The government need to establish sound… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 19, 2011 at 10:25am —
For most of the MDGs, particularly those that are most off-track, success will be nearly impossible without the achievement of universal primary education
With 72 million children still not in primary school, achieving universal education would offer extraordinary leverage in the broader fight against global poverty. Once again, education is critical when it comes to improving the lives of… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 19, 2011 at 2:21am —
Global Water Partnership has described Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as an ecosystem approach that ensures the coordinated development of water, land and related resources to optimise economic and social welfare without compromising on the sustainability of environmental systems. Rainwater harvesting fits very well in this description.
In Kenya, rainwater harvesting is crucial for both economic and social activities that can improve living standards. From one harvesting… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 18, 2011 at 9:38am —
Rainwater harvesting is not a new phenomenon in Kenya except for magnitudes and proportions. Kenyan communities have practised different techniques in rainwater harvesting for a long time but in varying scales and conditions. Most applicable harvesting techniques are simple, acceptable and replicable across many cultural and economic settings. Success stories abound that can be cited, particularly in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya where rainwater harvesting is a principal pre-occupation… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 17, 2011 at 2:44am —
For the first time, many farmers were able to produce enough rice to feed their families and turn a profit at the market. Diversification into other products has become a reality for many, and long-sought-after conveniences such as indoor plumbing, beds and mobile telephones have been made possible thanks to the proceeds of NERICA.
Rice production in sub-Saharan Africa was being outstripped by rapid population… Continue
Added by Anthony Karanja on January 15, 2011 at 12:56pm —
Dear colleagues...I am calling on those countries that have successfully engaged in South-South cooperation projects of any kind to share lessons learned reports on this platform. this will enable others to learn and possibly emulate some of the south-south interventions that have worked.
Added by Felix Amporo on January 14, 2011 at 8:20am —
El Centro de Estudios de Cooperación para el Desarrollo (CECOD) tiene el placer de invitarle a la presentación del "Informe 2010 EuropeAid sobre las políticas de desarrollo y ayuda exterior de la Unión Europea y su aplicación en 2009", que tendrá lugar el próximo 20 de enero de 2011 a las 19 horas, en la sede de la Representación en España de la Comisión Europea, Paseo de la Castellana nº 46, Madrid.
Para información y confirmación de…
Added by Fernanda Villavicencio on January 12, 2011 at 4:29am —
We extend the deadline of submitting a proposal until January 10, 2011 as follows.
We are looking forward to receiving proposals.
Added by Hideharu Tachibana on January 4, 2011 at 8:09pm —
Health Systems Research India Initiative (HSRII) was formed to support, establish strong public health systems in India with contributions from experts in the field of epidemiology, health systems research, health… Continue
Added by Health Systems Reserach India on December 31, 2010 at 1:14am —
Exactly one year ahead of the 2011 High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to be held in Busan, Korea, more than 150 policy-makers and experts gathered on 1 December 2010 in Seoul to discuss the prospects and implications of the ‘global aid architecture’. Just recently, backed by a G20 mandate… Continue
Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on December 13, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Global Security, in all ages, has been the top priority of any regional or global alliance. United Nations' chief most objective, as enshrined in Article 1 of the UN Charter 1945, is the maintenance of world peace and Security. The Burgeoning growth of violent non-State Actors in the globalised world poses a huge threat to the United Nations, on the one hand and the the State-Soveriegnty on the other. Almost in every Developing Country, the militant and separatist organisations are working… Continue
Added by Ahsan Yousaf Chaudhary on December 10, 2010 at 2:32pm —
This research analyzes the Mexican technical-agricultural cooperation offered to Central America between 2005 and 2010.… Continue
Added by Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez on December 7, 2010 at 5:00pm —
The South-South Learning on Social Protection gateway is an online collaborative platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing amongst social protection practitioners in the Global South.
It is an initiative of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth
to foster South-South collaboration, aiming to expand the knowledge base and capacities of developing countries to design and implement nationally-owned poverty reduction… Continue
Added by Liliana Parra Santamaria on December 6, 2010 at 10:37am —
UNDESA 2010 / United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: International Development Cooperation Report 2010. Development Cooperation For the MDGs: Maximizing Results, New York: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/julyhls/pdf10/10-45690_
Added by Dana de la Fontaine on December 3, 2010 at 2:36pm —
Download: SEGIB Report on South-South Cooperation in Latin America 2010
Added by Liliana Parra Santamaria on December 3, 2010 at 12:44pm —