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August 27 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Aug 27 2014, 11:02:14

[Greenpeace]As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to allow Swiss-German timber group, Danzer, back into its system.

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August 21 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Thu Aug 21 2014, 06:10:35

[IDS]The aim of this competition, organised by Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs), a new cross-RPC partnership between Future Health Systems, ReBUILD and RESYST, is to capture the everyday stories of the ways that gender plays out within health systems around the world. The winning entry will be exhibited at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, and be used to illustrate our website, and in other published materials with full credit to the photographer.

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August 20 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Aug 20 2014, 13:06:06

[Unicef]Sierra Leone -I travelled upcountry last week to one of the worst affected areas of Sierra Leone -- Kenema. When you arrive in the town, there's a feeling that Ebola has settled in with no plans to move any time soon. Chlorine buckets sit outside most restaurants for people to wash their hands; Ebola information posters are plastered on buildings; crackly radios are loudly broadcasting conversations about Ebola; people are talking about 'dis Ebola bisnis' relentlessly on the street; and handshaking has been replace

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August 19 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Tue Aug 19 2014, 10:14:54

[IDS]International development agencies have been pouring money into one-size fits all interventions for women and girls' empowerment. Increasingly the business case 'Invest in a girl and the world benefits' is becoming popular among donors, NGOs and private sector supporters. But quick-fix solutions are rarely either the answer or sufficient to deal with what are essentially complex and intertwined problems. The analogy we use within the Pathways of Women's Empowerment Programme is that agencies are building '

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August 18 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Mon Aug 18 2014, 06:08:25

[allAfrica]The Liberia Ebola Stories That Don't Get Told

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August 14 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Thu Aug 14 2014, 09:39:06

[IDS]The Secretary-General of the United Nations was expected to publish his report to the General Assembly on the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda on 12 August. How much of his insight will have been informed by listening to the voices of the poorest and most marginalised? Participate partners have been critically reflecting on the participatory methods they have employed in attempts to shift power in policy making. One such approach, the Participate Ground Level Panels (GLPs) created a participative

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From AllAfrica Blog Thu Aug 14 2014, 08:09:38

[IDS]In a powerful keynote speech opening the 2014 UN Development Cooperation Forum, Professor Robert Chambers urged delegates to 'speak truth to power' and reminded them of words they could use more: 'trust', 'transparency' and 'truth'.

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August 13 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Aug 13 2014, 08:59:49

[State Department]The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite

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August 12 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Tue Aug 12 2014, 11:04:57

[IDS]The best thing about being a Visiting Fellow (in my case both at IDS and UNU-WIDER) is that you meet people from very different networks. Another good thing is that sometimes you stop "visiting" and get to sit down and record what you have learnt. Today is that day.

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From AllAfrica Blog Tue Aug 12 2014, 09:05:34

[MSF]Cokie van der Velde, a sanitation specialist with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has been helping to combat Ebola in Liberia and Guinea. On Friday she returned to her home in Yorkshire. Here she describes her last day of work in the isolation zone.

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