In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 23rd, 2013

In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, explains that to be able to bring a country out of violence and lawlessness, education in universal human laws is a necessity.

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High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

allAfrica   
June 4th, 2013

Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

In Nigeria, education in the usage of pesticides is virtually non-existent. John Gushit, a researcher from the University of Jos, personally experienced the dangers of pesticide misuse and decided to teach farmers how to reduce exposure through the use of a common cell phone.

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A Hyperrealistic Farmville To Train The World’s Farmers

Co.Exist   
May 30th, 2013

A Hyperrealistic Farmville To Train The World’s Farmers

Maintaining a farm isn’t easy and requires a lot of knowledge in order to factor in the endless variables. As a result, Farm Defenders, a simulation game funded by the Gates Foundation, aims to interactively teach government officials on the Do’s and Don’t's of farming who can then relay it to farmers in their respective nations.

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Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Your Middle East   
May 19th, 2013

Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Maha Laziri created Teach4Morocco, an NGO dedicated toward improving Morocco’s educational system by providing funding for the construction of well-equipped schools and the harmonization of learning activities, especially in the country’s remote regions.

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“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Global Envision   
August 21st, 2013

“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Donating that five dollars at the end of your shopping may not be as effective as you think. Global POV, through an artistic video mini-lecture series, explains what poverty truly is and how we can make a lasting difference rather than making that small five dollar donation.

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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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City Of Columbia Hopes For 100 Days Of Nonviolence

Peace e Bene   
June 3rd, 2013

City Of Columbia Hopes For 100 Days Of Nonviolence

In South Carolina, the town of Columbia is making extra strides to decrease the amount of violence that is often related to young teenagers. Through energized efforts, officials and activists are looking towards work programs to give these youths a chance at responsibility and teach them the importance of good old-fashion hard work.

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Two Portraits Of Post-Revolutionary Life In Iran

Your Middle East   
May 21st, 2013

Two Portraits Of Post-Revolutionary Life In Iran

Maryam Ansari offers insight on emerging literary depictions of life in post-revolutionary Iran, and how well they align with reality.

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Sports, Gender Equality, And Development

Development Channel   
May 16th, 2013

Sports, Gender Equality, And Development

Saudi Arabia recently announced that it will allow female athletics in private schools. This small step forward is an indication of progress for gender equality in the country, and has led to optimism surrounding educational and economic opportunities for females in Saudi Arabia.

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