Only ‘real equality’ can end vicious cycle of poverty |

Presenting his report, The persistence of poverty: how real equality can break the vicious cycle, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Shutter, said that...

Kenya SMEs to benefit from CCA

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Checky Abuje On October 11, 2021, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya witnessed the signing of...

Airbus delivers enhanced ACH125 helicopter in South Africa

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Airbus has delivered to a private customer the first ACH125 helicopter in South Africa equipped with updated avionics and...

Top Scholars in South Africa Honoured

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Forty-three of the country’s leading scholars and scientists were inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South...

1.5 billion people, living with soil too salty to be fertile  |

The information is part of the Global Map of Salt-Affected Soils, a new tool launched this Wednesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).   These soils are less fertile...

Strengthening Financial Inclusion on MCC’s Scorecard

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MCC’s country scorecards, which use use objective, third-party indicators, are an example of the agency’s evidenced-based approach. The scorecards...

Business leaders join UN chief to step up action for sustainability  |

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, which brings together 30 business giants worth an estimated $16 trillion, met Mr. Guterres in New York, and outlined concrete actions for the future.   Since October 2019,...

Experts task processors to invest in cassava seed system

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Sufficient investments must be made in the cassava seed sector to address the challenges plaguing the supply of quality...

UNESCO initiative to ‘unlock’ knowledge for biodiversity protection   |

Launching the new programme, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that scientists and local residents would take samples of genetic material from fish waste, mucous membranes or cells, eDNA, to monitor species.  “Marine World Heritage...

Flora and fauna face a trifecta of threats in Seychelles

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com).  The Thomasset's frog is one of the endangered species. (Jim Labisko) Photo license   (Seychelles News Agency) - Development by humans, the introduction...

Combatting drought and making communities food secure

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Lilian Dodzo, National Director, World Vision Kenya   The stories of the ongoing drought in Kenya are heart breaking to...

Portuguese beaches lead the way during UN, EU clean-up campaign  |

Every year, millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean, often having a direct and deadly impact on wildlife, from seabirds to whales, fish to invertebrates.   With that...

International Day honours rural women’s critical role in feeding the world |

On the International Day of Rural Women, observed this Friday, UN Women is calling for an end to this paradox by dismantling the unequal power relationship between women...

Food Hero: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur |

Cameroon sits on the Atlantic coast where Western and Central Africa meet. It was named “Rio dos Camarões” or, “River of Prawns”, by Portuguese explorers, because...

Sierra Leone Government Adopts MCC-Supported National Resettlement Policy, the First of Its Kind in...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MCC’s Sierra Leone Threshold Program activities included installing new water pipes and water distribution kiosks, like the one pictured...

Sustainable transport key to green energy shift: UN Secretary-General |

The two-day UN Sustainable Transport Conference, which opened on Thursday, will examine how transportation can contribute to climate response, economic growth and sustainable development.  It...

Grant Making for Results: MCC’s New Program Grant Guidelines

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Grants like the MCC-funded Education for Employability Partnership Fund in Morocco, which encourages innovative projects focused on school life...

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for ‘living in harmony with nature’  |

The Kunming Declaration, adopted at the end of the UN Biodiversity Conference’s latest High Level Segment, which took place in Kunming, China, calls on the States Parties to act urgently on biodiversity protection in decision-making and recognise the importance of...

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable  |

That’s the alert from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who on Wednesday – the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – urged greater international solidarity for the many countries that...

Nigeria Approves Genetically Modified TELA Maize for Open Cultivation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Federal Government of Nigeria has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new...

​​​​​​​With clock ticking, sustainable transport key to Global Goals |

The “clock is ticking on our 2030 timeline” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the head of...

Grant Making for Results: MCC’s New Program Grant Guidelines

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Grants like the MCC-funded Education for Employability Partnership Fund in Morocco, which encourages innovative projects focused on school life...

UN chief calls for bold action to end ‘suicidal war with nature’ |

“We are losing our suicidal war against nature,” he said in a video message to the meeting, which is mainly being held virtually.  The UN chief...

Food Hero: Cultivating women farmers in Georgia |

Irina Vasilyeva has been chosen as one of 17 Food Heroes by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO), as an example of how access to...