Finding Means to Meet Water and Food Needs at 2012 World Water Week


The 2012 World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute Stockholm (SIWI), undertook the task of addressing crucial concerns focusing on "Water and Food Security," with publications and videos prepared in advance to provide background and to stimulate conversations among the 2,500 WWW participants in order to build on knowledge what is successfully working and to advance positive action.  


Ten Thousand Villages Creates Opportunities for Artisans in Developing Countries

Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships. The income artisans earn helps pay for food, education, health care, and housing.


Your Help Desperately Needed by Millions of Starving People

More than 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to a deadly combination of drought, escalating food prices and armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of children are facing death due to starvation,” according to UNICEF.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Announce $120 Million in New Agriculture Grants: Bill Gates to Call for United Action to Support World's Poorest Farmers

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on Thursday, October 15, 2009  will urge governments, donors, researchers, farmer groups, environmentalists, and others to set aside old divisions and join forces to help millions of the world's poorest farming families boost their yields and incomes so they can lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

OpenmindProjects of Southeast Asia: "Learning for Life, Nature and Future"

OpenmindProjects (OMP ) conceived in 2001 from an idea to bring Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to where it was most needed advances its objectives with the help of new technology.

World Food Programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Howard G. Buffett Foundation Join Forces

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation on September 24th unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to help poor farmers across the developing world significantly increase their incomes.

UNICEF, the European Union and the Government of Djibouti Partner to Provide Access to Clean Drinking Water for Djibouti's Poor

A partnership between the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Union and the Government of Djibouti is paving the way for at least 25,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable rural residents of the country to gain, for the first time, access clean drinking water close to their homes.

Brazilian Football Great Ronaldinho Kicks-Off Institute to Help Poor Youth Through Sport

The UN is cooperating with the institute and will provide technical advice and assist in recruiting professional staff before the programme begins next March, as it shows the power of sport to help countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets to slash poverty and other global ills by 2015, the world body said.

Survey Shows Remittances From Britain To Developing Countries Emerging As A Growing Counter To Poverty

Remittances Do More Than Investments: "We recognise that people in the UK from other parts of Asia and the world bring huge benefits to their country," Gareth Thomas, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) minister for international development told IPS.

Africa’s Wealth of Nature-Based Resources Key to Economic Prospects

Poverty in Africa can be made history if the region’s wealth of natural resources is effectively, fairly and sustainably harnessed, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

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