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Hottest year on record will make 2016 the year of water

Hottest year on record will make 2016 the year of water | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

El Niño, climate change and poorly planned development will continue to cause devastating floods, severe droughts and greater seasonal uncertainty this year.

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The alarming threat of Zika virus

The alarming threat of Zika virus | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading through the Americas.

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Maroc – Guinée : après l’épidémie d’Ebola, la relance des affaires

Maroc – Guinée : après l’épidémie d’Ebola, la relance des affaires | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Conakry a accueilli le lundi 18 janvier le forum d’affaires Maroc – Guinée, conjointement organisé par l’Agence de promotion des investissements privés (Apip-Guinée) et la Confédération...

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Changement politique et espace urbain en Afrique de l’Ouest

Changement politique et espace urbain en Afrique de l’Ouest | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it


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Note du Groupe de recherche et d'information sur la paix et la sécurité (GRIP)

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Senegal President Macky Sall seeks shorter terms

Senegal President Macky Sall seeks shorter terms | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Senegalese President Macky Sall suggests his term in office should be reduced by two years - bucking the trend for African leaders to hold on to power.

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Just 62 people now own the same wealth as half the world's population

Just 62 people now own the same wealth as half the world's population | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Wealth inequality has grown to the stage where 62 of the world’s richest people own as much as the poorest half of humanity combined, according to a new report.

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Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?

Should we solar panel the Sahara desert? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Could one solution to climate change be to harvest the power of sunlight where it shines brightest, in the Sahara desert?

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10 things to know about progress in international development

10 things to know about progress in international development | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Around the world, amazing progress is being made in human well-being, from health to poverty to education and more. Here we showcase 10 examples from Development Progress case studies.

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Social changes to watch out for in Africa

Social changes to watch out for in Africa | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Karen Allen looks at the areas in which Africa can expect big social change this year.

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'We mogen onze afvalberg niet naar Afrika verplaatsen onder het mom van altruïstische daad'

'We mogen onze afvalberg niet naar Afrika verplaatsen onder het mom van altruïstische daad' | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
'De wereld van de ontwikkelingssamenwerking heeft de laatste jaren te hard naar haar eigen navel gestaard', aldus minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD). 'Waar we als overheid goed in zijn, daar staat de private sector ook vaak sterk, dus waarom niet samenwerken?'
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From cluster meetings to sunsetting: how to speak development (jargon)

From cluster meetings to sunsetting: how to speak development (jargon) | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Silicon valley has infiltrated the aid lexicon, and it’s not pretty. Here’s what you need to know to keep your organisation afloat

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Mission en Guinée et au Burkina Faso - Accord de coopération entre la Belgique et la Guinée

(Belga) Le ministre de la Coopération au développement, Alexander De Croo, et son homologue guinéen Koutoub Moustapha Sano ont signé lundi à Conakry ...
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Kagame for ever

Alors qu’il avait été longtemps classé parmi les dirigeants africains qui symbolisaient la différence, le président Paul Kagame a rejoint la vaste confrérie des chefs d’Etat...

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Strengthening the way DFID designs and delivers #globaldev programmes

Strengthening the way DFID designs and delivers #globaldev programmes | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
In October 2013, Tom Wingfield and I blogged on the need for international development organisations to be more adaptive…

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Kinderarbeid achter batterijen voor smartphones

Kinderarbeid achter batterijen voor smartphones | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Meer dan de helft van alle kobalt in de wereld komt uit de Democratische Republiek Congo.

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To save rare forest, farmers try a new crop: butterflies

To save rare forest, farmers try a new crop: butterflies | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

PETE, Tanzania, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The colourful butterflies fluttering through Zanzibar's Jozani forest are beautiful to look at, but for farmers and charcoal producers in the region, they mean something more: a paycheck.


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Que reste-t-il des printemps arabes ?

Que reste-t-il des printemps arabes ? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Dans le reste du monde arabe, les mouvements de contestation ont été étouffés. Mais au-delà des poussées islamistes et réactionnaires, de grands changements restent acquis.

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Algérie : prêt chinois de 3,3 milliards de dollars pour la construction du port d'El Hamdania

Algérie : prêt chinois de 3,3 milliards de dollars pour la construction du port d'El Hamdania | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Une société algéro-chinoise sera créée en 2016 et assurera la construction puis l'exploitation du nouveau port, selon un protocole d'accord signé dimanche.

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E-learning for Africa held back by power shortage

E-learning for Africa held back by power shortage | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The ambitions for more educational technology in Africa are being held back by a basic lack of electricity.

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WHO says W. Africa's Ebola-free; new flare-ups possible

WHO says W. Africa's Ebola-free; new flare-ups possible | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The World Health Organization declares an end to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but warns that Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone must remain vigilant.

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Digital revolution needs offline help to realize its potential

Digital revolution needs offline help to realize its potential - World of Opportunity - Medium
By Donna Barne

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De Croo raast als roadrunner door Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

De Croo raast als roadrunner door Ontwikkelingssamenwerking | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Met de flair die Alexander De Croo eigen is, kwijtte hij zich piekfijn van zijn taak als hoogwaardigheidsbekleder.
BTC's insight:

De Belgische ontwikkelingssamenwerking zal het de komende jaren met een pak minder geld én minder personeel moeten doen. BTC zal wellicht opgaan in een nieuw agentschap en de aloude DGD krijgt een eerder “politieke” taak.

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Mission en Guinée: la CTB paiera des droits d'importation et la TVA

Mission en Guinée: la CTB paiera des droits d'importation et la TVA | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
La Coopération technique belge (CTB) va, pour la première fois, payer des droits d'importation et la TVA sur les services et produits fournis à la Guinée, un des deux nouveaux pays partenaires en Afrique, a annoncé lundi le ministre de la Coopération...
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stefaan van bastelaere's curator insight, January 6, 3:33 AM

Finally ! An excellent decision !

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Philanthropic and religious schools: what we know - and don't know - about their impact in developing countries

Philanthropic and religious schools: what we know - and don't know - about their impact in developing countries | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

This post outlines the process and main findings of a DFID-funded rigorous review on the impact of philanthropic and religious education in developing countries.

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