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Introduction to Development Communication

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The social-media epoch is out-dating Ofsted and The Department for Education by @TeacherToolkit

The social-media epoch is out-dating Ofsted and The Department for Education by @TeacherToolkit | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A particular praxis for us all to curate is beyond emerging, it is clear-cut. Is it time for Ofsted and the DfE to spread their wings? Here I discuss the rise of Ofsted; the Department for Educatio...
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USDA Secretary Announces Creation of Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) and the appointment of a 15-member board of directors. The new foundation will leverage public and private resources to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation, and partnerships critical to boosting America's agricultural economy.

Authorized by Congress as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the foundation will operate as a non-profit corporation seeking and accepting private donations in order to fund research activities that focus on problems of national and international significance. Congress also provided $200 million for the foundation which must be matched by non-federal funds as the Foundation identifies and approves projects.

"Studies have shown that every dollar invested in agricultural research creates $20 in economic activity," said Vilsack. "Investments in innovation made over the past several decades have developed new products and new procedures that have been critical to the continued growth of American agriculture. We must continue to make strategic investments in research and technology if we are to remain leaders in the global economy."

The research funded by the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research will address issues including plant and animal health; food safety, nutrition and health; renewable energy, natural resources, and environment; agricultural and food security; and agriculture systems and technology.

The foundation's board of directors was chosen to represent the diverse sectors of agriculture. Seven of these board members were selected by the unanimous vote of the board's five ex-officio members from lists of candidates provided by industry, while eight representatives were unanimously elected from a list of candidates provided by the National Academy of Sciences. Congress mandated that the ex-officio members choose the initial 15 board members from among the lists provided by these two groups. However, new board members now have the option of adding additional members if they so choose. Secretary Vilsack said today he hoped the board would exercise its prerogative to add more members to expand the board's diversity.

In announcing the 15-member FFAR board today, Vilsack remarked, "Public-private partnerships are vital to the agricultural research community, and this is reflected in the membership of the foundation's board of directors."

The 15 voting members are:

Dr. Kathryn Boor - the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell UniversityDr. Douglas Buhler - Director of AgBioResearch and Senior Associate Dean for Research for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State UniversityDr. Nancy Creamer - Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Community Based Food Systems, North Carolina State UniversityDr. Deborah Delmer - Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of California-DavisThe Honorable Dan Glickman - former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, current Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's Congressional ProgramDr. Robert Horsch - Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationPamela Johnson - Chairwoman, National Corn Growers AssociationDr. Mark E. Keenum - President, Mississippi State UniversityDr. Michael Ladisch - Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue UniversityDr. Christopher Mallett - Vice President of Research & Development, Cargill, Inc.Dr. Pamela Matson - Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford UniversityDr. Terry McElwain - Associate Director and Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, and Executive Director, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Washington State UniversityDr. Stanley Prusiner - Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology, University of California-San Francisco and 1997 Nobel laureate in physiology or medicineDr. Yehia "Mo" Saif - Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State UniversityDr. Barbara Schaal - Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

More detailed biographical information for the FFAR Board of Directors can be found here.

The five ex-officio board members, all of whom were designated by Congress, are Vilsack; Dr. Catherine Woteki, USDA's Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist; Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service; Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and Dr. France A. Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation.

In a time of federal budgetary restraints, the new foundation is another innovative way to continue and expand investment in agricultural research. FFAR will complement existing Federal and Federally-funded agricultural science research endeavors and accelerate solutions to the challenges American agriculture.

Today's announcement was made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/farmbill.

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The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest [CHART]

The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest [CHART] | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The UNDP's 2014 Human Development Report ranked 187 countries based on human progress and vulnerability.
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Libyan government appeals for international aid as it struggles to impose order

Three years after Colonel Gaddafi's demise, Libya's fragile government is struggling to impose order. Heavily-armed former anti-Gaddafi fighters rule the streets of the capital Tripoli. ...
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Important Leadership Theories In The Realm Of Management ...

Important Leadership Theories In The Realm Of Management ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Download Important Leadership Theories In The Realm Of Management Sciences here: http://bit.ly/1nCTXxW This paper is aimed at providing the students of management with a holistic view of modern leadership research in ...
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Luftwaffe To Help Airlift ECOWAS Troops Into Mali

Luftwaffe To Help Airlift ECOWAS Troops Into Mali | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Germany will participate in the airlift of Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) troops to Mali. German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle today announced that two Luftwaffe C-160 Transall transport aircraft will be sent to Mali to airlift ECOWAS troops to the capital, Bamako.

 

Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Benin, Togo and Nigeria plan to deploy an African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) numbering up to 3,300 troops to support the Malian army and French troops in their fight against rebels.

De Maizière said the Luftwaffe deployment was too small to require a mandate from the Bundestag, the German parliament. But he added that if the situation changes and Germany participates in an EU mission to training the Malian army, a mandate would be necessary.

 


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Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health

Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Australian Academy of Science brings experts together to map out effects global warming on extreme weather events, infectious disease and food security (Researchers tackle links between #climatechange and public health, food security, new tropical...
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Africa: Why some liken Mali to Afganistan

Africa: Why some liken Mali to Afganistan | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Globe and MailAfrica: Why some liken Mali to AfganistanAlaska DispatchLate last month, the 16-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed to provide Mali with 3,300 troops, and the European Union committed 250 military trainers.

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Philippine government will not burn confiscated elephant tusks

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In response to the opposition of more than 30 clean air groups led by EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental advocacy group, the Philippine government has decide

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ECOWAS Approves Deployment Of Troops In Mali

France is at war against terrorism in Mali. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports. Would you like to know more? French troops recapture key towns in Mali as Egypt ...
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Ivory Coast president elected as new ECOWAS chairman

The Ivorian Leader Alassane Ouattara took over the leadership of the regional body ECOWAS from Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan at the closing of the fo...
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Development communication

This is the video made by the Students of Extension and Communication Department at Faculty of family and community sciences (M.S.U) This video also help oth...
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Very heavy rain predicted, 5 reservoirs on alert

Very heavy rain predicted, 5 reservoirs on alert | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority(GSDMA) has put five dams on high alert following forecast of heavy to very heavy rain in next 48 hours in Gujarat. Saran, Panam-2, Sardar Sarovar, Thebi, Vartu1, Kabarka, Sonmati, Nyari-1 and Dholi dhaja are dams on alert.

STATE FORECAST:-

DAY 1 :- Moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers would occur at most places in the districts of South Gujarat region and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli, at a few places in the districts of North Gujarat region, Saurashtra and in Diu. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers would occur at isolated places in Kutch district.
DAY 2 :- Moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers would occur at most places in the districts of Gujarat region and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli ; at a few places in the districts of Saurashtra, Kutch and Diu.
DAY3 :- Moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers would occur at most places in the districts of Gujarat State and in Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli.

HEAVY RAINFALL WARNING :-

DAY -1: Heavy to very heavy rains would occur at a few places over South Gujarat region and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli. Heavy rains would occur at isolated places over Saurashtra and in Diu.
DAY -2: Heavy to very heavy rains would occur at a few places over Gujarat region and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli; at isolated places over Saurashtra and in Diu.
DAY -3: Heavy to very heavy rains would occur at a few places over Gujarat state and in Diu,Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli.


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Africa needs transformational leadership - NewsDay Zimbabwe

Africa needs transformational leadership - NewsDay Zimbabwe | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Computer scientist and banker Zandile Lambu says Africa is in dire need of effective and transformational leadership.
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Zanu PF MP blasts indigenisation policy

Zanu PF MP blasts indigenisation policy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
William Mutomba, Zanu PF legislator for Buhera North, has castigated government’s indigenisation policy saying it needs to be revised (Zanu PF MP blasts indigenisation policy http://t.co/tQLNvIPU8K)...
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Operating in conflict zones: lessons from a financial institution in Somalia - The Guardian

Operating in conflict zones: lessons from a financial institution in Somalia - The Guardian | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Guardian Operating in conflict zones: lessons from a financial institution in Somalia The Guardian The biggest challenge for the MSB sector is adapting and responding to the global banking de-risking agenda, which is threatening the development...
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Regional aid for trade 'effectiveness' and corridor approaches

Presentation made by ECDPM Programme Associate Dan Lui at the ECOWAS Aid for Trade Expert Group meeting, 21-23 May 2013, Abuja

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The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa

Africa Program Dr. Chambas first presented a brief history of ECOWAS and then a more detailed perspective of the current regional situations and challenges t...
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FAO Forecasts Venezuela Rice Imports to Increase in 2014 - Oryza

FAO Forecasts Venezuela Rice Imports to Increase in 2014 - Oryza | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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FAO Forecasts Venezuela Rice Imports to Increase in 2014
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The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has forecasted Venezuela to import more rice in MY 2014-15 (July - June) based on MY 2013-14 import data.
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EU: Millions of euros for new police databases in West Africa

At least €5 million is being spent by the EU on developing a series of interlinked national police databases in West Africa, that will eventually allow information and intelligence gathered in the region to be disseminated to law enforcement authorities across the world.

The West Africa Police Information System (WAPIS) project "forms one of the pillars of the EU's Cocaine Route Programme" [1] and is being developed by the EU alongside INTERPOL and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS, which has 15 member states).


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Tanzania: Chinese Firm Steps in to End Manyoni Water Shortages ...

Tanzania: Chinese Firm Steps in to End Manyoni Water Shortages ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
... high-quality content, we cannot verify or be held accountable for the accuracy of external media content. News articles also do not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of the NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence Network.
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West African leaders deliberate security issues in the region at the ECOWAS Summit

Leaders of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS, have concluded talks in the Senegalese Capital, Dakar. An appeal was made to the international community, ...
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ECOWAS to introduce biometric ID | citifmonline

ECOWAS to introduce biometric ID | citifmonline | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
An Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) policy analyst, Emmanuel Bensah, says the proposal by leaders within the sub-region to abolish residence permits for member states and introduce biometric ...
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