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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder. I saw how UN creating energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia. I think that its services combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education. I wonder how do the projects go about how they make use of the solar panels to help the rural areas that do not have electricity.

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Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis?

Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis? | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it

The World Bank says soaring food prices have already pushed millions more people into extreme poverty this year.

Tan Kai Han's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder. I saw that soaring food prices have already pushed millions more people into extreme poverty this year. France tried to solve the problems and set up a international campaign to create a fairer global food system. I think that food is important for us, without food we will be suffering from hunger. I wonder We examine what is being done to combat the problem? Why do they have to increase the prices of food when it is essential for everyone?

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:49 AM

I see that the increase of the food pricing is one of the many reasons why there are people who go in poverty. An good example of a country that is in this state is india. In my opinion, we can help them by being more aware of the money we spend on food as i guess that is one of the reasons why there is a increase in the food pricing

Lynn Keok's curator insight, January 17, 2014 3:31 AM

People from around the world going hungry. Their crops are dying due to climate change. Having no farmland as the government uses it for other purposes also adds to this cause. Babies are also being born dead due to the malnutrition of the mother. I think that the government of that country should do something about it, like give some of the land back to the farmers to plant their crops or maybe even to the extend of importing food from other countries to eliminate poverty. I wonder if the government is doing anything to help these people now, and that is there going to be any change if they read this article?

Shiya Watanabe's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:12 AM

After reading this article I realize that the destituition around the world is slowly becoming a global issue. This article made me look more closely at the lived experience of those in poverty and suffering from starvation in third world countries. Eating is the simplest, most natural of acts, akin to breathing and walking upright. We sit down at the dinner table, pick up a fork, and take a juicy bite, obliv­ious to the double helping of global ramifications on our plate. To think that people lack something as basic and necessary as food makes me realize how the conditions in other countries differ from Singapore by so much. While food prices soar, more people suffer and is pushed to the brink of extreme poverty, this makes me realize how lucky I am to have a roof over my head, to have parents to provide for me and most importantly, to have dinner on the table. 

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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder. I saw that there are many poor people living. More than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity. And most people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. I think that it is very important to have electricity & water. And yet a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only part of the problem. I wonder that how would the poorer people in the rural make use of solar-powered water purification systems to pump and purify the local water source?

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty

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UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise

UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it

Annual food survey shows that households are ditching fresh, healthy foods and 'trading down' to counter rising prices

The UK's poorest households are being disproportionately hit by the impact of soaring food prices, according to new government figures that also show the consumption of every major nutrient has fallen in the last four years.

In order to cut costs since 2007, UK households have bought less bread, lamb, beef, fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes and alcoholic drinks – but more bacon.

The government's annual Family Food survey, which provides the most detailed annual snapshot of food and drink spending and consumption, found that weekly spending per person on all household food in 2011 was £27.99, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year. But because of price rises, that bought less food - 4.2% less in 2011 than in 2007.


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Tan Kai Han's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder. I saw that the food prices in UK are soaring. In order to cut costs since 2007, UK households have bought less bread, lamb, beef, fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes and alcoholic drinks – but more bacon. I think that it is not healthy at all to give up on other food because they are expensive, we need the vitamins from different food and not just bacon alone. I wonder why is the bacon the cheapest food?

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:39 AM

Some countries with poverty benefitted from a tropical climate with lush vegetation and a diverse range of crops that grow all year round. This highlights just how important agriculture is to reducing poverty in some countries. As those who have poverty will have the vegetation and crops that they got and they can eat without searching for any vegetation and crops desperately. So the lesser the vegetation and crops import from other countries, the higher the price it can be.  The country should be part of the biggest exporters of a variety of products, and a much larger proportion of peoples should reap the fruits of this trade. In general, whenever the country experiences periods of economic growth, they match improvements in agriculture. It provides tons of food, jobs, raw material for other sectors (e.g. cattle) and higher income. Even today as the service sector is taking off; agriculture remains an important aspect in the country’s economy. Several studies confirmed what was obvious to everyone: people with larger farm land, those with access to loans or production assets, as well as people closer to local markets all showed much lower poverty rates than the rest. Integrating thousands of households into local markets and teaching more advanced agricultural techniques are also essential aspects to reducing poverty in some countries. In many ways this implies more government intervention, at least to invest in basic infrastructure such as roads and cheap public transportation so that people are given the opportunity to go to town and sell their crops.

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:45 AM

Nutrients are important, especially important for children when they need the nutrients to grow. Without these nutrients, people might have deficiency diseases due to lack of nutrients or obesity due to consuming junk food and sugary drinks. I think that household markets should have an affordable prices for average household families to buy their essential daily needs. If the prices of the products are continuously increasing, I doubt that any of the families will be able to afford it and both the families and the supermarket will suffer. In my opinion, I think that the government should manage the rising prices of products in the supermarket, instead of helping out the families with financial difficulties as a larger number of people will benefit.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:04 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that many people are starting to not consume or buy fruits and vegetables, because they are increasing in price and instead bought quite unhealthy food. I believe this is because if the lack of harvest, thus the markets are selling things at a higher price.

It makes me think of the other countires which have fuits and vegetables of the same pricing as usual, why do people still not want to buy them? They know that fruits and vegetables are healthy for them. This also brings back to the point where the lack of money does not let one eat well and healthily.

I wonder if the country can import more fuirts and vegetables from other countires so that they have more to sell, and that they would not have to increase the price of the things which they are selling.

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Ending Child Poverty

Ending Child Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Tan Kai Han | Scoop.it
Children's Defense Fund (CDF) works to help end child poverty in America thru campaigns and programs that support and educate Americans on the need for a quality education for every child, livable wages for families, job training and job creation,...

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder. I saw how child poverty will affect their future. More than 16.1 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. Most of them are black & latino, they are also less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and are less likely to graduate from high school. I think that the government should invest in high quality education for every child, livable wages for families, income safety nets like job training and job creation. I wonder why they are poor and how do they survive everyday?

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Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:46 AM

More than 16.1 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income: They are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and are less likely to graduate from high school. Poor children also are likely to become the poor parents of the future.

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:04 AM

Black's and Latino's. the ones who are the most poorest. they both are groups that sometimes come from working families. but its just not enough. isnt it unfair when you get to study and gain loads of knowledge when that few americans cant even spell out their name due to the lack of eductaion. they are all americans. those who were thought to be the richest. there are 16.1 million people in that country itself. imagine the rest. what would be the total. there should be a stop to this before more people have to starve to earn.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:48 AM

Childhood poverty is a growing issue right here in America. I'm excited to be connecting with the Nonprofit Assistance Center next month to get the ball rolling on fulfilling my dreams of catering to the needs of these children and help working single parent overcome obstacles, revaluate their situations, renew their thinking, and improve their lives.