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

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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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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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Queen's counsel: Malawi must improve survival rates among newborn children

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Alex Duval Smith: Queen Dube, one of eight paediatricians in Malawi, says high newborn death rates could undermine progress on child mortality...

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Yansheng Xu's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:07 AM

Poverty means also a lack of education, poor health services.Today most of the deaths are in countries with poor health care. we found poor children in remote area or rural areas who have the same thing. The parents can hardly afford money to sendthe kids to school, can not afford to get enough food on the table. They can not go to the hospital.  People live under bad  living environment. I wonder if the government will create a better place for the pregnant mothers like a better hospital and reduce medical expense.

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Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market? - The Guardian (blog)

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Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market?
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In Uganda, a beer brewer is paying communities to protect wetlands in a bid to secure a steady supply of water for its businesses.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, January 31, 2013 1:46 AM

This article shows that many countries are facing poverty due to the shortage of water. As water are used for agricultural, husehold and other purposes thus there is shortage of water and this cause alot of profit lose especially the farmers as water is also part of their 'tool" for agricultural. I wonder if it is possible for the government to increase water untility bill and so prople will use the water more wisely. And most importantly, government should find other ways to stop the shortage of water. 

Tan Ying Shan's comment, January 31, 2013 2:07 AM
it is obvious that water shortage is a controversial issue in some of the countries and in future we might even use the river,lakes and even the sea water as it could be our only source of water by then and because of the shortage of water, the people living in some countries are getting into poverty by the days. i think that we should start conserving water even though we have enough now. We have to plan for the future as water is going to run out someday. I was wondering if in the near future, if the world doesn't have anymore water, what would the people reaction be if they don't start conserving water now.
Quek Ee Pin's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:26 PM

I can see that from this article, it is clear that countries world-wide are starting to promote activites to conserve water. Also, many companies that require water to do their businesses are using the money to help ensure that the communites are protecting and conserving water. I think that such activities might have a big impact in the future, when there is a shortage of water, causing such companies and the countries to benefit from it, causing poverty to hit the public as they have to pay for the water. I wonder how communities are able to benefit from these activites other than receiving the benefit of money they recieve from the government and companies.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

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For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:07 AM

well through this article, people have been educated. they might have been taught of the problem of poverty. thus they might be able to play a role in helping the problem. another thing is that through education, they are able to find jobs more easily. they will also be able to feed their own family. so the more people get jobs, the lesser people will turn to poverty. thus through education, the problem of poverty might just be lessen down!

Merci Goh's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:10 AM

Using the See Think Wonder routine. From this Acticle I can see the Education is link to Poverty. Without Education we will not have the knowledge and without education knowledge we will not have jobs to help us earn money to make a living. People who does not have educations will not have jobs and will not have earning which leads to poverty. Families without Education will not be able to take care of thier children and they will get sick and may lead to death. I wonder why people don't feel thankful for having education, other people who wants education does not even get to have.

Mina Macy Markovic's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:12 PM

In today's world, a college degree is something that is very important to have in order to have an good and stabled employment. The challenge for the people in poverty is the high expenses for college. This is increasingly beyond the reach for millions of youths and their families in not just to people who are in poverty but to even families who are in middle class economically. I think that this article is interesting as it tells us the problem with the educational system in our current generation, and also telling us the good solution to giving students from a low income family a chance to prove their worth and have a bright future. All this could start in high school by preparing them the best they can in order for the students to attend college. 

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Food shortages And Poverty in India - About Latest News And ...

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Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. In 2010, World Bank stated, 32.7% of the total Indian people fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day (PPP) while ...
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Lee ZongHan's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:34 PM

This is my insight using the 4Cs, Connection, Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. In 2010, World Bank stated, 32.7% of the total Indian people fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day while 68.7% live on less than US$ 2 per day.

Concepts, food shortage, the world’s population could become all but vegetarian by the year 2050 because of water shortages and a spiralling population, scientists have warned. Nine hundred million people already go hungry and 2 billion people are malnourished in spite of the fact that per capita food production continues to increase. Changes, there have to be some change in the food shortage in India. India government have to create more jobs for the citizens in India so that they have enough money to buy foods. Challenges, India have lots of lands and the goverment could use those lands for farming. So that they will have enough foods.

Xuan Tay Yu's curator insight, February 1, 2013 7:52 AM

This is my insight on this article. The world is currently experiencing food shortages, and it could go worse by 2050. In India, so many people are poor, making the number reach a third of the wolrd's poor. If we do not do anything about it the food shortage, more people are going to suffer. Water shortage is also a problem, which causes animals to die out if the animals lack the water. If the animals die, we do not have meat to eat. This is a big problem because need the protein from the animals. 

Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:04 AM

While looking at the article, i realised that 8 Indian states have more poor people than 26 poorest African nations. The people there are suffering a hard time as they do not have food. From the picture, i can see that they all have a plate with them. Therefore i infer that they used the plate for begging people to give them food so that they could survive. I believed that the country was not so poor at first by as the economic rises, they could follow it. Therefore, they fell into despair and poverty. There are also some adults in the picture, i think that they maybe the parents of the children. They are poor, thus no money to effort birth control. Therefore, having many children. But being them to the world is also something difficult for them as they must get more food, more money to bring them up. The children will then have to suffer along. Not only the humans have to suffer, the animals have to suffer too. The cause of food shortages are because of the economics, environment and many more.