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Black South African Slams Politicians Who Call Israel An Apartheid State - Washington Free Beacon

Black South African Slams Politicians Who Call Israel An Apartheid State - Washington Free Beacon | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A black South African said those who charge that Israel is an apartheid state are shaming the memory of the real apartheid in South Africa. Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the South African parliament
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WATCH: Archbishop Desmond Tutu Condemns 'New Apartheid'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who fought South African racial apartheid while the late Nelson Mandela was doing the same from prison, speaks passionately against homophobia, calling it the 'new apartheid.'...
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Ban the production of foie gras in the EU! - The Petition Site

Ban the production of foie gras in the EU! - The Petition Site | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Stop the import of foie gras into the UK! Forcefeeding geese and ducks is cruel. (1600 signatures on petition)
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New OECD report calls for a financing strategy that delivers for the poorest

New OECD report calls for a financing strategy that delivers for the poorest | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Troop and police contributors. United Nations Peacekeeping

Troop and police contributors. United Nations Peacekeeping | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
PDFs containing figures of military troops and police contributed by member states to UN Peacekeeping categorized by month.
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Debate Over Ebola Turns to Specific Policy Requests - New York Times

Debate Over Ebola Turns to Specific Policy Requests - New York Times | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Republicans blame the Obama administration for failing to protect the United States. Now Democrats are saying it is G.O.P. budget cutting that has put Americans at risk.
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Poaching Update: More Than 730 Rhinos Killed So Far This Year

Poaching Update: More Than 730 Rhinos Killed So Far This Year | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
As the poaching crisis continues, more than 730 rhinos have been killed in South Africa so far this year, fast approaching a deadly record.

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Two suspected rhino poachers escape from police cells

Two suspected rhino poachers escape from police cells | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Two men arrested for suspected rhino poaching have escaped from police cells at Vaalwater outside Lephalale in Limpopo.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, September 18, 2014 5:06 AM

We ask, "How can this happen?"

My mother who just returned from Europe says that in some countries there after two speeding tickets you lose your driver's license... for life. Not only that, your car is confiscated and auctioned off.

Political will... there really is something to it!

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Traumatized Humans: Another Rhino Crisis Fallout (Part 1)

Traumatized Humans: Another Rhino Crisis Fallout (Part 1) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
What do soldiers, emergency responders, wildlife rangers, veterinarians have in common? First in series addressing human crisis of the rhino poaching wars.

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, July 2, 2014 2:35 AM

These poachers do NOT realize what trauma they are putting the animals and other human beings through when they commit this crime just for their greed!

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Book Review: Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs

Book Review: Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Through the efforts of increasingly media-aware NGOs, people in the west are bombarded with images of poverty and inequality in the developing world. Representations of Poverty is a comprehensive study of the communications and imagery used by international NGOs to represent the developing world. In this meticulously researched and original book, Nandita Dogra examines the full cycle of representation – integrating analyses of the public messages of international development NGOs in the UK with the views of their staff and audiences. Reviewed by Philip Goodwin.


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(AR) (EN) (PDF) - Dictionary of Legislative Terms / قاموس المصطلحات التشريعية | United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

"The Program to Strengthen the Lebanese Parliament through Development of a Legislative Resource Center in Lebanon (PSLP) is the United States Agency for International Development – funded legislative strengthening program designed to improve administrative support services of the Lebanese Parliament and assist the Parliament in establishing a resource center which will serve as a leader in information and training in the Arab world. The program is implemented by the State University of New York/Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) in Beirut, Lebanon.
SUNY/CID is a leading university-based international development center enhancing the knowledge and practice in the area of governance and policy making. Over the past quarter century, SUNY/CID has provided technical assistance to over thirty parliaments and regional parliamentary associations worldwide.
This English-Arabic dictionary provides selected terms used in legislative work, and the meaning of those terms in the context of Arab parliamentary work. It was prepared for the Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies, established in July 2011 under the auspices of ..."


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eLearning Africa 2013 / International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training.

eLearning Africa 2013 / International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. An Annual Event for Building eLearning Capacities in Africa.

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Are Social Impact Bonds The Future Of International Development?

Are Social Impact Bonds The Future Of International Development? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In the last few years, governments and nonprofits have become increasingly interested in the idea of "social impact bonds" (SIBs): private sector investments in social outcomes like reducing homelessness or cutting prison re-offending rates.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:06 AM

DEVELOPMENT = 1756, "an unfolding, from develop + -ment). Of property, with the sense "bringing out the latent possibilities," from 1885. Meaning "state of economic advancement" is from 1902. Meaning "advancement through progressive stages" is 1836.

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Critics say Gates Foundation's agriculture program won't help poor farmers - Humanosphere

Critics say Gates Foundation's agriculture program won't help poor farmers - Humanosphere | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation and everyone in the international community says they want to help poor African farmers. Advocates just can't agree on how.
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The 9th African Development Forum to focus on Innovative Financing for Africa’s Transformation in Marrakech - African Development Bank

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) will take part in the 9th African Development Forum, in Marrakech, Morocco, and contribute to high-level...
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British Parliament votes in favor of Palestinian state recognition

British Parliament votes in favor of Palestinian state recognition | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Britain’s House of Commons votes 274-12 in favor of symbolic motion that stands as initial stage of UK recognition of a Palestinian state.
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Untitled - NYERERE DAY - African nationalism is meaningless,...

Untitled - NYERERE DAY - African nationalism is meaningless,... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NYERERE DAY - African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not at the same time, pan-africanism.
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Untitled - NYERERE DAY - African nationalism is meaningless,...

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Role of Information & Communication Technology in Economic Development

Role of Information & Communication Technology in Economic Development | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Poachers beware! #Parabot is after you [AAD141] - IHS Jane's 360

Poachers beware! #Parabot is after you [AAD141] - IHS Jane's 360 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Towering over the exhibition site, the 9.7m tall #Parabot has come to AAD with a purpose: to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s endangered wildlife, particularly the rhino. The problem is huge: so far this year more than 760 rhinos have been taken by poachers in South Africa, and the Kruger National Park has borne the brunt.

 

Topped with a giant horn, the one-tonne ‘Transformer’- like #Parabot is based on Paramount Group’s Mbombe 6 armoured vehicle. As well as standing as a timely symbol of resistance to the rhino trade just days before World Rhino Day on 22 September, #Parabot also highlights the part the defence industry can play in stopping poaching by providing equipment, technology and training....


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Quick Summary of Rhino Poaching Crisis

Quick Summary of Rhino Poaching Crisis | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
For retired army general Johan Jooste, the fight against rhino poaching in the vast Kruger National Park (KNP) is far from being won.

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More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations

More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
About R38 million of the massive R225 million made available for anti- and counter-poaching operations in South African national parks has gone to acquisition of a new Airbus helicopter.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, September 27, 2014 10:42 AM

Moving forward...

Rebecca Delabrer's curator insight, September 28, 2014 2:37 PM

Poaching has become a huge problem in Africa and anti-poaching operations have advanced to helicopters to keep the skies busy and the ground free of poachers. The helicopter can be used at night as well and it able to contact military and ranger patrols on the ground. 200+ million dollars has been donated by a single donor to the organization to help stop rhino poaching.

Poachers make me mad. It's illegal in the first place but a lot of rich people think they can do what they want and they just do it for the sport. They don't even use the whole animal they just take the parts that they want. No not all the people that poach are rich but a vast majority of them are. I'm glad that the organization is finally getting some air support to help stop poachers.

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New mosquito poses greater malaria threat

New mosquito poses greater malaria threat | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered what could be a new breed of mosquito in Africa with the potential to cause hundreds of thousands more deaths from malaria.

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The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week | Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week | Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Can high-speed networks really help us meet the world's grand challenges like trying to feed a world of 9 billion people by 2050?

 

Chris Vein, chief innovation officer for Global Information and Communications Technology Development at the World Bank believes it.

 

Researchers in this world of big data need to collaborate more. Researchers must approach the world of big science and big data with the four V's of discovery: Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity. That's what Renssellar Polytechnic Institute (RPI) President Shirley Ann Jackson believes.

 

Blair Levin author of the National Broadband Plan and now Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute says government should heed the wise words of St. Francis: Preach the gospel and if necessary use words. Blair said sometimes government and government regulatory agencies focus too much on the words and not enough on the action steps.

 

Myra Best, executive director at DigiLEARN, Jane Patterson, president of Jane Patterson & Associates and former executive director of the e-NC Authority, Phil Emer, director of technology planning and policy at The William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, and MCNC Chief Technology Officer Mark Johnson painted a great picture of how policy, planning, advocacy and action led North Carolina to having 98 percent of North Carolina's K-12 schools connected to dedicated fiber. This is the highest recorded rate of fiber connection in the country.

 

Myra, Jane, Phil and Mark gave attendees at the Broadband Communities Conference in Austin, Texas last week a view of the complexities of working across and between government, public education, and nonprofit as well as for-profit to accomplish a goal of equity of access to education in K-12.

 

These were just some of the highlights of last week's Internet2 Global Summit in Denver and the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin. It truly was a gigafied week.

 

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Download Developing Ambient Intelligence: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ambient Intelligence Developments book

Download Developing Ambient Intelligence: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ambient Intelligence Developments book | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Developing Ambient Intelligence: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ambient Intelligence Developments book download (Download Developing Ambient Intelligence: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ambient Intellige...)...

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International Student Policies in UK Higher Education from Colonialism to the Coalition: Developments and Consequences

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The internationalization of tertiary education has given rise to student mobility of industrial proportions and affects and is affected by, national economies. Currently British universities are host to the second highest number of international students in the world; the proportionality of international students in the student body in UK higher education (HE) is also the second highest globally.Over the decades the British government has declined to link policy and practice on international student issues, rather, has taken a stance which presented a view of the country’s role in overseas student affairs that reflected imperialist, postcolonial, international, and global perspectives, invariably mirroring the political complexion of the day. The article highlights a number of ways in which policies designed to control international student numbers has had the effect of creating conditions in which the domestic students have in turn been privileged and disadvantaged. Using a historical perspective to interrogate former policy initiatives, it concludes by reflecting on what the impact of present policies are likely to be for future developments of the sector.


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