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Warnings against SDG ‘rush’ ahead of Rio+20 Summit

The setting of internationally agreed sustainable development goals (SDGs) has emerged as a dominant likely outcome of next month’s Rio+20 Summit in Brazil. The goals would be based on the principles of Agenda 21, set in 1992 at the first Rio Earth Summit, and would seek to enhance human and natural wellbeing by driving countries onto economically, socially and environmentally acceptable development …

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Power to the people

By: Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains An invention originally designed for the use of campers and backpackers has the potential to bring vital electricity to isolated rural communities throughout the developing World. The PowerPotTM is an innovative power generator that produces electricity using state-of-the-art thermoelectric technology and has been road tested in rural villages in Ghana with great success. Designed to be used …

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Dubai School of Government and Sheikh Zayed Housing Program Jointly Organizes Executive Education Initiative

Dubai-UAE: 03 May, 2012 – Dubai School of Government (DSG), a teaching and research institution focusing on public policy, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) to organize a customized executive education leadership development curriculum that will nurture young leaders of tomorrow. As an immediate outcome of the agreement, the program titled ‘Zayed …

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Supporting grassroots innovation: Facts and Figures

Adrian Smith and colleagues explore grassroots innovations, their potential for development and challenges facing practitioners. Turning ideas into new products, services or practices often requires systematic steps in a process of innovation. Conventional policies for promoting innovation link entrepreneurial firms, science institutes, investors and policymakers, and aim to keep up with advancements in promising technologies. But innovation also takes place below …

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Technical creativity needs nurturing at the grassroots

Efforts to promote sustainable development must tap into technologies developed locally, driven by community needs and priorities. The products of modern science and technology (S&T), from chemical pesticides to carbon-emitting combustion engines, are frequently blamed —with some justification — for the unsustainable use of the planet’s resources. At the same time S&T offers a variety of tools for sustainable development — …

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ArabiaShop selects Tensator Virtual Assistant to greet show visitors

ArabiaShop, the Middle East’s only trade fair for marketing-at-retail professionals, has chosen the Tensator Virtual Assistant to greet visitors to its inaugural exhibition. The next-generation digital signage solution will be showcased in the registration area of the show, which takes place from 8 – 10 May 2012. Designed by international queue management specialist Tensator, the Virtual Assistant uses the latest …

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Brazil approves latest Forest Code

After two years of negotiations, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the country’s controversial ‘Forest Code’. The legislationregulates land use and allows for the creation of boundaries within which native vegetation should be preserved. Changes to the legislation were first proposed ten years ago, and a decision in March was delayed (see Delay for Brazil’s Forest Code in Spanish). This week (25 …

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African Union Commission hold talks in Tunisia

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Jean Ping, participated from the 25th to the 29th of April, in Tunis, in the Workshop of the AU Panel of the Wise, organized on the theme: ”Strengthening of Political Governance for Peace, Security and Stability in Africa”. Organised in cooperation with the African Leadership Centre, based in Nairobi, the Workshop …

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Africa Analysis: Taking charge of university fundraising

Stunning fundraising success at Stellenbosch University is a model for others in Africa, but leadership is crucial, says Linda Nordling. Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa has achieved a feat that could change how African universities view their financial plight. Last month, the university announced it has attracted record investment from external sources amid the global economic downturn — showing what is possible …

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Al Tamimi Investments announces student finalists of The Big Start

01 May 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Big Start student entrepreneur competition entered its third and final round today as organiser Al Tamimi Investments( ATI ) announced the names of three finalists who will compete for a chance to launch their dream company. The finalists are: Aditi Sen with her idea to provide animal assisted therapy for psychologically or medically ill patients; …

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