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World Urban Forum Recap
By admin February 18, 2020

  With increasing concern about the global climate crisis and unprecedented urbanization, this year’s World Urban Forum theme of “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation” was especially apt. Over 540 events occured, with 13,000 participants discussing the importance of using cities in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This year’s outcome, the

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MENA: The Final Mobile Money Frontier
By admin February 8, 2018

  The mobile money industry has had a fantastic decade. We have seen how one connected handset can transform the life of not just its owner, but also the lives of his or her family and broader community. A mere ten years after M-Pesa launched in Kenya, the mobile money industry now celebrates an impressive

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Asia-Pacific’s Slow Progress on Development Goals
By admin July 12, 2017

A recent United Nations regional Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Baseline Report has come to the conclusion that the Asia-Pacific region needs to boost its development efforts in order to successfully meet the SDG set by the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs. The original target timeframe to achieve the listed goals is by 2030. According

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Water for Women and Girls
By admin August 31, 2016

World Water Week kicked off on Monday and the shortage of water across the world is being highlighted. In the world, one in ten people lack access to safe drinking water and one in three people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. The astounding number of people without access to safe water and sanitation prompted

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Eradicating Malnutrition by 2030
By admin August 8, 2016

Earlier this week experts and development workers gathered in Rio to tackle the mammoth issue of malnutrition. Last week’s blog posts shed light on how much food we waste, food resilience, and even cholera; all small pieces of the puzzle that prevents us from solving the malnutrition crisis. At the 2013 Nutrition for Growth (N4G)

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The Possibility of a New Global Agreement on Climate Change
By admin September 24, 2015

This week is Climate Week New York, a week with a series of climate change related events aimed to highlight how climate action and low carbon growth will benefit the global economy without compromising our future generations. It is also a week when business and government leaders take the opportunity to showcase their commitments to

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The Future is Urban
By admin July 27, 2015

In the early nineteenth century, the age of industrialization brought about profound demographic and economic transformations across Europe and North America, most notably, in the increasing concentration of people in highly urbanized area. It became the phenomenon that defined the modern era and moved society to the next level of human development. It took less

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