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Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya

Maasai solar

Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.


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Career possibilities in the green industry through international Master of Business Administration with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency

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According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, 7.7 million people were employed in 2014 directly or indirectly by the renewable energy industry, meaning 18% more than in the previous year. Additionally, latest international initiatives, such as the agreement

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Mobile tech provides weather forecasts for small farmers in West Africa

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Mobile technology is being used in the form of SMS texts to provide critical weather forecasts for small farmers in West Africa – helping farmers better plan and manage their crops. This initiative by Ignitia, a high-tech social enterprise,

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City of Cape Town opens green taxi rank in Nomzamo

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The City of Cape Town has transformed an informal taxi rank opposite the Nomzamo Community Hall in Lwandle into a sustainable public transport facility with solar panels on the roof, washing facilities for minibus-taxis, kiosks for informal traders, and bathroom

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A better world through knowledge and information

The Eye on Earth Alliance has launched its Data Innovation Showcase competition for bloggers, citizen scientists and designers. Participants stand to win a trip to Abu Dhabi and present their work at the 2015 Eye on Earth Summit, running

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Growing sustainable cotton provides multiple benefits for Africa

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An initiative called Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) proves that growing sustainable cotton provides multiple benefits for Africa. CmiA has been championing improved living conditions of smallholder farmers and environmentally sustainable production of cotton in Africa from 2005. Since

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Project Everyone – engaging the world in ensuring a sustainable future

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Project Everyone is an ambitious new campaign which aims to share news and information about the global sustainable development goals with 7 billion people around the world – in just 7 days!

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Freida Pinto and Richard Curtis

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Innovative pedal-power approach to recycling in Nigeria

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Wecyclers – an innovative social enterprise in Lagos, Nigeria, that uses pedal-powered cargo bicycles to carry out its network of recycling services – has received interest from around the world on how its model could be replicated. Wecyclers not only

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How does your country rank in the world’s HAPPINESS report?

World Happiness Report 2015

Well-being and happiness have been recognised as important indicators of countries’ economic and social development and since 2012, the World Happiness Report has been ranking countries’ happiness levels.

World Happiness Report 2015

The World Happiness Report 2015 evaluates the changes in happiness levels of

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New technology helps prevent post-harvest losses without refrigeration

Wakati food storage in Africa

In Africa, many smallholder farmers face the challenge of post-harvest food losses because they aren’t able to store perishable fruits and vegetables adequately before they reach the market. With fast growing populations, increased food insecurity in Africa, and the

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