Indigenous Communities Want Stake in the New Deal to Protect Nature — Global Issues

The recent eviction debacle involving the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District has elevated indigenous people’s concerns about losing their ancestral lands under the ’30by30′ plan in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Bradford Zak/Unsplash by Busani Bafana (bulawayo, zimbabwe) Thursday, June 23, 2022 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun … Read more

Frankincense and Myrrh Have New Economic Resonance for Women in Kenyas Arid North — Global Issues

Women display sorted gums and gum resins at a local market in Marsabit County. The women have greatly benefited economically through harvesting and selling non-wood products. Credit: Robert Kibet/IPS by Robert Kibet (Nairobi) Thursday, June 16, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Jun 16 (IPS) – Clad in traditional regalia and necklaces of richly colored beads … Read more

Researchers Strive for Technological Innovations to Achieve Food Security in Africa — Global Issues

Ingabire Muziga Mamy, Managing Director, Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions Rwanda, provides drone services for spraying gardens with pesticides, among other farming activities in Rwanda. Technology is crucial to improving food security, researchers say. CREDIT: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (kigali) Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Inter Press Service KIGALI, Jun 15 (IPS) – A few years … Read more

Kenyan Community Project Saving Forests, Saving Livelihoods—Global Issues

A woman uses a three-stone fire. The method consumes a lot of mangrove wood, which is impacting the livelihoods of the local community. By growing fast-growing trees, the pressure on the mangrove is lessened. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (Nairobi, Kenya) Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Kenya, Apr 20 (IPS) – … Read more

Africa Commits to Green Recovery from COVID-19 Amid Daunting Challenges — Global Issues

by Aimable Twahirwa (kigali) Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Inter Press Service KIGALI, Apr 12 (IPS) – Climate change activist Mithika Mwenda, the Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), is not reluctant to engage African governments to do what’s necessary to commit to post-COVID-19 green growth strategies . Through Africa’s post-COVID-19 green … Read more

Traditional, Time-Tested Methods and a Modern App Helps Beat Climate Change — Global Issues

Devka and Krishna Desai on their multilayer farm. They are happy because this method has brought them great success. Here they are with their harvest of bananas and papaya. Credit: Rina Mukherji/IPS by Rina Mukherji (Pune, India) Monday, April 11, 2022 Inter Press Service PUNE, India, Apr 11 (IPS) – Even as erratic weather and … Read more

Turning Agro-industrial Waste into Energy in Argentina — Global Issues

Aerial view of the biogas plant located in the industrial park of Zárate, a municipality in eastern Argentina, featuring three large biodigesters. CREDIT: Courtesy of BGA Sustainable Energy by Daniel Gutman (Zarate, Argentina) Thursday, March 31, 2022 Inter Press Service ZÃ?RATE, Argentina, Mar 31 (IPS) – Three giant concrete cylinders with inflated membrane roofs are … Read more

Pandemic Pushes SDGs Further out of Reach of Asia and the Pacific — Global Issues

Opinion by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana (bangkok, thailand) Thursday, March 17, 2022 Inter Press Service BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 17 (IPS) – 2022 marks the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while an end to the pandemic is in sight, it is far from over and the consequences will be felt for decades to come. At … Read more

This is How Hope Trumped the Fog of War in Nairobi — Global Issues

Opinion by Tal Harris (Nairobi, Kenya) Monday, March 14, 2022 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14 (IPS) – The writer is an international communications coordinator at Greenpeace AfricaAs Russia’s attack began rattling Kyiv with multiple missile and air raids about 5am, it suffused the dawn with stains of darkness. It was accompanied with military … Read more

African Governments Urged to Support Plastic Pollution Solutions — Global Issues

Negotiators at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Kenya. African countries have been encouraged to adopt circular plastic policies which will lower greenhouse emissions. Credit: UNEA by Aimable Twahirwa (Nairobi, Kenya) Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Kenya, Mar 01 (IPS) – Environmental experts gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, have urged African governments … Read more