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  • Five innovations working to empower women

    06 January 2012, source: The Christian Science Monitor
    URL: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2011/1228/Five-innovations-working-to-empower-women

    Women produce more than half of the world's food but face unique challenges as farmers. Five innovative programs are helping them – and strengthening the world's food system. At a time when world resources are dwindling and global population is growing rapidly, finding sustainable solutions to nourish people and the planet is more important than ever...
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  • Canada's Environment Minister announces recipients of climate change research

    05 January 2012, source: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    URL: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Misc/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=375

    On November 25, Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, announced funding for seven winning projects from across Africa that will support important and innovative initiatives to better equip the African continent to deal with the effects of climate change. The African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC) initiative is a three-year, $10 million project managed by IDRC with funding provided by the Government of Canada, as part of Canada’s commitment to fast-start climate change financing promised under the Copenhagen Accord...
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