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Since its inception, back in 1964, IPS has believed in the role of information as a precondition for lifting communities out of poverty and marginalization. This belief is reflected in our historic mission: “giving a voice to the voiceless”– acting as a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order.
African Agriculture

Growing African Agriculture One Byte At A Time

Ella Mazani is a mobile phone farmer.“My mobile phone is part of my farming. It supports my farming...
Food Insecurity Africa

Fighting Food Insecurity In Africa – Lessons From The United States

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green recently concluded a one-week visit to USAID-funded programs at several African countries, including the...
Blockchain and Farmers

Blockchain Releases Farmers From The Collateral Trap

A Jamaican start-up has an innovative solution to help smallholder farmers—many of whom do not have the collateral demanded by financial institutions...
zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Resettled Farmers Hawking Cigarettes to Survive

For subsistence farmer Rogers Hove—who proudly brandishes a worn out letter for his five hectare piece of land he obtained from government...
Uganda’s Tree Climbing Lions

Uganda’s Rare Tree Climbing Lions and Endangered Primates Threatened By Climate Change

As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh...
Spekboom

South Africa’s First Carbon Farm

Land restoration could attract large private investments in the fight against climate change over the coming decades, if Governments and the United...
The African Union

Sudan’s Fragile Hope for Democracy

Sudanese civilians risk their lives everyday protesting and campaigning for democracy but they face several obstacles, including street closures and no Internet...
Fossil fuels

We Must Do More To Speed Up Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies

By Niklas Hagelberg is Coordinator, Climate Change Programme, UN EnvironmentFossil fuels—oil, gas, coal and their derivatives—pollute the...
Asmara, Eritrea

Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn’t wait to escape. But the...
Boko Haram insurgency

The Time Is Now: Ending Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said.In...
Women And Girls

The World Made Promises To Women And Girls, We Must Fulfil Them

Ambassador Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary (Minister), of Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The Programme of Action endorsed and...
Dr. Denis Mukwege

Women, Peace And Security: Let’s Turn Words Into Action

By Dr. Denis MukwegeTo be able to tackle a problem we must first recognize that it exists. When...
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