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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.
Tree Planting Africa

What Would It Really Take To Plant A Trillion Trees?

Tree planting is capturing the minds of those who look for fast climate action. Earlier this month, the Ethiopian Government announced a...
Ella Mazani a smallholder maize farmer

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...
Jennifer Handondo planting trees

Money Grows On Trees–Don’t Uproot Them

COMBATING DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHTJennifer Handondo, a small scale farmer of Choma district in southern Zambia, plants food...
President Uhuru Kenyatta meets young Kenyan artists at the State House-Photo State House

Boom Or Bust -Education Will Determine Africa’s Transformation

August 12, marks International Youth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive’, is particularly...

Press Freedom: Tanzania Charges Freelance Journalist With Economic Crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket, according to a...
Lake Chad

Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.
Alaa Salah

Africa On Track Towards Information Black Hole

It is an image of resistance that went viral across the world. Alaa Salah, a young Sudanese student, dressed in a traditional...
Rwanda Climate-resilient Cities

Rwanda Prepares The Foundations For Climate-resilient Cities

How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces...

Of Leaders Then And Now

Richard Dossevi parks his motorcycle taxi on one of the busiest street corners in Cotonou, Benin’s commercial capital, to wait for commuters...
Ocean Women

Empowering The Ocean Women

Our oceans play a major role in everyday life, but they are in grave danger. To protect the ocean, we must look...
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...

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