Monthly Archives: February 2016

1st ever MOOC on E-waste open now for registration

From Synergies  Join the E-waste Challenge MOOC, the first ever MOOC on E-waste With our growing appetite for electrical and electronic products, combined with rapid innovation and ever-shorter product lifespans, e-waste has now become one of the fast growing waste streams. This course will help you to understand why and how we must manage e-waste

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Young Innovators Fellowship Programme – Technical Positions Arab States

From UNFPA   Level: Internships / fellowships Contract Type: Fellowship Closing date: 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm (New York time) Duty station: Cairo, Egypt Job ID: 5311 Hiring today’s innovators, developing tomorrow’s leaders! Do you have a passion to make a difference in your community? Do you want to advocate for the rights of young people

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Home at last for young refugees in Hungarian orphanage

From UNHCR With its government calling for a "defensive line" against refugees, Hungary may seem heartless. But Haseebullah Sarwari-Said from Afghanistan and Hassan Shabna from Western Sahara have had a positive, if atypical experience here, having finally restarted their lives thanks to an orphanage near Budapest. Both young men fled mortal danger in their homelands,

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Following Tropical Cyclone in Fiji, UNDP’s focus on vulnerable populations, especially women and youth, enables early recovery from the disaster

From UNDP The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has expressed its support to the Government of Fiji in its humanitarian and recovery efforts following the devastation wreaked by Tropical Cyclone Winston. The Category Five cyclone destroyed homes, farms, livestock, schools, businesses and infrastructure in the Pacific island nation. So far, 17 people have been reported

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Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneurs

From UNDP   “Lack of employment, lack of resources and limited opportunities to study at the university are some of the realities that we youth experience in Zacatecoluca," said Nubia Yesenia Laínez, a 25-year old resident in the Department of La Paz, in southern El Salvador. Yesenia left school when she was 18. Unsupported by her

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Apply for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards!

From UNFCCC Submit Your Climate Solution and be Celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco Are you leading a project that addresses climate change? We want to hear from you! The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition

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Silatech partners with UNRWA to promote youth employment in Palestine

From UNRWA Silatech, a regional social organization that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, has signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to empower youth and promote employment in Gaza, the State of Palestine. The agreement –

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Strengthening networks of women leaders with disabilities on humanitarian action

From UN Women  Women leaders with disabilities from the Network of African Women with Disabilities (NAWWD) representing 10 African countries, and refugee women with disabilities met in Nairobi, Kenya from February 11-12 to participate in the workshop "Enhancing the Network's Humanitarian Advocacy at Regional and Global Events". “Women and girls are already discriminated against by

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Taking the plunge: Swimming lessons help integration in Norway

From UNHCR  As a strong swimmer in a nation of mainly nomadic camel herders, Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril was always a little different. But today, as a Somali refugee in Norway, he is really making a splash. The 26-year-old first arrived in Grimstad, a small town on Norway's south-west coast, back in 2013. After taking a

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IFAD project in Swaziland helps farmers combat drought and boost food security

From IFAD The Kingdom of Swaziland and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Smallholder Market-led Project (SMLP), an initiative that will improve food and nutrition security and increase the incomes of 10,900 households, in particular smallholder farmers living in Lubombo and Shiselweni regions where the

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