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Jeannot Bosingizi nominated DRC 'Woman of courage'

Jeannot Bosingizi

On March 30, 2012 ANEW member Jeannot Bosingizi was nominated 'Woman of courage' for the environment in the DRC by the US Embassy in Kinshasa.

 

Promoting an 'accent of pragmatism'

In my last blog, I introduced to you the phrase the 'accent of politics' which describes the subtleties involved in the world of political negotiations such as the UNFCCC talks. These negotiations are not straightforward and transparent. For diverse and numerous reasons key aspects which one would assume would be present in the discussions are left out and the emphasis of discussions are disproportionately focused around certain issues. 

Interesting infographic on the lack of sanitation around the world

 

Take a look at this fun and informative graphic on Sanitation. Created to support the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which challenged 22 universities to submit proposals for how to invent a waterless, hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world and doesn’t have to be connected to a sewer. Eight universities were awarded grants to “reinvent the toilet.”

Still puzzled by water’s absence

Eklavya Prasad

 

In my previous posts, I mentioned water being conspicuous by its absence in the ongoing negotiations at Bonn. The fact that those posts were from my initial days in the conference, meant that I still hoped to contradict my initial perception as the week progressed. However, even after the five day conference, I remain confused with my impression of the space created in Bonn for water related issues.

Follow updates on Rio+20 negotiations

Hub page for all the lastest news and resources for following the Rio+20 negotiations. 

Youth and children group release water and Rio+20 guide to water

The UN Major Group of Children and Youth and SustainUS have collaborated to produce a Water Guide for Rio+20 providing an indepth overview of the water topics that will be discussed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. 

Plan panel allocates Rs.36,000 cr for rural sanitation in India

Seeking to give a big boost to sanitation in rural areas, Planning Commission has allocated a Rs.3,6000 crores for the 12th Five Year Plan, up from Rs.7800 Crore in the previous Plan.

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