Background Working conditions in the globalised textile industry | Germany is pursuing a broad range of efforts in support of environmental and social standards at various levels

Worldwide, there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and garment industry – most of them in developing and emerging economies. The industry is characterised by close international integration and complex supply chains. Its contribution to economic growth and development is significant. In some countries, however, production and working conditions do not…

Civil society groups recognised: Will Tunisia’s Nobel Prize be an inspiration?

Al Jazeera English Published on 9 Oct 2015 Civil society groups have been recognised for steering the country towards democracy.Presenter: Martine Dennis Guests: Amina Zena, journalist, Tunisia National Radio Christopher Thornton, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Nicholas Noe, Editor-in-Chief of Mideastwire.com Subscribe to our channel ***** Related posts on PBSJ Blog: His Highness the Aga Khan…

International Survey Features Kyrgyzstan Spatial as a Top Solution That Saves Lives — University of Central Asia Org

http://www.kyrgyzstanspatial.org/map Kyrgyzstan Spatial, the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) interactive online mapping tool and knowledge platform, was recently featured at the top of the list as a cutting-edge technology in Top Solutions That Save Lives in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Relief,…

Lending a hand to India’s growth story — DNA India com

For a Musahar community village in Samastipur district of Bihar, State Bank of India (SBI) is much more than a bank. It ended their drudgery of travelling four kilometres to a kirana shop just to charge mobile phones. SBI fellows Somil Daga and Ajay Kumar, two engineers, installed a solar powered charging station in their…

Uzbekistan sees more NGOs — Central Asia online com

A simplified registration process and more government funding are boosting growth in NGO sector in the country. TASHKENT – Uzbekistan’s NGO sector is booming. Visitors at the Ilkhom NGO in Tashkent in January discuss an upcoming art exhibition. Uzbekistan is reporting growth in its NGO sector. [Maksim Yeniseyev] After analysing last year’s figures, the Justice…

Messenger of the “Silk Road” Peace Culture — Interview with NGO president Mr. SHAO Changchun on “Silk Road Economic Belt ” and more on New Europe EU

Exclusive: Interview with Mr. SHAO Changchun President of Europe–China Culture and Education Foundation, President of Beijing Peace Tour Cultural Exchange Center The Beijing Peace Tour Cultural Exchanges Center (Peace Tour) is an international cultural exchanges organization devoted to promoting world peace. The NGO has been very active on the world stage in recent years and…

Kenya Sets Framework to Manage New Petroleum Wealth — World Bank Org

Effective management of newly found petroleum wealth will transform life in such rural communities Kenya is abuzz with talk of boosted economic prospects following recent oil and natural gas discoveries. The million dollar question—how to avoid the oil curse that has crippled many natural resource-rich countries? The country’s government, with the support of the World…

Video: Shabana Basij-Rasikh, founder of HELA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education — TEDxWomen

Shabana Basij-Rasihk talks about her childhood in Kabul, where her education was conducted in secret and at enormous risk to herself and her family, and about her commitment to a global campaign advocating for oppressed girls. She is the founder of HELA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education, and SOLA, a…

Pakistan: US to help small farm businesses increase profits – Daily Times com

ISLAMABAD: The US government on Wednesday announced it would help 45,000 farmers in the fruit, vegetable, dairy and livestock sectors to increase their profits. Farmers will work with US-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to form over 3,000 small farmers’ groups and will receive specialised training to improve their products and sales. “snip” The twelve Pakistani NGOs…

Microsoft to award $350,000 grant to NGOs – Rediff com news

Microsoft said on Wednesday it will award cash grants worth $350,000 in 2012-13 to non-government organisations in the country which work for the empowerment of youth. Launching the first centre in Delhi [ Images ] as part of its global YouthSpark initiative, the company allocated $250,000 to two local NGOs Aide ét Action and Aga…

Partnership with Aga Khan Foundation: Cargill Invests in the Next Generation of Farmers in Mozambique – Press Release

COBHAM, England, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill has announced a U.S. $1.35 million, three-year partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to provide support for the Bilibiza Agriculture Institute (IABil) in order to enhance and expand educational possibilities for farmers in northern Mozambique. The partnership which has been supported by Cargill’s businesses in Switzerland…