German bid to host the Green Climate Fund – Federal Foreign Office News story

Germany is offering to host the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund in the city of Bonn. This Fund’s objective is to help developing countries and emerging economies reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. “Climate action is an increasingly important part of our preventive foreign policy,” stressed Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at an event…

Health service delivery a cause of great concern – Daily Nation article in which says Aga Khan health,EU and NGO’s are working in the area

In Summary Malaria and HIV/Aids are major killer diseases in the area while, tuberculosis (TB), tract system and skin diseases are widespread. Several None Governmental Organizations (NGO) such as the Aga Khan Health Service are working in the area to improve health delivery and standards in the area. The Aga Khan Health Service in collaboration…

Dr Karim S Karim received a $100,000 grant to pursue research on tuberculosis detection speaks to Malini Sen about his invention – Article at Times of India

Fighting tuberculosis Karim S Karim, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, has received a $100,000 grant to pursue research on tuberculosis detection. He speaks to Malini Sen about his inventionTuberculosis affects a third of the world’s population and claims 1.8 million lives annually, most of them in Asia and…

‘We are entering a new phase’: Afghan national security adviser – DW World De Interview

On Monday, Germany is set to host an international conference on Afghanistan’s future. Afghan national security adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta spoke to Deutsche Welle about his hopes for a new era in his country’s history. Afghan national security adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta Representatives from many nations, as well as international organizations, have been gathering in the German city of…

Human Rights:Israel shuts down Palestinian groups in Jerusalem – The Electronic Intifada Net News

Israeli policies are pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem in favor of Israeli settlers.(Ryan Rodrick Beiler) The recent forced closures of Palestinian nonprofit organizations in Jerusalem is an example of the Israeli authorities’ continued attacks on the city’s Palestinian identity and their attempts to maintain control over occupied East Jerusalem, according to local human rights groups. “The purpose…

Young Pakistani girls learn to speak up for their rights – DW World de news

The Leadership for Environment and Development Pakistan has organized a workshop to promote gender equality and say that the involvement of men in gender discourse is crucial to end violence against women in Pakistan.      For many Pakistani women, talking about gender issues is not easy   Noor Bano, a 16-year-old resident of Malangabad,…

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds town hall meeting at Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe – The Ismaili News

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Ismaili Centre, and is received by AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Muzaffar Djorubov, Executive Officer of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe Dushanbe, 22 October 2011 — United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe today, where…

Govt’s indifference to development of coastal areas decried – The News Com Pakistan

Karachi, At least eight leading development organisations have decided to strengthen coordination to benefit communities living in localities along the 129-kilometre long Karachi coastal area.In a meeting held in Ibrahim Hyderi, Bin Qasim Town, it was observed that various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on promoting health, education, provision of safe drinking water and environment stayed…

Interview with German aid organization BIZ on aid in Pakistan – DW World De News

Relief efforts are still continuing one year after the catastrophic flood in Pakistan. Deutsche Welle spoke with Hans Steinmann from the German aid organization, GIZ, about Germany’s efforts.  Hans Steinmann is Principal Adviser of GIZ’s Health Sector Support in Pakistan   DW-WORLD.DE: It has been one year since the terrible flood in Pakistan. What is your…

Handi-capable: Helping turn disability into ability – The Express Tribune News

KARACHI:  Teaching physically challenged people how to use computers can help them support themselves and connect them to the rest of the world, experts stressed on Thursday at a meeting. Roughly 70 representatives from non-profit, community and corporate organisations, donor agencies and the government put their heads together to suggest solutions for disabled people in…