On its last summit, the African Union has accepted the request of Haiti to join as an associate member. This noteworthy event shows that regional organizations are based on some other underlying factors rather than just geographical proximity.
Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Innovation is a process of failure and learning from failure. The same is true in development cooperation. Take PlayPumps for example, which aimed to take the energy produced by children playing on a merry-go-round to pump water up from a borehole, supplying villages with clean, effortless drinking water. An inspired, ingenious plan – how could, and did, it go wrong?
The UN Security Council states that “climate change poses a real threat to international peace and security”. War and drought in Somalia are leading an unprecedented migration across the border into Kenya. Lack of access to water remains one of the major drivers of the ongoing conflict in Darfur. Water becomes, then, a key element for peace.
After half a century of terrible civil war, Southern Sudan’s just became an independent country. Emma’s war reflects the latest 80′s in Sudan, through the lovestory of a britsh expatriate and a SPLA leader
Development projects are not just a matter of NGOs or the Public sector. A new figure has emerged to link the Public and the private sector: the public-private partnerships (PPP). Nowadays, PPPs range from loose forms of cooperation to legally binding contracts for the implementation of specific projects. Let’s find out what is their role.