Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

A community waste disposal app has won five Nigerian teenage girls the Technovation international app challenge, beating 10 other girl teams from different countries and walking away with a $10 000 (around R120 000) cash prize. Praise David-Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, Charlotte Takem and Grace Akpoiroro, from Cross River State, make up Team Charis More...

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Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead of the birthday greetings, cake, balloons, gifts, parties, new clothes, special songs or any other More...

David Beckham visits Cambodia with UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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David Beckham visits Cambodia with UNICEF

David Beckham has travelled to Cambodia with Unicef to see how the charity is helping children who have endured physical and emotional abuse. The charity ambassador shared pictures from the trip with his 7.1 million More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Ethiopian Student Wins Global Children’s “Zero Hunger” Design Competition

SHASHEMENE – Thirteen-year-old Zelalem Tusha from Ethiopia’s SNNP region has been named as one of the winners of this year’s global children’s design competition organized by the United Nations World More...

Gucci-UNICEF partnership turns 10: Over 7.5 million children reap rewards
By IntDevCommunities On Sunday, June 7th, 2015
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Gucci-UNICEF partnership turns 10: Over 7.5 million children reap rewards

Growing Tall focuses on the personal experiences of children, teachers and parents in a rural community in Mozambique as they reflect on the progress made in education over the past decade. The number of children More...

Talking about girls rights over lunch with the Queen
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Talking about girls rights over lunch with the Queen

  17-year-old Tania Akhter was preparing for her final year college exams when life had a pleasant surprise to offer. A member of BRAC’s adolescent club, she was quickly acknowledged for her leadership skills. More...

Britain's newborn princess' name evokes British royal history (+video)
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Britain’s newborn princess’ name evokes British royal history (+video)

London — It’s a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked More...

Exclusive Interview: Singapore’s Smart Nation Minister
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Exclusive Interview: Singapore’s Smart Nation Minister

“Independent Singapore has always had to think in strategic terms, because we were always facing existential challenges,” says Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Smart Nation Minister. A small city state More...

David Beckham marks 10 years as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, in pics
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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David Beckham marks 10 years as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, in pics

Picture: Heathcliff O’Malley/The Telegraph David Beckham has launched a new global project to help children in danger. Humanitarian charity Unicef’s 7 fund – named after the former England footballer’s More...

How middle-income countries became fat – podcast transcript
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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How middle-income countries became fat – podcast transcript

SB: Sarah Boseley MdeS: Moira de Swardt SR: Sandeep Ruder JKS: Jomo Kwame Sundaram TL: Tim Lobstein NC: Norma Castillo SV: Dr Salvador Villalpando ELD: Eva Lilia Delgado AC: Alejandro Calvillo CG: Cristina More...


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