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    IACC Series, Transparency International: Trinidadian Transparency on Demand

    Vast petroleum and natural gas resources have made Trinidad and Tobago one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean, but corruption has left the population frustrated and disillusioned with public governance. Margaret Rose is seeking to counter corruption by developing an online platform – Disclosure Today! – to promote, facilitate and empower collaborative and responsible citizen engagement in public-sector decision-making.

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Canine units help fight against poachers

Canine units help fight against poachers

April 27th, 2015

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Environment

Dogs have been used as trackers for hundreds of years: to hunt, to find missing persons, and to detect illegal contraband and bombs. Now, they are being used to help track down the illegal poachers that threaten African wildlife. The Big Life Foundation has recently launched the Big Life Tracker Dog Unit to fight poaching in East Africa, where elephants... (more)

Tags: Africa,animals,canine,dog poaching,DRC,South Africa,wildlife

Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria

Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria

April 25th, 2015

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Health,Inventions

Can there be a world without malaria? It will require an expansion of current strategies and innovative solutions, such as the Rapid Assessment of Malaria device, which uses refrigerator strength magnets and a laser point to diagnose malaria, and Malaria Consortium’s use of mobile technology and village health groups to support community health care.... (more)

Tags: Africa,diagnostics,Disease,health,Malaria,mosquitoes,Sub-Saharan Africa,Technology,UN

‘Tell it True’ Tackles Corruption in Liberian Schools

‘Tell it True’ Tackles Corruption in Liberian Schools

April 24th, 2015

. By Courtney Mollenhauer

Sector: Education,Inventions

Rampant corruption in Liberia’s education system represents a major development obstacle. Thankfully, ‘Tell it True’, a free new reporting tool has emerged to identify unjust behaviour and hold educators accountable. This innovative SMS-based service allows students to report school-related problems anonymously.... (more)

Tags: Africa,Corruption,Education,Liberia,school system,Transparency

Grassroots Approach Helps Kenyan Dairy Groups Double Milk Production

Grassroots Approach Helps Kenyan Dairy Groups Double Milk Production

April 22nd, 2015

. By Managing Editor

Sector: Agriculture,Livelihoods

Dairy production is a vibrant sector in Kenya that contributes to 4% of GDP annually. Many dairy producers in Kenya are smallholder farmers who own only a few cows, and the milk sold from these cows is often the main source of cash income available to a family. As demand for dairy products increases, farmers need to acquire knowledge in... (more)

Tags: Agriculture,dairy production,farming,Kenya,milk

Growing Rhino Horns to Stop Poaching

Growing Rhino Horns to Stop Poaching

April 20th, 2015

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Environment

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Tags: Africa,Asia,Medicine,poaching,rhino,Vietnam

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