THINK 3 - posts TH!NK ABOUT IT #3 en Copyright 2012 2012-03-07T23:11:51+00:00 Kevin Rennie - Green Economy Starts in Our Own Backyards We’re not talking about veggie gardens. It’s the big picture stuff that will be debated at the Rio+20 Earth Summit.Reconciling green with growth has taken on new colours in Australia: blue waters versus black coal; a clean future versus fossil fuels. How do we nurture our oceans while exploiting our coal reserves? Environment 2012-03-07T23:11:51+00:00 Muusa Kostilainen - Once upon a time in Kenya… There were bloggers... Media 2012-02-06T09:12:33+00:00 Bill Hinchberger - Millennium Villages: a lasting impact? From Africa Renewal, December 2011, page 6 Aid 2012-01-18T23:52:54+00:00 Benno Hansen - MDG press clips - Q3 2011 Bribes, documentaries, a cartoon, activism and a death in the family. Media 2011-09-28T19:47:56+00:00 Benno Hansen - News from Kenya: food price spike worsen hunger, smartphone sales skyrocket While the emergency in the Horn of Africa was triggered by prolonged droughts, especially in areas struggling with conflict and internal displacement such as Somalia, food prices that are near the record high levels seen in 2008 also contributed to the situation. Earlier this year, the Chinese firm Huawei unveiled IDEOS through Kenya’s telecom titan, Safaricom. So far, this $80 smartphone has found its way into the hands of 350,000+ Kenyans, an impressive sales number in a country where 40% of the population lives on less than two dollars a day. Hunger 2011-08-17T14:45:05+00:00 Bill Hinchberger - Ground-breaking volunteer rescue scheme High-Tech Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Group Speeds Care in Israel Health 2011-08-10T09:55:14+00:00 Hussam Hussein - Development and the Doing Business project Poverty reduction? Through a better business environment! Poverty 2011-07-31T15:52:52+00:00 Muusa Kostilainen - Quality and Impact in Development Sometimes it’s quite tricky to evaluate the impact of the world, especially when it comes to changes in attitudes and values, and indirect impact. First of all, it’s very important to know what exactly you want to achieve, to be aible to measure the impact. You can do quality work, but if it doesn’t have the results you want, then you have to ask yourself, am I doing the right thing and am I doing it well? Education 2011-07-21T09:06:05+00:00 Benno Hansen - MDG press clips - Q2 2011 Can't stop blogging because the ecowar rages, big thinkers speak out, we're entering a new geological era and people put funny videos on YouTube! Media 2011-06-29T17:40:00+00:00 Ivaylo Vasilev - Две е повече от едно | Hunger 2011-04-10T21:43:47+00:00 Benno Hansen - MDG press clips - November 2010 to March 2011 Or maybe just a video I couldn't help sharing... Media 2011-04-07T16:01:00+00:00 Bill Hinchberger - News writing contest A new blog, The Good Times, launches a news writing contest. Media 2011-04-01T11:30:53+00:00 Muusa Kostilainen - Introduction to Africa and development issues In February I was for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa. During the last days of our stay in Kenya, I was asked, how has the concept of development changed for me during the trip? Well, this has been an eye-opening opportunity for me. Aid 2011-03-11T10:06:04+00:00 Helena Goldon - Do you know the MDG’s by now? Have we learnt anything by now? The educational value of the competition. Aid 2011-02-22T15:20:19+00:00 Muusa Kostilainen - African time A couple of weeks ago I was visiting Kenya. It was a big change in many ways for me. It was my first visit in sub-Saharan Africa, although I already know some people from there, it was really interesting to experience a different way of living. Even the conception of time seems to be different in Africa. But now I'm back to Finland. Environment 2011-02-18T19:43:44+00:00 Benno Hansen - Touching. Brutal. Unfair. It isn't safe leaving the cocoon of and RSS-feed summaries of the world around us to actually experience it. You risk seeing nasty stuff. Poverty 2011-02-09T16:45:20+00:00 Hussam Hussein - Water and Climate Change: Epilepsy in Kenya Climate Change, Water, and Epilepsy. Is there a link? Health 2011-02-08T11:52:55+00:00 Helena Goldon - Ubuntu by Stephen Lundin and Bob Nelson What is it that Africa could give back? Education 2011-01-26T14:14:25+00:00 Wouter Dijkstra - Trac FM, using radio to track public service delivery Trac FM - Using radio to allow Ugandan citizens to report on service delivery through SMS Technology 2011-01-24T09:06:15+00:00 Benno Hansen - Video: Celebrities, agriculture and trade as seen by NGO worker What are the roles of celebrities, organic agriculture and Fair Trade in eradicating poverty and hunger, securing universal education, environmental sustainability and the other Millennium Development Goals? Specifically, how does one NGO address these in its projects? Lean back and listen... Aid 2011-01-13T19:53:40+00:00 Iwona Frydryszak - Christians among Roma community in Vsetín, the ways of God are impenetrable That morning there was something different in the air of this little town near to Olomouc, something we haven’t been prepared to after our previous experiences. Equality 2011-01-11T17:39:23+00:00 Andrea Arzaba - From Cellphones to Blood and Extinction What is coltan and where it comes from? The dark side of cellphones and human- nature's abuse Human Rights 2011-01-07T19:00:23+00:00 Muusa Kostilainen - The most dangerous disease… I will continue a little bit more aobut the topic I wrote last time. I wrote about the work that David Korpela has been doing to change attitudes. In many African countries the witch doctors and other traiditonal beliefs still have a huge influence to attitudes. Health 2011-01-05T15:05:49+00:00 Larisa Rankovic - COMMUNIcation and COMMUNIty development Participatory approaches proved to be invaluable for creating development messages that were culturally relevant and appropriate within a specific social setting. By incorporating indigenous knowledge and traditions into development projects, better understanding between development workers and local communities has been achieved. Also: Participatory communication provides local communities with a sense of agency and ownership of development projects. Participatory communication raises the community's awareness of its own resources and talents, likewise its ability to change at least some aspects of daily life. Media 2011-01-04T08:24:18+00:00 Muusa Kostilainen - a letter to Santa Claus? In a book Prisoners of Freedom – Human rights and the African poor (Englund 2006) it says that whereas the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes civil, political, social and economic rights alike, various governments have emphasized only some rights at the expense of others. Health 2010-12-19T22:28:24+00:00