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Deadline: 15 October 2016 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking applicants for its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, which offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, …

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Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to welcome His Excellency the Secretary General to Kenya again. He needs no introduction, but let me say a word or two about the friendship that he has shown Kenya. Under his leadership, the world navigated Social Development Goals as a follow up to MDGs, held crucial …

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has commended Kenya for the pivotal role it is playing in ensuring peace and security in the region. The UN secretary General thanked President Kenyatta for playing a leading role in managing the renewed crisis in South Sudan. He said he is encouraged by the unified voice of …

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) to promote intra-African trade. The President said boosting intra-African trade will accelerate continental integration, develop larger markets and foster greater competition which will help in poverty reduction, growth and sustainable development. “Equally, pooling economies and markets through regional integration will …

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Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, warning that the human costs of recent fighting in Juba will be compounded by deepening hunger across the entire …

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At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya, today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help restore trust in the global economy. “The successful actions we will need …

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Performers welcome participants to Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) for the opening of the fourteenth UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), taking place in Nairobi, 17-22 July 2016.

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Rio de Janeiro; River of January), or simply Rio, is the second most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and seventh most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is …

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Merck’s ‘Empowering Berna’ Initiative helps infertile woman from Kibera “I ask myself every day – ‘Who I am in this world? Is this the life I was meant to live?’ there is no one to love or help me” – Grace Kambini “I remember asking my husband, how long I will continue to live this …

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Deadline: 30 November 2016 The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is seeking applicants for its 2016 ICT for Mountain Development Award with an aim to promote mountain development and environmental conservation. ICIMOD‘s mission is to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation. Objectives To …

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