A Brazil-based non-profit organization that supports education and sustainable livelihoods of Amazon remote communities has been awarded the 2019 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The foundation focuses on forest-based income generation, environmental conservation and quality of life with the purpose of 'making the forest worth more standing than cut'. Funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize showcases and rewards outstanding ESD projects and … [Read more...] about Amazon based Project gets 2019 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development
The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce the winners of the Equator Prize 2019. This year’s Equator Prize Award Ceremony will honour 22 outstanding indigenous and local groups from 16 countries, each showcasing innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, development, and poverty challenges. The event highlights concrete responses and practical solutions to the climate crisis by indigenous peoples and local communities all over the world. The high-profile gala, … [Read more...] about 22 Communities honored for Local, Innovative, Nature-based Climate Solutions
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Brazil's leading agribusiness associations joined hands with non-government organizations (NGOs) to call for an end to deforestation on public lands, demanding government action as the Amazon rainforest burns. Meat group Abiec and NGOs Imazon and IPAM are among the 11 Brazilian groups signing on to a campaign that also calls for protected conservation areas in the country to be maintained and the creation of a justice ministry task force to resolve conflicts over public land, representatives … [Read more...] about Brazil Agribusiness associations and NGOs urge Government Action on Amazon Fire
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UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) launched its Ocean Literacy programme, including an online portal to promote awareness and exchange of knowledge, and a teaching guide and toolkit to mainstream ocean literacy into schools worldwide. Promoting Ocean Literacy is one of UNESCO’s goals for the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade), which the United Nations (UN) has proclaimed for the years 2021 to 2030. This week, through a partnership … [Read more...] about UNESCO launches Ocean Literacy Programme in Brazil
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The Avon Foundation for Women is donating $100,000 to Malala Fund – a charity that champions every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The donation will be channeled directly to advance education for girls in Brazil, Avon's largest market. Breaking down the barriers holding women and girls back, to create a better world for everyone, is a common goal for Avon and Malala Fund. Avon's global programme, stand4her, aims to improve the lives of 100 million women by creating … [Read more...] about Avon Foundation donates $100,000 to Malala Fund to advance Education for Girls in Brazil
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A new three-year partnership between Unilever brand Dove and UNICEF has been launched that will help 10 million young people in Brazil, India and Indonesia gain better self-esteem and body confidence by 2022. The partnership will see Dove and UNICEF adapt modules on self-esteem and body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project and include them in UNICEF programmes that teach young people essential life skills. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, "Young people are some of the … [Read more...] about Dove and UNICEF collaborate to reach Young People with essential Self-Esteem and Body Confidence Education
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New President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has used his executive powers and appointed government secretary to supervise non-governmental organizations working in Brazil. The temporary decree, which will expire unless it is ratified within 120 days by Congress, mandates that the office of the Government Secretary, Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, "supervise, coordinate, monitor and accompany the activities and actions of international organizations and non-governmental organizations in the … [Read more...] about Newly Elected President’s Decree over NGOs in Brazil
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A new collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project - a collaboration between GEF, UNDP and IMO - will address the build-up of aquatic organisms on a ship’s underwater hull and on other marine mobile infrastructure. The … [Read more...] about ‘GloFouling Partnerships’ Project launched to protect Marine Biodiversity
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to the eight universities including the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The funding is to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among adolescents and young adults in Africa and Brazil. Collectively, the international projects are known as Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H). As one of the PATC3H … [Read more...] about NIH awards Funding to reduce HIV and other STIs among African and Brazilian Youth