Do you have a solution to one of the pressing challenges of our times? MIT Solve invites anyone, anywhere to submit a solution to this year’s Global Challenges by March 31, 2022. Finalists will be invited to pitch their solutions to a diverse panel of cross-sector judges, the Challenge Leadership Group, ahead of Solve Challenge Finals on September 18-19, 2022 in New York City. They want to hear solutions from every corner of the world and every community that disproportionately experiences … [Read more...] about MIT Solve Announces 2022 Global Challenges. Submit your Innovative Solution Now!
In collaboration with the City of Malmö, UNOPS Sustainable Investments in Infrastructure and Innovation (S3i) initiative – from its S3i Innovation Centre in Sweden – has launched a new Global Innovation Challenge. With a rising number of people living in slums, worsening air pollution, minimal open public areas and limited access to public transportation, this year’s Global Innovation Challenge aims to find innovative solutions to help build sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities and … [Read more...] about UNOPS launches New Innovation Challenge
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for four FAO-led projects in eight countries, totalling more than $13.6 million in funding. The decision was made during the 61st Meeting of the GEF Council, its main governing body, held virtually. The latest projects will address urgent environmental challenges - such as land degradation and soil erosion, biodiversity loss, unsustainable fishing, and food … [Read more...] about Global Environment Facility approves $13.6m for FAO-led projects
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a consignment of fortified vegetable oil worth KES 112.2 million (US$1 million) from the Russian Federation in support of its resilience building activities in the drought-stricken arid counties of Kenya. This contribution will form part of the in-kind food package that WFP is distributing in this year’s lean season, when farming families typically face hunger. WFP distributes cereals, pulses, and fortified vegetable oil to … [Read more...] about Russia contributes US$1 million to help WFP support drought-stricken arid counties of Kenya
At Central Asia's flagship energy investment event, participants heard that energy efficiency projects in the region represent a promising investment opportunity that can also help reduce the region's carbon emissions and meet its growing energy needs. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Shixin Chen at the 5th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Energy Investment Forum, said: “In the face of climate change, energy efficiency is one of the most potent tools to decarbonize … [Read more...] about ADB urges private sector investments in energy efficiency in CAREC Region
The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). The key areas of partnership are climate action, economic integration and support for women and youth. The three-year agreement strengthens the collaboration between both entities to address common challenges across the Mediterranean and Arab States regions, enabling them to work together to build peace and … [Read more...] about New partnership of UNDP and UfM bolsters peace and prosperity across key regions
On the occasion of the 2022 celebration of the United Nations World Wildlife Day, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Jackson Wild, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will organize an international film showcase. This marks the seventh edition of the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase. Along the celebration’s theme of “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”, organizers will seek to highlight … [Read more...] about 2022 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase | Submit your Entries!
To fund project preparations for ADB-supported clean energy projects in the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million facility. ADB Energy Specialist for the Pacific Rafael Abbasov, said: “This new technical assistance aims to strengthen the reliability and sustainability of the energy sector and mobilize private sector investments in clean and renewable energy. The proposed projects covered by the facility will improve the quality of energy supply, reduce commercial … [Read more...] about New $3 million facility to support renewable energy projects in Pacific
During the 3rd ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development, a Green Team Europe Initiative in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)/South East Asia, was launched by Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen. The initiative, backed by an initial €30 million grant from the EU budget, will strengthen the EU's partnership with the region in areas including climate action, environmental and biodiversity protection, clean energy transition, … [Read more...] about EU and South East Asia launch Green Team Europe Initiative
Today, in the heart of the Karura Forest, which the late Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai fought so hard to preserve, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) unveiled an exciting new partnership, announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, that will educate and empower future generations to take decisive action on climate change and environmental conservation. USAID Administrator Samantha Power, signed a memorandum of understanding with The Walt Disney Company … [Read more...] about USAID and Walt Disney Co. to launch National Geographic Kids Africa