Posts Tagged ‘ community empowerment ’

The Community-led Solution to Coping with Water Scarcity

Jun 5th, 2019 | By
Women building rainwater harvesting tanks

By Suzanne York. Fresh water – our most valuable of resources – is becoming increasingly scarce.  Yet the world blunders on, seemingly unaware, or at least uncaring, of the looming humanitarian crisis on the horizon. Water scarcity is becoming more and more common in many countries. About 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world
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Improving Lives on World Population Day and Beyond

Jul 10th, 2015 | By
[Photo Credit: “Safia Fungie Hasenna – Climate witness from Ethiopia” by Zeresenay Berhane Mehar courtesy of flickr user Oxfam International]

By Suzanne York. In honor of World Population Day (July 11th), what better way to recognize the importance of the multi-faceted population growth issue than to look at success on the ground. In Ethiopia, some of the biggest issues facing the local communities are high population pressure (due to large family size and few family
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Ethiopian Park is ‘Awash’ in Pollution and Population Pressures

Apr 8th, 2013 | By
Baboons

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Ethiopia is the cradle of humankind.  It is also home to an array of animal species.  Yet both people and nature are under threat, mainly due to environmental degradation, poaching, and human population growth. Today there are close to 90 million people in Ethiopia (it is the 2nd most populous nation
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Giving Youth a Hand to Create a Sustainable World

Mar 26th, 2013 | By
Tena Kebena Staff

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Today’s global youth, of course, will inherit the world.  And given the state of this world, it is more important than ever to invest in young adults, and help provide them with opportunities to create a healthy society. One specific project in Ethiopia is providing much hope.  It is called Tena
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