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Photo exhibition urges action on climate change
19 November 2009
Multimedia environment exhibition Hard Rain comes to London
Nigerian education group gets lesson in China
Senior Nigerian education officials inspired by the Chinese system
Road safety pledge to save millions of lives in poor countries
Funding will lead to better road design and improve driving skills
World Toilet Day 2009
Poor sanitation has dire consequences for education, gender equity and health.
Four forces to shape the future of mobile banking
18 November 2009
"Scenarios for Branchless Banking in 2020" sets out four scenarios on the future of branchless banking.
New ways to help people in crisis
DFID yesterday announced a £3 million investment over the next five years in research to improve humanitarian practice
Mothers and children in Sierra Leone to receive free healthcare
Pregnant women and children under 5 in Sierra Leone will have access to free life-saving healthcare within a year, thanks to a new emergency health programme
Minister calls for new approach to hunger in Ethiopia
Gareth Thomas calls for an end to widespread hunger and aid dependency
Archbishop of Canterbury on faith and development
17 November 2009
Archbishop of Canterbury gives closing keynote address to “New Perspectives on Faith and Development”
Multi-million pound boost to fight killer diseases in Burma
Burma is set to receive hundreds of millions of pounds from the Global Fund
Ghost Forest exhibition arrives in London
16 November 2009
DFID's John Hudson will take part in a panel debate as part of the Ghost Forest exhibition in London
Malaria charity teams up with 'I'm a Celebrity' TV show
Malaria No More UK has partnered up with the hit ITV jungle show in its bid to end malaria deaths by 2015
Nepal’s forests to be handed over to local communities
15 November 2009
Hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest are to be handed over to Nepal’s rural poor, with help from a £40 million programme funded from DFID.
Can Africa feed itself? George Alagiah hosts debate at DFID
13 November 2009
The BBC's George Alagiah chairs panel debate at DFID
Go carbon neutral, say vulnerable countries
11 November 2009
Vulnerable countries have called for all nations to go carbon neutral
Walthamstow eco warriors meet Mike Foster
10 November 2009
Pupils from Mission Grove Primary School learned how their eco-friendly actions in Walthamstow can have an impact on the rest of the world today when they were visited by the International Development Minister Mike Foster.
Vietnam business challenge to sow seeds of social enterprise
Agricultural businesses in Vietnam are being challenged to develop innovative ways to tackle poverty through new grants funded by the Department for International Development.
In the same leaky boat on climate change
International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander and President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed have written an article in today's Guardian newspaper.
Flooding in Central America
09 November 2009
Heavy flooding and landslides in El Salvador are reported to have killed 124 people
Douglas Alexander in Lancaster to celebrate Fairtrade boost
06 November 2009
Lancaster group welcomes recent UK announcement of £12 million funding boost for Fairtrade
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