The kidnapping of over 300 teenage girls at Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria has captivated attention and headlines across the world, inspiring outrage, compassion, and calls to action. The girls were taken by Boko Haram, whose very name declares that education is sinful.
In recent weeks, the Ebola crisis has begun to rapidly intensify in Liberia and across West Africa, with the most recent estimates from CDC suggesting that the virus could infect anywhere from 550,000 to 1.4 million people across the region over the coming months.Read More about Responding to the Ebola Crisis in Liberia
Aid efforts to increase the flow of resources into Ebola-affected areas have been limited by several factors that have arisen since the outbreak’s spread: commercial passenger and cargo flights have been severely restricted, prices have spiked on the few remaining commercial transport options, and the affected countries have by necessity diverted existing health budgets to combat the crisis, deferring essential action on other health priorities.Read More about Leveraging Resources to Fight Ebola
Last week, the No Ceilings team hosted its first Google Hangout with Chelsea Clinton, Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution,
Smallholder farmers in Malawi are increasingly threatened by environmental changes, deforestation, and poor land management which lead to diminishing economic opportunities. The Clinton Development Initiative established the Trees of Hope project in 2007 to address these negative effects of climate change and improve the livelihoods of rural farmers in the Dowa and Neno districts of Malawi.Read More about How Farmers Are Benefiting From Carbon Credits in Nine Photos
Adapting to the negative impacts of climate change is a pressing challenge for anyone engaged in the agricultural sector. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to these changes such as erratic weather patterns, increased water shortages, shorter growing seasons, and changes in plant and animals diseases and agricultural pests.Read More about Four Questions About Climate Smart Agriculture in Malawi