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Green economy localised

Publié 3 décembre 2013 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Assessing “Greenness” of my local economy An article in the World Bank website (http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/04/04/creating-global-green-growth-indicators ) proposes the following areas as being critical in the assessment of progress made towards a green economy. · environmental and resource productivity and innovation · natural assets (including biodiversity) and their cost-effective management · the environmental quality of life (including access t...


YOUTH Innovation: Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

Publié 21 février 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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When I came across this article I was so glad that youth are actually taking it upon themselves to provide a sustainable and renewable energy source in Kenya. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed. "Since I got these sola...


The priest of the slum dwellers of Nairobi

Publié 7 juin 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Korogocho is a sprawling slum in Nairobi; the fourth largest after Kibera, Mathare and Mukuru kwa Njenga, with over 2 million people living in an area of 2 square kilometres according to UN habitat. Like any other slum in urban cities, Korogocho has a myriad of problems: alcoholism, drug abuse, prostitution, crime and many diseases including waterborne diseases, malaria, HIV and Aids topping the list. I was recently in Koch as the slum is commonly known to meet Fr John Webo...


Terror scars: I fear I am losing my country

Publié 17 juin 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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They killed forty eight men one night ago. They came in to the town, took out a police station, demobilized them and then proceeded to shoot at everything male in their path. They shot them and left their bodies lying in the dark to be collected and disposed. They didn't care; shot at close range and left them for dead. They killed forty eight people in less than four hours. Sadly this is not a one time only incident, there is more... A well executed shoot to kill attack in a h...