global development

A new digital platform is set to revolutionize how farmers get their goods to market in East Africa. [...] 2KUZE, which means “Let’s Grow Together” in Swahili, is a mobile-to-mobile platform that will help farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania find buyers and streamline the system of selling produce.

From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the emergence of ISIL, to the importance of diplomacy and global development, President Obama outlined actions he took as Commander-in-Chief and the lessons that can be drawn from this approach.

In October, the world was listening to a very important story, one that the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs shares every day: the story of how empowering women and girls through educational and professional opportunities changes lives and communities. 

Around the world, a vibrant and active grassroots movement is demanding a place at the environmental table for the intersecting concerns of women’s rights, Indigenous rights, and climate justice. Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, International (WECAN) is spearheading Ten Days of Global Mobilization [...] The goal is to bring visibility to the environmental challenges affecting girls and women throughout the world

In what became one of this year’s most crucial announcements for global women’s economical empowerment, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the NAMA, declared that NAMA will be organizing the first edition of Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit in Fall 2017, during a NAMA–UN Women roundtable held on the sidelines of the second day of ‘Investing in Future’ (IIFMENA) conference in Sharjah. 

Explore the role of global development and aid in public diplomacy through this week's headlines.

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana raised oceans conservation awareness and conducted innovative sports diplomacy in Tijuana and Rosarito. Sports Diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of efforts to build ever-strengthening relations between the United States and other nations. It uses the universal passion for sports as a way to transcend linguistic and sociocultural differences and bring people together.

The United Nations is due to welcome a new honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls: Wonder Woman. [...] The announcement is due to be attended by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson and, said Comic Book Resources, some “surprise guests”, who the comics site speculated would include the actors who have appeared as Wonder Woman over the years...