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Innovative strategies bridge the farmer-consumer gap

May 15, 2013 01:15 PM Himalayan NGO, Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling them to move up the economic chain. Tarini, Manager, Inclusive Business Development, at SJS, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that innovative strategies can go a long way in bringing added value to the farmers. Excerpts from the interview.
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Cities should be hospitable and resilient: Rockefeller Foundation

Feb 22, 2013 03:00 PM Dr Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where her work includes developing initiatives regarding building resilience for poor and vulnerable people who will be affected by climate change. She was in India recently to attend the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013 (DSDS) and spoke to OneWorld about how Indian cities are being made resilient to disasters and climate change.
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Climate change threat needs a multi-tier, multi-country effort: US official

Feb 21, 2013 01:18 PM Robert D Hormats, United States’ Under Secretary Of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, was at the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), held recently in New Delhi. He tells OneWorld that the US and India are cooperating on a range of environmental issues and this collaboration involves scientists, technicians and companies.
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India is not a leading country when it comes to sustainable development

Feb 18, 2013 05:55 PM In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, talks about the important role governance could play in helping countries like India and China in tackling the challenges brought by the climate change issues.

Africa has tapped just seven per cent of its renewable energy potential

Feb 15, 2013 06:55 PM In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, Dr Pradeep Monga of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Mahama Kappiah of ECOWAS talk about Africa's potential for the renewable energy market and the challenges Africa faces.
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The Renewable energy solution: Getting Africa together

Feb 15, 2013 06:50 PM Dr Pradeep Monga of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Mahama Kappiah of ECOWAS think that renewable energy may provide a solution to infrastructural problems in Africa.
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Development is never a simple strategy: RK Pachauri, TERI D-G

Feb 15, 2013 05:00 PM Development requires a multiplicity of efforts and there is no uniform approach that we could follow in our development strategy. These should be tailored to suit specific challenges faced by a certain society, says Dr RK Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.
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We must not continue to poison the world: Lord Prescott

Feb 15, 2013 04:10 PM Lord John Prescott is the former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, credited with spotlighting the issue of climate change in his country. He says that less developed countries should be allowed to grow to reduce their poverty while the developed ones should use technology to reduce their carbon emissions.
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The South is rising: Khalid Malik, Director, HDR

Feb 14, 2013 04:10 PM Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Report Office, the UN, says in an interview to OneWorld at the DSDS-2013 that nearly 40 developing countries other than the BRICS have succeeded in improving the lives of people. The UN will release the 'Rise of the South' report in March 2013.
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UNIDO promotes energy issues in South Asia: Ayumi Fujino

Feb 14, 2013 03:45 PM Ayumi Fujino, Regional Director for South Asia, UNIDO, talks how her organisation is promoting energy and environment in the South Asian region. She says that an initiative like the DSDS-2013 enables organisations like UNIDO to share and to learn.

The economists are out of touch with realities: Bittu Sahgal

Feb 14, 2013 10:00 AM Bittu Sahgal is an environmental activist and writer who has been attending one of India’s foremost sustainable development meets, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, for a while now. Rahul Kumar catches up with him at the DSDS-2013 to discuss an assortment of social and green issues like economists and growth; big conferences and sustainable development; as well as the buzzwords that have entered our environmental lexicon.
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Need to fine tune community radio programmes: expert

Feb 12, 2013 10:05 PM Programmes which talk about relevant issues in a community can also be made interesting for the audience to get a better response, said Pervaiz Alam, BBC's award-winning producer.
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On gender issues, community radio should talk to men too

Feb 12, 2013 09:55 PM Community radio station managers cross India believe that their stations have been successful in highlighting local issues of people in their regions, including gender-related ones.
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Climate change impacts on South Asia will be tremendous: CDKN

Feb 12, 2013 01:25 PM The havoc that climate change can bring upon us could pose one of the biggest threats to civilisation but the South Asian nations are not even exchanging notes about this serious threat to them, says Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Asia Director of CDKN, at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013.
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Beyond the tipping point, climate change consequences will be difficult: UK professor

Feb 12, 2013 12:04 PM Prof Godfrey Boyle is Professor Emeritus at The Open University, UK, and a visiting professor at The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) University in New Delhi. He has been keeping an eye on the weather for the last many decades. Now, he predicts that the world is headed for disaster, very fast, but still does not commit on how far, or close, is the planet’s tipping point.
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National Community Radio Awards-2013 conferred

Feb 11, 2013 08:50 PM India’s minister for Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tiwari, conferred awards on thirteen community radio stations at the final day of the 3rd National Community Radio Sammelan, in New Delhi.
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Experts brainstorm to make CR stations sustainable

Feb 11, 2013 06:00 PM On the final day of the 3rd National Community Radio Sammelan, CR practitioners and experts from the government got together to deliberate on the issue of sustainability for the community radio stations.
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With CR, good governance is upheld: Lucio Tabing, CR practitioner

Feb 10, 2013 08:20 PM Foreign experts at the community radio meet say that the people's media helps in fostering community development which is inclusive as people get an opportunity to talk about issues that matter.
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Bhutan looks at creating an energy basket

Feb 10, 2013 05:40 PM Lyongpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho, the Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan, talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld on how his country is combating climate change and looking at various kinds of renewables sources of energy at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013.
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Community Radio: Lessons from the ground

Feb 10, 2013 04:40 PM At the 3rd national Community Radio Sammelan in New Delhi, various stakeholders and experts from the operational Community Radio (CR) stations in India shared their experiences and innovations on different aspects of running a CR station successfully.
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