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Africa is the most “youthful” continent in the world — more than two-thirds of the population are under the age of 35. With the youth population on the rise and the persistent unemployment crisis, there is a clear need to place youth at the centre of public policy discussions and development priorities.
Recent Ottawa screenings of the award-winning film Little Gandhi: The lost truth of the Syrian uprising, were warmly received by parliamentarians and the public alike.
Long considered pests, insects are now on the menu for farmed fish and poultry in Kenya and Uganda, where scientists are looking for cheaper, healthier ways to boost animal growth and develop the local economy.
In Africa, one in ten teenage girls misses school or drops out because of her periods.
More than 95 per cent of women in Egypt have experienced sexual harassment at least once, but many citizens there turn a blind eye when it happens. The HarassMap project is aiming to change that attitude at home and abroad, empowering women and changing the attitudes of men in the process.

Dramatic changes in the ecosystem for international development are now pressing civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest more in knowledge to remain significant players. While the need for creative thinking and experimentation is greater than ever, there is still very little research...

Nighat Dad is winning global accolades for her quest to protect women’s safety on the internet, while urging governments to balance cyber security with citizen rights.
As the mother of three children under the age of 12, Raquel Tello faces the difficulty of providing healthy meals on a daily basis to her family in Huallhua, a tiny farming community in Peru's Andes Mountains. Although child malnutrition and anemia rates have generally dropped in Peru over the past half-dozen years, they remain stubbornly high in the southern Andes.
How the Wawared project is using technology to collect and share health data that will improve the lives of women and, perhaps eventually, everyone in the nation

The project consisted of three components; research, capacity building and dissemination. The research component consisted of conducting systematic reviews (SRs) on topics related to development. The capacity-building component was aimed at training a select group of mid-level and senior policy...

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