Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Vital

No matter what size your business is, it is important to think about the environment you do business in and the duty of care you have towards it. Corporate social responsibility is the conscience of a business – the pledge to protect the lives and the livelihoods of the wider community in which the business operates. It may sound cynical but it is also vital that your business is not only doing the right thing but that it is seen to be doing the right thing. In these times of corporate … [Read more...]

Japan Taking Action to combat illicit drugs and human trafficking

June 2013 – The United Nations and the Government of Japan today agreed to enhance regional cooperation to fight the trade of illicit narcotics and human trafficking, as well as terrorism and cyber crime in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Joint Action Plan of Action between the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Japan was signed at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which concluded earlier today in Yokohama, Japan. “The United Nations Office … [Read more...]

Women 2010 West and Central Africa Farmers, celebrating smallholder farming as a business

    One of the highlights of the 2010 West and Central Africa regional implementation workshops was the field trip. While we were sorry that we could not visit an IFAD-funded project and programme, we were excited to visit the modern village farm of Djilakh - government financed activity in cooperation of the Spanish government, covering the entire agricultural, production and marketing value chain.   We had an early wake up call, with departure scheduled for 8:00am. Two buses made their way … [Read more...]

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