Education must play a part in combating climate change, UNICEF-UK

Climate change poses a serious threat to efforts to reduce global poverty.   According to the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change, the changing climate will have widespread effects on human life and ecosystems. It brings heat waves, flooding, droughts, intense tropical cyclones, rising sea levels, and damages biodiversity. Vulnerable groups like children living in poverty in countries with weak governance and poor education systems are the hardest hit by climate change. … [Read more...]

Perry Yeatman, Kraft Foods, S.V.P. – "Power of Women"

      "Make women the focus of our work in Africa"   Perry Yeatman, senior vice president of Kraft Foods, gives her thoughts on the "Power of Women" in the fight against hunger and recalls a popular American saying:     " If you want to get a job done, give it to a busy woman. "       Yeatman was one of 15 women from the worlds of business, politics and aid who gathered in the WFP tent on Friday to find innovative approaches to helping women fight hunger. WFP Executive Director … [Read more...]

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