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RMA Announces New Operational Risk Management Framework, GCOR Details   
February 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - RMA Announces New Operational Risk Management Framework, GCOR DetailsPR NewswirePHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Risk Management Association has made available to its members a new Operational Risk Management...
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“Local” Fruits And Veggies Can Feed Caribbean Economies   
February 26, 2020
Source: Forbes - According to estimates, the Caribbean imports 83 per cent of available food, on average. Replacing only ten per cent of imported fruits and vegetables with locally grown commodities in select countries in the region would...
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How the modern Filipina rises above expectations   
February 26, 2020
Source: GMA Network - Find out below some reasons behind the Filipina's ability to be consistently on top of her game. Unfettered, she soars The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released information on how women have been making great...
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Time for finance to turn down the heat   
February 26, 2020
Source: lse.ac.uk - The world has already heated up by over 1°C, contributing to the rash of extreme events in terms of fire and flood. And scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have laid out the evidence for why it is so...
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Roadblocks to quality education in a time of climate change   
February 26, 2020
Source: Brookings Institution - In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report that spelled out a dire vision of the future for planet Earth if climate action around the world is not accelerated by 2030. Out of...
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12 best International Women's Day gifts that give back   
February 26, 2020
Source: Independent - It also works with bodies such as the UN and International Labour Organization to ensure its paying a fair wage, and has a detailed pricing strategy on its website which is refreshingly transparent. As well as choosing to work in...
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‘Mother Trees’ and Diana Beresford-Kroeger: A Special Relationship   
February 26, 2020
Source: The Tyee - To raise consciousness about the importance of trees, she and Christian started an ambitious tree giveaway plan in 1995. Their Millennium Project eventually gave out 750,000 seedlings and saplings from 22 rare trees to 4,500...
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Locusts in East Africa: A Race Against Time   
February 26, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - Joint statement by Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator;...
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Ethiopia races against time to control locusts as the planting season starts   
February 26, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up aerial and ground operations in Oromia and Southern Nations ...
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How globalisation has informalised African womens’ lives   
February 26, 2020
Source: openDemocracy - The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines the informal economy as "all economic activities by workers or economic units that are, in law or practice, not sufficiently covered by formal arrangements." This encompasses a...
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