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Voices & Views

August 26 2016 by Coordination Team
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Emerging from over two decades of conflict and instability, in May 2002 the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste became the 21st century’s first new sovereign state. Since then the country’s government – with assistance from the international community – has worked hard to lay the groundwork for development. In this month’s Views from the Field we hear from both the EU Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Sylvie Tabesse, and Hernâni Coelho, Timor-Leste’s Foreign Minister, as they discuss Timor-Leste’s successes and remaining challenges. 
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August 19 2016 by Coordination Team
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Zambia can sound like a success. One of sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest-growing economies – with an average annual expansion of 3% between 2004 and 2013 – it was classed by the World Bank as a lower-middle-income country in 2011.
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August 12 2016 by Coordination Team
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Young people are not just leaders of the future – they are leaders of today. With more than half the world’s population under 30, the vast majority in emerging and developing economies, young people have a crucial role to play in seeing through the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Youth Day we highlight initiatives by three young people driving change in climate smart agriculture in Malawi, voter engagement in India and professional development in ACP.
Article relevant to the topics: Children & Youth
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August 5 2016 by Coordination Team
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Innovations in areas such as mobile payments and remote healthcare in developing countries are helping to turn the old development paradigm on its head. “It’s not any more the South which has the problems and the North which has the solutions,” said Alexander De Croo, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister. “It’s for the first time a real multipolar role,” as digital technology is becoming an integral part of society in the least developed countries.
Article relevant to the topics: ICT & Space
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July 28 2016 by Coordination Team
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Development gains are easily undermined by rising extremism in fragile contexts. In response, donors are keen to embed elements of CVE, or ‘combatting violent extremism’, in their cooperation programmes. Engaging young people in the projects is crucial, as it is they who are most at risk of recruitment by extremist groups, and they who can build a peaceful future for their countries.
Article relevant to the topics: Children & Youth , Fragility & Crisis Situations
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Greenhouse gas emissions from maritime shipping industry are expected to increase globally. Developing countries, which play a significant role in international shipping, often lack the means to improve energy efficiency in their shipping sectors. The European Commission has...
This project belongs to the topics: Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Transport
This project belongs to the topics: Environment & Climate Change