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Small Donation Programs for Public Participation in Environmental Participation CAFTA-Dr/Pathways Environmental Cooperation.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The US State Department and Helvetas Guatemala present this program, which invites project proposals that promote public participation in environmental protection in Central America and the Dominican Republic through the implementation of educational activities and training in environmental regulations and procedures to a large section of civil society. Additionally, to foster the interaction between local […]

Ministers of agriculture call for their sector to be given a bigger role in water management

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Heads of delegation from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and Bahamas (from right to left) signed the Declaration first. Buenos Aires, September 25, 2013 (IICA)- A number of important decisions were taken at the Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas 2013, which is taking place in Argentina. Two of the most important involve pledges […]

Students Compete in Hackathon to Create Application for the Good of Humanity

Thursday, September 19, 2013

In Costa Rica, 15 student teams competed in the Worldwide Youth Hackathon. The challenge was to create an application in under 24 hours, focused on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The application categories were education, health, and environment. Each team was assigned one of the three categories. The student teams were from various continents […]

New IRENA initiative helps young professionals enter renewable energy sector

Friday, July 26, 2013

by Dan McCue Sábado, 27 de julio de 2013 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new Web-based database to link aspiring renewable energy professionals with internship opportunities. Titled the “IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) database”, the online tool is an addition to the existing IRELP portal, which currently features more than […]

Peru first country in region to implement FAO’s Amicaf project

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lima, Jul. 12 (ANDINA). Peru has become the first country in Latin America to conduct a FAO supported project titled Assessments of Climate Change Impacts and Mapping of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity under Climate Change to Strengthen Household Food Security with Livelihoods’ Adaptation Approaches, or AMICAF. Photo: ANDINA/Archive Speaking at the presentation of the AMICAF […]

CAF approves $435mn for energy development, natural disaster response in Peru

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Lima, Jul. 09 (ANDINA). Latin American Development Bank (CAF) has recently announced the approval of US$ 435 million for programs that boost Peru’s development agenda. CAF President Enrique Garcia (l) and Peruvian Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla meet in Lima. The first transaction for US$ 300 million is a credit line for natural disaster response; […]