Engaging Private Companies & The CBD COP 14

By Ashvin Ramasamy The backdrop of the COP set the stage for initiatives promoting private sector engagement to enhance global biodiversity goals In the midst of the 14th Conference of the…

G20 Declaration Focuses on Fair Sustainable Development

By Catherine Benson Wahlen Leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) agreed on a declaration on ‘Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development’ that is people-centered, inclusive and…

The Dilemma of Ghanaian Water

By Ashvin Ramasamy Water shortage in Ghana is not only a politicized issue in 2018 but underlies important social and environmental consequences Having access to water is a tremendous challenge…

Symptoms of The Current Kenyan Water Shortage

By Ashvin Ramasamy Poor water management and lack of innovative policy action is part to blame for the water shortage affecting Nairobi The Kenyan government has been struggling with the water…

What Does “Leave No One Behind” Truly Mean?

By Ashvin Ramasamy With 17 SDGs along with 169 Targets, how does the principle of leaving no one behind distinguishes itself as a clear-cut objective? On October 24, the United Nations celebrated…

Food Insecurity & IDPs in Somalia

By Ashvin Ramasamy Clear to the world, the post 2017 drought period has left a major imprint on millions of lives and is currently afflicting the state of food security in Somalia. The facts speak…

Pastoral Development in Ethiopia and Advancement of Rural Women

Poverty eradication in Ethiopia has had positive impact in recent years. Government action strengthened food security and alleviated poverty. By Ashvin Ramasamy Overview of Development In a country…

Off-Grid Solar Systems High Potential in Nigeria

Innovative off-grid solar systems have gained mainstream attention as they provide low-cost electricity to underserved populations in Nigeria. By Ashvin Ramasamy 600 million people live without…