Syrian Arab Republic
"Seeing my two sons killed by ISIS before my eyes, I decided to flee our home in Dara’a, Syria with my husband and remaining four children. There were bombs going off everywhere as we tried to escape. We started walking towards Jordan.
We got stuck at the border for a few days, in the middle of dust storms. One of my daughters almost died due to exposure.
At least a...
* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund
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Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...Read more
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) ...
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a writing competition, as part of its global campaign on addressing gender inequalities in energy access.
Dubbed #standtall, the campaign and competition aims to inspire young people to lead the transformation for inclusiveness and equality in the energy sector in West Africa by...Read more
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third call for proposals. This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Fund will grant applications in the areas...Read more