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13 Aug 2018
According to Ministry of Education figures, women accounted for only 38.63 per cent of overall PhD students in China in 2016, but accounted for 50.6 per cent of all postgraduates. Some observers say marriage and children change women’s priorities, but others point to the structure of China’s higher education system. “There is a misogynist rhetoric against female PhDs who are labelled as a ‘third...
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10 Aug 2018
Tebogo Movundlela has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2013. She was intimately involved in the construction of the West Coast 1 - 94MW windfarm. She is now the CEO of Aurora Wind Power, and leads the team responsible for the ongoing operation and asset management of the facility.
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09 Aug 2018
Over the past two years, you will have noticed the number of online platforms promoting women in the power and energy industry’s exponential growth.
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08 Aug 2018
Ten women entrepreneurs have been selected as the first cohort entering the POWERED Accelerator program — a first-of-its-kind accelerator focusing on women-led businesses in the energy value chain, in an effort to address twin Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7). The innovators will receive financial and business support to develop...
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07 Aug 2018
Evidence from randomized evaluations shows how mobile technology can transform the lives of rural Indian women.
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06 Aug 2018
More than 50 percent of households in Pakistan are food-insecure, out of which 98 percent are facing hunger, as per the National Nutrition Survey (NNS). Research has demonstrated links between higher levels of gender differences and higher levels of under-nutrition. The question that now arises is whether gender inequality is the main roadblock to achieving nutrition targets in Pakistan.
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02 Aug 2018
A community meet on “Protection on Land and Environment”, organized by Khoupum Area Village Authority Council, Khoupum, Women Development Organization, Tamenglong and the Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur was held at Gaidimjang Village, Manipur on 31st July, 2018. The meet was held in the context of increased loss of indigenous peoples land and resources, due to pursuance of unsustainable...
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02 Aug 2018
Three years into the Sustainable Development Goals — 17 global goals set by the United Nations — many countries’ policy makers are developing domestic legislation that will help them reach environmental targets, from cutting carbon emissions to improving clean water and sanitation. But when it comes to environmental research and action, weighing the options to reach policy decisions relies on...
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31 Jul 2018
Launched in 2012, the Award aims to promote high-quality education research, produced by African universities, research centers, and research networks. There are four award categories: (1) emerging educational researcher, (2) accomplished educational researcher, (3) outstanding mentor of educational researchers, and (4) enabling an institutional environment for education research. The research...
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31 Jul 2018
SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — Ministers of women's affairs, specialists and international officials say that making progress on women's autonomy and gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean is not just a matter of social justice but also an indispensable factor for the sustainable development of the region's countries.