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By Jenna Pudelek , Third Sector, 3 July 2012 The Charity Commission has a mobile website Charities could be missing out on donations because they have not optimised their websites for mobile devices, digital fundraising experts warned yesterday. At a session called The Latest Digital Fundraising Trends, Jonathan Waddingham, product manager at the online donations platform JustGiving , said charities must "think mobile first".
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Today, May 25 th , marks the worldwide celebration of Africa Day . It is a day to explore African diversity and celebrate the cultural and economic potential that exists. Amidst the celebration, there exists a need to increase awareness of the hardships and challenges that remain.
Making maps requires the collection of large amounts of data. The size of the area you wish to map increases the amount of data needed to make the map effective. One way to accomplish the data collection is by crowdsourcing your map. A central user or community can set up a base map and allow users to input data into this map. Mapping a city this way would allow people familiar with specific areas of the city to map what they see and know about those areas.
Washington, DC - “My father gave me a great Iraq that now I have to pass down to my son.
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Within the 54 countries which make up Africa, only a handful are classed as developed, however, with so much space, the opportunity of development is massive, and this infographic demonstrates that by clarifying the true size of this continent. Africa is large enough to embody the USA, Japan, the whole of Europe, India and China combined, and as India and China continue to industrialise on a rapid scale, could we see central Africa begin to do the same in coming years? Click to Enlarge Previous Infographic: Apple: The Numbers
The worst drought in 60 years has thrown more than 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved on 7 December a € 28.1 million senior loan to support the Thika Thermal Power Project in Kenya. This reliable energy private sector power project will encourage economic growth by helping to address Kenya’s energy shortfall. The 87MW Thika thermal power plant, located in the town of Thika, some 35km from Nairobi, comprising five heavy fuel oil generators convertible into natural gas if gas becomes available, and a 7MW steam turbine will respond to Kenya’s shortage of dependable thermal capacity for which demand is growing by 6% to 8% a year.
Image via Flickr - Planète à vendre Land is one of the world’s most precious and limited natural resources . It allows for us to grow food to eat, build homes for shelter and draw water to drink. It is this precious resource that has come under scrutiny by the UN for “land-grab” deals that have sprung up in Asia and Africa. In these deals, fertile land is being sold off to private buyers and taken away from indigenous groups and local farmers .
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The sounds of Africa are beautiful, enriching and filled to the brim with soul. The rhythms are hypnotic and make it nearly impossible to not move your body to them. Even if you can’t dance , a good friend of mine reminds me regularly: start with a limb and keeping adding.
As Andy suggested, just email could be?