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How to Find the Poor - India Real Time. Ited Nations Millennium Development Goals. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

ited Nations Millennium Development Goals

They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. News on Millennium Development Goals. Well-timed-nudge. What to Consider When You Are Considering Donating. As part of The World’s investigative project Tracking Charity, we recently held an online chat with experts in the realm of giving.

What to Consider When You Are Considering Donating

Our question: How do you know a good charity when you see it? Seriously, this is a hard question! Discussion: How Do You Know a Good #Charity When You See It? #Int #Aid — Hailey Kim (@nirvanahy) August 21, 2013 It's not an easy question to answer, particularly when you are focusing on organizations that work in developing countries while securing donations from people in the United States. So, how do you know a good charity when you see it? Here’s one tip: Look at a charity’s website and marketing materials.

“They should never be represented as tragic victims or simply as happy, passive recipients of Western aid,” says Cecelia Lynch, a blogger and professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. Dayna Brown, from a Massachusetts-based nonprofit (CDA) that works to improve international aid, agrees. A User's Guide to Democratic Transitions. Let's face it: Democracy is struggling.

A User's Guide to Democratic Transitions

Sure, it surged after the fall of the Berlin Wall, reaching a high-water mark in the first years of the 21st century with various inspirational "colored" revolutions. But then democratic gains in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America stalled, or even deteriorated, as fragile democracies struggled under the enormous challenge of governance.

The expensive U.S. failures to impose democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan haven't helped. Yochai Benkler: The new open-source economics. Lenispot Digital Learning Styles. Tania Singer on the merits of teaching compassion over competition. Changetheworld/The Penguin and the Leviathan Ch 1, 10. Lewis Hyde, author of Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership. Mike Linksvayer, August 27th, 2010 Poet and scholar Lewis Hyde has been writing about the commons for over thirty years. His first book, The Gift (1983), is regarded as the modern classic on Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World–the 25th anniversary edition’s subtitle. His new book, Common as Air, directly addresses the cultural commons, and could hardly be more relevant to understanding at a deep level the work of Creative Commons.

I’ve taken this opportunity to ask the author a series of long-winded questions about the commons. Many thanks to Lewis Hyde for his forbearance in answering, and for the great inspiration he has given to many who support Creative Commons, and the commons writ large! Your first book, The Gift, evinces great concern for the cultural commons, in some cases (e.g., commentary on science) very explicitly in language recognizable to current movements that share such concerns. The Tragedy of the Commons. Garrett Hardin + Author Affiliations Abstract The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality.

The Tragedy of the Commons

Barry Chernoff Discusses COE, Darwin, and Climate - Features - The Wesleyan Argus. Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Director of the College of the Environment Barry Chernoff is really into folk music and Harry Potter.

Barry Chernoff Discusses COE, Darwin, and Climate - Features - The Wesleyan Argus

Perhaps more importantly, he specializes in ecology, the evolution and biogeography of freshwater fishes, morphological evolution, and the conservation of aquatic ecosystems. The ponytailed Chernoff sat down with The Argus to discuss detective novels, poetry, and next year’s College of the Environment think tank. He also answered the question that’s been on everyone’s mind: what is up with the weather? The Argus: What’s on your bookshelf? What do you read for pleasure? For fun, I love certain types of detective novels. I like environmental philosophy writings and have a good number of books on that. A: You have a very well-organized bookshelf.BC: Well this is only one room. A: What books do you enjoy teaching?

Actually, you know what would be a great book to teach from? Sachamama Center for BioCultural Regeneration (SCBR) is a non-profit organization in the Peruvian High Amazon in the town of Lamas, Department of San Martin, dedicated to the biocultural regeneration of the region in collaboration with the indigenous Kichwa-Lamistas, the descendants of pre-Columbian inhabitants, as well as with the local Education Board of the district of Lamas (Sp. acronym UGEL).

SCBR was founded in 2009 by the anthropologist Frédérique Apffel-Marglin. SCBR shares a worldview in which the human, the non-human, as well as the community of spirits, are all kin to each other. By ‘biocultural regeneration’ we mean to honor this integration of all life as well as the cyclicity of its rhythms. It is also meant to obviate the backward/advanced implications of more linear formulations. Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World, by Frederique Apffel-Marglin (Oxford University Press, 2011)—A Review Essay « Journal of Sustainability Education. Elinor Ostrom. IT SEEMED to Elinor Ostrom that the world contained a large body of common sense.

Elinor Ostrom

People, left to themselves, would sort out rational ways of surviving and getting along. Although the world's arable land, forests, fresh water and fisheries were all finite, it was possible to share them without depleting them and to care for them without fighting. While others wrote gloomily of the tragedy of the commons, seeing only overfishing and overfarming in a free-for-all of greed, Mrs Ostrom, with her loud laugh and louder tops, cut a cheery and contrarian figure. Years of fieldwork, by herself and others, had shown her that humans were not trapped and helpless amid diminishing supplies. Elinor Ostrom. Elinor "Lin" Ostrom (born Elinor Claire Awan;[2] August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist[3][4][5] whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy.[6] In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E.

Elinor Ostrom