UNESCO and UNDP join forces to promote verified information against COVID 19

The COVID 19 pandemic has a peculiarity that sets it apart it from previous health crisis’s that has plagued the world – the role of social media and its impact on global populations. Powerful digital platforms have the power to circulate valuable information and news updates, in a matter of seconds, throughout the world. Within the same capacity, these tools are also capable of circulating false or misleading content that can threaten the well-being of populations. It is important verify information as soon as possible. With a simple click, sharing…

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SDGs and Her Initiative announces the winners of 2019 global competition

The global SDGs and Her Competition announced the winners of the 2019 global competition. The contest– co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center– showcases women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The winning entries are Taxshe, owned by Vandana Suri from India, and Green Business Innovation, owned by Saida Yusupova from Uzbekistan.   TaxShe is an exclusive, all-women, driver-on-demand service that provides transportation services to school children and women workers, making day-time and late-night travel safe. Based in Bangalore, TaxShe selects drivers from marginalized…

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Global Winners Announced for “SDGs and Her” Competition for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs Helping to Achieve the SDGs

The global SDGs and Her Competition announced its inaugural 2018 winner chosen from over 1,200 entries. The contest — co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, the Wharton School Zicklin Center, UNDP, and UN Women — showcases women micro-entrepreneurs helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The winning entry is Tanzania-based WomenChoice Industries owned by Lucy Odiwa. Her micro-enterprise seeks to empower women and girls in Tanzania by promoting safer menstrual health hygiene management (MHM), sharing information, products, and related services. The lack of MHM products often affects…

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United Nations Development Programme Announces ‘The Lion’s Share’ Fund With Founder Finch And Founding Partner Mars To Tackle Crisis In Wildlife Conservation And Animal Welfare

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), FINCH and founding partner Mars, Incorporated today announced an initiative aimed at transforming the lives of animals across the world by asking advertisers to contribute a percentage of their media spend to conservation and animal welfare projects. The initiative, a fund called The Lion’s Share, will see partners contribute 0.5 percent of their media spend to the fund for each advertisement they use featuring an animal. Those funds will be used to support animals and their habitats around the world. Mars is the first…

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