Friday, 31 August 2012

Week in review

Hello all,

After another busy week we are happy to share with you another edition of the week in review. This week highlights include the tech boom in Africa, World Water Week, MDGs and education goals.

On Technology
Upwardly Mobile (The Economist 25.08.2012)
Kenya is becoming known as the ‘Silicon Savannah’ with a booming technology industry. In 2002 Kenya’s exports of technology-related services were a piffling $16m. By 2010 that had exploded to $360m.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Progress in Kenya

On Water and Food Security
The 2012 World Water Week just ended today in Stockholm with the theme "Water and Food Security". This blog argues that the nexus of water, food and energy is one way of looking at the issue locally, but at the same time we need to consider the connections with local interests and concerns. From the discussions during this year’s World Water Week, it is clear that we need to continue to build advocacy among civil society.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Freshwater.

On the MDGs
Who should set the world’s goals (CNN 27.08.2012)
In the lead up to the 2015 Millennium Development Goal deadline, it is easy to become preoccupied with analysing the success of the goals and whether or not they have been met. This article raises a new and interesting question: looking ahead to the next set of goals, who should be setting the targets?
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Sustainable Development Goals

Number crunch
In 2009, 47% of children were enrolled in pre-primary programs in South Asia, almost double the 2000 estimate of 25%. Source: UNICEF/UNESCO 2012

That’s all from me this week- hope you can join us again the same time next week.

Yours in Progress,
Philippa Lysaght

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