How can you make the most of the new BRACED website?
May 19, 2015The Knowledge Manager’s BRACED website is live! Many thanks for all of your help in making that happen.The site - http://www.braced.org/ - has both English and French versions. It aims to bring together all the best of BRACED, including news, project descriptions and updates, contacts for key BRACED family members, blogs, photos, social media and resources such as reports and case studies. There’s a calendar of upcoming events, and our learning series of BRACED online discussions also have a home on the website.Have questions? If you’re wondering how the website might be of use to you, please join us for an online discussion on how to negotiate it – and make the most of it - on Tuesday, 19 May, at 2:30 pm.
What can the BRACED discussion fora offer?
Apr 28, 2015 - 3:29 AM ESTJoin us on April 8, at 11 am GMT, for our first BRACED online discussion forum! Learn how BRACED discussion fora will offer a space for you to connect with BRACED partners to share ideas, pose questions, highlight interesting experiences, offer lesson learned and more. This first Discussion will be an opportunity to test out the virtual platform, ask questions on how it works, and propose topics for upcoming discussions. The BRACED Knowledge Manager plans to host discussion fora on a weekly basis, on topics of interest to Implementing Partners, especially around the learning themes. More information on weekly discussions to follow.
Ebola: When will it end?
Aug 20, 2014Join us for a live online debate on: Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 14.00 GMT. The debate will last one hour.We've got a panel of government and health experts discussing key questions raised by the world’s worst ever Ebola outbreak. What are the greatest needs now? Can more be done to contain the outbreak? What are the prospects of its being contained anytime soon? What impact is it having on Liberia and Sierra Leone which are still recovering from years of war? And can any good come out of this outbreak? Please contribute your comments and questions at the live blog or via Twitter hashtag #Eboladebate for our expert panel
Can South Sudan avoid civil war?
Jan 22, 2014 - 1:00 AM ESTJoin us for a debate on South Sudan's crisis and its underlying causes on Wednesday, January 22 at 12pm GMT/ 3pm South Sudan time. Hashtag: #SSudanconflict
Cut fossil fuel subsidies to curb climate change–and poverty?
Dec 10, 2013Are fossil fuel subsidies undermining progress toward a greener, more climate-resilient global economy – and one that more effectively fights poverty?Governments each year spend around half a trillion dollars on fossil fuel subsidies – a huge expense that pulls investment away from other budget priorities that might more directly help the poor, including education, healthcare and infrastructure. Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and Venezuela each spend at least twice as much on fossil fuel subsidies as on public health, and studies show the subsidies disproportionately benefit the rich around the world, as well as making it harder for renewable energy to find support and funding. Is it time to reduce or eliminate them? How might that happen, and how could the political obstacles be overcome? Our experts take your questions.
Time to talk about toilets
Nov 20, 2013Imagine what it would be like to have no toilet? For 2.6 billion people it's a daily reality to have no access to proper sanitation and more than one billion are forced to defecate in the open.For women and girls, not having a toilet means they are at increased risk of rape and other dangers. Up to 1/4 of schoolgirls drop out of school permanently because of the lack of a toilet. Improving sanitation not only has health and safety benefits: it can also reduce stunting, improve nutrition, boost economic growth and development. Join a panel of water and sanitation experts on World Toilet Day, Tuesday Nov 19, 14:00 to 15:00 GMT to find out about solutions and talk about why toilets and sanitation matter for the wellbeing of girls.- Nick Burn, chief of programs, Water for People- Jae So, head of Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank- Bethlehem Mengistu, regional advocacy manager for East Africa, Water Aid- Anishka Sankar, CEO and co-founder, Tansa Clean and Dr Mahesh Gunasekara, health and care coordinator, International Federation of the Red Cross
Super typhoon Haiyan
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:26 AM ESTLatest news, aid agency responses, pictures, videos and blogs from the Philippines where super typhoon Haiyan has killed at least 10,000 people and drove more than 600,000 from their homes
Global Security Seminar 2013
Sep 26, 2013 - 1:15 AM ESTEvery year, TrustMedia runs a Global Security Seminar, bringing together 20 senior journalists from around the world with high-level speakers for three days, to discuss pressing security and terrorism issues. The seminar is organised through a partnership between Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung.
The fifth Global Security Seminar will be held from 23-25 September 2013 in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
Can the post-2015 development goals drive action on climate change?
Jun 27, 2013With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring in 2015, how should a new set of global development goals speed up and advance measures to tackle climate change, especially for the most vulnerable? And how should the separate agreements planned for 2015 - the U.N. climate deal, the next world plan for disaster risk reduction and the post-2015 development goals - be brought together to boost coherent climate action and generate funds for poor countries to step up their responses?
The debate, in advance of a September U.N. General Assembly summit to review efforts on the MDGs and beyond, will build on the recent High Level Panel (HLP) report on the post-2015 development agenda, which acknowledges that climate change and environmental degradation “pose unprecedented threats to humanity”.
Please contribute your comments and questions at the live blog or via Twitter hashtag #post2015climate for our expert panel:
• Amina Mohammed, special advisor of the U.N. Secretary-General on post-2015 development planning
• Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
• Pa Ousman Jarju, climate change envoy for Gambia and member of the Least Developed Countries expert panel on post-2015 development goals
• Ruth Fuller, co-chair of the Beyond 2015 group for UK NGOs and international development policy adviser at WWF
• Kit Vaughan, director, CARE Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN)
Humanitarianism in the network age: when does communication save lives?
May 1, 2013How can new communications technologies bring people in need closer to people who can help? In a world of increasingly informed, connected and self-reliant communities, how will communications technology affect the delivery of humanitarian aid and how are aid agencies adapting to a more open, participatory way of interacting with people in crisis?
A new report by the United Nations emergency relief organisation (UN OCHA) suggest a fundamental shift in power from capitals and headquarters to the people aid agencies aim to assist—a shift to which humanitarian responders must adapt or risk becoming increasingly out of touch with the populations they seek to serve.
Find out more and debate these issue with experts from UN OCHA, Thomson Reuters Foundation's humanitarian news service AlertNet and others. Join the debate from 12:00 to 13:00 BST on Wednesday, May 1.
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2013
Apr 12, 2013Join us for live updates and online interviews with panelists from the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The forum aims to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social issues.
Climate Crisis: How can the poorest and most vulnerable act to adapt?
Apr 10, 2013This debate, hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Institute for Environment and Development, will explore what actions and resources are needed, where and how, to support poor and vulnerable communities in their efforts to adapt to climate change.
It is taking place ahead of the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Dhaka later this month, and will feed into discussions there.
Please contribute your comments and questions for our expert panel, either directly on the live blog below or via Twitter using the hashtag #CBA7.
Twitterview with UN aid chief Valerie Amos
Dec 19, 2012What are the big humanitarian challenges in 2013? How is the aid system responding to climate change? Find out answers to these questions and more in a live interview on Twitter between AlertNet and UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos from 1600 - 1630 GMT on Dec 18.
Crisis in the Sudans
Jul 3, 2012Weeks of border fighting between neighbours Sudan and South Sudan have brought the former civil war foes closer to a full-blown war than at any time since the South suceeded in July
Dispatches from Durban
Jan 30, 2012AlertNet Climate and its network of experts and organisations share their insights on the U.N. climate talks
Jan 14, 2014Live updates of developments after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, selected by Reuters.com editors and readers. To see updates from Reuters only, click "Options" and turn off comments.
THE “F-WORD” - Hunger in the media seminar
Jul 5, 2010When does a food crisis turn into famine? Stellar panellists from WFP, Reuters, Oxfam, the DEC and ODI debate the media’s portrayal of hunger and NGOs efforts to feed the world’s starving millions at this AlertNet-hosted event on July 2. We’ll be blogging live as the event unfolds – keep checking back for the latest updates!
Jun 10, 2014Britain's Department for International Development announced today will invest £5 million to prevent sexual violence and help survivors. This...