Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

Why There is Malnutrition in Guatemala

September 20, 2010

Source: Unicef Guatemala

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported 11,083 cases of acute malnutrition in the national health system and of those cases reported 56 children have died from poor nutrition.

Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?

September 7, 2010

Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest.

The Worlds’ Best Countries – Guatemala!

August 30, 2010

The Worlds’ Best Countries – Guatemala!

“A Newsweek study of health, education, economy, and political rank the globes true national champions”

Guatemala ranks as No. 84 out of 100 countries…as a citizen of Guatemala I am really concern for the future of my country.

Country Details:

Education

  • Literacy Rate: 69.4%
  • Average years of schooling: 10.6

Health

  • Healthy life expectancy: 60 yrs

Quality of Life

  • Income inequality (GINI): 53.7%
  • Gender gap: 0.621
  • Percent living on less than US$ per day: 24.27%
  • Consumption per capita: US$ 2,431
  • Homicides per 100,000: 41.1
  • Environmental health: 56.4
  • Unemployment rate: 3.2%

Economic Dynamism

  • Productive growth: US$ 5,200
  • Services % of GDP: 58.34%
  • Manufacturing % of GDP: 14.78%
  • Innovation index: 2.99
  • Ease of doing business: 110
  • Time to resolve insolvency: 3.0 yrs
  • New business start time: 29 days

Political Environment

  • Freedom house rating: 3.0
  • Political participation 2.78
  • Political stability: 60.5

Source: Newsweek

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Library

August 23, 2010

A comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organizations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents…

Why Water

August 5, 2010

Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.

Source:  charity: water.org

Imagine Leadership

October 27, 2009

Nitin Nohria and Amanda Pepper of Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative collaborated with XPLANE to create this video in order to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership

World Food Programme

October 16, 2009

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How we can make a difference…

Click here to donate!

Playing for Change

August 10, 2009

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.

Forestle

July 13, 2009

Forestle

Forestle is a “green Internet search engine”. We use our advertising revenue to protect endangered rainforest regions in order to keep our worlds most precious ecosystems intact and fight global warming.

Forestle earns advertising revenue from clicks on “sponsored links”. These are text links which are displayed next to the generic search results on the result page of our search engine. The sponsored links at Forestle are delivered by our partner Yahoo.

All of our income (minus about 10% administrative costs) is donated to the adopt an acre program, which is run by The Nature Conservancy – one of the most renowned environmental protection organizations in the world. They use the money, which is generated by Forestle, for the sustainable protection of the most precious rainforests on our planet.

Source: forestle.org

Gapminder

July 7, 2009

A great application that is preloaded with statistical and historical data about the development of the countries of the world.

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