Royal Thai Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
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Source: Royal Thai Embassy in Cairo, Egypt |

Tree-planting voluntary activity on the Auspicious Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X

The activity, in turn, will help promote positive image of Thailand and her citizens to Egyptian general public

On 1 May 2019, H.E. Mr. Chainarong Keratiyutwong, Ambassador of Thailand to Egypt, joined 65 Thai people and students in tree-planting voluntary activity on the Auspicious Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X at Al Azhar Unversity Specialized Hospital. On this connection, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Farouk Hagag, the Director…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon’s New Cosmos of Photography competition 2019 opens for entries

Experts from around the world have been invited to judge this year’s competition

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com), world-leader in imaging solutions, today announced that the company will begin accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2019 photo competition from the 25thApril. Now in its 42ndyear, the competition is open to international entrants in the aim of discovering, nurturing, and supporting developing photographers who want…

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Easter eggs with a difference

Côte D’Ivoire is the world’s largest cocoa producer with the most smallholder producers

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact? There are approximately 5–6 million cocoa farmers around the world and, according to the International Cocoa Organization, around 70 per cent…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Assistance to Uganda in Developing a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants

The elephant population has been increasing steadily over the last twenty years, since being reduced by poaching to below 400 elephants in 1988

On Thursday, April 12, Handover Ceremony of a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants was held in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. This project was funded by the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The…

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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) join forces to protect West Africa’s forests

New project to strengthen sustainable forest management and address transboundary threats

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined forces to protect West Africa's forests and help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them. The three institutions…

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Kabakoo set to innovate creative learning for the Africas

Kabakoo is building a network of inclusive spaces dedicated to creative learning

Learning locally relevant skills and knowledge is the major challenge to be addressed for achieving Africa’s promised demographic dividend. To solve the problem, Kabakoo (www.Kabakoo.Africa) is building a network of inclusive spaces dedicated to creative learning. Kabakoo – The House of Wondering is innovating learning for the Africas. Its approach,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Keeping plant products and global trade in plants safe - Annual meeting: Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (International Plant Protection Convention)

Globally, annual crop losses to plant pests are estimated to be between 20 to 40 percent of production

1-5 April 2019, Plenary Hall, FAO Rome. The meeting is open to media The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) - the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) - will hold its annual meeting to review the state of plant health and protection, and adopt new international standards…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Call to action to ramp up collective efforts on Sahel land restoration

FAO and partners pledge to strengthen collaboration to combat food insecurity

Now is the time to further accelerate land restoration efforts in the Sahel and make a difference to hundreds of millions of communities in the ecologically fragile area, key stakeholders agreed at the Beating Famine Conference in Bamako. The capital city of Mali saw hundreds of stakeholders congregate to address…

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On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

Embassy of Ireland, Sierra Leone
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Freetown's Cotton Tree joins Ireland's Global Greening Initiative

The historic Cotton Tree in Freetown will join almost 400 iconic attractions worldwide turning green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 2019

​Freetown's Cotton Tree joins Ireland's Global Greening Initiative for the first time in 2019 The historic Cotton Tree in Freetown will join almost 400 iconic attractions worldwide turning green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for the first time in 2019. Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative, now in its tenth year,…