This aquatic plant native to South America, first appeared in countries in Africa in the early 1900s. It arrived in east Africa with Belgian colonists in Rwanda, who liked the look of its glossy leaves and delicate purple flowers floating
Julia Watson dares to propose that indigenous communities are pioneers of technologies that offer solutions to climate change. In her new book, LO– TEK Design by Radical Indigenism, Watson argues that tribal communities, seen by many as primitive, are highly
Vanessa is an advocate for the Congo Basin Rainforest, home to the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, after the Amazon. The vast landscape spans across six Central African countries and nearly 150 distinct ethnic groups inhabit this rainforest.
In mid-November, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a summit in Nairobi, Kenya to rally the political will and financial commitments urgently needed to implement the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) adopted by 179 governments in Cairo. That 1994
What word comes to mind when you think of “cities”? Busy? And when you think of “forests”? Peaceful? What if cities could be something different? To date, cities have largely been problematic for the environment. They occupy just two percent of
Fèvre: The term “wet market” is sometimes misunderstood and laden with judgment. What are referred to as wet markets are really just a type of fresh food market. Selling low volume fresh food is also an essential way in which millions–perhaps