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Henri Migala

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Henri Migala

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Director, International House at University of California, San Diego

International activities have included working for the UN World Health Organization (WHO) in Nepal (for polio eradication) and as an administrator for international non-profits. Humanitarian aid activities include maternal and child health, child survival, food security and food aid, water and sanitation, medical training, infectious disease, immunization, HIV/AIDS, and disaster relief and reconstruction in over 20 countries. ... Read more about Henri Migala

Raymond Moberly

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Raymond Moberly

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Principal Consultant - Faster Logic, LLC

Dr. Moberly is subject matter expert in all fields of Information Theory (error correction, cryptography, and data compression). His research for GENI engages his experience with databases, mathematical optimization, and graph and hypergraph algorithms.  Raymond holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Caltech, masters in applied mathematics from San Diego State University, and a doctorate in computational science from the Claremont Graduate University. ... Read more about Raymond Moberly

Alan Hoffman

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Alan Hoffman

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Mission Consult

 

 

He has consulted on a wide range of transit, parking, and urban redevelopment studies and has contributed to regional long-term planning in cities around the world, in addition to serving as a frequent workshop and conference speaker on transit markets, planning, and transit-oriented development. A former professor of management at the INCAE Business School in Central America, Mr. Hoffman has also consulted to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the US Agency for International Development. ... Read more about Alan Hoffman

The literacy injustice: 493 million women still can't read

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Fatimah Kelleher
Giving women a second chance at literacy will increase their earning power and give their children a brighter future
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Educating girls is now at the core of much development thinking and programming, but illiteracy among women and older adolescent girls outside formal education is an increasingly critical issue that risks falling between the gaps. Of the 774 million adults (15 years and older) who still cannot read or write, two–thirds of them (493 million) are women. ... Read more about The literacy injustice: 493 million women still can't read

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U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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BY LOUIS CHARBONNEAU
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), speaks during a news conference after launching a report on ''Water Governance in the Arab Region'' in Manama November 28, 2013 file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED
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(Reuters) - The U.N. Development Program warned in a report on Wednesday that income disparities in countries around the world have been worsening, posing new risks for global economic and political stability. ... Read more about U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
Indonesia
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

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Lynne Labanne
Devil ray having its gill rakers removed at a fishing port in Sri Lanka. The gill rakers of devil rays and closely related mantas are valuable for use in Chinese medicine. Photo: Sonja Fordham
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A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). ... Read more about A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

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MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Arthur Neslen Sep 18 2013
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 An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.

Jan Vandemoortele told EurActiv that UN member states were becoming “uneasy” about discussions on a framework to replace the MDGs in 15 months time, which are due to begin in New York on 22 September... Read more about MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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