Thursday, 3 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

COP 21 Climate Change and schools and Tobin Disaster Fund

Will COP21 focus on the effects of Climate Change in poorer nations? Over 70% of the world’s natural disasters such as floods for example are in Asia. The UN still hasn’t created a Tobin Disaster Fund to be drawn upon each year for instant emergency response. The only issue then would be whether or not a government pays back into that fund. Why should governments or the public have to scrabble around for donations for every typhoon or earthquake? Especially when many of these disasters occur each year in much the same places. Along with ensuring girls can go to school- how can anyone go to school with both more storms and droughts? With 30% of food wasted, there is no basis for malnutrition or even lack of school dinners in any nation. And with the Digital World ever more important even with lightning storms or even solar flares a fully-connected world is possible before 2030. Facebook confirmed that only 15% of internet access problems were due to technical issues eg extra transmitters or satellites. And simply due to the cost of mobile phone usage contractsor wifi. Building schools across Asia, Africa and Latin America www.surinschoolcharity.co.uk- please note our URL has changed from the .org version so please update your address book and web browser

Monday, 16 November 2015

Care report: education and child marriage imbalance

Great Care report on 20 nations of child marriage greater than education. http://vowsofpoverty.care.org

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Tanzania school charity

An interesting Tanzanian charity for schools: http://www.edukaid.com/ Surprising statistic that DFID funding via large NGO@S has increased to c.62% and the World Bank c.26% (from the 82% increase in 2013 to achieve 0.7%GNI). How much funding will be spent on fancy offices in London and Geneva and New York rather than in LDC's?

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

#globalgoals launch

Very exciting with the launch of the Global Goals this week and the challenge of the 58M children not in primary school - and the rollout of the World's Biggest School Lesson.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Shadow DFID and #globalgoals

Interesting to see how the new Shadow International Development Minister Diane Abbott raises #globalgoals

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

One campaign and UK aid

The One campaign details only 38% of UK aid linked to supporting the bottom 50 poorest nations. Surely that will be reversed?