This year NITV presents you with another leading edge programming schedule for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, from its current affairs flagship “Awaken” and the Australian premiere of biting satire “The Boondocks” to drama series “Hard Rock Medical” and “Marngrook Footy Show”. Check it out here.
Andrea Booth | Contributor | The Jakarta Post | Human rights | Nepal
The lucrative sex trafficking industry is facing resistance from Nepal-based Anuradha Koirala, the founder of support group Maiti Nepal, and she is hopeful the industry can grind to a halt.
“You have to think positive about this, we have to believe in it,” she told The Jakarta Post.
The recently aired CNN documentary, Nepal’s Stolen Children, features the work of Maiti Nepal, based in Kathmandu, providing more insight into how the trade works and the group’s attempts to counter the business, colored by the star power and theatrics of Hollywood actor and anti-sex trafficking advocate Demi Moore.
Julie Mollins with additional reporting by Andrea Booth | Contributor | Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | Traditional knowledge |Ghana
BOGOR, Indonesia (26 September, 2013) – Strategies used by indigenous rural people to help predict disasters and mitigate the effects of climate change could be deployed to design large-scale global adaptation efforts, the authors of a study of rural communities in Ghana’s Offin River Basin have said.
Andrea Booth | Contributor | Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | April 25 2013 | Forests | Indonesia
A study that aimed to protect the interests of forest dwellers by measuring the value of biodiversity and improving communications with policymakers has had a profound impact due to an innovative public awareness campaign, scientists have said.
The Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment (MLA) was launched in 2000 by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in the remote Malinau area of Borneo’s East Kalimantan province and has since been used elsewhere in Indonesia as well as in Bolivia, Philippines, Vietnam and several African countries.
Andrea Booth | Contributor | Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | March 6 2013 | War and conflict | Nepal and Guatemala
Organisations working collectively in Guatemala and Nepal are succeeding in giving a voice to people living in and around forests, experts say. They are also showing a willingness to challenge state laws and force authorities to be more accountable when managing the country’s dwindling natural resources.
Though the dynamics of community-level institutions have been well documented, second-level organisations, as they are called, have received far less attention.
BOGOR, Indonesia (25 January, 2013)_Easy to grow, even on steep, marginal land unsuitable for other crops, bamboo has the potential to lift people in rural communities out of poverty, but only if management techniques and trade improves, a case study in southwestern China indicates.
An estimated 2 billion people across the globe use bamboo on a daily basis to produce everything from household utensils and handicrafts, to scaffolding for construction sites, according to the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan. Increasingly, though, it also is being recognized for its beauty, durability and flexibility, turning it into a hot, internationally traded commodity, and making it a key resource for livelihood development.
Africa Views – New tree-planting and water-use methods boost soil carbon to aid food security in Africa
LONDON, United Kingdom_Innovative tree-planting techniques that amp up levels of soil organic carbon, an indicator of soil quality, are being encouraged on agricultural land in West Africa and the Sahel to strengthen food security in the region.