Archives for posts with tag: Kenya

More than a Compelling Journey Around New York City

The NEW YORK CITY MARATHON & RACING Toward a World Free of MULTIPLE Sclerosis – By, Susan Sacirbey from my “Compelling Journey” series

Somali Violence

Despite Exit of Militants, Violence Continues to Grip Somali City and Raise Concerns
The fighting in Kismayu, according to the health organization, has had “a profound impact on civilians and humanitarian aid work,” displacing civilians, raising the risk of a cholera outbreak and delaying a polio campaign.

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From Susan & Ambassador Mo Sacirbey: The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) pays tribute today to US Senator George McGovern who died yesterday at the age of 90. He was a champion in the fight against hunger around the world & was instrumental in the foundation of the World Food Programme. Please watch the video forwarded by IHRO. It’s message resonates a cry for help & call to action for today’s food crisis in the Horn Of Africa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbCFOR92-PI&feature=share

From Susan & Ambassador Mo Sacirbey: The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) pays tribute today to US Senator George McGovern who died yesterday at the age of 90. He was a champion in the fight against hunger around the world & was instrumental in the foundation of the World Food Programme. Please watch the video forwarded by IHRO. It’s message resonates a cry for help & call to action for today’s food crisis in the Horn Of Africa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbCFOR92-PI&feature=share

(Recommended) by ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Film Report: KENYA EARTH CHAMPIONS
Samson Parashina is awarded for leading community efforts to conserve Kenya’s Tsavo-Amboseli ecosystem. Actor Edward Norton, UN’s Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity: “He’s one of my heroes & I’m in this role to celebrate people like him.” He is truly an authentic example of an indigenous community addressing sustainability question within context of commitment to traditional cultural values.”
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/kenya-earth-champions/31377Image

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: ENVIRONMENT WINNERS, By Ambassador Mo
Environmental action inspired/galvanized by Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, & Kenya based projects gained recognition/awards for this year’s World Environment Day Challenge in announcement made this week (August 2) by UN.  The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) challenged people across the world to pledge an environmental activity for chance to win a Kia Motors fuel-efficient car. –MORE–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/environment-winners/55325Image

Blog Report: RAP STAR MAKING GOOD ON PROMISE! By Ambassador Mo
A Father’s Day role model doing good for Africa’s kids. “50 Cent”, rap star Curtis Jackson, made visit to Horn of Africa, Somalia & Kenya, to see first hand impact of famine. 50 Cent last year made a public commitment to provide one billion meals for the hungry. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/rap-star-making-good-on-promise/45436Image

Blog Report: WHAT MOBILE MONEY RULES, By Ambassador Mo
“Governments in the region (East Africa) need to address issues relating to telecommunications & financial regulation to ensure mobile money services bring desired broad benefits, especially to the poor,” according to UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD). East Africa has become hub-spot for mobile money – use of cell phones for money transfers & payments. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/what-mobile-money-rules/54332Image