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November 19, 2016: Mozambique celebrates World Toilet Day

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November 19th is World Toilet Day and in Mozambique ACRA organized a full programme of activities to raise awareness on the right to have a private, safe and clean toilet.

The event, envisioned as a big party, will be the opportunity to break the ice on the topic of toilets, often perceived as taboo.



Long-term online course ICT Innovations for Development

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In the recent years, the ICTs (information and communication technologies) for development have promised the International cooperation to become more "fluid" and "open" (open-source technologies and creative commons licenses enabled individual persons, groups and organizations to have free access in various materials and products, inaccessible before).


Dakar Forum 2016 - Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

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Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is an international covenant signed in Milan on the 15th October 2015, during an official ceremony attended by Mayors and representatives of signatory municipalities. The root idea is that production, transformation, and distribution of food, along with food waste, deeply affects the future of all of us. This process is an opportunity to foster an alternative path for urban policy development, starting point to reach the shared objective of promoting sustainable food systems.


Assassination of Bertha Cáceres


1022 berta prevThe international peasant movement La Via Campesina denounces to the national and international public that on this day, 3 March 2016 in the early hours of dawn, our dear sister in struggle, BERTHA CÁCERES, General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) was assassinated.


Plays and thinks: two apps to learn that the Food is a Right!

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The European project EAThink2015 - eat local, think global presents two edutainment tools for teachers and parents.

Two apps to support them in educating young people on the themes of the sustainability and seasonality of food. 


Social Enterprise Boat Camp 2016

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Boot camp literally means training camp or practice area.
The Social Enterprise Boat Camp offers intensive training sessions on the creation and strengthening of inclusive business with high social impact. This boot camp stands out for its experimental nature and acceleration of deas as applied to concrete cases.


Cambodian gov takes steps to curb plastic bag consumption

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Cambodian government takes steps to curb plastic bag consumption
Policy-makers, representatives from the private sector, civil society and project attended a workshop organised by the SWITCH-Asia project "Reducing plastic bag waste" in the Cambodian capital in January.

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In Cambodia the first Workshop for plastic bag reduction

00991 workshop cambogia bag wastwOn the 22nd of January 2016 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia there will be the first Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Establishing appropriate polices and legal instruments for the reduction of plastic bag consumption in Cambodia, in the framework of the project "Reducing plastic bag waste in major cities of Cambodia", co-financed by the European Union, SWITCH Asia programme.


Hungry for Rights International Meeting

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24th/25th october 2015
Urban Center, Via Filippo Turati 6 - Monza, Italy

Jointly organized by Fondazione Acra, Manitese, Fondazione Legambiente, Scottish Crofter Federation, Friends of the Earth Cyprus, Baltic Environmental forum and Urgenci, the international forum "Food up!From grassroot alternative food systems to new forms of food governance"will be held in Monza from 23rd to 25th October 2015.


Young entrepreneurs at SEWF 2015: ‘help the poor to succeed’

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SEWF2015: Heat. 80 Taiwan delegates. Coffee and cakes. So many speakers. Profit and purpose. Scaling up or scaling out. Great networking. Buzz.

So that’s my tweet-length digest of a conference which was fairly overwhelming but full of purpose and clearly on a path of change.


Social enterprise at #SEWF2015: 'how it should be'

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The opening day of the Social Enterprise World Forum in Milan presented a fascinating array of the plucky, the ingenious and the inspiring.

The setting for the opening of the eighth instalment of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) took place in the frankly bizarre surrounds of the fashion capital’s Expo. Here, architects have been allowed to let their imagination run wild in trying to outdo each other by creating bonkers buildings for global nations.


ACRA has joined the Rural Water Supply Network

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Last 25th of september, 193 member states of the United Nationsformally adopted the global plan, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” (visit the official website of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development).


Social enterprise: an idea whose time has come

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How do you build trust, networks and mutual opportunity across different cultures and international borders? The British Council has been doing this across 110 countries for 80 years.


The pride of having a tap in Niamone

00805 acqua3Way back in the 2012, stacks of pipes slowly invaded one of the most rural communities in Southern Senegal and this aroused enthusiasm among the population of the villages. The stack were huge and positioned under the mango trees. Nothing made people think that in a few months the pipes would be gone and that feeling of contentment among the people would consequently weaken. "The visibility of an infrastructure, its appearance, is an important factor in the judgment of the population; a well, a school are visible, a tap is less visible."


Children massacred in Pakistan school attack

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Children massacre at school Peshawar, capital of the North-Western province of Pakistan, on the Afghanistan’s borders.

The Islamist guerrillas of Tehreek-e-Taliban attacked the military college of Warsak Road and massacred 141 students (132 from 6 to 17 years old) and their teachers and left hundreds of injured. "This is one of the darkest days in the history of humanity," stressed the Indian activist Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 together with the Pakistani Malala who spoke of "an absurd and ruthless act of terrorism".