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Education: Key to Climate Adaptation

According to a recent study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change. “Education is key in reducing disaster fatalities and enhancing adaptive capacity,” said Wolfgang Lutz, director of IIASA’s World Population Programme. Investing in empowerment through ...

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India Provides $3 million to UN for Women Empowerment

India’s Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, has handed over a check of $1 million towards India’s contribution to the core voluntary budget of UN Women (for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), for the financial year 2012-2013, at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday. This ...

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New paradigm shift in India’s welfare programmes

The government will focus on welfare measures in a broader perspective than before, said a statement from the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The paradigm shift in its approach to social sector issues, which were earlier only welfare oriented, will now look at holistic empowerment, especially of the marginalized.  The emphasis continues to be on empowerment and development of ...

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