developing countries

AIDAmira: Christening for a Good Cause

Model Franziska Knuppe to christen the new Selection ship on Mallorca
Press Release

ROSTOCK, Germany, September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ On November 30, 2019, the AIDA family is receiving a new member: Model and TV host Franziska Knuppe will christen the 14th fleet member with the name AIDAmira in Palma de Mallorca. Against the backdrop of the majestic La Seu cathedral, it’s sure to be a memorable ceremony. The Rostock native has already been godmother to an AIDA ship: Ten years ago, she gave AIDAluna her name on Mallorca. AIDA Cruises is delighted that Franziska Knuppe will now be giving AIDAmira and her crew her blessings as well.

AIDA Cruise & Help Is Financing Four More School Projects

Press Release

September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — With the opening of the first AIDA school in the Philippines in the spring of 2019, the initiative AIDA Cruise & Help launched its first aid project. Now, AIDA and its partner, the Reiner Meutsch FLY & HELP foundation, have selected the next four projects to be funded with over 230,000 euros.

AIDA opens first school in the Philippines financed by donations

AIDA Cruise & Help: The new initiative bundles the company’s charity projects
Press Release

May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — On May 9, 2019, AIDA Cruises celebrated the inauguration of the first school in Cebu, Philippines, built with donations from the AIDA Cruise & Help initiative. Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises, symbolically cut the ribbon in front of the building and opened the newly built classrooms for around 40 children.

Is it Time to Rethink Humanitarian Insurance?

Providing access to insurance to help governments of poorer countries deal with more climate-related disasters
Blog

On the Thomson Reuters Foundation blog, Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton, senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience for International Development, recently discussed the importance of expanding access to insurance to address the impact of natural disasters. In his post, Richard reflects on lessons learned in recent years.

From the Thomson Reuters Foundation Blog:

Sandoz Expands Partnership with World Child Cancer, to Help Children Access Treatment in Four Developing Countries

Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
Summary: 
  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare
Press Release
  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare

How SME Reporting Will Drive Development in Asia: An Interview with Katrin Ochsenbein

Article

Sustainability reporting by small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) can have a big economic impact. We talk to Katrin Ochsenbein, to understand the relevance of sustainability reporting in the Swiss approach to economic development cooperation and trade promotion in Asia.​
Katrin is Program Manager in the Trade Promotion Division at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Here Katrin explains how improving reporting capacity of SMEs will promote sustainable value chains, and help emerging economies leapfrog in their development.

 

Developing the Dairy Value Chain

Article

The Dairy Hub concept goes to the heart of food safety and dairy development, by helping strengthen the dairy value chain in developing countries. The goal of Dairy Hubs is to help our customers in developing countries access better-quality, locally produced milk. At the same time, it helps smallholder farmers become profitable dairy producers, raising income and improving nutrition in areas that need it most. Already active in Bangladesh and Nicaragua, our Food for Development team recently launched a new project with local partner Cargills in Jaffna district in northeast Sri Lanka.

2016 Ideagen Power 100 Lists - Individuals and Organizations Empowering Women & Girls Across the Planet

The 2016 Ideagen Power 100 Lists
Press Release

August, 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On July 13th, 2016 at Ideagen’s UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit, Ideagen’s Founder and CEO, George Sifakis formally unveiled the 2016 Ideagen Power 100 Lists highlighting the 100 Individuals and 100 Organizations leading the way towards Empowering Women and Girls Across the Planet. The complete lists are as follows:

Ideagen Global Challenge - Empowering Women & Girls

Ideagen Global Challenge - Empowering Women & Girls - Idea-gen.com
Press Release

August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On May 19, 2016, Ideagen launched the Ideagen Global Ideation Challenge with the vital premise centered on health, education, and the empowerment of women and girls.  "We have been enthusiastic supporters of Ideagen from its inception", Dr Kiko Suarez, vice president of Lumina Foundation, said.  "Using crowdsourcing platforms like InnoCentive allows our foundation to contribute to the success of our partners in an innovative way".

GSK and Save the Children Call for Developing Country Innovations to Enter $1 million Award

Summary: 
  • Prize recognises innovations that are helping reduce child deaths 
  • This year’s Healthcare Innovation Award gives special attention to innovations which focus on the hardest-to-reach children 
Press Release
  • Prize recognises innovations that are helping reduce child deaths 
  • This year’s Healthcare Innovation Award gives special attention to innovations which focus on the hardest-to-reach children 

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