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Fund the Front Line: Fertilizer for the grassroots

1 Muna Wehbe 24 October 2013

I want to talk to you for a moment about mid-century American landscaping. Wait! Don’t go! I’ll get to the point. Trust me. In the decade immediately following the Second World War, a defining feature …

Funding women’s rights in the DRC: perspectives of a local women’s fund

2 Nyota Babunga 8 April 2013

Over the past 18 years, the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced ongoing conflict, with escalating sexual violence capturing the attention of people everywhere, including funders and the international media. …

Can grassroots organizations affect high-level negotiations? Reflections from Rio+20

1 Peter Kostishack 11 July 2012

A telling image of the events surrounding Rio+20 appeared on the front page of the Brazilian newspaper Globo on 19 June. It’s a photo taken outside the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES), its shiny steel …