Drought, malnutrition and restrictive gender roles challenge the women of rural Senegal every day. Heifer International is helping them ease their daily burdens by digging wells, improving diets and starting savings groups that help small businesses grow. RAIN FALLS IN THE

The shared challenge of climate change can open a window of opportunity to facilitate peacebuilding, as demonstrated by the Turkana and the Dodoth, an exemplary case of cross-border collaboration. To understand what happened it helps to look at the environment in

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Conceived by Studio Swine designers, Alexander Groves and Asuza Murakami, Can City is Social design project at its best. The heart of this projects lies on the designers desire to celebrate Catadores- aluminum can collectors- in Brazil and to uplift their

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