Kenya’s female mountain climbers

In Kenya, more and more women enjoy mountain climbing and hope to inspire the next generation of female mountaineers.

Scientific research

Making the most of Lake Bosomtwe

German and Ghanaian scientists are cooperating to involve local people more in protecting a UNESCO biosphere reserve

Land use conflicts

Pressure on wildlife in Uganda

In Uganda, nature, herders and farmers compete for land resources. Better planning is needed – and it must involve local communities

Climate crisis

Smart technologies in the fight against the climate crisis

Economic innovations and digitalisation are central to holding back climate change and mitigating its impacts, particularly in low-income countries


Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times


International community misses maritime protection target

International agreements endorse notion of sustainable blue economy

Ocean life

“Blue economy” is more than a catch word

Humanity depends on maritime resources and must exploit them sustainably


Travelling close to home

Zambia’s travel industry is pinning its hopes on building up domestic tourism

Hard-hit country

Resilience tested once again

Nepal's government may need to reconsider its development strategy due to Covid-19 crisis

History preservation

Reclaiming a legacy

Brazil aims to preserve the historical legacy of Quilombos, communities of escaped slaves

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