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  • AIDF Asia Summit 2018

    More than 2 million people - an average of 43,000 per year - have been killed by natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 1970, according to the latest United Nations' figures. The region accounts for 57 percent of the global death toll from natural disasters since 1970. The principal causes were earthquakes and storms, followed by floods. In 2016, disasters caused about 5,000 deaths and economic losses worth $77 billion in the region, home to 60 percent of the world's population and its most disaster-prone area.

    Natural disasters displaced 60.4 million people globally between 2013 and 2015 - more than half were in Asia-Pacific, including in the Philippines (15 million people), China (13.1 million) and India (9.2 million). Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific need to invest $26 trillion in infrastructure from 2016 to 2030, or $1.7 trillion per year, if the region is to maintain its growth momentum, eradicate poverty, and respond to climate change, according to the Asian Development Bank

    To assist South Asia with post disaster response due to the recent flooding and population displacements in the region, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP), to provide US $12 million to support early recovery efforts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.

  • The Sustainable Development Festival

    On May 22nd 2017 the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile - ASviS) launched the first Sustainable Development Festival (Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile) which ran for 17 days and featured over 200 events throughout the country. It was the first of its kind in Italy.

    From May 22nd to June 7th 2018, ASviS relaunches the initiative with a new and renovated edition to spread the culture of sustainable development, foster dialogue and celebrate innovative ideas and solutions, with new formats and contents. The second edition will feature hundreds of events aimed at promoting transformation and engaging civil society, while supporting at the same time the country’s leaders with new proposals to bring Italy on a sustainable development path. More than 180 civil society organizations, several Italian universities and different stakeholders engaged in contributing to the 2030 Agenda, will take part in awareness-raising campaigns and will contribute by launching their own events across the peninsula, North through South. 

  • CRANES AND CULTURE

    The International Crane Foundation is hosting a series of Cranes and Culture events this visitor season. The first event is Saturday, April 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Cranes and Culture Art Series will educate visitors by offering a series of complimentary monthly workshops led by local artists.

    Each month the International Crane Foundation will feature a different local artist who will showcase their work – everything from photography to painting and dance. The artists will present educational workshops to inspire visitors to express themselves artistically, explore cultural connections, and teach participants how art can protect our natural world.

    The Cranes and Culture Art Series is a free event. Visitors will not have to pay admission fees to see the artists. The art series will be accessible to everyone interested in learning more about cranes and art.

    More info at https://bit.ly/2ImlhSS

  • 14° GIORNATA NAZIONALE DEL NASO ROSSO

    I volontari clown VIP,  durante la Giornata del Naso Rosso,  indossano il camice identificativo di VIP Italia con la scritta “Viviamo in Positivo” sulla schiena, colletto rosso e maniche rigate (bianche e verdi / bianche e gialle) e hanno il tesserino identificativo.  Solo i volontari VIP sono autorizzati alla raccolta fondi della Giornata del Naso Rosso ® il 20 maggio 2018.

    Tutti i fondi raccolti alla G.N.R. finanziano i progetti di VIP “ViviamoInPositivo” ITALIA ONLUS. I 4500 clown VIP sono volontari delle 59 associazioni federate a VIP ITALIA Onlus che costantemente portano il loro sorriso negli ospedali e nelle case di riposo in tutta Italia. Nel 2017 sono state più di

  • International Journalism Festival 2018

    The IJF is the biggest annual media event in Europe, every April in Perugia, Italy. The 2017 festival had 287 sessions and 693 speakers in the 5-day programme. All IJF venues are situated in the setting of the historic town centre of Perugia. This edition (the twelfth edition) will be from 11 to 15 April 2018.

    For more info and the full program please visit at https://www.journalismfestival.com/programme/2018

  • RUN 4 PARKINSON'S

    Torna l'appuntamento con la Run for Parkinson's a Perugia, a Pian di Massiano il 25 aprile, negli spazi adiacenti al Bocciodromo partiranno le varie attività: 



    - Corsa Podistica 8.7 Km - percorso omologato FIDAL (Competitiva)

    consegna pettorali la mattina della gara ore 8.45;

    Partenza ore 9.45;

    info 347.0826009 www.dreamrunners.it r4p.perugia@dreamrunners.it



    - Corsa Podistica 8.7 Km - CSI Perugia

    consegna pettorali la mattina della gara ore 8.45;
    Partenza ore 9.45;
    075.5003584 info@csi.it

    - Camminata o Nordic Walking 7Km circa - Piedibus del Benessere
    Consegna pettorali 8.30;

  • Climate Smart Agriculture Summit

    Climate Smart Agriculture will unite over 300 key UN Agencies, NGOS, Investors, Donors, Government Officials, Agricultural Associations and the private sector to explore policy updates, best practice and innovations for CSA in Africa. Through providing the insight of key decision makers and influencers, and offering valuable networking opportunities, the forum will help mobilise the necessary resources and networks to fast-track Africa climate resilient strategy to agriculture.

    Why now, Why Africa?

    • Food demand will increase by over 60% by 2050.

    • The Agricultural industry is the second largest contributor to global emissions, but the most vulnerable sector to Climate Change

    • African countries are disproportionally affected by the effects of climate change

    • By 2080, due to climate change, it is likely that 75% of the African population will be at risk of hunger

    • Six million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa will be empowered by 2021 through Climate Smart Agriculture practices, approaches and systems.

    Why Climate-Smart?

    CSA addresses the relationship between agriculture and poverty and climate change and agriculture. CSA opens up new funding opportunities for agricultural development, by allowing the sector to tap into climate finance for adaptation and mitigation.

     

    More info at http://www.csa-africa.aidforum.org/

     

  • Nominations are now open for the Project of the Year Showcase and Award

    Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award. Collaboration is paramount for the success of Africa’s future climate resilient strategy. From Governments, Donors, NGOS and the Private Sector, differing organisations must work together to form new partnerships that improve productivity, resilience and efficiency while lowering carbon output.

    The Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award 2018 will recognise outstanding projects which unite multiple stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem, with the shared goal of establishing or furthering Climate Smart Agriculture initiatives. The nominees will be judged on their innovation, proven impact and project longevity. Nominations will close on the 17th April 2018 and the