These Yemenis remained committed to improve their livelihoods, despite limited electricity, telecommunications and internet.
It’s the spirit of volunteerism in Karbala that is enabling access to food for the most vulnerable families living in 55 neighbourhoods across Karbala.
“One teaspoon of honey each day will ensure a healthy life,” says Farman as we watch a golden waterfall form a pool on the plate.
“I started taking photos to capture the beauty of Kurdistan's nature, but also to document the adversity of the people living in this region.”
“If we are all educated equally, every generation will be a smart generation,” girl, 14 years old.
To neighbours in the communities of Azadi and Sirwan, in northern Iraq, paved roads mean much more than improved accessibility for cars. Once loose dust and rock, the road network connecting homes and markets posed a hazard for children during the regions season of heavy rainfall.
On the banks of the Diyala River, the provincial capital of Ba’aqubah swelters at a mid-summer high of 44 degrees Celsius. As the wind picks up over the warmer months, pedestrians battle the dust and dry heat; moving around the city can be tough.
“We heard children singing ISIL songs, and saw them role play executions in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp playground. We were distributing humanitarian aid. It was then that I realized, if we don’t do anything about this … a new, more extremist generation will be born,” Ziena, 27 years old.
Accelerating and incubating business for the SDGs, A Q&A with Artak Melkonyan, COO of UNDP SDG Innovative Finance
Social enterprises and impact ventures are critical to the achievement of the SDGs, offering innovative technological solutions and sustainable business models that address the numerous social and environmental challenges we face today. But how can we support their set-up, scale-up and successful operation?
“We have been patient, and persistent and good at our jobs,” starts Kate Goodman, winemaker for Penley Estate. “I don’t think gender makes you a better or a lesser winemaker,” adds Ang Tolley, sister to Bec, sisters descending from the Penfold-Tolley lineage.
“Negative stories shape opinions and generate hatred towards Indigenous Australians. We need more positive and unbiased stories on Indigenous Australians to help unite the nation and create a better country for all who live in it,” starts Dean Foley, founder and voice of Indigipreneur – a podcast self-mandated to tell the stories of Indigenous entrepreneurs.