How M-Pesa is changing everyday life in Kenya

By | 2017-08-03T12:58:39+00:00 July 31st 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCY|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mobile money has revolutionised the lives of many people in the Global South, most of all the ones living in difficult economic circumstances. The M-Pesa service in Kenya is one of these success stories. Judith Owigar describes how it helps making basic services like water and energy available to citizens.

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Sustainability in the urban realm – current challenges in the German context

By | 2017-06-01T13:19:14+00:00 June 1st 2017|Categories: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCY|Tags: , , , , |

The factory and power plant chimneys which once belched smoke, blighting our urban landscapes, have largely disappeared. Our rivers are no longer open sewers, and quality of urban life has improved immeasurably. Where centres of heavy industry once polluted the environment, there are now eco-friendly cities – like Essen, the European Green Capital. So is it all good in Germany? This question was also discussed at the Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development on 29 May.

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