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2014-03-06 12:22:14

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) have announced today the selection of four multi-partner research initiatives aimed at tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa and Asia. Funded under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program, a seven-year, $70 million research initiative, this work takes a fresh approach to...

2013-06-03 08:20:08

COLCHESTER, England, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The LIFESAVER(R) cube is the latest addition to the LIFESAVER(R) family, developed for humanitarian crises and natural disasters. The LIFESAVER(R) cube is a compact and robust product optimised for the humanitarian sector because of its simplicity of manufacture, transportability, and ease of use. Each cube is able to produce 5 tonnes of sterile drinking water, where you need it, when you need it. The LIFESAVER(R) cube...

2013-03-28 04:21:34

4.1million British pounds Sterling DFID Grant to Support Programme to Improve Energy and Water Services in the Developing World LONDON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced the launch of the Mobile Enabled Community Services (MECS) programme, which leverages mobile technology and infrastructure to help improve access to basic energy and water services in underserved communities. The new programme is supported by a £4.1million grant from the UK Government's...

2011-02-27 17:00:00

Co-funded grants aim to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as world food prices mount LONDON and SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a coordinated effort to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries by supporting agricultural research projects to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes. DFID and the foundation will work together...

2010-03-11 03:00:00

Housed at the World Bank, CGAP Technology Program working for poor people to get safe ways to send, receive, and save money WASHINGTON and LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CGAP, an independent microfinance center based at the World Bank, today announced a new partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to expand ongoing global efforts to use information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phones, to increase access to basic...

2009-02-24 11:02:00

New support will accelerate development of new tools to help women protect themselves from HIV SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received a total of US $130 million in grants from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reinforcing the global commitment to address the HIV epidemic in women. Globally, 7,000 new cases of HIV...