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2013-05-27 08:20:36

BAODING, China, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), is a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar". In a statement jointly released with Solar Roof Systems, Kingspan and Atama Solar Energy, the Company announced that together they have raised a total of 24,000 Euro for SolarAid,...

2013-05-24 23:15:21

The project addresses five pressing agricultural development challenges and the teams, comprising Southern Researchers and senior researchers from across the globe have produced policy research papers, policy briefs and documentaries, which showcase the ground realities of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The GDN project, Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, commissioned ten country research...

2013-05-08 16:29:23

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an estimated 2.5 billion people living in 500 million smallholder farm households in the developing world, agricultural production plays a powerful role in poverty reduction. A new paper by CGAP, Segmentation of Smallholder Households, differentiates this large and diverse population of smallholder farmers into three segments determined by commonalities in how they engage with markets and how those markets are organized. (Photo:...

2013-05-08 16:25:16

"Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce," Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Created by BLACK ENTERPRISE COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, present "Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce." The...

World’s Major Development Banks Take A Closer Look At Earth Observation
2013-04-30 11:55:03

ESA International development banks often invest in regions where projects can be difficult to monitor and evaluate. Earth-observing satellites are proving to be important tools for the development sector. From 800 km high, satellites enable objective observations consistently over space and time. They can detect changes in land cover, monitor water quality and identify pollutants, evaluate the health of a coral reef or help assess how coastal zones are influenced by sea-level rise....

2013-04-29 12:30:34

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today ACDI/VOCA's 11,000(th) volunteer returns from Lebanon, fresh from training farmers on a market information system. Such specialized ACDI/VOCA volunteers have traveled to 130 countries over the past 42 years. Their expertise has ranged from artichoke production to product packaging, from rural finance to slaughterhouse management, from animal breeding to coffee cupping. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120308/DC67185LOGO-b)...

2013-04-29 12:29:08

$30 Million to Gates Foundation to Bolster Global Polio Eradication Initiative RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global (Registered in Lebanon) that is chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, supported the first Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi, April 24-25, 2013, which was held in partnership with HH General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE...

2013-04-26 12:22:03

STERLING, Va., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Milepoint frequent flier community have teamed up with the nonprofit Zidisha Microfinance to raise over $1 million in charitable microloans for disadvantaged, internet-savvy individuals in the world's poorest locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130426/NE02598LOGO) Zidisha is the world's first direct person-to-person lending service to offer direct interaction between individual lenders and borrowers across the...

2013-04-09 16:23:15

ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case studies narrating effective community-led solutions to development challenges in seven countries have been released, Counterpart International announced. www.Counterpart.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) The eight case studies - which focus on Afghanistan, Armenia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Turkmenistan and Vietnam - highlight a mix of strategies and techniques from ecotourism...

2013-04-09 12:30:21

Alwaleed Foundation Pledges $30 Million to Global Polio Eradication Initiative RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global (Registered in Lebanon), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) in a unique partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, co-chaired by Mr. Bill Gates to bolster the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation...