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Education has been at the forefront of the political battles and conflicts that have plagued Afghanistan over the past few decades.
Changing political ideologies have taken a toll on all students as the entire Afghan education system including its staff, buildings, curricula, and attendance, was wiped out.
The current Afghan government has made service delivery a priority to promote social cohesion and trust in public institutions and pave the way for growth and jobs.
But despite these efforts, Afghanistan has been experiencing increased fragility.
Schools across Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to floods, cyclones and earthquakes. How can the country mitigate and respond to the risks of these natural hazards? By using the GeoDASH platform - a geospatial data sharing platform - the Directorate of Primary Education of Bangladesh has assessed 35,000 schools with respect to the type of infrastructure, water and sanitation facilities, access to roads, and overall capacity during natural disasters.
Colombia se convierte en ejemplo mundial en un proceso inédito que hasta ahora ha restituido más de 302.000 hectáreas a campesinos desplazados por el conflicto armado
¿Sabía que más de la mitad de los conflictos del planeta están relacionados con la tierra? Colombia no es excepción. De hecho, fue el primer país del mundo en restituir tierras durante el conflicto que afectó al país por varias décadas y dejó a miles de colombianos sin sus terrenos.
6 countries and 40+ private sector partners create coalition to fast track climate action across the Caribbean
• Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, President of the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar today announced the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator.