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Speech by UK’s Justine Greening: Beyond aid – development priorities from 2015

Thank you for that introduction. And thank you to our hosts Standard Chartered and Omidyar Network. Both of your organisations do fantastic work spreading opportunity, investing in entrepreneurship and driving sustainable growth across the developing world. I know Standard Chartered also support some really valuable community investment programmes: tackling blindness,...
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UK hosts international conference on clean cooking

An international conference examining the health and environmental impacts of cooking with solid fuels on traditional cookstoves and open fires is being held in London today by the Department for International Development (DFID), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance). The World Health Organization...
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Breaking the cycle of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

The government has appointed a consortium of leading anti-FGM campaigners to deliver a global campaign to end FGM/C. Those involved include: Equality Now and FORWARD Options Consultancy Services Ogilvy Africa Advocacy International The consortium will support the growing movement within Africa to end the harmful practice. International Development Minister Lynne...
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Britain to provide tents and medical aid to South Sudan

The £12.5 million commitment will provide immediate supplies and support to key organisations operating in South Sudan, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and UN agencies. The UK has also activated the Rapid Response Facility to provide swift additional support through a number of pre-approved organisations. Announcing the...
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UK promotes business links in east Africa to end poverty

Britain will forge a new partnership between east Africa, leading businesses and the London Stock Exchange Group to boost development in the region, Justine Greening announced as she headed DFID’s first business delegation. Accompanied by senior representatives of 18 British and international businesses and social enterprises, the UK’s International Development...
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Discovery Communications teams up with UK government to give girls an education

Discovery Communications, home of the Discovery Channel, has teamed up with the Department for International Development (DFID) to improve the life chances of marginalised girls living in Africa, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced today on International Day of the Girl. Discovery Communications is investing £12.3 million into girls’...
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