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Hong Kong Conference Report: Section 5 (English)

Environmental journalism has flourished in China over the past decade. Hundreds of reporters produced thousands of news stories and television documentaries covering subjects from the looming shortage of water resources to the endangered species in the wilderness. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, environmental reporting also has come a long way. Working closely with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), environmental reporters have helped forge not only an environmental consciousness, but also a political activism that pressures the Hong Kong and Taiwanese governments for change.

Hong Kong Conference Report: Section 6 (English)

Section 6 features the work of various environmental NGOs in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Conference Report: Part 1 (Chinese)

Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 1 (Chinese).

Hong Kong Conference Report: Part 2 (Chinese)

Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 2 (Chinese).

Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity

Seventy-seven million Pakistanis are going hungry, and 45 million are malnourished. Weather, resource shortages, and conflict all intensify Pakistan's food insecurity. This new publication examines Pakistan's food woes from a variety of angles. Edited by Michael Kugelman and Robert M. Hathaway. 

Enough! Emerging U.S. and African Leadership on Food Security

"Looking into the eyes of someone dying of hunger becomes the disease of the soul," remarked Roger Thurow, one of the authors of Enough! Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. On Wednesday, July 29, Thurow was joined by co-author and fellow Wall Street Journal Reporter Scott Kilman, as well as Franklin Moore of the US Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau and Ambassador Bockari Stevens, the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States, for an engaging presentation and discussion centered on food security and agricultural development in Africa.

The Health of Ethiopia: An Update by Ethiopia's Health Minister

Dr. Tedros Adhanom presented his remarks upon U.S.-Ethiopian Health Partnerships; Recent Health Innovations; and the Health-Related Impacts of the Food, Fuel, and Finance Crises.

Dr. Adhanom reflected on the legacy of U.S.-Ethiopian partnerships in health, particularly under PEPFAR, and Ethiopia's recent major health policy innovations. He also spoke about Ethiopia's looming health challenges in the face of rising food and fuel costs, and the current global financial crisis.

Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

On December 12th, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program joined the Open Society Institute in sponsoring an event to discuss the destabilizing impact of conflict during the 90s and the early years of this decade on Liberia. Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discussed the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.

Briefing on the Humanitarian Impact of Drought in the Horn of Africa

The Africa Program and the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Wilson Center are pleased to join Islamic Relief in inviting you to a special briefing on recent developments in the humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. Hany Abdel Gawad El Banna and Seyed Rizwan Mowlana will present the findings of a recent assessment conducted by Islamic Relief in late March, which covered drought-stricken regions of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan.

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