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Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership

“A lot of people probably don’t think that an organization with a name like ‘World Wildlife Fund’ [WWF] would have a program on population, health, and the environment,” said WWF’s Tom Dillon at the Wilson Center, but actually it is very natural.

Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors

H.E. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi – Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Governor of Rivers State

H.E. Ibrahim Shehu Shema – Governor of Katsina State

H.E. Liyel Imoke – Governor of Cross River State

H.E. Gabriel Suswam – Governor of Benue State

H.E. Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha – Governor of Imo State

H.E. Ibikunle Amosun – Governor of Ogun State

Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons From U.S. and Japanese Assistance

Note: The event webcast breaks at 12:15 p.m. and resumes at 2:15 p.m.

Issue 22: Coffee and Community: Combining Agribusiness and Health in Rwanda

Rwanda, "the land of a thousand hills," is also the land of 10 million people, making it the most densely populated country in Africa. In issue 22 of ESCP's FOCUS series, author Irene Kitzantides describes the SPREAD Project's integration of agribusiness development with community health care and education, including family planning. She outlines the project's successes and challenges in its efforts to simultaneously improve both the lives and livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families.