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Tuesday
Jun292010

PlayPumps Water Promise Drying Up in Africa

Updated June 29, 2010. We were momentarily thrilled to update our original Jan. 29, 2009 story on PlayPumps, again the subject of PBS Frontline tonight

Unfortunately, the Frontline investigation Southern Africa: Troubled Water is a focus on all that has gone with this fabulous concept of delivering water in South Africa.  A huge multi-media fundraising effect, PlayPumps ran before it could walk. Like many businesses that grow too fast, PlayPump ran into technical and quality problems. 

Featured at the 2006 Clinton Global Initiative, PlayPump received $10 million in US funding and a strong endorsement from JZ, once the Case Foundation got involved. (Steve Case, AOL)

“I feel that the intention was always positive and always well meant,” says Kristina Gubic, the former communications manager of PlayPumps International South Africa, “but that we could have been less focused on achieving quantity and more focused on getting it right from the outset, rather than the pressure to roll out as many pumps as you can.” via PBS Frontline

Reporter Amy Costello reports that PlayPump founder Trevor Field is interviewed in the program, about its problems. In May 2009, the board of PlayPumps International-US brought in a new CEO. 

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Saturday
Jun262010

'The Places We Live': Four Monumental Slums Typify 'Home' for More Than One Billion People

Jonas Bendiksen INDIA. Mumbai. 2006. A girl walks along a water pipe in the Industrial Area of Dharavi. Although it functions as a throroughfare through this area of the slum, the water in the pipes is headed for the more affluent southern areas of the city.In 2008, for the first time in human history, more people lived in cities than in rural areas. One-third of these urban dwellers—more than one billion people—resided in slums. That number is expected to rise substantially: the United Nations forecasts that the number of slum dwellers will double to two billion people within the next 25 years. Poverty is urbanizing at breakneck speed, and there are few overarching plans to address how cities can accommodate this rapid influx of humans.

“Kampongs”, Indonesia. “We are all scavengers here. We live under the bridge, about 40 of us. I came here 7 years ago when there were no lights, no electricity. Now it is much better. I brought in my friends, cousins, nephews and neighbours. We are all here together with one common goal. We want to work, so we can eat… Most people think trash is disgusting. We don’t say no to it as long as we can feed our families.”

Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen has lived with families in four major global slums:

  • Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dharavi in Mumbai, India
  • The ‘barrios’ of Caracas, Venezuela
  • The ‘kampongs’ of Jakarta, Indonesia

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Thursday
Jun172010

Princes Harry and William Express Major 'Heart' in Lesotho

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Tournament returns to Governors Island on June 27th, 2010. 

Money raised from the match goes towards the American Friends Sentebale, which supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa.

Prince Harry. who founded the charity that honors his mother, after befriending the country and returning often after his first visit to Lesotho in 2004,  attended the Governors Island Veuve Clicquot Polo Tournament last year.

We were reminded of Governors Island polo, looking at these photos of Princes William and Harry in Lesotho yesterday. 

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Thursday
Jun172010

Christy Turlington's Maternal Health 'No Woman No Cry' 

Christy Turlington and husband Ed Burns at Metropolitan Museum Costume Exhibit gala May 5, 2008Melinda Gates announced last week that the Gates foundation will invest $1.5 billion over the next five years to support maternal and child health, family planning and nutrition programs in developing. Most experts in the field agree that the deaths are preventable. 

Calling the initiative “her personal priority”, Melinda Gates says she plans to meet with leaders from donor nations, encouraging them to increase spending on child and maternal health. When the mother dies, the chances that her baby will not survive the first two years of life increases dramatically. 

Statistically, development experts agree that women are far more likely than men to invest available resources on their children’s education and welfare. When mothers are killed or left debilitated by childbirth, cycles of poverty and misery are particularly harsh for girl babies and young girls in the family. 

Christy Turlington’s ‘No Woman No Cry’

Christy Turlington Burns with fellow panelists at a CARE briefing, June 16, 2010, in Washington, D.C. (Amanda Lucidon for CARE)

I didn’t want it to feel like an advocacy film,” says Christy Turlington about her documentary “No Woman No Cry”, which also made its debut at last week’s conference on reproductive health. “I didn’t want it to feel like an advocacy film,” Turlington says, “I wanted it to be an advocacy tool.” That means “No Woman No Cry” is almost wholly free of development speak and policy recommendations. via The Daily Beast

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Sunday
May092010

Sexual Behavior | World Cup South Africa Games

Note that the photo used by the Global Post article doesn’t include any dark-skinned women. The prostitutes are actually women of every nationality and skin color. South Africa’s Drug Central Authority estimates 40,000 sex workers from Russia, the Congo, Nigeria and more countries will cater to the wide taste spectrum of some 400,000 mostly guy visitors to the June 2010 World Cup soccer games, running June 11-July 11, 2010. 

Carol Allais of the University of South Africa, UNISA, says such claims are exaggerated and alarmist.

Even President Jacob Zuma — himself a polygamist, father of at least 20 children and an infamous condom skeptic — isn’t taking any frivolous chances with the World Cup. During his official visit to the United Kingdom in March, he asked the government to supply 1 billion extra condoms to South Africa before the upcoming tournament. via Global Post

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Wednesday
Apr282010

Profs Talk Drones | International Law to Congress

In Fall 2009, I watched a PBS FrontLine show Taking out the Taliban : Home for Dinner. It was chilling and a bit incomprehensible watching dad sit at a computer terminal by day — dropping bombs in Afghanistan — then coming home for dinner in Las Vegas.

A colonel in the show spoke convincingly of his concerns about how not to lose detachment about the event itself. This is no video game. It’s war for real, and how does one stay engaged and objective, when s(he’s) dropping bombs halfway around the world, in the safety of the Las Vegas dessert.

War by remote: what do you think?

I thought of the FrontLine video reading this Wired article Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for ‘War Crimes,’ Law Prof Says.

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