Though scarred and decimated by the horrific 1994 genocide, Rwanda today is an example of how rapid post-war reconstruction can create new economic opportunities. But Rwanda’s main industry exporting commodities like coffee, tea, tin, and wolframite, cannot sustain the phenomenal surge in the country’s population — youth under 35 years old account for nearly 40% of the overall population.
The island of Idjwi is a heaven of peace at the east of DRC, its isolation preventing it from being involved in the region's conflicts. Yet this small territory is also the most populated, which entails a number of economic and environmental challenges.
There is no shortage of water on the planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in the stuff. But 97 percent of this is salty ocean water. The remaining freshwater is mostly found in the form of ice, leaving precious little available for human use.
Valverde, de 160 mil habitantes, se destaca por la producción y exportación de banano, lo que genera 15.000 empleos directos. Sin embargo, la cantidad de mujeres productoras con fincas propias es muy limitado. A través de la creatividad, Renata y otras mujeres buscaron una alternativa para generar ingresos a partir de este producto.
In a student hostel in Jalalabad, Afghanistan something extraordinary is taking place. A young woman sits on her hostel bed, bent over a textbook. This is Abida, and she is training to be a nurse in a country where most women haven't finished primary school.
Despite contributing significantly to the cultural identity of the diverse ethnic groups and nations that call the high mountain regions their home, the number of snow leopards is rapidly dwindling. In the 12 countries where they are currently found there are only an estimated 4,000 snow leopards left.