Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Launch Global “Rise” Program to Find the Next Generation of Leaders and Support Them for Life

Youth Talent Program Supported by Eric and Wendy Schmidt Seeks Extraordinary 15-17-Year-Olds Committed to Tackling World’s Most Pressing Issues NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Schmidt Futures, in partnership with The Rhodes Trust, announced today the opening of applications for Rise, a new global talent program to find outstanding young people who need opportunity, and […]

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Flooding in East Africa: The impacts on and implications for cities in East Africa, with a case study of Dar es Salaam

African cities are among the fastest growing globally. Mass migration and the resultant urban sprawl have created cities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. One of the primary climate-related risks they face is the destruction and harm caused by flooding. Growing populations, a lack of infrastructure and limited vegetation leads to increased […]

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Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass to the World Food Programme Executive Board

Your excellencies, Secretary General, and distinguished colleagues, I would like to thank David Beasley and the World Food Programme for this important discussion. First, let me reiterate my congratulations to WFP and to David on the well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize. Your work on the frontlines is critical in addressing food insecurity and supporting the livelihoods […]

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