Astrid Zweynert, allAfrica.com

Astrid Zweynert

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Stanardsville, VA, United States

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Past articles by Astrid:

Africa: UN Urban Chief On Mission to Reform and Make Cities Better for Women

With cities facing their fastest growth ever, the head of the United Nations' agency for urban development is on a mission - to revitalise the organisation and ensure people, particularly women, are central to future planning. → Read More

Energy access for all needed for 'true democracy' in India

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian street vendor taught Harish Hande his most important financial lesson and sent him on a mission to create affordable energy solutions that work for the poorest people in the world's largest democracy. → Read More

Blockchain key tool for driving social impact

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two thirds of companies and organizations using blockchain to drive social impact say the technology is an improvement over other methods used to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges, a report published on Thursday showed. → Read More

INTERVIEW - Technology holds promise, but no silver bullet for land rights – World Bank

"While technology can help, it will not solve every problem if used in isolation," - senior World Bank economist, Klaus Deininger By Astrid Zweynert WASHINGTON, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New technology has unleashed a wave of opportunities to secure formal land rights for hundreds of millions of people, but it is not a solve-all solution in countries with weak institutions, said a… → Read More

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land

Traditional leaders or judges often exclude women from inheriting land based on discriminatory cultural practices, wrongly believing these are Islamic principles → Read More

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land

Traditional leaders or judges often exclude women from inheriting land based on discriminatory cultural practices, wrongly believing these are Islamic principles → Read More

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land

Traditional leaders or judges often exclude women from inheriting land based on discriminatory cultural practices, wrongly believing these are Islamic principles → Read More

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land

Traditional leaders or judges often exclude women from inheriting land based on discriminatory cultural practices, wrongly believing these are Islamic principles → Read More

Unilever lays bare palm oil supply chain in rare industry move

The $62 billion palm oil industry has been plagued by concerns about deforestation and human rights abuses in countries such as Indonesia → Read More

Unilever lays bare palm oil supply chain in rare industry move

The $62 billion palm oil industry has been plagued by concerns about deforestation and human rights abuses in countries such as Indonesia → Read More

From grey to green: smokestack cities power to bright future

Essen, once a coal and steel city known as Germany's → Read More

Luxurious London mansion on sale for 18 mln pounds

Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables individuals to transfer value to each other and pay for goods and services, bypassing banks and the mainstream financial ... → Read More

Learn from indigenous people to fight climate change, says Swedish aid chief

At least a quarter of the world's carbon stored in tropical forests is found in territories managed by indigenous people → Read More

INTERVIEW -Justice, not just money, should drive fairer land rights

By Astrid Zweynert STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drive for a fairer world has to be at the heart of the fight for indigenous and ... → Read More

INTERVIEW -Justice, not just money, should drive fairer land rights

By Astrid Zweynert STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drive for a fairer world has to be at the heart of the fight for indigenous and ... → Read More

EXPERT VIEWS-Why do land rights matter to communities and companies?

More than half of land rights conflicts in the developing world are not resolved → Read More

INTERVIEW-UN says land rights defenders gagged, criminalised

"It's like a silent epidemic that is being used as a way to oppress land rights defenders" By Astrid Zweynert STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land rights activists are facing a "silent epidemic" - criminalised and gagged by companies eager to exploit the wealth of natural resources in indigenous territories, a United Nations expert said on Thursday. Measures include false charges… → Read More

INTERVIEW-UN says land rights defenders gagged, criminalised

"It's like a silent epidemic that is being used as a way to oppress land rights defenders" By Astrid Zweynert STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land rights activists are facing a "silent epidemic" - criminalised and gagged by companies eager to exploit the wealth of natural resources in indigenous territories, a United Nations expert said on Thursday. Measures include false charges… → Read More

First global funding pact launched to secure indigenous land rights

By Astrid ZweynertSTOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people under threat from companies seeking to develop their land for agricultur → Read More

First global funding pact launched to secure indigenous land rights

Indigenous people and rural communities have customary claims to two thirds of the world's land but are legally recognised as holding only 10 percent → Read More