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  • Thomson Reuters Fdn
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Past articles by Manipadma:

Q&A: Achieving Sustainable Goals: “In the End it is All About People. If People Want, it Will Happen.”

Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Environment, Featured, Global, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Economy, Headlines, Population, Projects, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation Q&A: Achieving Sustainable Goals: “In the End it is All About People. If People Want, it Will Happen.” Manipadma Jena interviews the Deputy… → Read More

Q&A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?

Asia-Pacific, Development & Aid, Environment, Europe, Featured, Gender, Headlines, Health, Natural Resources, Population, Poverty & SDGs, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation Q&A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource? Manipadma Jena interviews the executive director of the Stockholm International Water… → Read More

When a Grass Towers over the Trees

Aid, Asia-Pacific, Climate Change, Combating Desertification and Drought, Development & Aid, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Global, Green Economy, Headlines, Natural Resources, Poverty & SDGs, Projects, Water & Sanitation When a Grass Towers over the Trees This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day… → Read More

Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

From cash to buy bicycles to jobs that avoid early marriage, solar mini-grid power is giving Uttar Pradesh women choices → Read More

Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

From cash to buy bicycles to jobs that avoid early marriage, solar mini-grid power is giving Uttar Pradesh women choices → Read More

Kenya: Plastic Recycling Aims to Cure Turtle Tummy-Ache On Kenya's Coast

Could cleaning up ocean plastic save wildlife and create jobs? → Read More

Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Global, Green Economy, Headlines, Health, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Natural Resources, Population, Poverty & SDGs, Water & Sanitation Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?” IPS correspondent Manipadma Jena interviews the Executive Director of United Nations Environment ERIK… → Read More

How Distressed Rural Migrants Shelter in Cities

Flood and drought often drive the rural poor to cities. Those who are landless often stay on. Risking lives under the open sky, they hope a city’s many work opportunities will help them survive somehow. → Read More

FEATURE-With masks and flair, Indian dance aims to spur audiences to climate action

"You get goosebumps, (you're) in awe when it ends" By Manipadma Jena KOLKATA, India, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plenty of words have been written and spoken about climate change. But residents of Kolkata and other Indian cities are being given the opportunity to get to grips with the issue in a new way: via dance and music. Ekonama: The Beginning in the End is a contemporary dance work… → Read More

Africa: The Urbanization of Malnutrition

Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns. → Read More

The Urbanisation of Malnutrition

Poor shelter, lack of sanitation and hygiene in slums, and insufficient family and community support further compound the problems of the urban poor. → Read More

The Urbanization of Malnutrition

Asia-Pacific, Combating Desertification and Drought, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Migration & Refugees, Population, Poverty & SDGs The Urbanization of Malnutrition While Kuala Lumpur boasts islands of artificial rainforest, one of the fastest growing urbanized agglomerations stretching 2,245 sq.km around it, with 7.4 million people, has lost all ancient rainforests to… → Read More

Armed with wet sacks, India's poorest try to beat extreme heat

Facing worsening heatwaves - and with little access to power - India's poor look for low-cost ways to stay cool → Read More

Indian Journalist’s Murder: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship?

Armed Conflicts, Asia-Pacific, Crime & Justice, Democracy, Featured, Headlines, Human Rights, Press Freedom Indian Journalist’s Murder: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship? BHUBANESWAR, India, Sep 7 2017 (IPS) - Dauntlessly crusading against curbs on freedom of speech, fifty-five-year-old Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her very doorstep in Bengaluru city on the evening… → Read More

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

Asia-Pacific, Biodiversity, Development & Aid, Education, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Poverty & SDGs One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands An ethnic matriarch in India's biodiversity-rich Sikkim State in the Himalayan foothills. She is a repository of traditional knowledge on plants both for food and medicinal… → Read More

The Journey of the Humble Millet, From Tribal Farms to Dinner Tables

Native varieties of millet which can grow in drought-like conditions are making a comeback thanks to the indigenous Dognria Kondh community in Odisha and its growing traction among affluent consumers for their many health benefits. → Read More

Killer heatwaves set for dramatic rise, researchers warn

As climate change picks up pace, "for heatwaves, our options are now between bad or terrible," says one researcher By Manipadma Jena BHUBANESWAR, India, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one in three people around the world is already exposed to deadly heatwaves, and that will rise to nearly half of people by 2100 even if the world moves aggressively to cut climate-changing… → Read More

When Women Have Land Rights, the Tide Begins to Turn

Legal protections for indigenous and rural women to own and manage property are inadequate or missing in 30 low- and middle-income countries → Read More

When Will Land Rights for South Asian Women Become a Reality?

While Meghalaya’s ancient culture empowers indigenous women with land ownership, legal protections to own and manage property are missing. → Read More

Trolling of Women Journalists Threatens Free Press

Female journalists, bloggers and other media actors disproportionally experience gender-related threats on the internet, which impacts their safety and future online activities. → Read More