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Breathing New Life into the Independent Fishing Fleet

by Heather Grant.

In July 2015, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans made an important announcement for the independence of Canadian fisherman and the rural economy. 969 more words

Cellphones' ambiguous effects on rural households in Western Kenya (2015, Article)

“Never at ease”: Cellphones, multilocational households, and the metabolic rift in western Kenya

Agriculture and Human Values (Dec. 2015) DOI: 10.1007/s10460-015-9654-3
Download the pdf from my ResearchGate site… 372 more words


Countdown day 12 – SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

“The SDG on water creates a ripple effect across the other SDGs with clear linkages to inequalities, infant mortality, school enrolment, food, energy, poverty reduction, health and environmental sustainability.” 746 more words

Rio Centre


In India millions of people live in and around the forests, but have no legal right to their homes, lands or livelihoods. The power over the forests and its resources vests in the hands of few government officials and as a result there is degradation of forests and exploitation of community forest rights of people. 910 more words


Restoring broken communities in the Great Lakes Region

The Genocide in Rwanda, civil war in Burundi and a series of brutal and protracted wars in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have scarred Africa’s Great Lakes Region and its people. 573 more words


Flames of support

Last week I was fervently campaigning for lighting a candle in support of asylum seekers and refugees. The idea was warmly embraced by a number of friends and acquaintances and so on Sunday evening, at 9pm, in front of our houses, we lit up the dark and prayed for the refugees’ peaceful journeys to safety and remembered those who have perished at sea. 308 more words



Designing a ceramic jewellery collection for Stone Crest’s special projects.

Having work with various ceramic artisans as well as  a fairly large handmade beads and ceramics workshop in Kenya has given me  a lot of experience.  223 more words